Thanks again Sibi!
When Alan Shearer hobbled off at the Stadium of Light with his side 2-1 up, courtesy of his final ever and 206th Newcastle United goal, it started to sink in for the Geordie public that they may never see the like again in a black and white shirt.
But the fact is, Shearer's departure from the United first team scene and inevitable retirement had only just started to sink in.
We had an emotional night at Gallowgate in which a patched up Shearer limped back on to the field to fire home a farewell penalty against Celtic.
At that point it still hadn't sunk in.
But as the summer moved on and Michael Owen saw his knee shattered, the questions began to intensify.
Just who on earth was going to score the goals for Newcastle in the 2006/07 season?
How many people thought it would eventually be a shaven headed Frenchman that couldn't get a game for Manchester City?
By July it was becoming an obsession for some Toon fans with no number 9 ready to fill Shearer's boots.
By August Oba Martins had filled it - but how many Geordies were convinced he was the one?
And just a few Premiership games in it was obvious.
Alan Shearer hadn't been replaced, United were struggling badly for goals and many felt were struggling for inspiration without the skipper's presence.
Yet step forward Sibierski.
He's certainly no Shearer is he?
But nobody could have predicted United supporters would be so thankful to the no frills Frenchman.
He's admitted nobody expected anything from him but five goals later, Newcastle find themselves in the last eight of the Carling Cup, the last 32 of the UEFA Cup and three vital points better off because of his contributions.
Not bad for nowt!
It might not have been as historic as Shearer's goal against Pompey that took him past Jackie Milburn in Glenn Roeder's first game in charge, but Sibierski's effort against the south coast side and his big pal David James may turn out to be just as important.
In fact Sibierski's presence at the moment is crucial - United cannot do without him in fact.
Martins is struggling to get a grip of the goalscoring side of things and with Shola and Owen out for what seems like an eternity - it's pretty much over to you Sibi!
True, Seppe Rossi is also still in the background but at the moment it looks like he is on the way back to Old Trafford on January 1.