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Following a run of disappointing results the club is languishing in the relegation zone of the Premier League table, and losing its Premiership status is a proposition that simply can not be contemplated at this stage in the club’s on-going development.

In the relegation zone, without a win in six weeks, and with just 13 points from seventeen games. Bleak? You bet.

The smart money was on John Collins, who suddenly resigned from his job at Hibs just a couple of days earlier, returning to the Cottage as manager. I would have been pretty excited by that. Roy Hodgson’s appointment was a surprise – and most people thought he wouldn’t be able to rescue a sinking ship.

Well, look at us now. In the last 32 of the Europa League and coming off a second successive home win over the champions as we head into the Christmas period.

As Tommy Trinder would have said, you lucky people!