We don't do straight forward!
Even when Newcastle United went 2-0 up at the Ricoh Arena there must have been part of you that thought the game was far from over and as ever the Magpies didn't let anybody down against Coventry.
True to form, United handed Clinton Morrison a written invite to get the Sky Blues back into the game and then just because there was nothing better to do in Coventry on a Tuesday night, the Mags gave Scott Dann the chance to force extra time.
And even though the PA announcer at Coventry welcomed fans to the Ricoh Arena casino after the game United had already gambled and won when Michael Owen came off the bench to win it.
Despite the stress levels and the drama, a place in the third round was eventually in the bag and even though and as the players headed from the stadium for their flight home, the relief was evident.
A nice home draw would do the trick in the next stage but nobody will be holding their breath.
Nevertheless Newcastle are still unbeaten this season but before you get carried away, they were in exactly the same place this time last year.
A win, a draw and a place in the Carling Cup third round.
The jury is surely still out?