So just like waiting for a bus in the pouring rain, you have to wait an eternity for a City win just for it to be followed immediately by another.
A few more 'six pointers' like this and our relegation worries will soon be a distant memory, although you always suspect that the winding road we tread as City supporters will never be quite that straight forward.
Nevertheless it was just such a joy to get an away win. The landscape of the season has changed so much in four days we are now within a single point of the dizzy heights of fourth from bottom.
Stanley's re-acquaintance with the flurry of hysterical and humorous texts after a match last night rather then the anger, or often silence, of those moments post-defeat – which have become such a defining characteristic of the season to date – was like meeting an old friend you hadn't seen in years.
Just to be able to laugh and joke about making the play-offs rather than search for scapegoats is something Stanley has no wish to lose touch with again.
So does this mean the corner has been turned? Stanley has been around the block too many times following the wearers of the sacred yellow jersey to get too carried away with two results, lose the next two games and it is back to square one.
However there is something about the performances, as well as the actual results, of these two wins that suggest to Stanley that this does appear to be if not a corner being turned, then at the very least some serious light at the end of the tunnel.
Let's just hope it isn't the lights of an on-coming express train from the Potteries. It's just that the team is actually playing quite well; these weren't fortuitous wins, but deserved ones based on decent football and, critically, a real sense of purpose.
OK so Blackpool missed a penalty and hit the post but look at their first goal – these things even themselves out. Luck never makes or breaks a season.
The good fortune we enjoyed last night was different to the kind we enjoyed away at West Brom last year when in the course of beating them 1-0 West Brom hit the woodwork seven times. That was a lucky win, which did not signal a dramatic change in fortune for the team because the team did not play well.
Replicate our performance last night every game for the remainder of the season and we will win more than we lose. We looked like we know what we were doing.
The greatest indictment against the Grant regime was the utter 'cluelessness' of the team's play, in particular, in the game against QPR. These performances have been light years away from that.
There is, as ever, a couple of 'howevers…' that give Stanley cause for concern. Tiny Taylor was a colossus once again last night. He is the clearly the rock upon which are slowly developing renaissance is being built.
The problem is his loan spell ends after December 8th. Roeder, and more importantly the board, have to do what ever it takes to keep him.
The fear is, of course, that McLeish will recall all players who are out on loan so that he can see what he's got to play with before, you presume, he starts spending in January in order to keep the Blues up. It's time to start some sweet talking Glen…
The other, however, is the continued nagging doubt about the midfield. Stanley can't help feeling that, fine as individual players they maybe, Russell and Fozzy don't represent the long-term solution to our problems in this area.
An issue compounded by the age-old 'How to fit in Hucks?' conundrum, which in turn is complicated by the arrival of Pattison on the scene. A minor worry compared to that of Taylor, but one that Stanley would like to see sorted out come January.
So now for Stoke, and whilst frankly right now every game seems winnable, really we are playing for bonus points. The must-win game was last night. So sit back and enjoy a trip to the Britannia… not something Stanley thought he would be saying this season.
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