York City fans spent much of last season watching on and wondering.
They saw Stockport County finally break free of their National League North chains and wanted to know when it was their turn.
There are many similarities between the two clubs in terms of size and history. Both haven’t made light work of life outside of the National League.
But August seems to have offered hope that this year might be the one which sees the Minstermen back on the right road again.
Steve Watson made a number of shrewd summer signings and they made an instant impression.
A tricky opening day game at Altrincham was easily negotiated. Then they won against Brackley Town, Blyth Spartans, Leamington, Spennymoor Town and Gloucester City.
It was an undefeated month, even if they may have hoped for more than a point against Farsley Celtic and Gateshead.
Watson now has his feet under the table and York City may not have to look on enviously for much longer if they build on their great start.