Keegan Says Three New Players Coming This Week


Newcastle United manager Kevin Keegan has said that three signings are likely before the start of the season next Sunday.

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Kevin Keegan – 3 new players before next Sunday

But of course Kevin can hardly reveal who those players are, but this will come as good news to Newcastle fans.

Newcastle gave a sparkling display of attacking football yesterday against Valencia, especially in the second half, when two good goals in the final 12 minutes, as they continually upped the pace against a good Spanish side, gave them an excellent and deserved victory.

The way they won was what was so impressive, and it’s little wonder lots of fans and football people around the world love this man Kevin Keegan.  He plays the game the way is was meant to be played, by attacking the opposition and it was an excellent game to watch, with Valencia obviously a very good side, who were about a week behind Newcastle in their preparations.

Fabricio Coloccini was at the game yesterday, and we have to assume he is one of the players Kevin will bring in, as Newcastle have now agreed a fee with his club, Deportivo La Coruna.

But Keegan is remaining cagey about who the players are, but he hinted that Coloccini will be joining in what promises to be a hectic week of transfer activity at the club:

“I can’t tell you anything at the moment,” “He was here, that’s for sure. I like his hair, it’s like mine in the seventies, but I can’t tell you any more than that.”

“I’d like to think that once [the Coloccini deal] is completed then two more players will arrive, and then we’ll see what happens,”

“I think there’ll be a lot of comings and goings late on as clubs try to re-balance and somebody will come available who will be of interest.”

“I think we’ll be in there pitching just like everybody else.”

That’s good to hear because if we can bring 3 new players in that will be 6 new players in and 6 having left this summer.

The squad will still be small – but full of quality and much better than last season.

Certainly if yesterday’s performance was anything to go by, we’re in for some treats this season at St. James’ Park.

Comments welcome.



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84 comments so far

  • Toonboy

    Aug 10, 2008 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #1

    Great news,i wonder who they could be????

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  • Ericles

    Aug 10, 2008 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #2

    Worth the wait. KK and Ashley have come through despite the cut-throat journalists.
    We can only improve on Saturday’s performance. What a week to look forward to. Howay the lads.

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  • Spyro

    Aug 10, 2008 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #3

    i agree Ericles, everything seems much more positive now, i hope they do not disappoint

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  • beye the great

    Aug 10, 2008 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #4

    the performance wasnt that great atleast not until we got the 1 foal

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  • beye the great

    Aug 10, 2008 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #5

    alan
    alan smith
    alan
    alan smith

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  • Danny G

    Aug 10, 2008 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #6

    I was thinking about this Ed…

    We know one of them is or will be Coloccini and there will be 2 more after him….

    Do you guys think one will be a left back or do you think one will be a midfielder and one a striker?

    I actually think that Bassong will be used as a back up left back as he will probably get more games like that…I think keegan would like some creativity in the middle of the pitch although the good form of Guthrie and Butt in pre season may tell him we wont need another midfielder just yet…

    I would love us to bring in Derdiyok and Inler or Arda….And then play Jonas in the middle….

    What you guys think?

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  • wolfhound

    Aug 10, 2008 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #7

    cuellar is being touted and he won scottish player of the year at the top end of spl theres some good players so get in there ………….what a difference a day makes …….is that light at the end of the st james park tunnel

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  • Graham

    Aug 10, 2008 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #8

    Ericles – you forgot to mention the fickle fans as well, some of whom reside on here.

    Hopefully this will bring an end to the speculation and doom mongering.

    If we do get another 3 in and are doing reasonably well come January, I can see another couple coming in to push towards the end of the season.

    Keep the faith!

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  • dick

    Aug 10, 2008 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #9

    unless they are already in the bag just cant see it happening,nothing seems to be happening its not possible to keep tranfers of 3 players under wraps without someone letting the cat out the bag, agents or leaks from other club

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  • cdonno

    Aug 10, 2008 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #10

    He doesn’t say anything about it being this week – it could be on the last day of August for all we know.

    It does sound like he has a couple lined up as almost certainties and then will “see what happens” in the market for any others he might bring in.

    Just don’t get disappointed if it doesn’t happen this week as there are no indications of that.

