Only one week left now.
The new stability in English football. Assuming no one gets the chop before Wednesday, this year will mark the first time since 1995-96, every manager in the Premier League will have survived until Christmas.
Last year, a remarkable tally of twelve Premier League managers were fired, and, as Louise Taylor in the Guardian pointed out today, six of those had been bumped off by the end of December.
The two favourites for the sack at the outset are men reborn. A few months, the only question as far as Sam Allardyce was concerned, was when were West Ham finally going to get rid. Now, he's the man of the hour.
Alan Pardew presided over an appalling finish to last season for Newcastle and an equally appalling beginning to this one. Then, out of nowhere, they found their mojo again.
Current favourite for the sack (with Paddy Power that is) is West Brom's relatively anonymous gaffer Alan Irvine.