In too many of our games after we concede the first goal too many players are willing to settle for yet another defeat. To us thatâ€™s the biggest task Keegan has ahead of him this season if we are to stay up and have the opportunity of turning the club around.
These players aren’t children, and they get huge money for what they do – so we think they should go out and earn it. There’s no sympathy for today’s modern footballer on this site.
The current crop of players Kevin has are all heâ€™s got to keep
We have no problems with the likes of Harper, Beye, Faye, Enrique, Taylor and Nâ€™Zogbia, in terms of giving their all, but too many of our other players are more faint hearted and prone to just give up.
We also will be interested to see how Lamine Diatta does this week in training, because if he can get a game or two behind closed doors maybe he will be blooded by Kevin. If he doesn’t start we’d like him to be given 45 minutes, depending on the state of the game of course.
If he goes in at center-back then Faye would partner him and Steven Taylor would either be on the bench or could start in one of the full back spots, although Beye and Enrique are both playing well and have lots of fight in them.
But thatâ€™s the only new player Keegan got in during January, almost as a replacement for David Rozehnal, who is warming the bench now at Lazio. He was never good enough at Newcastle, and it looks like he isn’t good enough for the Italian league either.Â David will be one who is unloaded this summer, whatever happens with relegation.