Sunderland game is a great chance for Toon stars to join an elite club
Folklore has been one of the key words of the week on Tyneside with plenty former Toon legends urging the current crop of stars to write themselves into it alongside them.
You know who I'm talking about people like Liam O'Brien, Andy O'Brien, Scott Sellars, David Kelly and Nikos Dabizas.
All of them are permanent fixtures in the black and white history books which shows that Newcastle have dominated the fixture in modern times.
James Milner joined that club in the corresponding fixture in November when United escaped from the Stadium of Light with a draw that didn't look on the cards.
Milner sadly won't start in the Tyne-Wear derby on Sunday and may not even make the bench but for Kevin Keegan it would now be a case of who would he drop?
The team is playing as well as it has all season at the moment with the three big hitters in attack capable of causing Sunderland mayhem, it's hard to see all three of them having an off day.
And as previously stated, Joey Barton has been getting closer and closer to the target, this game is tailor made for him to grab his first.
Speaking of Taylors, Steven Taylor, is has also went on record to say it's time for him to get on the scoresheet again.
And given the Academy products history after scoring goals, it's hard to see how the game would restart after his celebrations should he bulge the net against the red and whites.
Taylor will come face to face with Academy stablemate Michael Chopra who he won't want to give an inch to on the day.
Mark Viduka, Michael Owen, Oba Martins, Nicky Butt, Joey Barton, Geremi, Habib Beye, Taylor, Abdoulaye Faye, Jose Enrique or even Steve Harper - which one will be the new derby hero come Sunday night?
As Liam O'Brien said earlier in the week, they'll never be forgotten if they score the crucial goal against Sunderland.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?