Kevin Keegan talked on Radio Newcastle for two hors yesterday, and as usual Kevin was as honest as the day is long, and itâ€™s little wonder Newcastle fans just love this man.
Kevin Keegan – on BBC Radio 5 Newcastle for 2 hours last night
Kevin talked about many things during the phone in from the fans, and at one point he did talk about the players he wanted to bring in. This is how he addressed the topic:
â€œWeâ€™d like to fetch in three or four players who can set the other players alight that weâ€™ve already got here,â€ â€œIâ€™d like to bring players here that amaze people. Not just talk about being a big club, but show we are by our actions and the players who we bring here.â€
â€œYou do that by building up a trust with the people who provide the finance, getting the right players at the right price, that builds up trust and then others will come. Itâ€™s easy to get players to a club when it’s flying in the right direction.â€
â€œWhy rule things out? People limit themselves, but â€œwe canâ€™tâ€ isnâ€™t an answer. We got people others didnâ€™t think we could last time. Can we do it again? If we can get this club moving in the right direction weâ€™ve certainly got the owner to provide the money to get those players.â€
â€œI want to strengthen all areas of the team. We tried to hijack the Jonathan Woodgate deal to Tottenham and weâ€™re looking for some leaders, because you canâ€™t have enough of them.”
â€œA defender who can defend, but who is also comfortable with the ball.” We want some creativity, weâ€™ve got some genuine players who can pass the ball and will pass the ball better when they are confident, but in terms of opening teams up, weâ€™re probably a little bit limited. Emre is the only one.â€
Well, to be totally accurate in this article, Kevin said he’d like 3-4 top players – we just hope it’s 4 top players – at least.Â Â 😀
There was a question that, all things being equal, which one player would you bring to the club. His answer, rather surprisingly, was for Arsenal star Thierry Henry, who is now at Barcelona. But donâ€™t believe any reports that say we are after him in the transfer market. The question was asked â€“ if you were in a fantasy world and could have any one player you fancied, who would it be?
Of course the popular press will probably say we are going to make a move for Henry â€“ which would be nonsense (again).
But one thing we’d love to see right now is Kevin’s list of transfer targets for the summer. That would really provide some insight to the fans on where the club is headed.
But Kevein also has to stabilize the Newcastle ship, because we are still in some danger of bring dragged into a relegation scrap – so first things first. We need to start picking up points in the league – starting tomorrow at Villa Park – and that fixture will not be an easy one for us.
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