Keegan Dreaming About Additions To Newcastle Squad


Kevin Keegan has certainly been getting the very best out of the squad of players he inherited from Big Sam Allardyce.

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Kevin Keegan – I may be dreaming about summer transfers

But that after all is what a good coach does, and there’s no doubt that Kevin Keegan is a very good coach indeed.

While he has been praising his squad over the last few games, and rightly so because of their great performances, he is overlooking the shortcomings in his squad.

That is something he is very anxious to address in the summer as he talked this morning to the Newcastle Journal:

“What you’ve got to have in your squad is the ability to change things at all times,” “I don’t think at this club we’ve got a balanced squad at all. I’ve got one left-back (Jose Enrique). I’ve got one holding midfield player (Nicky Butt).”

“There’s places where it’s out of balance, but there’s places where it’s very exciting.”

“I think the summer could be very exciting. I’ve got an idea who I’d like to bring here, but I might be dreaming.”

That last comment tells you Kevin’s thinking of some big names to bring into the squad, doesn’t it? We’ve been linked with some big name players including Thierry Henry and Deco.

But we see that Manchester City have approached Ronaldinho and have talked to his brother yesterday, who is acting as his agent. If Kevin would like him in the Newcastle squad that should alert the club to get in contact with Barcelona immediately, to see if we have any chance of getting the super-star to Tyneside.

But hey, Ronaldinho, maybe we are just dreaming.

Comments welcome.



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38 comments so far

  • Eric

    Apr 8, 2008 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #1

    Do not see Ronaldhino coming to Britain at all. He is still only 28 whereas Henry will be 31 before the start of next season. Does he want to return to the premiership? Both would be great additions though. Who would want to go to Sven’s ship canal when one can choose the Tyne Valley anyway? Nothing wrong with dreaming KK after the nightmare of Fat Sam!

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  • Leo

    Apr 8, 2008 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #2

    well i guess we are all dreaming

    ronnie buck tooth would give us alot of adaptability he can play 442 up with someone he can play the left side of a 433 and is so skillful with massive pulling power of support

    the club shop would be working overtime.

    just dont see it happening unless keegan is really the magician massiah that he is believed to be.

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  • Leo

    Apr 8, 2008 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #3

    i suppose if mancity can tempt him newcastle would be very possible, afterall is his brother talked to sven then its possible therefore we should put are awe in there.

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  • ToonKing

    Apr 8, 2008 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #4

    ronnie yes pls but no pls to Henry, i don’t want that arrogant and by now useless, thinking he’s bigger then any club french toad at St James.

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  • Graham

    Apr 8, 2008 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #5

    dont hold back ToonKing – tell us what you really think of Henry!

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  • Graham

    Apr 8, 2008 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #6

    I reckon it’ll be another season or 2 before we can start to really attract those kind of players – unless we offer stupid terms and money…..

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  • chappa

    Apr 8, 2008 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #7

    toonking…henry useless?? u havin a laugh mate?

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  • HeronMag

    Apr 8, 2008 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #8

    Hey Graham – We’re Newcastle United. We are stupid terms and money! Luque, Dyer, Marcelinho… the list goes on.

    But every now and then we hit a gem – Tino, Shearer, Ginola, etc

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  • steve

    Apr 8, 2008 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #9

    good stuff – am looking forward to spending my cash on next season already

    Can we all club together and buy KK a new jacket – he looks like a right old gypo in that thing he’s wearing 🙂

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  • Leo

    Apr 8, 2008 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #10

    hey dyer although injury prone, he brought alot to the team when he played and he may of cost 8mil when we bought him but at one point we were offered 30mil off manchester united for him, we should have taken it but we didnt, also he got us some money back when we sold him… how much was it again?

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  • Leo

    Apr 8, 2008 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #11

    6mil i found out!!! not bad really is it… compared to lackluste luque

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  • ToonKing

    Apr 8, 2008 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #12

    yes chappa useless, while he is not the Henry of old but i meant not footballing wise. That man is not for us, he would think he owns the Toon, just like he did Arsenal. I don’t want him at all. i wouldn’t even want a 26 year old Henry tbh, but hey that’s just me.

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  • CRAIGG

    Apr 8, 2008 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #13

    I think it was £7m or was that parker

    Dyer shouldnt have been in that list though heronmag as he did a lot of good maybe Boumsong, Babayaro, Carr, Amdy Faye, Guivarch, Bassedas, Cordone, Viana, Andersson the list could grow and grow and i’ll think of about 15 more names who have robbed us blind in the past 10 years since KK left.

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  • CRAIGG

    Apr 8, 2008 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #14

    Did anyone actually pay us for Luque who Oxfam ?

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  • CRAIGG

    Apr 8, 2008 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #15

    Helder, Goma, Dumas, Domi, Quinn, Perez, Cort, Georgiadis, Tommasson, Barnes, Rush, Duff, Smith, Cacapa this list just grows

    not many KK signings i can think of Papavasiliou and Hottiger maybe Fox but the rest have been good unless im forgetting people.

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  • CRAIGG

    Apr 8, 2008 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #16

    Sorry Kev did sign Mike Hooper

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  • chappa

    Apr 8, 2008 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #17

    @ toonking well yes i suppose we all have our own opinions m8.for me i would love 2 see henry at newcastle.just look at his goal scoring record in the EPL.outstanding.
    but fairplay to your comment

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  • canmag

    Apr 8, 2008 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #18

    players who might be coming in the summer some interesting names but two players who would be a waste of money lennon lots of pace terrible crosser of the ball and pennant even worse, not as good as what is already here don’t waste any money on those two.

