Press Negative about Newcastle – What’s New?


Kevin Keegan has come to Newcastle, is in charge for three games, has one draw and two defeats, and things seem to be as bad as ever.

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Kevin Keegan – popular press  far too negative on new Keegan era


But that’s only if you read the popular press – and as usual, it’s just absolute rubbish.

The moves made by Newcastle Chairman Chris Mort in the last few days in appointing three experienced football men to come and work at Newcastle on recruitment and the youth system, are very good. It’s something you would expect from a club wanting to vastly improve their lot in the future.

All this negative news about Keegan not knowing or even being upset at the appointments, is just mischief being put out by the popular press, in an attempt to cause trouble in the ranks. Isn’t that how they see their jobs?

Keegan knew all about these appointments, and was in favor of them, before he ever accepted the manager job at Newcastle United, a couple of weeks back.

Dennis Wise, although admittedly a strange choice, is nevertheless a good football man, who’s done wonders for Leeds United this season. His appointment seems to suit him, since his wife is expecting another child, and he was growing tired of life in the press spotlight as a manager. Who can blame him?

Dennis will be Executive Director of Football and will work with Kevin and Chris on identifying and bringing new talent into the club. Dennis will assist the Board on football-related matters, including the development of the Club’s Youth Academy and player recruitment.

Tony Jimenez is joining as Vice President of Player Recruitment and Jeff Vetere, who joins from Real Madrid, has been given the position of Technical Coordinator.

All three will be helping Kevin and Chris get the job done at Newcastle. We think they will actually report directly to the Chairman, but will also be dotted line to Kevin – as they need to have frequent discussions with the boss about player recruitment and youth related issues.

You can bet they’ll be working hard in the next few months to bring in the talent Kevin has identified he wants at the club, for the summer transfer window. And don’t be at all surprised if we sign several more youngsters like the 3 excellent youngsters we signed in January – again for the future success of the club.

This is a perfectly sound structure from a management viewpoint that Chris Mort has put in place. It makes a lot of sense for what Chris is trying to accomplish, to identify and bring the very best football talent into the club.

We now have 3 senior football men who are charged with scouring the world to bring the best talent to Newcastle United -and we should see the fruits of their efforts in the summer – if not before.

Newcastle fans will now be ready to support the lads big time on Sunday against Middlesbrough. What’s obviously missing in all of this – is a few good wins under our belts, and once we can get them, things on Tyne-side will look a lot better. That’s a fact.

Let’s give Kevin our full support and give the players all the support they will need to bury Middlesbrough on Sunday.

Comments welcome.


112 comments so far

  • figsdad

    Jan 30, 2008 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #1

    Indeed stuff the press we are hated by everyone..
    Just get behind the lads on sunday
    And send Boro crashing down the table…..

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  • Zx

    Jan 30, 2008 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #2

    I think its impt to keep your mind clear of all these negative press and stop agreeing with what has been written and start criticising your own club.

    The press only write things that are newsworthy, and most of the time they are not the truth. They are only interested in selling papers and most news are just lazy reports deriving from rumours from overseas papers.

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  • Geordie Matriarch

    Jan 30, 2008 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #3

    This is just a bit of sports psychology, I suppose, but when I left the Emirates Stadium last Saturday evening there was the most magical rose – coloured sunset I have ever seen. I took it as a really good omen.
    Now you might say Ee man, woman, divvent be si daft, but I think this is just as useful an attitude as all these doom and gloom wallahs. Howay, let’s just get on with it.

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  • Gordon

    Jan 30, 2008 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #4

    want to reference or link to all those negative stories you’re referring to Ed?!

    Pretty hard to assess your counter points without knowing what was said!

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  • Cam_Toon

    Jan 30, 2008 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #5

    Aye Ed…. 100% spot on.

    The london press and every monkey with a key board is out to get the Toon.

    I live ‘down south’… all i have faced this week is morons repoducing the crap they have read… ‘Wise next manager’, ‘Cookoo in the nest’ and all that crap. I only think its a sign that we are moving in the right driection. And the fools are scared.

    Look at the teams who have progressed, and I mean to challenge the Top 4 as best they can.

    Pompey, Villa, B’burn, abd Everton… look at the respective club structures.

    With the Toon ran right for the first time in decades we are on the up… I will love it… Love it when the Toon make then all eat their words.

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  • Cam_Toon

    Jan 30, 2008 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #6

    Gordon… look around fool.

    The Times
    The Mail
    The Mirror
    Every two bit piece of S##t web site.

    Man get with it.

