There is a light that never goes out
They say for some the light will never go out, and for Andy Carroll and Newcastle United I think it's safe to suggest that will always be the case as long he's on the professional football circuit.
We're well into football's silly season now as far as the transfer window is concerned, and after waking up to a round of speculation that Carroll is to be offered the chance to head back to Newcastle, no sooner had many of us finished off our cereal, the claims had been denied by sources at both Liverpool and United.
It hasn't been a bed of roses for Carroll at Liverpool.
He arrived at Anfield with an injury, struggled to get into Kenny Dalglish's team on a regular basis and has not enjoyed being a regular scorer like he was at United in the last couple of years.
Liverpool fans - rightly or wrongly - expect the best at Anfield, and due to that Carroll has been targeted by the boo boys.
Those same boo boys have failed to appreciate that, like all big units up front, Carroll thrives on service from the flanks to provide a flurry of crosses that will leave defences in all sorts of trouble.
But, for some reason Liverpool have not played to his strengths with Carroll not teamed enough with Stewart Downing - one of the best crossers of the ball in my view - meaning he has often looked isolated and unloved.
Inevitably, this has led to talk that Carroll is unsettled in front of the Kop and talk being bandied around that an escape route is possible back to Tyneside.
Believe what you want, but whether it's this window the next window or during a different era all together, the sight of Carroll back in a black and white shirt is one that nobody should rule out.