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Title: Kevin Keegan is a legend
Post by: pinkeye on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:15:36 PM
Appointed!!

http://www.nufc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10278~1217034,00.html (http://www.nufc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10278~1217034,00.html)

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Breaking News: King Kev To Make Toon Return

KEVIN Keegan is returning to Newcastle United as manager.

More to follow on nufc.co.uk throughout the day.
Title: Re: Keegan
Post by: Lenny on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:16:15 PM
Really?
Title: Re: Keegan
Post by: elbee909 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:16:43 PM
Well, that's that.  Welcome to the 90s. :)
Title: Re: Keegan
Post by: Rocker on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:16:55 PM
 ???
Title: Re: Keegan
Post by: James on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:17:48 PM
Source?
Title: Re: Keegan
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:17:55 PM
Gay thread if its a wind up.
Title: Re: Keegan
Post by: sondre on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:18:02 PM
url?
Title: Re: Keegan
Post by: Unbelievable! on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:18:44 PM
?
Title: Re: Keegan
Post by: Rocker on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:18:49 PM
pinkeyes usually reliable, used to post with me at BFF  :thup:
Title: Re: Keegan
Post by: Filflop1 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:19:02 PM
????
Title: Re: Keegan
Post by: Joey on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:19:13 PM
Seems to be here too.

http://forum.football365.com/index.php?t=msg&th=492456&start=0&
Title: Re: Keegan
Post by: Elma on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:19:24 PM
Appointed!!

Seriously? Link/thread please.....not that I don't believe you you understand.... :)

EDIT:

Thank you...good source!
Title: Re: Keegan
Post by: VegasToon on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:19:39 PM
http://www.nufc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10278~1217034,00.html
Title: Re: Keegan
Post by: STM on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:19:51 PM
Does he have a reps for being a WUM?

Has been txted through to your fun..... tel us something?
Title: Re: Keegan
Post by: pinkeye on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:20:21 PM
I just got a text from the club messaging service saying:

Kevin Keegan is returning to Newcastle United as manager.  More to follow on NUFC.CO.UK
Title: Re: Keegan
Post by: James on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:20:23 PM
Oh my God!
Title: Re: Keegan
Post by: Menace on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:20:25 PM
f*** sake.

f*** SAKE.
Title: Re: Keegan
Post by: johnnypd on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:20:47 PM
jesus christ
Title: Re: Keegan
Post by: Joey on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:20:53 PM
This could all turn out horrible.

Who have they been listening too? :(
Title: Re: Keegan
Post by: EthiGeordie on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:20:54 PM
  Yes!!

   I am happy the messaih is back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Keegan
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:21:13 PM
Bollocks.
Title: Re: Keegan
Post by: mugcheese on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:21:21 PM
he's evens
Title: Re: Keegan
Post by: Christian Hayne on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:21:22 PM
nothing on officail site
Title: Re: Keegan
Post by: exilim on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:21:27 PM
16.01.2008 Breaking News:  King Kev To Make Toon Return
Geordie messiah Keegan to be unveiled as new United manager
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: STM on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:21:29 PM
Dnt believe you.
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: EthiGeordie on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:21:54 PM
   It is good appointment with Ashley Money we will return to the free flowing attacking football.
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: bodson on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:22:01 PM
s****?

Hes past it I think...
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: elbee909 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:22:10 PM
Sentimental.  With an emphasis on mental.

Let's amuse the rest of the league, anyway.
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: exilim on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:22:10 PM
http://www.nufc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10278~1217034,00.html

wtf man
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: johnnypd on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:22:31 PM
i cannot f***ing believe it. stunned. gobsmacked. my jaw his hit the floor. incredible news.
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: ElDiablo on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:22:33 PM
With Shearer?
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:22:50 PM
:(
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: Joey on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:23:01 PM
Welcome to the 90's, i'll be handing out shell suits at 5pm.
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: Guinness on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:23:07 PM
f***, not what I wanted!
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: Unbelievable! on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:23:20 PM
Excellent!
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: Jamie on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:23:24 PM
Not sure what to say  :lol:
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: elbee909 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:23:25 PM
Welcome to the 90's, i'll be handing out shell suits at 5pm.
.

Caaalm down, caaaalm down. 
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: Rocker on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:24:00 PM
KEEEEEEEEEEEEEGAN!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: elbee909 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:24:15 PM
Terry McDermott = happiest man on Tyneside
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: Fugazi on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:24:19 PM
Worried, tbh.

Very worried.
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: ElDiablo on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:24:19 PM
Oh f***ing Keegan. I'd have rathered the vast majority of the people linked to the job.
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: STM on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:24:21 PM
I am absoluely shocked.

This is great but i think its wrong.
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: Nate on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:24:26 PM
:lol:

Cannot believe it.
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: a random player who doesn't even play for us any more on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:24:30 PM
Not sure what to think.
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: fredbob on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:24:36 PM
WHAT THE f***.
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: MiamiMag on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:24:37 PM
Im cautiously excited. This is going to be interesting...
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: Caz on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:24:41 PM
Wasnt really expecting it !
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: Beren on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:24:43 PM
No waaaaay!! *disbelief*
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: Mike on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:24:57 PM
Well that's....

