Wouldn't you just believe it? Just when we thought it was safe to slip back into the playoffs, Southampton go and lose and give us hope, for a couple of days at least. Now we see the full folly of Allardyce's team selection and tactics on Tuesday. Had we won that one, anything might now be possible. Instead, we go to Leicester needing to win to keep our hopes alive and desperate for Southampton to lose at home to already relegated Coventry next weekend.
It could happen. And if it does, goal difference won't be a factor. A Southampton draw and two West Ham victories would bring it all down to goal difference. Dare we dream? Dare we?
Let's hope it is still a contest come next weekend - if we blow it at Leicester, how shameful would that be?