Having unsuccessfully avoided making any Halloween puns last week, this time I shall attempt to write a column devoid of clichés.
Well, what a difference a few weeks make (damn!). The five defeats in a row that saw radio stations bombarded with more phone calls than Andrew Sachs's answering machine have been all but forgotten and will hopefully now merely be a footnote to the season.
The home victory (finally!) against third-placed Killie was well deserved not only for the attacking menace the team carried and terrific goal from Sone Aluko, but the near-absence of defensive frailty that so punctuated early season.
Moreover, there has been a marked difference in the attitude of the team even since the defeats to Celtic and Hibs that can hopefully be carried through the next round of fixtures and into the New Year.
Calderwood seems to have stuck a rocket up the players, and while they are not quite on fire the results have gone a long way to settle the Fawkes at Pittodrie.
I didn't say anything about Bonfire Night puns did I?