Kevin Keegan Decision Expected Today


With fresh speculation surrounding Newcastle on the Kevin Keegan front and also whether a sale can be concluded soon to Barry Moat, it doesn’t make life easy for Chris Hughton and the players.

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Kevin Keegan – decision expected today


But this week it has been getting intense with news, now all over the place,  that Kevin Keegan may be awarded £25M in his dispute with the club, and that’s £25M the club doesn’t have right now.

But where that £25M came from in the first place we can only guess – it was like the administration story – it was made up – plain and simple. We’re not absolutely sure of that – just 99% sure.

The news should come out today on just how much the 3 man tribunal looking into the Keegan vs Newcastle United dispute, will award Kevin.

But the history of these tribunals support the employee – Kevin Keegan in the case – 85% of the time.

However some hopefully solid news from the Journal today, that the former Newcastle manager has no intention of financially crippling the club.

This is a story we reported on very early yesterday and it is the backdrop to what Chris Hughton and the Newcastle players have to ignore as they concentrate on beating Ipswich tomorrow, which is the thing that’s really important for the club and the fans.

And the Newcastle fans (and this blog) are only too aware that points and wins in the league are what’s really important this season, probably the only thing that’s important.

That’s why we weren’t too upset at being eliminated from the Carling Cup last Tuesday.

Wouldn’t it be great if we got a new owner in, and that owner talked to the fans regularly, and even laid out the plans and strategy to get Newcastle back to greatness again.

But there we go again – getting carried away with things.

We support Chris and all the players in getting 3 points tomorrow, in a Championship game that is being televised live around the world.

Howay The Lads!!



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23 comments so far

  • batty

    Sep 25, 2009 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #1

    the papers are a joke 25 mill lol

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  • sahota

    Sep 25, 2009 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #2

    This guy has lost all the respect in my eyes if he is going for £25 mil. Don’t he has little bit of sense? I can see him getting around £10 mil but £25 mil . Com’on

    His only motive to come back to our club was to pay off his debut. He was unsuccessful in that. I wish him well and wish that banks seal his academy whatever outcome of this case is. Go away Keegan with £10 mil. Pay your debut and don’t come again to eat us.

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  • lesh

    Sep 25, 2009 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #3

    Thinking out loud:

    The £25m story’s put out as damage(s) limitation for the tribunal’s ears – ie the business will suffer, jobs lost etc.

    A daft scenario – Keegan’s awarded damages and invests it in a football club with which he claims to love?

    Just thinking aloud and Yawn, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  • sahota

    Sep 25, 2009 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #4

    I wish he only gets £9 Mil thats it and then kick him in his AR5e and say to go away and pay his debut. i don’t care anymore about him. MOVE ON Just hope this story about 25 Mil is not true.

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  • Filthy Malcolm

    Sep 25, 2009 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #5

    “This guy has lost all the respect in my eyes if he is going for £25 mil. Don’t he has little bit of sense? I can see him getting around £10 mil but £25 mil . Com’on”

    Are you gullible enough to believe all the propaganda from the red tops which have been instigated by Llambias and Ashleys other friends in the media?

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  • Sav

    Sep 25, 2009 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #6

    Of course its cobblers. Don’t dignify it.
    Hopefully, by this weekend we’ll have some truth, the club can be sold and the liars and scammers can get back to Berkshire.

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  • Jamesthefirst

    Sep 25, 2009 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #7

    It was the Daily Star that reported the £25 million fee. None of the proper papers said it was that high or mentioned administration. No club with a Billionaire owner can go into Administration.

    KK will get about £6-8 million which will prove Ashley and Wise were acting ILLEGALLY against their manager and his contract.

    It’s good that it is being resolved today, because once it is out of the way Moat can conclude his take over.

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  • punk skunk...

    Sep 25, 2009 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #8

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, whatever!..

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

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  • sahota

    Sep 25, 2009 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #9

    @Filthy Malcolm

    No I don’t believe all the propaganda from the red tops which have been instigated by Llambias and Ashleys. But I said if he gets this 25mil it will be really sad and not good on him to ask for £25 mil. £9mil is fine as club broken contract so thats it.

    I hope this news is out of way soon by decision today. And like all fans I hope club is sold next week. Next week which has never come till now.

    Anyway I am looking to make one scarf with ” ENRIQUE The Bull” written on it. Hope I can buy some away tickets to go to some live matches.

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  • frogeordie

    Sep 25, 2009 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #10

    I can get rid of Achats en Ligne in seconds now. If you did that then thanks ed.

