It was hardly a whirlwind sweeping in taking all and everything with it while shaking foundations to the core.
But it never was going to be like that; there simply aren't that many options to allow such an iron fisted revolution.
It was more like a gentle blow of the cheeks. There was one new face as Federico Macheda made his debut. On the other hand, some things remain like fixed points in time and space: Dexter Blackstock lumbered onto the pitch as a late substitute.
The home crowd got anxious after Gary Gardner finally found his shooting boots - the ones that were once owned by Billy Dane from Roy of the Rovers that allowed him to score absolute belters from 83 yards out.
It ended all square as Sone Aluko slotted in after a fortunate deflection. Ah well. A point away from home on a biting Tuesday evening up north is always welcome.
The Paul Williams revolution is underway. With smiles.
Who's next then? Bring em on.