Peter Hain has been a Chelsea fan for four decades (I blame the parents) and even in the middle of his current crisis found time to check out the team's result and gloat over the nearest Spurs fan.
So he'll be chuffed to discover what's just landed in my inbox (in my [unpaid] role as manager of Barnesalona in the Telegraph fantasy football league).
Top pundit Alan Hansen took time off from his supermarket shopping to file his assessment of the weekend's Premier League Results.
Sadly, he didn't blame "sloppy defending" by the Hain campaign staff or claim "you'll never win anything with kids"
But this is Hansen's topical verdict on the championship race: "Don't discard Chelsea who are sticking to the top two like Peter Hain to his job."
What you might call a quote of two halves.