Posts Tagged "Leeds United"

So, Why Is The Leeds United Takeover Taking So Long, Then?

So, Why Is The Leeds United Takeover Taking So Long, Then?

By on Jan 22, 2014 in Finance, Latest | 6 comments

This evening, the supporters of Leeds United AFC could well be forgiven for contemplating the fact that it wasn’t meant to turn out like this. When Ken Bates finally surrendered the chairmanship of the club in July of last year, a new era was supposed to be at the point of dawning for a club – and a city – that has now been almost a full decade...

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Ken Bates Loses The Closest Thing He Ever Had To ‘Honour’

By on Aug 1, 2013 in Finance, Latest | 8 comments

It would be delicious if Kenneth William Bates’ career in football were to come crashing to an ignominious end because of a business deal double-cross. The prospect of one final day in court awaits Bates, if he is true to his word and sues Leeds United’s owners, Dubai-based ‘investment firm’ Gulf Finance House Capital (GFHC) – a subsidiary of the Bahrainian-based...

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Ken’s Bidding Or Not? The Daily Mail’s Hatchet Job On The Leeds United Supporters Trust

By on Dec 20, 2012 in Latest, Politics | 8 comments

Earlier this week, Neil Ashton of the Daily Mail was in a “penthouse apartment in Leeds city centre” with Ken Bates, having been granted a rare interview with the Leeds United chairman ahead of Leeds’ League Cup quarter-final against Chelsea. It wasn’t, it should be said, the most testing of interviews for Bates, a man who frequently seems...

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The Continuing Stagnation Of Leeds United

By on Nov 19, 2012 in Finance, Latest | 1 comment

This being Leeds United, of course, it was always never particularly likely that the takeover of the club by the Bahrain-based Gulf Finance House (GFH) group was going to be completely straightforward. As the winter evenings continue draw in, this groups purchase of the club remains seemingly perpetually on the point of being completed, while on the pitch the teams...

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Ken Bates: “An Ex-Chairman Is A Nobody”

By on Oct 12, 2012 in Latest, Politics | 17 comments

OK, we all know that Ken Bates is an unpopular individual in footballing circles. He is still, though, not as unpopular as he ought to be. There are still those in football, watchers, participants and commentators, who are happy to file Bates under “character,” or give him credit where it is not entirely due. To far too many people, Bates still represents a flash of...

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