If Brookvale is not the toughest place in the NRL to bag two competition points if you are a visiting team, it is on the podium.
But while the points are all the same value no matter where or how you earn them, some wins are more special than others.
The Knights' backs-to-the-wall triumph against the Eagles on the road on Sunday was a case in point.
The controversial finish will attract all the headlines. There will be plenty said about Manly prop Addin Fonua-Blake allegedly calling referee Grant Atkins a "f...ing retard" and being sent off after the fulltime whistle was blown.
Eagles players all thought they should have at least been awarded a penalty at the death when winger Tevita Funa was taken down just after he kicked into the Knights in-goal in the last play of the game.
But nothing should detract from another truly gutsy performance from the Knights to hang on for a 14-12 win that puts them back in the top four.
This side showed signs of what they are capable of in a 14-all draw with Penrith earlier in the season. But since then, they were caught napping my Melbourne early in a loss at Gosford and then came up with an insipid opening 30 minutes against the Cowboys last weekend.
Sunday was all about restoring pride in the jumper and they came through a searching test brilliantly.
Their second half defence was inspiring. After leading 14-6 at halftime, they didn't get a favour at all from referee Atkins in the final 40 minutes and Manly launched onslaught after onslaught but Newcastle's wall was only breached once.
Skipper Mitchell Pearce, who was poor in the first half against the Cowboys, led from the front and was in everything against Manly, coming up with 34 tackles, kicking for Kurt Mann's try, forcing three goal line restarts and running for almost 100 metres.
The work load from the forward pack was huge. Hooker Andrew McCullough made 50 tackles but still somehow found the energy to get back and force Funa's kick in his own in-goal in the final seconds to save a try after Manly's long range break threatened to win them the match.
Props Daniel Saifiti [207m and 44 tackles] and David Klemmer [196m and 33 tackles] were tireless while Jacob Saifiti was also non-stop,making 48 tackles. Aidan Guerra played the last 50 minutes, making 35 tackles and coming up with some big plays.
Given the loss of the luckless Edrick Lee to another broken arm after only a few minutes and HIA's for Sione Mata'utia and Kalyn Ponga, the Knights had to dig deep to find some reserves and they did.
Knights coach Aam O'Brien was understandably rapt in his side's effort.
"I didn't care how we won, I just wanted us to be gutsy," O'Brien said. "I didn't even care if we won. I just wanted us to get back to being a gritty, tough, resilient team that we set out to be at the start of the year. I thought we did that tonight."