Save for the last time out, when Saturday’s visitors were the victors, Burnley have relished matches against Hull City in recent years.
Before that, seven wins in a row went Burnley’s way, including the only double header victory in the Premiership season of 2009-2010, writes John Greenwood.
And how we would love to see the Tigers mauled on Saturday, when the Clarets still go in search of that first win of the Premier League campaign.
At Arsenal, the results was expected, but Burnley resisted for an hour before the Gunners’ extra quality showed.
To that extent it was the same story as many games so far this season.
But Burnley are not playing like a team which is beaten, and it is crucial that Sean Dyche and his staff keep the players thinking positively.
Hope will only ever go when the team’s heads drop, as it did too easily and too often - former goalkeeper Brian “Beast” Jensen certainly had something to say on the subject - in 2009-2010.
Hull must have been sick of the sight of Burnley until they fixed their Clarets jinx in March 2013, when they were on their way back to the top flight.
For the second time, Hull have had successive seasons in the Premier League, and one wonders if the extra cash makes a real difference in he;lping a club to stay there.
Certainly Steve Bruce strengthened his squad considerably in the summer, and this may well be the toughest Hull side the Clarets will have faced in recent memory.
They have 11 points to show for it - still only good enough to put them 14th ahead of Saturday’s fixture.
But 14th place (or 11 points) is something Burnley supporters would give their eye teeth for right now.
By and large, they are still well behind their club, and so they should be. A small number already seem to have let things sour their season.
This was always going to be a Herculean task, regardless of whatever went on in the summer. So far I am still enjoying the experience, and can’t wait to get down to the Turf on Saturday.