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  • big pea ov the weab

    Jan 30, 2008 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #7

    i hate the press but they hav got a point the day kevin keegan was made manager i was slaughtered on here for sugesting that keegans appointment was sum wot of a farce 12 days on im still siting here up high on the fence but come on this is starting to becum comical a mean wots with dennis wise i think mike ashley should sell the club to some 1 else and make good becouse i can see more doom and gloom comeing our (the ticket ,merchendise,and any other crap they come up with buyers) way !

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  • subz

    Jan 30, 2008 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #8

    Gordan.. generally the tabloids, Sorry I mean Toilets. I read the article in the Sun today, And they are pulling this stuff out of their own backsides!! I have not heard anyone on here being negative towards KK, but they seem to think we are stressed by losing to arsenal.
    Pig Sam has almost destroyed the football at our club, and even KK cannot polish shit.

    WE ARE NOT ON KK’s BACK SO FOOK OFF YOU VACUOUS WHORES!!!!!!

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 30, 2008 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #9

    Cam_Toon, down south in Cambridge by any chance?

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  • big pea ov the weab

    Jan 30, 2008 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #10

    dont get me wrong chaps i would love to b able to eat my words but somehow cant see it soon like

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  • Clive

    Jan 30, 2008 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #11

    If you want negative stories, visit this site every day http://www.newsnow.co.uk/newsfeed/?name=Newcastle+United

    Funny how some of these so-called journalists thought Ashley was stupid to not give Allardyce enough time, but are now calling for Keegan’s head after 3 games!

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  • Ausgeordie

    Jan 30, 2008 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #12

    Everyone hates us!! So lets friggin enjoy it!!! Stuff being the entertianers lets f**k some shit up!

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  • nufctj

    Jan 30, 2008 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #13

    no need to read the negative stuff in the press, just look at some of the postings on here! It seems to me there are a few toon supporters who are believing all this rubbish.

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  • BristolMag

    Jan 30, 2008 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #14

    I also live “down South” and I can second what Cam_Toon says.

    I have had nothing but abuse from every Southerner down here since Kev was appointed. They all seem to spout the same muck that you read in the London press about what a deluded bunch we are and how it will all end in (more) tears. There’s an air of smugness about it all that really gets to me…

    Wish I was back up North amongst my own kind right now!

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  • Ed Harrison

    Jan 30, 2008 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #15

    Gordon – they are all over the place – just take a look.
    – Keegan being undermined
    – Keegan shock at appointment
    – Wise to be next manager – all that tripe

    Couldn’t stand it any longer 😀

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  • Sinead

    Jan 30, 2008 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #16

    What’s new.

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  • Ed Harrison

    Jan 30, 2008 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #17

    All the club (and supporters) have to do – to undo all this negative stuff – is make the club very successful again.
    That’s the challenge for all of us.

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  • big pea ov the weab

    Jan 30, 2008 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #18

    thats much easyer said than done though edd

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 30, 2008 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #19

    Also down south and im getting ripped from my mates, basically after every game, when he was appointed and whenever they hear about my club they think its negative and take the piss.

    They are all gooners, spuds or manure supporters so what do they know!

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  • ronaldeano

    Jan 30, 2008 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #20

    Well said Ed, The papers talk a load of crap, and they always will. Gordon dont you read they shite they print?? The BASTARDS!

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  • ronaldeano

    Jan 30, 2008 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #21

    They fookin wind me up man!!!!!

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  • wayne

    Jan 30, 2008 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #22

    seems everyone would like to see us fall on our face maybe worrying that we might get it wright in the future?

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  • Eve

    Jan 30, 2008 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #23

    What we need to do is win a game, keep our heads down, get another result, keep the heads down, just work at it. All this talk proves nothing. The players want to show how good they can be. Players like Given want nothing more then to win a piece or two of silverware, and the fans wouldn’t mind that at all. It’s a wee bit hard at the moment, what isn’t needed though is people criticizing the players every game, if they have an average or worse game then they have a bad game, there’s no need for people to be screaming for them to be transfered and how they’re crap. It’s not needed. No one goes out to have a bad game intentionally. They need time, they all need time. Whining fans aren’t going to help. Keegan isn’t going to produce a miracle over night.

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  • Bosck

    Jan 30, 2008 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #24

    big pea – the clue that this is al rubbish is that keegan himself has come out and said he was asked about this when he took the job and one of the names suggested was wise who keegan agreed with. he then said that he knew that the press would put a negative spin on it even though he was in full suppport of the move.

    http://www.nufc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10278~1228485,00.html

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  • Tripp

    Jan 30, 2008 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #25

    fook ’em lads. Don’t even read it. Waste of yer time and unnecessary elevation of blood pressure. If you let ’em bug you then they’ve accomplished their goal. It’s all rubbish and not even worth anyone’s time.

