Brentford's 1-1 draw with Aston Villa on September 14 proves how much can change in football in eight years according to Lewis Macleod.
On September 13 2008, the Bees drew 0-0 at early League Two pacesetters Wycombe as the Brentford eventually marched to the title.
Aston Villa, two days later, claimed a 2-1 win at Tottenham to continue their good start in the top flight as they even battled for a Champions League spot.
However, fast forward to Wednesday night and the Bees claimed a 1-1 draw thanks to John Egan's late strike cancelling out Jonathan Kodjia's fine opener.
Macleod said: “A lot has changed since then. Tonight, I think we shaded the second half and I wouldn't have been surprised if we got the second goal but 1-1 is a good result.
“I'd like to say that we deserved it. In the first half, they shaded it but in the second we started to play well.
“We passed the ball about quite well and we're finding pockets behind the midfield. I think we deserved the goal. It was a good performance and a good result.”
Both performances at Villa Park and on Saturday against Brighton have seen much improved second half displays from Brentford and he put it down to the right things being said at the break.
“I don't know what's in the half-time (refreshments) but it must be good,” Macleod joked.
“The biggest thing for us was the deep midfield in the first half as Mile Jedinak was having a lot of the ball.
“We spoke about that at half-time and we changed the formation. It suited us better to change them and we got a lot of joy from that.
“As a team, we're doing well and taking every game as it comes. We're doing well and it's shown in the performances.”