On this day in 2006, Titus Bramble scored the winner in Riga, as Newcastle United beat Ventspils 1-0 in the first leg of the UEFA Cup Second Qualifying Round.
Six years on, Alan Pardew's side have been drawn against Greek Super League side Atromitos in the Europa League Fourth Qualifying Round.
The question is, will any new players be joining Pardew's side on the plane to Athens?
Ajax midfielder Vurnon Anita has been linked with a move to Tyneside all summer, and Sky Tyne and Wear reported earlier this week that Anita has switched agents, leaving the Perfect Assist group to sign up with Mino Raiola - the agent of Mario Balotelli and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Anita's former teammate, Dutch international Urby Emanuelson said on Friday: "I've given Vurnon my advice, Newcastle are a great club and he could make that step up, but it's certainly not bad to stay at Ajax."
Managing director Derek Llambias has reportedly warned Anita that, should he arrive on Tyneside, he will not be one of the club's top earners.
His contract would be re-examined after his first six months on Tyneside, a policy that was implemented when Cheick Tiote came to Newcastle two years ago.
Anita's club teammate Gregory Van Der Wiel has also been linked with a move to St James' Park, and only has one year remaining on his Ajax contract.
He is said to be unhappy with Ajax sporting director Marc Overmars, over his failure to offer him an extension to his contract.
Sources in Holland have told Sky Tyne and Wear that Ajax hope to keep Anita, but will cash in on Van Der Wiel rather than lose him on a free transfer next summer.
It's not just Usain Bolt who has been making headlines at the Olympics.
Football fans will by now be aware of defender Cheikhou Kouyate, one of the stars of the Senegal team which reached the Quarter Finals before being knocked out by South Korea.
His club side Anderlecht have not received any bids, and General Manager Herman Van Holsbeeck has played down the chances of the player leaving.
He said: "We know clubs have been looking at him, but we have received no bids and I do not see anybody leaving.
"If Cheik was to leave, it would be for a lot of money."
Sam Allardyce is reported to have launched a bid for Konate, and Premier League champions Manchester City are also said to be keeping a close eye on the player.
As for possible exits from St James' Park, Swansea continue to be linked with a move for Gabriel Obertan.
The Swans have funds available, after Liverpool reportedly paid £15m to take Joe Allen to Anfield.
Norwich boss Chris Hughton is reportedly interested in taking Nile Ranger to Carrow Road.
Hughton gave Ranger a five-year-contract during his time in charge at Newcastle.
Sheffield Wednesday are also thought to be interested in securing Ranger's services on a permanent basis, after taking him to Hillsborough on loan last season.
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