WEDNESDAY, October 20, 2005 - a new beginning for Wrexham Football Club.
Last night's historic High Court ruling should safeguard the future of the Racecourse Ground and sends out a message to property developers planning to make a fast buck - hands off our football clubs.
The judge's decision to strip Alex Hamilton of the Racecourse Ground ownership means the stadium should be saved from the bulldozers.
Control of the ground will return to Wrexham FC's administrators, a great step forward that will ease the uncertainty surrounding the club.
It is not only Wrexham and their long-suffering fans who will benefit. A message has been delivered across the game loud and clear - grasping businessmen cannot have it all their own way.
The home of Wales' oldest League club will not be surrendered to make way for a block of flats. The game's most loyal band of fans will not lose their spiritual home. And football has demonstrated in dramatic fashion that the game still has a soul.
At long last, the dreaded E word - eviction - can be banished from the vocabulary of every Dragons fan.
Wrexham are not out of the woods yet, but the club's fortunes shine much brighter this morning.
With potential new offers waiting in the wings, the administrators can now get on with the crucial business of putting together a deal with a serious buyer.
Slowly, surely, Wrexham are pulling away from the brink.
Hamilton can still pursue the matter through a higher court, but even he must realise the game is now lost.
His plans to bulldoze the ground and relocate the club lie in ruins, the administrators having thwarted his plans at every twist and turn.
The judge has decreed that when the club is finally sold, Hamilton will receive £300,000 - exactly what he paid for it in the first place.
It's time for him to take that money and run.
True football people will hope he now does that. Then perhaps, before long, the day will come when we can concentrate on what's happening on the Racecourse pitch - rather than matters off it.
This morning our message to Wrexham's unloved owner is clear and simple: It's time to give up, Alex. Sell now and clear off.