McDermott – Results Are Everything

Terry McDermott has talked to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today, and has given a good interview.


Kevin Keegan – shown with Terry McDermott and Arthur Cox

Kevin has made just one signing so far this summer, and it was a good one in Jonas Gurierrez.  We expect the Newcastle management team is working hard on bringing other good players to the club.

Argentine international, Jonas Gutierrez, joined the club this week from La Liga club Real Mallorca, and it looks like the fee was a minor one for such a good player.

Keegan has also seen 22 year old local defender Steven Taylor sign a three-year contract, and that will no doubt please Keegan, and he will now look forward to Michael Owen being secured at the club with another contract.

Kevin’s right hand man McDermott, told the Evening Chronicle today:

“This is what this club has needed for a lot of years.” “We have had some good managers.”

“Sam Allardyce was a good fella, and Graeme Souness was a fantastic guy and a good manager, but they were here at the wrong time.”

“Kevin, though, is a bit special.” “He loves Newcastle United and the fans absolutely love him.”

McDermott has been at Newcastle United for most of Newcastle’s Premier League years, and has served under several of Newcastle’s managers since returning to the club when Souness, his old playing colleague at Liverpool, was manager of the club.

Terry added:

“Getting results is the one that will lift everyone.”“It lifts the players and the mood of the club.”

“Not to mention what it does for the fans.”“Good performances are next. “

“Everyone knows our fans like to see Newcastle win, but also to win in style.”

“Everyone knows that is Kevin’s philosophy.”

Terry of course is right, that the first thing is to get the points on the board, but then that inevitably is followed with some good performances, simply because the team takes on a new confidence.

We saw the reverse of that when Kevin first came in January, when we couldn’t buy a win with love nor money.

But once we did beat Fulham we went on a good non-losing streak and the boys played some nice football including annihilating Spurs at White Hart Lane, 4-1, in one of our best attacking performances of the season, especially in the second half.

We need to start picking up points early on next season, and anything but a defeat at Old Trafford in our first game of the season will, in fact, be a win.  😀

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