Newcastle Must Pay Keegan’s £1.5M Estimated Costs


Newcastle United, as expected, have been ordered to pay all of Kevin Keegan’s costs in his constructive dismissal claim against the Tyneside club.

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Kevin Keegan – wins costs against the club


Keegna was initially awarded £2M in compensation, while his personal costs for fighting the case – estimated at £1.5M – will now also be paid off by Newcastle.

A statement from the tribunal stated:

“We direct that the club should pay all of Mr Keegan’s costs.”

“Moreover, we reject the club’s attempt to rely on the various offers which it made both prior to and during the hearing to settle the claim since none of them involved the club’s acceptance that he had been constructively dismissed and all of them involved a condition of secrecy or confidentiality.”

“We direct that the club should pay Mr Keegan’s costs on an indemnity basis given the manner in which it conducted this litigation: its defence on the primary liability issue was, in our view, wholly without merit and it chose to make entirely unfounded allegations against Mr Keegan.”

That statement further backs the case made by Keegan Keegan and makes our club look terrible and divisive.

The tribunal said finally if the parties cannot agree on costs then they would determine the figure.



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12 comments so far

  • premier

    Oct 21, 2009 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #1

    Aye these Messiah fellas dont come cheap!!

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  • NICK C

    Oct 21, 2009 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #2

    2 Rich men squabble over ££s whilst NUFC slowly dies.

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  • Graeme

    Oct 21, 2009 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #3

    Well, its there in Black and White – Mike Asley is a proven Liar.

    Is it not possible to now have this refered to the FA as evidence that FCB is “NOT a fit and proper person to own a football club”

    Grasping at straws, I know, but, PLEASE just get him out of our club.

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  • p doff

    Oct 21, 2009 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #4

    In honour of KK
    Well done KK, you exposed the schisters for what they are. you gave us excitement as a player and manager, such that it will be the measure for all future players and managers at NUFC.
    My one regret is that you left us the first time, I hope that you now realise that change can only be effected from within, look at the frustrated comments on this blog. The fans have no power, you did.

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  • the holy grail

    Oct 21, 2009 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #5

    Graeme

    Is it not possible to now have this refered to the FA as evidence that FCB is “NOT a fit and proper person to own a football club”

    Grasping at straws, I know, but, PLEASE just get him out of our club

    not being funny mate but he has been trying to get out for past year but no1 has the money to buy it, he cant really do much more than stste a price which is has and even now dropped it but still no1. How could they take it off him he owns it, you could prevent some1 buying and owning it but surley cant take it off him.

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  • the holy grail

    Oct 21, 2009 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #6

    p doff

    You not going to thank him for trying to claim £26mil from your club when it is at rock bottem and would have destroyed our club, his claim was against nufc not ashley.

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  • Mags

    Oct 21, 2009 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #7

    More shame heaped on the club by Ashley. He is despicable – but how do we get rid of him?

    Like a lot of large businesses, I have read that he has certain parts of the club sectioned into different areas, so buying the club for £80m is one thing but if you want the training facilities that is extra £? and if you want the land opposite that is £? etc., etc.

    That, I am sure, is why we are not selling.

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  • big bob

    Oct 21, 2009 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #8

    holy grail
    the club is destroyed already do you not think that keegan wanted 26 mill but he knew he wasnt going to get that you always claim for more then you know your going to get so i dont blame himat all for this
    who owns the club ?? a certain fat tw*T and the owners says he doesnt give a sh*t about the fans he is hiding behind the club as he knows it belongs to the supporters so is in a win win situation

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  • dave 1961

    Oct 21, 2009 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #9

    this award & subsequent statement is about as damning as you can get, it was unanimous, & the tribunal slated the club again, the panel was made up of 2 QC at the height of their profession, in legal terms the decision is as black as it could get.

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  • p doff

    Oct 21, 2009 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #10

    The holy grail
    I was against the exaggerated claim made by KK.
    Give credit where its due KK gave me immense pleasure, excitement and hope during his service with NUFC both as a player and manager. He is still a hero, the courts acting in a fair manner and giving reasonable recompense.
    Wished we had the same anticipation of games and results now as we had then

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  • MacToon

    Oct 21, 2009 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #11

    Good and well done KK for showing up this owner and how he’s lied to us all.

    “its defence on the primary liability issue was, in our view, wholly without merit and it chose to make entirely unfounded allegations against Mr Keegan.”

    What a total ar$3 this owner is.

    KK didn’t do it for the money, he did it to prove to us what a lying owner we have.

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  • Ericles

    Oct 22, 2009 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #12

    The order to pay costs just proves further how incompetent the Ashley regime at NUFC was and still remains. Ashley’s appointment of Keegan was a sop to the fans. The same applied to Shearer. Ashley is just the pits when it comes to slobbering cynicism.

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