After a sensational run of form, the wheels have slightly fell off in recent weeks for Newcastle, who now face an interesting trip to Vicarage Road.
There are three certainties in life: death, taxes, and Andy Carroll being linked with a move back to Newcastle whenever transfer season comes around.
Newcastle were handed a humbling defeat to bottom of the league West Brom on Saturday afternoon, and it will serve as a welcome reminder to the Geordies that they are not totally out of the woods yet.
Newcastle United can send West Brom to the Championship by avoiding defeat this weekend, but the game would have had so much more meaning if Alan Pardew was still in charge of the Baggies.
Islam Slimani made his first Newcastle United start on Monday night against Everton, but it wasn't anything to write home about.
Newcastle's last trip to Goodison Park was a horrific one, leaving Merseyside with a 3-0 defeat and a red card for now-captain Jamaal Lascelles.
Since Boxing Day, Newcastle United have only lost three Premier League games, and their resilience is exactly why they are staying in the top flight.
Throughout the whole season, pundits and fans have proclaimed that Newcastle have a team of Championship players competing in the Premier League, but was this ever really true?
Oh how things have changed in North East football.
It looks for all the world that Newcastle United are now safe from relegation, so all the talk has turned to how good a job Rafa Benitez has done at St James' Park.
Sunderland have announced that they will be giving their stadium a face-lift.
The Everton midfielder has broken a record this season, and it is not the land speed record.
Southampton fell to a 2-0 defeat at Old Trafford on Friday night.
The former Real Madrid and Barcelona managers are set to write a new chapter to their rivalry in Manchester.
Neil Warnock's bright start as Cardiff City manager continued with a 2-1 win over Nottingham Forest.
Manchester United and Manchester City are set to face each other this weekend in the Premier League.
Tottenham Hotspur face Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League on Tuesday.
The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder ran the risk of picking up a second yellow card against Bournemouth.
Sunderland are bottom of the Premier League, while Newcastle United are top of the Championship.
Southampton welcome Inter Milan to St Mary's in the Europa League.