The departure of a manager followed by the immediate appointment of a new manager.
All of this fell the way of Vale of Leithen in a blink of an eye during the opening weeks of the season.
Since then however the dust has settled.
And the Vale have emerged from the dust to discover a new horizon.
For after having been on a slippery slope due to a string of poor results the Innerleithen side are now on track in having conjured up some much improved performances.
Helping steer the Vale to the right road has been new team boss Micky Lawson.
Speaking about his club’s current happenings, Lawson, who has a wealth of experience behind him as both a player and a manager said: “We rode our luck a bit at times against Edinburgh University last Saturday.
“But we got a win and that’s the important thing as wins are hard to get in the Lowland League as it is such a competitive league.
“I have brought in two or three new players since I became manager and I am hoping to get another in signing Keith McLeod from Spartans. Keith was a trialist against Edinburgh University and scored a goal. He would be a good signing for the Vale.”
Adding, Lawson says, “We are away to Edinburgh City on Saturday. City are a good side and are league champions. But we are not going to Edinburgh to be cannon fodder. We are going to Edinburgh looking for a result.”
Elsewhere in the Lowland League, Gala Fairydean Rovers host Dalbeattie Star while Selkirk travel to face Preston Athletic.
Undefeated in their last four games, in having won three as well as gaining a draw, which is their best run for some considerable time, Hawick Royal Albert take on Heriot Watt University at Albert Park in the East of Scotland League.
Peebles Rovers are away to Burntisland Shipyard.