Give us a break Mac!
Michael Owen may well be back on track from injury which is great news for all concerned at NEWCASTLE UNITED.
Owen played 75 minutes in a behind closed doors friendly against Gretna with the ÃÂ£17million striker scoring in his first game back since shattering his knee at the World Cup in Germany for England.
Yet isn't it about time people gave him a bit of time to pull on the black and white shirt before talking about England again?
Owen will no doubt be keen to get back to international duty at some stage but the worst fear for many Toon fans is he comes back for the June Euro 2008 qualifier in Estonia and gets hurt again.
And if it could happen to anyone it will be to Newcastle.
The plan for Glenn Roeder between now and the end of the season will surely be to give Owen a taste of life back at St James' Park again with a view to an untroubled campaign next term.
And for many people at Newcastle, chucking the hopes and fears of a whole nation and Steve McClaren on to Owen's shoulders in a high octane and pressure cooker game in Estonia doesn't exactly fit in to his careful comeback schedule.
True, McClaren is amazingly just games away from the boot with England and Owen can help get him out of trouble.
But isn't the whole England situation the main reason why Newcastle are in such a disappointing state in their own domestic campaign.
Don't forget this season was always going to be hard with the retirement of Alan Shearer and the summer injury to Owen made that task even harder.
It also meant that funds kept aside for a top class defender or two had to be spent on Oba Martins with Shola Ameobi on his last legs at the start of the season, Shearer retired and Owen on crutches.
Let's be honest if England cannot beat Estonia without Owen, then this country really has gone to the dogs.
And do you really give two hoots about how England do at the Euros next summer if it means another season like this one?
Surely the England boss can use some of his skill and know-how to get through a sticky patch without jeopardising Newcastle's hopes any longer.