St James' Park faithful got their reward in the rain
Don't talk to Newcastle United fans about endurance.
Down the years they've been there, done it and got the soaking wet t-shirts!
Last night against Nottingham Forest was another example of their incredible dedication.
I've already drew comparisons in tonight's match report with the shocking weather the last time there was an important game at St James' when Fulham came to Toon last season and Newcastle were more or less relegated in the process.
I'm sure that you all have your own memories of braving the elements while watching United to go with that fateful 1-0 loss against the Cottagers.
The two games with Sunderland stick out for me for starters.
First in 1993 when Scott Sellars curled home a free-kick to secure derby victory and three important promotion points, this was also the day that Terry Butcher bundled Ned Kelly into a giant puddle near the Gallowgate corner and the pitch was steamrollered (yes really) before the game to try to get rid of some of the water.
Then came the 1999 clash with the Mackems - a 2-1 loss and the end of Ruud Gullit who lost the plot and axed Alan Shearer and Duncan Ferguson.
That night I was one of the lucky ones in the Gallowgate corner and shielded from the rain, the Leazes Enders weren't so lucky with no roof during the expansion of SJP.
I remember watching the waterfall at the Leazes End rushing down the steps and fans taking off their tops as they couldn't absorb any more rain!
Just to pluck another couple out from the memory bank and Southend in 1992 when Paul Bracewell lashed home just minutes into his debut also sticks out while a freak snow storm in APRIL against Plymouth Argyle 20 years ago will never be forgotten!
Anybody also travelled to Metz in 1997 and survived to tell the tale will recall sub zero conditions at the Stade Saint Symphorien and Toon fans jumping up and down to In The Navy at half-time to keep warm with many donning short sleeves in December in Northern France.
Last night, it proved to be too much for some Press men who scurried back down to the comfort of the media room!
The fans stayed out and went through the motions to see Shola Ameobi crack home a crucial goal and then the moment that was worth getting soaked for when Jose Enrique popped up to blast home his first Toon goal.
There have been some cracking atmospheres at SJP this season but that has to be right up there with the whole stadium chanting the name of "Jose, Jose, Jose" and giving it the Ameobi before a rousing chorus of "We'll meet again" to the Forest fans.
It was a night that showed what being a fan was all about as the players partied in the rain.
DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF SINGING IN THE RAIN WITH THE TOON ARMY?