Souness: "It Wasn't Good ... But ..."

Last updated : 07 November 2005 By Footy Mad - Editor

"Last week, we were attractive and we passed it well and got some well-worked goals. Today it was about scrapping with a team who were fighting for their lives, a team who came with five across the middle and one up front. They never caused us any problems other than free-kicks when they got them in and around our box. It was a scrappy affair, but we have the three points. We have all been involved in games like that and we will be involved in games like that again.

"Steve Bruce is a Geordie, Steve Bruce knows very well what this Newcastle United is all about. When I brought teams here, the thing we used to drum into them was frustrate the crowd, frustrate the crowd and sooner or later, that nervousness would transmit itself on to the pitch.

"That didn't happen today and the crowd deserve a special mention for that."