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  • Chris F

    Jan 30, 2008 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #26

    Couldn’t agree more Ed, i’m sick to the back teeth of all the garbage being printed in the national media, supposedly on our behalf, saying we’re in a mess, that we want keegan out, etc.

    what a load of crap.

    out of 3 games we’ve played arsenal twice away, one of the 2 best teams in the league, did they expect us to be beating them at the emirates, when they’ve not lost a game there yet?

    what a joke.

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  • Chicken

    Jan 30, 2008 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #27

    If you don’t like the papers then don’t read them. It’s pretty simple stuff like.

    To say they’ve got it in for us is laughable.

    Just for one second pretend you’re not blinkered by your love for the club, then think about everything that has happened at NUFC over the last 6 months. Now pretend your a journalist – what would your headline be.

    Everything rosy in the Geordie garden?

    I don’t fookin think so.

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  • Southside Jordy

    Jan 30, 2008 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #28

    As KK said ” the reporter’s write it and the editors seem to retract all the really important things like……FACTS…!!!”

    I blame people like that stupid aussie C**t with wanky looking hair and his SHIT PAPER THE NEWS OF THE WORLD!!!

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  • Southside Jordy

    Jan 30, 2008 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #29

    Chicken……..jog on!!! Yeah ok were doing very poorly but do they have to keep on with the badly drawn up story’s and far from the truth facts!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Chicken

    Jan 30, 2008 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #30

    You jog on you southern fairy.

    Like I said – if you don’t like them, then don’t read them. No point in crying on here about it.

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  • Bosck

    Jan 30, 2008 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #31

    chicken to be fair i’d say it was pretty rosy.

    our owner has cleared out our entire debt.

    we have started signing some of the best young talent around.

    we are putting in systems at all levels to help with all areas of the club. ie wise,etc. dont forget at spurs transfers are now done by a 3 man panel who must all agree before someone is signed. the way ahead is to get these 3 scouting and liaising. then at the end of the year they can sit down with their list with keegan who can throw his ideas in and they can all work out the best options.

    so we have lost to arsenal twice at the emirates whoopee doo, big deal, so would most other teams in the league. in a week or so we will have a back four of enrique, taylor, faye, beye that once they play as a four regularly will be one of the most solid in the league.

    Keegan hasnt realistically been here long enough to make any significant changes, and the press rubbish about keegan not being pleased/not knowing is drivel given what he says in the below article

    http://www.nufc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10278~1228485,00.html

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  • ronaldeano

    Jan 30, 2008 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #32

    The media is in your face evry day “chicken dick” you cant avoid it and it winds real toon fans up you muppet

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  • Chicken

    Jan 30, 2008 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #33

    what did you expect him to say “wobbly eyes is a cnut – I can’t believe Mort and MA have gone behind my back and brought him in – I’m gonna chin all 3 of them next time I see them”.
    Haway man – wise up.

    If you like quotes so much here’s some more…

    When Keegan was asked about reports linking him with a return to Newcastle as director of football under then-manager Sam Allardyce, he said: “It’s absolutely impossible to give Sam a job at Newcastle and then go and fetch someone who is going to be some sort of threat, it doesn’t work.

    “Sam would be a fool to let it happen and the guy who goes in would be a fool to accept it. “The chairman, who is not a fool, would be a fool to go and do it, too. It doesn’t work.”

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  • Griff

    Jan 30, 2008 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #34

    What websites do you guys use then becuase although this is my favourite and i comment here i still use newsnow because theres new stuff all the time.

    I dont beleive half of it but its nice to get new stuff so frequently.

    But i do agree, i am appauled by some stories like “sack keegan” “keegan under pressure” “no goals – shit”…

    We have played Arsenal twice! Judge the man after we play the Wigans/Sunderlands/Bhams

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  • Chicken

    Jan 30, 2008 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #35

    ronaldeano – your obsession with my member is starting to get quite worrying. it’s not going to happen mate – give it up or it’ll all end in tears.

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  • wayne

    Jan 30, 2008 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #36

    what does nufc manager, chairmen,players and owner have to do get nufc fans to stop moaning apart from winning every game i suppose?
    ,

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  • ronaldeano

    Jan 30, 2008 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #37

    The cockney bastards wont let up tho Griff cos they are tossers!

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  • Dragoner

    Jan 30, 2008 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #38

    i agree chris, we should be judging kk on what he does against the teams at our level, Arsenal are one of the top 4 teams in Europe, we aren’t going to get much from those matches are we.

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  • Chicken

    Jan 30, 2008 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #39

    just answered your own question there wayne mate.

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  • Black Caesar

    Jan 30, 2008 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #40

    Big pea you are spot on about Keegan’s appointment. How anyone expects him to progress Newcastle is simply beyond, especially in mind Ashley is seemingly reluctant to back him with SERIOUS CASH!

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