For Brentford, the dream of playing in the Premier League has become even closer to reality following the release of the fixtures for their first ever Premier League season.
On Wednesday, the Bees discovered that their first opponents will be Arsenal. And now they can start to assess their chances of emulating the clubs who have won on their PL debut.
A winning start as a new Premier League club is certainly a noteworthy achievement.
Since the competition's inaugural season, Brentford are the 28th team to earn promotion and take part for the first time, and they can become only the seventh of those to win their opening match.
The last team to achieve that feat were Huddersfield Town, who went top of the table with a 3-0 victory at Crystal Palace at the start of 2017/18.
Before then, Blackpool made a real splash when they triumphed 4-0 at Wigan Athletic in 2010/11.
History suggests a winning start is a strong indicator that a debut club will ultimately stay up.
After all, of the six teams who won their opener, five retained their PL status.
However, success in that first match certainly isn't everything.
After all, Blackpool were relegated despite their impressive debut. And, while 18 of the 27 debut clubs have lost their opening match, half of those have stayed up regardless.
If Brentford can start their campaign in the best possible way with a home victory against the Gunners 2021/22 could be only the second season where the three promoted teams claim more than four points combined on the opening weekend.
The only time this has happened was in 1997/98 when Bolton Wanderers and Palace each won to return six points.
Remember, you can get all 380 fixtures released tomorrow sent directly to your mobile device by using the Premier League's digital calendar, which you can set up right now at pl.ecal.com.