Plenty of column inches have been dedicated to Crystal Palace's decision to bring in Dutchman Frank de Boer over the last few days but few have managed to summarise the crossroads that the Eagles are facing better than BBC pundit Andy Townsend.
Whilst the manner of our weekend loss to David Wagner's Terriers may have been shocking, the issues which caused us to fall to an opening day defeat had been discussed at length by supporters in the weeks leading up to the fixture.
Given the Eagles preferred tactical set-up in the years leading up to de Boer's arrival, it's no real surprise to see the squad struggling to implement a system which leans so heavily on possession and patience, rather than frantic counter-attacks but as Townsend discusses so eloquently via the link at the top of page; it will provide a hugely interesting sideline for the media to keep an eye on over the next nine months.
From a personal perspective, it does feel as though there is a desire across our fan-base to see de Boer's shift in style succeed but alongside that, no one is losing sight of the fact that the Dutchman earns his money in a result-driven business, with no leeway whatsoever given to those who require a settling in period.
In truth, Townsend's words, although put across in plain English, drive straight to the heart of the conundrum facing de Boer and the club as a whole throughout the 2017/18 Premier League campaign. It is a clash of cultures, albeit one that both parties are entering into completely voluntarily. How it will all work out remains to be seen but we can say with absolute certainty that it won't be boring for supporters or neutrals to watch.