The winning result in Slovenia for the Northern Ireland football team is a truly great start to qualifying for the Euro 2012 competition.
This result - unexpected by all but the most optimistic supporter - should give the necessary boost and confidence for the team to play their hearts out in the coming matches.
So often the Northern Ireland supporters are treated to a roller-coaster ride of results, but their loyalty remains with the team.
Let's all get behind Nigel Worthington and the boys and be there for the coming matches.
Wouldn't it create a great atmosphere in this time of recession and cutbacks if 'our wee country' qualified?
The fans can make all the difference between our team winning and losing.
ROBIN NEWTON (DUP)
MLA for East Belfast