A boring June on Tyneside, you've got to be joking!
And so we've reached one of those periods in the life of a football fan which feels like walking through the desert without even a mirage in sight.
Yes, the light at the end of the tunnel during a non-World Cup or non-Euros summer seems some distance away at the start of June.
But still plenty to keep us entertained at St James' Park without a ball being kicked.
Agent brinkmanship and clubs unwilling to cough up thousands of pounds in wages for a month's pay in June to a player sitting on the beach hardly helps the anxieties of fans up and down the country.
That's not to say there won't be new faces coming to Tyneside in June, far from it.
But with offers already on the table for European talent, the issue is straight-forward - or at least from the point of view of the agents who will pull the strings this summer on football's big deals.
So why the delay in the transfer window at this time of year?
Newcastle United already have the prospect of deals in place but of course no modern football transfer window would be complete without the role of agents.
A player may feel keen and ready to become a black and white, only for an agent to utter the "wait" word to see if better offers come in.
This widespread occurence could well work in Newcastle's favour with a knock on effect expected later this summer.
For example Player A has an offer from Newcastle United but has been told to "sit tight" by his agent with more money a possibility at say Tottenham Hotspur if their move for Player X falls through and he decides to go to Manchester City because he can get even more money there.
United also can't offer European football in either the Champions League and the Europa League.
What they can offer is the chance to be part of a big club, play in front of 50,000 every other week and be a real hero.
Yet in the modern football world, does any of that cut any ice with the mega-rich footballers of this generation?
When United signed Alan Shearer in 1996 it was a dream come true for a Geordie boy.
He didn't need convincing.
The clutch of quality players we signed in our early Premier League years tapped into a dream presented to them by Kevin Keegan because really - while the money was still good - they didn't know any better.
These the wage of a footballer is astronomical - and the greed of agents looking to make a killing makes them the real players in the world of the sport.
People are quick to point the finger at journalists for a variety of different reasons but agents get a pretty easy ride in comparison as they use the media in order to get what they want from football clubs.
Look at the equation, the journalist is the only one trying to find the truth from the football club and the agent in order to relay it to the fans - but is the journalist always going to be told the whole truth?
However, this is all simply part of the process during a summer of twists and turns.
Also throw into the mix, where Newcastle United are today and why a top player would want to sign for them, a team that finished 12th in the Premier League last season and played in the Championship not so long ago.
A Kevin Gameiro or Gervinho may need more much more persuasion than others but what are words compared to pound signs these days?
Would even Kevin Keegan stand a chance with a player that has probably not even heard of him?
You certainly do not envy the task of Alan Pardew in some ways.
Gameiro has already been quoted talking "Europe" while Gervinho is also reported to have the Champions League on his wishlist, and was linked with £15million move to Arsenal this morning.
No doubt there will be twists and turns in the coming weeks and Pardew has a A,B, C, D and E list to get through first.
Then there are the contracts...
Isn't it just typical in the wacky world of Newcastle United that in Joey Barton, we help reform a player, get him playing excellent football and then be left in a situation of limbo?
Taking away the right and wrong aspect of things just for a moment.
Let's look at the facts, Barton had two chances to sign a lucrative contract back in January and walked away from the table.
It's thought that he was annoyed - and who wasn't - by the sale of Andy Carroll to Liverpool.
So in looking out for number 9, instead of number 1 he is now in an awkward position.
And if he is running out at West Ham in the Championship or looking at empty seats at Bolton, it would be a travesty to most Toon fans seeing a player of such quality disappear down Barrack Road to Nowhereville.
Whatever happened between Willy MacKay and the club in the time between January and May is anybody's guess, we certainly won't be hearing about it in a hurry as Barton himself said back in December after Chris Hughton's exit: "Do you ever know the truth?"
But the facts now are that Newcastle now have an unhappy player on their hands who somebody can sign for a bargain fee this summer unless the situation is resolved.
Jose Enrique, meanwhile, mulls over a sizeable offer from the Magpies which would ensure the Toon get him to play here in his peak years.
Should he accept, it would give Geordie fans a major boost and one thing is for sure in the next four weeks we will see how much he wants to stay here with the players expected back on Tyneside on July 4.
Phil Thompson's slackjaw comments that his move to Liverpool was a "done deal" could still come back to haunt us but suddenly with the Kop side not in Europe, the move isn't as attractive as it once once.
There are also murmurings regarding Kevin Nolan's future.
With two years left on his current deal he must take a place further down the pecking order.
As ever, there is never a dull moment at St James' Park.