If you can’t have your own party, you might as well ruin someone else’s.
‘You’re going nowhere, we’ll see you next year’ was the gleeful chorus emanating from the away end as Wolves helped ensure Leeds ended the bank holiday outside the play-off places.
Thanks to Nouha Dicko’s well constructed first half strike and favourable results elsewhere, we will indeed be here next year.
As for Leeds, they’ve got three games to scramble back into the top six and escape the same fate.
This match was a painful reminder for them about how unforgiving this division is and just how difficult it is to forge an escape.
Wolves, hopeless in their last two outings, carved Leeds open for fun in the first half and could easily have been over the hills and far away before the home side bothered turning up.
But with just a one goal deficit to overturn, they made it an uncomfortable finale, launching high balls for their giants to attack.
Jansson, Doukara and Wood could all have done better with good headed chances, while we have Kortney Hause to thank for keeping Kemar Roofe’s late effort out.
The recalled Stearman and Williamson mopped up the rest in highly accomplished outings. Will either earn a new deal I wonder?
Andi Weimann seems certain to sign up on a permanent basis and he looks a good addition for second tier football – full of energy and commitment with enough quality to hold his own.
The Austrian played through the middle alongside Nouha Dicko and should have added his name to the scoresheet, but his smart runs in behind remain a good option.
As for fellow January recruit Ben Marshall, the former Blackburn man continues to go from strength to strength.
He’ll be an important player next season and more additions of his Championship-proven pedigree should be the first order of business for Thelwell and co.
The mere fact that Paul Lambert used the term ‘bare bones’ in his post match interview when describing his bloated squad shows how little he thinks of much of the supporting cast.
Summer starts now.