Despite newspaper reports to the contrary, Mike Ashley continues to have complete faith in Kevin Keegan, and is desperate to keep him at the Tyne-side club.
Mike Ashley – desperate to keep Kevin at Newcastle United
A source close to Mike Ashley told the Evening Chronicle today:
â€œMike has every confidence in Kevin Keegan.â€
â€œMike is desperate to keep Kevin as his manager, and if United do stay in the Premier League, he will provide the funds for him to buy new players in the close season and give the club a fresh start.â€
That’s not too surprising to hear because the game on Saturday was reminiscent of the old days when Newcastle used to win by 3-4 goals. We could have done that on Saturday as we continued to attack Blackburn for the full 90 minutes and nobody can deny it was a great performance from the boys.
The confidence of the players looked good, and a goal would have given them another push and surely if we had got one we would have ended up with 3 or 4.
But as we all know, it wasn’t to be, and we couldn’t take any of the 8 good chances we had. To cap it all off Blackburn scored a breakaway goal through young Matt Derbyshire, whose wife had given birth to twins earlier in the week. Well at least somebody was happy after the game. 😀
But the signs are there, and if we can play like that now – heaven knows we should be so much better next season, once the players understand better the way Kevin wants to play.
We just have to keep the faith and we’ll be OK – and not take too much notice of the popular press – who will be hoping we get relegated and will be trying to stir things up at the club – as usual.