Bray rumours spark familiar panic
Just as it seemed the League of Ireland was entering the new year with reduced chaos levels, Bray Wanderers restored that familiar feeling of pre-season panic.
With uncertainty surrounding the future of manager Pat Devlin, rumours have spread like wildfire about the Seagulls' well-being, and their fans aren't the only ones waiting for clarity.
All we know for certain is that, while other clubs have made serious progress on assembling a squad for the forthcoming campaign, Bray have not.
Midfielder Gary Dempsey, who is in limbo, broadcast his confusion at developments as he sought reassurance that tales he was hearing weren't true.
There is also confusion over who will be in charge at UCD, where Martin Russell's future is clouded in uncertainty.
So much for a stable winter.