Toon hero Tino Asprilla is back in Newcastle.
The former striker told the Evening Chronicle: "I am delighted to be back in Newcastle.
"I actually regard it as my second home.
"I was only in Newcastle for a couple of years but I loved playing in front of their passionate fans. They are the best supporters.
"I know they will have many memories of me, but it's the same for me because I remember just how good it was to play in front of such a noisy crowd.
"To see them so close to the danger area was a shock.
"But I think, with the supporters behind the team, they can stay up.
"And with so many quality players in the squad I think they will be safe. That's what I am hoping for.
"It has been great to be back and see so many friends, and I wish them well."