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Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Lawyers circling Leeds United and Football League like hungry vultures

Here we go, read all the latest today and you find the first mention of legal action, with Flowers preparing a case against the Football League should they approve Massimo as a fit and proper crook to take over a football club, on the basis that his convictions for fraud are "spent". And that's surely only the start.

Massimo clearly felt a deal had been struck at the end of last week, otherwise he wouldn't have been so stupid as to sack McDermott surely? The assurances must, therefore, have been pretty damn categorical, so should GFH Capital try to wriggle off the hook now, it would be amazing if a legal action didn't follow. We are now hearing that contracts were not exchanged, but Massimo would appear to have a pretty strong case given the public statement made by GFH Capital on the Official Site on Saturday which read:

"Following recent media reports and speculation, GFH Capital would like to confirm that it has agreed to sell a 75 per cent stake in the club to Eleonora Sport Ltd, a company owned by the Cellino family who have many years experience in football and who plan to invest substantially in the club including the re acquisition of Elland Road. Eleonora will be working on completing the required Football League approval."

Indeed, it would be no surprise if a legal challenge to any conversation between GFH Capital and Together Leeds & Sports Capita were to be issued sometime today. The waters have, of course, been muddied by the dual role of Haigh as Managing Director of Leeds United AFC and frontman for the Sports Capita bid. He is hardly neutral, and of course he is also an employee of GFH Capital into the bargain. Should Massimo miss out, there seems to be plenty of scope here for a legal challenge.

And then there's the matter of the Fit and Proper Person Test because should Massimo fail here, he can also allege bias because of the position of former Leeds C.E.O. Shaun Harvey at the Football League.

The last thing the club needs is a legal dispute over ownership as this could result in absolute turmoil and total inertia. How can you sign contracts if nobody knows who owns the club? But it's looking more and more likely that this is heading for the courts one way or another, because when the legal vultures spot a bleeding corpse, they circle and wait for the opportunity to feed their full.

17 comments:

  1. Some good point's hf. but Harvey was C.E.O not CHAIRMAN of Leeds!!!!

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  2. Your obsessed pal. Get a grip or get a life

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  3. U dont know when to stop do you.i want the club to go to the right people.on one hand we have haigh,pearson,and fuck nose who else,who havent got any more more money than gfh,and on the other we have a pasta loving twat,who wipes his arse with 5o pound notes....i cant make my fucking mind up...just spend some cash u muppets

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  4. SHUT THE FUCK UP hf! You're making yourself look an even bigger arsehole than you usually do with this one. GFH had agreed to sell to to Sport Capital for nigh on two months, before Cellino popped up. Ever bought/sold a house hf? IF so (big if) you'd know you can agree to buy or sell without the exchange of contracts, only when contracts are exchanged is deemed that the agreement is legally binding. Surely if you've owned/bought/sold property you'd know this already! Besides you're just rooting for the crook cos you know we don't want him.

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    1. I have bought many houses and I have never moved furniture in on the basis of an offer being accepted by the vendor. Nor have any of the vendors made an official announcement confirming the deal. Please show me the GFH Capital announcement that Sport Capita had bought the club, because I don't remember seeing it. I do, however, remember an exclusivity agreement being granted.

      I didn't announce that Massimo had bought the club, GFH Capital issued that statement on the Official Site, and the general inference was that it was a done deal subject to the Fit and Proper Person test. And I suspect that is the case, which is why Flowers is preparing a legal objection to Massimo being approved by the Football League.

      I am not a lawyer, but you can bet your life that the lawyers are circling as this article says and I would be amazed if one side or the other doesn't issue legal proceedings. I don't say which side will win here, but I fancy Massimo will end up in control of the club. And to be honest, though he is a dodgy Sicilian, I suspect he is the best bet for Leeds to move forward because he has money and he will pool Cagliari and Leeds United's playing resources aka the Pozzos at Watford.

      Had McDermott not been sacked, Leeds fans would have been happy to see Massimo take control. And there's only one thing for sure here, McDermott will be sacked one day, no matter who owns the club. So really Friar Brian is a side issue, the main concern should be who will pump most money into Leeds. And I think that's Massimo - Dirty Money for Dirty Leeds some might argue!

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    2. He is selling cagliari!!

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    3. here we go again,lying about how many houses you own.........

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    4. dirty Leeds? didn't west ham commit fraud by signing Tevez ?

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  5. Can't argue with the fact that the vultures are circling! hf there's a good number of LUFC fans who can see past the £ signs, I've never wanted Cellino in charge having looked him up as soon as his name was hinted at, he proved just wot kind of bloke he his last week trying to squeeze Festa in and by his illegal "jumping the gun actions" on Friday night, on these actions alone (never mind the fraud) he should not be deemed to be a fit and proper person to own the club. No hf, we don't need another dodgy bastard at our club. No manager would ever feel safe.

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  6. Hahahaha dirty money for dirty Leeds???? Lol if anyone's money is dirty its ures!!!! Seen as how its earnt from selling dildos !!!!! Which is ironic seen as how you have a team full of em!!!!!!

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  7. I think we should get the dirty money in...and try and resolve the McDermott issue, with an "ironfist" contract, so he can contractually stay (not be fired) as long as Leeds remain above a specified position in the league. Surely some lawyer can work that one out......

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  8. Carol lost appeal! Ha ha ha ha

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  9. can you explain to me what happened with west ham signing max gradel? you know after you devoted a full article to gloating about it.....haha you make yourself look a twat sometimes mr.armchair hammer

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  10. What's the chance of "No Ruddy Chance" waking up to a horse's head in his bed?

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  11. See wankpot andy red card upheld

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