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.
Manchester United made it back-to-back victories with a 2-0 win over Southampton.
Pep Guardiola's high intensity football has seen them hit the top spot in the Premier League after seven games.
Manchester City's new goalkeeper had a tough debut against rivals Manchester United.
Lee Clark had two spells at Newcastle United, but his second was not quite like the first.
Jermain Defoe's sensational volley gave Sunderland a 1-0 win over Newcastle in 2015.
Newcastle have a rich history of French footballers, especially in recent memory, but some have been less successful than others.
Sunderland signed the Gabon international from Lorient in the summer.
Liverpool have signed some greats of the game, but they have also brought in some, well, also-rans.
If you are a Tottenham Hotspur fan, we have the easiest way to make you smile and it only takes 60 seconds. But Arsenal, Chelsea and West Ham fans might not be so happy.
The South Korean scored the winner as his nation beat Qatar 3-2 in a World Cup qualifier.