Kevin Keegan was training with his his players today, but some of his comments made to the Evening Chronicle are depressing.
Kevin Keegan – will stick with established players (we’ll not call them stars)
Kevin Keegan was back on the training ground at Little Benton today and talked to the Evening Chronicle:
â€œIf you asked me after the Blackburn performance, I would have liked a game pretty quick.â€
â€œWe were unlucky in that game and when that happens you want to get the players out there, but having a little bit longer this time can only be a good thing.â€
â€œIt will let the players get rested. Weâ€™re pretty much relying on the same players week-in, week-out.â€
â€œWe havenâ€™t the luxury Rafa Benitez has got to rest players, change things around and freshen things up, though I know theyâ€™ve got more games.â€
â€œWeâ€™re asking these players to keep going out and performing, and a break can only be good.â€
We think those last few sentences by Kevin are very depressing. Basically, what he seems to be saying is that he will keep faith with the players that haven’t done the job for us since he arrived in mid-January.
We have better choices than guys like Alan Smith. For heaven’s sake, let’s take a chance before it’s too late and give players like Andrew Carroll a chance. Also play Oba Martins next Monday. Drop the guys who are just not performing like Smith.
There’s that old saying about mice and men:
The only difference between mice and men is that when a mouse goes down a hole for cheese he will eventually give up if he doesn’t find the cheese. Humans keep looking down the same hole.
Hey, we’re not calling Kevin a mouse 😀 what we are saying is the manager seems to be sticking with something that is just not working – so change it before it’s too late!
If Kevin sticks with his established stars, they could very well take us down. If that happens Kevin would have to take the responsibility of relegation, if he indeed persists with these losers. The established players have done a good job in the last 8 games of taking us hurtling down the league. What’s going to be different in the next 9 games if we play the same players?
What does Kevin think is going to change in the last 9 games? We know all about faith, but misplaced faith can cause terrible disasters – which is what we see happening right now. We’d hate to see that. Give some of our youngsters at least a chance, even just for 45 minutes, before it’s too late.
The Newcastle squad will train today and tomorrow, have Thursday and Friday off and get back into training on Saturday and Sunday.
The Chronicle is suggesting the Newcastle squad may fly to Birmingham on Monday morning, and probably loosen up in the afternoon to get ready for what is a vital game in Newcastle’s relegation fight.
Thereâ€™s also no truth in the rumor circulating today in Newcastle, that players will be searched before they get on the plane to ensure they are not smuggling white flags onto the plane.
Just kidding, but we are still annoyed at the capitulations of some of our players in the last couple of months – we just cannot stand it.