Keegan – We Had A Great Meeting Wednesday


Kevin Keegan is confident that he will have some new players through the door by Monday night, and Kevin was extremely upbeat during his press conference today.

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Kevin Keegan – as upbeat as ever we have players coming in 😀

Kevin revealed there are two players almost through the door right now,  with 4-5 others in the fire. 😀

That’s great news – but let’s first of all see what Kevin had to say today:

“I would think we’ve got a very good chance of getting three or four players in,” “The money (from Milner’s transfer) will be available to me.”

“But the money was there to buy players even if we did not sell James Milner.” “We’re looking for three or four to bring in and I think we’ll get them.” “We have four or five irons in the fire with two of them quite far down the line.”

Keegan is determined to only add real quality to his squad, which he has done this summer, with the excellent four signings he has already made.

He also said he came out of the Mike Ashley meeting feeling very good, after a meeting he said was great, and in which Newcastle owner Mike Ashley was very positive.

Kevin said today:

“We had a great meeting on Wednesday,” “The owner is absolutely committed to this club.” “But Mike Ashley can only give us the finance, we have to get the right players in.”

“It’s now a case of getting that quality in before Monday.” “You got lets of offers of players at this time of year but the secret is to pick the right ones.” “If you’re going to let players go you have to make sure you replace them with quality.

“No-one will argue that the ones we’ve got in so far are quality.” “They are players who care and put the shirt on and do a real good shift for the club.”

“But we are in a great position at this club because we have not got any deadwood.” “Some clubs are looking to move five or six on but we’re now just looking to add to our squad.”

Yes, we have to pick the right players, but there are not many managers as good as doing that as Keegan, which he has proved over and over agin.

We have one thing to say in all of this – if Kevin is happy we are happy, and it certainly goes not appear that Ashley has pulled the rug under form kevin.

Boy – we feel so much better all of a sudden.

Comments welcome.



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164 comments so far

  • dougnufc

    Aug 29, 2008 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #1

    Great News, now get some new faces in!

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  • ashleys wallets cobwebs

    Aug 29, 2008 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #2

    lets hope we do get them in because boy does the club need a lift

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  • kop nw

    Aug 29, 2008 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #3

    1st…

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  • craigf

    Aug 29, 2008 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #4

    To be honest…i’ll believe it when i see it..NUFC have let me down on far too many occasions!!!

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  • Ageordiedoonsooth

    Aug 29, 2008 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #5

    craigf I agree with you completely I’ve just watched KK on SSN & he does seem up beat I hope he is right & we get 3-4 quality players in before Monday night.

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  • Kash

    Aug 29, 2008 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #6

    Must be a LB, CB, CM, AM, ST???? Mustn’t it?

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  • Jonnie Cole

    Aug 29, 2008 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #7

    Im Joey Cole’s brother and news is that if robinho goes to Chels then Joey will be a Newcastle player. Could be completed by Saturday. Beat the Arse Scum!!

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  • irish_al

    Aug 29, 2008 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #8

    i’m suprised at the sale of milner, i would of expected us to hold on to him and reavaluate the situation in january or so

    hope we do get some players in, but harder to make sure they are the right ones if the deals are rushed

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  • Safferman

    Aug 29, 2008 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #9

    Wow havent we heard that before, every time the fans are unhappy we’re made promises of “3-4” new
    signings, which probably means 1 more, followed by excuses on how we got outbid by spurs wage offers etc…
    When last did any club sign 4 new players in 3 days?? Which is what needs to happen now.
    Tuesday morning will show the truth of where we stand with this club…

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  • nufc supporter

    Aug 29, 2008 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #10

    if the money was there anyway to buy players why have we sold milner! dosent make sense!

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  • pete stone

    Aug 29, 2008 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #11

    heres hoping

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  • Callum

    Aug 29, 2008 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #12

    Same as you Ed – If KK is happy, Im happy 🙂

    One thing worrying me tho is Owen’s contract, that should be our next signing to be honest, getting him signed will make me very happy indeed 🙂

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  • daydeburt

    Aug 29, 2008 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #13

    cowabunga dudes, i feel like eating loads of twirls, i am bastard buzzing. I reckon we will sign lampard,deco,joe cole, malouda and ballack what do yous reckon???
    if we dont i will shag an orange.

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  • MMNUFC

    Aug 29, 2008 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #14

    Walking in a keegan wonderland!!! Today is the kind of day when you are reminded exactly why we hold him so close to our hearts! Roll on monday

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  • daydeburt

    Aug 29, 2008 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #15

    if we sign someone foriegn, do you think he will have shit loads of pubes?

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  • Mark Dixon

    Aug 29, 2008 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #16

    What are you on about….We also need a specialist RW now that Milner has gone!!

    Jonas, Duff, Zog all like to play on the LW… And are better there!!

    We only really have Geremi on the Right side!!

    Selling Milner was stupid and a huge mistake…Villa fans are veryu lucky that they get to watch 2 of the best wingers in the country week in week out now!!

    This WOW signing better come as i feel the club have let us loyal fans down,

    Keegan could be in for abit of stick aswell stating that we have 2 signings on the wire…and possibly another 3..

    Well if you ask me, The 2 best be bloooomin awesome and the other 2/3 of a Jonas/Collicini/Guthrie quality as losing Milner is losing alot of talent & Attacking prowess!!

    Yes i know he had his faults, But he was our best AM! And you great fans know it!!

    Come On Toon, Get in the quality & lets continue our fantastic start to the season 😉

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  • Dondatta13

    Aug 29, 2008 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #17

    I didn’t realise he was here and actually training with the squad lol …..

    http://www.nufc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10278~1379048,00.html

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  • zogs

    Aug 29, 2008 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #18

    imagine if milners replacement is pennant lol god i hope not

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  • Steve T

    Aug 29, 2008 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #19

    Reminiscence of when Keegan sold Andy Cole here, and look what came out of that – Shearer!

