Steven Taylor, one of Newcastle local boys, has said he thinks the roof will lift off the stadium on Saturday, when Kevin Keegan is introduced to the Toon Army, before the game against Bolton Wanderers.
Steven Taylor – thinks the roof will come off on Saturday
The 21-year-old Geordie defender was a ball boy, and used to watch from the Sir John Hall stand during the days when Keegan’s all out attacking football had supporters across the country drooling. And Steven thinks the Keegan effect has already given Newcastle a tremendous lift, after news of Kevin’s return broke yesterday afternoon.
The England Under-21 skipper talked to Newcastle World TV following the 4-1 FA Cup Third Round hammering of Stoke City, who arrived on Tyneside at a bad time â€“ for them.
“It’s amazing. The fans are on a high and the Keegan days are back,” “We heard the news before the game and we knew there would be a buzz around the stadium.â€
We were in the dressing room when Nigel Pearson was giving his team talk and you could hear the fans singing ‘There’s only one Kevin Keegan’ outside.â€ “The whole place was rocking and we put on a great show for the new gaffer.â€
“I think I can speak on behalf of the players and say that everyone is delighted. It has given the club a lift and the fans showed that – they were absolutely buzzing.”
“I used to watch from the Sir John Hall stand when players such as Les Ferdinand, David Ginola, Tino Asprilla and Philippe Albert were playing.â€
“It was an exciting time and that’s what the fans want to see.â€ “The roof is going to lift off on Saturday and we just can’t wait to get out there.”
The fans and players at Newcastle are experiencing the Keegan Effect – that’s for sure. But it will be a much tougher game for us on Saturday. Wonder who’s going to play in defensive midfield?