Kevin Keegan has told Sky Sports that the spirits are high at Newcastle United, even though the club have not won any of their last 12 league games.
Kevin Keegan – Newcastle players’ spirits high ….. OK
Newcastle travel to Birmingham on Monday night, looking for their first Premier League win in 13 games, and the first in the league after 8 attempts for Kevin Keegan.
This is the worst run of form we’ve ever had in the Premier league, but Keegan says has his players are staying positive. Kevin believes a win at Birmingham will produce an instant pick-up in form and points, something he’s been saying for a while now – since we haven’t won for a while 🙁
Kevin said today:
“It is our job to pick them up all the time – and sometimes, it is their job to pick us up. It is a two-way thing,”
“But spirits are still pretty high and a win would just elevate them and take them on to another level.”
“That has always been the case in football. Players do not enjoy losing football matches.”
“The players in the team feel under pressure and the players out of the team feel they should be in. It has never been any different.”
“You can find yourselves playing the Arsenals and the Chelseas and the Manchester Uniteds and the Liverpools and the tough ones around you, and you can find yourselves easily in this division losing three or four games on the trot.”
“It’s a bit harder to find yourselves winning them – that’s why the top teams are the top teams. They manage to do that.”
If we were to be brutally honest, we don’t really care how the players are feeling, although it’s probably good they are staying positive. But we were told the very same thing before the Liverpool game – and looked what happened in that game. We were good for 43 minutes and then conceded a very unlucky first goal. But that was it – game over. 🙁
We wouldn’t really mind if Kevin told us the players were finding it hard to sleep at nights. We’re sure some of our fans not feeling too good these days, but that happens when you are committed to a club, as our fans are.
So rather than say the players are staying positive, maybe it would have been better to hear Kevin tell us his players were worried sick about being relegated. You see we are still not sure how many of our players care whether we are relegated or not.
Why do we say that? Because far too many of our performances on the filed over the last 12 games have been without heart and spirit.
That’s what we really think.
But we’ll leave the door open for our players to go out tomorrow night and give us another Blackburn type performance, but the differenc ethis time is that Michael (or perhaps Oba Martins!) will take those chances. If they do that we’ll be absolutely ecstatic. 😀
But talking about it is too easy these days, and quite honestly getting a little boring.
The only thing that matters now, through the end of the season, is how our boys play in the matches, and how they apply themselves in every single game.
That’s the one and only thing that matters.