THE Gulf-funded deal to buy Leeds United from current owner Ken Bates has collapsed, it was reported today.
I can't believe any Leeds fan will be shocked by this news.
Al-Khalifa, a member of Bahrain’s ruling dynasty, was part of a consortium including representatives from Saudi Arabia and Asia who failed to push through a takeover deal just under a decade ago, but it seems he has maintained a strong interest in United’s affairs.
In 2003 he told reporters: “I fell in love with the club when I was 11-years-old
when Leeds played Chelsea in the 1970 FA Cup Final.
“Leeds mean everything to me, I was born to support them
. Those who are closest to me, my friends and my family, know what Leeds United mean to me.”
Where's the throwing-up smilie when you need one?!