Tin hat time again
We've had two weeks to stew about it but now it's back to work.
The defeats against AZ Alkmaar and Charlton have lingered longer in the memory than most because of the international break but now Newcastle United at least have a great chance of putting things right in the game with Manchester City,
Talk from the players is that a place in Europe can still be achieved.
However, it would me a massive ask from a squad that have never really put together a convincing run of form all season.
Perhaps the expectations of fans have even gone down a little.
But surely we can beat Man City!
City have actually been much worse than United at their worst this term and nothing short of a convincing home win will send the fans away happy.
All most fans ask in the final four home games of the season is a couple of wins and at least give it a proper go against Arsenal and Chelsea.
Certain members of the squad will be gone next season but while some of them are still in the going, going section - they can still rescue their career in Toon with a few quality performances.
But have some players got that left in them after such an up and down campaign?
As mentioned frequently by managers, fans and players - the injuries have played a big part but that's only because the wafer thin squad was always an injury crisis away from mid-table mediocrity or worse.
And now with Glenn Roeder's side in 11th place with eight games left, the proof will be in the pudding in the last few games, with everyone bar Michael Owen and Shola Ameobi back from injury.
Quite what emotion we'll be going through on Monday nobody knows!