The Newcastle fans should be treated to a great game this coming Monday afternoon, in the very last game at St. James’ Park this season against European Champions League finalists Chelsea.
Kevin Keegan – wants a good performance from Newcastle on Monday
Our Newcastle team have done really great these last few weeks and they’ve all done their level best to make this season a better one to remember for Newcastle fans. The team has shown great character, a fact that wasn’t always evident earlier in the season.
But with Kevin Keegan now at the helm, anything is possible next season, and it will be a great chance on Monday afternoon for the team to test themselves against a top class side.
Kevin Keegan talked about the upcoming Chelsea game to the Evening Chronicle today:
â€œI was talking to West Hamâ€™s Alan Curbishley after our game at Upton Park on Saturday.” â€œTheyâ€™ve got to go to Old Trafford on Saturday, and weâ€™ve got Chelsea at home on the Monday.”
â€œI guess they might have the harder game on paper, but weâ€™ve got a chance to go and see how far weâ€™ve come. Itâ€™ll be a great atmosphere at St James.”.
â€œI really donâ€™t care who wins the title, but I want us to put in a performance against Chelsea, and if by doing that we help Manchester United win the title, thatâ€™s just the way it goes.” â€œWeâ€™re trying to win a game.”
â€œNo doubt about it, this is the greatest league in the world, and if you need that underlining just look at the league table and whatâ€™s to play for with two games left. Itâ€™s incredible.â€”
Chelsea played great last night, in a game that was anybody’s match until Lampard scored the vital penalty in extra time, and Chelsea’s second goal. Another goal from that man Didier Drogba, his second of the game, finally killed Liverpool off and Chelsea ran out 3-1 winners.
The last time Liverpool lost in the semi-final stage of the then European Cup was way back in 1965. That’s even before Celtic was the first British team to win the European Cup under the great Jock Stein in 1967. They beat Inter-Milan 2-1 in Lisbon, with our former goalkeeper Ronnie Simpson in goal for the Scottish giants. We remember it well.
Anyway, it was a great game last night and showed just how good English teams are these days.
But Chelsea deserved to win the game and showed some great spirit, led by Frank Lampard, who of course had only recently lost his mother. It was a very emotional game for Frank, after he had missed the last 3 games because of his mother’s death, but he came through it looking like the great player he is.
It was certainly an emotional moment for Frank, when he rammed home the penalty then saluted his mother – you just cannot make this stuff up – and it was a dramatic and touching moment for the TV viewers all around the world.
Newcastle fans will be able to see Frank Lampard and the rest of the Chelsea stars, as they surely will be at full strength for the Newcastle game, on Monday afternoon.
In their last 5 games at St, James’ Park Chelsea have lost 3 and drawn the other two, so Newcastle usually do very well against their London opponents at St. James’ Park.
Since their last victory at St Jamesâ€™ Park in the Premier League, Chelsea have lost three and drawn the other two games with Newcastle.
It promises to be an extra special game on Monday, and of course the game is already a complete sell out.