And so we wait with baited breath for today's promised second statement from Brentford – hoping it will take matters at the club from clear as mud to crystal clear.
For almost a week now, Bees fans have watched what had until then been a dream debut season in the Championship break apart piece by piece, before finally imploding at Charlton on Saturday in what must surely be the team's worst performance under Mark Warburton.
When the story first broke last week that Warburton could part company with the Bees at the end of the season following a disagreement with owner Matthew Benham over the future direction of the club (bit naughty of The Times to use the word 'sacked', which probably helped fan the flames), the initial disbelief was married with indignation. Perhaps they had got it wrong? There must be more to this than meets the eye?
Even though a subsequent club statement asked more questions than it answered, there was still a feeling of defiance and togetherness for the Watford game. Both Warburton's and Benham's names were sung by the fans, hopeful that the two would kiss and make up. The players, as one would expect, nailed their colours to the manager's mast, jumping on him to a man after Andre Gray gave the Bees the lead.
There naturally was a flatter than usual feeling after that defeat, after which Warburton flat-batted most of the questions about what had happened, but insisted his relationship with Benham was fine and that he would see his job through.
And so we waited for another statement. And waited. And then came came Saturday. A match against a Charlton side who had not won since early November. A week or so ago I would have predicted a roll over for the Bees. Now, I found myself travelling to the game convinced, with so much uncertainty still in the air, defeat awaited at The Valley.
What I didn't forsee was just how sorry and miserable a defeat it would be. Okay, the absences of Jake Bidwell and James Tarkowski did not help, but the way in which Brentford were instead rolled over was both depressing and embarrassing.
The players insisted afterwards that they were not affected by the speculation. Yes, they are professionals paid to do a job, but I find the insistence that they were somehow able to completely ignore all that happened last week hard to swallow.
That performance was so far removed from what Brentford have been about this season, it would be crazy to seriously consider it just a bad day at the office. When the Bees have lost this season, they have either simply been undone by the better side (eg Middlesbrough away) or generally been unlucky (most other defeats). Hell, there was more pride and passion in that 4-0 drubbing at the Riverside Stadium than we saw on Saturday.
And so to today's statement. I think even the most optimistic of supporters would find it hard to hope that there has been a miraculous patching up of the relationship, even if Benham and Warburton do go back a long way.
What is disappointing is the way in which some supporters have felt the need to put themselves in either a pro or anti camp, when we should in fact still be signing the praises of the best owner and manager we have had since the Second World War.
Any abuse of Warburton – even if he did disagree with Benham over certain things, or look into other jobs – would be disrespectful of a man who not only took the Bees into the second tier for the first time in over two decades, but kept the club there for a second season for the first time in 70, playing the best football ever seen at Griffin Park to boot.
Any abuse of Benham, who has deleted his Twitter account as a result, is even more unbelievable. The man has invested almost £100million in wiping the club's outside debts, rebuilding the academy from top to bottom, bringing in players who could once only have been dreamed of, and kick-started a new stadium project which could have died in the water when Barrett pulled out. The so called supporter who compared Benham to Ron Noades should hang his head in shame.
So let's hope we get some good news today, and that players, manager and owner pull together to get what had been a dream season back on track. In the meantime, let's show our respect for both Benham and Warburton and not form ourselves into camps as if it were a playground skirmish.