Is the writing on the wall for United at Reading?
On a weekend of watching other teams play/fail/succeed or watching managers quit their jobs with plenty left to play for, Newcastle United enter the ring at Reading knowing it really is the last chance saloon if they are to get something out of a campaign many just want done and dusted.
All that is left on the shelf is a place in the Intertoto Cup and not many of us are even excited about that.
True it would be a return to Europe for the Magpies for the second year running via the much maligned route but let's be honest, do some of the players at Newcastle actually deserve to be playing continental football next season?
Hoping that Spurs finish higher than Portsmouth and that we beat Reading, Blackburn and Watford is without a shadow of doubt, clutching at straws.
But somehow Newcastle still have one finger on the edge of the cliff.
Two players will be at Reading to try to help pull them to safety in Michael Owen and Shola Ameobi but despite the ÃÂ£17million man and big Shola certainly a massive plus, will they be enough?
It seems too little, too late.
Yet victory at Reading would keep Blackburn in sight and provide a chance to overtake them in the last home game of the season.
Oh yeah, we need Spurs to keep winning as well.
Even by Newcastle United's standards, it seems very much a no-goer.
Time will only tell but many have long since dashed to the travel agents to book their summer holidays instead.
And it could easily be a case of "see you by the pool" come the final whistle if the same approach is taken by the players at the Madejski Stadium.