Our faith in Keegan shows realism in the Toon goldfish bowl
When it comes to enduring stick Newcastle United fans are usually first in the queue when it comes to getting walloped off the national media.
But after the sacking of Avram Grant it's clearly evident that there is more than just one soap opera going on in the Premier League at the moment.
Yes look no further than Chelsea.
OK, we know they have spent squillions to get where they are and that they should probably do better.
But imagine any Newcastle United manager leading his side to two cup finals and second place in the table?
For a start a new contract would be getting drawn up more or less straight away.
Sacking the guy would be the last thing on anybody's mind.
It just goes to show that while people love to stick the boot in at Newcastle, perhaps we forget we live in the real world more than many other clubs.
Minutes before Chelsea scored a last minute winner against Newcastle over the festive period last year, there were Stamford Bridge fans screaming abuse at their manager and that stupid mentality seems to have continued until Grant's board reached breaking point.
Looking around the Premier League it wasn't that long ago that certain sections of the Liverpool fans wanted to get rid of Rafa Benitez because of the lack challenge for the title.
And while Arsene Wenger and Alex Ferguson seem bulletproof in the Premier League (and rightly so) the lunatic behaviour of boards up and down the country hopefully won't extend to St James's Park.
Yes, Mike Ashley got rid of Sam Allardyce but he wasn't his appointment and the club was certainly in danger of relegation, unless anyone can tell me otherwise and support Big Sam?
Now the hope is that Ashley sticks with his man and backs him as heavily as possible this summer.
Should Newcastle bag an eighth place finish next season, play some good football and challenge in the latter rounds of the cup - will you be calling for the manager's head?
Surely that would be a positive step forward and mark some progress?
Where do you draw the line at failure these days?
Outside of the top four almost every club, apart from Everton, has tinkered with their manager in recent times so when it comes to this soap opera syndrome, it isn't just us.
And Chelsea have just shown that when it comes to stability they're just as bad as the majority of the Premier League.
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR IDEA OF PROGRESS NEXT SEASON UNDER KEVIN KEEGAN?