Kevin has taken some hits from the gossip press in getting off to such a slow start in his second spell as manager of Newcastle United.
Kevin Keegan – first win in second coming today?
The press were suggesting that because Kevin had been out of the game for over 3 years, and by his own admission had not seen any live football games, that’s the reason he has not produced the goods so far, and why Newcastle are struggling.
Kevin talked yesterday about this:
“I don’t think it has had an impact, but until we win a game, people can fire anything at you.” “No one did last time I came back, when I had been in Marbella for seven years playing golf.”
“There is no lack of knowledge and I have tremendous knowledge around me as well,” “You should do a survey among managers who go to live games.”
“Ask Arsene Wenger how many live games he watches. It would be interesting. I don’t know but I watched an awful lot of TV.â€
“If I’d gone into a club I didn’t know it would have been much more different,” “I would have been trying to find the area.” “It’s still the same people round here, not necessarily players because there is only Steve Harper left. I’m talking about staff.
“There are so many people around us that I felt I was coming into a club I really knew.”
Kevin’s positive attitude must really bug the press, because obviously bad news sells newspapers, and Kevin has refused to be anything but upbeat since he arrived.
And we haven’t won a game yet, so imagine what it will be like next season, when we expect to be way up the Premier league again, and actually winning games.
It’s really up to the players today to reward Kevin Keegan for his consistent loyalty to the players, many of whom simply don’t deserve it. But all will be forgiven if the lads produce a Blackburn type performance, and this time get the 3 points.
For once the Newcastle fans, and owner Mike Ashley, will finally have something to celebrate.
It’s been a long long time, if indeed we do get the win tomorrow.