Date: 14th September 2016 at 4:22pm
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What a start to the season. What a team we look right now. Effort, goals, shape, structure, resilience, desire, passion, at the moment it looks like this team has absolutely everything but can we keep it up?

The results and performances so far this season have really been magnificent. I keep expecting us to come back down to earth with a few defeats and middle out somewhere but why should we? Why can`t we continue to play like this for the rest of the season and be serious promotion contenders?

I still don`t know where I expect us to finish but at the moment I am simply enjoying the ride. It will obviously be hard to stick it out with the big boys throughout the season but it would be a magnificent achievement if we could.

I`m not sure whether to get carried away and believe we can seriously make the top six or still be happy with fourth from bottom and simply staying up.

Hopefully we won`t see a January exodus when inevitably the big guns come in for our players but if they do make offers that we can`t refuse then I am confident that we have already identified bargain replacements who can effortlessly slot in to the team and continue what is demanded from our head coach.

Even though it is still early days the excitement amongst the fans is brilliant to see. Who would have thought we would be third in the Championship in mid-September back in December when we sat at the foot of League One?

It is certainly exciting times to be a Barnsley fan, probably the most exciting since our promotion to the Premier League 20 years ago. Can we do it again? My head still says no, don`t be stupid, we`ve just had a good start and that will hopefully mean we will steer clear of the drop zone.

My heart however says why not? What is to stop this team competing at the top end of the Championship all season? Dare we dream the dream or should we just be happy with Championship consolidation?