That GFH Statement Decoded – By Rob Atkinson


This is a statement from GFH – we still own the club, right? We are the OWNERS, so get that into your heads until you’re told different. Capisce??

GFH and Massimo Cellino are currently jumping through a set of hoops set up by Shaun Harvey, who we upset quite enough last year, so we have to tread carefully or we might not get our money and Massimo might not get his football club. It’s all frightfully complex and even we don’t understand it, so we don’t see how you rabble are going to make head or tail of it.

The thing is – we’re on with it, OK?? It’ll be done when it’s done, as long as Shaun’s in a good mood. So stop nagging. We don’t mind putting out the odd statement now and then, but don’t expect us to give any actual info to mere turnstile fodder. Just trust us, right? Have we ever let you down? Actually, skip that one.

David Haigh has left GFH and gone to work with Cellino’s daughter, Eleonora, who is apparently a sport. He’s not daft, is he? Knows which side his bread is buttered, that one.

We would like to thank those of you who have continued to part with your hard-earned to see us ship nine goals in two home games. God knows where we’d be without you lot now that Massimo’s pulled the plug. Just hang on in there, it’ll be fine. Probably.

Statement ends.

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35 responses to “That GFH Statement Decoded – By Rob Atkinson

  1. What GFH didn’t add but could have: “and we don’t care how long it goes on because we keep submitting the ‘management’ fees and the loans keep paying for them. Candy. Babes.”

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  2. Spot on Rob, funny, true but also incredibly sad to see such a great club on its knees in the ring awaiting either revival by Italian smelling salts or a fatal blow from the football league.

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  3. Snifferclarkesboots

    Actually Rob I think it’s all one conspiracy in an attempt to make the FL feel sorry for us.
    By being thrashed on a regular basis and dropping down the league, and now with Cellino threatening to withdraw funds (given for this purpose), we will have relegation and administration hanging over us (again).
    With no other ‘serious’ bidders coming forth this puts Cellino in the ‘saviour’ bracket. Should the FL refuse his request to save Leeds (cough) they will appear even more heartless b******s than ever’ and will be responsible for signing Leeds’ death warrant.
    Problem is no else knows this – Brian, players, media or fans.

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  4. Snifferclarkesboots

    Of course I meant to say “tactical wheeze” in Italian instead of conspiracy. 😉

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  5. Always knew that GFHc was scammers from the beginning & bad for us.
    Hardly any of their so called projects worked out, They drained all what they could from “investors” who got wise in the end not until it was to late for them though.
    Found an article which you may or may not of already read, which is i think is quite spot on about GFHc. I’ll link it (obviously if its against T&C please get rid of bud. Juz wanted to make you aware of it.)

    http://babahrain.blogspot.co.uk/2010/05/rise-and-fall-of-gulf-finance-house.html
    Sorry if it’s against T&C
    MOT

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  6. When I first saw the headline on news now , “statement from the owners “, I thought here we go , bmac has been sacked , then when I read it I thought what exactly are they trying to say , talk about a conundrum wrapped in a mystery…. The only thing left to do is take the piss so well said rob

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  7. sniffersshorts

    A case of read and weep, I wont believe anything until it does / doesn’t happen ….. quite fed up of the FL complete and utter knob wallets, a team of worthless twats who have given up, A manager who is trying so damned hard I feel for him, but whats an Army without a general, please please please let me get my own way …… this time….. Cellino getting the ache who can blame in …. cuckoo cuckoo ….. laugh I nearly shat I have not laughed so much since auntie mable caught her left tit in the mangle …… Arse holesssssss says it all…. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????????? more tea vicar no relation to them boots

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  8. Makes me f#####g laugh – Chelsea have fit an proper Abramovich – Birmingham have honest John Carson Yeung, who has just been given a long stretch for being bent – I thinks that this is about Leeds not Cellino – sick of the whole bullshit debacle – not one club is run by straight business people – they all fiddle the bloody tax system then have the neck to judge others – the league need a f#####g slap – or a Pardew butt!

    As a life long Leeds fan who remembers losing to Bayern Munich – or should I say being fiddled by UEFA or whatever they were called then I apologise for any history that offends the British public!

    Have my club caused the death of fans abroad – no! But we got the biggest bloody ban ever from Europe!

    I get sick of others judging when they all live in glass houses!

    League do me a favour – get a bloody grip and support my great club that has Hundreds of thousands of supporters who expect a fair deal!

    My old man died witnessing this crap and just wanted a football team to support – the politics ruined it for him and looks like doing the same for every other true fan.

