Kevin’s Complete Faith In His Players Fully Justified


Kevin Keegan enjoyed his best day back at Newcastle yesterday when his team destroyed a good Tottenham side with an awesome display of attacking football in the second half.

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Kevin Keegan
– Newcastle went forward all the time


Kevin talked to the Newcastle Journal this morning:

“You dream about playing like that away from home and winning 4-1, and you dream about being three goals up with 10 minutes to play. But the reality in the Premier League is that it is difficult to get into those situations.”

“But we thoroughly deserved it. We’re looking at a 4-1 win here and it could have been seven or eight. We hit the bar and the post, and Paul Robinson made two terrific saves. It was a really good performance.”

“We’re a small squad but there’s an awful lot of quality in there. It’s not going to be a case of wholesale changes this summer, we don’t need that. What we need is two or three quality additions – but they have to be quality.”

“Sometimes the quality gets lost a little bit if you get on a bad run, but I’ve never doubted the ability of the players I have here. Suddenly, when they start to play like that, you think, ‘We don’t need a lot to set us along’.”

“If we could add two or three big signings they would make a difference, but they would have to be very good players to improve what you’ve seen out there.”

This was easily the best performance since Keegan returned to the club and it was the best performance of what had been a disastrous season for the club. And this is a significant result for the club becasue it shows what we can look forward to under Kevin’s management.

He seems to have been right all along that the club has a small squad but has quality. He’s also right that a win is all they needed because they got that against Fulham last week and now this great performance yesterday.

It was great to see Owner Mike Ashley during the game and leading the cheers after each goal and he looked ecstatic in the away end at the end of this game. After all it was another double for the club in successive weeks.

Chairman Chris Mort was thrilled in the directors’ box, while directors of football and recruitment Dennis Wise and Tony Jimenez left White Hart Lane with an obvious spring in their steps. Yes, both of them attended the game so we expect that to be big news in the Daily Mail today. 😀

It’s not to go overboard after this pearl of a performance but we’ll have to ensure we get all 3 points against reading this weekend, and banish any relegation worries once and for all.

The lads were terrific yesterday, every single one of them, and they did the Newcastle club proud. They can all be very proud of their performances.

Comments welcome.



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7 comments so far

  • Benn..Geordie Down South

    Mar 31, 2008 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #1

    Reading Will Be A Very Hard Game, But Play As They Did Yesterday .. And They Have Every Chance Of Winning it 4or 5 nil??

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  • ronaldeano

    Mar 31, 2008 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #2

    What a fantastic performance by every single one of the lads yesterday! I can hardly speak today cos ive lost my voice!

    HAIL KING KEV 🙂

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  • ELFER

    Mar 31, 2008 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #3

    yes, but we need more quality players in summer and I hope we are not “blinded” by this result…

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  • ronaldeano

    Mar 31, 2008 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #4

    I dont think we are “blinded” Elfer, i know we need 4-5 quality players in the summer, but the lads showed what they are capable of yesterday.

    KK will put his own stamp on things in the summer and im convinced we will finish in the top 6 next season 🙂

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  • Leo

    Mar 31, 2008 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #5

    how funny is it reading the tottenhams fan forums… before the match and after the match… splitting my sides really.

    humble pie time

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  • Rich

    Mar 31, 2008 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #6

    Haha wheres Midd the Yidd the prick!

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  • spyro

    Mar 31, 2008 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #7

    hahaha, i agree Leo, it is hilarious hearing the excuses they are churning up after giving it all the big talk

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