Six places dropped without kicking a ball TSS October 23, 2010 Leeds United 30 Comments The rest of the Championship continued as normal today as Leeds United and Cardiff City await their televised encounter on Monday night. The results of the teams that did play means Leeds United drop six places from 10th to 16th. One of TSS’ regular commentators pointed out that the only consistent thing in the Championship is the inconsistency, and Leicester City reaffirmed that theory by going down 2-0 to Swansea who subsequently moved up to third place. On the evidence of Tuesday nights mauling at Elland Road, Sven’s Leicester looked braced for a table-climbing run but their desperate need for a decent striker looks to have cost them some valuable points. The biggest surprise of the day was probably at Vicarage Road, where Watford lost 2-0 to struggling Scunthorpe United, who seem to be finally finding some form. Another shock came at Burnley where the clash of the recently relegated resulted in a resounding 4-0 away victory for Reading. The departure of Gordon Strachan did little to help Middlesbrough, as they lost 1-0 away to Norwich City. Meanwhile it’s bad news for most of Yorkshire as Barnsley lost 3-0 to Coventry and Hull lost 2-1 at home to Portsmouth. We also have a Yorkshire derby under way at the Keepmoat where Doncaster Rovers lead Sheffield United by two goals to nil. All that, leaves Leeds in 16th followed by Barnsley, Sheffield United and Hull with Doncaster Rovers the only Yorkshire team currently in the top half of the table. Leeds do however, remain just four points adrift of the play-off places with a game in hand on the rest of the league. Unfortunately, that game is on Monday against Cardiff, who currently sit second in the Championship and could go level on points with QPR should they win at Elland Road. They’d need to win by twelve goals to nil to go top, but I wouldn’t rule anything out with the Preston disaster fresh in the minds of Leeds United fans!