Terry McDermott has again talked about the hope for Newcastle United next season – if we can just avoid relegation this year.
Kevin Keegan – big hopes for next season if we can survive the drop
Terry McDermott talked at length to the Newcastle Journal this morning:
â€œI am looking forward to next season,â€ â€œMr. Ashley has promised there are funds available. The caliber of player we are looking for, it will excite this club when it does happen.â€
â€œFirstly, though, we have to get into a safe position, we have to get out of this relegation dogfight and then talk about the players we can bring in for next season.â€
â€œYou can talk about Ronaldinho or (David) Beckham, but if we go down we will be signing players from Colchester and Gillingham.â€
â€œThere will be a big relaunch in the summer and Mr. Ashley has promised him funds and he is looking forward to doing that. We will be safe, but until thenâ€
â€œI am baffled by people saying â€˜No points, no goals, no hopeâ€™,â€ â€œIf we have brought five players in and we are in the same situation next season okay, you are not wrong. But at this stage, no hope? That is beyond belief for me.â€
â€œPeople say, â€˜Will he leave, is he going to walk out?â€™ There is absolutely no chance, he thinks too much about this club to do that. If the powers that be decide he goes then that is a different story.â€
â€œHe is an emotional personality. He cares about the club very deeply and it hurts him when players and the club get criticized. He wears his heart on his sleeve, but that is his character.â€
â€œ He has signed a three-and-a-half year contract and I would be shocked if Kevin is not here for the whole of that. But some people want him to fail. I have no idea why.â€
â€œPeople from down south who are not Geordies do not understand that it is not just football people that love Kevin in Newcastle, it is the city. They love him because of who he is. He talks to people, he loves doing it.”
“The general public love him because he is so honest and warm to them, he never refuses them anything. That typifies him.â€
â€œHe brings a unity about the place,â€ â€œIt is his charisma. There is a feel-good factor back, but that would be even better if we were getting results.”
“Once we have sorted out this season you will see a big, big change at this football club, in its mentality and players.”
“We will get this football club back to being the football club it should be because we know what this football club is about.â€
You get the feeling that Terry is a big fan of Kevin don’t you?
Well, first things first – we are still in danger of going down and we just hope and pray we can get something out of the game at Anfield today.
That will certainly raise the mood in Tyneside.