Keegan – We Probably Should Have Won

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 we’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.

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • Luke

    Apr 13, 2008 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #1


    This isn’t ‘further’ reflection. This is part of the same post-match interview as your previous article entitled ‘Keegan Cannot Believe 0-0 Scoreline’.

    I mention because the padding out of stories is becoming a little tiresome. It’s obvious to all you want to boost your hit count but can we keep it non-gutter press and stop regurgitating stories.

  • Marty

    Apr 13, 2008 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #2

    I think all of us are happy we have a point after y`days game as that`s no easy place to go play.
    But we played real well in spells n could have stole it……a point is good though.
    We are playing with good confidence now n lets keep it up,GRT SUPPORT AGAIN Y`DAY from our loyal fans.
    BEST FANS AROUND :-))))))))))))))

  • wsq

    Apr 13, 2008 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #3

    I felt he could’ve made some changes and won the game. i believe he was content with the draw. both managers wanted to avoid defeat after good recent performances.

    Where’s the quote about some of our players being too hasty. A lot of keegans honest analysis of the game is not up yet.

  • faustino

    Apr 13, 2008 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #4

    For well over 15 years we haven’t been able to travel down to that neck of the woods and get a result. Some of the Southampton games in KK Era 1 were horrific.

    That said we played well but looked a little sloppy. Point will do fine.

  • Spyro

    Apr 13, 2008 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #5

    we were great defensively yesterday, especially in the first half. In terms of attacking and possession play we werent too great, but we were away to a very hard working and pysically strong team so that is fair enough.

    I feel a draw is a fair result as both teams could watch the highlights and think “we should have taken that chance”.

    WSQ , i too felt we could have made a change around the 7oth minute and bring on Zoggy or Lua Lua, but thinking about it now, it probably was better KK didnt change it as the team was coping with everything Pompy was throwing at us and a change may have unsettled things and cost us a goal and a point.

    Overall, this is the first 0-0 we have had in ages that i am actually fairly happy about.

  • Dave

    Apr 14, 2008 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #6

    Is anybody else glas that “Arry” didnt come to the club as manager. Looking at the game on Saturday is team played rather boring prefering to defend and trying to get us on a quick break with a long ball. Its no surprising that they have had so many 0-0 draws at home.

  • Rich

    Apr 14, 2008 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #7

    This shows the difference between Kev and Fat Sam! Fat Sam would have been doing somersaults getting a draw at pompey and gave although fairly pleases still thinks we could have done better, so happy Keegan is back


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