Takeover Latest: Ball In Bates’ Court – LUST TSS August 8, 2012 Leeds United 122 Comments Only 10 days until the season gets under way and Neil Warnock is already raising concerns about the strength and depth of his squad. After the club confirmed they were in takeover talks earlier this summer, many fans had hoped that funding would follow and that Neil Warnock’s squad would be more than ready to compete before the pre-season schedule came to an end. However, it’s been several weeks since the last statement from Leeds United and there has been no evidence of a takeover progressing since. Throughout this saga, the only constant source of communication with the fans has been the Leeds United Supporters’ Trust who were the first to break news of takeover interest back in May. Following on from their statement urging the club to update fans on progress, The Scratching Shed contacted Trust chairman Gary Cooper for an update. Our contact with the buyers told us over the weekend the hold up is firmly with Ken Bates and that they have been trying for some time to push the deal through, they remain confident it will happen. We are trying to get updated info later on today (possibly into this evening) and will keep all posted as best we can. As LUST attempt to get further information, Leeds United fans will be eagerly awaiting Ken Bates’ programme notes for the Shrewsbury Town game this weekend which could provide the update we’ve all been waiting for.