Norris is 31, Drury is 33, Kenny is 34 and Varney is 30 in September. It's true that Pearce is only 24 but there is still a but...
Tell me, who were Norris, Varney and Pearce playing for last season? That would be Portsmouth. And where did Portsmouth finish in the table? They were relegated weren't they. True they suffered a points deduction but even without that, they would have finished in the bottom six.
So, you finish in mid table and you want to strengthen the team, what's the obvious thing to do? Plunder a third of a team that ended up relegated! Inspired!
There's nothing here to generate excitement is there? Green is possibly the best of the bunch and he has spent a career playing for clubs in mid table or below in the Championship. OK Leeds weren't great last season but will this lot make them better or is it a case of dross replacing dross?
One thing's for sure, the signings do not suggest that there is a Money Bags take over in the offing. You don't go shopping in a car boot sale when you know you are sitting on a lottery jackpot ticket!
In fact the closest Leeds look likely to get to money is Varney. His namesake Reg was the very first person to use an automated cash dispenser in the United Kingdom. You can hear Master Bates now! "You want money for transfers Neil? Pop down to Nat West and take fifty quid out of the cashpoint. Oops, sorry, they're not working at the moment are they?"