When Becchio was sold and Morison arrived as part of the deal, Leeds fans fell over themselves to claim the Yorkshire club had got the better of the deal. Morison was pacey, intelligent and would add a new dimension to the Leeds team apparently. Well he did, for about 20 minutes of one game.
The Reverend McDermott quickly realised that Leeds didn't have a prayer of promotion with the former Millwall and Norwich man up front, so told him to find himself another club, and signed rhyming slang gem Noel Hunt instead.
And where was poor Morison to go? All the Welsh clubs were in the Prem so he turned, instead, to his former employers, hoping to discover past glories. But he couldn't have timed his return more poorly, arriving as Steve Lomas, a former Hammer favourite, took charge of the toothless Lions. Bad, bad, bad mistake.
Tell me, why would Millwall appoint a Hammer to manage the club and why would a Hammer agree to take the job? Okay Bonds did it too, but that didn't work out well for either party did it?
Every manager walks a tightrope, and when results don't go for a club, the fans are likely to call for his head. But the extent of the bile is guaranteed to be magnified a thousand fold when the appointment is unpopular from the off. George Graham was never going to be accepted at Spurs. Geordie Bruce was always on borrowed time at Blunderland. And Blunted Blades Boss Warnock was always going to fall foul of the boo boys once Satan incarnate Master Bates stepped back into the shadows.
You have to feel sorry for Lomas. Despite their cup exploits, Millwall struggled once Wood was allowed to leave and only narrowly avoided the drop last season. It is quite an achievement to score less goals than Leeds but the toothless Lions have managed it, with a grand return of no goals from the first three games of the season. That just shows what good judges those Leeds fans were who hailed Morison a fantastic signing doesn't it? But those very same fans argue that GFH are good for the club!
Mind you Leeds fans aren't paid to make these decisions, so you have to wonder at the judgement of Lomas. Unless, of course, he is a Secret Agent working for West Ham. Mr Double 0 Zero!