Middlesbrough’s trip to Elland Road on Monday night is likely to be remembered for the £2,600 crowd-funded mystery stunt a group of Leeds United supporters protesting against Massimo Cellino’s ownership have planned, rather than the football that might break out around it.

It was only a matter of time before organised protests began. Massimo Cellino’s failure to deliver anything resembling a successful football club hasn’t helped his cause, but neither did the promise to repurchase Elland Road, his ongoing legal controversies, the £5 ‘pie tax’ surcharge he added to the South Stand, fan segregation, sales of our best players, an endless procession of managers and staff falling in and out of favour before being sacked or calling it quits… the list goes on and on… Our club is beyond parody.

Still, there are some… well, just Steve Evans and Paul Raynor (his assistant) really… who’d have you believe things aren’t that bad, that the season isn’t over yet and a couple of wins will solve everything. Really Paul? A couple of wins will miraculously turn average players into world-beaters and put us back in the promotion hunt, will it? Odds of 150/1 with Coral bookmakers suggests otherwise

The problems at Elland Road start at the top, but they don’t improve much at the coaching level. How many games do I have to witness poor Scott Wootton (and I genuinely mean to sound sympathetic because he’s a centre-back, not a full-back) attempt to play right-back before Steve Evans and his assistant accept he can’t play there? They’re not going to find out more than that, because there’s nothing else to it. He isn’t a right back. Case closed.

Then there’s the infuriating tendency to isolate our strikers, Silvestri’s inconsistencies, the total absence of Jordan Botaka, who, while probably not a world beater, can at least take a player on and looks to be exactly the sort of player we lack. I’ve never seen football this boring, we’re crying out for someone like Botaka to mix things up a bit.

I mean this with the greatest respect for a man who mastered the art of low-scoring fixtures, but George Graham would fall asleep watching this team. And yet we signed two defensive midfielders when what we REALLY need is an attacking threat.

We’ve reached that point of the season – the one we reach in the early part of every year unfortunately – where there’s nothing left to play for and despite having a season ticket, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find enough motivation to attend games.

That’s why the mystery stunt planned for tomorrow night has come as a blessing, for regardless of anyone’s views on Cellino, it’ll at least break-up the boredom of watching our crumbled wreck of a football club attempt to put on another 90 minutes of something Steve Evans insists is football and Massimo Cellino thinks some of you should pay an extra £5 to watch.

On and on…