Keegan Continues To Compliment Keane

It seems to be a mutual admiration society between Kevin Keegan and Roy Keane this week.


Roy Keane – has done a great job at Sunderland

Kevin talked yesterday talked at length about how he thought Roy Keane had done a very good job at Sunderland, and he continued the compliments today:

“Roy has done a fantastic job – and I said that way before I came back here to manage Newcastle again.” “He is a big character and he has got the immediate respect of players because he is not asking them to do anything he has not done on a football pitch.”

“He has done as well as I did when I first came into management as a rookie here, because the Premier League has changed.” “He could not do with Sunderland what I did with Newcastle all those years ago because the top four clubs now and the finances available to a lot of the others mean you just cannot make that leap from the division below into the top half of the Premier League so easily.”

“What he has achieved is comparable to what I achieved. It doesn’t look as good, but in reality, the goalposts have been moved so far that it is a major achievement.” “Once you stabilize a club like Sunderland coming up from the other division, then you can start to look at taking it to the next stage, and that’s what they will be looking to do.”

It’s really good to know that both managers think a lot of each other. These derby games in the next few seasons could be really something as both teams get better and better, hopefully.

But once the game starts tomorrow there will be no give or take between the two of them, as they both desperately want to win the game.

They’re no fools. 😀

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • moe

    Apr 19, 2008 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #1

    well lets just hope we beat them at home and show them what newcastle is all about….

  • moe

    Apr 19, 2008 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #2

    we need to make their fans pay for coming to our land and cheering against us… am i right??

  • moe

    Apr 19, 2008 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #3

    i got 1st 2nd and 3rd commnts

  • Vitorbarbosa

    Apr 19, 2008 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #4

    Seems no one interested in KK praising RK once again.

    @moe, awaiting your forth msg. 😛

  • Bill F

    Apr 19, 2008 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #5

    Psychological warfare, they probably do mutually admire each other but all the pre match words are one upmanship to get an edge.
    I would be surprised if the was a lot of histrionics on the touch line from either manager though, not their style.

  • alex scott

    Apr 19, 2008 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #6

    Keane has wasted a fortune ! Always disliked the man. Fully expect us to beat the great unwashed from down the road. Scum.

  • Leo

    Apr 19, 2008 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #7

    yeh i dont like keane, so hearing him being praised is a bitter pill to swallow

    keano he walks his dog keano he walks his dog keano

    keano soft as sh1t, shearer says your soft as sh1t

    sh1t scared of shearer, sh1t scared of shearer

    i cant wait to sing these songs. going to be a blast. im lucky ive just got over my throat illness 😀

  • Leo

    Apr 19, 2008 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #8

    before anyone says look at him he is a hardman etc… i learnt a long time ago that those who look like thugs and run around shouting at the top of their voice, they are usually not that big and hard after all, but use the looks to make sure people dont want to find that out

    obviously there are exceptions so if your in a bar sometime and a big bloke with tats and skinhead with no neck bumps into you dont slap him around the head, more than likely you will get a shoeing

  • irish_toon

    Apr 19, 2008 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #9

    I don’t care I think keano’s great. Was 1 of the best players in the premiership and is one of th ebest managers……….. I still love when he talks though….. the cork accent is far from what you’d expect

  • Leo

    Apr 19, 2008 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #10

    its a choice irish toon, either keano or newcastle

  • ObaFan2

    Apr 19, 2008 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #11

    KK’s selling himself short, no one has reproduced what he did here the first time he was manager.

    Not only did he save us from the drop to the old 3rd division but 2 seasons later had us competing for the premiership.

    Also the teams he put together then proved to be one of the most entertaining teams around and that was why alot of people adopted Newcastle as their second team.

    Keane has done OK, got a hard working team together…… end of. He has a long way to go to compete with the likes of KK, Fergy etc the way KK did 10 years or so ago.

    Idd the top four now seem “untouchable” with their vast income from EPL and CL but if anyone can do it again it will be KK.

    One thing for sure it’s going to be a fun few seasons ahead of us and long may it continue.

  • irish_toon

    Apr 19, 2008 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #12

    @ Leo
    srry being irish I just can’t hate him …. 2 moro that’ll b different though…..

  • reillers

    Apr 19, 2008 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #13

    irish_toon..I know what you mean, you wouldn’t expect the Cork accent to come out of him. He’s a typical “Corkonian” or whatever it is there calling themselves these days. He’s a typical wee Cork lad though, people think it’s just him putting up a front but it’s not, he’s got that Cork confidence, chip on the shoulder, very proud, Cork ego-isc, that “Rebel spirit,” honesty and is very cute, not the cuddly type.

    Leo mate, it’s not an act, but he’s a genuinely nice lad as well, met him before, he’s a complete gent, his kids are wee dootes as well.

    He’s a good coach, he’s done a good job. Wont deny him that. He’s done a good job. Still want to beat them into the ground though.

  • irish_toon

    Apr 19, 2008 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #14

    couldn’t have put it better myself!!

  • sirjasontoon

    Apr 19, 2008 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #15

    All this stuff is just Hom if you ask me..Sunderland are Scum the manager has wasted a fortune and achieved nothing.
    What happened to Rivaly and Hatred towards the mackems..?
    it almost sounds like some sort of irish gay back slapping bar not an angry derby.

    “He’s a typical wee Cork lad”
    “he’s a genuinely nice lad ”
    “He’s a good coach, he’s done a good job. Wont deny him that. He’s done a good job”
    “srry being irish I just can’t hate him”

    I am sorry but that is just very very hom.

  • Leo

    Apr 20, 2008 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #16

    100% agree sirjasontoon, its really anoying me…

    this is to anyone who supports newcastle, whether they geordie or not,



    Apr 20, 2008 at 12:29 AM

    Comment #17

    I never thought about Monkey heeds nationality, Or Butcher, McCarthy or Kevin Ball just because theyre English like me never meant i didnt Want to smash their teams to pieces.

    They are scum, they all represnt scum and i dont admire scum

  • sirjasontoon

    Apr 20, 2008 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #18

    I just get the impression that football is getting so fluffy these days..let’s get back to the aggression and angry local rivalry…there’s nothing wrong with a bit of hate and anger in sounds like keane and keegan want to get it on or at leasst kiss eachother it’s wrong..Fight Fight Fight : )


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