Well that's just not on is it? The Leeds United Sleeper Feel Good Factor Express to the Premiership, Infinity and Beyond pulled into Derby today, with fans looking forward to ramming the Wally's brolly up his arse before firing the opening mechanism, and instead are making the return trip nursing a deep sense of grievance, cheated out of three points by referee Eltringham.
And the referee's crime? He allowed Derby to keep 11 players on the pitch for the full 90 minutes, which pretty much destroyed any chance Friar Brian's merry men had of picking up a victory. Because, ignoring that narrow win over 10 man Bournemouth, Leeds have now lost seven games out of eight when playing against 11 men.
Meanwhile, the travelling fans were given a glimpse of what being a "big team" in the Championship means. Whilst Leeds are struggling to get gates over 20,000, mid table Derby attracted 26,204 today.
Complete Hunt was goalless again today and withdrawn by his best mate McDermott an hour into the match, new signing Murphy was left parked on the substitute's bench, Wootton didn't even make the first 17 and Smith came on and again didn't score. Chairman Nooruddychance will be wondering why, exactly, Friar Brian was so keen to spend the Arab Bank Built on Sand's meagre resources on players who don't even get 90 minutes playing time.
Still, Leeds fans can now tuck into their KFC Family Buckets for the next two weeks without shelling out to watch this mediocre dross. And a few might well ask why they should bother buying a ticket for the next home game given the Chairman has already dismissed the club's promotion chances.
Bloody hell, things were better under Master Bates and Old Big Gob Warnock!