Stephen Kenny is positively relishing the packed schedule which confronts Derry City over the next few weeks.
"If you can't get excited when your season reaches this stage, then you shouldn't be in football," he says.
"These are the times that you live for in football and the players should be going out there and enjoying every minute of it."
The sequence begins tonight at home to Drogheda in the league, continues against St Patrick's Athletic in the Setanta Cup on Tuesday with week one ending with the League Cup final, a trip to Wexford Youths.
Then the following week they have Cork City for what they hope will be the last time this season in the FAI Cup quarter-final replay, a trip to Sligo in the league followed by the visit of Linfield.
There's also an outstanding league match to squeeze in against St Patrick's Athletic.
"Drogheda is a massive game for us," Kenny said.
"They have a game in hand which is against Cobh so if they beat us they should be just two points behind us so defeat means it will all be in the balance.
"But if we win it puts us in a very strong position.
"Drogheda left out six or maybe seven players in the Setanta Cup in midweek so they will mean business when they come to the Brandywell."
Central defender Clive Delaney is out suspended for tonight's game while both skipper Peter Hutton and Ciaran Martyn are injured.
Further additions to the injury list could be a concern with such a hectic schedule and Kenny might be tempted to rest a couple of men in Saturday's decider against Wexford — although he will be aware what happened to Cork in the semi-final.