Really?
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: elbee909 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:25:06 PM
Big, big gamble.  Huge.
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: Jamie87 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:25:23 PM
OH MY GOD its true!!! This could either be awesome, or awesomely bad. But surely with money behind him then this has got to be better than the past 3 managers. The Geordie Messiah returns!!!
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: Dragon55544 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:25:28 PM
Im kinda caught in 2 minds with this, Part of me is happy but other other part is dissappointed.

He'll get the full backing of the fans thats for sure, he is a good manager.
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: gazza ladra on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:25:29 PM
Disappointed.
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: Newbie on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:25:40 PM
This is going to be one hell of a ride  :frantic:
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: Atticus on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:25:41 PM
GET THE f*** IN THERE!

WALKING IN A KEEGAN WONDERLAND, THERE'S ONLY ONE KEVIN KEEGAN!

ONE KEVIN KEEGAN!
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: Sparks on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:25:48 PM
bahaha

We truly are crazy!
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: Tom_NUFC on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:25:53 PM
I've been sceptical, but damn it I can't help but be excited. It's down to the last time he was in charge I know, but... it just brings it all flooding back.

I still don't know if it's true. Could that thing on .cock be a fake?
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: Caz on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:25:56 PM
Anyone reckon Shearer will be in as number 2 then?
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: BONTEMPI on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:26:16 PM
GET THE f*** IN!

Really chuffed!
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: Tom_NUFC on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:26:18 PM
Five Live have spoken to NUFC and it is confirmed!
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: Joey on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:26:18 PM
Atleast we're not going to have negative football I guess.
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: Mike on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:26:24 PM
Any role for Shearer in this new/old regime?

And Terry Mac just dumped his box of s*** on the floor of his office.
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: Big Geordie on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:26:28 PM
Wel, Well, Well.
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: ElDiablo on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:26:35 PM
Anyone reckon Shearer will be in as number 2 then?

Really hope so.
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:26:37 PM
Can't f***ing believe it. Backwards step.

What I'd expect of Shepherd tbh.
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: Fugazi on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:26:52 PM
Worried, tbh.

Very worried.

and shocked.
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: johnnypd on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:27:09 PM
i'm laughing my head off in excitement, f***ing mental appointment. this is going to be ....interesting
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: jarralad on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:27:25 PM
Should add a few more thousand onto the attendance of tonights game.
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: BONTEMPI on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:27:34 PM
Had a gut feeling the messiah would return!

Ashleys money! I can't bloody wait
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: sondre on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:27:52 PM
At least we will be attacking again! believe that this just might work! lets, together with ashley and his massive kitty, back him so we can get some silverware up in here!!!
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: oldtype on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:27:59 PM
Very worried but I hope it all turns well.

Don't think I could bear to see another disappointment for King Kev... Or us, for that matter.
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: elbee909 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:28:00 PM
I expect a 150 million warchest for that sort of move.
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: WhatTheFunk? on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:28:00 PM
I have to say, I'm MASSIVELY EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1  :celb:

 I have to say, so am I....and I dont know why!!!

 My head is saying no! But my heart is overcome with joy!
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: johnnypd on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:28:11 PM
any news on his backroom staff?

i'm sure he'll be very busy in the transfer market in the next two weeks, hope he gets a big transfer fund.
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: BONTEMPI on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:28:12 PM
Can't f****** believe it. Backwards step.

What I'd expect of Shepherd tbh.

Well Dave will he be worse than the last 3 managers?
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: STM on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:28:17 PM
Forget what you think about the desicion just take it in and enjoy it.
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: pinkeye on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:28:19 PM
The more I think about it the more delighted I am, "Keegan is our King"

Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: PRL on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:28:27 PM
Look on Betfair - definitely true
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: EthiGeordie on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:28:27 PM
   I wonder what some people want? 11 people vote not satisfayed? those of you might not be happy even if we appoint God.

  KK with lots of money is just what we need and hopefully the place will galvanise itself.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Mcdonald36 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:28:33 PM
I give up on this club.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Dr. Nguyen Van Falk on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:28:39 PM
f*** it, might as well grab the rollercoaster and take a ride instead of moaning.
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: Rocker on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:28:47 PM
Can't f****** believe it. Backwards step.

What I'd expect of Shepherd tbh.

Dave man, don't use common sense, just be HAPPY!


KEVIN KEEGANS BLACK AND WHITE ARMY  :lol:
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: Edd on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:28:51 PM
 :suicide:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: KaotiK on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:28:56 PM
CLASS! :D WOOOOOOOOO
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: eggybread on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:29:04 PM
gutted!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: assyriantoon on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:29:04 PM
Wow. I know its wrong but it feels so right.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: WhatTheFunk? on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:29:06 PM
I give up on this club.

 ok bye
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Lenny on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:29:06 PM
Cautiously excited has to be the best summary iv seen. Im actually shakin a little! cant beleive it!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Mcdonald36 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:29:13 PM
f*** it, might as well grab the rollercoaster

Yeah, that's exactly what we need.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: EthiGeordie on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:29:16 PM
GET THE f*** IN THERE!

WALKING IN A KEEGAN WONDERLAND, THERE'S ONLY ONE KEVIN KEEGAN!

ONE KEVIN KEEGAN!

   Tonight for sure

lalalala
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Jamie87 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:29:31 PM
Give him all the money on tyneside I say!!!
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: exilim on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:29:51 PM
We are truly f***ed and bound to relegate.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: BONTEMPI on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:30:18 PM
This is going to be mad over the next few days!

