So why did Warnock Junior join Warnock Senior at Leeds rather than link up with West Ham? Well those Leeds fans who can read might note what Allardyce said: "he received a phone call from a Championship club who made him a better, long-term offer".
Now the key words here, of course, are "long term offer". West Ham wanted a stop gap and were unwilling to saddle themselves with a 31 year old who is already 12 months beyond his sell by date. Old Big Gob, on the other hand, doesn't worry about little matters like a player's age. Why should he? He plans to quit at the end of the season so he needn't worry that half his squad will be receiving treatment for arthritis within the next 24 months.
How long is Stephen Warnock's contract? 18 months according to the Yapping Post, so West Ham were presumably offering him a deal until the end of the season. No wonder the guy prefers the insurance of another year's salary in the undemanding surroundings of the Championship!
And whilst Leeds fans have multiple orgasms at the "capture" of Warnock, perhaps they might stop and consider the quality of the player they have signed. He has been on loan at Bolton and where are they in the table exactly? Below Leeds. And presumably they weren't desperate to land him as there was no talk of them being in the race for his signature.
I blogged my opposition to signing Warnock yesterday for a reason - and it had nothing to do with him now joining Leeds. Quite simply, he isn't good enough for West Ham. And, if I am honest, it is embarrassing that we were even linked with him.
But all that's irrelevant. I was impressed with Leeds on Sunday and I thought White coped well at left back. It's rough justice if he is now replaced by a knackered old has been - but that, sadly, is Old Big Gob's way.
And there's perhaps another motive for signing him. Now when the Leeds faithful call for Warnock to be sacked, Old Big Gob will explain to the absentee owners that the fans are calling for the head of "the useless cnut at left back"!