It has been a bizarre season at Walsall this season and it was summed up perfectly by yesterday's press conference.
Wednesday saw Richard Money hailed as the messiah ahead of next season's anticipated promotion push and an assortment of local media listened intently as he waxed lyrical.
Yet with Money choosing to stay in the shadows for the remaining three days of this relegation-doomed campaign, it was caretaker-manager Mark Kinsella who faced the spotlight ahead of tomorrow's fixture with play-off hopefuls Barnsley.
Spotlight was hardly the operative word as, club employees aside, the massed throng of journalists assembled at Kinsella's final press call tallied exactly three.
So Walsall's most successful manager this season (one game in charge and one victory accrued) will melt into the background and hand over the reins to Money with the minimum of fuss after a stressful two weeks at the helm.
"There's nothing to it, is there?" joked Kinsella, referring to his managerial record.
"In all seriousness, I haven't slept for a couple of nights. As a playe,r you can change the game but when you are on the sidelines, it can be frustrating and I have a few grey hairs coming in already.
"It would be nice to resign with a 100 per cent record! I loved last Saturday at 3pm and I am looking forward to this one, too, but we always knew someone would be coming in.
"However, you couldn't ask for a better game, as we can knock Barnsley out of the play-offs. They have sold all their allocation and will bring 2,000 fans. It should be an entertaining game.
"We will give it our best shot and we don't want to just see out the season. We want to end on a high for the home fans.
"Richard Money will be at the game. He's in charge, but he wants to have a look around and start on Monday.
"There is a head in the crowd that the players have to impress," said Kinsella in reference to Money's arrival. "Prior to that, it was all hearsay and you had to put a performance in for yourselves.
"Now there is somebody there and it is down to the players to be relaxed and play good football like they did last week. We got a result with no pressure at Gillingham last week and there isn't a lot of pressure on us this time.
Saddlers will choose their strongest possible line-up. Kinsella added: "It would be unfair for us to throw a load of kids in and I think [Barnsley's play-off rivals] Nottingham Forest would have something to say about that."