Steve Coppell Glad to See Kevin back

We have to say we’ve been a little surprised at all the positive comments that have been made about Kevin Keegan, both as a football manager and as a man, since he became Newcastle United manager on Wednesday.


Keegan – compliments pouring in from managers and football folks

We think most managers and people in the game not only think this is a good move for Newcastle United, and will put the club back on the football map, but it’s also very good for football in general.

If Newcastle can again get that label of being a team that plays attractive and entertaining football and we start winning too – then we’re on our way to establishing the club as one of the top club teams in Europe.

Steve Coppell, Reading’s manager, who is a sensible gentleman, amid the craziness that is English football these days, knows all about Kevin Keegan. He talked to Sky Sports news yesterday, and was extremely positive towards Kevin.

“It’s good to see him back. I like Kevin.” “He’s also English and it’s good to see an Englishman in a big job.”

“He’s not been taken there for his admitted tactical limitations. He’s there because he’ll inspire them to get to where they want.”

We would expect Kevin can have a good tactician on his back-room staff, so that this tactics thing isn’t a problem. But Kevin can take us into the top 4 before tactics has much to do with anything.

His ability to inspire his players and play attacking football should catapult us up the league before too long. It was also noticeable the way our attacking play took pressure off our dodgy defense on Wednesday night. We were still not able to keep a clean sheet, however.

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • Shaun Dean

    Jan 18, 2008 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #1

    Off topic but
    Would not mind seeing these players signed and they seem realistic.

    Daniel Van Buyten (new Phillepe Albert LOL)
    Richard Dunne
    Alan Hutton (But we have Beye so?)
    Andrey Arshavin

  • nasher

    Jan 18, 2008 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #2

    wonder what alex furgeson has to say the muppett!

    excuse spelling

  • George

    Jan 18, 2008 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #3

    Well apart from a sceptic minority, it sems any who is anybody is pleased to see kevin Keegan back at the helm.
    A little snippet in a local paper today, Sir Bobby Robson quoted as saying ” i have said fro weeks that they should get KK back”. Is this the same Bobby Robson who reccommended the Turkish coach to CM & MA on tuesday. Just Like A Oliver, they can not change their story quick enough to try and score brownie points.
    Looking forward to the press conference and what KK has to say.
    And as usual we may find out what lies the press have said today as far as transfer targets are concerned.

  • James

    Jan 18, 2008 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #4

    SWP is a certainty. Keegan loves him and will pay anything to get him.

    Whether we want Wes Brown or not, I think that deal is very close to happening. Mort has been speaking to his reps since Christmas.

  • Hammy

    Jan 18, 2008 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #5

    Quite right George, even that back stabber
    Sir John Hall was having a pop at Keegan in one of the arse wiping rags over the weekend….

  • James

    Jan 18, 2008 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #6

    F***K John Hall, he is the reason Keegan was forced to leave in the second season when Shearer was going to lead us to the title.

  • evildick

    Jan 18, 2008 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #7

    if his tactics were so bad how did he manage to finish 2nd..

  • Eve

    Jan 18, 2008 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #8

    There aren’t enough fellas like Coppell and Keegan, Fergie..etc. left, they’re a dying breed. So then it’s a good thing we have one of them.

  • Eve

    Jan 18, 2008 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #9

    evildick..LOL, by throwing away a 12 point lead.

  • Leo*

    Jan 18, 2008 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #10

    everyone loves keegan, cant wait for tomorrow, need to get a new shirt with his name on i think. haha, but the cost 50odd quid… bit deer

  • CARL Johnson

    Jan 18, 2008 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #11

    Just watched press conference and surely it’s filled every newcastle fan with great hope. King Kevs back

  • CARL Johnson

    Jan 18, 2008 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #12

    You right EVE Alex Ferguson a dying breed.

  • UTD111

    Jan 18, 2008 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #13

    If anybody missed the Press conference – I’ve put it on my You Tube channel – just click on the UTD111 above or use the address – I’ve had to split it into 4 files because of the limits YT puts on uploads but its all there.
    Cheers – Mick


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