After a season to forget, Aston Villa fans finally found something to cheer about - owner Randy Lerner is selling the club.
Lerner had become the point of Villa fans' anger in recent seasons that culminated in the Birmingham club being relegated from the Premier League.
The Villa owner had been looking for a buyer for some time, and the news is that he has agreed a deal with the Chinese Recon Group, owned by Tony Jiantong Xia. It's fair to say Villa fans were pretty happy about it.
Goodbye Randy Lerner!!! Exciting times ahead now, hopefully this will be the turnaround!! #avfc
-- Stuart Grant (@stutorres) May 18, 2016
Thank you, China.
-- LuisMiguelEchegaray (@lmechegaray) May 18, 2016
Welcome Dr Tony Xia hope you give good budget to new manager randy goodbye won't miss you
-- Ash (@aw_ash) May 18, 2016
Absolutely buzzing with the news, can't wait until the season. Really hope Steve Hollis stays on the board, he's done a brilliant job! #AVFC
-- Jamie (@AvfcJamie) May 18, 2016
Goodbye Randy Lerner, thanks for appointing Remi Garde and letting Alex McLeish spent all his transfer money on Charles N'Zogbia
-- Jamie F'N Hand (@JamieHand101) May 18, 2016
Lerner's reputation at Villa has long been sullied, but reports suggest his bank balance has also taken a hit after a cut-price deal.
Villa selling for £60m is 40% of what they were being marketed for by Bank of New York Mellon 12 months ago. Relegation is expensive. #avfc
-- Matt Scott (@Matt5cott) May 18, 2016
Goodbye Randy! £250m down, relegation and universal hatred. Hope you've enjoyed your stay. #avfc
-- Graham G (@jambonvilla) May 18, 2016
Not all fans were leaping for joy, although this was about as measured as the Villa fans got.
And goodbye Randy 5 years of enjoyment and 5 years of pure hell #avfc
-- Jamie Barfoot (@jbarfoot23) May 18, 2016
-- DBs (Relegated) (@danbardell) May 18, 2016
With the new owners set to move in, subject to Premier League and Football League approval, attention quickly turned to who might take over as manager with the position vacant.
-- Duncan Castles (@DuncanCastles) May 18, 2016
-- Emma Mclean (@Emsy001) May 18, 2016
Most Villa fans were just happy to be dreaming again, though.