So Leeds have their first points on the board, Simon Grayson has relieved some of the mounting pressure and Ken Bates confirms he worries as much about how the Leeds fans perceive him as Ebay worries about where all these new TV’s have come from.

There is no doubt that Ken Bates comments in last night’s programme notes will steal the headlines today, in fact last night his cuddly words of warmth to the people who finance his sexual affair with the club appeared on the internet before match reports.

Perhaps if we are really lucky the club shop will be turned into a Ken Summers before the building work at Elland Road stops, white shirts replaced with a selection of Rampant Bates.

But most Leeds fans will just have been happy to get their first win of the season. When I saw the line up last night it gave me a little boost of confidence, particularly the defence.

Grayson was essentially forced into a 4-4-2, a formation which undoubtedly makes our attack more dangerous in the absence of Becchio. When we are on the back foot in matches we seem to revert to the long ball, which is never going to work with a shoulder height lone striker.

From this win Grayson can silence some of his critics, which have seemed to amass at the beginning of this season.

The criticism of him seems unfair. Yes,  he has made some terrible signings and more worrying is his decision to stick with them. I think last season Grayson must have caught Davide Somma pissing in his coffee and punished him by making him watch Paynter, a striker whose danger factor is akin to a blind sniper, who has no fingers, or a gun.

But his final league positions represent that of a very good manager. Disgruntled Leeds fans seem to be bunching him in with Bates’ lack of ambition. But Grayson risks getting kicked out of bed if he farts during Ken’s forplay. He can only work with the resources given to him.

If Grayson was to go there is no chance that uncle Ken’s wage cap would be lifted to get us a top class manager.

Let’s hope this result pushes us on, for there is one hell of a test waiting for us on Sunday.