Melbourne have drawn the scheduling short straw at this stage of the season and coach Craig Bellamy is not pleased about it.
Phil Collins could feel it, and any league fan worth their salt should too; there's gonna be a dirty great waft of finals footy in the air come Saturday night.
When the Melbourne Storm take to the field on Saturday night one of rugby league's modern day champions will play game No.250 in the purple jersey.
Storm fullback Billy Slater believes the closest competition in 15 years could bring the NRL's first ever premiership-winner from outside the top four.
NSW Origin and Storm second-rower Ryan Hoffman has revealed how a post-Origin powwow with the team's senior players turned Melbourne's season around.
A pre-game pep-talk from Storm skipper Cameron Smith inspired his side to one of their best defensive performances of the season against Penrith on Monday.
Melbourne have kept their top four hopes alive by thundering to a 24-10 road win against Penrith on Monday night.
Two in-form top-five sides go head to head as they look to scrap their way towards a top-four finish when the Panthers host the Storm.
With their roster fit and firing again after a tough middle part of the season, the Storm can't wait for finals time to arrive.
With three rounds of the regular season remaining, Melbourne have just one thing on their mind: winning.