Ashley and Mort Must Stick By Keegan

Even though the team played very well on Saturday, we still ended up on the losing side for the 8th time in the last 11 league games and for the 5th time in 7 games since Kevin Keegan took over.


Kevin Keegan – 5 defeats in 7 games

And while the gossip press is probably loving the fact that Newcastle are in trouble, we saw some good signs that Kevin is finally turning the team around. There were some good performances on Saturday, that we need to take into the game against Liverpool on Saturday.

We are now just 3 points above Reading who are 3rd bottom, so whether we like it or not we’re in a relegation fight.

Kevin said yesterday:

“We have the players and know-how to get out of it,” “It is a test but the Premier League is a test from fixture one to 38 or 39 in the future.”

“You need 40 points to stay up and you can’t even be sure about that. We are not safe yet by any means.”

There was news that Mike Ashley talked to Keegan yesterday, about his concern about the team’s position in the league. We don’t blame him – but Ashley and Chris Mort don’t have a choice now. They made Kevin their choice as manager when they sacked Sam Allardyce and they will have to support him now. There can be no wavering on this.

We’re quite sure that Kevin will turn things around sooner rather than later. But we also know we need points badly, and we should go for a win in every one of our remaining games. And knowing Kevin – that’s exactly what he will do.

We have lots and lots of folks who would love it if Newcastle were relegated this season, but all those connected with the club have to stick together.

Once we get over this particular mess we’re in, we’ll shock a lot of people next season. There’s no doubt about that.

Comments welcome.

42 comments so far

  • Graeme

    Mar 3, 2008 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #1

    From the Times today – not a bad estimate, the way we are playing at the moment!!! Quote-

    “Looking at their fixtures, it is difficult to see where they are going to get the points to stay up. ”

    Saturday Liverpool (a) Lose
    March 17 Birmingham City (a) Lose
    March 22 Fulham (h) Win
    March 30 Tottenham (a) Lose
    April 5 Reading (h) Draw
    April 12 Portsmouth (a) Lose
    April 19 Sunderland (h) Draw
    April 26 West Ham United (a) Lose
    May 3 Chelsea (h) Lose
    May 11 Manchester City (a) Draw

    Verdict Going down with 34 points

    I hope to god they are wrong!!!!!

  • ToonKing

    Mar 3, 2008 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #2

    i’m fairly confident we will get at least a draw at Birmigham and West Ham and beat Sunderland and Reading at home, and that will hopefully be enough.

  • Michael

    Mar 3, 2008 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #3

    Does anyone have a good cab number?

    Get one for Keegan.

  • ronaldeano

    Mar 3, 2008 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #4

    Graeme, that is a load of complete and utter pessamistic bullshit i have ever seen. Do not belive it mate. That was written by some cockney bastard who would LOVE to see a MASSIVE club like us get relegated. The prick who predicted those results should be strung up and shot with shit, the prick. So should the Sun reporters, bastards.


    Whoever says otherwise wants a good hard slap across their face!!!!

  • Nomis_jade

    Mar 3, 2008 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #5

    I cant believe you look at those fixtures and see all those losses. Granted we need a win or even a draw to get the ball rolling a little bit, but considering how we played against bBurn there is no reason why we cant get something from Birmingham, ot tottenham who were crap on sat.
    Reading and sunderland should both be wins, and again if we play like we did against BB then we will and a point at west ham is doable. So iv counted 12 points which i believe takes us to 40.

  • ronaldeano

    Mar 3, 2008 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #6


    Get behind Keegan and the lads or piss off on to a Red n White blog


  • Graeme

    Mar 3, 2008 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #7

    Then March 17th is D day!!!!!

    But if we lose that one, we are in even deeper shit. The heads will go down and it becomes a monumental uphill struggle from then on in.

    I am praying for a win against Birmingham, but we cant afford to lose either. Can the players take the extra pressure? Can Keegan take the extra pressure??????

  • ronaldeano

    Mar 3, 2008 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #8

    Yes he can mate, dont let that mackem knobheed Micheal tell you otherwise Graeme because he dosent have a clue what he is bleating on about. He knows nothing about KK because he wasent born when he made NUFC one of the best teams in world football.

  • ronaldeano

    Mar 3, 2008 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #9

    He WILL take us to there or there abouts AGAIN given time.

  • Graeme

    Mar 3, 2008 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #10

    Ronaldeano, I was there throughout Keegans last spell at NUFC and loved it as much as anyone.

    I have also witnessed his frailties and listened to what he has to say. He cant deal with pressure and has proved it twice at least – when the going gets tough, so does KK.

    Funily enough, I just dont see him walking out on the toon this time, dont ask me why though.

  • Black Caesar

    Mar 3, 2008 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #11

    Now the morons, ill-educated, ill-read chums who backed Keegan for manager have now got what they wanted!!!

