Kevin Keegan was said to be very upbeat after yesterday’s win against Fulham, when he talked to the Sunday Mirror. For Kevin to be upbeat, that probably meant his feet were 2 inches off the ground.
Kevin Keegan – very upbeat after yesterday’s win
Keegan was buzzing aftre the game as he said:
“I’m absolutely delighted and we fully deserved to win.â€ “We’ve eased the pressure on ourselves but it is just one win.” “However, it has given everyone at the club and our fantastic fans a massive boost in what has been a fantastic week by our standards.â€
“It was a really good win but not fantastic considering everything.” “We stuck to our plan and fully deserved the win.â€
“It could have been all over at halftime as we had three good chances and at 1-0 you always fear the worst.â€ “We lost out recently to late goals against Middlesbrough and Blackburn. In fact, we played better against Blackburn than we did today and got nothing from that game.â€
“This first win has taken a longer time than I or anyone else would have thought, but it has eased the pressure on everyone.â€ “We worked hard as a team and, forget about me, this win was important for the players.”
While a clean sheet was vital, and the first one since Keegan’s first game in charge against Bolton on 19th January, Keegan was quick to acknowledge his goal scorers, Viduka and Owen, as Newcastle moved to within 8 points of that magic 40 points target.
“I said when I came that we did not have a big squad but that we did have quality, and that we did need everyone available.â€ “We did not have Mark Viduka for six weeks but we do now.”
“His goal was a typical Mark Viduka goal – great feed and a great finish. “The same can also be said about Michael as it was a typical Michael Owen goal and he is as good as anyone in the world at that.â€
“He has dispelled the theory this week that he is not as sharp as he used to be, and must be getting near the 50 per cent mark for Newcastle in terms of goals, and you have to remember he had a lengthy lay-off though injury.”
Good game and a great result for the Newcastle fan base yesterday. At the end of the game, TV cameras showed all the Geordie fans’ smiling faces and it was great to see that. Â Â “All the lads and lasses there – all with smiling faces” – comes to mind.
We’re not out of the woods yet, and not overconfident by any means, and realize we still have to pick up lots of points before the end of the season.
But times were good again at St. James’ Park yesterday, that’s for sure, and it felt so good.Â Â 😀