In the summer all the rumours centred on Warnock jumping off the White Pig and boarding the good ship Al Hasawi. In the end, either Old Big Gob decided better the Devil you know, or the new Forest owner was convinced by football lovers in the Midlands that appointing Warnock was as big a betrayal of the values of the club as West Ham appointing Allardyce.
Well, two managers later, Al Hasawi may think it is time to say, "To hell with values". Leeds are going nowhere under Warnock because the owners wouldn't fund a sand castle in their own desert and the former Shafting United manager looks more and more frustrated by the week. His Cup exploits will end at the Etihad and Warnock knows full well that Sharia Law will demand his head at some point.
So Warnock and Forest may not be a marriage made in heaven but it could be a marriage of convenience.