For the past three seasons, the top of the Premier League has been a closed shop. While both Manchester United and Arsenal have recently dropped out of the Champions League places, so far their financial advantages and traditional pulling power for top players have kept their heads above water.
Ruairc, who will turn 11 on Wednesday, broke into tears of joy as he was filmed by his parents opening a letter explaining he would be travelling from his home in Cork, Ireland to attend the Toffees’ Premier League clash with Bournemouth.
IF Liverpool supporters were looking for a sign; that 30 years of hurt might end in 2019 with a successful bid to to regain the league title they last won a football lifetime ago, then here it surely was, five minutes into injury-time, as their substitute Divock Origi headed in an astonishing winning goal.
After all the agonising among Fantasy Premier League managers over who should replace the suspended Richarlison, Gameweek 4 left us with one demoralising conclusion - we never should have sold him in the first place.
There are now over five million Fantasy Premier League teams registered - and all the new managers got a taste of some of the many hair-pulling frustrations the rest of us have been enduring for years.
Fantasy Premier League managers everywhere love a good moan about the allocation of bonus points - usually when one of their players gets short-changed. This week was very different, though.