The News Of The World is reporting today that Kevin Keegan is set to unveil damming emails from Mike Ashley that will show the former manager’s position was made untenable.
Keegan -walked out on the club he loves?
Keegan’s increasingly bitter Tribunal case started last week and has gone on for a full week now, presumably with no decision yet, with Keegan claiming a massive £10M in compensation.
The club is currently still struggling in the second tier, as a direct result of the Keegan-Ashley-Wise altercation.
And Newcastle are trying to pay a still massive wage bill at the club, never mind not being able to afford new players and having to take players on loan, as best they can.
Ashley in turn is claiming £2M from Keegan for breach of contract.
And of course this is all for the principle of the thing and really has nothing to do with the money – right!
Keegan is reported to be ready to now reveal he has emails that are claimed to blow the Newcastle owner’s case out of the water.
A source told the NOTW:
“There are emails people have never seen. If the truth comes out about what went on, then Ashley and Wise will be decimated.”
“The last thing Kevin wanted to do was walk out but his position was impossible.”
We don’t believe that last sentence too much, since Kevin’s walked out on England, Fulham, Man City and Newcastle the first time, in January 1997, before he walked out last September – so let’s put some reality into this thing.
That’s not an opinion, those are the facts.
The case is being heard by a panel of three experts at a Premier League tribunal. All parties have signed a statement that they will not leak information.
And it also seems that Ashley is determined to win this case and has top lawyers in his corner.
As we said last week, this is all about two people trying to prove themselves right – almost at any cost.
But why bother, since the damage is already done, and Newcastle are the victims, and in the second tier of English football now.
If both of them had thought of the club first last September, Newcastle would still be in the Premier League now – but no – personal egos seemed to have been more important.
We don’t much care who wins this. although it would be better for the club and our promotion chances this season, if Newcastle were to get the better of it.
But we do want this over quickly, because it is again dragging the name of the Newcastle club through the mud.
We hold both parties responsible for the debacle of last season, and what’s being argued about now is to what degree each is responsible.
Nobody gets out of this looking lilly white.
And when will all this ridiculous stuff end?
We need to concentrate on something more important and quickly – like getting promoted for example, and start to think what’s best for the club and not any one single individual.
And the funny thing is that one of the parties involved says he loves the Newcastle club?
Please – don’t insult our intelligence.