Hang on, that wasn't meant to happen. Father Brian called for the players to "move on quickly" from the defeat at Reading but the home defeat against Burnley showed that he is caught in the ultimate Catch 22. A more progressive team was selected today, in an effort to "work the opposition keeper" more, but as a result, the previously watertight back four suddenly sprung a leak or two.
So Leeds have now settled back into an all too familiar twelfth place in the table and are already more than three points shy of the team in sixth place - Nottingham Forest. Even the most pessimistic of Leeds fans were predicting "steady progress" this season, but a climb of one place, after what has been hailed an impressive start to the season, hardly constitutes the adjective "steady" albeit there is no denying that it is progress of a kind.
Along with Blackpool, Burnley are the surprise package of the season so far, but what this result shows is that, when up against the better teams in this division, Leeds don't have what it takes to force a result. Defeats against QPR, Reading and now Burnley show that Father Brian has still got a long way to go before he can feel confident that the Leeds United Feel Good Factor Express to the Premiership, Europe, Infinity and Beyond is truly on track and pointed in the right direction.
Old Big Gob Warnock will be smiling tonight. Despite all the accolades for McDermott, Leeds are exactly where they were when he was shown the door - shunted up a Championship siding!