Nothing standing in the way of the deal? If that's the case, why the hell have GFH Capital requested an extension to the exclusivity agreement? And if other parties are interested, why the hell has Master Bates agreed to it?
There's something very rotten in the state of Bahrain if you ask me. King Ken is wandering around his penthouse asking "To Bahrain or not to Bahrain, that is the question". Former players are muttering, "Alas poor Yorath, we should have known better!" And meanwhile, the long suffering Leeds fans continue to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous lack of fortune - eighteenth in the Championship, three points from the last 18, a 1-6 home reverse to modest Watford, Neil Warnock's tactical gibberish, injuries, suspensions...
And the Guardian - that Manchester rag - has only gone and carried an article asking huge questions about GFH's ability to operate as a going concern, never mind its capacity to find 44 million to buy Leeds and a further 8 million to fund transfers.
None of this will be conducive to spirits inside the Leeds dressing room. The uncertainty continues. There's increasing talk of a relegation fight. There's even rumours of Warnock being appointed Scotland's new manager - well he can't get relegated from the Premier League in that role can he? Mind you, there's no danger of that happening at Leeds any time soon given they can't get into the Prem in the first place!
This is all so strange. Leeds are a huge club according to their fans. You can buy the whole shebang for a modest 44 million. Why isn't there a queue of potential buyers?
Perhaps because outside of Leeds, people put more store in the present and the future rather than in living in the past!