Keegan – We Could Have Had Seven or Eight Goals


Kevin Keegan thinks that one more victory should see Newcastle safe this season, and Keegan admits his side are now looking up, rather than over their shoulders.

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Kevin Keegan – coaching of the squad starting to pay off

Kevin said after the game this afternoon:

“We’re not safe yet, no, we’re definitely not safe yet,” “But this means we can start looking up the table now. We could even catch Spurs up. Three weeks ago people would have said that was ridiculous but not now.”

“We’ve got a good squad here, and we shouldn’t be where we are in the table but the players are doing something about it,”

Newcastle were a joy to watch this afternoon and were looking to attack at every opportunity. Kevin joked about maybe playing more than three up front as he continued:

“We had three up front today and I might even put a couple more forwards in next time.”“This is the right way for us to play for the minute. Just trying to defend and hang onto things puts more pressure on us as a team,”

“If anything, our defenders know they can perhaps concede a goal in the knowledge that we’ve still got enough goals in us to win a match. Confidence comes from results.”

”The turning point for us was the defeat by Blackburn a few weeks ago because the lads knew if we played like that regularly then we wouldn’t have any problems in this league.”

“We could have had seven or eight goals, and you don’t get many games where you’re 4-1 up at Spurs with five minutes to go so you’ve got to make sure you enjoy it.”

“If we can add to the squad in the summer things could get quite exciting. We don’t need an awful lot to set us alight. The players would welcome two or three new signings in the summer but they’ll have to be very good players to fit in here.”

We’d still like to see around 5 new players in the summer, but Kevin is also starting to bring the very best out of the squad he inherited from Sam Allardyce.

That’s what a good coach does, and there’s no doubt Kevin is one of the best. He’s also demonstrated his faith in the Newcastle players, even when they seemed to let him down on numerous occasions.

But Kevin never doubted their ability, unlike some of us and it certainly seems to be paying off over the last 3 games or so for him.

We haven’t had much to celebrate lately, so the second half today was just a tremendous performance from the lads.

Comments welcome.



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13 comments so far

  • mikeygd

    Mar 30, 2008 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #1

    yer and how many pathetic fans on this website were doubting keegan thinking they know best and keegan has lost it, well eat ure words

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  • Steve_48

    Mar 30, 2008 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #2

    To be honest the 2nd half for us made the difference between us winning and another away defeat, but it could have 2-2 at half time and those of you who watch the match today will know what I’m talking about

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  • Elliott

    Mar 30, 2008 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #3

    Amen

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  • Rob Kirton

    Mar 30, 2008 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #4

    ****** STOP PRESS ************

    Northumbria police now fighting back the crowds on Northumberland Street. Evidently a number of rash bets made this morning has resulted in a mass exhibition in Fenwicks shop front this evening

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  • CRAIGG

    Mar 30, 2008 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #5

    “This is the right way for us to play for the minute. Just trying to defend and hang onto things puts more pressure on us as a team,”

    Alardyce take note.

    Mikeygd i dont want to gloat but i spent many a night defending KK on here, And i hope we can get behind his signings even if we dont personally agree and Back Kev, his backroom people and the lads and finally look forward to a much brighter future.

    The futures bright, The futures Black and White.

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  • m.

    Mar 30, 2008 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #6

    I agree with King Kev. lots of missed chances, and despite this, a goals galore!

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  • James

    Mar 30, 2008 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #7

    Harper – 7/10 Didn’t have much to do but did it well
    Beye – 8/10 Solid as always and showed good discipline to stay back when needed
    Taylor 7/10 – Dealt with Berbatov well
    Faye 8/10 – Commanded the area completely
    Enrique 9/10 – Played so well and is looking more and more like the top class left back he was in Spain
    Geremi 7/10 – Great goal but awful corners throughout and no tracking back.
    Butt 10/10 – Simply outstanding. Was everywhere today.
    Barton 10/10 – Didn’t put a foot wrong. A masterclass in box to box football. A true engine.
    Viduka -8/10 – Held up the ball well and terrific back heel for the third goal
    Owen 10/10 – So impressive in his new role. Not to mention his work rate as captain. Was very vocal throughout and kept the team going. His goal was sublime and deserved the standing ovation he got.
    Martins 9/10 – A quiet first half means he doesn’t get a perfect ten. But the second half was him at his finest. No defence in the PL can handle this guy when he’s in this kind of form.

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  • Leo

    Mar 30, 2008 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #8

    rob kirton that gave me a giggle…

    If anything, our defenders know they can perhaps concede a goal in the knowledge that we’ve still got enough goals in us to win a match.

    that just shows how good keegan is. he knows our defence isnt too hot but then thinks oh well we will just score loads haha legend

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  • Steve_48

    Mar 30, 2008 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #9

    Aye nicely put Rob

    It was just brilliant to see the 3rd then 4th goals going in, and while watching it today you just knew there was always more left in the tank.

    Bring on Reading

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  • american pie

    Mar 30, 2008 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #10

    smith almost messed it up at the end. why is he even on the bench. taxi for him to makem land!!!

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  • Punk Skunk

    Mar 30, 2008 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #11

    Aye, 433 arl the way!..
    …Toon, Toon!..

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  • oioi

    Mar 30, 2008 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #12

    “If anything, our defenders know they can perhaps concede a goal in the knowledge that we’ve still got enough goals in us to win a match”
    THE KING IS BACK – LONG LIVE THE KING.
    happy smiley football

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  • Ausgeordie

    Mar 30, 2008 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #13

    Enrique is going to get himself in trouble dilly dallying on the ball. He is a little two fancy for my liking and needs to act quicker in his own third. Oh and Smith was shite and showed why we dont miss him. He was jogging when everyone else who had done 80 mins of work was still sprinting. Lazy git gt rid of him now!!!!!

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