Back to the future for Newcastle United
When Joe Kinnear arrived at Newcastle United last month he did so with the task of steadying the ship.
And to this day he has done exactly that, painfully there was a derby defeat chucked into that period but his first task was passed when he hauled United out of the relegation zone.
With the injuries Newcastle United had in September, not to mention the huge problems off it, any manager in the world would have had their work cut out to stop the slide.
But KInnear has showed both character, honesty and bottle in his job so far.
So it was no surprise today ahead of the Villa game on Monday that JK let us know what could be in store for United fans next month.
"I've always said I would honour what I do.
"But I know that after Chelsea it is d-day.
"After that it will all be revealed.
"It was going to be up to the Chelsea game.
"Either it will be sold or they've changed their minds.
"We talk after Chelsea.
"In the short-term I will do best but it might get sold under my feet.
"We've had Russians and South Africans but nobody has stepped up.
"But your guess is as good as mine.
"Myself, Mike Ashley, Dennis Wise and Derek Llambias will all sit down."
Kinnear though admitted he is keen to discover if he is going to be backed in the transfer market if he is still in charge.
He added: "I have asked if there is a "game plan" if the club isn't sold.
"Obviously if I do stay I would like finances."
And Kinnear feels that the club's future needs to be sorted for all concerned on Tyneside.
He said: "We need to have clear the air talks.
"That would be good for all of us.
"Myself, the players, the fans and everybody associated with the club."
And "clearing the air" sounds like one of the most sensible statements of the season so far, doesn't it?