We're still here - now any danger of a performance?
Newcastle United fans have never been backwards in going forwards.
And when they don't see what they like, they'll make sure people know about as football legends Ossie Ardiles, Kevin Keegan, Kenny Dalglish, Ruud Gullit, Sir Bobby Robson and Graeme Souness all very well know.
It's something that Big Sam is now also acutely aware of too.
So with 6,000 Geordies dedicating the bulk of their weekend (and a fistful of cash just weeks away from Christmas) to the black and white cause - isn't it time United served up a decent performance?
So far Toon fans have watched plenty of performances with arms folded unimpressed after giving their full voice of the majority of the game - only to be rewarded with nowt!
OK, James Milner did save face at Sunderland but a derby is different.
Reading, Man City and Derby away have left fans livid.
But surely, just like Toon fans will when they invade sleepy old Lancashire, the players HAVE to rise to the occasion and continue the good memories of recent times at Ewood Park.
Toon fans have always travelled to away games to back their teams and made themselves heard.
From Tranmere Rovers in the Zenith Data Systems Cup at Prenton Park to Plymouth Argyle on a wet Friday night before Christmas to up in the skies at Barcelona and beyond - they were there and it seems they always will be.
And they'll be there again in force at Ewood but will Newcastle United turn up and do the business in the same fashion?
At least one thing will be a certain bet.