Toon Army take the plaudits once again
Once again Newcastle United failed to win a home match in the 2008/09 season as Everton left Toon with a point - but despite the efforts of the black and whites on the field, those off it can once again take a bow.
The bloke who bellowed out Howay the lads 23 times in a row in the second half deserves a special mention yet that was only part of a great atmosphere in which the loyal foot soldiers of the Toon Army attempted to urge their team to victory.
It was only half matched by the XI on the field though with Newcastle still not out of the woods as far as the relegation battle is concerned.
There were various reasons why they're still in the mire but the frightening statistic of no shots on target and no corners, suggests even tougher match days at Gallowgate lie ahead with Man U, Chelsea and Arsenal the next sequence of fixtures to come.
One hope is that Newcastle can find their best form against the big boys.
But if they don't and fail to do the business in relegation crunchers against Hull and Bolton away, then the next scent of victory may not be until the back end of April with difficult and daunting trips to Stoke and Spurs still to come before Pompey at home.
Time will only tell.
But on a day in which Newcastle could have made a significant climb away from the relegation scrap heap, picking up just a point may prove costly with a tough fixture list on the way.
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