Keegan Wants As Many League Points As Possible

Kevin Keegan is extremely keen to win at Portsmouth on the south coast tomorrow afternoon.


Kevin Keegan – working out how to win tomorrow

Before flying to the south coast, Keegan told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today:

“Michael is such a phenomenal player.”

“Reading did everything they could to stop him at St James’ Park last Saturday, but we got so much joy down the flanks from Jose Enrique, and especially Habib Beye, that it was impossible.”

“They tried to stop it going to Michael Owen, but they couldn’t.” “I said to Michael at half-time: ‘You’ll get more goals – they can’t stop us’.”

“We were getting down the sides, and he was getting in at the second or third phase.” “He had chances to add to his tally.”

Kevin will be hoping for Newcastle’s 4th win in a row, and we’ll then be up to 41 points for the season and completely safe from relegation.

Our lowest points total ever was the 43 points we got last season, and we got just 44 points in Graeme Souness’ first season at the club from 2004-2005, which is our second worst.

In the season before that, Bobby Robson got us 56 points and 5th place after a disappointing 3 points in our last 4 league games that year.

It seems Kevin wants to get a lot more points than the mid 40s, and maybe we can even reach 50 points this season. That would mean 4 wins out of the last 5 games, which certainly isn’t impossible. A win tomorrow would certainly help – a lot.

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • AZ

    Apr 11, 2008 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #1

    Its not impossible at all but there is some fag going around calling us dillusuional…..

  • Charlie Bucket

    Apr 11, 2008 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #2

    Graeme Souness managed 44 points after inheriting this squad:

    Keepers – Given, Harper

    Defenders – Carr, Hughes, O’Brien, Bramble, Bernard, Elliott, Taylor, Ramage

    Midfielders – Dyer, Jenas, Bowyer, Robert, Milner, Ambrose, Butt, N’Zogbia

    Strikers – Shearer, Bellamy, Ameobi, Kluivert

    OK, so it wasn’t the best squad we ever had and we got 2 points in the first 4 games before Souness arrived but given that the bulk of those players finished fifth the following season and looking at some of the names he had at his disposal – Shearer, Dyer, Bellamy, Robert, Bernard – does anyone find it slightly staggering?

  • Leo

    Apr 11, 2008 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #3

    yes staggering is right

    the great thing about the new system is that there isnt just one or two threats in the team there is 3 strikers who all pose a massive threat then barton gets forward as much as possible, full backs beye and enrique also look to threaten the other team, with sam alardyce it was only the two strikers, and they would only recieve a long ball. so the defenders doubled up the strikers so we were cancelled out


    Apr 11, 2008 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #4

    as much as i would love to see us get the to the 50 point mark which i feel is quite optimistic – just finishing above spurs would keep me happy

  • domtoon

    Apr 11, 2008 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #5

    i think we may be setting ourselves up for a fall here. let’s just see how we do against a solid team (pomps) before we start talking about 50 points!! finish above spurs – i’ll be happy. ish.

  • Michael

    Apr 11, 2008 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #6

    Well Pompy on Saturday is going to be a challenge. What annoys me is how the press have already started making excuses for pompy, suggesting they may not be determined to win because they have a final to attend in the FA cup.

  • AZ

    Apr 11, 2008 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #7

    Its a joke all the biasness towards the southern clubs or the so called big clubs, it doesn’t matter if the toon win 5-0 we still won’t be first on match of the day.

  • domtoon

    Apr 11, 2008 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #8

    yup. but that’s what you get when you’re down in the bottom half of the table. league position means tv priority. if the toon were top 5, i guarantee you we’d be 1st on motd now and then. same goes for any other team, don’t ya think?

    i do agree regarding the southern press tho. they’re all mofos when it comes to southern and big 4 bias!!!


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