Newcastle Players Positive But Are They Sleeping at Nights?


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.

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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.

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13 comments so far

  • dragoner

    Mar 16, 2008 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #1

    the only thing that matters now is the result, doesn’t matter if we deserve it or not, doesn’t matter how hard the players worked to get it, i want rid of them regardless of what happens to us…ALL OF THEM!

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  • GP

    Mar 16, 2008 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #2

    I’m not sure I can even watch, I’m nervous enough as it is.

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  • daiv

    Mar 16, 2008 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #3

    Keegan’s words worry me a lot. It seems the team is on drugs, like the manager,smiling down the barrel of the gun. I’d much rather hear that they are caged tigers waiting to rip Brum apart.

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  • Leo

    Mar 16, 2008 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #4

    my mates want me to go to the local drinking establishment tomorrow to watch the game, but i dont think i can face it. i think i will just slouch on the couch and have a beer or two

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  • ScottyT

    Mar 16, 2008 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #5

    yh a bet a few of them are positive or in the words of frankie boyle ‘when i said i was a positive person i meant HIV’

    (i try to laugh (and sing) through these difficult times when it is hard to be ‘positive’ 🙁 )

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  • Hammy

    Mar 16, 2008 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #6

    Screw the players…what about us?

    Those fookers can bail out any time……
    I can see Smudges next press conference at Berwick Rangers:

    ” I came here to win things…..I can’t believe how massive Berwick is…it’s even got it’s own Greggs the bakers….I’ll play anywhere for the team……
    I’ll kiss me new badge next time I score…..whenever that is……..etc, etc”

    Yeah I know, wishful thinking…..as if Berwick would take him off our hands…..I wonder if he’s any good at speedway???? hmmmnnnnn……

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  • Hammy

    Mar 16, 2008 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #7

    daiv…..
    u could be right…maybe Dwain Chambers is the new fitness coach and he’s mixed their pills up….
    like performance un-enhancing drugs like prozac…….they’ve gotta be on something…

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  • Hammy

    Mar 16, 2008 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #8

    They can’t naturally be that bad.

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  • CJ

    Mar 16, 2008 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #9

    Before that interview Steven (no engine) Carr let off a dirty greasy fart at a team meeting and KK went and done the interview high as a kite.

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  • geordie_jordan

    Mar 17, 2008 at 1:21 AM

    Comment #10

    if oba is not in the starting XI, i will be right chuffed from the offing. here’s who i hope kk starts:
    harper
    beye faye taylor (not the best run of form, but who else is there??) enrique
    geremi butt barton duff
    martins owen

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  • nufctj

    Mar 17, 2008 at 2:28 AM

    Comment #11

    I haven’t posted much on here lately, mostly because I have just been waiting to see how things turn out. We can speculate from here to Istanbul, but it’s the results that are going to matter, and so far we have none. What’s that old saying, the definition of a crazy person is one who keeps doing the wrong thing over and over? As bad as we are, when you play teams like Liverpool and Arsenal, you must play negative. Our only goal for this season is survival. If KK keeps picking the same squad then, as much as I hate to say it, he is the wrong guy for this job. Drastic times call for drastic measures. No points against B-City should mean the end of KK’s 2nd coming. Especially if he picks the same squad.

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  • ELFER

    Mar 17, 2008 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #12

    uh, I hope the hell they are sleeping at night!! If they would start to worry about relegation we would be already relegated!! NO, stay positive and believe in the own abilities, it’s all about that! Now go and smashem away!

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  • big pea ov the weab

    Mar 17, 2008 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #13

    my bets is that thay sleep well at night under big wads of cash they get paid for beng absolutly useless

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