We have a feeling that Kevin Keegan still harbors some bad feeling towards Mike Ashley and Derek LLambias – and that stems from September of 2008, when players were brought into the club without Kevin’s knowledge, and that led to Kevin leaving the club a week or so later.
Kevin Keegan – when the Newcastle manager in 2008
And Kevin has said he thinks Newcastle will sell some of their best players this summer. and remain a selling club.
This is what the former great Newcastle manager and player said at the Soccerex event in Manchester this week:
“I think that Newcastle are a selling club, and they didn’t give Ba the sort of security he wanted in his deal.” “I think they are going to move players on in the summer, but they will keep Graham Carr and he keeps finding them.”
“I doubt the Geordies will care whose name is on the back of the shirts, just so long as they come and play well and give it their all.”“I know Graham Carr very well and I employed him at Manchester City,”
“He knows the French League and it is a good policy because they get very good quality players in who want to prove themselves in the Premier League.”
“I would hope that like most of you there has been a shift in the outlook on transfer policy and Newcastle will do everything they can to keep their best players.”
“And back Graham Carr and Alan Pardew in investing in the extra players that the squad is clearly short of.”
Whenever we hear Kevin or Alan Shearer talking about transfers, they always talk about investing big money to bring in players – as though the more money that’s spent the better.
But with Graham Carr and the great scouting team we have at the club – there’s not always a need to pay out big money for players – although Newcastle will need to spend some decent money to bring in a new top striker this summer.
We’ll have to wait and see if Kevin is right, but if we can keep our best players at the club, and bring in three purples – which is what’s being rumored is the deal this summer – we’re going to have a top squad next season.
That’s what we are hoping for,
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