    Fingers crossed

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  • daydeburt

    Aug 29, 2008 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #20

    ive just seen huntelarr drinking a jaffa cake smoothie in benwell. however he wasnt smoking?

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  • ChrisL

    Aug 29, 2008 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #21

    Dead wood = Smith & Ameobi

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  • daydeburt

    Aug 29, 2008 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #22

    i hope we sign Gokhan Inler hes meant to have a huge knob.

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  • Fergie

    Aug 29, 2008 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #23

    Keegan isn’t the kind of guy that acts upbeat to the media if he isn’t. he tells it how it is. Therefore, he must have a high quality replacemnt for milner lined up. After all, if he didn’t, he would’nt hav agreed to sell Milner and if Milner had been sold without Keegan’s permission, he would either have walked by now, or at least be very downbeat. Therefore, I think the weeks delay between receiving the transfer request and announcing it to the public was a smart move by the club, giving them the time needed to find a replacement. Keegan has stated that he would not have sold milner if he didn’t think it would move the club forward. obviously, he has lined up a quality replacement. As for those of you who were calling for ashley’s head in the ;ast few days, you should be ashamed and go support a club worthy of your fickleness like the mackems…

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  • liquid ice

    Aug 29, 2008 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #24

    nice to see you positive again edd!!!

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  • WesToon

    Aug 29, 2008 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #25

    @ nufc supporter // Aug 29, 2008 at 14:33

    Because mate it was HIS choice to go…
    Read on http://www.nufc.co.uk
    It states that it was THE BEST FOR BOTH PARTIES….hope that helps mate

    Ho’way the Lads 😉

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  • ToonFaith

    Aug 29, 2008 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #26

    Safferman – er… Everton have practically signed 3 in 2 days and probably will have more, so if they can do it why can’t we.

    I seriously think some fans just like to be pessimistic, and it wouldn’t make a difference if KK took a lie detector test, they would still say that MA had rigged it. There is just no pleasing some people. : )

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  • Faustino

    Aug 29, 2008 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #27

    My hunch is that Skeljbred and Zayatte are the two ‘close to signing’ players and that there is two/three other possibilities we stand a good chance of getting.

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  • Ken Boon loves the Toon

    Aug 29, 2008 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #28

    All this is Ashleys doing, KK is just trying to keep us happy by saying this. By the deadline i’ll put money on the fact these so called transfers will have broken down!! We are blinded by our own enthusiasm and hope to see that we have had our signings for the summer, No WOW signing either

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  • dont forget keegan sed this about 3 weeks ago, nd we havnt got anyone in yt, but im still hoping, bt dont get ur hopes up people

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  • Dondatta13

    Aug 29, 2008 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #30

    daydeburt, do one son, kids read this page so take that filth elsewhere you tool!

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  • surey

    Aug 29, 2008 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #31

    Hi everyone, i am back (if you could remember me).
    Hi ed, i like the way you start your articles
    “Kevin revealed there are two players almost through the door right now, with 4-5 others in the fire. 😀 ”

    Have faith ! the toon army.:D

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  • zogs

    Aug 29, 2008 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #32

    dont think zayetta is one he was talking about think its more high profile players imagine if it was arshavin and de jong i would be on cloud 11.

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  • Ian

    Aug 29, 2008 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #33

    They are so laid back about not having Owen signed I am expecting one brilliant striker and another reasonable one, I think KK has got one over on Owen with his demands.

    Hope the defense and midfielders are quality too.

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  • Wallsend Will

    Aug 29, 2008 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #34

    Keegan magic. Every time he speaks I feel great and all my doubts go away. Lets wait til Tuesady morning and see whata happened.

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  • hj

    Aug 29, 2008 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #35

    the zayatte dude was reported to be training with the players.

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  • WesToon

    Aug 29, 2008 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #36

    @ daydeburt // Aug 29, 2008 at 14:39

    Listen here you pathetic Mackem|Spud(same thing) there are children that read this blog…

    Are you Garry Glitter or something you sicko
    Now P#ss off back to the great unwashed blog you muppet

    Some people 🙁

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  • Mats

    Aug 29, 2008 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #37

    Believe the replacement for Milner will be Seb Larsson…

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  • Spyro

    Aug 29, 2008 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #38

    guys, how is this for lazy journalism,

    Fabricio Collocini is already in the “worst buys of the summer”, despite earning praise from pundits in almost every match he has played lol

    http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/sports-news/Summer39s-five-worst-transfer-deals.4441422.jp

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  • Aaron

    Aug 29, 2008 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #39

    “But we are in a great position at this club because we have not got any deadwood ”

    LOL- not Ameobi and Smith then??

    Other than that, wow, pretty candid and optimistic. We tend to fluctuate between highs and lows, and despite the initial shock of Milner going you have to say that the price is a good one. Sure Milner played his socks off against Coventry, but I personally don’t remember him bossing a Premier League game like that. Record number of U21 caps to me signifies some ability but the fact that no senior appearances have followed tells a story.

    Still, he was a good lad let’s be honest, and did more than many at the Toon in his time here.
    Good luck to him at Villa, and bring on the re-inforcements. To say we have two quite close to completion is a shock, and we must be very advanced for Keegan to admit as much- though of course we know Zayette is training with us so is one of the two.

    Is there any more to the rumour that we are in discussions for Xabi Alonso?

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  • zogs

    Aug 29, 2008 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #40

    i would be a lot more upset if zogs went instead of milner,zogs can beat his man and can put in a good cross.Hope he gets his chance on left mid now

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