Kevin Still Wants To Win Something Within 3 Years


It seems that Kevin Keegan’s lack of involvement at the boardroom level, and his lack of involvement with contract negotiations and transfers, is making the Newcastle manager uncomfortable at Newcastle United.
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Kevin Keegan – unhappy at his non-involvement with contracts and transfers?

But Kevin was well informed of how the club would be structured, when he met with Mike Ashley and Chris Mort on January 16th, shortly before accepting the position at Newcastle and attebnding the FA Cup replay against Stoke City.

However, Kevin still believes he can deliver the Newcastle fans their first domestic trophy in more than 50 years, when the club whipped Manchester City 3-1 at Wembley to win the FA Cup.

Oh, the memories of the great Jackie Milburn scoring from a header in the very first minute.

Kevin was interviewed in the People today and was asked what he wants for Newcastle during the next 3 seasons:

“I would like to win a trophy in the next three years’,” “That could be the Carling Cup or the FA Cup. That is what I am going to try to do.”

“Realistically, you may get managers resting players in the Premier League now if they are safe and putting their strongest team in the Cup.”

“Spurs have had a great season because they won something.”  “That is my aim, to win something.”

“Everybody needs to buy some players,” “Not just Newcastle.”

“That is what football’s about at the moment, it’s about exciting your fans, your players at the club and your staff.”

“We are all doing the same thing.”

Kevin will be backed with funds to bring in 3-4 top players, and Newcastle have already shown they want the very best they can get get, by only narrowly missing out on Luka Modric, a couple of weeks ago.

The news is that Kevin was not involved at all in the Modric deal, and he believes his influence can be critical in persuading new players to join the club.

We certainly agree with that, and hope that each transfer target will get a one-on-one with Kevin, so he can tell them on the playing side, what his aims and ambitions are for Newcastle.

We see no good reason why that will not be happening.

Things will look a little brighter, hopefully, in a week or two, when we should have some success with some of our transfer targets. We’ll keep our fingers crossed on that.

Comments welcome.



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25 comments so far

  • Punk Skunk

    May 11, 2008 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #1

    Ho’way KK, you can do it!..
    …Toon, Toon!..

    …ps…I have the ‘Highest’ honour of sharing my birthday today with the GEORDIE LEGEND that is ‘WOR JACKIE’!..

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  • Robert-Croatia

    May 11, 2008 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #2

    with the right players in and right players out we could win something surely,i hope we get Arshavin-great tehnicall player and fast,Veloso-strong midfielder,Riise-experienced PL player,cheap,Gomis or Crouch-Big players who can hold up the ball and replaye the Dukes,but we’ll not get them cheap,that’s for sure

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  • nomis_jade

    May 11, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #3

    Neone know if the game is being shown at all? Iv looked on myp2p, and it doesnt look like it.

    On another note, what would people think of swapping owen for saha, and a bit of cash in our direction! If we are going to lose owen to Manu this could be a good deal? What do people think?

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  • Punk Skunk

    May 11, 2008 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #4

    Surely tho’, saha is more prone to injury than Owen…I’d prefer that we kept Owen like!..
    …He also scores more!..
    …Take y’point tho’!..

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  • nomis_jade

    May 11, 2008 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #5

    Although they are saying 7mill, so maybe we should just take the money. I really dont want to see him go though!

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  • Punk Skunk

    May 11, 2008 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #6

    If he is goin’, then at £7m, a few other clubs may come in & bump up the price!..

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  • nomis_jade

    May 11, 2008 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #7

    Yeah, good point. Fingers crossed he’ll stay though eh.

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  • Hadrian

    May 11, 2008 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #8

    no chance with our current regimes meagre backing ,

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  • Ausgeordie

    May 11, 2008 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #9

    The players have to have a chance to talk to Keegan because thats where they will learn to have passion for the club and play their hearts out. If its just a pay cut we cant expect new signings to truly give their all as it might be just a job for them.

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  • valle

    May 11, 2008 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #10

    congrats on your birthday mate

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  • Punk Skunk

    May 11, 2008 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #11

    Yea defo mate,
    I’d love him to stay & i think he still owes us a bit!..
    …But, if someone doesn’t ‘really’ wanna be here, then there’s not much point stopping them leave i guess!..&, y’know what a bunch of BS’ers the press are, they love stirring it about us!..

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  • Punk Skunk

    May 11, 2008 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #12

    Thanx Valle!..

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  • Punk Skunk

    May 11, 2008 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #13

    How Ausgeordie, we don’t even know the wage cut thing is true bro’!..
    …I just don’t believe owt in the rags, ’til it comes to pass!..

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  • moe

    May 11, 2008 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #14

    mohammed zidan

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  • Spyro

    May 11, 2008 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #15

    i would like 9 million at least for Owen if he decides to go.

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  • GraemeR

    May 11, 2008 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #16

    I agree that KK needs to be more involved with transfers – his enthusiasm and vision for the club and his ability to sell it to players in unsurpassed. Perhaps Modric would of been ours had KK been able to weave his magic – “look into my eye, not around my eyes …………………”

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  • Bill F

    May 11, 2008 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #17

    Happy birthday Punk Skunk lets hope you have a big prezzy in the shape of a Toon win today.

    If the Toon does (and it would be about time) pick up some silverware in the near future then the manager will get most of the credit not the board or the R-team, so do not get despondent KK, the real fans will know difference, we are with you all of the way.

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  • Punk Skunk

    May 11, 2008 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #18

    Ta Bill F!..
    …Aye, that would be the best prezzie mate…
    …Like beatin’ forest back in the day to get in the champs league…Ah, top birthday memory!..

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  • Fernando

    May 11, 2008 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #19

    fat hope

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  • ObaFan2

    May 11, 2008 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #20

    Punk Skunk, Happy Birthday 🙂

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  • xfer

    May 11, 2008 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #21

    I strongly believe that the board has to let KK talk to the targets directly. It gives them assurances of what to expect. Imagine your the player, about to sign for the club, but you have no idea what your boss thinks of you or expects. Would you commit your years with this club? I highly doubt so.

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  • Alex

    May 11, 2008 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #22

    Maybe Wise & the rest only talk to the agents, and Keegan talks to the players once the wages are agreed between club & the agent.Did anyone actually talk to Mordic the player ,or was it only with the guys agent.If the guy himself was in newcastle then i am pretty sure Keegan would have got to meet him.Did any one actually see him in the flesh?

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  • Leo

    May 11, 2008 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #23

    happy birthday punk skunk, how old are you now? haha hope u get a pressie in the same shape bill f hopes you do, im sure you also do lol. lots of does

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  • daiv

    May 11, 2008 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #24

    Ed

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  • daiv

    May 11, 2008 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #25

    Ed
    KK won’t be here in 3 years. He did not come to NUFC to steer us to mid table. MA is a miser and KK won’t put up with it. Who wants no debt? I’d rather be owing £100M and have spent £100m on players. This is football…its entertainment not a business

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