New Boy Xisco Desperately Disappointed Keegan Has Left


Newcastle United new boy Xisco has revealed his shock at the Kevin Keegan resignation last night.

Xisco – disappointed at Keegan leaving- seems a great lad

The Spanish Under-21 international is disappointed that Keegan will not be there when he returns from international duty next week.

Xisco says it was actually Keegan who convinced him to sign for the club, even though it was executive director Tony Jiminez who scouted the player and set up the deal.

Xisco said today:

“When I flew in on Monday, the club presented me to Kevin Keegan.” “He talked to me in a bit of detail about his plans for the footballing development of the club.”

“That was an important moment for me in my decision to accept this incredible turn of events.” “I just can’t believe he won’t be there when I get back from international duty.”

“The words might be cliched but it has always been my dream to play in English football.” “That has been the case since I was a kid.” “I’m afraid to open my eyes in case it all turns out to be just a daydream. I can’t believe how things have turned out.”

“The club is so big and so powerful.” “They even organised a private jet to fly me back to Madrid after I signed the contract to let me catch up with the Spanish under-21 squad.” “That kind of treatment impresses you.”

“But so did the stadium and the atmosphere at the club.” “St James’s Park is a totally incredible place with a playing surface to die for.”

We haven’t seen Xisco play yet, but he certainly seems a smashing lad.

The fact that Kevin convinced Xisco to join seems to go against the news of yesterday that he was brought in against Kevin’s wishes.

Comments welcome.



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86 comments so far

  • Micky Toon

    Sep 5, 2008 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #1

    This soap opera gets better by the hour. 🙁

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  • Ever seen a mackem in Milan?

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #2

    Alan Oliver said Keegan didnt want Xisco…. and he is wrong again. This will have effects on players like Owen. I cant see him signing a new contract now 🙁

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  • keegan was king

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #3

    so kk cant of wanted the loan kid

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  • rab

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #4

    Fair play to the lad not his fault……………….

    Unless he is the rats love child

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  • Matty

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #5

    I feel bad for the guy. Another reason why the Hull match should not be boycotted. The show must go on. The players we have seem just as passionate about the Toon as we are. We should try to give them 100% support, especially in bad times.

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  • ObaFan2

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #6

    Xisco isn’t the only one that’s gutted.

    Tbh it has nothing to do with the players and each and every player @ SJP will continue to have the FULL support of the fans. NO QUESTION.

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  • Spyro

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #7

    Ed Harrison

    Just where does it say Xisco is desperately disappointed? He says he cant believe KK wont be there when he returns. Will you please stop putting words in the players mouth to reinforce the whole ‘KK is gone, we are gonna crash and burn, help us!’ faze you are going through.

    Much like Martins, I doubt Xisco had ever heard of KK before he spoke to him that ONE time.

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  • Bill F Ash Didn't Splash :(

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #8

    It would be interesting to see the mood of the players at present. Terry Mac might not be the best coach in the world but it was important for him staying to ensure continuity, so we have a double wahmmy to morale now.

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  • toooooonfan

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #9

    ANY1 HEARD THAT THE 6TH RICHEST MAN WANTS TO BUY US OUT

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  • faustino

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #10

    rab- unless Wise has been shagging a giraffe that’s unlikely. He’s 6 foot 3.

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  • mag in boro

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #11

    spyro its on sky sports website

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  • ObaFan2

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #12

    lmao Spyro has a go at the bloggers and now Ed, Ed is not a journo here, it is is own creation, a blog where we all get to chat.
    Ed can say what the heck he likes and he has my 100% respect.

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  • GM

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #13

    where did you hear that tooooooonfan ? there was news a while ago but that was not true, is this new, links?

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  • ObaFan2

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #14

    Barton 12 match ban, 6 suspended… could have been worse.

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  • Guinea Mag

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #15

    These are sad times for the city of Newcastle and young players such as Xisco must receive our continued support regardless of how KK was treated!

    The bookies made KK and Curbishley favourites to walk and boy were they right!

    Interested in who will come in next; the majority of experienced managers will stay well clear from this poisoned chalice…..

