Terry McDermott is working closely with Kevin Keegan, as is Arthur Cox, as they try to bring about some resurgence in the performances of Newcastle United, which have been poor, to say the least, in the last 4 games.
Keegan and McDermott look on together
Terry McDermott is convinced that Keegan will transform the Newcastle United club once again.
“Confidence is not great at the moment,” “How can it be? Confidence comes from winning football games and we haven’t been doing that lately.â€“It will come back though.”
“We are going through a sticky patch but Kevin Keegan is the best man for the job to turn this situation around. He knows what he wants and he will get it, but it will take time.â€
â€œThe fans, and I include myself amongst them, will need to show patience because the club needs to go sideways before it can go forward. We will do that together and we will start seeing results improve.â€
“Kevin is very experienced at the job, he knows where the problems are and where things are going right and he will deliver. His track record as a manager is fantastic and he will bring a smile back on to people’s faces.”
But with two of the club’s next three fixtures against Manchester United and Liverpool, Newcastle fans will certainly need to be patient with Manchester United, Blackburn and Liverpool our next 3 games. Not one of those games will be easy.
McDermott however believes that Keegan is great at overcoming adversity. When he took over the first time we won our first game and then lost 5 times in a row before steadying th ship with 4points in our last 2 games and safety from the then 3rd Division. But things in football now are so different now, and going back 16 years is stretching things a bit, isn’t it?
“There were some tough times in those early days,” “Kevin has always said the signing of Brian Kilcline in the back end of the 1991-2 season was the principal reason for us staying up, but it was very much touch and go.â€
“What happened the following season is that Kevin chose his players carefully, brought in some high class footballers and the momentum started from there.”
“But what that first season in charge shows is that it takes time and patience to build a side.â€ Kevin has not even brought anyone in yet. What is the old phrase about Rome not being built in a day? Well, it is right.”
Kevin of course tried to do a similar thing in January by signing Jonathan Woodgate from Middlebrough, but it didn’t come off, and we ended up signing no senior players. And time is certainly not on our side, since we have collected just 3 points in the last 9 games. No points against the Red Devils and Liverpool will make things look a whole lot worse in a couple of weeks.
That’s why something out of Saturday’s game will go a long way to securing us safety this season – and then perhaps take-off next season?
But we’ll just have to wait and see, because there have been far too many disappointments with Newcastle over the years – just too many to have much confidence right now in our immediate future.
A great performance and a result on Saturday would go a long way to alleviating the gloom and doom on Tyne-side – that’s for sure.