Another game, another defeat, this time at the hands of under-performing Newcastle United. Not so long ago, Father Brian was walking on water, now he is being fitted out for snorkel and flippers. Down to thirteenth in the Championship, out of the Capital One Fan Cup, four defeats in the last five games and just two goals scored in 450 minutes of football is not what the doctor ordered!
Excuses will be made of course. Last night, Leeds were playing away to a Premiership club! But a Premiership club that couldn't beat either West Ham nor Hull in front of their own fans, so hardly a team that is on top of its game. Dear me, Leeds even contrived to get Cisse off the mark and he scores with the regularity of, well for the want of a better simile, Noel Hunt!
This was supposed to be a season of steady progress but, thus far, steady progress has resulted in occupying exactly the same position in the table that Leeds occupied last season and exit from the League Cup earlier. Old Big Gob must have a grin stretching from ear to ear as he munches on his Cornflakes in Cornwall this morning!
And the trouble is, Leeds have a close to fully fit squad so there are no excuses to be made. This is the bed and Nice Guy Brian has to lie in it, until January at least. Unless, that is, somebody wakes up fast and signs Becchio on loan.
But Becchio on loan would cost money so...
Question. Is anybody still on board the Leeds United Feel Good Factor Sleeper Express to the Premiership, Europe, Infinity and Beyond?