Toon fans praying for another "Oz" moment
They are moments that you just always remember.
Where were you when we signed x, y or z?
For Newcastle fans there are so many to choose from whether it be Keegan, Beardsley (second time around) or Shearer.
Keegan's first coming was simply off the planet, while Peter Beardsley's arrival as Premier League football hit Tyneside really shook the foundations of St James's Park and Alan Shearer, well fans turned up in droves just to catch a mere glimpse of the ÃÂ£15million man wearing the black and white shirt after he'd turned down Man U for a second time.
But then you have Michael Owen on that list as well or even in some cases Patrick Kluivert (even though he proved a major let down), the big names, the ones that make not only you stand up and take notice but the rest of football.
For me personally, Les Ferdinand was one of those big, big names.
The moment still lives with me now in June 1995 when I was walking around the streets of Mallorca donning a Newcastle shirt and a Spaniard stopped me to say: "Well done you've signed Ferdinand."
That has to be a monumental moment for most fans.
And while at the moment it seems like we are destined to simply build on the squad we have, you just never know with the Magpies do you?
Mike Ashley pulled on the number 17 Smith shirt in the hope he'd pulled off a big one - but that didn't quite work out - so what will his party trick be this summer?
Without doubt people will mock the lack of trophies at Newcastle since 1969, but when it comes to big names, there is always something to get the blood pumping.
So stiffen the stiffen the nostrils, you never know what could be around the corner.
And while tension is in the air around Gallowgate even the Toon's tycoon knows what is needed in order to get the Toon jumping once again.