Keegan – Give Fans a Team to Shout About!

Kevin Keegan has told his players they will receive a warm and noisy reception for every game, if they start playing well and play to their capabilities, and prove to the Newcastle faithful how much the famous club means to them.


Kevin Keegan – give Newcastle a team worth supporting

Kevin has now rightly challenged his players to give Newcastle a team that is something to shout about every week – a team like we had when Kevin was last at the club is a good example. 😀

Keegan told Newcastle World TV today:

“It was special for me before the Bolton game and I tried to put a reality check on it, but you can’t help but enjoy things like that,” “You enjoy it for the fans and the players more than anything else.”

“I said to the players – ‘That’s how it’s going to be every week if you start to play like a team that really wants to go places and if you start to show them that this club means everything to you’.”

“It’s a great thing for the players because some of them have not heard the atmosphere like that.” “They have heard them not being happy and rightly so having a go in certain matches.”

“But if we give the fans want they want – and that’s entertainment and commitment – then they’ll be right behind you every week.”

Talking about the Bolton game last Saturday Kevin spoke candidly and sensibly:

“Had we won by three or four it would have masked over where we really are at the moment,” “We are a small squad but we are a quality squad. We need a few players in and a few players back.”

“I want to bring three players in, no more, I know who I would like but we’ll have to see if they are available.”

“I will only bring in players which strengthen the squad but when you look at the quality we have that will be difficult.”

Kevin, the great man motivator is in full stride right now as he tries to instill confidence and ambition into his players and get them to play up their own standards. If we can do that, and put in place an attacking formation in every game, which he will, then the current squad can do a lot lot better than they have so far this season. We’re absolutely certain of that – but it’s still got to come from the players.

Comments very welcome.

93 comments so far

  • milner fan

    Jan 23, 2008 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #1

    YES!!! FIRST COMMENT LOL. go on the toon, need a performance to shout about against the gunners

  • Kris

    Jan 23, 2008 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #2

    Looks like pandev deal could defo be on,bianchi looks set to move to lazio good news for toon that puts shola further down the pecking order,we need SHOLA OUT its time to move on ! ! Great website cheers ed.,19528,11661_3073168,00.html

  • Phani Tikkala

    Jan 23, 2008 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #3

    Is the Pandev any good?

  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 23, 2008 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #4


    Chikhaoui and Chermiti vs our senegal boys in 40 mins! 🙂

  • Bill f

    Jan 23, 2008 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #5

    Would love to know the three he has in mind, I know we all have our ideas and there is tons of press speculation but who is it he really really wants. (cue spice girls)

    8 days to go. The clock is ticking.

  • Matt Lacey

    Jan 23, 2008 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #6

    Tom_Toon I think I’m gonna have to watch the Senegal game out of pure curiosity because of your persistent advertisements for these two chaps 😛

  • MagpieRich

    Jan 23, 2008 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #7

    The 3 players are:

    1) Pandev
    2) Riise
    3) Ashton

    Go for it KK!

  • malaysian toon

    Jan 23, 2008 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #8

    looks like one of the 3 is pandev… the other has 2 be a centerback as keegan said need someone vocal with taylor… the last one not sure

  • joe

    Jan 23, 2008 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #9

    Pandev will be shear class, if he wants to come.

  • Gordon d

    Jan 23, 2008 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #10

    Lot’s of reports on Woodgate returning would be good if he can stay injury free.

  • Kris

    Jan 23, 2008 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #11

    I think pandev would well be up for a move to the toon, lazio are playing bad at the moment and word from italy is he”s too good for them,lots of skill and good control,loads of vids on youtube,hasnt scored lots of goals but nobody does in italy, fingers crossed he can adapt cause theres not players come from serie A and suceed in the premiership, but if anyone can then eastern europeans players are a good bet.

  • Ryan Syahril

    Jan 23, 2008 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #12

    Three Players IMO = Woodgate + Ashton + one foreign midfielder! Hahaaha…

  • Kris

    Jan 23, 2008 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #13

    Must say TOM TOON your man Yassine Chikhaoui loks a good player, must be reasons why nobody snapped him up yet,bet he”s cheap only plays for FC ZURICH

  • steve chrome

    Jan 23, 2008 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #14

    I would love it, love it, if we brought woodgate back

  • ObaFan2

    Jan 23, 2008 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #15

    Hate to say it but the atmosphere at Spurs last night was unbelievable, they had a great performance to cheer about. Lets hope it’s our turn next and for the years to come.

    I wouldn’t have classed a forward (Idd he plays behind front 2) as an important position to strengthen at this time IF only 3 players are coming in.
    Maybe this is the creative mf and we’ll still get a cb and lb.
    I’d have liked Carrick tbh and I see that Richards has had an improved deal from Man C since he’s been connected to us!

