Sunderland have climbed to ninth under Martin O'Neill- satisfactory considering their poor start- but what will supporters expect in 2012-13?
Tottenham were victims of another goal line blunder in the FA Cup - Should the officials pay the ultimate price?
Now this won't be pretty.
Arsenal can almost touch the prize but their season has been sufficiently scarred by cautionary tales for them to take anything for granted.
Toby Flood and Leicester must be pinching themselves.
Harry Redknapp's brave selection, in playing two wide men on the open Wembley pitch, failed to find a reward only after Chelsea scored their controversial second goal.
Dai Young, Wasps' barrel-chested director of rugby, is not used to fighting a foe he cannot see, or even understand.
Imagine you are the manager of a team who, having lost seven and drawn two of your nine games in charge, are now adrift at the bottom of the Premier League.