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Ginola Supports Keegan’s Newcastle Return



Former Newcastle United left winger David Ginola says that unfinished business could encourage Kevin Keegan to return to Newcastle United.

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David Ginola – supports Keegan return to Newcastle United

Frenchman Ginola, who played for the Tyneside club from 1995-97, supported Keegan when asked about a potential return for Kevin to the Magpies.

Ginola told BBC5 Live this afternoon:

“Why not?” “When I was there, we didn’t achieve what we expected at the time.”

That was the famous 1995-1996 season, when Newcastle had a 12-point lead at Christmas, in the Premier League, but Manchester United still won the title after Newcastle collapsed in too many games on the run-in.

Ginola, who is now 40, continued:

“Kevin Keegan was the main reason I signed for the club. He really brought something special in terms of spirit,”

“He really was the man for the job, especially at Newcastle.”

“I learned a lot about how to respect everybody at the club and I am sure this is why he was so loved and appreciated.”

Kevin is currently running his Soccer Circus in Glasgow and has been linked with a return to management at Newcastle. In fact, this afternoon he was installed as the new favorite in the betting at 6-4 by William Hill’s to take on the management job at Newcastle.

Owner Mike Ashley returns from conducting some business in the Pacific Rim tomorrow, so something new may come out tomorrow.

The sooner Newcastle get a good new manager in, the sooner we can start climbing that league table again, and the quicker the better – on both fronts.

Sunderland are getting a little too close to us right now. 🙁

Comments welcome.


116 comments so far

  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 14, 2008 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #81

    yeas?

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 14, 2008 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #82

    e, i dont think so mate, no more than most.

    I out all day and sometimes night on saturday, and at school every day of the week. Been on the comp alot lately revising for me a-level modulars.

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  • Victor Meldrew

    Jan 14, 2008 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #83

    Wyn. WHo you calling a clever sh*te?

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  • e

    Jan 14, 2008 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #84

    kk its jsut i see your comments more than anymore, no offence or anything.

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  • e

    Jan 14, 2008 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #85

    anyone*

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  • alan olivier

    Jan 14, 2008 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #86

    sorry HAMMY

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 14, 2008 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #87

    Ye i generally keep em short n frequent. Thats why, but in terms of posting time, no more than many others 🙂

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  • Edd Case

    Jan 14, 2008 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #88

    anyone tell me what the name of that ‘up and coming’ new Ronaldinho type player is?

    is it Chakramri? something?

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 14, 2008 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #89

    Chikhaoui mate. I kinda invented the revolution!

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  • Wynn the Leap

    Jan 14, 2008 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #90

    Well spotted victor. Divent apoligise e! There ‘s always someone trying to score points. Hope ‘es got his dinner money for the morra. hahaha

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  • geordiejayne13

    Jan 14, 2008 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #91

    stamford Toon. Keegan did not walk out on the club when the going was tough, as it certainly wasn’t tough on the playing field. It was the board demanding that we sell players like ferdinand that got his goat oh and the fatone and his side kick.

    Keegan I don’t forget what you did or how good you did it. They say we had a bad defence, well I would have that kind of bad defence and finish second and third in the prem anytime

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 14, 2008 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #92

    Wynn, hope your not talking bout me, kinda lost the plot at the moment!

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  • Hammy

    Jan 14, 2008 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #93

    Keegan walked out because the club was being run by money laundering crooks with gangland connections…..

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  • Edd Case

    Jan 14, 2008 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #94

    Tom_Toon // Jan 14, 2008 at 23:15

    Chikhaoui mate. I kinda invented the revolution!

    Cheers Tom, thought it was you.
    How did you find out about him?

    Im bored, wanted to watch some clips on youtube.

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  • Hammy

    Jan 14, 2008 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #95

    Chikhaoui…
    Isn’t that the guy off Voyager?

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 14, 2008 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #96

    his name popped up when he transfered to zurich so i thought id watch him and now it seems most big clubs are tracking him.

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  • alan olivier

    Jan 14, 2008 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #97

    theres gonna be a fight . its kickin off on here id put a fiver on edd case

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  • alan olivier

    Jan 14, 2008 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #98

    i am really joey barton

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  • alan olivier

    Jan 14, 2008 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #99

    tom toon

    the toon are looking for some new scouts you could be the man!

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  • Edd Case

    Jan 14, 2008 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #100

    Just been watching some clips on youtube.

    Perhaps more Zidaneish than Ronaldinho.

    Looks a good player.

