Somewhere over the rainbow
To call the 3-1 win over Liverpool a "happy ending" would be merely papering over some very open cracks at St James' Park.
Alan Pardew could not have asked for a better start as manager of the much maligned Magpies and at least on the pitch it is clear that the current crop of Newcastle United troops are fighting for both the fans and their new boss.
Both Kevin Nolan and Joey Barton hit back at claims of a revolt straight after the game and fresh from the battlefield after putting Liverpool to the sword.
The pair acknowledged that the fans are unhappy for a reason and even though there are still questions that remain unanswered for the Geordie public, the duo claimed that they were satisfied with the answers given in a meeting with Derek Llambias - the fact the players are in the right mental state is at least something.
Barton was clearly emotional on Saturday evening but did also go on to say "Do you ever know the truth?" when attempting to sum things up to Stan Collymore on a radio interview.
Collymore went on to suggest that Mike Ashley should perhaps engage in a fan forum to answer some of the questions that supporters have to ask.
It's a novel idea but an unlikely one.
Although, IF Newcastle United did partake in such an adventure, then it would surely sooth some of the raw tension that currently exists.
Many of you will ask, why don't the Chronicle or the media ask the questions to the current board about the vision of the next few years.
The current board will not engage with the media - but we'll keep trying.
Therefore, like Chris Hughton, Joe Kinnear and Alan Shearer before him, it is now down to Alan Pardew to keep fans up to date with what is going on at Newcastle - while also managing a football club.
If Saturday showed anything to the rest of the world, it was just what a jumping place St James' Park can be.
And that the level of support is unbreakable.
With all things considered it was one of the best atmospheres of United's Premier League history.
It was special.
It left the mob of southern based journalists on Saturday without the story they really wanted.
Just for good measure it is also worth noting that London-based journalist also grilled Sunderland boss Steve Bruce on Pardew's future to which he replied: "He could be celebrating his first win in a couple of hours", to which the response was: "He won't."
Well he did.
The sun still rose this morning and as Les Ferdinand said before the game: "The manager, the players and the chairman can change - but the one thing that always stays the same is the fans - they will always be there."
That was so true as 50,137 fans made it a cauldron of noise.
Pardew, Barton, Nolan, Andy Carroll, Tim Krul and a clutch of other players dedicated the win to Chris Hughton after the game - and rightly so - the new boss still had a job to do which he carried out professionally.
Pardew will look at the Premier League table today and see his new team in eighth place.
Surely that is a great platform left by Hughton to build on despite some tough games coming.
Liverpool was tough but Newcastle got through it.
Predicting where Newcastle will finish is no easier than it has ever been.
But when has it been any different in recent years?
Will we ever get back to the level of challenging in Europe or for a trophy?
That is a question that for now, will only be answered by the manager and the playing staff.