HRH-Khaled-bin-SultanInvestment rumours are often more interesting than anything else happening at Elland Road, so there’s no surprise to see another one dominating talk amongst fans.

This time, Prince Khaled bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, a member of the ludicrously rich Saudi royal family. is said to be interested in acquiring a stake in the club.

The rumour comes via a Saudi journalist’s Twitter account who claims to be quoting the regional press. While it all sounds very encouraging, I’ve yet to see a direct translation of the original article and these types of rumour tend to pop up 2-3 times per year so we shouldn’t get too carried away until someone confirms the interest.

Elsewhere, Hisham Alrayes has resigned from the board of Leeds United and the club’s parent company Leeds City Holdings. GFH Capital have told Phil Hay that there’s “nothing sinister” involved in the change and that Alrayes has simply moved onto other projects. Shaun Harvey has also left Leeds United to start his new role with the Football League.

 

  • Anthony Dickinson

    http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/football-league/saudi-arabian-investor-prince-adbullah-bin-mosaad-bin-abdulaziz-al-saud-buys-50-per-cent-of-sheffield-united-with-task-of-premier-league-return-8795861.html – He owns Sheffield United. He looked at us twice, once under bates, once under GFH but according to him we didn’t match his investmnt parameters whatever that means (probably wouldn’t make a quick $). Do you research guys before printing stories about rumors.

    • ObservantUser

      Totally different person you clown. Read the fucking article before calling people out!

    • Me

      Abdullah bin Musa’ed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud owns sheff united you try doin some research u knob head

    • spellz

      “Do you research guys before printing stories about rumors.”

      The irony.

    • dickhead son

      I should learn to read and not be such a pompous git. I should also learn to spell rumours as I am not in Fleetwood Mac

  • LeedsHipPriest

    No thanks, give me Steve Parkin anytime

  • Matthew

    Fuck me, we need loans, urgently.

    • PMH

      The new loan strikers won’t organize themselves! Right now it seems we have two good forwards (guess) but no concept and no chemistry. Solo efforts don’t get you many goals. BMcD needs to acknowledge this and stop harping on about clean sheets. The other teams are going to score a goal every game, on average. That means we need to score two, and sometimes three.

      • Irving08

        One Shane Long might ! I agree the situation on the pitch is quite serious. It is hard to see us winning many games, as things stand. Our morale is presently good, but I cannot see our diamond formation holding up, unless we start scoring goals. The midfield looks fragile, while the full backs – particularly Warnock – will be exposed by opposition flanking raids.

      • Matthew

        Varney has both good and bad days. I can’t fault his effort but he’s not at at the calibre we need to get promotion from this league. If effort could score goals, I’m sure he would bag a few. Hunt is another one, he runs around a lot, puts a shift in, but can’t score. Diouf again, a good player but not a prolific goalscorer.
        The biggest mistake GFH have ever done at the club was letting Becchio go, they should of let him stick out the rest of his contract, hell he probably would of stayed in the end when Warnock was sacked. With the goals he scored for us, he was legendary. Every GOOD promotion capable side has at least ONE player that bags at least 15-20 goals a season.

  • spellz

    It seems when we are going through a slump of some kind or have not spent enough money there is talk of a new investment, it just goes over my shoulder nowadays, rumours circulate but the only truth is what we have in front of us at the moment our squad needs to pick up some form again and soon.

    • Matthew

      Half the players on the pitch tonight wouldn’t make it into a properly funded Leeds United first team.
      Fact remains, GFH knowingly swapped the only Striker that consistently scored goals for us no matter how shit we played, and got us Morrison who is now at Millwall on loan for the season. It’s a complete and utter shambles.
      Fact is, GFH OWE us a Striker.
      People can comment about how we’re playing better, and we are, but playing better doesn’t mean shit if we can’t score.

      We need investment from somewhere, anywhere.

      • spellz

        We definitely need a striker, one that can actually score a brace.

  • Oxford White

    TSS where have you been? Always enjoyed your articles but 1 a month….

    • TSS

      I’ve just been busy mate and had no time to update the site. Need some new writers to keep things ticking over, but haven’t had the time to sort that either.

      • Irving08

        Whatever happened to the prolific TimPM ?

        • TSS

          He left about a year back mate. A lot of the time, the writers we’ve had are Uni students who go on to full-time work and don’t have the time any more.

          • Matthew

            That’s a shame, he was very good at what he did for the site and seemed like a decent guy.

        • Snowjoke

          Irving. He’s history. But you could be The Future. So why not step forward. I’m sure there are many fans of rhis site who, like me, enjoy your economical contributions on the message board. And I’m equally sure some longer pieces commenting on happenings (or not happenings) at ER would be just as interesting.
          Incidentally, I agree with you about Shane Long. A very talented footballer with lots of “swagger”.in front of goal. Just what our lot need.. What I really like about him is that he’s a cheeky-chappie sort of character who always seems to play with a smile on his face. A great pity it probably won’t happen……

  • strandli

    More sheikh and kak. I think bashar al-Assad is the only middle-eastern potentate not yet linked to an Elland Road takeover.

  • mrbigwheels

    I don’t want to buy a Mazda CX-5….what is this shit?.

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