The Leeds fans are falling over themselves to lick Warnock's balls but one look at the table tonight should make them stop and think. True, Snakeinthegrass demanded a move, but the disillusioned former captain apart - and he's no world beater - the squad has been remodelled according to the former QPR and Shafting United manager's wishes. But to what avail exactly?
Tonight after a 2-1 defeat at Cardiff thanks, deliciously, to a penalty won by West Ham reject and former Whites' target Nicky Maynard, Leeds sit in ninth place in the Championship table, and they will almost certainly sink lower after tomorrow's game between Leicester and Wolves. Whatever the result - a low scoring victory for Wolves apart - one or other will climb above Leeds; and Wolves are currently second from bottom in the table!
Leeds fans will cry "Too early to see any significance in the table" but that is cobblers. Blackburn, Blackpool, Cardiff and Forest have established early superiority and will finish in the top six, so that means there's only two potential promotion places up for grabs already!
Look at the results Leeds have achieved so far and they scream mid table mediocrity. The narrow victory over Wolves looked good but has been put into context by the newly relegated club's subsequent results. Peterborough look doomed already so the victory at London Road looks no big shakes. The draw at home to Blackburn Rovers was a fair result because the Battery Farmers will go up as Champions, whilst the defeats at Cardiff and Blackpool show that Leeds will fight bravely but lack the necessary quality against a half decent team. I warned before the season kicked off that Leeds could be in a relegation place after five games. I was wrong. Leeds are a massive two points above a relegation place!
Of course, Master Bates will be blamed for this, but Leeds fans have defended Warnock's signings so they must accept serious judgement errors if things do not work out as they hope. Old Big Gob has built his own team from front to back, so if it misfires, he must carry a large proportion of the blame. End of.
Where were Leeds in the table when Warnock took charge? Was it seventh or eighth? And where are Leeds now? Ninth. Doesn't bode well does it?
Given all the fuss concerning the take over and the fanfares following Warnock's appointment, the Royal Shakespeare Company will be performing a one off show at Elland Road soon - and after considering, and rejecting, A Midsummer Night's Dream, they have settled for now on Much Ado About Nothing! Mind you, come next Saturday it could be Twelfth Night and the week after, A Comedy of Errors!