The Daily Mail is reporting today that Kevin Keegan has two more games to get results or he will be shunted upstairs.
Kevin Keegan – are Newcastle ready to ditch him – say it’s not true!
Most fans are asking if this true, which is hardly surprising. We have no idea if it’s true, but let’s take a look at the terrible situation we are in and how the Newcastle hierarchy may be thinking.
Well, we think if we do lose the next 2 games at Birmingham and Fulham, who are 2 teams currently beneath us in the league, big red flags will be waving, warning bells will be going off, and “action stations” “action stations” will be sounding off just like before a submarine dives.
That will be heard all over St. Jamesâ€™ Park, make no mistake about that.
They warning bells went off on this site for us after the 3rd goal went in on Saturday against the Reds, when we realized the players we have may just not be up to it. Not only in skill but their level of commitment in the second half – we would give them 2 out of 10. We’ve blasted them all week – but that’s in the hopes it will stir them up from their comatose state of detachment.
We put responsibility on our players about 90%, for whatâ€™s happened this season. Big Sam was OK and we personally thought he was good, and he certainly was a character, but he didn’t win enough games, it’s as simple as that. And Sam would never have played the type of football Mike Ashley wanted.
So Chris Mort and Mike took a calculated risk. They had two options in early January:
- Stay with Allardyce through the end of the season and then bring in someone new. But that would mean next season would be transitional yet again with no success anywhere on the horizon
- Bring in a new manager, who could revive the fortunes of the team. Since the Newcastle squad is good it would need to be something with excellent motivation skills and experience like Harry Redknapp or Kevin.
They went with the latter but what has happened is the results, if anything have become worse.Â What odds would you have got for that when Keegan took over?
The type of play has improved like against Blackburn, but very few times have the lads performed any better than under Big Sam.
We still the Arsenal display at home was the best of the season and we think Sam told the players he would kill them if they didnâ€™t give their absolute all for the full game. We always thought that was a good strategy with players of faint heart.Â Â 😀
The lads played that night like their lives depended on it â€“ and it was wonderful to watch the commitment. In fact we’ll take a 5 minute break so we can go over that game in our heads to cheer us up – it was so good.
OK, back again.
But it may be that with Keegan having been out of the game for almost 4 years he was rusty, and by his own admission hadn’t watched any football live in that time. He said as much to Alan Shearer, when he had the 4 hour meeting with him shortly after being appointed.
Weâ€™d like Kevin to stay in the job, because if we do survive weâ€™re sure he can pout things right. Even the players Kevin’s looking at seem to be exactly what we need.
But it’s looking like the Newcastle hierarchy will do anything and everything to keep Newcastle afloat this season. Mort will deny this, maybe even today, but he’s lost his credibility in situations like this, because Mort denied right up until the end he would sack Big Sam but it came quick and fast.
In fact, it may be worse if he does deny it. But let’s not criticize the upper brass too much, they are in a terrible situation on the playing side, with our first team.
No, we’d like to see Keegan stay and Alan Shearer come on board, and if we were in Mort’s very difficult position we’d probably try to get Shearer or Venables in to see how he can help our Kevin. Terry Venables helped out Brian Robson and Middlesbrough a few seasons back, but that would be a huge hit to Kevin’s ego, and he would probably never agree to it.
But Newcastle have to be very careful because all this could be a public nightmare and disaster for the club, and Keegan could even walk out, if he gets wind of anything like that goin on upstairs. Yes, we know people are saying – so what’s new?
If Keegan is replaced weâ€™ll look complete idiots ……… again. That’s a fact.
And the brutal truth is that we will probably deserve it â€“ but weâ€™ll all have to stick together and make this club great again â€“ thatâ€™s the vision â€“ and that’s our hope.
Hey, two wins in the next two games will see us in great spirits. We’ve got to keep believing.