Back to back home games against teams in the bottom quarter of the table offered Leeds the opportunity to climb, at long last, into the top six. Instead the once mighty Whites have fallen further behind and now sit firmly in mid table. In fact, Birmingham are now only three points behind, having started the day fifth from bottom!
Where were Leeds when Warnock took over? Eighth from memory. Where are they now? Tenth, or eleventh if Hull win at Bristol City.
Now Cardiff are a full nine points ahead of Leeds, and that is a hell of a gap to make up even if Shatan does offer money to improve the squad after the long protracted take over. Forest have overtaken Leeds, Birmingham may now come on a charge and, with a new manager in position, Blackburn should be a force in this division.
It promises to be a long uphill struggle from here even if the oil money materialises. Leeds are, in fact, closer to the bottom three than they are to top spot! Old Big Gob had better brush up on his excuses before the Arabs arrive!