Skygod, judging by my strongly held position and reading through your posts you are obviously completely sold on this guy - heck, you're even on texting terms - so maybe we should agree to disagree and wait to see what the man does. On the evidence of history alone, I'm expecting serial instability, some of our favourite and best players being sold and then justified by Cellino because of their "attitude problems", not to mention a string of broken promises, starting with Elland Road. Just my own personal prediction.
PW, I have no problem with us having differing opinions. It's what forums are all about. I think we can both agree that LUFC has been completely dysfunctional since the Ridsdale era and requires a complete overhaul from top to bottom. As for selling our "favourite and best players", there's only really Byram and McCormack that fit that description for me and if RM were to be offered a 4 year contract with a PL Club, he may well choose to accept that as it would be his last real chance to prove himself at the top level. As for Byram, I'm concerned about him, as he's suffered badly with injuries this year and is only a shadow of the player he was a year ago and it makes me wonder if our 'background' operations are working properly. I fully agree that the GFH 'stewardship' of our Club was an unmitigated disaster and their complete mismanagement took the Club to the brink of Administration and I'm sure that Together Leeds would also have been looking to 'marginalise' their further involvement. For now, as you have said, we have to simply wait and see what happens. I'm sure that we'll see a very different style of operation that many will have become accustomed to, but the bottom line is that our Club needs to adapt or it will remain entrenched in mid table Championship mediocrity along with other 'once big' Clubs such as Wednesday, Forest and Wolves whilst the likes of Cardiff, Swansea, Blackpool, Norwich, Reading, QPR, Fulham, Hull and Palace get their few years of 'glory' and subsequent financial rewards from their forays into the PL which keep them 'ticking over'. The best example of this adaptation to become a 'football business' that I have seen in recent years was the job done by Nicola Cortese at Southampton and it will be interesting to see how they do over the next few years now that he's gone.
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