Bring on Cliffy Byrne!
Even before we kicked off at Villa Park for our ill-fated final game in the Premier League ex-Mackem reserve Cliffy Byrne of the mighty Scunthorpe United was trotting round the Wembley pitch after beating Millwall with a sign saying "Bring On Shearer."
The publication of the new Championship fixture list also said a lot for me too.
It seems the entire football world were getting a little bit TOO excited about "who the Toon were playing" on the first day.
Calm down we're only Newcastle United!
The problem is that most of the people who had also been ribbing me for talking as if we were a big club were also the first to talk excitedly about taking on Newcastle.
Make your mind up!
If we aren't a big club, why have most of the Football League websites highlighted their fixture with us.
What's everyone getting excited about if we aren't a big club.
Preston North End chairman got the ball rolling.
Here is an extract from PNE's website.
"Chairman Derek Shaw admitted he was like every other fan of a Championship side this morning, looking when his side played Newcastle!
Most fans were probably like the proverbial kid in a sweetshop this morning as they looked closely as to when they visited St James' Park and when the Magpies visited them and the Chairman was no different.
"It is pleasing to be at home the first game," he told PNE.com.
"I am sure the fans would have wanted that.
"I think we all then looked for when we get Newcastle, which is November at home and I am sure everyone is looking forward to it."
Really Derek, aren't Preston North End (in theory) meant to be a big club as well?
Doncaster Rovers had already sold their season tickets on the promise of playing the Toon BEFORE we were relegated.
And Scunthorpe United, whose success starved fans have already created the trip to St James's Park as a "Facebook event" and cheekily invited me, unveiled striker Paul Hayes to say: "As a footballer you want to play the best sides in the world."
"We're not quite there yet, but we've been promoted to the Championship.
"To see Scunthorpe alongside sides like Middlesbrough, Newcastle and Derby, who have all played in the Premier League, is fantastic."
Maybe Hayesy, the Scunthorpe Telegraph obviously know something we don't and have plugged in their Championship Here We Come section a picture of Alan Shearer in all his glory.
Let's hope their crystal ball reading sportsdesk are right and Shearer is the man for us next season.
Ex-Scunny boss and Geordie Brian Laws was a little wiser though when pressed on playing the Toon.
He says: "We are playing Newcastle early in the season and I think that is a good thing because the teams coming down from the Premier League are likely to still be adapting to life in the Championship."
Even ex-Premier League side Crystal Palace were even getting excited with their fixture list headlined "Newcastle At Selhurst In August", but no mention of any of their London derbies or the game against Neil Warnock's old side Sheff United.
I could go on.
But if you think that the sad Villa fans who took the time to make that "Sob on the Tyne" banner were dancing on our graves, they will be handed a real run for their money next season by our new Second Division pals!!
Must go, starting to enjoy the taste of Coca-Cola now.