So it was deja vu for Newcastle and Sunderland fans yet again at the weekend, as the visitors yet again beat the hosts at St James' Park - and Adam Johnson yet again netted against his side's arch rivals.
And the faces of both managers involved told you everything you needed to know about the Tyne-Wear Derby.
Winning boss Gus Poyet, always smiling, was animated, expressive and - by the end - celebrating wildly.
Newcastle coach Alan Pardew, though, painted a picture of disappointment. The 53-year-old will no doubt receive criticism for his handling of the derby - justified criticism - but Pardew deserves an equal amount of sympathy.
For this was a game in which the Magpies boss rolled the dice. In the closing stages, Newcastle had three strikers on-field, including a 17-year-old prodigy in Adam Armstrong. They were simply killed off in the exact same way Sunderland have killed them off in the past.
Here, then, are the contrasting expressions of both Newcastle boss Pardew and Sunderland counterpart Poyet - each of which say 1000 words...
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