The little ground of football horrors awaits at Glanford Park
There can't be too many manager who would be handed the manager's job at Newcastle United on the back of a beating by little Scunthorpe United - but that could well be the case for Chris Hughton after tonight's tricky clash with the Iron.
Since the last days of summer sunshine at Ipswich on a tearful day when we said goodbye for one final time to Sir Bobby Robson at Portman Road in a 4-0 win the former Barcelona boss would have loved, things haven't quite been the same for the Magpies.
There was a warning shot against Peterborough in the Carling Cup when our "shadow squad" took on the Posh and were bundled out of the competition in sobering fashion.
Then there was the reality of how tough teams are prepared to make it at St James's Park against QPR and Bristol City with the Rs going for the going for the jugular and trying to nab three points then the Robins parking the bus in front of the goals.
Forest was simply awful with ghosts of last season beginning to come back into Newcastle's play.
And all of it has coincided with the arrival of Marlon Harewood with only Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood knowing why the ex-West Ham United man was handed the honour of wearing a Toon shirt.
Suddenly that great team spirit began to erode...
Now at Scunny rock bottom awaits if United tumble to an unthinkable defeat at the hands of former physio Nigel Adkins side.
Fair play to Scunthorpe United fans, they really make it a fortress at Glanford Park and while it isn't Galatasaray (although Doncaster Road on a Friday night does come close) it's certainly effective.
Newcastle players could end up in the crowd tonight if they don't oil their brakes as a northern town moves in for the kill.
Be warned United.