The Keegan dream is only just beginning
In the end it was a cake without the icing on top or very much the fairytale night that lacked the fairytale ending.
But Kevin Keegan's dugout didn't turn into a pumpkin at midnight.
And nobody woke up this morning to find that Sam Allardyce was still in charge waxing lyrical to the amount of times the ball ended up in the penalty area or pointing to the fact the ProZone stats tell everyone that 0-0 with Bolton at home was a good result.
Instead Special K accepted straight away we'd all have preferred a win, things will get better shortly and then his mentor Arthur Cox - who is set to return to the club - followed it all up with talk that a top six place is still possible!
It's great that we have people in the fold who are prepared to reach for the skies again.
Let's be honest, we've done realism and it's depressing plus not only that but it appears to hold you back and give you an excuse when things go Pete Tong.
In some ways you have to look at the light hearted side of things.
Here some of us were, and I don't mean all of you experts out of there, dreaming of a 4-3 win with a last minute winner!
It didn't happen but given the fact we've got a paper thin squad that's hamstrung by seven absentees, 0-0 wasn't a bad result and the fact that United stayed focused to actually bag a point isn't a bad thing.
A double header against Arsenal is next up for the Geordies and even the dreamers out there won't be forecasting two wins out of two.
But hey things are a lot better than they were two weeks ago and Kevin Keegan knows that better than anyone.
WHAT'S YOUR VERDICT ON THE 0-0 DRAW WITH BOLTON AND WHO SHOULD KK TURN TO IN THE LAST 11 DAYS OF THE TRANSFER WINDOW?