Do Newcastle Fans Want Keegan Back?


We have received quite a few e-mails from our readers who say they do not want Kevin Keegan back as manager and that we should move on.

Keegan – do Newcastle fans want him back as manager?

Some of the reasoning we have heard from our readers is that for the second time he has walked out on the club, and the club has suffered badly. And indeed if Kevin comes back it will only be a matter of time before he walks out again, and in the past Kevin has walked at surprising times.

Some other readers want him back because he’s good for the club, good for football and best represents the team Newcastle fans want to see out there representing Newcastle. And of course he’s been successful in the past getting Newcastle high up in the league in the 1990s.

So we don’t know what the truth is.

We are running a poll asking whether you want Keegan back as manager, once the new owners come in.

Please vote (you have one single vote), in the poll to the right, so we can better measure what fans really think.

Thanks.



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373 comments so far

  • dave

    Sep 30, 2008 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #1

    Keegan knows the players, knows the club and would be able to put things in order very quickly.

    A new manager could totally change the club for better or worse. Besides that out of the top managers, who would want the job and who would be able to attract the right type of players.

    Regardless of who we get in, they will have a mamoth task ahead of them. I do have my reservations about Keegan, rightly so, however I don’t believe that there is anyone better qualified to pick the players up and bring the stability that we need. He’s good at building moralle and teams and that is what we need more than anything at the moment.

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  • TOONPIPES

    Sep 30, 2008 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #2

    Been saying this since Dec . . Lost all my love for the man . . Gutted.

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  • Ashton

    Sep 30, 2008 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #3

    ” Do Newcastle fans want him back as manager? ”

    NOOOOO

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  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 30, 2008 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #4

    NO

    Never go back, especially when people like Terim WANT the job.

    My picks would be one of: Terim, Advocaat, Luzembergo.

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  • TOONPIPES

    Sep 30, 2008 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #5

    Terim is the only one who has shown any interest who is of highest level – not sure we cud realistically expect to do better than him

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  • Stardust

    Sep 30, 2008 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #6

    No No No No No No No No No

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  • IrishMan

    Sep 30, 2008 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #7

    Give him a chance with new owners. Most were crying out for him two weeks ago. Short memories…….

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  • Rasko a.k.a Hadji

    Sep 30, 2008 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #8

    No way…..he’s a quiter.Bulent Uygun or Terim is the answer.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 30, 2008 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #9

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  • Gregory

    Sep 30, 2008 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #10

    no thanks
    Because of him, yes, because of him we are in a relegation battle right now. He may ‘ve tought he had reasons to leave, but if you look at the mess now.. he shood’ve just kept going or let the board fire him. Now the only thing that mattered was his ego.. So no thanks!

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  • TOONPIPES

    Sep 30, 2008 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #11

    Dave, he istn very good at building morale when he goes chuffing missing at the first sign of graft

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  • TOONPIPES

    Sep 30, 2008 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #12

    Irishman – not that many were mate . .

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  • Ganiyu

    Sep 30, 2008 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #13

    Hadji-check out comment 110

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  • TOONPIPES

    Sep 30, 2008 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #14

    Gregory welcome to the darkside mate . .

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  • Richard

    Sep 30, 2008 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #15

    KK is a legend and he always will be, I feel his biggest mistake (besides leaving last time) was coming back, he should never have come back, all it has done is tarnished the memories of the good old days.

    I believe that now is the best time to invest our faith in a bright young manager who can give us stability for may years to come and end this revolving door management system we have.

    I think that maybe Joe Kinnear could prove himself to be a brilliant number two with his premiership experience and his experiences of handling unruly players.

    In all honesty, if KK came back then he should come in the capacity of director of football or similar.

    I do feel that we should try and tempt Chris Mort to join the new consortium in a capactity of chairman, he understands the club, he is an honest guy and he did a sterling job when he came in with MA, in all honesty, when MA sent him back to London was when the wheels started to fall off.

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  • Jonthetourist

    Sep 30, 2008 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #16

    Why did KK walk? Cos he was treated with contempt by a bunch of P***ks. Only thing to do.
    His insistence that needed full back cover looks pretty spot on too.

    What you see is what you get with KK. Won’t compromise, not the best tactician in the world. But – inspires players, has a good eye for a purchase, and has built a successful premiership team before for us.

    I think we would be lucky to have him back frankly, and all the names being pulled out of the hat just remind me of when Gullit was appointed. Good story – no substance.

    Jon

    PS Whoever it is, let’s hope it’s soon

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  • Ibanez

    Sep 30, 2008 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #17

    Yeah I would want keegan back he started to bring a bit pride back to the club we started playing decent football again. At the end of the day he only leaves when he has a reason to leave and when he does leave he is not taking compensation e.g Big Fat Sam . If ashley had of backed Keegan instead of wise & co we wouldn’t be in the predicament we are in now.