    Keegan for newcastle is like passing off poison to a child as sweets!! The man is a crap manager and a joke. If he cant even get the players we currently have to win against in 7 matches then he needs to be sent back to his circus. Make no mistake about it, the players NOW at Newcastle should be beating teams like Blackburn and Middlesbrough easily!


  • ronaldeano

    Mar 3, 2008 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #12

    Graeme, i have no doubt in my mind that KK will stay and finish the job he started all them years ago. It was FFS who messed things up when he left last time for reasons only KK knows about. We will stay in the league and KK will build HIS team in the summer and we will once again enjoy the brilliant attacking football we all crave to watch.

  • ronaldeano

    Mar 3, 2008 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #13

    You can fook off aswell Black Ceasar


  • ronaldeano

    Mar 3, 2008 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #14

    We should have beat Blackburn.

    KK has fat Sam’s team

  • Neil Snowdon

    Mar 3, 2008 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #15

    Dear Ed.,

    It may be difficult for some fans, but we have to hold our nerve. KK is not a miracle worker and is certainly not responsible for the current predicament.
    I feel that the matches against Birmingham, Fulham, Reading and Sunderland are the key. 37-38 points should be more than enough this year.
    I like your site by the way, but some of the contributors could respect other opinions and use more refined language!



  • Micky Toon

    Mar 3, 2008 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #16

    ronaldeano, I just hope you aren’t a driving instructor as your poor eyesight and ability to bury your head in the sand is second to none.

    As for why Keegan left us the first time, everybody, except you it seems, knows why he left. He even wrote it in a book for all to see.

    No doubt I’ll be a mackem twat too, even though I didn’t just start supporting us when Keegan was here last time, unlike the glory hunter, no nothing about football idiot you are. I bet you thought the loss at the weekend was a good result because we played ok. No doubt you are one of the rent-a-mob that are always on Sky Sports saying it’s ok if we lose 5-3 as long as we play good football.

  • mok

    Mar 3, 2008 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #17

    when i think we even lost and draw to derby, i have no cofident at all.
    The team is so inconsistent, anything can happen even against fulham!

  • Black Caesar

    Mar 3, 2008 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #18

    Ronaldeano or whatever you call youself, it is because of fans like you that NUFC is where it is now!!!!!

    For God’s sakes why cant you wish for the best for your team???? Is it crime? or are you so far deluged in self pity and low self esteem that you instinctly hope for lowest of the lowest for your team?? Keegan is shite and will always be shite. Look at his results, and the whole world was prdedicting disaster when he was appointed manager excepted for morons like you!


  • Black Caesar

    Mar 3, 2008 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #19

    I am sorry to say this but it looks like NUFC has some of the most stupid fans on the planets. I just could not believe it when fans were cheering the appointment of Keegan, and now here we are.

    This is beyond a joke, i could get a heart attack now……………

  • ronaldeano

    Mar 3, 2008 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #20

    Black Ceasar

    You call yourself a NUFC fan?

    You are nothing but a FAKE.

    Its ‘fan’s’ like you who shout for every manager to be sacked because are a pessamistic balloon headed Mackem, full of shit.

    KK nearly won us the PREMIER LEAGUE in his first season in it. Shit manager? YOU are full of shit mate

    Your mate Roy Keane is in a relegation scrap with HIS team HE built.

    I am getting behind the club i LOVE. Do the same if you call yourself a fan

  • ronaldeano

    Mar 3, 2008 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #21

    Go and cheer ROY KEANE Black Ceasar

    You obviously dont want to back the club and the manager when times are hard.

    If we get in the CL next season, and KK takes us there, where will YOU be?


  • Black Caesar

    Mar 3, 2008 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #22

    My point exactly – NEARLY WON US THE LEAGUE!!! LOL Keegan should have won that league by a country mile with all the players he had!!! The fact he didnt goes to show he was and is still shite!!!

  • ronaldeano

    Mar 3, 2008 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #23

    FOOKIN FAKE!!!!!

  • ronaldeano

    Mar 3, 2008 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #24




  • macn0ble (Finland)

    Mar 3, 2008 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #25

    Have to agree with you there Black Ceasar. Some of the fans, specially here on this site act like idiotic sentimental clowns who know nothing about MODERN footy, and I’m afraid that the guy who runs things in this club, falls into same category, never mind the idiot owning the club and listening these wankers. There is no place for soft feelings in top football these days and sure is a shame to see that some of these wankers are gonna get a real lesson about that fact once we go down.

  • GP

    Mar 3, 2008 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #26

    lol foreigners, support your local club and leave us alone.

  • ronaldeano

    Mar 3, 2008 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #27




  • Rich

    Mar 3, 2008 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #28

    Well said Ronaldeano, no matter what happens even if we do go down Kev will stick with us and get us back straight away!!Preying it wont happen. Sick of the Keegan hate mob, hes not shite hes a good manager who knows what football is and how it should be played!!

