I always find that notion ridiculous tbh. People like Short, FPP, KLD, whoever don't need holding by the hand and introducing to a football club. Business people are well aware of what's going on in the world and football clubs couldn't be more visible. STID gave us huge exposure and this. is someone who lives in Europe, loves football and studied the subject in Leeds which is, as far as I know, quite close to Sunderland. Everyone in football knew the club was for sale. I don't credit Donald & Methven with a damn thing.