Pancrate has a chance so many have squandered before him
By this time tomorrow the bags of Fabrice Pancrate could be packed and he could be in the same club as Kennet Andersson, Dennis Lawrence and Bachirou Salou.
All of them didn't last after a trial with Newcastle United and all of them were forced to find careers elsewhere in the game.
Trial players usually coincide with football poverty, relegation and generally hard times for Newcastle fans and the arrival of Pancrate is no different.
Boss Chris Hughton has to make ends meet by trying different avenues to many of the men in the hotseat before him who squandered millions at St James' Park.
But while trialists usually arrive on the scene when times are hard from a financial point of view, it's usually the same time that cult heroes can be born.
Whether Pancrate can become one is another matter after snubs at Sheffield United and Burnley and a track record that doesn't set the world on fire.
Yet as the likes of past free transfer signings have proved in Antoine Sibierski, John Anderson, Peter Lovenkrands and a host of others have proved - 110% effort in a black and white shirt will always win over fans ahead of reputations, flashy cars and flashing wads of cash down the Quayside, which sadly many big name signings have focused on rather than doing the business on the pitch.