The Newcastle club may be a little quiet these days but the official Newcastle United site is still turning out articles. We’re waiting for the one that heralds our next arrival at the club. Â 😀
Â Les Ferdinand – one of our most popular former players
And a good article today from the redesigned Newcastle site, that features one of our favorite former players, Les Ferdinand.
Les thinks that any potential transfer target, sitting down for talks with Kevin Keegan this summer will immediately be sold on a move to the club.
We have to believe Les is dead right and why wasn’t Kevin involved with Luka Mordric, because we think he would have sold Luka in 5 minutes, on the club and the city – Kevin is that persuasive.
Kevin can even get average players to think they’re so much better than they really are, and they start producing great performances for him. That’s almost the definition of a great coach.
Les loves the Newcastle United club and its fans and he talked to the official site today, about Kevin Keegan:
“If any player meets with Kevin then I’m sure there will only be one club they’ll sign for.”Â Â “I remember when I signed in 1995, he just had a passion for Newcastle and all the players who came here knew how great this place was after meeting Kevin.”
“I was lucky because even before I signed I’d played there for QPR and thought at the time that it would be amazing to play in front of those fans week-in-week-out.”Â Â “But Kevin was a special guy and he had a way of lifting you and making you feel special about yourself.”
“I thought, as a striker, if there is anyone I can learn from then it’s Kevin Keegan, and he sold the club to me within two or three minutes,”Â “He was very honest. He said to me that he knew I liked it in London because I could go out and lose myself.”
“But he said that in Newcastle I wouldn’t be able to do that because I would be a success straight away and the people up there worship their heroes.”
Keegan was right there, and the man is still worshiped on Tyneside.
When he came back to play for other teams at St. James’ he always got a great welcome from the fans, and when the club has an old stars get together, he’s always one of the first to be invited.
We think Les was not only a great player, but he’s a great guy.
And just like Nobby Solano, he is one of our former players who are now great Newcastle United ambassadors, even though they may not know it – they talk so very highly about the club, the fans and the city.Â Â Â 😀