Keegan must really have the hunger back!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: jarralad on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:30:32 PM
Sent shivers down my spine when i first heard it.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Joey on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:30:39 PM
I don't know if i'm happy or not, I can't help but smile about what we could be in for, but i'm also worried, we're never getting our defence sorted now.


2/1 this becomes the biggest post on N-O for a long while.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Slugsy on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:30:46 PM
This could end in tears
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: James on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:31:11 PM
Live shot of Keegan there.
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: bodson on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:31:14 PM
Heeeey, this will be fun! And we haven´t had fun for a while..
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Tom_NUFC on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:31:19 PM
Jesus..

..I can't stop laughing, but in a cautiously optimistic way :)

I know
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Rocker on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:31:26 PM
Someone get me a teqiula!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Fugazi on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:31:33 PM
Why the f*** are SSN/David Craig going on like EVERY Newcastle supporter is f***ing overjoyed that it's Keegan.

David Craig has just also recalled the famous 5-3 (sic) victory over Man Utd.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: BONTEMPI on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:31:55 PM
I've almost shed a tear! And i'm as hard as f***!
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: sondre on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:32:22 PM
I have to say, I'm MASSIVELY EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1  :celb:

 I have to say, so am I....and I dont know why!!!

 My head is saying no! But my heart is overcome with joy!

haha, so my case as well :celb:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: WhatTheFunk? on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:32:28 PM

 Must say, when he quit the club first time round, I cried bitter tears. Maybe now I can finally forgive him.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: a random player who doesn't even play for us any more on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:32:43 PM
I'm feeling weird, is it good? Is it bad? I honestly don't know.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: EthiGeordie on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:32:49 PM
   We beat Man U 5 -0 the scoreres were Peacock, Ginola, Ferdinand, Shearer, and Albert.

     lalalalalalal
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Fugazi on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:32:50 PM
Why the f*** are SSN/David Craig going on like EVERY Newcastle supporter is f***ing overjoyed that it's Keegan.

David Craig has just also recalled the famous 5-3 (sic) victory over Man Utd.

He's also just called Alan Smith a "cool head", jesus wept!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: midds on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:32:50 PM
Absolutely astonished!  :frantic:

Never thought he'd have anything to do with the club again after the manner of his departure in 97.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Teazy on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:32:57 PM
EIEI E I O up the premier league we go, when we get to europe this is what we'll sing we are Geordies Super Geordies KEEGAN IS OUR KING!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Munkey on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:33:05 PM
never expected it to be Keegan..even after all the rumours...mixed emotions
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: WhatTheFunk? on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:33:05 PM
I've almost shed a tear! And i'm as hard as f***!

 I thought you were a lass!  ???
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Joey on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:33:08 PM
I've almost shed a tear! And i'm as hard as f***!

Cold shower is in order, it's not that exciting :p
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: davidthoris on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:33:17 PM
.... worried.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: robbo_11 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:33:20 PM
That poll the Chronicle did will get a mention in tomorrow paper.

I don't know what to think, part of me wants to see attacking football, but don't want to hear the inevitable "well at least they will see their side lose 4-3 and go home happy". It seems like a short term option until Shearer is ready to take over.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Rocker on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:33:24 PM
I've got a massive cock on.  :lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: BONTEMPI on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:33:43 PM
Absolutely astonished!  :frantic:

Never thought he'd have anything to do with the club again after the manner of his departure in 97.

Yes but I think he was waiting for the day the old board was removed!  And finally it's happened!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: EthiGeordie on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:33:45 PM
Absolutely astonished!  :frantic:

Never thought he'd have anything to do with the club again after the manner of his departure in 97.

    The cancers FFS are not here anymore so we are cured.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: jarralad on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:34:08 PM
Wonder if he`ll be in the dugout tonight?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Dr. Nguyen Van Falk on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:34:10 PM
I'm wanking as I type this!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Baron von Fat on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:34:35 PM
Wow, just wow.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: ElDiablo on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:34:35 PM
I'm feeling weird, is it good? Is it bad? I honestly don't know.

Kinda feel the same way, just with who we've been linked with this is a dissapointment.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: BONTEMPI on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:34:42 PM
I've almost shed a tear! And i'm as hard as f***!

Cold shower is in order, it's not that exciting :p

Yes I was on about my cock!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: George Bailey on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:34:58 PM
Jesus Man...I dont know what to  think....CAN IT WORK CAN IT?? Keegan!!! God almighty Im stunned. :cheesy: :frantic: :clap2: :yikes:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: jarralad on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:35:05 PM
Shearer as his assistant?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Keefaz on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:35:15 PM
Hilarious. Unbelievable appointment.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: johnnypd on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:35:22 PM
I'm feeling weird, is it good? Is it bad? I honestly don't know.

exactly the same. stunned, got both good and bad vibes, literally shaking (tho that might be cos its cold lol).

reckon kick off will be delayed tonight what with the expected rush to pay on the door.

would be mint if he is unveiled before the match.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Karjala on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:36:17 PM
quality
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: The College Dropout on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:36:19 PM
:suicide:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Fugazi on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:36:26 PM
.com has crashed under the strain.

