The next episode in the soap opera of Newcastle United, probably tomorrow, will be when we find out what really happened, but this is what we think.
We think at the meeting yesterday afternoon, with the board, it was apparent that Newcastle were not going to get the players they had wanted through the door, and understandably Kevin was not happy.
He was not happy because he had promised fans that they should “trust him” and wait until Monday at midnight. It’s also seems fairly obvious that Newcastle had some big irons in the fire, but they didn’t come off. for whatever reason.
At the meeting yesterday we wouldn’t be surprised if Kevin was so frustrated he walked out. As we all know Kevin does wear his heart on his sleeve. That may be why the board called another meeting at 10:00 am this morning, and we think at that meeting Kevin probably resigned.
Now Ashley and the Board were left with egg on their faces, and the rather daunting task of telling Newcastle United fans, that their hero Kevin Keegan, had left the club.
That may have been difficult for them.
So we think that’s why attempts were probably this afternoon to iron things out with Kevin, and the statement issued. It may be they still haven’t heard form Kevin, so this thing may not be over yet.
There may still be calls for Ashley to sell the club, but on the bright side, we know working relationships can be improved big time when push comes to shove and promises are broken, and there’s a huge argument, which is probably what happened.
People get to understand the other people a lot better, in the heat of battle, and where they are coming from.
We know Ashley is a bright guy, and there’s no way he was going to tell fans Kevin had gone, he’s not that daft. He may still go, but the Newcastle fans’ protest tonight surely will have let him know that he’s walking out on the fans if he walks out on the club.
That may not be exactly what happened, but it explains most things, including Newcastle’s silence until later tonight.