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  • ali

    Aug 10, 2008 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #11

    Talk from Ashley over last couple weeks of ‘exciting season’ and ‘challenging for Europe’.KK today says ‘3 signings’. Pundits (including Allardyce in today’s People) writing us off as 10th-12th place also-rans. Big gap between MA take and theirs! Does that mean one of KK’s 3 signings might be a huge one? MA seems to enjoy the rabbit-out-of-hat showmanship. (Witness the Coloccini shirt yesterday…

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  • ELFER

    Aug 10, 2008 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #12

    Well, think you should check your emails, ED 😉

    Ok, one who unfortunately will not arrive on tyneside is INLER. That’s bad news, becouse indeed wenger the voyeur did have a meeting with inler’s agent last week and he is willing to splash 25mio swiss francs (about 12-15mio £?) for him! And we alredy also offered a good 10mio £ for him)…

    Wenger wants to have comeptition in midfield with the likes of inler and alonso fulfilling his desire.

    I hope we can step in again and snub him under wengers nose!!

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  • dave v

    Aug 10, 2008 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #13

    Just watched Bangoura on ytube if this is the lad seen at the ground and we are to sign its great, he is lethal in front of goal and very very fast, we may be going to play with MO deep off martins and bangoura.

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  • Spyro

    Aug 10, 2008 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #14

    If you read KK’s comments properly you will see that KK expects 2 more players soon after Colo signs, and then maybe a couple more towards the end of the transfer window.

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  • Graham

    Aug 10, 2008 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #15

    I think we’ll have enough at the back with Coloccini coming in. My guess is someone in midfield with a bit of creativity and a big striker.

    Smith will stay (until Jan), Shola will finally pack his bags, and Faye will stay (again – until jan)

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  • Geordie SPIDERMAN18 (GG7)

    Aug 10, 2008 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #16

    ill tell you all what, mike ashley has come through for me, that last interview he gave was superb, i am very happy with what is going on, and the way that he announced the collicini players was fantastic. no over owner in the world would do that, i am just now hoping for a good striker and a good creative midfielder.

    my view on yesterdays game-

    Jonas- best player we will have for years, superb, everything we need.

    Guthrie- What a steal, you can stick luka modric up your arsh.

    Taylor- very solid, whats going on?

    Duff- could he? just could he?

    Milner- impressing me alot.

    and the talk of moutinho being no1 target has been ridiculed now. i think he is going to be great but abit lightweight for what we need right now.

    Kevs comments on colo’s hair= kevin keegan back on top form

    and colo signing, just amaising, he has been mine and im pretty sure tom-toons choice of centre back all window.

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  • CraigThaiToon

    Aug 10, 2008 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #17

    I think the three will include coloccini or may include a youngster or two – i’d be suprised (and delighted) if we get three extra first teamers in the next week.

    If we get a CM, something like a creative, non thug Barton we’ll be laughing i reckon – this season should first and foremost be about not disgracing ourselves – beat the mackems and the smog, finish above them both, quarters/semis of the cups, finish top ten – i’d call that a decent job of a season then next summer we can kick on n get some world beaters in!

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  • Graham

    Aug 10, 2008 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #18

    Ali – Ashley never said we would be challenging for Europe this season (or the top 4), he merely said that is the dream (and plan) while Keegan is here (another 2 1/2 years min).

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  • reppin aus

    Aug 10, 2008 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #19

    can someone tell me was that nile ranger or bangoura or is it bs want a srs answer 2

    cheers from land down under

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  • Spyro

    Aug 10, 2008 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #20

    just checked out Bangoura on youtube and already an idiot has pasted “soon coming to Newcastle” on there. ridiculous lol

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  • Graham

    Aug 10, 2008 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #21

    Just to bring everyone down to earth for a minute – Chris Waddles opened his thick gob again. He’s gonna be so embarrasing to the whole Geordie nation when he gets on Setanta this season.

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  • ELFER

    Aug 10, 2008 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #22

    If you see our singings so far…and rember, that we are not in europe and remember the terrible season we had – that leads you to the conclusion that it was excellent business so far!

