There'll only ever be ONE United to us
Football has a funny way of spouting out unwritten rules - not least in the wacky world of sports journalism.
Not for the first time, I found myself involved in a conversation of just who gets the priority of being called United when two Uniteds play each other in the same game.
And not for the first time, the recurring discussion erupted in the Press room during a game between Newcastle United and Manchester United.
Don't forget, while St James' Park was enjoying one of its largest crowds of the season against Man U, those crowds were mirrored in the Press room as the national media descended to claim their seats in the Toon media suite.
Now call me cynical, but it doesn't seem so long ago that the Press room at Newcastle became deserted during our short but sweet stint in the Championship.
And the debate was hardly raging back then when the Uniteds of Scunthorpe, Peterborough and Sheffield visited Tyneside in the second tier.
Nevertheless, the unwritten rule for a lot of national newspaper counterparts, is that Man United are classed as United in copy, and the black and whites go as Newcastle.
Well not on my watch.
Just like St James' Park will always be St James' Park, there will only be one United.
And when the term United appears in the Chronicle, I'm pretty sure those who count most, know exactly who we're talking about!