Keegan – N’Zogbia Great Kid To Have Around


We must admit that during the James Milner saga over the last few days, it did enter our minds that another young 22 year-old player at the club may also request a transfer.

Charles N’Zogbia – great to have around

That player was Charles N’Zogbia, who has more than once indicated he may want to leave the club.

Kevin Keegan talked to the Evening Chronicle today:

“I would not say there will not be any more outgoings before Monday’s transfer deadline.” “The fans need not worry about Charles.”“He’s really got his head down. Along with most of the players, he’s trained fantastically, and got himself very fit.”

“You saw that at Coventry. Everyone had a different man of the match, and I thought Charles N’Zogbia was as good as anybody on the pitch, and, for me, might just have shaded it.”

“I’m really pleased with Charles. There was a time after Christmas, when I first came in, when I really did question whether the guy wanted to be part of what we wanted to do here.”

“Maybe that little spell on the sidelines, he may have thought what I believe is the truth – where could he move that’s better than this?”  “I think the penny’s really dropped with him, and I’m delighted. It’s like having a new player.”

“Once he sorted his attitude out, which he did towards the end of last season, he’s been a great kid to have around. He’s an excellent player, because he can play different positions.”

That’s great to hear, because the Newcastle fans have always taken to Charles, who, like Milner hasn’t always been treated with full respect at the club.

But we think Charles has seen the light under Kevin, and he gave a fully committed and all action performance on Tuesday night, and he looked very fit, and very good.

We’ve lost James, but with Charles on one wing, improving all the time, and the great Jonas Gutierrez on the other, we’ll not do too bad for wingers this season – and there’s always Damien Duff.

It’s strikers that we are short of right now with Viduka, Martins, Smith and Carroll all out injured, but Martins cannot be more than a week or so away from coming back, which is the good news.

With Mark we don’t know, one big problem he has had throughout his career is his fitness, and it will not improve as he gets older.

But a win at Arsenal tonight, will go a long way to further lifting the spirits of Newcastle fans, following Kevin’s brilliant and upbeat press conference yesterday.

And for us, Kevin Keegan is Newcastle United – lose him again and we’re in really big trouble.

But he seemed really happy yesterday, which certainly lifted our spirits, that’s for sure.

Comments welcome.



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80 comments so far

  • kelvin

    Aug 30, 2008 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #1

    by more outgoings i hope he means only smith and amoebi!

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  • DC Magpie

    Aug 30, 2008 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #2

    Nile Ranger to score on his debue. Just got me 1000-1 odds, come on Nile son!

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  • dick

    Aug 30, 2008 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #3

    start to get worried when KK starts to praise players and says they wont be leaving, never seen such a muted goal celabration when he scored against coventry

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  • Taiwantoon

    Aug 30, 2008 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #4

    I know how dick feels

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  • Christoon

    Aug 30, 2008 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #5

    i like charles but i feel he needs to learn when to release the ball with better timing. His runs are spot on but he often takes it one stride too far and and his passes/deliveries get blocked. This is what ive noticed anyway, but i still wouldn’t sell him, unless he starts texting during team talks again…

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  • Michael

    Aug 30, 2008 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #6

    Keegan’s words mean nothing.

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  • dingo

    Aug 30, 2008 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #7

    @Taiwantoon…. I know how pussy feels! 😛

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  • beyethegreat

    Aug 30, 2008 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #8

    i hope zog stays he has a lot of potential and after all sir bobby bought him and he has a great eye for youngsters
    figo
    ronaldo
    i realize it isnt a big list but there are many more i am just not sure who

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  • beyethegreat

    Aug 30, 2008 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #9

    our new signing nacho according to wikipedia is the youngest player to appear for uraguay aged just 13

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  • Isaac Hunt

    Aug 30, 2008 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #10

    I wonder what the odds are on Barton scoring today

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  • Christoon

    Aug 30, 2008 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #11

    13?? mad! anyone no n e thing bout this guy? hope he’s as succesful as guth, col and gut. Whats his position?