  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 23, 2008 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #16

    Kris, he’s been there 9 months, thats why. Inter, Bayern, Arsenal, Juve, Lyon, Marseille, Bayer Leverkusen, Lens and Ajax all want his signature.

    and he wont be cheap, lyon and bayern reported made bid of 16 mil euros, about 12 mil quid.

  • JJ

    Jan 23, 2008 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #17

    While we talking about transfers, what about the likes of Claude Makalele.
    He may be 33 but so was Rob Lee when he did a great job as a creative DM.
    He would be available because he is no longer first choice at Chelsea and we could get a great two seasons out of him. * Although Roz had a great game last week in DM role.
    At left back please lets sign Wayne Bridge on loan for the rest of the season with option to buy.
    Van Buyten would be great at in CD and really add some aerial power and experience.
    As attacking midfield we could get someone like Arshavin would add great flair along with Emre.
    All realistic targets.

  • Kris

    Jan 23, 2008 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #18

    Hey Tom lets hope keegans watching the tunisia game tonight which he will be cause we have players there,good thing with keegan is if he see”s a classy player wont be afraid to gamble and the board wont stop him neither,shame about diego and van der vaart looks set for italy,we need to start buying from small clubs anyway, get a look of Kompany on youtube he” got skills.

  • ToonKing

    Jan 23, 2008 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #19

    Beye is playing left-back for Senegal….great use this ANC is……..

  • Tez131

    Jan 23, 2008 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #20

    Why is everyone wanting a new left back?

    Is it because you don’t think Enrique is good enough or you want some one to cover for him?

    To be honest I like enrique and he is young, bringing in someone like riise in my mind would just hold Enrique back from producing his best (by palying week in week out) We have got Tozer (depending how good he is) and N’Zogbia if we really need them for cover.
    I say give Enrique until Summer to prove how good he is but dont get another LB before then.

    I think our Priorities are an Attacking/ Creative Midfielder, a right winger and a Holding Midfielder or Centre Back. I think Faye/ Rosenhal may be deployed as a Defensive Mid therefore it will be a CB (Woodgate/ Campbell).

  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 23, 2008 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #21

    Chermiti is banned or on the bench.

    Why does he play Chikhaoui up front, thats fkin dumb!

  • Kris

    Jan 23, 2008 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #22

    Watford say 2 more premier league clubs in for Marlon King lets hope were not one of them.

  • ToonKing

    Jan 23, 2008 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #23

    Just saw that Mamaduo Niang is senegalese too, KK should take a look at him, he’s a very good striker and on fire for Marseille right now, scoring for fun.

  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 23, 2008 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #24

    Chikhaoui is no.9 looks likes he’s playing more attacking mid, great news.

    Amine Chermiti is banned 🙁

  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 23, 2008 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #25


  • carl

    Jan 23, 2008 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #26

    sky sports confirming woodgate already been in talks with us

  • Tez131

    Jan 23, 2008 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #27,19528,11680_3073573,00.html

    No quotes but they seem to believe we will be meeting with woodgate in next 48hrs.
    A fee of around 9mil is being said…

  • carl

    Jan 23, 2008 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #28

    woodgate met us already in PAST 48 HRS

  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 23, 2008 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #29

    Chikhaoui aint playing well atm.

  • Kelvin Koogan

    Jan 23, 2008 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #30

    would love to see woodgate back. The best defender we’ve seen at the Toon…when he was fit

  • Tez131

    Jan 23, 2008 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #31

    Cheers Carl… read it to fast!!

    So apparently we have already spoken with him ..

  • Leo*

    Jan 23, 2008 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #32

    9 mil for woody would be a bargain if he stays fit

    pandev seems ok, would like to see more of him though

  • carl

    Jan 23, 2008 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #33


  • ToonKing

    Jan 23, 2008 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #34

    Beye is shite so far and so is Tom_Toon’s bloke 🙂

  • carl

    Jan 23, 2008 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #35

    i think kk would use pandez as an am in a diamond shaped midfield like the good old days

  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 23, 2008 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #36

    Nice pass by Chikhaoui, i like him playing deep but hes playing too deep!

  • Kelvin Koogan

    Jan 23, 2008 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #37

    If only we could get that Lee Clarke/ Rob Lee thing going again….what glory

  • Kelvin Koogan

    Jan 23, 2008 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #38

    Before that knob Batty came in and screwed it all up

  • Matt Lacey

    Jan 23, 2008 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #39

    Faye’s looking solid enough mind, and Beye seems to be on the right every time I spot him at the moment. Come on lads

  • carl

    Jan 23, 2008 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #40

    beye woodgate taylor enrique
    milner nzogbia/duff
    martins owen

    what an attacking team that would be??


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