They said it would never happen, but now it has, and Hull City fans are basking in the glory of their manager Phil Brown, who was today named as the Barclays Manager of the Month for November.
The accolade comes on the back of two great recent wins - a last-minute 2-1 victory against Stoke City and a battling display against Everton on the Wednesday that gave the Tigers a deserved 3-2 victory. Sandwiched between those two wins was another tricky encounter which resulted in an enterprising 3-3 draw with relegation rivals West Ham.
The crowning glory was a hard-fought point at Manchester City on Saturday, thanks to a penalty by Jimmy Bullard that was celebrated in the style of a Phil Brown halftime teamtalk.
The Everton win was enough to lift City into 15th spot, and has kick-started what Brown has called 'the push for Europe'.
Sadly, Brown was unable to accept the award, having earlier been bound and gagged by new City owner, Adam Pearson, who, fearing he might start spouting some more of his bullshit, had ordered that the South Shields dolt be prevented from doing so. Brownie was also placed in a straightjacket.
City take on Aston Villa at Villa Park on Saturday, attempting to extend their unbeaten run to five matches.