Roy Keane, the Sunderland Manager, has been impressed his entire career with Kevin Keegan’s enthusiasm and love of the game of football.
Roy Keane – Sunderland Manager big fan of Keegan
Roy hasn’t said too much about the ridiculous situation that currently exists at Newcastle, but yesterday he did share some of his views, specifically on Kevin Keegan:
“I took Kevin Keegan for what he was and that’s a good bloke who was enthusiastic,” “The bottom line is that no matter what you say about people up round here, the clubs, Boro, Newcastle us, the people love their football, I tell you.”
“That is something to be admired and Kevin Keegan loved his football. The people in this region are passionate about their football and sometimes that leads to frenzied protests or whatever, but it is definitely something that makes it special in this area.”
“He’s a god anyway to Newcastle fans because of his playing career and style of football he brought and rightly so. I know they didn’t win the Premier League but with a bit of luck they probably would have.”
“Kevin Keegan loved his football and has got to be admired. There is a massive doubt over whether he will come back and. I think the game is a lesser game without him, definitely.”
“I cannot second guess what was going on. There has been enough chat about what might have been going on. Up in the North East, it’s always rife with something,”
“If it is not Newcastle, it will be us next. I had it last year when I had certain players out, people ringing me saying they had been in a club the night before. There’s always something being written about or talked about.”
Roy isn’t far off with those views, but the big question for Newcastle fans this morning is whether a Keegan – Ashley settlement is now on the cards, or was last night’s meeting and failure to reach an agreement, the actual parting of the ways.