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  • Tom

    Aug 30, 2008 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #12

    DC, how much you stick on?

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  • Teddy

    Aug 30, 2008 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #13

    dc magpie, if nile scores today ill match watever the bookies give u lol

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  • SwedEric

    Aug 30, 2008 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #14

    I gues he didn´t celebrate that much because he wasn´t the scorer. Just because you are the closest one to another guy when he scores an owngoal, you don´t realy get extatic, do you?

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  • ELTSACWEN

    Aug 30, 2008 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #15

    whats the team today

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  • Teddy

    Aug 30, 2008 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #16

    jonas

    jonas jonas jonas jonas

    jonas jonas jonas jonas

    jonas jonas

    hopefully.

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  • wsq

    Aug 30, 2008 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #17

    sounds so similar to milner’s praises then bye bye off to london!

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  • ELTSACWEN

    Aug 30, 2008 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #18

    i wish teddy

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  • beyethegreat

    Aug 30, 2008 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #19

    keegan says we should not worry about him so lets not

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  • Chris H

    Aug 30, 2008 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #20

    Well, I would just like to with Zog good luck wherever he’s heading. LOL

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  • reagen smash

    Aug 30, 2008 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #21

    badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger

    MUSHROOM MUSHROOM

    badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger

    MUSHROOM MUSHROOM.

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  • Spyro

    Aug 30, 2008 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #22

    michael you moan like a woman

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  • Tommy

    Aug 30, 2008 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #24

    What happened to the last man of the match Keegan dished out..

    By Zoggy..

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  • t-g-w

    Aug 30, 2008 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #25

    Beyethegreat – Viana?

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  • Leo

    Aug 30, 2008 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #26

    where is everyone today? i wish i could be down at the emerites to watch the lads today but surely everyone is not their hmm, surely everyone is not down the pub already?

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  • Spyro

    Aug 30, 2008 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #27

    im leaving for the emirates in about 10minutes 😀

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  • reagen smash

    Aug 30, 2008 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #28

    reagen smash is still here.

    sypro it takes about 6 hours to get to london. so how are you gonna get there in 2 hours?

    http://www.purple-twinkie.com/FlashMovies/Footy.asp

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  • hitman

    Aug 30, 2008 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #29

    if you want to watch the match for nowt go to justin.tv

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  • reagen smash

    Aug 30, 2008 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #30

    reagen smash is still here.

    sypro it takes about 6 hours to get to london. how u gonna get there in 2?

    reagen smash

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  • hitman

    Aug 30, 2008 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #31

    reagan spyro is from london

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  • Michael

    Aug 30, 2008 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #32

    Glad he didnt go great young player, but a wish keegan would play him left wing instead of left back coz lets be honest Nzogbia cannot defend. Enrique is a quality left back use him at left back and Nzogbia left wing where he can terrifie defences with his skill and pace.

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  • Spyro

    Aug 30, 2008 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #33

    i live in south london

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  • Leo

    Aug 30, 2008 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #34

    aye spyro is a southerner boooo haha o/j

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  • Spyro

    Aug 30, 2008 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #35

    getiing picked up at 4 now, hope i aint late

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  • beyethegreat

    Aug 30, 2008 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #36

    good point t g w here is a list of bed youngsters he bought
    viana
    bramble

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  • Spyro

    Aug 30, 2008 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #37

    please no insults, i get enough already from my mates who always ask the same question EVERY GAME!

    “why do you support newcastle?”

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  • Teddy

    Aug 30, 2008 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #38

    micheal sounds like my mum, moaning and nagging, mum is that you?

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  • reagen smash

    Aug 30, 2008 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #39

    southern supporter. nice one for not following the man u trend.

    how did you get into supporting newcastle then? its good to see we have fans across the u.k

    reagen smash.

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  • reagen smash

    Aug 30, 2008 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #40

    sorry didn’t see your last post, must have came up whilst i was typing.

    reagen smash

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