Sister Josepha Matthews Meets The Messiah – Video

A great story on BBC Look North about Kevin Keegan and one of his biggest fans.


Kevin meeting Newcastle fan Sister Josepha Matthews yesterday

Newcastle United manager Kevin Keegan met one of his most devoted fans yesterday, when he met Sister Josepha Matthews at St Vincent’s RC Primary in Newcastle. Sister Matthews is a 53 year old Nun who has supported Newcastle United for 37 years and used to play football herself – as a center forward, no less.

The football-mad nun uses Newcastle legends Jackie Milburn, Alan Shearer and of course Kevin Keegan, in her teachings at the Roman Catholic school.

Keegan told BBC Look North.

“It’s the first time we’ve met. She’s a character,”

“She reminds me of a teacher who influenced me. She used to referee and you never argued with her as a nun.”

Sister Matthews has worked diligently over the last few years raising money and refereeing matches for the school football team.

She talked to BBC Look North and was obviously delighted to meet Kevin:

“I think they’ll see first of all that Kevin Keegan is a friend of Sisters,”

“To think that he would come into our little school. I can’t believe what has happened today – it’s brilliant.”

Kevin is so popular at the club, because he is always willing to do these kinds of things, and long may he continue. It’s a credit to the football club.

And there’s an obvious reason why Sister Josepha Matthews was so delighted to meet Kevin yesterday – after all he is the Messiah – at least in and around Newcastle. 😀

Here’s the video on it.

Comments welcome.

6 comments so far

  • Hadrian

    Apr 11, 2008 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #1

    kev love’s this city and know’s how it ticks , and does his best to make it tick faster 🙂

    something fat sam had no chance at doing , infact in my lifetime ive only seen kev and sir bobby do it .

  • Ed Harrison

    Apr 11, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #2

    Hadrian – agreed – I love the guy.

  • domtoon

    Apr 11, 2008 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #3

    haha great article ed. lovely to read something like this which i doubt you find being written about virtually any other football club :o) kev is truly a great chap

  • Leo

    Apr 11, 2008 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #4

    keegan has always been the same, dont think you can stop him going to these places because he loves it. just loves it i tell ya

  • Obafan

    Apr 11, 2008 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #5

    I saw this on the Belgian tv channel (PRIME SPORTS) yesterday. It was lovely to see how KK was animating the little kids.

    The sister is educating new Geordies year in year out 😉 . Keep up the good work lol.

  • geordie in taipei

    Apr 12, 2008 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #6

    When Keegan was manager the first time – he used to take the players to the hostipals to cheer people up, and they used to take orphaned kids away on trips like to lap land nd what not. Was a real community thing – id almost fortgotten about all that until i read this. Now you see this is also what i want Newcastle to be again. As we climb back to the top – in europe. I want people to look at us, and not thinks we a bunch of nasty f@#ckers, like Man U, But a truely nice club with nice people. Looks like Keegan is doing all over again. Love the guy – go kev !


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