It was a scintillating first 30 against Huddersfield, followed by some defensive errors that let the Terriers back into the game, but Fulham ground it out on the weekend to move closer to Leeds and the automatic promotion places.
The end is nigh! January's a terribly arduous month laden with newfangled vegan atrocities and alcohol abstinence, but the mid-term transfer window offers us a shot of interim escapism that we all madly lust for. Come 11pm, Friday 31st, though, we'll know exactly who's destined to front our bid for promotion in the coming weeks and months and like it or not, we'll just have to stomach whatever's served up for us.
There's a good meme I'm thinking of with Bart Simpson holding a cake with 'at least you tried' piped on top. Basically, the cake eventually gets tipped into a bin, and that's more or less where our hopes of progressing in the FA Cup went, as Manchester City smashed four past Fulham without reply.