So far so good! Three games unbeaten in the league and progress in the Capital One Fan Cup - and better still, Leeds have signed another player and haven't, as yet, let anybody go. So Nice Guy Brian has done the polite thing and thanked the owners.
Crucially, the third Middlesbrough bid for McCormack has been rejected. If this offer was close to £2m, as some reports have indicated, this really does suggest that GFH Capital are trying to be true to their word, as the new Chairman claims.
If the window closes and nobody has left, well nobody important, then the Feel Good Factor Express will be back on track and chugging along gleefully. I may then have to rename Reverend McDermott the Fat Controller and start evolving Thomas the Tank Engine themes!
Contrary to some peoples' opinions, I neither support Leeds nor wish ill upon the club. I will confess to being surprised that the last bid for McCormack was rejected and I have a small humble pie in the oven ready for eating on September 1st if the Scot is still at Elland Road.
Perspective must be kept of course. The stats suggest that Leeds are still lacking firepower up front so, ideally, a striker needs to be sourced, even if he is only on loan. Norwich are looking to bring in yet another striker so Becchio back on loan still looks the best bet to me. He may not be ideal, but he has scored goals at a goodish rate in the Championship and that is exactly what McDermott needs.