At Newcastle It’s Deja Vu All Over Again


Kevin Keegan has been talking today to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle, about who the new stars at Newcastle United will be.

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Kevin Keegan – feels like deja vu

Kevin told the Evening Chronicle today:

“We’re almost in danger of deja vu.” “When I came in last time people were talking about the new Jackie Milburn or the new Hughie Gallacher.”

“Back then I said we had to find the fans some new heroes for them to talk about – and I think we did that.” “Now this time we’ve got to do the same again.”

“As great as Alan Shearer or Peter Beardsley undoubtedly were, they are no longer players.” “They are in folklore, and it’s about who can make a name for themselves for the future.”

“That’s what interests me as manager, and that is what will interest the fans.” “Each of the fans have favourites, but I want them to have a favourite team of players.”

“Like after the performance at Spurs, I would love the fans to have a big debate over who performed the best and who was man of the match.” “That’s a nice problem to have.”

Things have taken a bit longer to be turned around than most people expected. But Kevin and his coaches are doing exactly that, and the results are starting to show.

Not only in the results but the way in which the team is playing attractive and attacking football. It’s so very good to watch.

Speaking of the hysteria that surrounded Kevin’s third coming to Newcastle he said:

“It was out of proportion.” “And if you don’t start off well then it gets out of proportion on the other side – and so it has proved.”

“We’ve turned the corner now, but we’ve still got some work to do.” “I have told the players in a meeting that the confidence must not turn to arrogance.”

“We want to get more points this season than we did last year, that would be an improvement.” “And I would like to overtake Tottenham so that we can approach the next season with as much optimism as they will.”

Kevin always finds a way to motivate his players. And there’s no better motivation than to challenge them to win all six remaining games, now that the players understand how Kevin wants to play the game.

If we can get near that target we should be in great shape at the beginning of next season.

Enough said.

Comments very welcome.



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3 comments so far

  • Leo

    Apr 5, 2008 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #1

    wud love it if we jumped them scum bag yids

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  • ObaFan2

    Apr 5, 2008 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #2

    Oba is already a hero in my eyes.

    Owen if he stays fit and here will be I’m sure too.

    As for the rest of the team, only a few weeks ago we we’re saying “stand up and be counted” and again imo every player did last Sunday.

    The starting eleven have played together as a team for probably the first time this season recently and long may it continue.

    Bob Moncur was spot on recently when he talked about the Toon and wonder what he has to say at the moment 🙂

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  • Geordie Joe

    Apr 5, 2008 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #3

    we can finish above spurs and i think we will

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