Alan Pardew's summit meeting with Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias ended without any sackings.
We spend this week decompressing a little bit more following the awful season that was. Discussions include reshaping the squad moving forward and identifying potential transfer targets - including one very interesting potential recruit from the US
Here it is - what Robert and I sound like (and exactly how well we can focus) when we're not worried about relegation!
Needing 3 points, Newcastle United traveled to London (where they have struggled tremendously in recent times) to drag themselves out of the Relegation scrap. In these situations, it's rarely a HOW question, but an IF question... the answer was yes.
Unpopular man of the moment in Newcastle Alan Pardew has confessed to underachieving this Premier League season... but has looked to take owner Mike Ashley with him down the road of blame.
Alan Pardew believes Saturday's 0-0 draw with West Ham proved Newcastle fighting spirit and determination.
It's up for discussion exactly what benefit was to be or will be gained from Luke Edwards' report of dressing room unrest at Newcastle United. Rest assured, he had you in mind when he decided to take the report to press.
Previous to Matchday 6 of the Europa League group stage, players such as Gaël Bigirimana, Sammy Ameobi and Shane Ferguson were knocking on the first team door. Is now the time they will return to claim a spot in a faltering squad?
If West Ham United do not exercise their £17m option on the former Newcastle number 9, rumors are that Liverpool are suggesting an Andy Carroll/Hatem Ben Arfa swap. Is this as bad an idea as it sounds on the surface?
On the heels of the limp showing against Manchester City on Saturday, Alan Pardew and his Newcastle United side will be looking to show that it was worth suffering the 4-0 reverse. These are the players who will try to make it so.
The Football Association has decided not to punish Wigan striker Callum McManaman for his tackle on Massadio Haidara that saw the Newcastle defender stretchered off.
Let's be honest... not many players from NUFC are making anybody's Best XI lists this season. How bad has it gotten for our favorite Ivorian?
Who were you hoping for? Probably not specifically the way it all played out, perhaps. Newcastle will be getting their frequent flyer miles if results fall in a certain direction.
You never really want to see 11 of your 19 goals on the season walk out the door. Is there a move on the cards that could at least make the Toon Army feel slightly better if that does indeed happen?
Injuries and poor form have been ever-present for Newcastle this year, so it's a memo from the Department of Redundancies Department that Hatem Ben Arfa will miss the holiday program.
Through no fault of his own, Newcastle loanee Curtis Good is at the center of an FA Cup controversy with loan club Bradford City.
Surely winning the group would have been preferable, but there was an understandable onus on staying healthy today. With the manager's estimation the big prize on the day, Newcastle's youngsters lost 2-0 at Bordeaux.
It's far from ideal to be trailing at halftime, but an under-strength Newcastle United side are acquitting themselves well in Bordeaux. Although they have dimmed off a bit from their early match form, they may have enough to climb back in the match.
The sheer number of young players traveling for the last Europa League match may indicate that Alan Pardew (understandably) will try to rest as many senior players as possible. While that may not be possible in defense, there are options up front.