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 weâ€™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 donâ€™t blame him â€“ but Ashley and Chris Mort donâ€™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.
Weâ€™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 – thatâ€™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 weâ€™re in, weâ€™ll shock a lot of people next season. There’s no doubt about that.