Leon Best's judgement day isn't yet - especially with Trapattoni behind him
Leon Best has played just 13 times for a Newcastle United side that romped it home at the top of the Championship table with Andy Carroll, Peter Lovenkrands and Shola Ameobi in fine form along the way.
He's still just 23 and playing for what you'd call his first big club.
In my opinion he hasn't looked like a world beater in the games he's played so far but that doesn't mean he should be battered to a pulp just because he hasn't scored a goal.
His goal record is 45 goals in 171 appearances for all of the clubs he's been at in total.
Goals like wins, cover up a multitude of sins but it's still no reason to hammer somebody so early in their Toon career.
Chris Hughton has already pointed out his chances to impress have been limited since joining the Mags.
But while Best is still being taken seriously by Giovanni Trapattoni (who after nine Serie A title wins must know a bit) - I'll stand up and take notice of how he performs.
His attitude has been spot on since he came to Newcastle.
He hasn't said anything stupid or done anything daft, just patiently waited for his chance.
His luck was summed up in the final game of the season at QPR when stretching for a ball in an attempt to score and being injured in the process.
What Best needs is a goal early on next season probably at Carlisle in the first friendly!
Whether chants of "If Besty scores we're on the pitch" boom around Brunton Park or not remains to be seen.
But surely, it's far too early to be on his back?