In the first thirty minutes on Saturday we thought the Newcastle team was a little lackadaisical, and were a little lucky not to concede a goal before Oba Martins nicely put away our first goal.
Mark Viduka – happy he got the best goal of the three on Saturday
It turns out at half-time that Kevin thought the team was only operating around 80% of what they could produce.
Keegan told the Evening Chronicle today:
â€œI said to the players at half-time, and again at full-time, that I thought we were only at about 80% from what we could have been.â€
â€œThat was still very good, and very exciting.â€ â€œThere was some really good passing, and I think the third goal just about summed it up.”
â€œThat was a fantastic goal by anybody’s standards.â€
But Newcastle will have to be at 100% of their capabilities on Saturday if we are to get all 3 points away at Portsmouth, who will have their tails up after reaching the final of the FA Cup.
That will be a good test for us and will give the fans some idea of just how good the team is these days, as we look forward to some significant strengthening of the squad in the summer.