The release of the FIFA World Rankings today illustrates further what the Northern Ireland team has achieved under Lawrie Sanchez's management - From an all-time low of 124th when Lawrie took over in January 2004, we now sit proudly in 33rd - equalling our highest ever placing (way back in May 1994).
Who knows what more we can achieve with Lawrie at the helm?
Update 11 May 2007. Unfortunately Lawrie didn't listen to my plea and has taken the Fulham job permanently. With mixed emotions I must express my disappointment, but also wish a man who brought an unexpected level of success well for the future.