Kevin O'Connor has hailed the buzz around Griffin Park as the best since the Martin Allen era.
Allen took Brentford from relegation fodder to two League One play-offs and FA Cup fifth rounds in the space of two years from 2004-2006.
What followed was pretty much two years of misery for Bees fans until a mini-revival under Andy Scott was followed by an impressive start to the new league campaign.
And following Saturday's 2-1 win over Dagenham & Redbridge, O'Connor reckons he sees similarities with the Allen era.
He said: "When I was watching at the end I could see all three sides singing, and it gives you a buzz just watching it.
"I haven't seen that since the Martin Allen era. It was really good, and we've got the place going again.
"The change of manager has turned it around. He's brought in Terry Bullivant and his own players and ideas, and it seems to be working really well.
"It was a good win and three points fully deserved. It's been a good, solid start."
And the versatile Irishman reckons if the Bees can keep playing like they did on Saturday, there's no reason why Scott cannot emulate Allen.
He said: "I've got a good feeling about this season. We've been playing well and kept a lot of clean sheets.
"On that form we're up there, creating chances, and always look like scoring. Our confidence is up and we've got to keep it going."
However, a regular at right-back under Allen, O'Connor has accepted he is not a first-choice starter under Scott.
Back in central midfield, he has had competition from Marcus Bean, Craig Pead and Frankie Artus, while Gary Smith will soon be added to that list too.
He said: "I've got to work hard and try and get back into the team. For the last couple of games I haven't been first choice, and I've got to accept it."