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  • HeronMag

    Apr 8, 2008 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #19

    OK craigg I’ll retract Dyer from my list but you’ve more than extended it haha! But to be fair you have to speculate to accumulate. When we hit it right and get that one player who really hits it off the money made through European qualification, good cup runs, etc more than pays for the mistakes made on the market.

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  • CRAIGG

    Apr 8, 2008 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #20

    Heronmag

    I agree, Bellamy was that signing under Bobby he cost £6m we qualified for the champions league qualifiers 2 seasons in a row £20m straight away money another £10m for our finishes in the league 3rd, 4th and 5th minimum, Extra TV revenue £10m, scored 2 goals to take us to the champions league 2nd phase £10m not to mention the goals and assists tally which was immense.

    I was anoyed when he was booed when we played Liverpool at SJP last season as he was treated badly by the club and the texts to Al were just frustration.

    Its not like Shearer didnt benefit from Bellamys ability he kept Shearer at the top level for about 3 and a half years with his movement.

    Fat Fred should be shot for sacking Wor Bobby and letting not so Golden Graeme get his grimy hands on our beautiful football club and be castrated for loaning Bellamy to Celtic costing us the UEFA Cup and the selling him outright.

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  • geordie in taipei

    Apr 8, 2008 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #21

    Ronaldinho would be worth evry penny ….not just for his skills, but for merchandising. Usually i am a die hard socialist and would never stoop to consider it, but Mike Ashley has pumped mega bucks into Newcastle and im sure that his enjoyment aside he wouldnt mind topping up those billions. And out here in Asia the premiership is taking off in a big way….unfortunately i am one of 3 real geordies in black and white that has to sit in a sea of Taiwanee Man U and Arsenal fans – well plastic fans. No Taiwanese recruits for Black and White yet but im working on it – and im sure Ashley is to, for all Asia. So Ronaldinho would go some way to increasing our standing with this new group of supporters, even if they cant spell the place or find it on a map !

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  • iain

    Apr 8, 2008 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #22

    while keegans dreaming im having nightmares about riise, pennant and ronaldhino, yes i said ronaldhino.

    i dont think some poeple realise how far off the rails hes gone at barca. makes dyer look well behaved and fit.

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  • clinta

    Apr 8, 2008 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #23

    fan of bellamy craigg??? he did do some good on the pitch for us i’ll admit but i never liked the guys attitude and that was before i heard about the phone call business.

    my mates used to slag me off anout him too early on in his toon career for being just about the worse finisher you’d ever seen, how many one on one’s did he miss in his first couple of seasons..?

    well pace to burn i guess? and at least he got into the position right?! nah i for one haven’t missed him.

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  • clinta

    Apr 8, 2008 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #24

    Geordie in taipei,

    I’m living in Dalian north east China and i ran into a guy in the street a couple of weeks ago wearing the black and white (and no he wasn’t another expat) ..so there’s one local fan mate, there’s one.

    his girlfriend looked at me pretty funny when i hugged him though i must admit!

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  • CRAIGG

    Apr 8, 2008 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #25

    Clinta how many did he create and score in his time here pisses on Owen and Martins

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  • clinta

    Apr 8, 2008 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #26

    Don’t remember off hand mate, but i feel you’ve got to factor in the team and manager around a player as well…

    Martin’s would of been superb under bobby, running off shearer playing attractive attacking football, I’m sure owen would of done alright too.

    Alot of the managers that have come and gone since sir bobby have been the problem, not so much the players at times.

    I think KK’s proven that .

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  • scott9

    Apr 8, 2008 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #27

    yeas we r dreaming as much as i would welcome ronnie and henry it aint gonna happen

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  • Thomas

    Apr 8, 2008 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #28

    we need LUGANO from fenerbahce, he is soooolid and dealt with drogba like it was part-time job

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  • ChrisL

    Apr 8, 2008 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #29

    It tells me we’ll be after a holding midfielder & a left back.

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  • hanzemre

    Apr 8, 2008 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #30

    defo Arshavin in the summer. He’s really hot. Can’t afford to miss out on him. Let’s bid for him soon.

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  • geordie in taipei

    Apr 8, 2008 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #31

    Clinta….u sure he was a proper fan? I saw a Thai bloke, funnily enough in Thailand – the south, wearing a newcastle shirt a few years ago…and i ran over to him…and i was like…”Newcastle mate, Toon , Toon” ….he looked t me like i was some kind of idiot in need of professional care ! Was quite drunk, mind, but still….. LOL – he must have just picked up from a copies factory or knicked it – cos hwe didnt have a clue !

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  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 8, 2008 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #32

    Linked with Boussoufa today, get him if he can beef up.

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  • Leo

    Apr 8, 2008 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #33

    Boussoufa, who is he, whats he like and where did you see the rumour tom?

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  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 8, 2008 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #34

    Daily Mail!

    Former Chelsea and Ajax youngster, used to be captain of Chelsea reserves.

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  • Leo

    Apr 8, 2008 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #35

    daily mail, hmm newspaper i dont believe anything they say anymore.

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  • ronaldeano

    Apr 8, 2008 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #36

    If Ronaldinho came to this football club i would moonwalk over the tyne bridge whilst dressed in wor lasses fish net tights with symbols on my ankels! 🙂

    The best player in the world in my opinion.My favorate footballer in the game. (apart from the big man, but he is retired!)

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  • obamagic

    Apr 8, 2008 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #37

    plz sign per mertesacker and diego from Bremen.

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  • clinta

    Apr 9, 2008 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #38

    geordie in taipei.. it was a fake shirt of course (it is china after all!) but yeah he was a fan and we talked a bit about KK and the turn around, well sort of he had a little english and my mandarin’s crap?

    didn’t think to look on the back of the shirt now come to think of it as he had a jacket on as well??

    probably had BECKHAM 7 on it or something hey, but i still say he was a fan!

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