The ones who care in Toon begin to clamber from the wreckage
Newcastle United's crumbling end to the season may have been hard to take for the Geordie nation but only now with the survivors starting to emerge from the derbis - it's already clear that the ones who have the black and white cause at heart have let their feelings known.
If there is such a thing as a bright side when it comes to relegation, it's that the Toon's young guns get the chance to prove themselves.
The gap between success and failure can be so near, yet so far for some and there are plenty of examples of youngsters who have gone on to make their name elsewhere in football - not least the man in charge of the last eight games.
So therefore it could be refreshing to see Tim Krul, Tamas Kadar, Andy Carroll and Kazenga LuaLua all handed a chance in the first team next season, albeit at Championship level.
Left-back Kadar and Krul have already talked of their excitement about next season.
Throw into that England Under-19 striker Nile Ranger, promising and upcoming young defender James Tavernier and the exciting young Slovenian Haris Vuckic (still just 16 but with plenty to offer), Newcastle fans could see a whole new generation of stars coming through next season.
Of course that will need to be backed up by experience but for once instead of looking back, comparing and reflecting on past "glories", Newcastle have the chance to build for the future.
It won't be easy in the Championship that's a given, but for a new generation of young players and fans, you could just find a few people who are actually looking forward to next season already.