Really don't know what to make of the appointment, there's only 15 days left of the window, not expecting many signings.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: The College Dropout on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:36:28 PM
This could end in tears
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: The College Dropout on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:36:38 PM
.... worried.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: BONTEMPI on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:36:44 PM
So this was the blow my socks off appointment Mort was talking about!

You're not fooking wrong!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Keefaz on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:36:58 PM
We're gonna beat Stoke 10-9.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Rocker on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:37:20 PM
Meh, pissoff man. It's KEEGAN MAN!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Caz on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:37:21 PM
Wonder if he`ll be in the dugout tonight?

I was thinking maybe onto the pitch ?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: colinmk on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:37:32 PM
Whatever happens it should be exciting anyway.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: matta on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:37:35 PM
BRILLIANT.


just brilliant. overjoyed.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: shaun11177 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:37:35 PM
How long for?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: The College Dropout on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:37:48 PM
f*** it.... C'MON KING KEV!!!!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Dave Man on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:38:00 PM
Fantastic! proper football is back!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Keefaz on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:38:26 PM
f*** it.... C'MON KING KEV!!!!

:lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: eggybread on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:38:34 PM
.com has crashed under the strain.

Really don't know what to make of the appointment, there's only 15 days left of the window, not expecting many signings.

watched an interview a while back were keegan said he hadnt watched a game in two years, wont have the foggiest idea were to start
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: MagicNumber9 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:38:38 PM
This is crazy... I dont know what to think!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Karjala on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:38:43 PM
Hope EVERYONE gets behind him. I'm excited as owt now, Keegan will bring back the passion, and won't put up with the crap weve seen from Allardyce et al.

Ashley knows the good old days, and will throw the cheque book at him

TOON, TOON, BLACK N WHITE ARMY!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Atticus on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:39:11 PM
So this was the blow my socks off appointment Mort was talking about!

You're not fooking wrong!

My socks have shot through the floor and killed the two Chinese children who live below me.

I have to say, it was worth it.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: BillyRay Valentine on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:39:17 PM
f*** IT....LETS ROCK!!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Beren on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:39:21 PM
OMG. Incredible appointment.

This could be the best comeback in sporting history. Such an emotional club, such an emotional man. This is unreeeeeal.

Potential to be one of the worst comebacks, but ballistics aside, what a momentous day in the history of our club. Everyone has to be excited, even if it's nervous excitement. The buzz is back on the Tyne in every home. :razz:

*sparta voice*

This ... is.... KEEEEEGAN!!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: EthiGeordie on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:39:45 PM
   The last time I was excited like this......  emm may be when we sign Shearer.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: DavB93 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:40:13 PM
COME ON, just need Shearer as Assistant now.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Rocker on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:40:23 PM
KEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAN!



f***ing hell man  :lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: BONTEMPI on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:40:24 PM
So this was the blow my socks off appointment Mort was talking about!

You're not fooking wrong!

My socks have shot through the floor and killed the two Chinese children who live below me.

I have to say, it was worth it.

LOL

Lets just hope somone takes them away!

I know that's p*ss poor
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Gash? on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:40:51 PM
Cant wait for him to get riled for post match interviews again!
Good man, should realyl motivate the players and bring the success that everyone in Newcastle craves, and most importantly, deserves

Im just p*ssed off you have a good chance of beating us at the Grove when u get past stoke now!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: jarralad on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:41:02 PM
Any news on a press conference?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Chase on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:41:05 PM
I've no idea what to think about this.

He's been our most successful manager in recent history so why not give him another go.

My main concern is we're trying ignite old flames, is like dating an ex when you know its doomed to fail.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: KaKa on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:41:31 PM
Well I was hoping for someone young, fresh and sexy, but judging byt he excitement it seems the right move.

If the whole city is going to be as excited as people on here are then it could be pretty awesome. I hope Shearer joins him as I think it would be a good balance of personalities.

One things for sure, he will get a lot of money. More than anyone else who has been linked and that is pretty important.

And in closing I would like to quote Alan Oliver "I understand no appointment will be made before Saturday"  :iamatwat:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: BONTEMPI on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:41:40 PM
Guess Terry Mac's just signed that cheque for the new speedboat he'd put on hold!
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: Nobby on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:41:43 PM
I have to say, I'm MASSIVELY EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1  :celb:

same!!!!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Keefaz on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:41:43 PM
My socks have shot off and tried to strangle a dog that was having a s*** outside.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:41:44 PM
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/nufc/newcastle-united-news/


Chronicle still running with Houllier :lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: fredbob on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:42:26 PM
Truly gutted to be honest, not necessary for the reason  that this could be a failure as an appointment but more that theres no ambition there, its purely sentimentel.

Shepherd all over again, not happy to be honest, has he got the ability to get us near the top again?

Thought we had the manager we were after in the bag, Deschamps, Houllier the possiblities were truly endless. Keegan is a big step backwards, he's been out of football for 3 years. Football changes every year.

Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Elan on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:42:43 PM
http://www.readytogo.net/smb/showthread.php?s=7320bc8d522a9698ca37e0061f7afd14&t=303534 (http://www.readytogo.net/smb/showthread.php?s=7320bc8d522a9698ca37e0061f7afd14&t=303534)

taste the bitterness  :celb: ;D ;D
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Theregulars on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:42:54 PM
This is just complete proof that our club has literally gone nowhere since he last left us. We've basically just accepted that the running, management and playing style have not improved one iota and instead of looking for an appropriate solution, nostalgia had led us to this insane appointment. If they wanted us to stop  being a joke club (one can only hope), they can forget that now. I'm not going to lie that I am cheerful as I love the man but every bit of common sense and proper judgement stands against this. It only happens at Newcastle United. At least everyone might actually be happy and excited again...

My main concern is the players he had then were awesome, what we have now is tat by comparison. I can't see Viduka doing a Sir Les, Duff doing a Ginola, Barton doing a Rob Lee... I could go on all day. Oh well, at least if it goes to s*** they can genuinely say they listened to the fans and gave us what a lot of people wanted. WWAAAHHHHH!!!!!!!! KKKEEEEEGGGGAAANN!!!!!!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: tyzer on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:42:56 PM
sky news website says shearer will be along side him.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Jamie87 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:43:06 PM
Is he gonna fly onto the pitch in a roflcopter???
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Ally on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:43:53 PM
f*** A DUCK
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: ChezGiven on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:43:54 PM
Underwhelmed to f***.

Missed opportunity but it should at least be a laugh and if it raises the spirits of the crowd then that should be a good thing. Am disappointed in the professionalism of the board though as i thought they'd get someone more forward looking.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: thewellander on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:44:20 PM
I've no idea what to think about this.

He's been our most successful manager in recent history so why not give him another go.

My main concern is we're trying ignite old flames, is like dating an ex when you know its doomed to fail.

I dated my ex once and now we're married. Go Keegan!  ;D EDIT: And her initials are "KK"...coincidence?...well, yes.

I honestly don't know what to make of this. I'm just going to support the decision and keep supporting my club. Let's hope he has the time to rebuild this team.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Elephant on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:44:36 PM
Hopefully only on short-term contract.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: ChickenKiev on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:44:41 PM
Why do I already feel the glory days are back?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: EthiGeordie on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:44:46 PM
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/nufc/newcastle-united-news/
  Chornichel is crazy...

   We have to build the postive athmosphear starting here guys lets be postive lets not judge. At least we will attack we don't sit back don't you think this is awesome by it self.

Chronicle still running with Houllier :lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Dr Spectrum on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:44:51 PM
Staggered.

Man who left City was a man who had fallen out of love with the game.

I don't know what has happened to light that fire again.

I can only imagine he has been promised megabucks. :weep:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Jungle Barry on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:45:00 PM
Michael Owen will be gutted
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Pip on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:45:09 PM
:lol:

Before this forum crashes, I have to say I'm very excited. And nervous. But definitely excited, definitely giddy.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Dogmatix on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:45:23 PM
Another chance gone begging.
Totally underwhelmed
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: PRL on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:45:31 PM
Yep, f*** it, might not have been my first choice but by no means my last (bye bye Messrs Houllier and Redknapp), lets just enjoy the ride - Ashley and Mort must have promised him a fecking wedge, lets hope he steals Diarra before he signs for Portsmouth.

Bit confused about the youth team stuff that Mort said though… Maybe Shearer could work on that, imagine how much that would inspire any kid coming through the ranks…
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Caz on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:45:40 PM
SSN loving the clip of Keegan and Shearer running in training !
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: hallihg on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:45:44 PM
This might turn out to be a bad comeback, but f*** it

this is awesome!! :celb: :celb:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Christian Hayne on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:45:52 PM
SSN say Keegan not at the match tonight
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Teasy on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:45:53 PM
I really don't know what to think.  I prefer Keegan over any of the other possible British managers.  But I really thought someone like Deschamps, who obviously wanted the job, was the way to go.  Not only would he be an exciting up and coming manager, but also the rest of the country wouldn't laugh there arses off at the appointment like they will with Keegan.  Obviously in the end what matters is how well he does, not what some tit fan of another club thinks, or the media.  But it just would have been nice, and a sign of a real change IMO, if we'd gone for someone like Deschamps.  This appointment is very much a Shepherd kind of thing, reactionary and emotional.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: James on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:46:00 PM
I'm speechless to be honest.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Atticus on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:46:04 PM
Underwhelmed to f***.

Missed opportunity but it should at least be a laugh and if it raises the spirits of the crowd then that should be a good thing. Am disappointed in the professionalism of the board though as i thought they'd get someone more forward looking.

I'm telling myself they'll do what John Hall and Special K did first time round, then f***ing continue on from there without the PLC/Dalglish s****.

It's like starting over again Premiership wise, but surely that isn't SUCH a negative thing?

f*** me, I've just booked my train tickets for the weekend now, I said to my brother last week "if Keegan gets appointed then I'll come back for the Bolton game"... f***ing fantastic!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Jamie on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:46:12 PM
Staggered.

Man who left City was a man who had fallen out of love with the game.

I don't know what has happened to light that fire again.

I can only imagine he has been promised megabucks. :weep:
This is Newcastle mate  O0
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Oakie Doke on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:46:22 PM
Another chance gone begging.
Totally underwhelmed
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Urban Fox on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:46:32 PM
Who else would you let spend £30million of your money in the January window?

