After 2 weeks of intensive training. our game with the Red Devils just over 6 hours away, and weâ€™ll be able to tell just how much progress weâ€™ve made in that time â€“ we hope itâ€™s a lot.
Kevin Keegan – 2 weeks of intensive training with the squad
Kevin talked to the Newcastle Journal this morning:
â€œIt came at a good time. We have got everyone back now. When I first came, there were four players I had never met and werenâ€™t to meet for three weeks because they were at the African Nations Cup so, yeah, it has been a good couple of weeks.â€
â€œWe have been able to have decent training sessions, working on things we definitely needed to work on. Players are getting to know our plans a bit more and I know them a lot better now. As the weeks go on, we will all get to know each other even more.â€
Newcastle fans are hoping that this game will mark a new beginning under Kevin, although it doesnâ€™t mean that if we get nothing from the game, itâ€™s necessarily a disaster. But we need to see a big improvement in organization and understanding between the players. We also expect the players to give 100% effort and concentration, but that should be a given with all our players.
If we can start to see that improvement, then our future prospects against the weaker teams, especially at St. Jamesâ€™ Park, will auger well for points in the league. The really important games for us are Blackburn (1st March), Fulham (22nd March), Reading (5th April) and Sunderland (19th April) all at home. We should be able to get at least 9 points from those particular games and be safe. We hope so.
What do you think?
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