Discontent and disdain are usually rife on Tyneside, with fans' frustrations often vented towards owner Mike Ashley in particular.
While the Newcastle chairman has been the subject of protests since the sale of Yohan Cabaye to Paris Saint-Germain in January, it is now Alan Pardew who has received unwanted publicity, because of his actions at the KC stadium.
The Magpies manager remains one of the club's favoured personal despite head-butting Hull's David Meyler on March 1; meaning he will return with just three games remaining.
This patience shown towards the 2012 Manager of the Year could waver in the near future, with the permanent signing of Loic Remy looking unlikely and further departures expected from June onwards.
If the past two transfer windows worsened ill-feeling between the fans and board, this relationship is bound to deteriorate unless the squad improves.
Mathieu Debuchy, a close friend of Cabaye's, has already expressed a desire to leave and fans' favourite Hatem Ben Arfa may go after having his playing time restricted despite being the club's most exciting player.
Captain Fabricio Coloccini is almost certain to return to Argentina and his imminent flight home would leave a gaping hole in defence and the dressing room.
Planning and preparation are not qualities associated with Newcastle; evident by promising Cabaye a transfer last September without replacing him. Pardew spoke of their efforts to sign Lyon's Clement Grenier, but ultimately £12 million was too high a price for a competent solution to losing the club's best footballer.
A barren spell of four games without scoring followed and prospects of a Europa League spot were effectively ended. This run included the demoralising 3-0 home defeat to Sunderland and a 4-0 humiliating loss against Tottenham.
Remy's return from suspension resulted in a late win against Aston Villa, with the Frenchman scoring a stoppage-time winner and netting in the 4-1 victory at Hull. His importance to a side lacking attacking prowess was emphasised from these results, as his three-match ban against Norwich was followed by three straight defeats.
Despite speaking of his admiration for Newcastle's passionate support, the striker is bound to join a club playing Champions League football next season. Contrastingly, the Toon Army may have to be content with another top-half finish, albeit without Coloccini and their top scorer.
Although Pardew’s team are virtually guaranteed to stay in the top 10, Saturday’s 4-0 demoralisation at Southampton further demonstrated the need to recruit more players. It took until the 52nd minute for Artur Boruc to finally be tested, again proving this is a team who have slumped despite improving from their 16th-placed finish in 2012/13.
More disgruntlement will follow, but it won't be dull on Tyneside.
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