THE Accrington Stanley fans were vocal in the Dreams stand - and they got even louder as theirs came true.
130 made the trip down south for the League Two curtain raiser and they wouldn't have had a restless night if the Reds had come away with a draw.
After all, Wycombe are widely tipped to be one of the title favourites and the Reds hadn't won in their last seven away trips in the league.
But Paul Mullin made sure the fans and his manager John Coleman were in dreamland when he rose above the defence with his first real chance and sealed a valuable three points for the Reds.
After the relegation struggle of last season, it was a huge confidence boost with Stanley proving something of a bogey team for Paul Lambert's side with seven points out of a possible nine against them.
But, while the win might have made a few other teams sit up and take notice on the opening day of the league, Coleman admitted it took a stern half-time team talk to turn his side around.
"It is a dream start as this is a difficult place to come and they put us under a lot of pressure in the first half," said the boss.
"We weren't happy with that and we told the players in no uncertain terms at half-time that they needed to occupy Wycombe more in the second half. Fair play to the players, we did a lot better and restricted them to long range shots. They listened to what we said."
And it produced the result the manager wanted with Wanderers - without suspended top scorer Jermaine Easter - unable to find a breakthrough past what seemed a solid Stanley defence which was the butt of crictism last season after leaking too many goals.
And then the ever-reliable Mullin, scorer of 16 goals in the last campaign, headed home a John Miles corner just after half-time to send the players and manager into raptures.
"It is pleasing that something that you work on at the training ground comes off," said Coleman.
"The delivery was good, Mullers made a good run and it was a great finish. I said to him before the game that I fancied him to score.
"He has a habit of the bigger the game, the more he comes to the fore.
"And the clean sheet is pleasing. It has been a monkey on our backs certainly last year. We had to address that and we had two different defenders and a different goalkeeper and that's three out of five and it is a big change.
"But they did well in the main. Mark Roberts has played in the league with Crewe and then played in the Conference and, with no disrespect to the Conference, it is a different speed in League Two. It is a lot more intense, physical and quicker and he handled it well.
"This will give us confidence and it will give the fans confidence. Everyone has been asking questions about us defensively and I think we answered them to a certain extent.
"But we didn't answer them all because it is a long season and things can go pear-shaped very quickly."
That's what Coleman found out last season as Stanley went from the fringes of the play-offs in October down to the relegation battle after a 10-game winless run.
But he will be hoping an opening day victory will be the inspiration the Reds need to go on and challenge at the higher end of the table.
It was a red hot day in London and Coleman had some big decisions to make with his new-look squad and seven summer signings.
While he had picked his starting XI and the bench, it meant Phil Edwards and new striker Roscoe Dsane had to watch the game from the stands.
"It is difficult," said the boss. "They are very good players in their own right and worthy of a place but I can only pick 16. They were upset as you would expect but they rallied behind the players and were delighted with the win.
"That's the spirit we want. They will get their chance as it is a long season and it was only one game out of 45. And I fully expect both to play a big part this season."
But the big players on this day were centre back Roberts who made a stunning debut, keeping the Wycombe strikeforce under wraps, and winger Rommy Boco who was a constant threat and almost scored.
"The penny seems to have dropped for Rommy," enthused the manager. "He seems to be getting better every game I see him.
"His energy and willingness to get the ball and run with the ball was second to none. I am expecting big things from Rommy this season."
But the first player to make a major impact was new keeper Kenny Arthur.
In fairness, he didn't have a lot to do throughout the game but what he did was crucial.
Scott McGleish put in a stunning cross from the right on 10 minutes which was met by John Sutton and his fierce volley from six yards out produced a stunning reflex save from Arthur.
"It was a first class save," added Coleman. "If that had gone in we could have caved in but he saved it and that provided the platform for us to go on and win the game."
The Chairboys wideman also started well and it was the home side who created more openings in the first half with a Martin Bullock free kick going just wide and Sutton's looping header flying over.
Lee McEvilly did burst through but couldn't find the target as both teams had a number of new signings on show and it was taking time to gel with limited chances in the heat.
Stanley were on the back foot with the midfield pushed too deep and so Coleman then had his half-time blast.
Within 12 minutes of that, the Reds were 1-0 up when, with Stanley's first shot on target, Mullin steered the ball home giving keeper Scott Shearer no chance.
Lambert threw on all his three substitutes over the next 30 minutes while McEvilly slipped back to bolster the midfield as Wanderers pressed for the equaliser.
However it was Stanley who could have struck next on 75 minutes when Miles found Boco whose strike was well saved by Shearer before Jay Harris - last season's goal hero at Adams Park - tucked home what should have been No 2.
But the off-side flag had gone up and the Reds were left to hang on for the final 15 minutes.
Wycombe sub Stefan Oakes had two chances - firing into the side netting and having another 30-yarder which was easy for Arthur - but the Reds held out to make it a sweet start to the season.