Arsenal on Saturday - sunny Scunny next season?
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear - we really are starting to feel sorry for ourselves now aren't we, injury ravaged Michael Owen is concerned that people think he's injury prone, Peter Beardsley thinks that fans are being too harsh on Shola Ameobi, envious glances are being cast over to Liverpool where Rafa Benitez has signed a deal to give them long-term stability, Saturday's opponents Arsenal are rubbing their hands at the Champions League draw - and we're starting to seriously think about going to Scunthorpe and Blackpool next season.
A quick glance at the Premier League table will only make you feel worse because unless there is a major shock at St James's Park on Saturday night it only tells you that a fortnight stewing in the bottom three is all that awaits.
Next up after that is another easy one against Chelsea and then it's the tough trips to Stoke and Spurs.
You have to look at it and fear the very worse.
But as one intoxicated fan uttered to me on an away trip at Filbert Street once upon time just before Steve Walsh poked into his own net: "It's never all ower 'til it's all ower man."
Back then there really was no breathing space, but now we have nine games to get out of this mess.
My prediction remains around the 38-40 point mark and I'm banking on home wins over Fulham and Pompey as the main bulk of our final points tally with three more points scraped up from elsewhere.
You may disagree but whatever happens it won't be done and dusted with the comfort of three games to go like it was last year.
This one is heading for the wire make no mistake.
A lot of people already think we're down and you can't blame them, remember last time we were relegated, the fan and his shirt on the pitch against West Ham, the season tickets being tossed on to the tracks against Millwall? History could repeat itself 20 years on.
Some of the things that have already happened this season points to a last day showdown at Aston Villa.
Well after Craig Bellamy (twice), Abdoulaye Faye and even Titus Bramble have done us over already this season, would you bet against James Milner sticking the winner home at Villa Park to strike the final fatal blow on a gut wrenching season?
But while our heads are above water the mood has to remain as positive as possible.
We've had it all this season and everybody has had their say but Saturday teatime has to be 90 minutes where the fans come together as one and serve up the usual rod hot atmosphere against the Gunners as once again our dirty linen is in danger of being aired in public in front of a nationwide TV audience.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?