Kevin Keegan was far from happy with the performance of his side at Liverpool today.
Kevin Keegan – disappointed with the courage of his players
As we have been saying since the game ended, most of our players didnâ€™t show enough courage, heart or guts â€“ whatever word you want to use.
But because of their lack of guts Newcastle United are getting into a dire, dangerous and perilous position in the league. Maybe the players don’t care too much as they continue to receive their obscenely high wages – hardly ever earned by the way.
But Newcastle fans do – and it’s just not good enough!
We can no longer play those players who give up in a game. That will surely get us relegated. Keegan was far from happy with his side’s display. Weâ€™re actually pleased to hear that because we are fuming at some of the pathetic displays of players wearing the famous black and white stripes today.
Keegan said after the game:
“It was disappointing and nowhere near good enough,” “We have gone behind to an unfortunate goal when Enrique has tried to clear.â€
“That was the killer goal and typical of our bad luck.â€ “But the second goal was a poor one to concede and going in 2-0 at half-time is different.â€
“We didn’t show enough courage and self-belief when we had the ball.â€
“When you come to Liverpool you also have to compete when you don’t have the ball and earn their respect, but we didn’t do that.â€
“We’ve got players who can compete but today we didn’t.”
The truth is that we cannot afford many more of these games when the team doesn’t show up. Last week we were great, and we thought we had turned the corner but today was so uninspiring and depressing. So we’re back not knowing which team will turn up to represent our famous club.
We need players with BIG hearts – those who give up at the least little problem shouldn’t even play against Birmingham. If we lose that game our goose will nearly be cooked.
We need to pick players who do have the courage to go out against all ends and win games. One of those players is Ob Martins who MUST start against Birmingham.
The Reading players did that today against high flying Manchester City, and credit to them. Players who play with courage and conviction make their own luck, and we’re sure that’s exactly what Reading did today.
We’re not sure who the other players are who are worthy of a start against Birmingham – but today was a disgrace in terms of the spirit shown by the players – and we use our words advisedly.
We should dock their wages and we say that in all seriousness.