Have you ever been that lazy you've done something badly so that you'll never have to do it again? Why am I even asking, if this is a man reading of course you have!
That's what this transfer window seems to me. A lack of a endeavour and leaving it late meant we didn't make the signings we needed.
It seems that whatever shopping list Garry Monk came into the transfer window with surely was set alight and thrown out of the east stand window about midway through January. The warning signs were there when Cellino stated that Leeds would not be investing in the club for fear of 'destabilising the squad' whatever that means.
Granted I'm not unhappy with the signings we made but the two positions we needed we haven't filled, a striker and a centre back. I worry about the lack of cover we have for the immaculate pair of Jansson and Bartley. I'm not as worried about potential cover for Chris Wood, that tank isn't stopping any time soon!
However here's a round up of a few players we missed out on, the players who left us and the players we brought in.
Ashley Fletcher - I'm disappointed that this deal couldn't get over the line. Fletcher seems like a very talented striker and could have been a very good option from the bench. He's got goals, pace and can make an impact. The jury is out whether this will be revisited in the summer.
Alexandru Maxim - A lot of buzz about a player that many fans have actually seen play a game. Maxim on paper looked a good player but the quoted £4mil fee for a player who would first have to settle in the English game seemed a big risk for a club in our current situation.
Tom Lawrence - Leicester seemed very interested in allowing Lawrence to join Leeds but hit a snag with his current loan club Ipswich, who wouldn't let him leave. He'd have been a brilliant addition and I'm a big fan of the player and his skill/confidence on the ball. A real shame.
Luke Murphy & Toumani Diagouraga - I think every man and his dog saw this coming. Both players were not going to get a look in ahead of our current midfield quartet and loan moves may materialise in the players getting permanent deals away from the club, gifting Leeds with some money in return. Good business.
Alex Mowatt - The thought of Mowatt leaving for Barnsley still frustrates me to no end. At 21-years old Mowatt still had so much time to grow and progress and the defeat at Sutton on Sunday showed how threadbare we truly are. Letting a player leave for a rival for a small fee that has bags of potential stinks of stupidity. The club will regret this move.
Pablo Hernandez - making this lad permanent is one of the best signings Leeds United have made in years. A stand out player and his talent way surpasses the Championship. A player that can create something from nothing and one of the deadliest set piece artist Leeds have had since Eddie Lewis.
Alfonso Pedraza - I won't fall for the age old trick of trusting YouTube videos but from what has been said about the player I'm excited to see him in a white shirt. The 20-year old winger was wanted by a lot of English clubs including Everton and Southampton and it's brilliant that Leeds now have the pulling power to bring in players of this potential. The £8.5mil permanent fee is also very intriguing.
Modou Barrow - A surprise addition that I don't think many people would have guessed. I've seen quite a bit of Barrow over the past year and his pace will tie defenders in knots in the Championship. He's a player you'll watch and be happy he's got a Leeds shirt on and not the oppositions. May lack end product, jury is out.
So there you have it! We've been linked with some gems, signed some talented players and mistakenly allowed an academy graduate to leave on the cheap.
It wasn't the worst transfer window, I'm excited to see the new signings in action and the good feelings are back at Elland Road. Let's face it, it could have been another Filipe Da Costa or Edgar Cani!
By Ryan Ingham