Who's afraid of the big bad Wolves?
And so the day has almost arrived when Wolverhampton Wanderers head up to St James' Park for what can only be described an eagerly anticipated fixture at Gallowgate.
Nobody connected with Newcastle United will forget the reverse fixture in the Black Country back in August when Wolves kicked their way to a point at Molineux with Joey Barton on the end of some rough treatment from a bloke called Karl Henry.
Of course, Wolves' tactics were only 50% successful on the day as they could only yield a point but on a day when referee Stuart Attwell had a poor game in my humble opinion, it could and perhaps should have been a greater success for the Magpies as somehow the home side kept 10 men on the pitch.
I'm a great believer that football should remain a contact sport and that the physical element of the game needs to stay in tact.
Many of the game's modern controversies usually stem from bad tackles, late tackles and potentially career ending tackles to boot (pardon the pun).
Growing up, I always remember the older blokes' reaction on the Gallowgate End to some ref's decisions when it came to tackling with comments such as "He never touched it man" or "Get up and get on with it", but that was in 1980s!
Heaven knows, what they'd make of some of the antics these days.
But as players like Bob Moncur would tell you there's a huge difference between "hard but fair" and near ABH.
In a perfect world, let's keep the tackling tough and competitive but let's also have strong refs who can make the right calls and sort out the well timed challenges and the brutal ones.
At Wolves back in August we witnessed the brutal side of the game.
Weeks later we lost our best player Hatem Ben Arfa to a horror challenge at Man City - it could easily have been at Wolves to a different player.
You have to watch out these days with sides like Wolves, Stoke, Bolton and Blackburn all prepared to use both fair means and foul in the Premier League.
I understand that Wolves cannot spend the millions of a Man United or Chelsea, but nor can Newcastle United and it's quite obvious we haven't needed to call on such a style of play.
That won't stop some teams kicking and screaming their way to staying in the Premier League because the stakes or so high.
Of course the game back in August had the Barton factor in it too.
It's a subject 'm sick and tired of discussing if I'm honest.
Barton's made his mistakes in the past but on that day those errors meant that he was suddenly unprotected from the laws of the game.
Barton's better behaviour this season has slowly resulted in referees making better calls but in August with Newcastle back in the Premier League and Barton back to fitness this injustice was at its peak.
Basically back then, you could almost read the mind of a referee.
Barton is fouled, the ref's instinct then seemed to be: "Yes, a foul - but you've been to prison so it doesn't count."
Wolves come to Tyneside with a dirty reputation - if there's any justice, they'll leave with sweet FA.