As a West Ham fan, I know all about the Immutable Law of the Ex: Joe Cole scored for both Chelsea and Liverpool against us; Glenn Johnson has done the same; Defoe had the decency to miss a penalty or two but has also netted; Lampard rams the Fat Frank jibes down our throats on a regular basis; 'Arry has only lost one game as a manager against us if my memory serves me correctly; and even Rio has knocked one (or is it two?) past our keeper. Dear God, if we could find a buyer for Maiga, even he would score!
And, of course, the ILOTE doesn't just kick us in the bollocks. Who can forget Dennis Law's goal for Man City that confirmed the Scum's relegation to the old Second Division? And, of course, Cantona bagged a beauty in that infamous 4-0 tonking at Elland Road at the hands of the Scum. What about Jordan and McQueen? They must surely have scored against their former employers too!
But the beauty of the Law is it cuts both ways and after his goalless start to the season, the odds are surely in favour of Cockney Rhyming Slang favourite Noel Hunt opening his account against Reading. In fact, with Father Brian returning to the club that disgracefully sacked him, the neutrals, for once, will actually be cheering Leeds on to victory.
The omens are in favour of Leeds and, should victory be secured, promotion will become a very real possibility.