Newcastle United fans were in a positive frame of mind despite their 2-0 loss to Manchester City on Sunday.
Goals from David Silva, who struck before half-time, and Sergio Aguero, scoring in injury time, condemned Alan Pardew's side to defeat at St James' Park in their Premier League opener.
But that didn't stop supporters from going home with a smile on their face - and taking a number of positives from the game.
Many fans took to Twitter after the loss and a similar theme was expressed by most: that there was a lot of promise despite the defeat.
Newcastle have worked hard to add new faces to their squad over the summer, with the likes of Remy Cabella, Jack Colback, Emmanuel Riviere, Ayoze Perez and Daryl Janmaat moving to Tyneside and making their debuts against Manchester City.
And their effects on the team have been largely positive - according to Toon fans, anyway.
To their credit, the Magpies ran City very close during their defeat and, had Moussa Sissoko put away a great chance to equalise moments before Aguero's second, the result could have been very different.
Newcastle travel to Aston Villa for their next Premier League encounter - and supporters sound as though they will be traveling to the Midlands in good spirits. Here's a selection of the best Newcastle-related post-match tweets...
We lost. But not shamefully. A lot of promise in that performance. A great 'team spirit' & new players, played well. Promising #nufc— Helen Dunn (@MrsD_Helen) August 17, 2014
Tough loss but far from outplayed today. Encouraging signs ahead for the season. Colback & Cabella looked very good. #NUFC— Rory Faulds (@rory0120) August 17, 2014
Disappointed with the result but think #nufc have some positives to take out of today. After villa and palace will be the time to judge!— Matt Buck (@MattBuck1892) August 17, 2014
This team is definitely good enough to build upon, even though it's just 1 game, that's a positive ahead of Villa away next week. #NUFC— Harry_Raymond (@HarryRaymond97) August 17, 2014
That performance was so encouraging. Lovely stuff from #NUFC— Patrick Dermody (@Patrick_Dermody) August 17, 2014
We may have lost but saw a lot to be optimistic for the season ahead! #nufc— James Rutherford (@jrutherford11) August 17, 2014
Can Newcastle fans dare to dream this season?