Sickening the Prawn Sandwich Brigade made Preston victory so much sweeter
When Kevin Nolan fired home the winner at Deepdale it was the cue for almost the entire hospitality suite to clamber for the exits with faces like smacked backsides.
That was a sweet moment.
At too many grounds in the Championship this season, there have been too many glory hunters who probably don't set foot in the grounds of places like Preston, Scunthorpe or Blackpool unless there's a big game on.
Rather than supporting their local side, they prefer to don their Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal or Chelsea shirts and talk football like experts watching Sky in the bars up and down the country from Northwich to Torquay and beyond.
Therefore to see them heading back to the pub when Nolan scored with 14 minutes to go was the moment when some of the Preston public were exposed.
Oh, it was too much to see Nolan sprinting away in celebration.
It was too much to stay and support the home side for another 15 minutes or applaud them off with Alan Irvine doing a grand job at Deepdale with a team that is punching way above its weight.
I used to live in Preston and back then they were entertaining the likes of Bristol Rovers, Brentford and Walsall on a regular basis, rarely pulling in crowds of over 10,000.
So to be hosting Newcastle - as arrogant as it may sound - is a treat for them.
But walking out is another trait of fickle "support" in football.
They turned up looking for a shock and ended up with nothing but a soaking on their way back to the pub.
No matter where we go this season we will be in for the same treatment as whole towns cram into grounds and bay for Geordie blood.
That's why if we do get out of this division this season, it will be all the sweeter for experiences like last night against the North Enders.