Over to you Harps
Injuries at football clubs are supposed to come and go aren't they?
Well, not in Newcastle United's case and certainly not in the case of Shay Given.
True, they do come and go but that doesn't mean to say certain players won't suddenly pick up a different injury in a different place.
And why not chuck in a nice twist of irony as well?
That's twice our top stopper has been hurt against the Hammers!
Shay will now miss a month and Peter Ramage is also out for three weeks with a hamstring problem - and that's just one game!
Given of course had already suffered a damaged bowel at West Ham after a choice challenge by Marlon Harewood resulted in scenes mirroring TV series Casualty after the game in the tunnel.
Now against the same side Given's groin problem means it is almost a case of deju vu without the paramedics that is.
So it's over to you Steve Harper.
The chance is there for Harps to come in and do a job - just like he did earlier in the campaign and on countless occassions before that.
The Toon 1999 FA Cup final keeper - who at that time was keeping Shay out on merit - won the acclaim of the Gallowgate when he came off the bench against West Ham for the second time this term.
I might be wrong but I don't think there is another keeper in the world that Toon fans would prefer to see between the posts in Shay's absence.
Don't forget a clutch of Premiership clubs wanted Harps when his contract was up and some have even gone as far as saying he'd be one of England's top three goalies if he played every week.
It's time to show the world again Harps and we are all right behind you too.