Kevin Keegan was in a light mood for jokes after the game yesterday after his team had virtually won the game by their good first half display.
Kevin Keegan – thought Mike had said 250M transfer funds available 😀
In the second half it seemed that the lads took their foot off the accelerator again but Sunderland only created on good chance when Kenwyne Jones got in a good header that we brilliantly saved by goalkeeper Steve Harper, who was again as safe as houses, and looking an excellent Premiership keeper.
When asked after the game about the amount of transfer funds Mike has Kevin joked:
“He said there is Â£250M to spend in the transfer window. I think that’s what he said.â€
“Or he may have said, ‘I am going out on the town tonight’. I think it was the second.â€
“No, I am just joking. He is pleased and I am pleased for him.”
“Terry McDermott just turned to me with five minutes to go when they were singing and he said, ‘It’s like the old days, Gaffer’.”
Well weâ€™re quite sure Mike would have been out on the town last night and these last 6 games have been a dream. Four wins and two draws, 12 goals scored and only two conceded and 4 clean sheets â€“ and 3 wins on the trot at home. The defense looked well organized and solid yesterday, especially in the second half and credit has to go to the Newcastle coaching staff for the vast improvement in our defense.
The last 6 games makes very good reading, after the team struggled so much in their first 9 games under maestro Kevin Keegan. But we seem to have a good team again and they are playing well.
You talk about a turnaround! No wonder Mike Ashley was so pleased after the game.