No month prior to May 2015 will have been a prouder one for Mr and Mrs Bacuna of Groningen in the Netherlands.
In what has been a glorious fortnight-and-a-half, their footballing sons Juninho and Johnsen have each won a cup, leaving just the highest profile family member, Aston Villa’s Leandro, left to complete a famous treble.
The Villans’ winger-cum-full-back will feature in the FA Cup final in just over a week’s time, where his side will tackle Arsenal as understandably sizeable underdogs.
A price of 5/2 says he becomes the third Bacuna this month to get their paws on a piece of silverware, with a beefy 5/1 saying they slay the Gunners without recourse to extra-time.
Arsene Wenger’s men infamously made a horlicks of a cup final against a team from the Second City after being unanimously tipped for victory pre-match, losing 2-1 to Birmingham in the 2011 Capital One equivalent.
Omens such as this will prove a prominent source of enthusiasm generation for Villa fans, with their side losing three meetings in succession against this foe and dodging defeat just twice in nine.
So what better source of tenuous causes for optimism than the Bacuna trophy-magnet theory?
Juninho, a 17-year-old forward, came off the bench to represent hometown club Groningen in the final of the KNVB Beker, the Dutch’s answer to the FA Cup.
Erwin van de Looi’s side bested PEC Zwolle 2-0 to claim the first silverware of their existence, going a tiny way to vindicating their grandiose moniker ‘The Pride of the North’, with the middle Bacuna brother making a four-minute cameo appearance in the closing stages.
Younger sibling Johnsen made a more telling contribution when his chance came, notching the winner for amateur team Harkemase Boys, who prevailed 3-2 in the somewhat less prestigious District North Cup final.
Tossing form, logic and reasonable thought out of the window, it would seem fate is on the Villans’ side ahead of their FA Cup showpiece with Leandro set to start at right-back in Tim Sherwood’s overly adventurous modus operandi.
Lump on their massive price for a Wembley triumph before word filters down to the bookies.