Keegan – We Still Have Points To Pick Up

Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan has talked today to the Evening Chronicle but is not yet assuming that his team is safe from relegation.


Kevin Keegan – doing his invaluable work on the training field

Kevin talked to the Evening Chronicle today:

“We’re still in a relegation fight, but we’re looking up.”

“We’ve got it within us to catch Spurs, and maybe West Ham. We’ve got to go to West Ham, and if we play as we did at Spurs in our last few games, we could pick up some good points.”

“We’ve Reading, Sunderland and Chelsea to come to us, and on that form, against a top-quality side, you have to fancy us to beat anybody at the moment.”

Newcastle will get a great reception at St. James Park against Reading on Saturday, and it will be very well deserved. Not only have the lads played well these last few games but all the fighting qualities of the great Newcastle sides of the past are all there to see.

But Kevin and the lads will be very keen to keep up their good form and take all 3 points because nothing less than a win will maintain the new levitation and hope which is on Tyneside.

A very good run to end a very poor and disappointing season will go a long way to getting the Newcastle fans ready for next season, when hopes will once again be sky high.

But maybe we’ll do very well again under Keegan’s magic, but our thoughts right now are only on the six remaining games and how the team plays in those games. 18 points are at stake and the way we played last Sunday we can pick up all 18 points, with just a little bit of Lady Luck on our side.

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • ScottyT

    Apr 3, 2008 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #1

    bit optimistic about 18 out of 18 points mind after only 2 and a half good performances lol

    but yeah agree with KK .. we need one more win then we’ll be safe for definite imo then who knows hopefully we can sneak into the top half.

    if we beat reading on satday we should be safe then the single most important thing left in the season is a win against the scum.

  • HeronMag

    Apr 3, 2008 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #2

    Just beat the f*ing mackems and finish above them. That’s the goal for this season!

  • Eric

    Apr 3, 2008 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #3

    Our goal is to stay up and be above the mackems and smogs. Simple. Then next season with some quality additions we will try for Europe. OK? The so-called top 4 cannot always be so. History does not work like that.

  • stk

    Apr 3, 2008 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #4

    try as hard as possible to get maximum, i think 12 is the low end of reasonable, and intertoto anyone? bit of a rubbish competition, but its european football and this clubs needs that. this season has been empty without it

  • MattyDread

    Apr 3, 2008 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #5

    “you have to fancy us to beat anybody at the moment”

    I bloody love wor Kev.

  • Obafan

    Apr 3, 2008 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #6

    I see us win all our home games if the team can play with the same attitude. And then pick up a couple of points on the road.

    Hopefully we can beat Reading on Saturday. The sooner we are completely safe the sooner KK can start to build his team for next season.

    Come on you TOON!

  • Vitorbarbosa

    Apr 3, 2008 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #7

    All this optimism will ends if we lose to Reading. Make sure we beat them and make more noise!

  • Leo

    Apr 4, 2008 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #8

    u know what im looking forward to, is the hope that they go on their summer break somewhere good and that someone can get pictures of the team chilling out… that would be tops


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