Taking the Michael
So there you go then, Michael Owen arrived to 20,000 fans celebrating his arrival to Tyneside like we'd won a trophy and leaves with no more than a whimper after a playing his part in the Toon's relegation to the Championship.
Owen was never going to stay on Tyneside the minute we were placed in the same division as Scunthorpe, Blackpool and Barnsley was he?
It's a no-brainer and today's interview was inevitable.
So what good memories do we have of Michael?
Well his two goals against Sunderland last season and his hat-trick against West Ham at Upton Park back in 2005 in the 4-2 win in the east end were basically it.
He scored 29 goals in his three years on Tyneside but was haunted by injuries.
And if it wasn't injuries it seemed to be recovering from injuries in order to "get fit for England."
To be totally honest I can count the amount of times I witnessed a smile from the little striker on one hand.
Yes, he is one of the most media savvy footballers of his generation but when it came to talking to the local paper it was like getting blood out of a stone.
If his goal ratio is half decent his positive response to interview requests was dreadful.
More often than not, the "captain" was happy to let players who had little experience of dealing with the Press, young players like Andy Carroll, Kazenga LuaLua and David Edgar are all those who found themselves thrust into the media limelight at an early stage due to senior players like Owen's reluctance to talk the fans via the Press.
In true Newcastle style, Owen will probably go on and have an injury free run and score plenty of goals elsewhere.
Not bad for a player who once said "I'm here as long as you want me" during a dinner for Wallsend Boys Club a few years back.
But, and at the risk of sounding like sour grapes, would you really want Owen next season?
The player who walked round with a face like a smacked backside for three years seemed like a lost soul for much of Newcastle's slide to the second tier.
Yes, he was injured at Villa Park when we finally crumbled.
But when he walked off with a bone dry shirt after failing to get anywhere near the goal against the Villains, you just knew his time was up.
With Nile Ranger and Andy Carroll waiting in the wings to take his place, the two young strikers are at least something Toon fans can hang their hats on next season.
Thanks for the memories Michael, well sort of.