Jubilant Blackpool manager Ian Holloway will celebrate his side's staggering start to Premier League life by getting introduced to a new family poodle.
While the Tangerine supporters prepared to celebrate a totally unexpected rise to the top of the table following their 4-0 defeat of Wigan with a party on the seaside, Holloway was preparing to drive back to the family home in Bath.
He hopes it is a short-term situation as, having been given assurances about his future by Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston, Holloway is preparing to resettle his family on the north-west coast.
"I am going to Bath to see my kids and my wife's new dog," he revealed. "A little poodle called Teddy. Hopefully we can come back up on Monday and find a semi-permanent home. I am going to try and move my family up here because I can't stand how far it is and I want to stay here a long time."
A first-half opener from Gary Taylor-Fletcher was followed by two from new arrival Marlon Harewood that secured maximum points by the break. Alex Baptiste's bizarre goal in the second period completed the rout, leaving Holloway to reflect on the sight of his team starring down at the rest of the league.
"I will take a photograph of the table and then retire," he said. "It has been a horrible summer and I am quite worn out. This is quite a scary place to be."