According to Lorimer, the club are so lucky to have Master Bates on the bridge, and Leeds fans need not worry about what's going on, because Uncle Ken has the best interests of the club at heart. He isn't in this for himself! Perish the thought!
So Lorimer's advice is to be "patient". Well's that's bloody convenient isn't it, given fans and Warnock have been expressing frustration at the lack of activity in the transfer market? How convenient would it be if the mysterious "investors" preoccupied the minds of the fans until it was too late to do any costly business this summer, only for Bates still to be in charge at the start of the new season, blaming the unsettling speculation over the close season for the failure to strengthen the squad?
It's an uncomfortable possibility but this may all be a big smokescreen, a well orchestrated hoax.