The great goalkeeper debate at NUFC
It might not be an issue just yet but in the fullness of time, Alan Pardew has a big decision to make when it comes to his goalkeeping department.
Two into one just won't go, while three into one makes life even harder - if only the Magpies had the same problem in their attacking frontline.
As Pardew puts it, the current time belongs to loyal and long serving keeper Steve Harper.
The Easington-born stopper was in superb form against Everton and has justified his selection in recent weeks.
Many felt that Harper should have quit the club during the stage when he couldn't get past Shay Given.
But others think that his loyalty to the black and white cause should be respected, I fit into the latter category.
In a world of Big Time Charlies in football, Harper is not one of them.
He could have easily sulked during his stint in the football wilderness but he continued to train hard and stake his claim before being rewarded with a contract when Given went to Man City.
On top of that he still shows a genuine interest in the club's reserve team watching every game where and when possible and must have clocked up hundreds of hours carrying out community work for the Magpies.
How many senior pros bother to do that these days?
Harper has also incredibly been overlooked by England during a dire time of need when it comes to goalies.
Then you have Tim Krul.
It as only the other night that I witnessed a superb showing from the Dutchman in the reserves against Arsenal.
Speculation has been rife that Krul could go in the summer but surely doing so would be letting one of Europe's top young goalies leave the club.
Krul dismissed the talk as "garbage" in an interview after the game.
For many Toon fans he could be the long-term answer to life between the posts at United.
Fraser Forster has proven to be a an exciting find from the club's youth system.
The giant Hexham lad is proving in the SPL he can live with life in the fast lane.
Forster could well be recalled next season and will be 23 this week.
At 6ft 7in he stands taller than most keepers in Europe and the player is an excellent shot stopper.
Having proved himself with Celtic he would have every right to bang on Pardew's door next summer and ask where he stands in relation to the number 1 spot.
One option for Pardew is to loan out Forster or Krul again while Harper continues to enjoy his peak goalkeeping years.
But it's a big decision and letting go of either Krul of Forster could come back to bite Newcastle where it hurts.
There's also an excellent understudy emerging in the shape of Jak Alnwick.
Unlike Forster, Alnwick is already being fast tracked by England and has youth international caps.
All of them are big decisions for Pardew but nice ones to have to make.
For now the great goalie debate continues to rumble on.