The announcement of the takeover seems to have perked up the Kingdom of Leeds and there may now be no stopping them - at Elland Road at least! Two teams in the top three defeated in a matter of days, and suddenly Leeds are surging up the table. Better still, most of their rivals for promotion are stuttering.
Mind you, the locals don't seem to be impressed. This was a memorial game for former great Gary Speed and a crucial match against a top three team, and only 17,717 got their arses down to the stadium. The excuse of not putting money into the pockets of Master Bates no longer holds; it seems that the defection is not as personal as many fans have claimed.
When GFH Capital bought the club, it was on the basis of the Kingdom of Leeds being one of the best supported clubs in the country but last night Brighton, Charlton, Derby, Miserableboro, Sheffield Wednesday and Wolves all attracted more fans through the turnstiles for Championship fixtures. There were only eleven games so Leeds came fifth from bottom of the attendance table on the night in the second tier of English football.
It's a pretty poor state of affairs isn't it, when fans can't even show up on the first anniversary of Gary Speed's death? Well done to those who did; shame on those who stayed away. With gates of just 17,000, some might say that Leeds don't deserve to have a Premiership team!