Emre Still Has Role To Play At Newcastle


Newcastle United manager Kevin Keegan still thinks Emre is an important player for Newcastle United.

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Emre – will have role at Newcastle United under Keegan

Emre returned from injury in last Monday’s Reserve team draw with Manchester United, and scored a nice individual goal in his first half run out. However he has re-injured his thigh and apparently will now be out for another couple of weeks.

But Kevin Keegan is a big fan of Emre’s and talked about the injury again to the Evening Chronicle yesterday:

“It was very frustrating. I thought the tackle was a bit rash.”

“I would have been quite annoyed if one of my players had done that to Gary Neville, because he was also coming back from injury that night and trying to get himself fit.”

“But it happened and he is out for three weeks.” “It’s a blow, but it’s not the end of the world.”

“And he’ll still be back for the three games and super-fit for Turkey for the European Championships.”

Emre will probably be linked with other clubs during the summer, especially if he plays well in the European Championships. Keegan, however, says he is delighted with what the player has to offer Newcastle and thinks Emre will have a role to play at the club when he is fit again.

Kevin added:

“He is different to any other player I’ve got at the club.” “That’s what you need. You can’t have all the same kind of players at a football club.”

“Different games will require different players at times.” “And he’s outstanding as he has the ability to unlock defenses and do something other players can’t do.”

"He is different to any other player I’ve got at the club. That’s what you need. You can’t have all the same kind of players at a football club.”

"Different games will require different players at times." "And he’s outstanding as he has the ability to unlock defenses and do something other players can’t do."

We look forward to Emre playing in the last three games of the season and we think Kevin will be able ot get the best out of the Turk. But we’ve somehow got to make sure he’s fitter next season than he’s been this season, since he’s been out injured since early February.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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14 comments so far

  • SydneyToon

    Apr 6, 2008 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #1

    1st comment?

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  • millepede

    Apr 6, 2008 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #2

    been another disappointing season from emre, with a few flashes of brilliance along the way… he’s got to become more consistant! – on another note, does anyone else think crouch would be perfect for newcastle as a replacement for the duke?

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  • hanzemre

    Apr 6, 2008 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #3

    Emre was at times as bad as Butt,Geremi,Barton.No consistency in his game. But that’s past. Just keep him fit & courage him to play his game soon he’d be as good or even better than those 3 above-mentioned.

    Obviously Peter Crouch is an awesome player to have. Don’t know if he can suit KK’s style of attacking. But for now just keep Viduka fit & comfortabe with suitable attacking system we can expect him to score more goals next season. Then we’ve to give our young Carroll a run of games to shine.

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  • Hadji

    Apr 6, 2008 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #4

    I’d rather go for Zigic cause he’s not playing for Valencia at all.But on the other hand i think that he would be too expensive for us.At least 9 mill

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  • Archie Brand

    Apr 6, 2008 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #5

    Why would Crouch have to be a replacement for Viduka? Play the 2 together with either Martins or Owen. Crouch is so underrated. Forget the game at the weekend – he ALWAYS plays well. Would he consider coming to Newcastle? Only for regular first team football.
    His height is just a distraction – he has an excellent first touch, superb distribution and an amazing ability to get a shot off.

    Keegan has already shown that Owen and Martins can play together up front when everyone said we’d have to choose one or the other.

    Do the same with Crouch and Viduka and you have unbelievable options.

    Now all we need is a more creative midfield to get the ball to them

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  • Leo

    Apr 6, 2008 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #6

    “And he’ll still be back for the three games and super-fit for Turkey for the European Championships.”

    bit of a funny comment if you ask me.

    im not going to say that emre is past it and his injuries are going to ruin next season because we know keegan has not been wrong about many things he has said.

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  • Archie Brand

    Apr 6, 2008 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #7

    I read this morning that Keegan doesn’t want to be the Toon manager remembered for achieving the lowest number of points in the Premier League.
    Keeping player confidence up and keeping the fans happy is one thing (OK 2 actually) but let’s not forget that a storming finish to the season achieves something far more important than a mutual warm fuzzy feeling.
    A good run now makes the difference between getting those big names to Newcastle in the summer or watching then head off to the “big” exotic clubs like Porstmouth and West Ham.
    So Howaay the Toon – if you play well now we can attract big names to the club in the summer – and, errr, you might not get a game next year! (Now there’s motivation for you!)

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  • Ausgeordie

    Apr 6, 2008 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #8

    I think Emre will be a good player if we can get him fit again. Maybe he can benefit from a solid pre season with some game time with turkey to get into form. He will have to earn his place though as the midfield are playing well.

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  • Zx

    Apr 6, 2008 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #9

    His role is to get paid and get injured, that’s his role.

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  • Newcastle United.

    Apr 6, 2008 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #10

    Could you imagine the formation we’re playing now with Emre in their instead of Geremi? Would be nice. Could score even more goals 😛

    If you think about it too, alot of people will be like’ Emre can’t tackle so it will make it a poor 3 man midfield’ . Geremi isn’t as great tackler, Emre puts him self about, Barton and Butt are awesome in the tackle. Emre will add that little bit extra, Would be great to keep him fit though.

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  • Newcastle United.

    Apr 6, 2008 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #11

    Would anyone drop Viduka next season now King Kev has found the right place for him?

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  • Paul R

    Apr 6, 2008 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #12

    I like Emre but I think we should sell him in the summer. l;ets face it he is only fit 25% of the time and he is hardlies ever gunna be in the fist team week in week out next season which he needs to be doing to get on top form. flog him !

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  • Steve_48

    Apr 6, 2008 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #13

    Sort out his fitness, or sell him; when fit he’s a match winner, and we need depth in the squad [something we’ve not had too much of recently] but not at the expense of another sick note player

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  • Oga

    Apr 6, 2008 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #14

    I thinks its time to get rid of him. I rate him so highly, buts its just not happening for him. Could have been world class, but the game has just passed him by. We cant afford to pay him to lay in the treatment room. Make a move for Arshavin.

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