Whisper it quietly.
But the early signs suggest this could be a big year for Huddersfield YMCA in National III North.
Losing 29-15 at Sheffield on the opening day was no major drama, given the fact their hosts are one of the favourites for promotion this season.
And with several key players unavailable that day and with a different structure in place due to the recruitment of a new coaching team of Chris Johnson, Ian Spence and Dave Larder, the general feeling was that it could take a little time for the new-look YM to find their feet.
As a result, the manner of their impressive 41-17 opening home derby victory over neighbours Cleckheaton has made a lot of people sit up and take note.
Having fly-half Ed Barber available for the week after being released by Halifax, who were again unable to include him in their Super 8s Qualifiers squad, clearly played a major part in the immediate improvement.
However, there was far more to the win than just Barber’s involvement, even though it was considerable.
The forwards looked strong and well-organised - take a bow Mr Spence - and the defence looked solid thanks to the contribution of Mr Larder, while Mr Johnson looks to be moulding the team together into an effective and efficient machine.
It’s clear a lot of work still needs to be done to turn the men from Laund Hill into a potential title contender, but they do look to be making genuine progress. Only time will tell.
And after an initial shaky start against the big men of Cleckheaton, the YM did look a side capable of causing any side in the competition major problems.
After conceding two early tries to Richard Piper and a Michael Piper conversion to trail 12-3 - a Simon Wilson penalty was all the home side had to show for their efforts in the first 25 minutes - it looked as if it might prove a long and uncomfortable afternoon.
But from the moment Barber took a quick tap penalty to feed half-back partner Wilson to finish off, the balance of power shifted dramatically.
Five minutes before the break, the YM hit the front for the first time when explosive centre Adam Ryder charged through the defence and fed former Huddersfield RU junior Lewis Berry to cross for a second converted try to make it 17-12.
And within 12 minutes of the restart, the lead had been extended with the try of the game.
From a line-out just inside the hosts’ half, the ball was whipped out for Ryder to burst away and find supporting full-back Corey Rhodes to do the rest.
Wilson again converted and followed up with a 60th-penalty before Craig Blackburn gave Cleckheaton hope with his side’s third try to reduce the deficit to 10 points with 15 minutes remaining.
But in the final 10 minutes and with the visitors fading badly, Barber and James Bell combined superbly to send Sam Hodge charging over before captain Wilson completed the scoring with his second after another strong Ryder charge.
Wilson maintained his 100% record with the boot to add the conversion and take his individual points tally up to 26, and a great victory was sealed.