Two words. Roy Keane. Find out why the Mackems believe that they can finish in the top ten.
And in the opposite direction, the Magpies stumble into the Premiership with injuries to key players, as disgruntled fans attack Kieron Dyer's house in a transfer that goes awry, and a boss who may not endear himself to the St. James faithful.
I am really looking forward to the Sunderland Newcastle games which should pit two of the most combative personalities against each other. Keane seems to have mellowed but still look for some off field action between him and Allardyce.