Keegan – Newcastle A Work In Progress

Kevin Keegan has already announced that he will field the same team against Sunderland that played at Fratton Park last weekend.


Kevin Keegan – working his players in training

Kevin justifiably believes the new strike-force of Michael Owen, Obafemi Martins and Mark Viduka is working so well so he’s taking the old adage, if it aint broke don’t fix it.

By playing the same team each week it’s also giving the players time to meld into a good team, and it’s certainly paying dividends.

Keegan told the Evening Chronicle:

“We’ll leave it alone, and let the other players wait for the opportunity,’ ‘Let’s see when they get that, whether they can really take it.”“We’re going forward. We’re a work in progress, and hopefully we’ll learn from the things we didn’t do so well.”

“The 4-3-3 formation is still working, and still creating. We’re still causing other teams problems, and I think that will continue to be the case as long as every player puts in a shift.”

“That’s what is happening at the moment, and it’s very hard to change it when these 11 players are so determined to win games, and do things right for the club.”

Kevin has resisted the chance to change the team to give fringe players a chance to shine. But with the squad already small we think most of them will get their chance in the close season.

We only expect 3-4 players to leave the club in the summer with Ameobi, Carr and Rozehnal seeming to be the firm favorites to move on.

With Kevin planning to bring in 4-5 top players and at least 2-3 top youngsters, we’ll still have a bigger squad next season, which we will need if we are to challenge for a European place.

What do you think?

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