Firstly it was Steve Bruce baring his soul and admitting that his attempt to make Birmingham more aesthetically pleasing had gone horribly wrong.
Birmingham's manager spent last week offering contrition for the fare on offer this far from his team and promised a new, improved version for the remainder of the season.
A first home victory of the campaign certainly vindicated his decision to publicly announce a policy change and it looks as though this refreshing candour has started a trend.
Jamie Clapham, who has spent the majority of his three seasons at Birmingham City in a defensive role, has laid his cards on the table and revealed he wants to be classed as a midfielder.
While this may appear to be a seismic shift to St Andrew's regulars used to seeing him operate in a leftback role, in Clapham's defence, he did spend a large part of his Ipswich Town career in either a wide or central midfield role.
Marcos Painter's impressive Premiership debut against Fulham appeared to push Clapham further down the pecking order but, as if to prove a point, he was instrumental in creating Nicky Butt's winner after replacing David Dunn in a wide left role for the final 16 minutes.
In fact, the left-back role has been something of a poisoned chalice already this season with Stan Lazaridis, Matthew Upson, Julian Gray and Clapham himself all filling in with varying degrees of success.
So rather that view Painter's arrival on the scene as a snub, Clapham viewed it as a cathartic experience to reveal his true intentions.
"I'm not a defender," claimed Clapham. "I signed for this club three years ago as a midfield player and that's where I want to play.
"I've been doing the job at left-back for three years and I'm just happy to be helping the club. I think we are going places. At the moment we are in dire straits and we need everyone to pull together in the squad and make sure we get results.
"I wasn't surprised that Marcos was picked, as he is a very good player. I think he might be predominantly a centre-half but he's done a great job as left back.
"I'm delighted for him as he's a good young pro and you could see what his attributes were.
He deserved his place in the team and did a good job against Fulham. That's what we need every week, 11 people doing their job.
"It was an opportunity for me against Fulham as I know that I can do the defensive side, but I believe I can create chances as well.
"However, for our goal it was just a long ball to Emile Heskey, who did well in the air, and Nicky Butt was there to put it in."
Clapham admitted it had been tough being a Birmingham player this season, as they have received criticism for their home record.
The victory against Fulham is a step in the right direction towards rectifying their points deficit and Bruce's celebrations after Butt's goal were a throwback to the Barry Fry era of touchline jigs.
Nevertheless, Clapham conceded that finally winning a Premiership home game at the eighth attempt was an uplifting experience for everyone concerned.
"The manager has not looked strained," continued Clapham. "He's been fine and the players have been fine.
"We still go out and do our things in the community, but it's not great when supporters are asking you what's going wrong because you don't actually know the answer.
"Some of the performances have been good at home but we haven't got the results. If you don't get results the supporters are going to question you.
"There was relief all round after our goal and I'm sure the supporters would have got on the pitch as well if they could!
"We have been working hard, but it's not a pretty place to be; I've been down there with Ipswich too and it's not easy to get the result.
"However, it's something we are capable of."
Yet Clapham sent out a caveat that an isolated victory won't help in the bigger picture.
Birmingham are still four points from safety and face a testing trip to Manchester City on Saturday.
That precedes a run of fixtures against Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Chelsea to finish off 2005 and Clapham is optimistic they can play with more freedom after the victory over Fulham.
"It was brilliant to win, but we have started ourselves off now and we have to keep it going," said a cautious Clapham.
"There's no point beating Fulham if we go and lose at Manchester City. We need to make sure we don't get beat and take it from there.