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  • Kash

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #16

    I think Xisco could end up being a real quality signing, if we had a playmaker to service him!!!

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  • Micky Toon

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #17

    GM – If you read the BBC rumours page you’ll see that have it there, along with other crap about Ashley selling to an Arabian consortium.

    Considering he said he wouldn’t deal with foreigners kind of rules that out along with the guy from India.

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  • Flan

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #18

    Barton banned for 12 matches with 6 suspended.

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  • mag in boro

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #19

    just heard that about barton ….could have been a lot worse…so does the ban include cup games or just league

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  • ObaFan2

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #20

    What about the 2 companies from Singapore who were expressed as having interest a few weeks/month ago.

    There is a huge potential market out there and MA is stuffing this club up and needs to sell to someone who will run the club properly from top to bottom.

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  • ObaFan2

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #21

    yes it includes cup games, he will miss man city match lmao but be back for the maccums.

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  • LarrikinDan

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #22

    I think this lad is gonna be good for us…

    He has been scouted, Is quick, strong, We havent had that for a while. It’s certainly something Ameobi or Viduka can’t bring to our team.

    Looking forward to him….

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  • beyethegreat

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #23

    WHO DOES EVERY ONE WANT AS MANAGER

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  • 51times

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #24

    Spyro – Go away and support Chelsea or Man United…a london club for a southern dog you yourself.

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  • faustino

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #25

    They are investing in the club already but in a small sense. Singapore has a population of about 5 million; it’s anything but a massive market.

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  • Kash

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #26

    I wonder if Barton will actually be sold off in January? It’s obvious Owen is away, he’ll be gone at the end of the season for nowt and a massive signing on fee!

    I’d expect Smudge and Duff to follow him out!!!

    At least if we get some injuries we’ll see some youngins coming through!

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  • GM

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #27

    aye true Micky toon , but the situation has changed a bit since he made those comments

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  • beyethegreat

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #28

    IF WE COULD GET HIM I WANT LAUDRUP AS MANAGER

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  • bowburnmag

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #29

    ObaFan2 – neither this regime or the previous one give me any sort of confidence we’ll get someone to run us properly, top-to-bottom. We seem cursed to be a misguided and handicapped beast regardless of who takes control. I look forward to being proved convincingly wide of the mark.

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  • beyethegreat

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #30

    KK IS 16-1 AS NEXT MANAGER

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  • Kash

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #31

    @Faustino – Malaysia and Indonesia are massively populated countries with upto 250m people living there. I came back from my honeymoon in Malaysia, and missed the Chelsea game against them. Football is huge over there, with sponsorship and advertisement.

    I would says its a huge and growing market!

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  • beyethegreat

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #32

    ANT AND DEC AND DAVID CRAIG ARE 1000-1

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  • toon mad tom

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #33

    do you’s think king kev will manage another team? i hope not!!! i don’t think ashley is ever going to sell the club 🙁 i really hope dennis wise f***s off!!!

    TOON TOON

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  • mag in boro

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #34

    after what the whole football world has seen last few days who would want to take the job because most managers are going to want to have say in what players are coming in and out which is obviously the current regime are not going to let happen

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  • Optimist

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #35

    You’re right spyro, he probably never heard of kk. you’re a pathetic hypocrite, criticizing ed for assumptions but making them yourself.

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  • ObaFan2

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #36

    bowburnmag, aye, all we want is to go and support our team week in week out but we have to put up with so much rubbish, other clubs don’t so why should we.

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  • beyethegreat

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #37

    BARTONS BAN IS ANNOUNCED

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  • Flan

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #38

    Why are west ham linked with better managers than us:
    West Ham: Donadoni, Bilic, Mancini
    NUFC: Poyet, Wise, El Tel

    Is it because they see us as a poisoned chalice?

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  • Kash

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #39

    I read in the chronicle that MA wants ZICO. He’s be class!!!

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  • beyethegreat

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #40

    MAG IN BORO A FOREIGN MANAGER WOULDNT REALY BE BOTHERED AS THAT IS HOW THINGS ARE USUALLY DONE THIER

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