So, Poyet has come out and said it. The Championship may be competitive but the quality of the football is crap. Any team worth its salt would be storming the division, but instead mediocrity is enough to keep you in the running for promotion.
Leeds fans have the cheek to mock an away draw with West Brom but as Poyet rightly says, in a half decent division, Brighton would be struggling. Instead, they are above Leeds and just four points light of Leicester and one of Watford. Mind you, West Ham are higher in the Prem than Leeds are in the Championship, and averaging 15,000 more per home game into the bargain!
The Uruguayan put it all in perspective when he told the BBC, "Without winning games we are there. It shows you how average this division is. Competitive, but average. With the results we have had, we should be 15th or 18th. We are still there because it is average."
So, by Poyet's reckoning, Leeds aren't even average! Without major investment, even if promotion were to be secured through the back door of the Play Offs, it is difficult to see how any of the clubs promoted this season can survive. Reading have tried to do it on the cheap, and look where they are now!
Still, why do Leeds care? It could be glory, glory days at Elland Road anyway as they take on jet lagged Chelsea in the Capital One Fan Cup. Come on you Whites! You know, I prefer even Warnock to Benny Benitez.