So with the takeover rumours still very much in the spotlight, it would seem that Sheffield Wednesday are in the middle of real case of 'sliding doors'.
The season, and the near future, very much rests on the outcome of the Geoff Sheard interest, and many fans are worried that should talks fall down, then the season is very much over before it began.
It would now appear that even loyal supporters are waiting for the outcome, as season ticket sales are down with the propect of another under-achieving year ahead.
Watch this space, as within the next few weeks the Wednesdayite ballot process will have helped swing things one way or the other. Just a few weeks and the fans will know if it's (more) doom and gloom, or the turning point after a decade in the shadows...