Manchester City insiders today revealed that City boss, Roberto 'The Scarf' Mancini (Unkindly referred to in some quarters as 'Mankini') has vowed to eat his own scarf if City fail in their bid to land the league title for the first time since the halcyon days of 1968.
44 years ago.
Just a few short weeks ago, everybody associated with City was convinced that the Premiership title would be theirs - even though Carlos Tevez had buggered off back to Buenos Aries without permission, and Mario Balotelli got suspended for stamping on Scott Parker's head, setting his own bathroom alight, being interviewed on the telly by Noel out of Oasis, and demonstrating an alarming lack of hand-eye coordination when it came to putting a training vest on.
Nowadays it's a different story - quiet neighbours, Manchester United (Who aren't really from Manchester, but from Venus or somewhere equally idiotic, at least according to City fans) currently stand four points ahead of City, having played a game more, in what may yet prove to be the closest title run in, for years.
Roberto Mancini has promised to eat his own Citeh scarf if City fail in their quest - which should go viral if it's uploaded on You-Tube.
City face a revitalised Chelsea - including the free scoring Fernando Torres - on Wednesday evening, and it won't be easy.
Insiders say the best that City can hope for against a resurgent Slim Frank and the Boys From The Bridge, is a draw.
Roberto Mancini was apparently spotted yesterday testing the tastability of his Citeh scarf by sprinkling it with crushed black peppercorns and sea salt.
"I'm gonnae enjoy this!" said Sir Alex the Ferguson.
More as we get it.