Biggest Game of The Year For Newcastle


Kevin Keegan knows all about what the Tyne-Wear derbies mean to both sets of supporters.

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Kevin Keegan – biggest game of the year

Keegan talked top the Newcastle Journal this morning

“This is our biggest game of the year,” “It is at home and it is against Sunderland. It is bigger than Man United, bigger than Chelsea, bigger than all of them.”“This is the big thing to get over to these players. Not to get them up-tight because you have to go out and play, but these games are different, these games are special.”

“There is something very special about this game. Derbies are special wherever you play, but this one is as big as any out there. I think, having played here and lived in the area, I know I was born in Yorkshire, but I understand more than most what they mean compared to people who have just come up here.”

“The most important thing we have to get through to the players is that, regardless of where we are in the division, regardless of which team is in the best form, this is a game we have to win.”

Kevin will certainly have his players ready for the game tomorrow, and both teams have had all week to prepare for this game. So once the game gets under way the atmosphere will be red hot.

We’ll have another chance to see just how good this new Newcastle side is under Keegan. But anything but all 3 points will be a disappointment to the Newcastle faithful. A win will allow us to get closer to the teams above us, which is exactly how we want to finish the season, on a winning streak.

Then everything will be finely posed for the summer transfer season, which promises to be really exciting this time around.

Comments welcome.



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5 comments so far

  • ginkoh

    Apr 19, 2008 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #1

    In my opinion, Keegan will use the same squad to do the job. I don’t know what happen in Sunday but I think it will be great great entertaining match for sure!!

    Enjoy the game and hope we will win. hehe

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  • Leo

    Apr 19, 2008 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #2

    does anyone know how many goals shearer scored against the mackams in his time?

    the reason i am asking is because im sure that the SMBs are going to sing at some point,

    “keane is right, shearer’s sh1t”

    and i would love our fans to reply with (number of goals- lets say 20) 20 goals against you, he scored 20 goals against you, 20 goals against you…

    Ed maybe think of getting an article together with some smart songs we can sing, that would be a laff

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  • micepie

    Apr 19, 2008 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #3

    It’s not at all the biggest game of the year for us – far from it – but it’s one we’d love to win for sure!

    Maybe it’s because I don’t hate Sunderland (just indifferent about them) – I’ve supported the Toon since 1973 but never lived in the North East. But in terms of points the Fulham, Spurs and Reading games were much more important.

    Hoping for a cracking game though!

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  • shanghaitoon

    Apr 19, 2008 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #4

    Micepie, no offence mate but only a true Geordie really know the significance and importance of the home derby game… This one is not about points… its pride and sticking one on the mackems… This is absolutely without doubt the biggest game of the season… The points are just a bonus mate!!

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  • Yorkie Dave

    Apr 19, 2008 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #5

    Any season the F***ing Mackams are in the prem i dont care where we finish as long as we beat them at St James and beat them well!!!!

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