The swirling wind and rain inside the Lane made judgement calls for both keepers particularly difficult and Kasey feels that the teams adapted their attacking movements to take advantage of the conditions.
"You were seeing that with both teams and players were playing accordingly for that reason because they knew it was very nasty for goalkeepers and defenders," reflected Kasey, who also admitted that punching away crosses had to be the order of the day. "Particularly in the first half - I am just waiting for a nice day for a game, we are playing on the days with the worst weather at the moment."
Sunday was the first clean sheet registered since the win over Leeds United on January 10th and Kasey stated that it was about time we won a game due to the misfortune of an own goal or deflection striking the opposition rather than us.
"A win is a win! It doesn't always matter how it comes about as long as it does. It is always nice to keep it clean but, there was some good play from 18 to 18, without a whole lot of chances being made.
"It was just nice, for once, to steal one on an own goal deflection - we're due about another three before this season is over!"
Kasey Keller was happy to record a clean sheet against Newcastle on Sunday in conditions not really ideal for 'flap-free' goalkeeping.