Ginola Supports Keegan’s Newcastle Return


Former Newcastle United left winger David Ginola says that unfinished business could encourage Kevin Keegan to return to Newcastle United.

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David Ginola – supports Keegan return to Newcastle United

Frenchman Ginola, who played for the Tyneside club from 1995-97, supported Keegan when asked about a potential return for Kevin to the Magpies.

Ginola told BBC5 Live this afternoon:

“Why not?” “When I was there, we didn’t achieve what we expected at the time.”

That was the famous 1995-1996 season, when Newcastle had a 12-point lead at Christmas, in the Premier League, but Manchester United still won the title after Newcastle collapsed in too many games on the run-in.

Ginola, who is now 40, continued:

“Kevin Keegan was the main reason I signed for the club. He really brought something special in terms of spirit,”

“He really was the man for the job, especially at Newcastle.”

“I learned a lot about how to respect everybody at the club and I am sure this is why he was so loved and appreciated.”

Kevin is currently running his Soccer Circus in Glasgow and has been linked with a return to management at Newcastle. In fact, this afternoon he was installed as the new favorite in the betting at 6-4 by William Hill’s to take on the management job at Newcastle.

Owner Mike Ashley returns from conducting some business in the Pacific Rim tomorrow, so something new may come out tomorrow.

The sooner Newcastle get a good new manager in, the sooner we can start climbing that league table again, and the quicker the better – on both fronts.

Sunderland are getting a little too close to us right now. 🙁

Comments welcome.


116 comments so far

  • cooldj

    Jan 14, 2008 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #1

    yay! first post 🙂

    wall virginity. sweet.

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  • gaz

    Jan 14, 2008 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #2

    one of the best players we ever had

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  • cooldj

    Jan 14, 2008 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #3

    he was worth it…

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  • adam

    Jan 14, 2008 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #4

    ginola was a great player. wish we had the same team now!

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  • Lynxie

    Jan 14, 2008 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #5

    lets get one thing straight people. Sunderland(nil) are not, have not and never will be a threat to Newcastle United. they are the joke from up the road that lights up our Saturday night after another trouncing from some no-mark team from Division 1. They merely serve to remind us of where mediocrity lives and what it looks like. Fear not, keep the faith, and start believing all over again. No-one could do a worse job than Sounness and fat Sam. The future is bright. In fact it is going to be a hoot. Howway the lads!

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  • James

    Jan 14, 2008 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #6

    Despite my 40-1 wager on Keegan last week I don’t feel it is right to go back to the past. We need to look to the future – Quique Flores

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  • carl

    Jan 14, 2008 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #7

    i think if keegan does come he would be clue-d up on who to bring in at the moment .
    would certainly get some attacking midfielders,oh and attacking defenders too lol

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  • gaz

    Jan 14, 2008 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #8

    when you look at the players we had then and u look at our team now its enough to make you cry

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  • Wynn the Leap

    Jan 14, 2008 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #9

    I think we’ve moved too quickly from the ant and dec argument. What about the wifey from the Shake ‘n’ Vac advert?

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  • cooldj

    Jan 14, 2008 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #10

    we’re not gonna get f*cking flores. i doubt ma is aware of him and i doubt he wants to leave sunny spain for rainy north england.

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  • cooldj

    Jan 14, 2008 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #11

    let me pose another question:

    ant or dec?

    oooooooooooooo gross

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  • tdt

    Jan 14, 2008 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #12

    King Kev King Kev!

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  • Adrian Swall

    Jan 14, 2008 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #13

    Wynn. I get them mixed up. Which one’s Shake and which one’s Vac?

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  • cooldj

    Jan 14, 2008 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #14

    King Kong?

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  • Jeff D

    Jan 14, 2008 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #15

    The third coming of the messiah !!! What a welcome lift that would be. The toon would erupt if it were to happen. Mike Ashley would make an absoloute fortune. gates would go up, Shirts would sell like hotcakes. The toon marketing machine will go crazy!!!
    PRIDE!!! We need it back.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 14, 2008 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #16

    Ping Pong

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  • cooldj

    Jan 14, 2008 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #17

    blank

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  • tdt

    Jan 14, 2008 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #18

    king kong ping pong?? what u guys on?? stick to the subject! 🙂

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  • Graham

    Jan 14, 2008 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #19

    Wynn, I think your right – we need to put the freshnesh back into the team.

    Mind you, there’s always the toy bloke from the Dolmio adverts…

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  • Adrian Swall

    Jan 14, 2008 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #20

    I’ve just received a spam email . It says “You want third coming? Your pharmacy order is waiting meester”

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 14, 2008 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #21

    Ting Tong not from Ping Pong; Ting Tong from Tooting!

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  • cooldj

    Jan 14, 2008 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #22

    the answer my friend is blowin in the wind

    the answer is blowin in the wind

    tdt – we’ve been on this subject for the past 4 days!!!

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  • Black and White Blood

    Jan 14, 2008 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #23

    It’s the not knowing makes it worse.

    That’s it I’ve had enough – I’m a true supporter of the Toon therefore take it upon myself to appoint King Kevin Keegan as the next manager! Who is with me..?
    Long live the King!

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  • Adrian Swall

    Jan 14, 2008 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #24

    Let’s have a sing song

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  • cooldj

    Jan 14, 2008 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #25

    beefy and lamby?

    they could be the meat in your sandwich

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  • cooldj

    Jan 14, 2008 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #26

    ding dong. oooh there goes the doorbell

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  • cooldj

    Jan 14, 2008 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #27

    knock knock

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  • Adrian Swall

    Jan 14, 2008 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #28

    Who’s there?

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 14, 2008 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #29

    rock around the clock, du du du du du da

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  • Graham

    Jan 14, 2008 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #30

    come in

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  • cooldj

    Jan 14, 2008 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #31

    NOT MOURINHO HAHA

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 14, 2008 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #32

    King Kev

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  • tdt

    Jan 14, 2008 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #33

    haha i no av bin silently observing! Long live the King!

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  • Adrian Swall

    Jan 14, 2008 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #34

    rock the clock, du du du du du da, who?

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  • Stamford Toon

    Jan 14, 2008 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #35

    Why do so many of you keep on harking back to the past? I hope Keegan does not come. Look at how he walked out of jobs when the going got rough !!! We need a manager who is currently up to speed with the modern game. It has changed a lot since K’s Newcastle days. Too much sentiment not enough feet on the ground.

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  • Adrian Swall

    Jan 14, 2008 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #36

    Stand up if you love the toon

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  • tdt

    Jan 14, 2008 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #37

    asta la waygo!

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 14, 2008 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #38

    Once a good manager, always a good manager.

    It wont take long to get up to speed on the modern game. If he is appointed soon, then the rest of the season to get up to speed.

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  • James

    Jan 14, 2008 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #39

    Quique Flores for Newcastle. Best young manager available. Could be in place for Weds game if Ashley moved quick.

    We should stop being romantic about the team and dreaming of yesteryear. We need to be clever. We need to get someone in who we can build a future with.

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  • Wynn the Leap

    Jan 14, 2008 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #40

    Our assistant manager seems to have got off lightly….

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