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:
â€œMichael is such a phenomenal player.â€
â€œReading did everything they could to stop him at St Jamesâ€™ Park last Saturday, but we got so much joy down the flanks from Jose Enrique, and especially Habib Beye, that it was impossible.â€
â€œThey tried to stop it going to Michael Owen, but they couldnâ€™t.â€ â€œI said to Michael at half-time: â€˜Youâ€™ll get more goals â€“ they canâ€™t stop usâ€™.â€
â€œWe were getting down the sides, and he was getting in at the second or third phase.â€ â€œHe had chances to add to his tally.â€
Kevin will be hoping for Newcastleâ€™s 4th win in a row, and weâ€™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 Sounessâ€™ 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 isnâ€™t impossible. A win tomorrow would certainly help – a lot.