    I’m confident, that after Colo (another fantastic signing, after gutièrez – god is he quick!!! – and the steal of guthrie) a real defensive, creative midfield star will arrive! Maybe de jong? Inler (althought wenger splashes the cash to get him)?

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  • Danny G

    Aug 10, 2008 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #23

    Which Bangoura…Ive never heard anything bout him…

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  • antz

    Aug 10, 2008 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #24

    Taye Taiwo

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  • CraigThaiToon

    Aug 10, 2008 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #25

    P.S did u read the Waddle interview?

    The man plummeted in my estimations, completely wrong unhelpful comments peddled as the ‘General Geordie Opinion’ at a time when we need positivity rather than getting more papers and fans jumping on the Ashley out circus. The man needs to go back to White Hart Lane and keep his big yapper shut so his foot doesnt slip back in – rent a geordie numpty, should be ashamed!

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  • Spyro

    Aug 10, 2008 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #26

    reppin aus

    the truth…no one knows

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  • toonfan1

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #27

    it was nile ranger. he was at the psv match as well as the valencia one i think.

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  • Spyro

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #28

    lol @ the waddle comments, idiot

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  • toonarmy08

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #29

    im with tomtoon with bangoura from kiev ,obviously collocini (already done ),and the other i can see it been warnock .havent seen much on bangoura but after looking through the previous posts he sounds a great prospect ,at only a young age .and if kk can bring a couple of youngsters toward the end of the window ,it wiil have been a successful summer imo.keep the faith !!!

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  • reppin aus

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #30

    thanx spyro who was the black person in the game ??? was there even a person (player) or just a spectator

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  • CraigThaiToon

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #31

    Sorry Graham was typing when u posted – nail on the head tho! Didnt realise he’s on setanta, whenever he talks to the press have u noticed he puts on a dodgy fake watered down geordie accent – used to annoy the hell out of me on 5 live!

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  • Graham

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #32

    CraigThaiToon – it’s the same posh Geordie twang that Gazza used to try as well before he went mad(der).

    The blokes done nowt for 10 years and then comes in spouting his ‘wisdom’. The bloke will spend 1 season with Setanta and then be back on the scrap heap with the rest of the 5 Live numptys

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  • KEVIN BROCK & HIS SOCK

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #33

    it’ll be a LB and a CAM

    then he’ll buy anyone good who’s available towards the close of the window – there are always deals then that have dragged on all summer and clubs either take it or leave it.
    who knows – the elusive arshavin could be one of these

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  • Frankieboy

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #34

    The black n white band wagon is starting to gain momentum and the KK influence is staring to take effect.
    Let the good times roll and we are all more optimistic than of late due to possibletransfers and yesterdays performance.

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  • Chris F

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #35

    I have it on good authority (ie my dad played sunday league football with him when waddle was just 16/17 before he got snapped up) that a certain mr waddle is in fact a sunderland fan.

    explains a lot, like.

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  • CraigThaiToon

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #36

    Spot on Kevin B

    altho buying players at the end of the window often leads to ‘bargins’ (ie. a player u dont need at a price u can’t refuse) which can be very hit and miss – smith was one of these buys, we didn’t really need him, if we’d had a bit more planning we probably wudnt have gone near him. But we left it late, Sam saw him being touted for 6m n thought “that’ll shut the fans up” I’d also include Duff and Sibi in that catagory but they we’re at least slighty more successful buys

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  • dick

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #37

    just watched KK on sky sports and he had to to ask someone if deal was done and they did’nt know, think this deal has gone pear shaped, would have anounced it by now

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  • Spyro

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #38

    doubt it dick, MA wouldnt be wearing a Coloccini shirt then would he

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  • Ganiyu

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #39

    Hey martin must b a starter in all matches cos he is a big treat 2 all opponent

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  • David_Barber

    Aug 10, 2008 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #40

    CraigThaiToon: Yes I read it, I keep seeing Waddle said this and that, I think he made a point a few months back, and this is just old news, caught in the cog! Things look like changing, and if all said done-and we do get the signings suggested then-things are looking up! Come on the Toon-come on Mike Ashley!Chris F: Waddle is a def Sunderland fan-but I don’t think he would say anything negative, about our club (having been a player)!

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