Kinnear must be given a fair crack of the whip
Now that the dust has settled (for five minutes at least) Newcastle United fans appear to have given Joe Kinnear the warmest welcome possible given the difficult and complex circumstances at St James's Park.
Kinnear has admitted he is not the choice of the people but will block out any negative feedback in order to do the best possible job while he is in charge.
He's supposed to be in the manager's chair for six to eight games (even he didn't seem to know) but you do get the feeling this could rumble on longer.
For a start takeover talk is still at its infancy and while we are assured of "serious" bids to buy the club, the only thing that will sort out the men from the boys, is whoever puts their money down and gets on with the job.
Will anybody do that soon? We're still waiting.
Will Kevin Keegan be given the chance to come back? Time will only tell.
And after all of the mental torment for all concerned in black and white, would KK take the job back?
Well we all hope so, but until Keegan is sat back in the dugout, it seems that nobody is taking anything for granted.
In the mean time, Joe Kinnear - who had his first day at the office today to get to know his new staff before watching the reserve team beat Blackburn - must lift the troops.
The first team players had a day off to clear their heads but they will be back to work soon enough.
There was also a little chink of light as the second string pulled off their first win of the campaign with many of them trying to catch the new manager's eye.
Indeed for the first time in a month they have had something concrete to focus on with the kids also suffering adversity with coach Adam Sadler shown the door at St James's Park.
Kinnear doesn't muck around and despite being upset by negative Press from the nationals over his arrival has vowed to battle on.
It's also worth highlighting that the next six (possibly all six of JK's stint) will be televised and so the entire country will take in the latest twists and turns.
That starts with Everton and a Blog on the Tyne prediction will be that chants of "Big Joe's black and white army" will be in the air on Merseyside as, just like they always do, the Toon Army back their unexpected new leader.
Toon players will undergo their first training session with Kinnear on Tuesday morning and despite a packed treatment room, there is already evidence that the former Wimbledon boss is lifting spirits.
DO YOU THINK THE ROASTING OF KINNEAR BY THE NATIONAL MEDIA WAS FAIR?