The greatest comfort I take from the weekend is that maybe we are not too late to join the party. I was worried that Moshiri and his investment had arrived too late to get anywhere the likes of them, City, Arsenal and even Spurs. Then we had the lost Koeman/Allardyce years. Ever the optimist, I thought we'd blown it and all we could hope for is a bit of quality football and possibly the odd visit to Wembley.
But, from what we've shown away to Arsenal, Utd and now the derby, I feel a renewed confidence that we can bridge the gap between best of the rest and forcing Sky to move to a Top 7. In a matter of months and one transfer window Silva and Brands have transformed the club in terms of personnel, attitude, ambition and character.
The possibility of next season after another full transfer window is genuinely exciting.