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Keegan Infectious – Gets 20% More Out Of Players

11:41 am, Thursday, May 1st, 2008 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 10 Comments

Even more plaudits from Newcastle’s players on just how good they think Kevin Keegan is – this time from in-form goalkeeper Steve Harper.

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Steve Harper – gets 20% more out of players

Steve talked to Sky Sports News today:

“Since Kevin came back, given time to get to know the players, he has proved what he can do at this massive football club,”

“He’s infectious, he just walks into a room and gets an extra 20 per cent out of players.” “You have to give him a lot of credit tactically for what he did a couple of months ago. “

“He changed the formation at Birmingham and got a big point when we needed it, and since then we’ve been a lot more solid at the back with a goal threat up front, and that’s a good combination.”

Newcastle have two rather difficult game to end the season with, and one of them will be an absolute cracker next Monday afternoon against Chelsea at St. James’ Park, which will be the final game a of a very disappointing season for Newcastle’s fans.

The goalkeeper added:

“We’re not interested in who wins the title, although we hope to be more interested in that in the years to come.”

“All we care about, come 4 o’clock on Monday, is to go out and try to win that game.”

“Manchester United have got a big game against West Ham, but we can only do what we can do for ourselves and our football club.”

We hope Newcastle are more interested in who wins the title next season, because if we can really get in say 5 world class players in the summer, we should be a lot higher up the league next year at this time – and that’s a certainty.

The only question will be – how much higher?

Comments very welcome.



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10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Bill F // May 1, 2008 at 11:49 AM

    What is more important is the character of the manager and his ability to get the best out of his players and KK has it in bucketfuls. A good leader is worth his weight in gold.
    What would FS be worth his weight in.

    This is a repeat of an earlier comment that I thought was worth making again.

  • 2 Leo // May 1, 2008 at 12:08 PM

    i would say it was more like 21% ;-)

  • 3 Ausgeordie // May 1, 2008 at 12:24 PM

    So what’s Smiths ferking excuse???

  • 4 broon ale // May 1, 2008 at 12:28 PM

    i am sure i read this same story months ago but its been changed to include his thoughts on the chelsea game.

  • 5 AndyT // May 1, 2008 at 1:00 PM

    Leo – 20% of nothing is still nothing :)

  • 6 AndyT // May 1, 2008 at 1:01 PM

    Oops – I meant Ausgeordie

  • 7 staffsmag // May 1, 2008 at 2:06 PM

    Bill F – FS is not even worth his weight in horse sh*te – at least that is good for something – your roses !!!!! lol

  • 8 Bill F // May 1, 2008 at 2:21 PM

    How about some good news, I saw my first Swift (two in fact) for this year, today. Means that Summer is almost here. :)

  • 9 Leo // May 1, 2008 at 2:24 PM

    do you not get out often bill? they are all over the place lol. ma mates got one, theyre canny nice inside. the weather north of morpeth is weird today, its either blinding sun or its tipping it down with rain… its not april anymore though, strange

  • 10 iain // May 1, 2008 at 4:19 PM

    imagine what keegan can do with genuinly quality players, however it cuts both ways and if there isnt anything extra for keegan to get out of players you will soon notice it.

    step forward alan smith.




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