Both Managers Share Passion To Win


Kevin Keegan has pointed out at least one thing that makes Roy Keane and himself very similar.

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Kevin Keegan – has will to win

Of course the two managers tomorrow were both world class players in their playing days, and played for top teams, who both won the league several times.

Keegan said today:

“Like myself, he will have set pretty high standards because that’s what we set as players and that’s what we were used to as players.”

“We were used to winning things, being near to winning things, or being in teams that when they went out on to a pitch, they went out to win.”

“He is just the same as me in that respect. In every other respect, he is probably totally different.”

That seems very accurate, and one other thing they are similar about is passion. You’ll never see a Sunderland or Newcastle side just going through the motions.

Both managers demand 100% effort and commitment from their players – and they get it.

We’ll see that in tomorrow’s game in front of a capacity crowd, once again, at St. James’ Park.



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11 comments so far

  • lee

    Apr 19, 2008 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #1

    cum on the toon- if you are attending tomorrows game please make a much noise and passion as you can for more info log on to toon ultras.com(no not a hooligan site)

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  • Dirk

    Apr 19, 2008 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #2

    i disagree there with u ed, i think keane demands it and if he doesnt get 100% then the player gets kicked out, keegan asks for every ounce of effort and will giv a second chance if a player has had a bad game (butt barton geremi)

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  • CRAIGG

    Apr 19, 2008 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #3

    Breaking News!

    Roy Keane caught in Garden Shed wearing Nosworthy like a hockey mask.

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  • CRAIGG

    Apr 19, 2008 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #4

    Leo if youre still on here i can only think of 3 goals from Shearer against them:

    An Equaliser at SJP when we finished 2nd and got in Champs league and they went down again

    A freekick at SJP, Skidded across the grass jumed out of me seat as Al ran over to us with his dopey headband on! We finished 3rd and in Champs league again they went down again

    That pen at SOS in his last game 4-1 Us in Europe again, mackems down again
    (See the pattern)

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  • CRAIGG

    Apr 19, 2008 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #5

    I hope to god Wikipedia is inaccurate as usual as this is so wrong its painful:

    “The guest system operated in British football during World War II meant that most teams fielded guest players. Amongst these was the Newcastle forward Jackie Milburn who made two guest appearances for Sunderland during the 1944/45 season.”

    Say it aint so…

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  • Spyro

    Apr 19, 2008 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #6

    Blackburn are doing a job over Man U right now, i hope they can hold on, there aint a lot better than seeing those lot lose

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  • Spyro

    Apr 19, 2008 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #7

    …nope, scummy man u get another scrappy late goal

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  • wsq

    Apr 19, 2008 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #8

    i vote we lose this sunday. don’t know why. just a gut feeling.

    still have those pessimistic feelings inherited from sam allardyce’s era.

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  • Leo

    Apr 19, 2008 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #9

    yeah i thought you would wsq, letting us all know your real alliances.

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  • Ross

    Apr 19, 2008 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #10

    wsq, shut up son.
    howay the lads, cant wait for tomorrow.
    good luck calzaghe tonight aswell, hopefully he can give hopkins a good doin over.

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  • mitch

    Apr 20, 2008 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #11

    getting ready for the match I can’t wait wsq I know what you mean about that fear of the legacy of BSA I love tyne wear derby (our only derby)but I hate it at the same time it really gets to me

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