Instead of big scorelines, Leeds United have big spleens.
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.
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.