Well would you Adam and Eve it, Noel clearly hasn't been reading the script! What happened to the Immutable Law of the Ex? Well it struck, but the problem was, the scorer wasn't Cockney Rhyming Slang favourite Noel Hunt against his former club, but Le Fondre against his ex Reading boss McDermott. What a shame that Father Brian went back for Noel instead of for God's first choice, Adam!
In fact, with a Warnock sent off, Leeds goal less and losing to a late, late, late goal and the once mighty Whites slipping to eleventh place in the Championship, it was almost as if Old Big Gob were still in charge. Of course, Father Brian will issue benedictions rather than, in the style of his predecessor, blaming individuals, but who cares, despite all the tooting from the Leeds United Feel Good Factor Express to the Premiership, Europe, Infinity and Beyond, very little tangible progress has apparently been made. Perhaps there were leaves on the line as autumn approaches!
It's all such a shame, because with Blackpool crashing on Tuesday and QPR and Forest failing to win at home, this really was shaping up to be a wonderful round of results for Leeds.
Of course, things are not that bad anyway. Leeds are still only one point off a playoff place and, arguably are a point to the good after two awkward away games in which a share of the spoils would have been regarded as acceptable. It does now become imperative to win the compensatory home games, however, and the lack of imagination going forward remains a massive problem. Father Brian has built a team that is difficult to beat, but to go up, you have to win a high percentage of your games - and that involves scoring goals!
Le Fondre showed GFH Capital what might have been last night - if only they had dusted the sand off the wallet and bid a couple of million for a striker who scores goals rather than pick up a prize Hunt for nothing!