Hmmm. Conspiracy theorists were tripping over themselves last night when the want away Argentine Becchio failed to travel with the team. He was in Bournemouth, according to some, watching his next club Wigan play.
Oh no he wasn't Old Big Gob exclaimed, he was at home, sick. Sick of being blamed by Warnock for the team's failings perhaps? Sick of carrying the team on his back and receiving no thanks for it maybe? Sick of earning sub standard wages possibly? Sick of the Championship maybe?
One thing is odd. Why did Becchio text a club official to advise that he was at home and not Warnock or Jones? Wouldn't that be the normal route? Or simple courtesy? Warnock could then have taken his mobile to the post match press conference, like he did his laptop after the Barnsley defeat, and show the world the evidence.
Instead the rumours persist, taking the gloss off an excellent Leeds victory at struggling Birmingham.
Anyway, we move on, maybe together with Becchio, maybe not. The monkey of poor away form has been killed off and Leeds have proved that they can win without Becchio anyway. In fact selling the Argentine may now be presented as the road to the Prem - more mobile forward line, shared responsibility, Super Somma and all that.
Where's Wallecchio? Who cares?