Mort So Impressed with Keegan Enthusiasm


Chris Mort has been impressed with the way Kevin Keegan has gone about his job as new Newcastle United manager in the last 6 days.

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Chris Mort – impressed with enthusiasm of Kevin Keegan

From a standing start Kevin seems to have gone right back into th swing of things, and is certainly making his influence felt throughout the club.

Chairman Mort also believes the football world is a much better place now that Kevin Keegan is back in the game.

He told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle:

“Everyone in the game I have heard talk about his return to football has said he is such a great guy to have back.” “He is just what the Premier League needs in terms of the sort of managers we already have.”

“We hope he will excite people with the sort of football he will bring to the Premier League.” “I am delighted to see him back and I am sure that is the same for the rest of football.”

“He is a guy who has been sorely missed while he has been away.”

Chris also said he isn’t at all concerned by Keegan’s time away from the hectic and stressful world of the Premier League.

Chris added:

“From my personal perspective, I think it’s great he has had a break. As people can see, and people have seen previously, he gives 150% and, from his point of view, that break has been good.”

“It has re-charged his batteries.” “He has massive enthusiasm to work hard and get this club going again.”

And talking about the old days that made Keegan and Newcastle renowned as the Entertainers, Chris said:

“I didn’t need to watch videos of the old days.”“I can recall those days, don’t worry!”

Kevin has certainly been welcomed back by lots of current Premier League managers, not to mention the players who have played for him previously. We are well on our way to vastly improving, not only the image of Newcastle United Football club, but also the football we play. One thing you can be sure of is there will be an emphasis on attacking and entertaining play – once again.

Comments welcome.


10 comments so far

  • Callum

    Jan 24, 2008 at 7:24 AM

    Comment #1

    Everyone seems that they are expecting us to play the same way we did when he was last year but i dont think we will – Yes we have some creative players but the way in which a football game is won is different now, before it was ‘You score 3 goals we’ll score 4’ but now its just about not conceading for all the teams apart from the top 4 and to a certain extent Chelsea and Liverpool play that type of football too.

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  • Gordon d

    Jan 24, 2008 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #2

    Good feeling about today 1 or 2 signings maybe hope so

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  • craig chisholm

    Jan 24, 2008 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #3

    i disagree about how the game has changed. i think that manure are great to watch, all they do is attack and attack, wave after wave. its great to see, thats the kind of footy we want nad thats the kind we will get back too aswell. i am all for it. it has to be better than the drab stuff that sam was dishing up eh! i pay 500 quid a season ticket and live away from newcastle now so it costs me into the thousands every season. we were not getting value for money under sam in terms of entertainment.

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  • Graham

    Jan 24, 2008 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #4

    I’m concerned…. i’m reading things about Keegan looking to get defenders in – defenders? this isnt the Keegan we all know and love – the mans obviously gone mad!

    Seriously though – i think we’ll see a slightly better defence than we did the 1st time round (no Steve Howey for a strat). Keegan knows that most teams have some pretty decent strikers in their teams these days, and that those 4-3 wins could easily be 4-3 defeats.

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  • carl

    Jan 24, 2008 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #5

    i think a couple of signings will go through today too, fingers crossed !

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  • tdt

    Jan 24, 2008 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #6

    hope woody and this pendev bloke come in today, they will really strengthen the team. Also a RM/RW n we’l be sorted! not sure bwt right back the now… but saying that when Beye is back it’l be all rosey again!

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  • Obafan

    Jan 24, 2008 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #7

    Gordon d – I hope you’re right. I just wonder if Woodgate will be a good signing. No doubts on his level, but he is too often injured and then £9m is a very high price…

    I hope that Pandev joins us and also Modric (we need him).

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  • ObaFan2

    Jan 24, 2008 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #8

    KK has alot more experience than last time he managed here, he also has had a break which would have re-charged his batteries and got his enthusiasm back for the game.

    His staff are so important, get that right and KK can fine tune a well organised and hopefully attacking team. I can’t help but think it has been perfect timing for him to come back to EPL but Newcastle aswell. New owner, decent squad and already a few talented youngsters at NUFC.

    His signings will be so important, this January get a few seasoned EPL players and maybe 1 from abroad. In the summer he’ll be in a better position to assess the squad and strengthen the team more.

    “Let the good times roll”

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  • scott9

    Jan 24, 2008 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #9

    woodgate is the best english centre there is when hes fit but hes never fit thats the problem 9m is way to much for him unless hes stays fit of course then hes easy worth it

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  • lewdavies

    Jan 24, 2008 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #10

    It will be a bargain though if ameobi goes the other way in px. LOL 🙂

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