West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Mowbray has three defeats to wipe from his team's collective memory bank.
Albion's next three games, Stoke City at The Hawthorns this Saturday, Norwich City on Easter Monday and Sheffield Wednesday the following Friday night, are all against teams who beat them back in their dark days of November.
It was halfway through the last of those defeats that Mowbray bombed out Chris Perry, while making up his mind that Nigel Quashie was on borrowed time. And the Albion response was to go on a run which saw them lose just once in 18 games.
Following their FA Cup exit on penalties, they then suffered the three straight defeats that have probably cost them an automatic promotion place.
Although they needed a Dean Kiely penalty-save on a day when Michael Kightly was fluffing an equally crucial one for their main rivals, the battling qualities shown in Saturday's win at QPR were just what Mowbray expects.