Newcastle have a very important game on Saturday, and it will be the first game since the terrible 4-1 defeat against Aston Villa, after we were ahead at the break 1-0, and deserved to be.
Kevin Keegan – good record against Ferguson
What happened in the second half in that game is a good question for Kevin Keegan to ask of his players. We assume they have not only discussed that, but have also looked at the video tape of the second half, so they can confront their ineptitude in those last 45 minutes. 🙁
Keegan talked today about Manchester United and his record against Alex Ferguson:
“I don’t know what my record is like against Sir Alex, but I don’t think it is as bad as some managers. I’m sure it is not the worst.â€“They have got the form and we have not, so we will see if we can surprise a few people.”
“We have had a little bit of a break and we have worked the players a little bit harder.â€
“We gave them a couple of days off, but they are back now and fresh – and we know what is ahead of us on Saturday. I have been pleased and we are building up to what is a very big game for us.”
“Two weeks without a game has been a long time, and the last game against Aston Villa was not a good performance. Man United will have had two games by the time they play us, so we have little things going for us.”
The game on Saturday will give Newcastle fans an idea how the rest of the season will be. A good performance and we can look forward to picking up points at home against Sunderland, Fulham and Reading, all of whom are currently below us in the league. Those points should make us safe from any relegation fears, fingers crossed.
A poor performance and we may have a fight on our hands, to get enough points to stay above the relegation fray, and that will be a big disappointment.
But at the moment we don’t know which team will turn up on Saturday afternoon, and until we do, we cannot do much but hope for the best on Saturday.