Roberto Mancini fears Manchester City's hopes of winning the Premier League could be over before their next match, at Arsenal on Sunday.
It was about time Adel Taarabt had cause for a whimsical celebration.
The bolt from the blue came early on at the Olympic test event at the London Velodrome in February, on the first evening's racing, when Jess Varnish and Victoria Pendleton stepped up for the final of the women's team sprint.
In the world of top-class professional golf unanimity is rare but there was plenty of agreement around at the halfway stage of last year's PGA Championship after Tiger Woods played dreadfully to miss the cut at the Atlantic Athletic Club.
The Dubai Gold Cup, which was added to the World Cup card this year, proved to be one of the most dramatic and controversial events in the meeting's history, as it was initially declared void following a fatal injury to Fox Hunt which blocked the home straight, before a second horse, Bronze Cannon, was put down after suffering a leg injury when the race was restaged at the end of the card.
Sometimes one wonders whether Steven Finn is not too nice to be a fast bowler.
It was difficult not to come away thinking this was the moment when it all unravelled for Manchester City.
"More than any cup the most important thing for this club is to win the league again." The words resonate these days around Anfield.
Arsène Wenger is not known for giving his players a public rebuke, but after watching his team let themselves down with a flat and error-strewn performance at Queens Park Rangers, he did not even feel the need to find any excuses.
Newcastle United may well be looking down on Liverpool in the Premier League (the lead is 8 points), but make no mistake, Liverpool be up for this one.