Kevin Keegan yesterday gave a press conference which lasted around 20 minutes and should be watched by every Newcastle fan, hopefully before the game today with Bolton Wanderers, which kicks off at 5-15 pm this afternoon.
Kevin Keegan – great belief in himself and Newcastle United
For those youngsters who may not have seen Kevin in action, it is a joy to watch. He seems so relaxed in front of the press, because he just tells the truth from the heart, and itâ€™s little wonder why the press and other managers have such a high regard for the Armthorpe, Doncaster born world football giant personality, who stands 5â€™8â€ tall. He is wonderful mentor for all the players at Newcastle United.
Watching the press conference, which is available on YouTube, was big big news yesterday in world football, and certainly Kevin gave the press lots to talk about. He addressed almost everything imaginable from himself, Newcastle United, Alan Shearer, Michael Owen,. Joey Barton, attacking football, Mike Ashley, Chris Mort and the southern media. He told the southern press they just don’t get it, and probably never will. Some of them then tried to have some philosophical discussion on that, which just further proved there’s no hope for them. 😀
The confidence he has in his own ability is almost staggering, and his belief in himself and the club appears endless.
That kind of thinking of course, will be quickly passed onto his players, and weâ€™ll see some of that today, hopefully, against Bolton Wanderers.
It also looks like Alan Shearer could join the club as a coach, and while we didn’t think this could work previously, we have a feeling the two of them can work well together for the good of Newcastle United. They can both dedicate themselves to the club and then there’ll be no problems at all. If that happens thereâ€™ll be no limit to the inspiration the players will get from Keegan and Shearer in the dressing room â€“ thatâ€™s for sure. Warning to other clubs – watch out!
We think Alan wants to join Kevin, because it sets him up as the next manager of the club, which is good for him and great for the club. We would then have a management succession plan already in place. 😀 We also think that Alan has been told he needs to get some experience under his belt, before he will ever manage his home town club.
If we can beat Bolton today and then have Alan join us early next week â€“ that would be even more Newcastle heaven, which some of us are already in.
What do you think?