Keegan – If Newcastle At Their Best, Who Knows?


Kevin Keegan is so looking forward to the game this afternoon against Chelsea, and while he doesn’t say it outright, there’s nothing better he’d like today than for his team to beat the Blues on merit this afternoon.

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Kevin Keegan – dreaming of a win against Chelsea today

Kevin Keegan said this morning:

“We are not thinking about our holidays and we are not thinking ‘Let’s just get this season over with’ so then we can start thinking about next year.”

“We are thinking about how can we test ourselves in the best way possible against this team.”

“But if we play to our best and they feel ‘Wow, this is another big game’ after two big games against Liverpool and Manchester United, then who knows?”

“That is the fascination of the Premier League.”

It will be important for the Magpies to start strongly this afternoon, and not go down to an early goal as we did against West Ham last time out.

But Chelsea players could also be nervous, given the magnitude of the game, so the first 20 minutes will be very important.

Certainly, an early Newcastle goal would raise the roof on St. James’ Park and stir some souls in the City of Manchester, that’s for sure.

Comments very welcome.



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15 comments so far

  • Leo

    May 5, 2008 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #1

    chelsea beat us the last two times against us, and it wasnt on merit thats for sure. cheating b@st@rds

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  • AlexW

    May 5, 2008 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #2

    3-1 newcastle, i can see chelsea crumble, should be an excellent game, cant wait

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  • Faustino

    May 5, 2008 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #3

    3-2 Martins to score first would be lovely!

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  • Spyro

    May 5, 2008 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #4

    COME ON LADS! OBA OBAFEM OBA OBAFEM OBA OBAFEM OBAFEMI MARTINS!

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  • Eric

    May 5, 2008 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #5

    Chelsea are a moneybags team. Posh commodities. They have not got the heritage of Newcastle and Tyneside – neither players or fans. They are a machine composed of good players that can be beaten. Let’s do it today. Who were they, where were they, until some Siberian oil baron turned up? Since when was west London ever representative of industry and civilisation as Tyneside was? Stuff them today. And let’s hope the referee can see through their continental tantrums and cheating. Don’t over water the pitch – it will only encourage Drogba to dive in the box.

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  • Dave

    May 5, 2008 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #6

    I think out of the both set of players, ours will be the most relaxed, and like Alex if we score an early goal I can see Chelsea crumpling. Haway the Lads 2-0, Martins and Owen to score

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  • Spyro

    May 5, 2008 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #7

    By the way, Tottenham are apparently flying over to Portugal to watch Veloso, lol.

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  • THELONGSHANKS

    May 5, 2008 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #8

    along as the lads go out and give it a go,cuz we def got goals in our team.

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  • Hamas (51times)

    May 5, 2008 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #9

    Spyro – You’re kidding, right?

    Anyway, seen that we might be after Bruno Alves again. Tom_Toon will be pleased…

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  • nate dawg

    May 5, 2008 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #10

    anyone remember the other season when sibierski was on the feild just to get in terrys way and piss him of at cornors and free kicks, think it might have been the highlight of that season for me lol

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  • Bakerman

    May 5, 2008 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #11

    I’m not a big Alan Smith fan but I do hope he comes on for Viduka in the 2nd half as I feel he may have a point to prove!

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  • toonarmy08

    May 5, 2008 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #12

    Andy johnson linked again-f$^k off,he’shite.How good is Bruno alves ,anybody???

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  • Eric

    May 5, 2008 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #13

    Watched Alves on YouTube. He is one tough player. He is nicknamed the “Karate Donkey” and no stranger to giving the Glasgow kiss either. If we had such an uncompromising player as that we would be playing with 10 men all too often. Wish we had him just for today!

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  • Fernando

    May 5, 2008 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #14

    keegan was quoted saying oba is 24! not 22

    i agree he doesn’t look 22. his passport lies when he’s 34 he’s actually 36

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  • clinta

    May 5, 2008 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #15

    err…. we had these comments in the last article ed?!

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