The case of StÃÂ©phane Guivarc'h...
It's always easy to get swept away by tournament football but flapping over players Newcastle should be signing from Euro 2008 could prove to be a pointless exercise, I mean ask anybody who watched Stephane Guivarc'h.
Let's be honest United's summer of wheeling and dealing is likely to start as the Euros draw to a close, KK is back behind his desk and the countdown to the new season is officially under way.
Certain people jumped up and down and got excited about signing Arda Turan but most Toon fans won't be getting excited about that, even if the Turk is eventually contacted by Newcastle over a possible move.
After all those same Toon fans have lived through an era where Newcastle went one better than signing a player off the back of a major tournament - they signed one off the front of a major tournament in Guivarc'h.
The player banged them in for Auxerre all right!
But the minute he was announced as a Toon player during World Cup 98, the French striker fell to pieces.
France won the tournament of course but the player picked up his medal with a red face after failing to hit a barn door during the tournament.
Newcastle fans couldn't wait after that!
And despite his five month stay in the Toon the player managed to go through TWO managers in that time before being shipped off to Rangers and then going back to France.
The record books show he did score one in his handful of appearances in black and white but only a consolation in the 4-1 loss to Liverpool at the start of the Gullit era, what a fine memory.
So while you are trying to avoid Big Brother by watching Euro 2008 remember the grass of Austria and Switzerland may seem greener than it is on Tyneside.
Be warned, there's a whole list of other major tournament flops if you dust off the covers too.
SHOULD UNITED SIGN ANYBODY FROM EURO 2008?