Plymouth, nice place shame about the podium
Well who would have thought that the gruelling 818 round mile trip to Plymouth's Home Park would be the away day in which Newcastle United clinched the title?
The trip that Toon critic Mick Dennis said we all should be so grateful for!
Before Newcastle were relegated I went on record to say that Toon fans didn't want to be going to places like Blackpool, Plymouth and Barnsley because the level of support that the Magpies attracted deserved to see their team on the big stage.
There is a theory that Toon fans have enjoyed their away trips to some of the smaller grounds in the country.
But don't Newcastle fans make the most of their away trips no matter where they go?
From Milan to Millwall, down the years Newcastle's support has been nothing short of sensational - regardless of the knockers.
Serial Toon critic Dennis - who regulary pontificates about how Newcastle fans should behave - said that United fans, including me, should be more humble about life in the Championship.
Here's what Mick said back then.
Well, having experienced it, and being able to be light hearted about it, I have not encountered anything I didn't expect because the simple fact is that a lot of us have all been here before.
The standard of football has been poorer than it has ever been and there have not been too many warm welcomes (stories of Toon fans being rejected from pubs in Bristol because their accents were too much like Welsh accents and could cause trouble are just one example of the medieval approach from SOME of the places Geordie fans have visited.)
My humble opinion is that Newcastle should, given the resources at the club and the support, be challenging at the business end of the Premier League.
I'm not saying that's going to happen, it is merely my opinion.
Next season I'd probably be pleased to see Newcastle avoid last season's experience and what the future holds?
I don't know. Who does?
All I know is that this set of fans don't deserve to be playing in the Championship and I stick to it, just like I did 12 months ago.
For me I crave trips to Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea and the chance to see my hometown team take on the best teams in the best division.
European football wouldn't go a miss again either but I'm not getting too above my station.
And a trophy?
It's still beyond our wildest dreams but as Sir Bobby once said: "We can still have wild dreams."
Quite how painful those experiences will be next season is another matter (the relegation season last term resulted in draws at Chelsea and Man U.)
Therefore as we say goodbye to the Championship it's worth considering that while many predicted we'd do a Leeds, we didn't.
And that Toon fans would not turn up in their droves, they did.
Top players would leave and while some did, some stayed.
You have to say the doubters including Norwich fan Mick Dennis got it all wrong.
Back then Dennis, reflecting on relegation, said: "It could spark a spiral of decline.
"Look at the bottom of the Championship and see how easy it is to keep on falling.
"Someone in the North- east assured me last night that there will be plenty of bare-chested fans following the club, however low they plummet.
"If so, it still will not make them "special" because Leeds, Manchester City and Nottingham Forest all took a massive followings on their journey down the divisions.
"But it would prove that the self-styled Geordie Nation are more than the preposterously self-regarding narcissists their constant boasts make them appear."
Newcastle won't pick up the trophy in Plymouth, yet the former basement division club is perhaps the true goodbye to the Football League given that QPR's Loftus Road is a ground in which Toon fans have memories of beating the Londoners in the Premier League in the 1990s.
Roll on the Premier League days again.