It was like a victory, a weight lifted slightly from your back. West Ham had a point, the first point of the season, against Stoke away.
Scott Parker, again. Another goal.
Penny and Terry were jumping up and down with glee.
'Our season has started' said Terry.
'Watch us shoot up the league' Penny responded.
It might be training with Leyton Orient and interest from Millwall but West Ham were still the real target.
'We have two London Derby's to come against Spurs and Fulham at home' said Terry.
'Both at home. Six points plus this one and we'll be up that league table.'
Such are the hopes and dreams of fans who never despair - quite.