Memories Of Kevin Keegan At Newcastle

Kevin Keegan will return to Newcastle this weekend.

Kevin Keegan – in his second management reign on Tyneside

Kevin will be in charge of Newcastle one more time,  as the Entertainers will take on a Liverpool old boys side, and the charity game will take place at  Kingston Park this coming Sunday, with a 1:00 pm kick off time.

Kevin seems as surprised as the rest of us with Newcastle’s fine start to the season, and he had this to say to the local Newcastle press corps:

“Long may their good start continue.” “The results for Newcastle have been surprising, but they are doing very well.”

“You’d hope they can continue it.” “They don’t want injuries as they haven’t got a massive squad.”

“If they do avoid them they could finish in and around the top six, which would be an amazing achievement.”

Kevin of course was phenomenally successful in his first reign on Tyneside, with a win percentage close to 55%.

But his second spell at Newcastle was both short and a bit of a disaster, as he quickly found out that Director Of Football Dennis Wise was the one responsible for identifying who would come and who would go as far as the players were concerned.

That was a difficult and rather hopeless position for Kevin to be put in, and he subsequently parted company with Newcastle for a second time in September of 2008, after only 21 game sin charge of Newcastle.

Newcastle sides will always be compared to the side that Kevin built on Tyneside in the 1990s, the famous Entertainers, and current manager Alan Pardew seems to be doing his level best to build an exciting side for the loyal Newcastle fans at the moment, and so far he seems to be doing very well.

For the record here is Kevin’s record at Newcastle in his two spells managing the club.

From     To        G   W   D  L  Win%  
Feb 1992 Jan 1997 251 138 51 62  54.98  
Jan 2008 Sep 2008  21   6  6  9  28.57

Kevin also played for and captained the side from 1982 to 1984, and in the 89 games he played for the Magpies, he scored 49 goals – not too shabby at all!

Comments welcome.

6 comments so far

  • Benton Toon Exile

    Oct 7, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #1

    Top Man!
    I met him on a train from London to Newcastle and he enthused about the toon all the way.
    Just wish they could kiss and make up and find him a role at the club!

  • ende

    Oct 7, 2011 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #2

    I dont think a role for Keegan would be possible. It would be nice though if the board decided to honor Kev’s legacy at the club with some sort of tribute, and a sign that past is past.


    Oct 7, 2011 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #3

    NEWCASTLE Managers
    Kevin Keegan
    Terry Mac

    Pavel Srnicek
    Steve Watson
    Darren Peacock
    Steve Howey
    Brian Kilcline
    John Beresford
    Rob Lee
    Lee Clark
    Ruel Fox
    Paul Bracewell
    Keith Gillespie
    Liam O’Brien
    Alan Shearer
    Les Ferdinand
    Tino Asprilla
    Mark Allison
    Robbie Elliott
    Steve Harmison

    Roy Evans
    Phil Thompson

    Bruce Grobbelar
    Mike Marsh
    Bjorn Kvarne
    Mark Wright
    Jason McAteer
    Steve McManaman
    Gary McAllister
    Patrick Berger
    Don Hutchinson
    Ian Rush
    Michael Thomas
    Neale McDermott


  • Ian Magpie

    Oct 7, 2011 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #4

    The man is a total Legend and I will never forget what he did for our great both as player and as manager!!!

  • BigAl9

    Oct 8, 2011 at 12:49 AM

    Comment #5

    If it wasn`t for Keegan we wouldn`t be what we are. He had an amazing impact first as a player and then persuaded to come of a beach in spain to try and save us from relegation to division 3. And he did it, and the speed he took the club to runners up to Man Utd is phenominal and it`s hard to see a team ever doing that again. A tremendous bloke who always spoke with honesty and passion. Quite possibly the biggest Toon legend of all time.

  • moonraker

    Oct 8, 2011 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #6

    I too wil never forget what he did for our club and the pleasure his team gave me as a player and manager.
    The greatest!!
    We were proud beyond words!


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