Two great strikers who badly needed a boost netted goals for their respective clubs over the weekend. Fernando Torres bagged two spectacular efforts as Liverpool defeated league leaders Chelsea, 2-0. And David Healy notched his first strike for seven months, as he debuted for new club, Doncaster Rovers, following a move on loan.
Great news for Northern Ireland. Perhaps it might give Sir Dave the confidence to grace Windsor Park with a goal next week, when Morocco visits for a friendly match?
Except that that won't happen. Because after selecting Healy all through his barren patch, Nigel Worthington has left him out now that the guy has got a club and hit the net. Maybe Northern Ireland's leading goalscorer will be grateful for the opportunity to concentrate on getting his club career back on track. Maybe it's just another eccentric decision by the manager.