It was a good result on Monday night at Birmingham, that was made even better when at half time it looked like we were going to slip to a 5th successive defeat.
Kevin Keegan – one point won?
But we were able to dig deep, and get a point, and with any luck could have won it in the last 20 minutes. But the lads produced when it really mattered, and we were able to come back from the dead.
Certainly Michael went close after 50 minutes and Oba had a good shot down low, also in the second half, but both times Birminghamâ€™s in-form goalkeeper Maik Taylor made excellent saves, unfortunately for us.
â€œIâ€™ve come away with mixed emotions. I donâ€™t know if itâ€™s a good point or weâ€™ve dropped two because we didnâ€™t win the game. The performance in the second half was very encouraging for me. I think itâ€™ll encourage the players.â€â€œ
In the dressing room there was a buzz about the place again, it was a game we should have won, but weâ€™ll take that buzz into the game against Fulham.â€
We think the best way to look at it is that itâ€™s a very good away point. But we must now deliver the goods on Saturday with a win against Fulham. It happens that Fulham are coming off a great home win against Everton, but itâ€™s more difficult playing in front of 50,000 passionate Geordies.
We saw glimpses of some good form from our lads in the second half, and they will have the platform to build on this on Saturday. But by 5pm we need all 3 points ands this time a draw will not be good enough.