Heroes and Villains
The Premier League fixture computer certainly has a knack for throwing up the occasional juicy one - and in the shape of Aston Villa at home, Newcastle United certainly have that for their first home encounter.
Villa fans danced on Newcastle's top flight grave in the fateful final Premier League clash of the 2008/09 season which pushed the Mags into the Championship.
They even went to the trouble of unfurling flags such as "Sob On The Tyne" and "Who's your next Messiah, Ant or Dec?", some might say it was part of the jolly old terrace banter that makes the nation great, some might say they went too far.
Certainly, further details of the aftermath of relegation detailed on the True Faith website say Villa fans went over the top in their delight at seeing Newcastle go down.
Nobody connected with Newcastle United will forget that day at Villa Park.
But the great thing about this game is there is always another season, there is always another game and there is always another day.
People in glass houses should not throw stones - and life generally has a habit of coming back to bite you on the backside just when you don't expect it.
For Newcastle United their day comes on Sunday.
And by the time two or three mini buses from Brummie-land turn up at St James' Park, revenge may well be a dish which is served cold.
Funnily enough, it is Villa who are the Premier League's crisis club at the moment after Martin O'Neill quit the club and James Milner was quick to follow him out the door.
In short, there perhaps couldn't be a sweeter way to pick up our first three points of the season against the manager-less Villains.