Warnock Junior was on the point of joining West Ham when Warnock Senior came in for him at the last moment and offered him a longer contract. As a result, the former England left back opted to take his chances in the Championship rather than have a stab at rebuilding a Premiership career.
Well, thus far, the Villa reject is proving West Ham wrong. Pogatetz has been dire since his move from Germany, whilst Leeds have looked pretty watertight since Warnock was drafted into the team; and his penalty winner on Saturday was the icing on the cake.
Of course, things may look differently after the Leicester and Palace games, when both Warnocks will face bigger challenges than against Blackpool, Millwall and injury hit Blackburn but, for the moment at least, Old Big Gob has been vindicated in his pursuit of his namesake, whilst Allardyce may be cursing the money pinching West Ham board.