Keegan Visits His Home Town Of Doncaster Tomorrow

Kevin Keegan has admitted today it will be special for him to return to the town he was born in – Doncaster – for tomorrow’s pre-season friendly game with Doncaster Rovers.


 Kevin Keegan – born in Armthorpe on the outskirts of Doncaster

The Newcastle manager was born in the small village of Armthorpe on the outskirts of the town on Valentine’s Day, 1951, but left when he was just 15 years old to pursue a football career with Scunthorpe United.

Keegan believes the game will be a good test for his small squad at the Keepmoat Stadium tomorrow afternoon, as they step up their pre-season preparations.

Kevin told nufcTV today:

“It’s always nice to go back to your home town,”  “I left there when I was 15 when I went to Scunthorpe but it’s always good to go back.”

“I’ve still got a lot of friends there and I still know a lot of Doncaster Rovers supporters who will be pleased to see me back but will be wanting to see their team turn us over.”

“And it’s a good game for us. Doncaster are now just one league below us and that’s a tremendous achievement by everybody there and they’re preparing for life in the Championship.”

“So again, like Hartlepool, they will be a week ahead of us in terms of working with the ball and would’ve played a few games by that point.”

“It should work out a good match and I should be blooding some youngsters just to give them a bit of experience.”

“Some of them might not be quite ready but we’ll never learn that until we put them out there.”

They must be really proud of their home town son in Armthorpe, since Kevin has had an absolutely outstanding career in football, both as a player and a manager, and his name is known in football circles around the world.

And he is so well liked and respected as a good man too, which is even more important.

It would be good if Kevin gets the chance to visit Armthrorpe, while he’s in Doncaster tomorrow, but let’ s not allow sentiment to stop us winning big time, if we can do that tomorrow afternoon.

We need to play well and win, against the newly promoted Championship side, to keep the momentum and confidence going.
Our first league game at Manchester United is just 3 weeks away come Sunday.

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • kieran

    Jul 25, 2008 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #1

    it will be more special if duff can preduce again to prove consistancy.

    is any one doing the skysports fantisy league?

  • Black and White Blood

    Jul 25, 2008 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #2

    Could be new signings today or tomorrow!!!


    Jul 25, 2008 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #4

    Well it’s going to be walking wounded and reserves by the look of things so lots of opportunity for the younger players. They should be a good test for us.

  • matt lee

    Jul 25, 2008 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #5

    hey ed sorry i dont write on this site often but i read the blogs everyday…well any ways i am currently on holiday in gran canaria and when i was out clubbing last night me and 3 of my german friends (daniel, florian, rene) met mertesacker in one of the clubs…… we got our photo´s with him etc. i´l upload them 2morro when i am home (ahh back to newcastle baby:D) and he said he is talking to newcastle atm. sooo any ways just thought ad say..

  • Maggie

    Jul 25, 2008 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #6


    Keegan was born 1951

  • JOeT

    Jul 25, 2008 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #7

    keegans excited because someones told him to bring his boots along!

  • craig f

    Jul 25, 2008 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #8

    haha very well pointed out Maggie, howwa man..
    as the southeners would say.. “Saaaaawwwt it Owwwwwt”

  • ObaFan2

    Jul 25, 2008 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #9

    Blood some youngsters ? What choice do we have tbh.

    I hope the game goes well and I hope we have some more new faces in soon.

  • Ed Harrison

    Jul 25, 2008 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #10

    Matt Lee – that sounds interesting – but he’s always injured, although a good player.

  • Ed Harrison

    Jul 25, 2008 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #11

    Maggie – thanks – it was a slip – hey but it would be nice if Kevin was just 47.

  • chuck

    Jul 25, 2008 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #12

    Nother slow day Ed.
    See we are linked to Coloccini, think theres any truth to it ?
    I mean face it theres a never ending list of players we have been linked too. Anybody know what happened to Bassong (dissapeared of the radar)
    Looks like the club is about to go into panic mode with certain disagreement between KK and the scouting expert come closer team.
    If its a question of who calls the shots, KK or the team, we are in trouble if its the latter.
    On a more positive note, this should be the best time to buy, prices having in some cases been reduced from the more optomistic demands at the start of the period.
    Just dont leave it to the last minute when desperation sets in and clubs have you over a barrel.
    Should be interesting to see if we will be either estatic or depressed by the end of the window.

  • WesToon

    Jul 25, 2008 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #13

    @ matt lee,Mate you better not be taking the piss!!! He is seriously a quality CB!! Sign him up(IF ITS AT ALL TRUE)

  • WesToon

    Jul 25, 2008 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #14

    Have fun in your hometown KK,good luck The Lads…HOWAY!!!

  • Leo

    Jul 25, 2008 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #15

    u better not be winding us all up matt lee,would be cool to see the picture.


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