Last Thursday night, people had more or less forgotten about Euro 2016. The 1-1 draw against Scotland in June was thought to have blown our chances and that was that.
Georgia's win over Scotland and our victory at home has changed the game entirely. As of Tuesday morning, we look the more likely qualifiers. There are pitfalls.
The Scots are still playing a fair deal of exuberance and the prospect of them beating Poland is far from unrealistic.
Should the Scots beat Poland, then two draws will not be sufficient.
But Eamon Dunphy knows there is a way around this. One that many hadn't considered. Ireland could just beat Germany.
He unsurprisingly concludes that world champions Germany are no great shakes and that Ireland should have the stuff to beat them. Forget drawing.
We need to stop talking ourselves down. I think we can beat Germany when we come here. I think the German team is poor. They have players who can't get in Premier League teams. A lot of their best players have retired. We have to believes that we can beat them when they come.
We have to get rid of that defeatist mindset. It is a mindset and we have to go out and win games.