Monday, 9 July 2012

Sheikh hopes To Complete Leeds Takeover

A group of Middle Eastern investors are expected to complete a takeover of Leeds United this week.The group is believed to be headed by Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Mubarak Al-Khalifa , a member of Bahrain's royal family.The Sheikh is a lifelong supporter of Leeds United and has previously been linked with a takeover of the club in 2003.He eventually failed in his attempts to buy the club with the club stating at the time that they had not received satisfactory evidence that the funds existed for his consortium to buy Leeds United.Speaking back in 2003 the Sheikh said

  'I fell in love with the club when I was 11 years old when Leeds played Chelsea in the 1970 FA Cup final.'It was fated that I should love the club. Whether that fate will determine that I can save them 30 years later, I don't know.'Leeds mean everything to me, I was born to support them. 'Those who are closest to me, my friends and my family, know what Leeds United mean to me.'

The fact Sheikh Abdul Rahman bin Mubarak al-Khalifa has already led one failed takeover of the club must be of some concern to Leeds fans who can only hope this attempt is successful as the takeover saga drags on.

14 comments:

  1. Let's hope he has got the money this time and isn't just an over enthusiastic supporter stretching himse.

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  2. I know one thing, he wont buy a better club in the land for the fan base is massive, a sleeping giant, a one team in a big city,the potential is enormous, leeds with the right investor could be another man city, easily,steeped in history, I feel the good times are coming back to our great club.

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    1. Let's Hope So. Couldn't have put it better myself!

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  3. Don't think this bloke has a pot to piss in.

    Doubt very much it is him.

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    1. this bloke is reportedly one of the richest members of the royal family in bahrain look it up for yourself

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  4. Just hope this so called supporter doesn't let super Leeds down with this takeover it's just wat we need to get us back to the promised land

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  5. And . . . what is your source for this post?

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  6. The guy's not in the front rank of the ruling family - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Khalifa_family - but he may be a successful businessman in his own right. But if you're thinking oil money, forget it; Bahrain doesn't have much of the black stuff

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  7. Bahrain - where they suppressed the demonstrations calling for democratic reform in the Arab Spring and where they continue to detain activists.

    So what is our new owners connection to those in power and where did all the money come from while his fellow Bahrainians remained poor and disenfranchised.

    Investment is good, but not with dirty money.

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    1. Stop worrying whats going on in everyone elses back yard worry about our own " ya

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    2. The World is my back yard

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  8. This guys dad is the king of Bahrain and the 7th richest monarch in the world with a wealth of over 3.5 Billion...his dad that is! Lets hope his son has got a few bob with the consortium i believe he as put together..fingers crossed

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  9. i find the fact that he is a member of a royal family that is under scrutiny for an alleged string of human rights abuses a little worrying. I remember the take over at birmingham, Portsmouth and blackburn looking good at first. I just wonder how our club would be affected should he have his assetts frozen or some political termoil should arise.
    WORRIED

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  10. One thing is for sure, he is NOT the son of the King. The King is Hamad and this guy's father is called Mubarak. Sheikhs are two a penny in Bahrain. There are probably around 3000 al-Khalifas and many of them rely on hand-outs. This is one of them.

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