... a draw at Swansea, a home win against Leicester, and that monumental win at White Hart Lane ... and suddenly life on Tyneside is a happier place.
Whether it was Chelsea, Man City or Newcastle United, any club would be happy with what Alan Pardew has achieved in the short term over three Premier League fixtures.
Getting a bit carried away in the moment
The performances haven't been perfect (we struggled against the Foxes and the first half at Spurs was frightening) ... but it's a "results business" and the results have been good.
It was obviously a slip of the tongue, but Alan Pardew didn't quite get it right in his interview yesterday when he said "the start of this year our new players were not quite settling".
We didn't buy ANY players in the 2014 January transfer window. And even going back to the summer of 2013, we didn't buy anyone then either.
We did, however get Loïc Rémy from Queens Park Rangers on loan, and there was Luuk de Jong, but we don't talk about him any more, do we?
Alan Pardew (talking to the Shields Gazzette): “Back end of last year we struggled, and the start of this year – with our new players not quite settling – we struggled again.
“I have not hidden from that, and I have not hidden from the criticism.
“We still have a lot to do in this Premier League season, but I am going to smile, and I am going to enjoy this victory, because it’s a big, big win for us.
“I look at our side. We’re still missing some big players. But the young players were terrific.
“Sammy Ameobi made a great little cameo, and Paul Dummett was brilliant, second-half.
“You have to lean on the positives when you’re in this position. That’s what we have done."