The weekend could not have gone better - West Bromwich Albion lost with a fight, Middlesbrough lost due to being outclassed, Newcastle United lost and proved what a joke of a team they really are, Sunderland lost with an an attitude problem, Blackburn Rovers lost, Portsmouth lost, Stoke City lost.
A win at Aston Villa tonight will take the Tigers six points clear of relegation with nine left for all teams to compete for. A draw will create a four point margin, which would require Newcastle or Middlesbrough to get at least one win from their remaining games, plus something from another. And we have Stoke City at home on Saturday, the worst travellers in football.
It's in our hands. Those boys will know it. Villa are a scary prospect, but they haven't won for two months and are in form not dissimilar to ours. We must grab this chance. We must.