The spotlight was on the KC Stadium tonight, when Hull City and West Ham went toe to toe for Premier League points.
Both have made solid starts to the campaign, and both wanted to kick on after staving off the drop last season.
With a move to the Olympic Stadium looming, West Ham can't afford to lose their top-fllght status.
Meanwhile Hull go went the game against the backdrop of owner Assem Allam threatening to sell up.
He remains annoyed over the failure of his bid to change the club’s name to Hull Tigers.
He says it will make the club more marketable, and he seems serious in his threat to leave.
That will worry the fans who have seen a real transformation over the last 10 years.
I remember going to Hull, who were then at a crumbling Boothferry Park, on Boxing Day during our 1994-95 promotion season.
Times were so hard, a group of fans took a bedsheet around the track to collect coins to donate the to club’s survival fund.
Look at them now – playing Premier League football in a fine stadium, reaching an FA Cup final and qualifying for Europe.
We have played Hull in Leagues II and I as well as the Championship over the last 10 years or so, and their progress provides hope to all clubs.
A lot of credit should go to Steve Bruce, who has assembled a very competitive side, but the owner has certainly played his part in bringing the good times to Humberside, and it would be sad for it all to fall apart.