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Habib Beye posed in an Aston Villa shirt for the first time tonight at Villa Park to signal another demoralising blow for Toon fans with the Senegal international the third player to leave United in a week.
The Chronicle revealed on July 29, the day of the Leeds game, that the trio of Beye, Sebastien Bassong and Obafemi Martins were preparing to say farewell at St James's Park and on the eve of the trip to West Brom, United's paper thin squad has been decimated yet further.
Martins didn't even make it to kick off against Leeds and was talking about terms with his agent in a city centre restaurant while his team-mates battled on without him.
Folklore has been one of the key words of the week on Tyneside with plenty former Toon legends urging the current crop of stars to write themselves into it alongside them.
You know who I'm talking about people like Liam O'Brien, Andy O'Brien, Scott Sellars, David Kelly and Nikos Dabizas.
All of them are permanent fixtures in the black and white history books which shows that Newcastle have dominated the fixture in modern times.
It could only happen in Newcastle couldn't it?
What am I talking about?
The fact that in one season morale in the stands at St James's Park has gone from rock bottom to sky high in just a few months.
And after United's superb 3-0 win over Reading a season that many people couldn't wait to see the back of is now turning into one that nobody wants to end.
Newcastle United foursome Oba Martins, Geremi, Habib Beye and Abdoulaye Faye have more in common than just being gigantic names in the third world.
The Toon stars will be first to admit they've all had some tough times on Tyneside since signing on the dotted line at Gallowgate but after slow starts, some slower than others, the quartet are beginning to show their quality.
But did it all come together for the Toon's African aces at White Hart Lane?
Beating Birmingham won't keep Newcastle United in the Premier League this seaon but it will certainly go a long way towards helping them do so.
But that said, there can't be a Geordie out there who is heading for St Andrews in a confident frame of mind given the dreadful sequence which sees the Mags fighting for their lives.
Just to add a bit of spice to it, it was Newcastle who sent City down back in 2006 - and they couldn't have created a better script when it comes to revenge, they'll love it if the beat us!
Basically, a City win sees them leapfrog Newcastle and push Kevin Keegan's side closer to the relegation trapdoor.