  • Hadji

    Mar 3, 2008 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #29

    I don’t like KK tactics but i really can’t blame him cause of the choise of the players we have.
    But i have a really really strong feeling that he’s gonna make us top 5 material next season.
    The only thing what i don’t like about him is that he’s pushing for English players a lot.
    Expand your horizonts KK,you can find much better,younger,cheaper players outside England.
    Why would you need players like Bridge,Shorey,Wes Brown,etc when you can sign someone who is more technically gifted than them.
    Renato Augusto,Kerlon,Miguel Velloso,Bruno Alves,Cristian Zapata,Felipe(Udineze)Zabaleta etc.All these players will have high transfer fees but they wont be on a high salary like Viduka,Smith,Barton.

  • Black Caesar

    Mar 3, 2008 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #30

    Ronaldeano you hate foreigners now do you? No wonder you are such an idiot. A racist + an idot, deadly cocktal there.

  • ronaldeano

    Mar 3, 2008 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #31

    Rich, i just cant stand the fake, phoney conmen like Black Ceasar and Micheal who constantly slag us and the manager off instead of getting behind the team and showing true support like REAL fans should do. Fair enough, we all have a whinge when we are poor, but we all have to stick together and give the lads some credit when they play well like they did against Blackburn.

    Fake arse tossers like the 2 pricks mentioned…


  • ronaldeano

    Mar 3, 2008 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #32

    I m no racist, you knob

    Im simply saying that people who are from Finland or wherever and sprout utter bullshit the same as you do, are not REAL fans, just like you.


    And it is spelt “IDIOT” not “IDOT”


  • Black Caesar

    Mar 3, 2008 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #33

    Ronaldeano so what has him coming from Finland got to do with anything? As my name suggests, I am BLACK, got a problem with that too???

  • ronaldeano

    Mar 3, 2008 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #34

    First of all Black Ceasar, i have absolutely no problem with the colour of ANYONES skin, i am NO racist in any way, shape or form, neither have i said anything that is racist on this blog. I never have and i never will.

    Secondly, i do have a problem with your anti keegan comments, you are full of shit mate.


  • ronaldeano

    Mar 3, 2008 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #35

    How many Newcastle matches do people who are from Finland go to? NONE, unless they have enough money to go back and fourth every week. REAL fan? No real fan can back up shitty comments like yours B.C

    That does NOT make me a racist


  • Punk Skunk

    Mar 3, 2008 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #36

    Ho’way lads, i know it’s getting to everyone, this shitey situation we’re in…But c’mon, there’s no point get at each other!..We need to be UNITED!..We’re stuck with who’s at the club right now, ’til the summer at least!..It doesn’t matter wheather you’re pro or anti KK or any one of the players or the board for that matter!..
    …We’re in deep do-do!..So PLEASE GET BEHIND THE LADS!..& PLEASE STOP this arguing the toss guys!..We must present a UNITED front (No Matter where we all come from!)against the tossers that call themselves journalists…Do it for NEWCASTLE UNITED F.C.
    …Ho’way the Lads!..


    Mar 3, 2008 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #37

    Black Caesar fans like us are the reason we are where we are ?

    Yes spot on fans like us who went to matches through the Bald eagle& ardiles days the people who pay inflated ticket prices, refreshments at the stadium, replica shirt prices,Club shop prices, buy fanzines, members on NUFC world on the website yes spot on mate we have made this club what it is
    A premiership club with an amazing stadium and training ground and enabled the club to buy Venison,lee, beardsley, cole, ferdinand, Tino, Ginola,Batty, Shaka, Shearer, Bellamy, Solano, Robert,Dyer, Speed, Given,Woodgate, Owen, Martins, Duff, Beye, Faye, Enrique, Milner, Emre, Parker and Jenas

    And an youth system to produce Clark, Howey, Elliott, Watson, Thompson, Taylor, Edgar and Forster

    The worst thing about being a prem club is inheriting gloryhunting, fickle,Wankers like you.

  • ronaldeano

    Mar 3, 2008 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #38


  • mikeygd

    Mar 3, 2008 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #39

    what a surprise the keegan hate mob have logged in yet again……

  • Egar

    Mar 3, 2008 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #40

    Ronaldeano or whatever you call yourself, it is because of fans like you that NUFC is where it is now – supported and thank goodness for that!

    KK nearly won NUFC the PREMIER LEAGUE in his first season in it. That nearly lesson would be invaluable this time around for KK to keep NUFC up and eventually complete his unfinished business.

    Going by Saturday’s game, NUFC play is indeed getting better, though not yet the result. Taking the positive, this will come soon. True NUFC supporters do just that – support NUFC irregardless.


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