We Deserved Win – Roy Keane

Sunderland manager Roy Keane was delighted after his side beat Newcastle at home for the first time since 1980.

Roy Keane – done great job at Sunderland

Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Roy said:

“It is great and I thought we deserved it. I thought we played some good stuff and we should have scored one or two more.”

Djibril Cisse opened the scoring after 20 minutes, before Shola Amoebi leveled the score with a header on 30 minutes and then a terrific Kieran Richardson free-kick after a bad foul by Butt, sealed the victory for the red and whites.

Keane paid tribute to his team’s hard work as the Sunderland manager explained:

“I did remind the players it’s a game of football and if we do the right things and work our socks off we will get our rewards and I thought we did that.”

With the scores level in the second half, Keane introduced Kenwyn Jones in a bold move which he admitted was something of a gamble.

“It’s been a while since we beat Newcastle. Sometimes you have to take a risk to win games.”

“It nearly cost us because we were pretty open at the back,” “It worked out in the end and it’s credit to the players for that.”

The only bad note for the home side was when some trouble brewed up in the stands at the end of the game – and Keane was asked about this:

“We will have to wait and see. Hopefully it won’t take away from what the players achieved today,”

“These things happen. No one wants to see supporters on the football pitch.”

This was thew worst possible result for a Newcastle side who may face yet another relegation fight, but that’s what happens when you lose you manager after two league games.

We have a chance to get things back on track – but all 3 points are needed against WBA on Tuesday night, a draw is just not good enough against this newly promoted side.

Comments welcome.

28 comments so far

  • Hugh Jorgan

    Oct 25, 2008 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #1

    Roy is probably introducing his dog to Kenwynne Jones right now

  • Toon_Ksk

    Oct 25, 2008 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #2

    Terrible. This shouldn’t have happened, but the priority now is to avoid relegation rather than thinking about the defeat.

  • reillers

    Oct 25, 2008 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #3

    In all fairness to the lad, he’s done a great job at Sunderland. Pity we don’t have a player like he was in midfield. It’d solve a lot of problems.
    But Keane has done very well for himself managing at Sunderland and is just getting better and better. Fair play to him.

  • toonoholic

    Oct 25, 2008 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #4

    keanes a sheepshagger

  • Graham

    Oct 25, 2008 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #5

    Totally agree with what the dog loving pikey is saying.

  • Alvin Chan

    Oct 25, 2008 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #6

    Sad, Very Sad.
    I really hope not to see all the Newcastle fans crying at the end of the season because Newcastle are relagated.
    Please can anyone do something to save this giant of the northeast?

  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Oct 25, 2008 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #7

    I’m trying to write something constructive and unbias but i really cant be bothered even thinking about what i want to say.
    Cisse hit the post etc but had owen been on the field, he’d have put away two chances ameobi missed. Certainly the second one where he rounded the defender and blasted over the bar, that would have nestled into the bottom corner.
    No time for “what if’s” or “could have been’s” now though. We’re in trouble, and we need to fight like nobodies business to get out of it. we’ve lost the biggest game of our season and its a horrible pill to swallow. Bouncing back against west brom is the only option.
    Barton and Jonas to start, without a doubt. We need a win bigtime.

  • stan

    Oct 25, 2008 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #8

    toonoholic and graham, you are the reason that the whole of the uk and the rest of the football world think geordies are thick, take it on the chin, you are rubbish at the moment and would give anything to have keane as your manager.just like on the pitch , he’s a bigger man than shearer when it comes to doing the job !!!

  • Nicholas

    Oct 25, 2008 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #9

    Roy is right. We played shit football in a derby match. We were never a real threat. Apart from Shola, I dont see any effort from the lads. How can we not attacking a team which is on level quality with us? Really dissapointed with the team. I still dont understand why N’zogbia didnt play

  • dougnufc

    Oct 25, 2008 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #10

    I am an optimist but I really cant see any achievements this season, the only one I think we could achieve is beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

  • dougnufc

    Oct 25, 2008 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #11

    Look at Hull City, they don’t have any “World Class” players and they are doing so well, I am kinda jealous of them, it shows that a team with players who want to play football and show some heart is a lot better than a bunch of greedy ass slackers.

  • UTD111

    Oct 25, 2008 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #12

    Barton and Guitterez have to start on Tuesday – we looked much more of an attacking outfit when they came on.
    If Owen’s fit, Ameobi should be sent back to sit in the corner with his colouring-in book…..

  • Champion

    Oct 25, 2008 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #13

    I’m praying jonas and barton start in place of butt and geremi. And maybe a start for enrique and move bassong in the middle with coloccini.

  • dougnufc

    Oct 25, 2008 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #14

    This is the best team we can put out for the Tuesday game:


  • Champion

    Oct 25, 2008 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #15

    Anyone know if owen’s going to be fit in time?

  • UTD111

    Oct 25, 2008 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #16

    Kinnera was interviewed after the game and confirmed Owen’s first game can only be Aston Villa……Tuesday will not be possible

  • UTD111

    Oct 25, 2008 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #17

    Kinnear, I mean

  • Mark

    Oct 25, 2008 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #18

    I’d rather n’zog on the wing than duff personally…and maybe switching bassong for taylor and enrique coming in..

  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Oct 25, 2008 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #19

    dougnufc-no problem with admitting jealousy towards hull supporters, i am in the same position. I’m never envious of any of the “top four” because half of their suppoters are gloryhunting, and they’re expected to do well.
    But when you see a team like Hull, just up to the prem, and every week people think it will be the end of the fairytale. fact of the matter is they prove everybody wrong week in week out, and they’re now sitting on 20 points, essentially joint top of the premier league.
    The fact we’ve been failing in whatever we’ve tried for years now, as we currently sit in a relegation position unable to buy a win… does make you feel a little disappointed!


    Oct 25, 2008 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #20


  • Obafan

    Oct 25, 2008 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #21

    Well I’m very sad that I have to admit that Keano is 100% right. They deserved to win the game today. And now let us hope that something happens before the end of the week (selling the club I mean), cause we really need some investment in quality in January.

  • bruTOOOON

    Oct 25, 2008 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #22

    i envy all the team above up ! (they use average players and the important thing is that they get the points)

    if spurs win then we are bottom of the league.

  • skin d

    Oct 25, 2008 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #23

    i have to disagree i dont think they ultimately deserved to win.
    i think it was a close game that could have went either way.
    although they probably did shade the second half.
    our biggest problem is in midfield,and i thought joe should have changed it earlier.

  • ginkoh

    Oct 25, 2008 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #24

    Sad but everyone should to accept ther ‘re better than us this evening.

  • Toon Graeme

    Oct 25, 2008 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #25

    Agree with Roy on todays performance.

    We were rubbish and humble pie tastes sour.

    You could see the pace of the game change when Jonas and Barton came on. Need Zog’s pace today and as for Oba – what planet was he on – oh yeah stamp your feet and moan. Terrible preformance.

    Tuesday we need a 200% improvement – no excuses – shots and goals would be excellent for starters. Colo had a good game and Shay once again saved our bacon – as did the woodwork!

    Out played and out classed and I feel f*****g sick at the thought of saying that the Mackem scum beat us.

    As for the scraps at the end by the fans…. well lets see what happens there.

  • Heavy hitters

    Oct 25, 2008 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #26

    As long as we play the likes of Taylor, Geremi, Butt, Guthrie, Ameobi we will end up fighting relegation !!

  • toonoholic

    Oct 25, 2008 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #27

    stans a sheepshagger too then

  • blob ya dildo

    Oct 26, 2008 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #28



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