They have described HJ's bid as being a front runner in a two horse race. They could not describe it as that without either seeing the bids or being informed by someone who has.whoareya wrote: September 13th, 2023, 11:07 amI disagree, by revealing the identity of this bidder, the first one to go public, the article has merely confirmed him/them as a front runner. There is nothing in the article that gives preferred content or reasons that make him/them 'the' front runner, ahead of any other bidder.Stow Hill Sid wrote: September 13th, 2023, 10:21 amWe're being told it's a two horse race. Inwhoareya wrote: September 13th, 2023, 9:28 amBut you've used the term 'the' front runner, whilst the Argus article says 'a' front runner. They are not the same meanings or contexts, which is possibly why the article used 'a' and not 'the'.Stow Hill Sid wrote: September 13th, 2023, 8:51 am
The front-runner in a two horse race is rarely anything other than the favourite. If the S W Argus are reporting him to be the front-runner this must be based on something. They have either seen the bids or they are reporting information relayed to them by someone who has. They wouldn't be so unprofessional as to go on heresy from either bidders.
a two horse race the frontrunner is 'the' frontrunner. They can't be anything else.