Snap back to reality
Perhaps we should have known better or maybe you did know better and fully expected Newcastle to fall flat on their faces in terrible fashion last night at Pride Park.
Either way, you won't be a happy bunny today.
The Toon are brilliant at leading their fans into a false sense of security and then whack!
They go and serve up a performance so bad they lost to a team that the bookies have already paid out for to those who placed a wager on the Rams being relegated long before the middle of May.
Worse still the 1-0 scoreline doesn't tell the entire story, no, no, it could indeed have been even worse.
Let's be honest had Steve Howard been in better form it could have been six!
But let's at least have a serious look at the real damage caused.
Newcastle shouldn't have lost last night but if anything, and yes it's clutching at straws, they gave everybody a reality check and proved that nothing comes easy in the Premiership.
Graft and only hard graft gets you results and if you have a bit of skill, a bit of a plan and a guy capable of putting the ball in the onion bag - you win football matches.
And sadly Newcastle didn't look like they had any of that at Pride Park.
Last season Glenn Roeder's side fell to plenty of defeats last season which started at Aston Villa in their first game.
That team didn't learn, this team still can and after regrouping after the squad spent most of the last fortnight globetrotting while the rest of it played in the sea at Tynemouth, perhaps a result against a Derby team that thrashed out their problems together, with only a handful away on national team duty, was on the cards.
Indeed, life is what happens while your busy making other plans.
The plan now being to dismantle West Ham and the delights that go with home games at St James' Park.
Already stick is flying around for the manager, certain players and even frustrated fans taking it out on each other.
But on Sunday, we are one again for 90 minutes and all want the same thing which is three points.
If that happens the rollercoaster will be going up once again and we'll all get a little bit carried away again, whether it be privately or with friends.
You know what i'm talking about too, looking at the Premiership table and seeing where three more points would take us, we've all done it!
But until then that rollercoaster is sloping down, roll on Sunday then and hopefully a set of not so happy Hammers.
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