Newcastle brought in a number of players this summer, with Daryl Janmaat, Siem De Jong, Remy Cabella and Emmanuel Riviere all joining the ranks at St. James' Park as manager Alan Pardew attempts to improve on the poor second half of the season that saw the beleaguered boss come under intense pressure from the Newcastle faithful.
So far, Newcastle are without a win this season after defeat to Manchester City and draws with Aston Villa and Crystal Palace, the latter of which saw Wilfried Zaha bag a last minute equaliser for the Eagles and steal a point away from their travel to the North East.
The game did see one good thing; the emergence of youngster Rolando Aarons. The Jamaican-born winger arrived from Bristol City in 2012, and notched his first goal for the Magpies with a header from a corner against Palace, but his development hasn't been mirrored by other Newcastle players, who look set to leave the club.
According to speculation in the North East, Newcastle are set to allow Remi Streete, Shane Ferguson, Gael Bigirimana, Haris Vuckic, Adam Campbell and Sammy Ameobi to leave the club once the Football League loan window re-opens, with permanent exits ultimately in the offing.
Streete, 19, is a Newcastle-born defender who has made his way through the ranks at St. James' Park with little first team recognition, and much is the same for striker Campbell, who has recently returned from a loan spell at League One side Fleetwood Town.
Meanwhile, Ferguson came over from Derry City at the age of just 16 in 2007, and has actually made 32 appearances for Newcastle as a left back or left winger, but has spent a lot of time on loan at Birmingham City in recent years. Burundi-born midfielder Bigirimana impressed in his first season after joining from Coventry City, but made just one appearance last term as he looks set for the exit.
Finally, Slovenian forward Vuckic has played just 17 games for the Magpies and ended last season on loan at Rotherham United, whilst Ameobi looks like he won't follow in the footsteps of brother Shola in becoming a Newcastle mainstay.
All were tipped for the top at some point, but a lack of progress and first team football will now see them leave the club, though there will be shortage of interest from Championship and League One clubs who will want to take a chance on their untapped potential.
Some maybe deserve more time at Newcastle and more faith - as Aarons has had - but it looks like the end for six Newcastle youngsters.