Kevin Keegan, the Newcastle manager, has told Newcastle fans not to worry about the decision to sell James Milner to Aston Villa for a reported ?12M transfer fee.
Kevin Keegan – Newcastle fans shouldn’t worry
Kevin talked to the Times today:
“Sometimes you just get to a point where you sit down and say, ‘Yeah, it’s the right time to do this deal,’ ” “You could argue that the clock on the wall, with the deadline three days away, makes it a bit more tricky, but I am pretty confident that we can overcome the loss.”
“It’s a win-win. James has got a fantastic move to a club that he knows, because he’s been on loan there, and we’ve got some more money in the pot. So in the short term it looks: ‘Wow, why have they done that?’”
“But over a period of time it might be: ‘That’s why.’ We have got to get three or four players in and I am confident we will do that. But I’ll be judged on Monday at 12 o’clock.”
“Although I am really disappointed to lose James, we can make a plus out of this. We can maybe slightly go in a different direction.”
“The fans shouldn’t be worried,” “I’m certainly not and if I was worried I would tell them.”
If it’s one person we completely trust at the Newcastle club, it’s Kevin Keegan.
And following his press conference yesterday, we were buoyed by Kevin’s positive attitude, and the fact he thought Wednesday’s meeting with Mike Ashley and Dennis Wise was great.
We must remember (we include ourselves in this) not to get carried away too much by what the popular press is reporting, because they hardly ever get anything right, and always look at the worst possible case, and are always trying to denigrate Newcastle United.
Did I get that right?
A win tomorrow at Arsenal is both possible and required, to revitalize the Newcastle United faithful, following a confusing and sometimes depressing couple of days.
We think the lads can do just that.