    Hey, remember when Keegan bought us Asprilla as a treat?
    Can you just imagine who he’d treat us with if he came back again and this time with more money to spend? Chikhaoui? and the rest!

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  • James

    Jan 14, 2008 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #101

    Quique Flores for the Toon. He will bring the flair of Real Madrid to Newcastle. Best/Most Talented Manager we can get right now.

    We all know Mourinho, Lippi, Hitzfield, Van Gaal would be good managers. But never going to come.

    Flores is 41 and already has an excellent track record from La Liga. Currently looking for a big challenge according to his rep . And yes folks he speaks fluent English.

    Let’s build for the future with the best young coach in Europe, and not look to the past with Keegan.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 14, 2008 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #102

    He looks like that from those videos, but hes more of an Ibrahimovic type, probably gets involved with the midfeld more though.

    His mate at Sahel, Chermiti is looking a good player aswell.

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  • Warwick Hunt

    Jan 14, 2008 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #103

    It seems we didn’t sign that 3rd youngster Tamas Kadar after all, he has went back home after the BS sacking. It may come off later I suppose.
    This brings me to a very valid point about Keegan, I remember him disbanding the reserve team because the FA had stated that a percentage of the reserve fixtures had to be played at the Home grounds. We can’t have that again, football has moved on and we need the Arsenal ethos of trawling the world and not just Geordie land for young talent.

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  • Shearer's the man

    Jan 14, 2008 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #105

    Hey James, Quiqes Flores’ agent wouldn’t be called……. James by any chance?

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 14, 2008 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #106

    Edd, if your gonna watch the african nations cup, Chikhaoui will be playing, look for Chermiti and Nafkha (dunno if hes in the squad though), new wave of tunisian talent, who are looking very good at the moment.

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  • Shearer's the man

    Jan 14, 2008 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #107

    James, does this sound like the sort of guy Mike Ashley had in mind for his Chelsea walloping style of football?

    “Quique Sanchez Flores has officially been sacked as boss of Valencia CF.

    The manager, who took over in 2005, has been under pressure for months from fans and club officials alike.

    Despite his side’s lofty position in La Liga, Sunday night’s 3-0 defeat at Sevilla proved too much for the club hierarchy to bear.

    European football, too, must have played its part, the 2-0 defeat to Rosenborg midweek being perhaps Los Che’s worst continental result in recent years.”

    “With the fans vociferously protesting against Quique’s style of play, and the narrow margins of victory that the team sometimes produced, club president Juan Soler clearly felt that it was time to act.”

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  • Shearer's the man

    Jan 14, 2008 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #108

    I mean, “fans vociferously protesting about his style of play”…. once again another coach who wouldn’t last 5 minutes up here…

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  • Ausgeordie

    Jan 14, 2008 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #109

    lynxie your the reason this club is shit. No respect for other teams and this blind belief that we are amazing. What about leeds? Bet they had a ton of arrogant wankers like you. Mate everyone and every team is a danger to us at the moment. Did you not see the derby games?? We gave up against man u the other night and that shows serious problems with the team and the players we have.

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  • Wynn the Leap

    Jan 15, 2008 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #110

    Streuth! Is this the bloke in the ‘knock knock’ joke?

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  • Shearer's the man

    Jan 15, 2008 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #111

    Hey, Ausgeordie, I think Lynxie was just trying to put a positive spin on a desperate situation. I think we need to keep this forum where we respect everyone’s opinions and not throw incendiary flames around. Apart from James that is! We gotta keep knocking back his incessant Flores chants anyway we can 🙂

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  • Shearer's the man

    Jan 15, 2008 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #112

    Alan Shearer in poll position as Toon Army says no to Kevin Keegan dream ticket:

    from the Times

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/football/premier_league/newcastle/article3187725.ece

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  • Wynn the Leap

    Jan 15, 2008 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #113

    The Times conducted a poll in Newcastle? Why didn’t they go straight to Alan Olver? He could have given them any number of headlines. “A source close to Alan Shearer said ….”

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  • Shearer's the man

    Jan 15, 2008 at 12:29 AM

    Comment #114

    Alan Oliver for Shearer’s number 2. Dream ticket!

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  • Wynn the Leap

    Jan 15, 2008 at 12:29 AM

    Comment #115

    Been a load of serious stuff and load of laughs tonight.

    …. and we are mental and we are mad ….

    Keep the faith till Ed’s next missive.

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  • Leo*

    Jan 15, 2008 at 1:53 AM

    Comment #116

    how unfare is it, he is a great football, and has the best hair around haha… he is worth it

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