Date:Tuesday January 3 2006
Graeme Souness remained in defiant mood after seeing his side snatch a draw with a set of raggamuffins from a 'little town in Yorkshire'. Fat Fred says Geordies 'give you 10% extra', and it was another Geordie boy - not Alan Shearer - that saved a few Jock blushes.
Lee Clark's first goal for United in almost nine years claimed a point for the Mags just when it looked as though substitute Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink had put Freddy Shepherd in a very difficult position. Should he (Souness) stay or should he go?. The arguments rage on.
Once again the sound of boos greeted the final whistle, as supporters again questioned tactics and the performance against a side that is heading towards a relegation dogfight.
Souness: 'Take six of the best players out of any of the teams above us or below us and they would find it very difficult. But we have a group of lads with whom we talk all the time about sticking together, showing we are in it together, and that typified it today.
'We have lost two points today. We bossed the game for the vast majority of the time. Middlesbrough set up to play counter-attacking football, and that's what they did. We had nearly all the possession, we had the better chances, and yet we find ourselves 2-1 down with three minutes to go and you feel you have been mugged.
'When they scored the goal, you start to feel sorry for yourself, but credit to my players because they kept going right to the end. It would have been very hard for them if they had lost.'
Register on this site via the drop down menu and leave feedback to this story below or to join in the debates on the forum.
Go on, get vitalled!
Things are looking good after all! (Saturday May 25 2013)
More NUFC Spin (Friday May 24 2013)
Lack of ambition confirmed! (Friday May 24 2013)
10th or Else (Thursday May 23 2013)
Decision time? (Thursday May 23 2013)
Carroll Linked With NUFC (Again) (Tuesday May 21 2013)
The Abuse Of NUFC Has To End. Now!! (Tuesday May 21 2013)
The Reality Of Newcastle United (Monday May 20 2013)
Stats: Newcastle United v Arsenal (Sunday May 19 2013)
The Weight Of The Shirt (Friday May 17 2013)
|15. Aston Villa||38||10||11||17||-22||41|
|Will New York City FC Wear Man City Colours?
» Man City : 26/05/2013 08:36:00
|Bent Rumours Resurface (Again)
» Fulham : 25/05/2013 18:35:00
|A New Regime?
» Man Utd : 25/05/2013 17:27:00
|Maiga to Leave
» West Ham : 25/05/2013 17:21:00
|Champions League Final - Match Day Moments
» Chelsea : 25/05/2013 17:13:00
|Biggest Mourinho Comeback Hint Yet!
» Chelsea : 25/05/2013 17:08:00
|Two Future First Team Coaches?
» Chelsea : 25/05/2013 16:56:00