No one really knew what to expect from Tito Vilanova when he took the reins at Barcelona.
Surely the Catalan club couldn't do it again? Just promote the next guy up and see him perform equally impressive miracles all season long?
Well they did, and he did.
Having worked under Pep Guardiola he obviously picked a few things up, and initially he barely changed a thing. They still play the same tiki-taka passing game, but the subtle changes throughout the first half of the season have contributed to a record-breaking start in La Liga.
Played 19, won 18, drawn one, lost none; scored a whopping 64 goals, conceded just 20.
Vilanova's progress with Jordi Alba to make him the player la Blaugrana need is going well, and the freedom he allowed Cesc Fabregas before his injury unlocked a demon in hiding.