The first step to safety?
Doom and gloom merchants have had a field day at Newcastle United this season but enough has to be enough.
Surely the time has come to stick it right up those who have been revelling in the club's demise of late and make that first step to security.
Yes, Newcastle United shouldn't be talking about the words relegation but the cold facts are that this is a club going through a period of change (the umpteenth period of change maybe) and that a new owner, new managerial appointment and a clutch of new players signed by the previous manager, were always prone to struggle this season.
But enough of why we are in that position, the next step forward is getting out of it.
And against a team that have struggled on their travels this year and who are only better than Derby in terms of position, Newcastle have a great chance.
Beat Fulham and the pressure could be off because a nine point gap between the two clubs come Saturday night could mean it's curtains for our friends from the south.
And that would mean that the likes of Birmingham, Sunderland and Bolton would then have to go on a magnificent run of form to overtake us.
It might sound complicated but the lowdown is win two or three home games and we're safe.
And with the performance at Birmingham to build plus the return of attacking football with the three man attack on Monday, things could be looking a lot better.
Remember that? Three points, a smile and having a pint to celebrate?
Well it could be just around the corner for the Toon Army.