Whatever did or didn't happen on the training ground last Sunday - Secret texts and money taunts? What else did footballers ever find to talk about? - you can be sure Louise Taylor had a lot of fun writing this.
But not half as much as I had reading it:
Newcastle's manager won a UN commendation for anti-apartheid campaigning but as Carroll waved insouciantly to fans at Doncaster it seemed Hughton had suddenly lost sight of the bigger picture.
Yes, Louise, that's exactly what did it.
UPDATE: Spot the subtle reference in her match report too. A lovely bit of shoehorning.