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Kevin Keegan Launches Vicious Attack On Mike Ashley

Kevin Keegan has written an autobiography called ‘My Life In Football,’ and he has attacked Newcastle owner Mike Ashley in the book.

There are some quotes today in the Sun from Keegan about the Newcastle owner he worked for in 2008 for only eight months before he walked out in early September of that year.

That was because the Director of Football Dennis Wise had brought in two players he didn’t know were even arriving.

Let’s just say it’s clear Keegan has absolutely no time for Mike Ashley.

Kevin Keegan with Chris Hughton and Terry McDermott – 2008

Here are some comments from Kevin in the Sun today from his autobiography:

“They (Mike Ashley and company) have made a toy out of Newcastle.”

“As much as it pains me to say it, I have no desire to be associated with the place for as long as that continues.”

“I will gladly return when they have gone.”

“I look forward to the day when Newcastle is free of the man who has lurched from one bad decision to another.”

“He’s run an empire of self-harm and handed money and power to people who deserved neither.”

“I don’t want to share my oxygen with these people.”

The two players Dennis Wise had brought in were Spanish striker Xisco and Uruguayan Ignacio Gonzalez on loan – both became disastrous signings for the club.

Comments welcome.

17 comments so far

  • RobLeenio

    Sep 11, 2018 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #1

    Go on Kevin lad, you tell ’em.

    This seems like perfect timing to help keep the Ashley Out campaign in the public glare. A cynic would say the publishers have spotted an opportunity to gain the book maximum publicity.

    Neither of the above is exclusive of the other, I hope the book is successful and it helps us get rid of the chubby one in the longer term.

    Ashley Out!

  • Jib

    Sep 11, 2018 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #2

    Ed may consider that a vicious attack
    but it’s clear he’s had pretty strict legal
    advice about what he should say just to
    cover his arse.

    There’s nothing new or revelatory in his

    Robleenio is correct in saying it’s a bit of
    bandwagon jumping by his publishers –
    good luck to him he could probably do
    with the dosh.

  • Just a fan

    Sep 11, 2018 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #3

    It’s never MAs fault
    I like to read the blogs on here a couple of times a day.The Ashley extremest’s the moderates the ones who want him dead jokingly I hope.What I’m not keen on are the repeating ists.Make your point then say something different.I have to wade through a lot of drivil to find some gems.Well it’s not really drivil it’s just it’s the same stuff over and over ad infinitum.

  • Jib

    Sep 11, 2018 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #4

    I must say reading last nights stuff this
    morning it was nice to see we have a new
    dream team
    We’ve had
    Pardew and Carver
    The Chuckle Brothers (Tuff and Jail)
    Ant and Dec
    now we have
    Geordie 2 and Toon22

    ha ha ha

  • Wayayman

    Sep 11, 2018 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #5

    Jib, do you stand outside take-aways waiting to piss on everyone’s chips?

  • hibbit

    Sep 11, 2018 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #6

    and the terrible twosome Jib and Jane

  • Jib

    Sep 11, 2018 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #7

    Noises from Benton hint at Shelvey and
    Ritchie restored to full fitness
    depending on those on international duty
    returning fit
    I’m going for
    Yedlin Lascelles Fernandez Dummett
    Diamé Shelvey
    Ritchie Muto Kenedy

    The bench will be important
    with Perez Ki Hayden Atsu Murphy Schar Joselu Darlow

  • Jib

    Sep 11, 2018 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #8

    What is good – as the squad gets better

    Rafa is starting to have selection dilemmas

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Sep 11, 2018 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #9

    i’d say keegan was spitting out the dummy if we’d employed a competent director of football with experience and a proven track record, but wise had no qualifications for the job and furthermore was already hated in the north east as well as most other places. ashleys decision making has cost us a lot more than the fact he hasn’t pumped millions into the club. wise charnley carver mcclaren pardew kinnear, sacking hughton. i know ashley didnt have anything to do with mcclaren but he chose the fool that chose the wally.

  • Jib

    Sep 11, 2018 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #10

    The next Mike Williamson
    I find it surprising you didn’t
    mention Llambias

  • bettyswallocks

    Sep 11, 2018 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #11


    @4 ………. Not to mention the blog’s most infamous double acr Jib / Jane.!!

  • RobLeenio

    Sep 11, 2018 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #12

    I missed out on commenting on the Kenedy story yesterday, saying he was looking forward to going back to Chelsea.

    In reality, what else was he supposed to say? “I’ve no intention of ever going back to Chelsea where I’ll never get a game. I intend to force through a move to NUFC and stay working with Rafa, as long as he can sort his contract out and get the club moving forward again.”

    The lad is in a false position where if he talks up the Toon and Rafa too much, he’ll end up burning his bridges to Chelsea where he may need to return if Rafa doesn’t stick around. He’s not daft and we shouldn’t read too much into what he says to a Brazilian newspaper during an international break.

  • hibbit

    Sep 11, 2018 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #13

    that’s an urban myth that Ashley had nothing to do with appointing McClaren nothing goes through the club without his approval

  • Geordie-john

    Sep 11, 2018 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #14

    This is Kevin’s way of backing the campaign to get rid of GREEDY COCK-ney. It’s pity that the likes of KK and Shearer can’t get some sort of consortium together to buy this parasite out. Surely they still enough clout to do this !

  • Toon&oot

    Sep 11, 2018 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #15

    Couldn’t have put it better myself, cheap digs to promote a response. The fact is in relation to the Keegan and Ashley saga there will never be anything new. It came out in the court case that Ashley is a lying deceiptful cancerous Twat!. ASHLEY admitted some of the claims Keegan made at his staged interview. Its old news but it still hurts! Keegans not perfect like Rafa but they love the club, end off.

  • Moonraker15

    Sep 11, 2018 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #16

    Of course KK is recycling old news, but why wouldn’t he if it sells his book?
    Anyway, when the original story broke, at least half of the pundits didn’t believe him as he had a reputation for spitting his dummy out, but now the world and his dog knows what Ashley is like!

  • Munster Mag

    Sep 11, 2018 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #17

    My all time nufc hero. Legend. Love you kev!


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