I'll put my neck on the line and say there was something about that win against Aberdeen that suggested we are on the road back. Kayal looked more like himself again, Wanyama has found his role and Mulgrew played a Captain's one.
The thing is at 1-1, against the dirtiest Aberdeen team I've ever seen, it would have been easy to fall apart, we didn't, we upped it and won comfortably. This season there haven't been many times we have reacted to adversity well. We have in the last three games. If we had a pair of good centre halves, this would be a good team, we don't, so are using Wanyama as a protector and that's a good idea. He's not there to create, he's there to break up and keep it simple.
By no stretch of imagination are we back to our best yet, but a more settled team has to come, Matthews is establishing himself now also, and it's important now for us to get another win against Hibs next Saturday and keep going, the League Cup also is important but the league, the league, the league.
A few wins on the spin will turn everything round, thrown in a fit again Emilio and it will be January and signing Puyol before you know it....;-)