Out of all possible scenarios Leeds United fans would have imagined their club to face this summer, their current predicament is certainly not one of them.
After manager Garry Monk almost led the Peacocks to the Premier League and missed play-off spots by a whisker, fans expected him to stay another season and make a fresh attempt for promotion.
That even looked possible when the club’s new owner offered a contract renewal to Monk, who shockingly went on to reject it and decided to join rivals Middlesbrough instead.
And since Leeds fans have clearly not forgiven Monk for his treachery yet, Middlesbrough supporters must know better than to provoke them. One such Boro faithful got his fair share of drubbings when he tried to outsmart all-things Leeds journalist Phil Hay of the Yorkshire Evening Post, by calling him “obsessed” with Garry Monk’s move to Riverside Stadium.