Na na na na na na na na Nicky, Nicky Butt, Nicky Butt, Nicky, Nicky Butt
He didn't look like he gave a monkeys when he returned to Newcastle in the summer after a depressing season on loan with relegated Birmingham.
And even though Glenn Roeder welcomed him back with open arms, something wasn't quite right.
Could Nicky Butt ever be the player he was for Manchester United again?
The answer now is turning out to be yes, with the performance against Tottenham big proof that Butty is back and loving football again.
This Blog has already slated Butt before and may do again.
But now is not the time for slating the Gorton-born midfielder, just simply heaping high praise on him.
True, he shouldn't have got involved with Pascal Chimbonda but when you are as passionate as he is, slapping him in the face isn't exactly going to make him laugh is it?
He did react but after all football is a contact sport, it's not a tickling contest.
As we know things spilled over in the tunnel and Chimbonda and Butty had to be torn apart during the break and just when you expected somebody to get sent off, the ex-Man U man only goes and scores the winner.
And this after spending much of the week in bed with a bottle of flu medicine.
Before Butt's winner we'd watched Paul Huntington grab his first ever goal too in the middle of Spurs' 1-0 and 2-1 up.
Oba Martins then hit THAT strike but the day has to go to Nicky Butt.
Wins like at Spurs could become a regular feature for the remainder of the season if Butt can keep that up.
Cannot wait until he's got rid of the flu all together!
Latest guest at the Idols pre-match talk-in is Kevin Carr from 1.45pm - admission is free.