I bet the players are excited - they kicked off about being asked to play negative and boring footy - they can only complain about having to score 5 if the opposition score 4 now...
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: marko1892 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:46:37 PM
poor appointment i agree with the post above this is more of a sentimental appointment, either that or mort truely realised when he sacked sam there was nobody really he could get. And lets be honest he's not even the first choice. That was Redknapp
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: The College Dropout on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:46:46 PM
My main concern is we're trying ignite old flames, is like dating an ex when you know its doomed to fail.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: The College Dropout on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:47:00 PM
Truly gutted to be honest, not necessary for the reason  that this could be a failure as an appointment but more that theres no ambition there, its purely sentimentel.

Shepherd all over again, not happy to be honest, has he got the ability to get us near the top again?

Thought we had the manager we were after in the bag, Deschamps, Houllier the possiblities were truly endless. Keegan is a big step backwards, he's been out of football for 3 years. Football changes every year.


Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: The College Dropout on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:47:05 PM
This is just complete proof that our club has literally gone nowhere since he last left us. We've basically just accepted that the running, management and playing style have not improved one iota and instead of looking for an appropriate solution, nostalgia had led us to this insane appointment. If they wanted us to stop  being a joke club (one can only hope), they can forget that now. I'm not going to lie that I am cheerful as I love the man but every bit of common sense and proper judgement stands against this. It only happens at Newcastle United. At least everyone might actually be happy and excited again...

My main concern is the players he had then were awesome, what we have now is tat by comparison. I can't see Viduka doing a Sir Les, Duff doing a Ginola, Barton doing a Rob Lee... I could go on all day. Oh well, at least if it goes to s*** they can genuinely say they listened to the fans and gave us what a lot of people wanted. WWAAAHHHHH!!!!!!!! KKKEEEEEGGGGAAANN!!!!!!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: AyeDubbleYoo on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:47:20 PM
Hmm, head says it may not be the best option, does he know any players etc now?

But can't help but be excited!!!! Really hope we get Shearer in as assistant... if we're going to be the laughing stock of the league we may as well do it properly!

Pleased...
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Fugazi on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:47:29 PM
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Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Ronaldo on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:47:32 PM
there were no outstanding genuine candidates but he was the one i wanted the most, very good news
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Rocker on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:48:03 PM
This is just complete proof that our club has literally gone nowhere since he last left us. We've basically just accepted that the running, management and playing style have not improved one iota and instead of looking for an appropriate solution, nostalgia had led us to this insane appointment. If they wanted us to stop  being a joke club (one can only hope), they can forget that now. I'm not going to lie that I am cheerful as I love the man but every bit of common sense and proper judgement stands against this. It only happens at Newcastle United. At least everyone might actually be happy and excited again...

My main concern is the players he had then were awesome, what we have now is tat by comparison. I can't see Viduka doing a Sir Les, Duff doing a Ginola, Barton doing a Rob Lee... I could go on all day. Oh well, at least if it goes to s*** they can genuinely say they listened to the fans and gave us what a lot of people wanted. WWAAAHHHHH!!!!!!!! KKKEEEEEGGGGAAANN!!!!!!

WWAAAHHHHH!!!!!!!! KKKEEEEEGGGGAAANN!!!!!! WWAAAHHHHH!!!!!!!! KKKEEEEEGGGGAAANN!!!!!! WWAAAHHHHH!!!!!!!! KKKEEEEEGGGGAAANN!!!!!!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: hoppaz on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:48:12 PM
I just want the brown ale badge back on the shirt!

Good move tbh... love his style of fottball watched it at man city and fulham played good attacking football.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Geordiecunny on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:48:20 PM
Underwhelmed to f***.

Missed opportunity but it should at least be a laugh and if it raises the spirits of the crowd then that should be a good thing. Am disappointed in the professionalism of the board though as i thought they'd get someone more forward looking.
oh bugger off. KEEEEEEEEEEGAN
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Dr Venkman on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:48:22 PM
just to add to this, my dads just come in from town and was talking to beardsley today, apparently peter said 'the only thing that would make him say no to the job would be if they didnt offer him enough money to spend'

tell my i'm making it up if you like but it was said and just wanted to share
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Dinho lad on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:48:41 PM
not really sure what to think! In shock at the moment.....

Part of me feels excited and part of me feels worried.

Anyway, welcome back Keegan!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Slugsy on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:48:50 PM
I hope he brings in a good No.2 and gets rid of the crap...McDermott, Pearson, Smith etc

It a big challenge, after failing at Man City and England, I hope he can rise to it? :undecided:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Pip on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:49:23 PM
Why hasn't the forum crashed yet? :lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Skirge on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:49:30 PM
VIVA LA REVOLUTION!!  :smitten: :smitten: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Geordie Boot Boy on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:49:36 PM
Our second chance to put right what once went wrong.

Pleased with the appointment in a very nervous kind of way.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Alex66 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:49:45 PM
Great well win f*** all but itll be a class winning f*** all journey
Odd irony I was wearing me 80's retro Keegan era shirt yesterday
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Rocker on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:49:54 PM
I hope he brings in a good No.2 and gets rid of the crap...McDermott, Pearson, Smith etc

It a big challenge, after failing at Man City and England, I hope he can rise to it? :undecided:

Didn't fail with City, for f***s sake.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Carlito on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:50:07 PM
Kiss my face!

