So the charge has turned into a bit of a damp squib - rather like the big take over. With Warnock admitting that Leeds can't compete financially with Leicester City even after the take over by GFH Capital, it looks as if there will be no major investments in the team this January. And the last two games have shown that without investment in the squad, Leeds are going nowhere this season - unless they steal up via the playoffs.
The stats from today's game make shocking reading: Hull had 20 shots on goal to Leeds' 4; Hull were on target 11 times and Leeds just once; and Hull had a whopping 65% of the possession. This wasn't just a defeat, it was a tonking.
Mind you, Old Big Gob seems to have accepted defeat before the game kicked off. How else can you explain the decision to leave Bechio on the bench? Sure a booking would have secured a suspension, but given it would be a one match ban, what was to be gained from not selecting him for a crucial game exactly? That sent a terrible message to the team.
So Leeds are back in ninth and could be in tenth by the time the Brighton v Watford game ends. They are now 13 points behind an automatic promotion place, and 12 behind the team in third. Reading pulled it off last season but lightning rarely strikes twice and this Leeds team lacks the passion of the Reading boys.
Time and again Warnock tells us he can't ask for more in terms of effort, but this Leeds team only plays in front of its own half full stadium; it seems the heat of an away kitchen makes them wilt like a eunuch after six pints of Stella. We always knew they were short on class; it seems they don't have much in the way of guts either.