There won't be a dry eye in the house at St James' Park as we remember Speedo
There won't be a dry eye in the house when Newcastle United take on Chelsea at St James' Park when Newcastle United step out to take on Chelsea on Saturday lunchtime.
Thoughts will still be with Gary Speed on the day and no matter what ideas the club go with to remember the Welsh legend, the Geordie public's response on the day will be the greatest show of appreciation.
At Swansea the spontaneous mass round of applause summed up the feelings towards Speed in his home country before a rousing rendition of "There's only one Gary Speed."
And for certain, the "Gary, Gary, Gary Speed" chant will ring around St James' Park on Saturday when the Blues come to Toon.
You only have to look at the football world today to see what Speed meant to not just Newcastle, but the sport in general to see what a fine ambassador he was to all of the clubs he represented, not to mention his pride in being Wales boss.
At Newcastle yesterday, shocked and stunned players and staff poured their tributes out as the day went on.
But for the fans, Speed will be thought highly of because his professional attitude on and off the field.
In truth, Newcastle United dropped a clanger when they sold the midfielder so early with his surpreme fitness levels then enjoyed by Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield United as he played until the age of 40.
There so many memories the fans have of Speed.
Scoring the equaliser against Spurs in the FA Cup at White Hart Lane, his strike against Dinamo Kiev in the Champions League and of course his last goal for Newcastle in the UEFA Cup against PSV Eindhoven.
For an extended tribute to Speed see tonight's Evening Chronicle.
And feel free to leave your favourite Speed moments and tributes here at Blog on the Tyne.