Last week I opened my column bemoaning the Mondayitis that was confronting me during the Jets' lean run, and I've been rewarded with a public-holiday fixture, kicking off just after my deadline!
Karma on steroids.
Let's have a rational examination of what the rest of the season holds for the Jets, and maybe a couple of others whom we might grudgingly admit are going better than expected.
Personal opinions aside, we shall rely on the professionals to indicate where things stand.
The Jets have gone from $4.50 to $61 to make the top six in the space of a month. Only Melbourne Victory are at a longer quote.
The Mariners are at $1.05 to play in the finals.
It is Easter, the time for miracles, resurrections and hope, but neither the Jets nor the once-mighty Victory are in a position to defy the odds, or all reasonable logic.
Many would consider the Mariners' current position something of a minor miracle, given recent campaigns, and a couple of likely challengers have games still up their sleeve.
Perhaps that is why they are an attractive $4.50 (for the true believers) to lift the Premiers' Plate, behind Melbourne City and Sydney FC.
The bookies have niggling doubts about whether the Coasties can maintain the rage, what about you? (Hoping hard doesn't count as an opinion)!
At the time of writing, the Jets were second pick for the wooden spoon ($2.88) to the Victory's $1.50. Hopefully the difference between the two will have increased after a positive result against Western United. I fancy it may have.
Getting a picture in your mind of the upcoming fixture list can be harder than Chinese arithmetic at times, but I think I'm right in saying that the Jets play Victory at home on Saturday, and again before the end of the season, and as such hold the destiny of the spoon pretty much in their own hands.
There is no doubt that no one wants the wooden spoon, but there is no punishment, no relegation, no instant revenue loss, no individual income loss, hanging over heads, all of which tend to sharpen the focus drastically in most major leagues.
So it becomes a question of self-motivation, of pride, of stubborn resistance, and we, and Jets coach Craig Deans, are going to find out a lot about some players in coming weeks.
It will be a test of his management skills, as much as his coaching prowess for the remainder of the campaign.
He doesn't have a lot of options, as naming an almost unchanged side after six consecutive losses suggests, but his selections, and shape will provide interest in coming weeks.
Captain Nigel Boogaard's absence through injury upsets the balance of the back four, and limits their options playing out. Angus Thurgate probably needed a rest last week, but he is surely in the best 11 most weeks, and Jason Hoffman can add athleticism and starch in a number of positions now he has returned from injury.
Last season I would have fancied the Jets to overrun Western United, particularly with a 5pm kick off, but Mark Rudan has added some legs in that key area, and has perennial matchwinners Diamanti and Berisha in his arsenal.
I sincerely hope we are not reading about those two in today's headlines.
We can all over-analyse, pontificate about styles, formations, football philosophies, and planning for the future, and so on, but surely this is about the now.
About showing pride, resistance, concentration and stubborn resistance.
About competing to your peak level and refusing to lose.
Call that simple, call it rustic, call it what you like. Just get a job done.
We shall confer again in one week, with three to six points to talk about, pride intact, and hope for the future still burning.
Or we could all consider how much worse things could be if we supported Arsenal!