Terry Mac will be breaking out the old tash and perm combo out of his sock drawer as we speak  :lol:

 :clap2: KEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEGAN!!  :frantic:  :celb:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Shearergol on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:50:14 PM
Just a shame he's not on speaking terms with Shearer at the moment, so no chance of getting him back as a coach.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: BONTEMPI on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:50:53 PM
The atmosphere tonight is going to be frenzied as f***!

If that doesn't lift the team to perform then nothing can
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Sargey on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:50:57 PM
f*** A DUCK

+1
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Felling Mag on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:51:39 PM
I had higher expectations, but i will support him regardless.

Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Slugsy on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:51:47 PM
I hope he brings in a good No.2 and gets rid of the crap...McDermott, Pearson, Smith etc

It a big challenge, after failing at Man City and England, I hope he can rise to it? :undecided:

Didn't fail with City, for f***s sake.

Exactly how was that a success in terms of the premiership?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: tobiazvanderziaz on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:51:55 PM
Could be an exciting time we are meeting :)

150 satisfied vs. 45 gutted so far on this forum is better than most candidates to the job I think ;)
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Teasy on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:52:02 PM

My main concern is the players he had then were awesome, what we have now is tat by comparison. I can't see Viduka doing a Sir Les, Duff doing a Ginola, Barton doing a Rob Lee... I could go on all day. Oh well, at least if it goes to s*** they can genuinely say they listened to the fans and gave us what a lot of people wanted. WWAAAHHHHH!!!!!!!! KKKEEEEEGGGGAAANN!!!!!!

He bought those players though..  When he actually came in as manager our playing staff was far from awesome.  The likes of Viduka are more likely to do one then do any of Les, Ginola or Rob Lee :)
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Skirge on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:52:13 PM
Will deffo be a full hoos tonight now like, SSN saying Keegan won't be at the match but still the place will be humping tonight!!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: HawK on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:53:00 PM
Why hasn't the forum crashed yet? :lol:
I just got an SMF error :)
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Skeletor on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:53:03 PM
Dang I come back from an exam to this. Not sure what to make of it. Hopefully like old times? Yay? I dunno.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: chicago_shearer on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:53:11 PM
The madness.

I'm off to listen to some Oasis and get back in the spirit of things. 
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: jarralad on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:53:24 PM
Saturdays match is live on setanta,gonna be great watching his first game back in charge.

Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Keefaz on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:53:37 PM
I'm scared, tbh. This might kill Keegan.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: clownhat on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:54:02 PM
not 100% convinced but it would be nice just to get half as much excitement as he offered before back
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Sparks on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:54:31 PM
Why hasn't the forum crashed yet? :lol:
I just got an SMF error :)

Record number of users online.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: davidthoris on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:54:32 PM
What kind of signings can be expected with in 2 weeks from a manager that hasn't been in the game for 3 years.. surely he hasn't been scouting players the whole time.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Theregulars on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:54:34 PM
Also, I work at the England Cricket Board and I know these "I spoke tot hings" are useless, but for what  it's worth we all just rang Steve Harmison (most people to laugh at him, me to speak to him) and he's spoken to Shearer and thinks that Shearer is going to come in with him. He may just be talking complete knackers but they are quite close apparently.

I think Beardsley will be promoted into the management structure, and maybe we'll bring Rob Lee back. Hell, let's see if we can get Darren Peacock involved for the f*** of it.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Mcdonald36 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:54:41 PM
This is an appointment to appease the fans not to move the club forward. That's why owners should stay the f*** out of the crowd.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: farfrompuken on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:54:52 PM
HOLY s***!!!

Massive, massive gamble!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: jarralad on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:54:52 PM
Just had my email read out on setanta news:

I`m not sure how good he is going to do second time around but when i heard he`s been made manager it sent a shiver down my spine.
 
We are in for one hell of a rollercoaster ride!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: magorific on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:55:08 PM
I hope he brings in a good No.2 and gets rid of the crap...McDermott, Pearson, Smith etc

It a big challenge, after failing at Man City and England, I hope he can rise to it? :undecided:

Chris Coleman has just resigned at Real Sociedad and was KK's captain at Fulham.......






Nah, it's gotta to be Shearer as No 2
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Dinho lad on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:55:18 PM
Just a shame he's not on speaking terms with Shearer at the moment, so no chance of getting him back as a coach.

shearere said they haven't spoken for a long time.....he didn't say we're not speaking anymore!
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Post by: mugcheese on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:55:31 PM
2 points. 1: McDermott is the luckiest man alive. 2: He's worked with Barton before, gave him his debut and kept him at Man City.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: johnnypd on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:55:42 PM
keegan took 8 years out playing golf in spain before he came to us. he left england to play in unfashionable hamburg, he took a year and half out to recharge his batteries before joining lowly, eccentric fulham. and most recently he's took almost 3 years out running a football coaching school/attraction. he's always been someone who goes away and does his own thing but comes back. his major strength was always man management but since the england debacle his love of the game waned and he couldn't transmit his fervour to the players. if he has the hunger back i think he can be a success, the press conference i feel will be telling.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Flip on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:56:03 PM
This is great for the club, (hopefully). I have couple of doubts of who he can bring in to the club, but he did manage with Shearer, and at least we will be getting our offensive football back. I dont htink hes going to improve the team alot but we will be all out attack and when we win we win with big scores like 3-2, 4-3, 5-3. (hopefully once again)
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: wyn davies on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:56:19 PM
not always to good to return back to the same job, may give the younger supporters a chance to see how we once were,how long before Sky jump on the Bandwagon. Wonder if Shearer will be 2IC.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Shearergol on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:56:49 PM
Just a shame he's not on speaking terms with Shearer at the moment, so no chance of getting him back as a coach.

shearere said they haven't spoken for a long time.....he didn't say we're not speaking anymore!

