With the joys of Christmas now but a distant memory, it is now just hours until we kiss goodbye to 2013 for good and usher in the new year.
Many Premier League fans and indeed players are sure to have conflicting memories of the year gone by, with the traditional highs and lows of every top-flight campaign having seemingly intensified during a wildly and deliciously unpredictable 2013.
Here, with 2014 nearly upon us, GMS looks at eight players who, for reasons that will become apparent must enjoy a consistent and positive run of form in 2014.
Click 'begin sideshow' to view our selections and don't forget to leave your thoughts below - including anyone painfully obvious that we might have missed.
Which of these players do you think is most in need of a good 2014?
Which of these stars do you think will prosper in the new year and which do you will feel will flop?