After further reflection on the game yesterday, Kevin Keegan felt Newcastle United could and should have taken all three points from their trip to Fratton Park.
Kevin Keegan – 2 points lost?
Newcastle probably had the better of the chances and Michael Owen had the best chance from just 5 yards out, but David James somehow got in the way of that one, but weâ€™re not sure he knew too much about it.
Kevin said after the game:
“We had other chances and probably should have won the way we played,” “But getting a point here is certainly another good result although both Harry (Redknapp) and I are bound to say it’s two points dropped on chances.”
“We’ve come up against a really good team with an exceptional goalkeeper who in any other season would be named player of the year for the way he’s performed,”
“I know he’s been nominated by the football writers for it but if he doesn’t win it they should strike a special award for him. He’s that good.”
Well of course Kevin Keegan knows all about David James, because he signed the player when he was manager at Manchester City in the summer of 2004. James was signed from West Ham United and went on to play 93 times for City.
James was good yesterday, and maybe Newcastle could have shaded the game, but it was very even. But of course there’s no sentiment in football and 3 points is a lot more than a single point, which is why wins are so important these days.
Let’s just make sure we get all 3 points next Sunday against Sunderland, and get back on the winning track.