To boo or not to boo
Newcastle United fans do not need a "who to boo" guide this season but the subject of booing may well be a recurring theme this season.
Michael Owen - even though he didn't play - was first to get some stick at Manchester United as fans made their feelings clear about the former number 10 who was never ever going to stay the second Newcastle went down.
The next player to test out the boo-ometer will be Habib Beye who arrives with Aston Villa this Sunday.
Ironically, Newcastle's last Premier League game in the Premier League was Beye's last in a black and white shirt.
He didn't play at Aston Villa when the Mags went down due to injury and weeks later found himself playing for the team that struck that final fatal blow on the Toon.
To refresh, Beye was going into the last year of his contract 12 months ago and wanted a new deal.
Frustrated with the lack of progress from a contract point of view and disarray around the club, he slapped in a transfer request and got it.
Beye was also at the centre of the infamous inquest at Leyton Orient when players were allegedly asked to raise a hand if they wanted to go.
Whether Beye raised a hand or not is not 100% clear.
I understood at the time that had Alan Shearer got the the job at Newcastle his contract may have been sorted out sooner rather than later, and Beye was public with his wish to see Big Al installed.
However, regardless of what might have happened, Beye left Newcastle and joined Villa where he spent an unhappy season on the bench.
To boo Beye would be to boo a player that gave everything in a black and white shirt during his time here and didn't shirk much during his two years at the club.
He was always one of the first to give an explanation to supporters (via the Chronicle), especially away from home, when things hadn't gone to plan.
Perhaps on a smaller scale, Beye was similar to Shay Given when it comes to putting a shift in for United, and I know for a fact Given won't be booed.
Given got out before Newcastle were relegated along with Charles N'Zogbia and Seb Bassong and Damien Duff followed later.
Bassong said he would always go if Newcastle were relegated, before it even happened but also said he would stay if United stayed up.
As good as Bassong was, his attitude was crap once we were relegated and he didn't entertain staying at Newcastle for a second.
Duff jumped ship after one game in the Championship.
I guess whether a player is booed or not largely depends on what they done on the pitch when they were here.
On that basis, Bassong, Beye and Given may yet avoid the boos while N'Zogbia, Duff and Owen will endure more their fair share on their returns to St James' Park.
That's my opinion anyway.