AS Exeter City head into this weekend's game against Newport County, the summer of uncertainty and some of the negativity that plagued the club's promotion campaign last season seems a distant memory.
John O'Flynn's injury-time winner against Northampton Town meant a fourth win in seven games and lifted City to fourth in the table.
There seems a buzz of positivity amongst supporters expectancy that the Grecians will beat their newly-promoted Welsh opponents on Saturday and move into the automatic promotion places.
So where has this new-found optimism come from? When you look back at Saturday's result, and the six games preceding that, O'Flynn's goal only helped City record their first win on the road in four attempts this campaign.
And while I'm not underestimating the lift an injury-time winner can give a team, it is a clear the positivity amongst fans hasn't come from City's away form this season – it has emanated from the positive displays at the Park this season, most notably against AFC Wimbledon and Bristol Rovers.
The home form was something manager Paul Tisdale was keen to put right over the summer having watched his side win just seven out of their 23 league games at the Park last season.
Sam Parkin was brought in to give City a target man up front and help move away from a counter-attacking style of play that had seen them perform so well away from home, but notably out of sorts in front of their own fans.
It looks to be a shrewd move as City have been more competitive in every game they have played this season.
There were of course concerns that the changes made to the side over the summer would have an adverse affect on the away form.
I doubt we will see City win a record-breaking 11 games on the road this season, but I do feel the performances on the road so far don't suggest the Grecians are going to struggle to get results the same way they did at the Park last campaign.
They were unfortunate not to have got their first away victory in the second away game at Mansfield Town, when O'Flynn dragged the most clear-cut chance of the game wide.
The win could have also come in the match against Dagenham & Redbridge a couple of weeks later when the referee failed to award a penalty for Brian Saah's handball in what was a good second-half performance from City.
The change in tactics also means City have ability to force the play more in games and have been able to bounce back after going behind with greater ease.
Before, their tactic had been to soak up the opposition's pressure and hit on the counter-attack.
That tactic that doesn't work so well when you are playing against a team that is 1-0 and playing for time – I'm sure we can all recall the games at home to Torquay United, Dagenham & Redbridge and Rotherham United last season when that was the case.
But aside from all that, one of the major plus points of having a better home form this season is the optimistic mood around the club. And that would still be the case even if it was to have an adverse effect on the away form.
It was something defender Pat Baldwin eluded to in early February when he spoke to the Echo.
"It shouldn't affect the players, but at the end of the day we are only human beings, so sometimes it might," he said. "We need the fans to stay with us, stay patient and support us."
Baldwin was speaking ahead of Exeter City's match with Accrington Stanley last season when fans were starting to get on the players' backs after poor performances against Torquay United and Aldershot Town.
Oddly enough, City were also fourth in the table then after a 3-0 away win at Morecambe.
They had recorded three away victories in the last four games, but won only once in four games at the Park – sounds familiar doesn't it?
That is because it is almost an exact reverse of the home and away form we are seeing now.
But because I think there is a lower expectation from travelling support that you should get a result, coupled with the fact that there are fewer of your own fans there to watch you lose, there isn't the same negativity attached to it.
The question you have to ask is, if City had recorded three wins on the road this season but only just beaten Northampton at home with an injury-time winner from O'Flynn, would there be the same buoyant mood amongst fans? Probably not.
And for that reason alone, the changes have been a positive move.