Good Words From Ginola On Keegan

David Ginola has been talking to the Daily Express about the task ahead for Kevin Keegan at Newcastle, and David doesn’t think it will be easy for Kevin.


David Ginola – give Kevin some time

Ginola believes that Kevin needs time and at least until the end of the season to get back into the swing of things in management after being away for 3 years.

He told the Daily Express today:

“You can’t expect Kevin Keegan to bring back success in two weeks.”“I mean, Newcastle have some tough games coming up, Middlesbrough, Manchester United, and they are all fighting for something. So you have to make sure to stay in place for next season, and start again.”

“He is on his own as a manager, playing with the players he has got. He has to keep the club in the Premier League first, and start next season with a new base.”

“It’s not the same football, players, or mentality – you have to do the same thing with other ingredients.”

“This is a melting-pot, and it will be the toughest job for Kevin Keegan.” “It’s not only getting the players, it’s making sure the players give 100 per cent to the club.”

David seems to hold a soft spot for Newcastle and Keegan, since he so enjoyed his time at Newcastle during his playing days, before lighting up London at Tottenham, and suddenly being discovered down south as a terrific player. 😀

David’s right about what he says. Kevin will need to use these remaining 14 league games, not only to have us survive in the league, but also to decide who stays on the summer. We’re sure he’s now going to get lots of support from Dennis Wise, Tony Jimenez and Jeff Vetere in bringing in new talent and we’re excited about who could be arriving in the summer.

But he also has a chance and get the players here, well acquainted with how he wants to play the game. Then in the summer, if we can bring in 4-5 top players and let the likes of Ameobi, Carr and even Geremi and Rozehnal move on, and we should be in a much stronger position come August.

Well, we certainly hope that’s the case.

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • hanzemre

    Jan 31, 2008 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #1

    good advice

  • Obafan

    Jan 31, 2008 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #2

    Good comment by an ex Toon legend. I think he is spot on by saying that it will be the toughets job KK has ever had, cause expectations are really high in the northeast of England.

  • bod

    Jan 31, 2008 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #3

    bad news looks like its true charlies agent says spurs are in talks with newcastle over transfer of charlie thats on sky sports breaking news


    Jan 31, 2008 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #4

    aparently spurs what nzogbia, i will be livid if he goes

  • adam

    Jan 31, 2008 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #5

    nice one. keegan needs time and i just cant wait till the summer for better players and next season. all we need now is to make sure we dont get ourselves into any crap this season

  • KKN39

    Jan 31, 2008 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #6

    I missed the Ginola in the famous, best-ever-looking NUFC black n white shirt in ’96.

    Beardsley, Ferdy, Lee, Albert all looked legends now, even Peacock, Kitson, Beresford and Barton (Warren, not Joey!) could play much better football than our current players do … not to mention AS

    heartbreaking really …. hope we’ll be seeing light at the end of the long tunnel very soon …

  • Bigted28

    Jan 31, 2008 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #7

    For Christs sake! I can’t believe that we are letting another ‘flair’ player leave after Keegan said that we can’t afford to let players leave. Just what exactly is happening at the club? We not only need to replace N’Zogbia, but also holes left by subsequent sales of players. I can honestly say that I have never been so disappointed by a transfer window…………

  • Nev

    Jan 31, 2008 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #8

    spurs rule out N’zogbia move

    another breaking story on SSN lol

  • phoonCK

    Jan 31, 2008 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #9

    to ppl who are talking abt the japanese wonderkid, Kakitani, the abv link has rumours on us enquiring his service. he is a tremendous young talent and will be gd addition to the already wonderful young talents in the squad we have now.

    and will also bring us onto the world map, esp on the Asia front. gd deal for football and for business. just wonder if the news is true or crap.

    transfer window closing real soon.. wonder if there’ll be any 1st team transfers going through

    Howay the Lads

  • phoonCK

    Jan 31, 2008 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #10

    one more;


    hahaa, wonder if its just shit news to occupy their columns.. but if its true, my god.. i wonder how the newcastle players will react, seeing the living legend of football in their dressing room..


  • ToonKing

    Jan 31, 2008 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #11,19528,12876_3096085,00.html

    massive relief…

    and PhoonCK, the Maradona news is true, he dropped in after the Arsenal defeat.,,10278~1229093,00.html

  • Obafan

    Jan 31, 2008 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #12

    Maradonna really came into the dressing room. It was on Belgian teletext last night. Article said that Rozehnal was really overwelmed by the visit of the Argentinian ex-superstar.

    Zog is stying.

  • toon1978

    Jan 31, 2008 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #13

    Shame Maradona weren’t 25 years younger he would show our lot how to play football.

  • Taiwan Toon

    Jan 31, 2008 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #14

    phoonCK, thanks for the information. Just hope it is true. He is certainly a wonderful young talent, and the Japanese ppl relly do love him. The telly was all about him after he had scored the fantastic goal to shot down France U17.

    It is widely considered that he might go on to be the best ever player for Japan. Whoever get him will be guarenteed an instant boost financially and might come with success on the pitch in the near future.

  • Jack

    Jan 31, 2008 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #15

    We already have a living legend of football in the dressing room… Shola Ameobi


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