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  • ANDRExu2 ANDRExu2 Aug 9, 2011 18:08 Flag

    A club that doesn't deserve its fans

    Without its fans Leeds United would not exist. Ken Bates must know this but is too arrogant to care as his interests are not those of Leeds fans.
    To be fair to Ken Bates, his wage limit policy is to maintain balance and harmony within the squad. If all players are on JSA £68.50/week everyone is equal. However, if just one player is paid more all Hell will break loose. Say Gradel’s or Snodgrass’s agents secure £2M deals for their players at other clubs (worth £74K/week) and, to retain them, Bates has to increase their wages to, say, £70/week, then every other player will want a similar deal – discontent and anarchy will follow. Obviously, for the sake of harmony, Ken will be forced to sell these potentially disruptive players and plough the profit from their sales back into the club for the development of infrastructure and capital assets – all cheques to be made payable to ‘Ken’s Back Pocket, Offshore Tax-dodgers Ltd’ ( - :