Newcastle United Plan B could lead to League One
In a week when the silence has been deafening at St James's Park - the possibility that Alan Shearer may not be handed the manager's post for most is a scary one.
I endured a bad dream the other night that Newcastle being put up for sale was merely a hairbrain scheme by Mike Ashley to take away the attention of Shearer not getting the job and try to soften the blow that for a second time that Joe Kinnear was coming as "interim boss" instead.
In doing so Kinnear did OK as boss and steadied the ship with a couple of early season wins.
However, after waking up to discover it wasn't true there is no escaping the fact that Kinnear in charge again would be a worrying state of affairs.
In doing so, it would represent a major gamble (yes another one) and leave this club in danger of sliding into third flight football for the first time ever.
Already first team "stars" have put their heads above water to signal their intentions for next season.
But the truth is, half of this lot aren't good enough for the Championship let alone the top flight.
We'll be lucky to get them off the wage bill.
At least Shearer in charge will give the club some respect and get the right players in.
Yes Kinnear performed OK at the start last time around but he was under no pressure.
It will take a bit more than dressing room banter, a few daft jokes, arms round shoulders, backside kicking and a foul mouthed rant at journalists to sort this mess out now.