United are back in action this week against Millwall and Wigan, with JKA and Ian Poveda added to the ranks. Fans are happy, we're happy, and those lot from over the hills are miserable. What could possibly go wrong now?
And breathe! After the post-QPR hysteria we tackle Leeds United's situation with calmer heads this time. There's a break before Millwall, which gives us the chance to sign a striker. Any striker.
Victor Orta needs to sign somebody else and Marcelo Bielsa needs to play them, and the new player needs to score goals. There's your optimism: that it really could be that simple.
Defeat to Wednesday means everyone is panicking, especially with the transfer window open. All hope rests on a win at QPR at the weekend, hopefully with Che Adams in the squad.
Even if Leeds sign Che Adams on Monday they will lose other games this season. Elland Road will be like this again before May: the players hurt, physically and emotionally; fans leaving, clouds gathering.