And something similar happened in the offices of the Daily Mail last night. A desperate editor with column inches to fill, turned to a hack and said, "OK, Leeds, Forest, Al-Hasawi, Warnock, Take Overs - knock me off a story. Here's something from a few weeks back to base it on!"
Now we all do speculative - otherwise there would be very little to write on a day to day basis - but there's speculative and there's outright pulp fiction, and the Mail article falls very much into the latter category. Firstly Al-Hasawi hasn't bought Forest yet, it could be a Fake Sheik for all we know, or Al Murray. Secondly, the said non owning Sheik hasn't expressed an interest in Warnock. Thirdly, the claimed transfer embargo at Leeds pending a takeover has seen Leeds actively recruiting players. And fourthly, if the priority of the new owners of Leeds, if they exist, is to get out of the division, why would they sack Warnock as the article claims?
Talk about a Bubble & Squeak of a story!