So if you are happy to dismiss politics as having nothing to do with you or your lives, also bury your head in the sand and tell us all to shut up about what is happening behind the scenes at Newcastle United.
Just remember that a struggling north east economy does have something to do with the government and a failing Newcastle United off the pitch does have something to do with Mike Ashley.
Okay, so even going with the fact that we had no new arrivals, perhaps this was a chance to try a new style of play, to actually play to the strengths of our players. Play the ball on the floor. Support each other. Stay close to one another and be available for an easy pass. Retain possession. Don’t stand still.