At precisely three o'clock on Saturday afternoon while Newcastle United prepare to kick off at Wolverhampton in a desperate Premier League search for points there will be a minute's applause in memory of one of their old players - 205 miles back home.
United heroes Bob Moncur, Alan Foggon and Jinky Smith will lead a collection of old team-mates in appreciation of goalkeeper Martin Burleigh who has passed away at the age of 70.
The get-together at the Tyneside Irish Centre in Newcastle was already arranged - Martin regularly attended them and now it will be used to honour him.
"Martin was a great friend and a lot of players who played alongside him at Newcastle from junior to first team level want to pay their respects to a real character," said Toon Legends official Chris Emmerson.
Burleigh racked up 222 appearances in the Football League with Newcastle, Darlington, Carlisle United, and Hartlepool but it was his early career that thrust him into the spotlight.
He signed pro for United in 1968 after playing for Willington in the Northern League and the following year was in a terrific junior side that did the Northern Intermediate League and cup double as well as winning the Rotterdam international youth tournament beating Arsenal in the final.
Ten days later United's first-team confirmed the winning of the European Fairs Cup - their last major success - defeating Ujpest Dozsa in Budapest.
United were undefeated throughout the Rotterdam tournament held on the ground of Feyenoord, Newcastle’s first ever opponents in top flight European football, and in the final defeated an Arsenal side boasting such future luminaries as Ray Kennedy, Sammy Nelson, Charlie George, Eddie Kelly, and Pat Rice.
En route to their 2-0 success over the Gunners they drew 1-1 with Spurs who included a very young Graeme Souness and Steve Perryman.
Newcastle Juniors were under the guidance of Keith Burkinshaw who later gained great fame as manager of Tottenham when they shook football by signing World Cup winners Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa.
Martin Burleigh made his first-team debut on Boxing Day 1970 at Leeds in the old First Division but had to wait over a year before making another appearance - his home debut on January 8 1972 in a 4–2 victory over Coventry City.
Unlucky enough to be deputy to the magnificent Willie McFaul, when Burleigh eventually claimed United's green jersey as his own he fractured a finger in a collision with Mick Channon at Southampton.
The burly Martin fought an ongoing battle with his weight - the scales were always his toughest opponent - and when he fell into dispute with manager Joe Harvey in August of 1974 he walked out on the club and considered joining the RAF.
However instead he began a round of the local Football League clubs joining Darlington before moving on to Carlisle, Darlington again, and Hartlepool.
In all Martin made 15 first-team appearances for Newcastle and was on the subs' bench during their 1970-71 European Fairs Cup campaign. A big man in every way.