    Up the whites –

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  9. How about this for a depressing (and hopefully unrealistic).
    The football league(Harvey) drag their feet for so long Cellino gets truly hacked off, and buggers off back to Miami with his cash. GFH crap their selfs and instantly put us into administration at which point captain Birdseye comings riding back in on his nazgûl, buys the club for threpence hay penny while resurrecting all his vanity projects at the clubs expense, and selling anything not nailed down!! In fairness as long as that doesn’t happen I can live with everything else!! Ha ha

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  10. GFH have proved to be the most inept and incompetent set of “BANKERS” (I omit the W out of respect ) on earth. As an investment bank this must have done wonders for their portfolio. The value of their investment in LUFC is falling like a stone, if the takeover fails to go through quickly we will be in administration again and the most likely candidates for chief creditors are Cellino and Haigh who will be owed substantial sums. Between GFH and the Football League once again we are being royally shafted with no word of explanation or clarity from either party. The latest statement from GFH is meaningless bullshit. God help us.

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  11. Given the Football League has a golden opportunity to kill us off once and for all – how Croker and Hardaker would love it!- I often wonder if it would have been better to have been liquidated and reborn as another club when we bust last time. Like Rangers – not that their particular example is inspiring. But we are run by spivs, courted by crooks and peopled on the pitch by callow and/or superannuated deadbeats (Rossco and Mowatt excepted). Had to imagine how things could be worse really. 41 years since my first match and it’s never been as bad as this.

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  12. Time is running out for Harvey. Meeting tomorrow, cellino’s hearing next week. They can’t hold things up much longer, can they? GFH and Haigh have obviously split. At least David is sticking with it snd seeing the job through. Credit to him! And Cellino will see it through they won’t let host little wanker stand in their wayZ,

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  13. Bates saved us,a hero till used us an extra piggy bank. GFH were the Gods to save us from Bate’s toxic ownership.Cellino and his ankle biter’s,are now our Messiah’s in waiting! Why do we always back the outsiders??? And why do they always come in????

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    • You’re assuming things about Cellino based on a selective view of unrelated history and zero knowledge besides. It’s not naive to give a man a chance and then judge him. Hindsight is the clearest sight; the only way anyone can truly be judged is in retrospect.

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  14. I agree,but GFH are taking a gamble with our club by siding wit said people.We know about his past,we didn’t know what Bates or GFH would do.All i mean is,the man has history,fact,and we basically need him,or the unthinkable happens…..we go into administration!! My round about way of saying what i mean is….we are hoping a man of dodgy past dealings buys us,but we kinda hope he doesn’t do us in the future!! There must be something really rotten in the background, and belly of our club,has to be!! I don’t just think throwing cash at us will solve our ill’s……..it goes deeper and further than that!! And can Cellino,(and Haigh now) be the people to stitch those wounds,and let help them heal?? You know my thoughts to that question……time will tell!!

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  15. I’ve been a Leeds fan and supporter since the days of manager Major Buckley(a long time) never seen anything like whats going on now, 1st Rate Fans,2 rate manager, 5th rate team, 100 rate owners. you could’nt make it up. they’ve NO pride. premier league NO chance with this lot. £24 for a ticket they should be done for fraud.

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  16. I do feel your blogs are best when you are pissed off and feeling sarcastic. For that reason alone its just aswell that you support leeds! im sure soon enough success will come. ever the optimist..

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  17. I’d suggest that GFH’s ridiculous statement made perfect sense when they wrote it out in Arabic. The secretary then put into Google Translate and out came the garbled, trite nonsense “Statement”. They really would have been better off saying nothing, because it comes across as a condescending cop-out.

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  18. Just another comment as follows
    at the moment Leeds United for the premier league they would even get in the Premier Inn with this lot

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  19. Yachts a matter you haigh gotta no respect!
    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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  20. Even looking on twitter for some hope/rumour and it comes in the form of a cabbie. Yes desperate.

    @TheSquareBall @PhilHayYEP @BrynLaw So does anyone know who this Sth African representing a consortium I took to the FL today? What is going on

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  21. @haighdavid David I’m a London Taxi driver and Lufc fan I drove a Sth African lawyer to the FL today going for talks about acquiring Lufc.
    He stated FL don’t want MC he also stated consortium he represents tried and failed to buy Mufc.
    What’s going on David?
    #Lufc #Mot

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  22. I think if we go into administration, and I’ve been a fan since the 60’s, I would love to see real supporters take hold of the club somehow, and break with the past .It might sound drastic , but how long can we go on like this ? Generations of Leeds fans wait in anticipation while the LUFC golf day is advertised, so we can rub shoulders with ex players who despite their once great skills, are in no way as depressed over all this as we are, I presume. Time to move on me thinks, sack the shite badge, move on with a new club, new name ? all white kit, owl/smiley badge ?, Captain has to wear number 4 shirt , oh god I’m drifting……….

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  23. Far better for them to treat us like Mushrooms, keep us in the dark and feed us shit

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  24. You will get no argument from me , golf day for God’s sake ! One or two players need new clubs tho, see what I did there ?

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