Mark Hughes branded himself and Tony Pulis "two daft Welshmen" after having the last laugh in their feud as Fulham completed a Barclays Premier League double over Stoke.
Hughes and Pulis fell out in September over an Andy Wilkinson tackle on Moussa Dembele, refusing to shake hands in that Carling Cup tie or in last month's league game at the Britannia Stadium.
But despite another tempestuous affair between the sides, the two managers buried the hatchet, pressing the flesh both before and after the Cottagers' 2-0 win.
"We were just two daft Welshmen a couple of weeks ago," said Hughes after watching Clint Dempsey's double edge his side closer to safety.
Despite their public reconciliation, there looked to be some needle between their players but Hughes added: "It was low key in that respect."