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  • Rodney Trotter

    Sep 30, 2008 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #18

    YES YES YES Keegan is Newcastle.He is the ONLY person for the job.I am sick of this quitter tag utter bullsh*t.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 30, 2008 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #19

    Keegan = Yorkshire Quitter.

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  • TOONPIPES

    Sep 30, 2008 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #20

    Not many of us have made that comment but I am proud of the fact that since the day he walked I have been on here making this point – taken a reeeet battering but no doubt in my mind

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  • Ferdinand

    Sep 30, 2008 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #21

    I’m not from Nerwcastle, but have been a strong supporter of the Toon for a while. My sense of the Toon army is that they want style and flair and a touch of romantic adventure – and if I’m right, Keegan’s the man. Yes, he walked out before, but this time he was right to. Seems a no-brainer to me.

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  • Ferdinand

    Sep 30, 2008 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #22

    I’m not from Newcastle, but have been a strong supporter of the Toon for a while. My sense of the Toon army is that they want style and flair and a touch of romantic adventure – and if I’m right, Keegan’s the man. Yes, he walked out before, but this time he was right to. Seems a no-brainer to me.

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  • Rodney Trotter

    Sep 30, 2008 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #23

    Tom Toon=Mackem

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  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 30, 2008 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #24

    I recon most of the ‘Yes’ votes are sheep who cant form an opinion by themselves.

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  • TOONPIPES

    Sep 30, 2008 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #25

    Ed think you’ve started a gud un here . . Sadly tom tom I think you right . .

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  • Charlie

    Sep 30, 2008 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #26

    No way no how. They guy is no longer mentally equipped to deal with the whole management game. Motivator and tactician yes but the man in charge never again

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  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 30, 2008 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #27

    Exactly as I thoughts, the majority of comments are ‘no’ comments because:

    1. the ‘yes’ voters cant back themslves up.
    2. they are sheep.

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  • TOONPIPES

    Sep 30, 2008 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #28

    Jonthetourist – think you need to get things in perspective . . Worst case scenario Keegan was being paid 4 mill per year to COACH the toon – in reality he had further reaching responsibilitys . . That is not ‘contempt’ that is a dream job that you get on with

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  • Slam Dunc

    Sep 30, 2008 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #29

    baaa baaa

    yes

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  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 30, 2008 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #30

    Also, what kind of idiot votes, ‘dont know’, i mean seriously, grow a spine!

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  • Rasko a.k.a Hadji

    Sep 30, 2008 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #31

    Which comment Ganiyu??

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  • TOONPIPES

    Sep 30, 2008 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #32

    Would also point out that sir bobby would NEVER have quit like that he would have lopped his arm off for the chance to do what keegan had

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  • Ganiyu

    Sep 30, 2008 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #33

    Yes come.i love his style of play.beautiful style of play beta than manu arsenal or chelsea.bring him in

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  • Toon Chicken

    Sep 30, 2008 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #34

    NOOOOOOOooooooooooooooo……………..!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Slam Dunc

    Sep 30, 2008 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #35

    baa baaa

    I thought we were protesting and boycotting to re-instate Keegan last week.

    baa baaa, it’s confusing being a sheep

    lol

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  • IrishMan

    Sep 30, 2008 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #36

    Toonpipes, Go back and check the blog the days after he went. What about the display on the first game of the season against ManU? Oh ye of short memories. KK as manager. Kinnear as assistant, and Terry Mac on boot polish duty?…

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  • LBToon

    Sep 30, 2008 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #37

    As manager, Keegan’s time is past. A lot of fans are changing their opinion of him now that some time has past. Perhaps he was wrong to walk away.

    One wonders what he will do at the first sign of trouble if he manages again. That is the type of instability that the club cannot afford. Perhaps he would do well as a Football Director or Managing Director.

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  • Rodney Trotter

    Sep 30, 2008 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #38

    I voted yes but I am no sheep.
    KK put NUFC on the map.He knows the players and delivers football and understands the local culture.At this current moment in time he is the only person for the job.He would deffo make us a top 6 team but whether top 4 not sure.Some people here show a lot of dissrespect to a man who made Newcastle the club it is today pre-Ash.

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  • Ganiyu

    Sep 30, 2008 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #39

    Hadji-previous topic

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  • Ever seen a mackem in Milan?

    Sep 30, 2008 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #40

    No i do not want him back. The football we played in the nineties was great and all the rest of it but he didnt win anything then and that was our best chance. We need a new coach, a fresh start so can we move forward and up the league instead of getting worse and worse every season. Up the toon! 🙂

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