Crowded out - Ipswich game evokes yet more memories of 1993
If it's half as good as the last time Newcastle's final game of the season at St James' Park as a second tier club should be out of this world.
Yes, we're talking about 1993 again, but how can you not talk about 1993 on what is supposed to be a nostalgic view of Newcastle United in a season that has had so many parallels?
In a season when Newcastle have statistically bettered the Magpies of 17 years ago, even the current team will do well to emulate the 7-1 win over Leicester with a similar thrashing of Ipswich Town although any victory will be met with scenes of celebration.
The scramble for tickets for this game has been beyond belief once again with a 52,000 plus sell out awaiting the champions.
There's going to be a few disappointed people that's for sure.
For those who couldn't afford season tickets back then an anxious wait to see if postal applications had been successful was endured.
As Newcastle neared promotion back then, turning up at 11am to ensure entry into St James' Park had ceased to be an option as games became all ticket - all a far cry from turning up at 2.55pm and grabbing your usual spot.
Against the Foxes in the 7-1 win, just under 33,000 crammed into the old St James' Park to see Kevin Keegan's side tear Leicester to shreds.
I still have a vivid memory of looking up at the old scoreboard at half-time which read United 6 Visitors 0.
Surely it couldn't get much better?
Reality clicked into gear in the second half and hopes of seeing Newcastle match or beat their record 13-0 scoreline against Newport County quickly slipped away as the game finished 7-1.
Before the game Newcastle picked up the trophy after it the players partied on the pitch with the fans as a whole new era on Tyneside unfolded.
Last time dreams of going to Old Trafford, Anfield and Highbury began to set in and in the months to come, similar scrambles for tickets made it less than straight forward to follow the Mags.
Certainly, at Ally McCoist's testimonial on a warm August night, chants of "If you've got your season ticket clap your hands" were memorable as it became possible that not only were games at St James' Park set to be all ticket - but all season ticket.
The club acted fast to be honest and after housing many fans on the waiting list and season ticket holders in the new Leazes Stand, half season tickets in the Gallowgate End became available as another new stand shot up.
This time, it may be easier to get your hands on Premier League tickets.
And trips to Old Trafford and Anfield have became places of dread and fear in recent years.
Nevertheless, while Toon fans are realistic about where Newcastle can finish next season, the conclusion of tomorrow's home season with Ipswich still promises to be a great occasion for the Mags with the first unbeaten run at SJP possible for the first time in 103 years.