Kevin Keegan is a really good guy and not surprisingly a legend on Tyneside.
Kevin Keegan – always supports the local area
Kevin will never take the loyal and huge Geordie fan base for granted, and he and three of his senior players have helped raise funds this week for the Seghill Juniors FC.
Kevin visited the Seghill Social Club along with Steve Harper, Alan Smith and Steven Taylor for a talk-in to aid the Seghill Juniors FC, the meeting being organized by local lad and successful Newcastle Reserve team team coach, Adam Sadler.
Kevin talked about the meeting today:
“I went around pubs and clubs to meet people as a player because part of my deal was with Newcastle Breweries to do that,” “We’d go round a lot of the clubs like Seghill, some of them much bigger, and 500 or 600 people would cram in to talk-ins.â€
“The people enjoyed them and I did too – it was a win-win situation.â€ “You have to remember that these are the people who come and watch us week in, week out and get behind the team.â€
“Sometimes they are disappointed but hopefully sometimes they are elated.â€ “If you can get them more elated than disappointed you are having a good season.â€ “The idea is to give them what they want and continue to help and support the people who support us.”
Goalkeeper and local boy Steve Harper agreed with his manager on that and said:
“It’s important to go to places like Seghill Social Club. I grew up in a place like it, in Easington.â€ “I followed the local football team at Easington Colliery and always went to the Colliery club after the games in Sunday League.â€
“I still go back – it’s vitally important to do that.â€ “The fans pay good money week in, week out and we have to get out and about whenever we can.â€
“We haven’t had the best of seasons but the fans have been with us through thick and thin.â€ “As long as they see people giving it 100% in a black-and-white shirt they’ll stick with us.â€
“That’s what is great about them.â€ “We’re all very grateful to get 52,000 fans at home, and we get fantastic away support who are top drawer.â€ “We are very fortunate in that respect.”
The clubs like Seghill are the bread and butter of the North East. Places that have hard working men and woman who support the team through thick and thin.
Thatâ€™s the history of the area and itâ€™s a very proud one, because the folks there have gone through some hard times.
But thatâ€™s also what makes the people of Newcastle and the surrounding area so great â€“ hard times are what builds character after all â€“ and thereâ€™s plenty of that in the Geordie Nation, that’s for sure.
And we think Kevin and his players will be in big demand for these talk-ins again â€“ because Kevin is such an interesting guy, and he makes so much sense when he’s talking about football and Newcastle, and which Geordie doesn’t like discussing Newcastle United?
His talk in on Radio 5 was just a joy to listen to a month or two ago â€“ it’s time for another talk-in soon.
What’s becoming apparent also is that he really is the Messiah! 😀