With a distinct paucity of things to get excited about at the moment, it's perhaps understandable that Aston Villa kind of lost control on Sunday afternoon after finding themselves sitting on a sliver of good news to pass onto their long-suffering supporters.
It all started with a mysterious "teaser" on Twitter promising BIG PLAYER NEWS later in the day...
You probably don't need us to tell you that things are at a decidedly low ebb at Aston Villa at the moment, with Paul Lambert's shot-shy side managing to score a frankly dismal 11 league goals so far this season in the space of 22 games.
However, while Villa fans are perfectly entitled to moan, they should really spare a thought for supporters of non-league Seaford Town, one of the only clubs in the top 10 divisions of English football with a worse goal record than Lambert's impotent mob.
Brad Guzan's immediate focus may be on Aston Villa's battle to survive in the Premier League, but 2015 also offers the goalkeeper a golden chance to establish himself as a starter on the United States national team.
When ESPN FC caught up with the 30-year-old stopper at Villa's Bodymoor Heath training base, he opened up on a host of topics that provided an insight into a figure who has slowly emerged from the shadows to become a key man for club and country.
In the main, the claret and blue faithful refrained. There were some empty spaces in the Holte End at kick-off but the attendance was just under the 40,000 mark at Villa Park. This was a great turnout given the likelihood of the entertainment on offer.
Despite numerous reports linking Fabian Delph with becoming the next Steven Gerrard at Liverpool, Paul Lambert insists it ain't about the money for the midfielder as he hopes Aston Villa can convince the England international to stay and have a "big career" at Villa Park.