What a disgrace! You can probably hear Warnock's guffawing in Leeds from deepest, storm tormented Cornwall. This time last season, Leeds were just shy of a play off place - just like this season - and launched a great Cup run that saw them hammer £100m Bale inspired Spurs. But this season? Well today's result was almost as bad as that epic Revie defeat at Colchester.
And it's not as if the Bald Controller picked a reserve team in order to save players for the more important business of finishing in the upper middle table of the Championship. Oh no, as the Churchill Dog might say if an opponent asked for insurance against a broken leg with Shit Brown in the Leeds starting eleven. McCormack was risked; and so was Smith; and Byram; and Murphy; and Austin; and even Podgy Kenny. Anybody expecting the second Pugh, Barney, McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble and Grubb to be drafted in to save first team legs was sorely disappointed.
And to what end? Rochdale, like Colchester in 1971, are in the bottom tier of the Football League so today's result would have been embarrassing even if the kids had played; but with a team so close to the first eleven selected, it was nothing short of humiliating. This must be one of the greatest day's in Rochdale's history!
And it's not as if Leeds were unlucky. The shot count was 19 to 11 in Rochdale's favour, Rochdale had twice as many corners and twice as many shots on target. Statistically, this was a comprehensive victory.
To keep things in context, this was the first time Rochdale have reached the Third Round since 2005 and until today, Leeds had a 100% record against the genuine Lancashire minnows.
Steady progress? The Leeds United McFeelgood Factor Sleeper Express to the Premiership, Europe, Infinity and Beyond came off the rails with a vengeance today and the mutterings of discontent will start to build up a head of steam if Friar Brian doesn't turn things around pretty fast.
Still, the good news is that Warnock is still kicking his heels in Cornwall!