England Premier League — 27 September 2012

Leeds United have fallen a long way in recent years. In the last eight years they have even played in the third tier of English football, but on Tuesday night turned back the clock as Neil Warnock’s side defeated high-flying Everton in the Capital One Cup.


It could be a very good week for Leeds and their fans. According to reports on Sky Sports the club have moved one step closer to be taken over by Dubai-based GFH Capital Ltd.

Management of the company accompanied Leeds chairman Ken Bates to the game against Nottingham Forest on Saturday.


Leeds under Neil Warnock looks like a really good bet for promotion back to the top flight this season. The Yorkshire man is a promotion specialist and looks like he could achieve that yet again at Elland Road.


Finances have been a problem at the club for a good while now. Leeds chased the glory of Champions League success under the chairmanship of Peter Ridsdale and have been paying for it ever since.

The clubs finances are now believed to be in far better health now and the club are on a more stable financial footing. In fact the club are believed to have made between £4-5million in the last year.

However, the club have lost some of their best players in that time. Neil Warnock has attempted to rebuild the squad this summer and seems to be doing a good job.


Leeds United is a true sleeping giant of the English game. By rights the Whites belong in the top flight of English football. The takeover and the management of Neil Warnock could help Leeds United return to the zenith of the game in England.

Leeds United is on the up and hopefully this isn’t another false dawn for Leeds United and their fans. The Whites could have far more nights like Tuesday and it’s about time.

Could Leeds United be set to rise from the ashes?


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David Nugent

David is a 29 year-old football fan and journalist, who is passionate about the beautiful game. He is a lifelong supporter of Premier League Everton and likes nothing better than a healthy discussion about the world's favourite sport.

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