Well what the hell happened there then? Wales' second team, Cardiff City, went to Fortress Elland Road, the home of one of the giants of English football, and came away with a decisive victory, whilst the Principality's first team travelled to little old Upton Park, the home of humble West Ham, and only escaped a four or five goal tonking thanks to a superb display by their German keeper.
Warnock Junior must be shaking his head in disbelief! He had the opportunity to join West Ham but claimed he had opted for Leeds because of the stature of the club. Somebody should have told him that this footballing giant do not even own their own ground or training pitch, that they have been bought by an Arab bank on their uppers, and have been out of the Premiership for a decade now. And with West Ham beating Swansea today, the homely Hammers' chances of Premiership survival have increased hugely whilst the reverse for Leeds against Cardiff has killed off any lingering hopes of automatic promotion and left Warnock's new club back in twelfth place, six points behind a play off place and, effectively, with hopes only of catching sixth place Miserableboro.
All the optimism generated by that win over Spurs and a 'spectacular' January window has suddenly evaporated. Warnock's boast of having won six on the trot at home (and seven when he counts Spurs but forgets Chelsea) has exploded in his face. Poor Warnock Junior, proud possessor of two England caps, was left on the bench and goal machine Morison, taken in exchange for 19 goal Becchio, didn't even make it into the eighteen. Haribo came on but to no effect, whilst Cardiff's January capture, Frazier Campbell, scored the precious, precious winning goal.
Why didn't Old Big Gob and his mighty Leeds United land Campbell themselves? Probably because the guy, like Becchio, wants to earn decent wages, wages that GFH Capital can't afford to pay!
Meanwhile, West Ham, playing against little Swansea City had a gate of 34,962 - a full house despite a dreadful run of results - whilst Leeds United could attract just 19,236 for a game against the league leaders. Big club? Yep, in Stephen Warnock's head!