Al get my coat
For Albert Luque it certainly now seems that some of the crowd are on the pitch.
He thinks it all over and although it isn't right now, it looks like his return ticket to Spain is in the post.
His inevitable departure is likely to come as soon as the transfer window re-opens on the first day of the first month of 2007 with Villarreal thought to be heading the chase tonight.
Luque admitted after the Celta Vigo game his Toon career was more or less at an end and it would take a miracle for him to stay.
Ok, perhaps not a miracle but a run of three or four games in the team which isn't likely.
The truth is Luque and Newcastle United just haven't hit it off.
At ÃÂ£9.5million from Deportivo la Coruna, Graeme Souness might have expected more from the Spaniard and after the Scot was chopped, Glenn Roeder can also be forgiven for not getting full value from Luque.
People will say he has never had the chance.
But when he has been given his stint under the spotlight, he simply hasn't done enough.
True he has managed to get on the scoresheet, his goal at Palermo a vital one, but the hunger just isn't there.
Perhaps that great chance after 20 seconds against Celta Vigo confirmed to United fans this just isn't going to work, in on goal with time and space but Luque could only drag the ball wide.
And after he'd slipped over just before half-time a shriek of "You couldn't get a game for Whitley Bay" could maybe even be heard by Alberto himself.
It's a shame for all concerned really.
A La Liga star coming to St James' Park with a proven track record of entertainment and goals, half a century of them, from one of the world's top Leagues.
He could have been the darling of Gallowgate instead he looks destined to join a list containing the likes of Jon Dahl Tomasson, Christian Bassedas, Daniel Cordone and Diego Gavilan.
Whether Luque can conjure something up in what looks to be his last month at Newcastle is a different matter.
But you wouldn't put your house on it would you?