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  • frogeordie

    Sep 25, 2009 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #11

    I suppose that when Bobby died we lost one of the few remaining sportsmen who truly loved the game rather than the cash.
    Was it naive of me cos I thought KK another? When someones hero turns out to have feet of clay what a disappointment. Was 4m not enough to salve his foolish pride?
    Whats gonna happen with AS if he becomes manager and fails?

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  • MikeB

    Sep 25, 2009 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #12

    Let’s not get suckered into misdirecting the blame for NUFC’s troubles.

    A “massive payout” will ONLY be awarded by the tribunal if they agree that Keegan was a victim – that the club was wrong in treating him badly.

    The tribunal is looking at all the facts in much more detail than any of us on the outside can. we have to trust them to work out whether Keegan’s claims are valid or not.

    If, after looking at all those claims and counter-claims, the tribunal finds in favour of KK, the blame and whole responsibility for any payout, would rest, not with Keegan, not with the tribunal, but firmly on the shoulders of the man who made the problem in the first place, Mike Ashley!

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  • sirjasontoon

    Sep 25, 2009 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #13

    I hope KK wipes the Floor with fat Mike…Today will prove if anything that Keegan was employed under false pretenses,Not backed by The Board in anyway,Had no control over Transfers or First team affairs and had no option but to head off back to his circus.

    If you had took on a managers role in any sector and someone started getting rid of your staff behind your back you would probably leave as well.

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  • Solaidback

    Sep 25, 2009 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #14

    Well if KK does get £25m & send the club into administration, well then barry Moat will be able to buy us for far less & plough loads of money into building the club up 🙂

    Isn’t that a good thing & I think the way the team are playing we’ll recover the 10 points deducted no problem 🙂

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  • Johno Toon

    Sep 25, 2009 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #15

    25 million is a little steep even for the imagination of a tabloid journo! Maybe its 2.5 million for 4 or 5 years but the jounro thought that wont get me on the back page lets remove the decimil point and put in the buzz word of the month which is administration

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  • sirjasontoon

    Sep 25, 2009 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #16

    Solaidback
    “Isn’t that a good thing & I think the way the team are playing we’ll recover the 10 points deducted no problem ”

    I think we are watching two different teams..the football is shocking right now…creatively plop.

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  • sahota

    Sep 25, 2009 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #17

    next 4-5 games will set the direction for us this season. If we can continue winning habit and win next 3-4 games, we will be there among top 3 by end of season. we should target max points from next few games and play like its ONE game and we need to win that.

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  • Bigbadbob

    Sep 25, 2009 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #18

    Lesh – i think you are spot on there, i was thinking along the same lines that this story has been a cold and calculated feed to the press with the sole intention of influencing the tribunal and its damage limitation at its worst.

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  • Ericles

    Sep 25, 2009 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #19

    Scaremongering. Another media destabilising episode to take away from the importance of the game at Ipswich. Not just the three points but the solemnity of the occasion for Wor Bobby and his recognition for both clubs. A grand game to come I think and neither fans will let the press take that away from us! Howay the lads – and whoever wins it is another day for Bobby!

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  • thompaz

    Sep 25, 2009 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #20

    Don’t Turn on Keegan! Why can’t everyone see that this is propaganda published by Mike Ashley’s Cronies to make the fans and general public turn on Keegan.

    FACT:- There is no way this settlement will send NUFC into Administration.

    FACT:- The settlement figure will be nowhere near 25 Million! (That is actually ridiculous)

    FACT :- Ashley can afford 25 million but he wants to have the choice of not spending it.

    If i was Keegan I would take as much money off “that Fat Cockney W@anker” as possible. He can afford it but chooses not to.
    I’m sure keegan would drop the case if he was certain Ashley would invest his payout in the club, i.e new players etc but it has become blatantly obvious the Wthat fat cockney f*cker” has got no idea how to run a football club and so investment in players is never EVER going to happen so long as “that fat cockney to$$ser” is in charge!!!

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  • hitman

    Sep 25, 2009 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #21

    i think people on here forget that this is what happens when managers leave clubs they sue for the remainder of there contracts,just like the late great sir bobby did when that vile creature FFS sacked him.
    this story is blatantly ashley propaganda.

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  • dave 1961

    Sep 25, 2009 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #22

    why do so many jump to make up their minds even before a decisions made, with all the lies that emanate from St James park these days its best to wait ans see, but i hope a warning is delivered, by the results. and owners take note.

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  • Ericles

    Sep 25, 2009 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #23

    Lovely words thompaz – music to my ears!

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