The wait is almost over and the excitement has reached fever pitch. The 2014-15 season begins this weekend for Chester FC.
The Blues have made huge strides over the last 12 months and hopes are high Steve Burr and his squad can deliver further progress this season.
There's a lot to be excited about for the fans and here's five reasons why the return of football should set the pulses racing:
1) Return of the Rovers
The last time Chester and Tranmere met in a competitive game was on March 23, 1991 when John Major occupied 10 Dowing Street and Hale & Pace topped the charts with 'The Stonk'.
On that occasion, Johnny King got the better of Harry McNally with Rovers winning 2-0 at Sealand Road, going on to gain promotion to the second tier.
Chester were relegated two seasons later and, save for the occasional pre-season game, the clubs have been apart for the past 24 years. Absence hasn't made the heart grow fonder in this case and both sets of fans will be counting down until September 12.
Most bookmakers have priced the Blues at 33/1 or 40/1 for the title, suggesting another mid-table finish will be on the cards. However, some shrewd observers have tipped them up as potential outsiders for promotion.
In terms of budget, Chester rank well down the pecking order but Steve Burr remains one of the most respected managers in non-league football and knows the division inside out.
Finishing inside the top-10 looks a more realistic goal, but the manager came within a whisker of reaching the Football League with Kidderminster Harriers and his record means it would be foolish to write the Blues off.
3) Big Ben
The defender's rise from unknown to first name on the team-sheet was one of the stories of last season. He's worked hard with the management team to develop his game and both he and club stand to reap the rewards.
Heneghan's performances have not gone unnoticed and bigger clubs are understood to be watching his progress with interest. He's an excellent defender and a huge threat from set-pieces, scoring eight times in 2014-15.
The 21-year-old could well establish himself as the best centre-back in the division this season, and he has the talent and attitude to succeed at a much higher level.
4) Cottage pie
If you've experienced the Aggborough cottage pie then you'll understand. If you haven't then you must.
Kiosk offerings have been a bone of contention for Chester fans for the past couple of seasons, and given this one has no crust or pastry some might dispute calling it a pie.
So what do you get? Lashings of delicious, rich meat and vegetables topped with crispy potato and a fork to wolf it down with. The £4.50 cost might make some wince, but it's worth it. Trust us.
A disappointing performance at the Racecourse in March allowed Wrexham to defeat the Blues for the first time since 2008.
Chester will want to put that right and get the chance on October 3. Last season's other cross-border clash produced a classic, perhaps the greatest of all the derbies the rivals have contested.
Ben Heneghan's last-gasp winner live on BT Sport sparked delirious scenes and made the 21-year-old an instant legend. Each of these games gives someone the opportunity to write themselves into the history books. Who will it be this season?