Newcastle's biggest enemies this season are themselves after easy Swan hunt
You can say what you want when it comes to whether Newcastle United are good enough to get out of the Championship - but 18 games into our first second tier campaign since 1993 and it's pretty clear that the standard in this division is arguably as bad it has ever been.
On the back of the Swansea game the gut reaction by many Toon fans was that the second half was one of the poorest of the season, good job we were unbelievable in the fist 28 minutes really wasn't it?
If Swansea's defence is supposed to be one of the best in the division then I can't wait until we play the worst!
Newcastle created plenty of chances in the second half against the Swans and it was only poor finishing that prevented them adding to their tally.
And where's the good football in this division?
Who was it who said "there's a lot of good football played in the Football League", well I'm still waiting to see it!
West Brom aside and perhaps QPR in patches, it's been a case of teams just trying to battle away and grind out a result against Newcastle.
Bristol City parked the bus in front of the goal at St James' and got a point.
Blackpool scraped and scraped in order to dig in and get a 2-1 win at Bloomfield Road earlier in the season, the same at Scunthorpe while at Nottingham Forest it was Newcastle's failure to turn up after the international break cost them dearly at the City Ground.
Fair's fair, all three teams that have beaten United this season deserved it overall.
But did they do it by playing this great football we were warned about?
I don't think so.
Maybe we're all getting carried away with it and maybe we're talking too soon but this tough division that Newcastle would struggle to back up from don't seem to have turned up so far this season.
Newcastle can only throw it away this season.