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War Chest Available To Keegan In The Summer


Newcastle United manager Kevin Keegan was apparently behind the decision not to make any major signings in January, even though Mike Ashley had provided a war chest of transfer funds to Kevin.

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Mike Ashley – war chest available to Kevin in January and this summer

The People reported yesterday that Mike Ashley was willing to give Kevin millions of pounds to bring in new players during the January transfer window, but Kevin didn’t find any suitable players to sign and decided to wait until the summer.

Kevin also thought the players he had were of good quality, if only he could get the best out of them. That money will be made available for strengthening in the summer. The People reports that Mike Ashley moved tens of millions from his own account into a transfer war chest for new manager Keegan in January.

If we can avoid relegation and even start winning games before the end of the season, the risky decision of changing managers in January will have paid off.

Kevin will know exactly which players he wants to let go and will get massive help from Dennis Wise and his staff, on who is available to bring in. Then next season can be a season of potential accomplishment, and not yet another rebuilding season.

We’re not sure of how much Mike is providing, but in a way that’s irrelevant because money will be made available for those players Kevin wants to buy. We’re absolutely sure Mike and Chris don’t want to go through another season like this one. We certainly don’t. 😀

Amounts of £50M are probably not unreasonable if Kevin wants 5 world class players brought to the club, and we think Mike and Chris will ensure the money is available.

The way the lads played on Saturday will ensure us safety, that’s for sure, and then Kevin can bring some big players into the club.

We’ll start all over again in August, but this time hopefully we’ll be a strong team playing good attacking football, and win more games than we lose.

Comments welcome.


47 comments so far

  • Nick C

    Mar 24, 2008 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #41

    I think some of the guy’s like Michael have a valid point in looking for proven Prem experience. Buying a load of guys from all over the planet will just lead to another season of adjustment and frustration.

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  • chuck

    Mar 24, 2008 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #42

    Here are some names to argue over,Brown &Bridge or Miguel, they are my choice wing backs,not Chimbonda please.
    Love to have Carvalho,what a player!Dawson no no no,rather have Titus back.
    Diarra with Pompey, a real talent,McGeady gets better each season,everyone talks about Bentley give me Wright Phillips, would like to have got Sissoko as a midfield dynamo .
    Up front, think the best available talent will be Bent ,yeah I know some may disagree, but I think he will prove a lot of people wrong,also the so called french new Drogba,they in combinations with the two fast little guys thats Martins & Owen could cause a bit of havoc,eh!
    What about Arshevin, O`k if you insist.

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  • shearer 4 pm

    Mar 24, 2008 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #43

    “”midfield dynamo”” and “” warchest”” what is football coming to

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  • Whumpie

    Mar 24, 2008 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #44

    First of all: this is a discussion based on a report in THE PEOPLE. Let’s not get too fussed, eh?

    But on the overall transfer front, I disagree with those who think another wholesale clearout and hiring of every Galactico on the planet is the solution. KK is right that we have the core of a good team. We just need a couple of really exceptional players in key spots, and a lot more depth elsewhere.

    For me, two names:

    Nicky Shorey
    Michael Carrick.

    Job done.

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  • why

    Mar 25, 2008 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #45

    So Newcastle have £50M to spend, why would it make any difference.
    Man City, Spurs, Everton and probably Aston Villa are all likly to spend big too, and they are all out of Newcastles class …at the moment. KK need to demonstrate that he can get value from the squad he all ready has, otherwise Newcastle will carry on buying high and selling low

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  • Greg B

    Mar 25, 2008 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #46

    Glad someone else mentioned Bullard, if Fulham go down he has to be a must buy. OK, not the best player in the world but he is the type of player we should and could attract.

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  • Obafan

    Mar 25, 2008 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #47

    I am Belgian and Biglia really cannot reach the EPL level. He played a good season last year and was in the frame of Atletico Madrid. For some reason the deal jimped off and this season he was not good at all. Perhaps because Anderlecht bought Polak from Nürnberg and they both play in the same role. But I say no Biglia could not confirm his good season from last year.

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