I'm not basing it on that. I'm basing it on something else I've heard. They're certainly not on the best of terms.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Beren on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:56:53 PM
The madness.

I'm off to listen to some Oasis and get back in the spirit of things. 

:lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Mcdonald36 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:57:13 PM
This is great for the club, (hopefully). I have couple of doubts of who he can bring in to the club, but he did manage with Shearer, and at least we will be getting our offensive football back. I dont htink hes going to improve the team alot but we will be all out attack and when we win we win with big scores like 3-2, 4-3, 5-3. (hopefully once again)

Give me strength.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: EthiGeordie on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:57:27 PM
   No tactics no we need to keep clean s*** crap just go out and play attacking football. we will have fun Thanks Mick Ashley to make this happen.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Dr Venkman on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:57:48 PM
I hope he brings in a good No.2 and gets rid of the crap...McDermott, Pearson, Smith etc

It a big challenge, after failing at Man City and England, I hope he can rise to it? :undecided:

Chris Coleman has just resigned at Real Sociedad and was KK's captain at Fulham.......






Nah, it's gotta to be Shearer as No 2

shearer and kk dont speak
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Li3nZ on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:57:56 PM
Fantastic!!!!! This place is going nuts!!!! Everyone playing BBC news on their screen.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: SHEARDUFF on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:58:15 PM
Anyone slightly disappointed its not Mclaren?

Mclarens charisma is second to none.  :undecided:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: jarralad on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:58:52 PM
If Shearer and keegan both love nufc as they claim they should get over whatever differences they have to bring back the glory days.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Dokko on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:58:54 PM
Craic is, i din't want it, but i've been in the pub all day drinking a few pints, then i heard this news, i downed 3 double vodka red bulls then flew home to come round here to post this post.

Why? Fuk knows, im just a little bit swept up right now, i feel like i'm a teenager again, i reckon a huge surge for tickets tonight, am considering it myself.

I feel like i've just fell in love with the club again, but have no fuking reason why,.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Slugsy on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:59:01 PM
As I say, he needs a strong No.2 who isn't afraid to say - "your crap, your out" and also has some tactical awareness.

Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: farfrompuken on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:59:03 PM
On a related note, how hasn't the site hasn't crashed yet?!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Karjala on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:59:22 PM
E, I, E, I, E, I, O
Up the Premiership here we go
When we get to Europe
This is What we'll Sing
We are geordies, Super Geordies
KEEGAN is our King!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Power NUFC on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 04:59:42 PM
yes i love it best news of the year so far!!!!.Can´t understand :kasper: how you can be negative today the king is back  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Pip on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:00:51 PM
keegan took 8 years out playing golf in spain before he came to us. he left england to play in unfashionable hamburg, he took a year and half out to recharge his batteries before joining lowly, eccentric fulham. and most recently he's took almost 3 years out running a football coaching school/attraction. he's always been someone who goes away and does his own thing but comes back. his major strength was always man management but since the england debacle his love of the game waned and he couldn't transmit his fervour to the players. if he has the hunger back i think he can be a success, the press conference i feel will be telling.

:thup:

The one thing that he's definitely got going for him is he knows how to spend money. Spent it at Fulham, spent it at Citeh and he spent it very well when he was with us. And if he's given the cash to spend money this time around, I'm pretty sure we'll be alright.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Wullie on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:01:59 PM
I'm f***ing astonished. I had a feeling it was going to happen since his "interview" the other day but I'm still stunned by it.

Going to the match has been a chore for far too long now. This'll put the spark back into the crowd and hopefully the players and that's half the battle won. Sentimental, yes, but this is as excited as I've been for a long time. He's never failed in club football (failed at City, my arse! He did a brilliant job for them) and he knows good players.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: wyn davies on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:01:59 PM
McDermott will keep his job. If nowt else this appointment will boost the club.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Willow on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:02:10 PM
Got butterflies in my stomach!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: James on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:02:24 PM
From the looks of it, Keegan and Mort are in a secret location, and the news was released the second KK had finished signing the N in Keegan.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Shearergol on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:02:53 PM
They've given the fans what they wanted. Now I assume the fans will give him more time than they would have given any other man.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Guinness on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:02:54 PM
Hopefully Shearer will be number 2.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Jamie on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:03:12 PM
Q's at SJP  ;D
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: a random player who doesn't even play for us any more on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:03:41 PM
"Cherry on top of the pie" :lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: alijmitchell on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:03:52 PM
I'm scared, tbh. This might kill Keegan.

f*** keegan, it's gonna kill me!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Shearergol on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:03:58 PM
Howard Kendall. Anyone got stats on his return to Everton as manager?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Jamie on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:04:07 PM
"Cherry on top of the pie" :lol:
mackems.gif
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Rocker on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:04:19 PM
I've just ejaculated all over myself.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Urban Fox on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:04:27 PM
Kev only left in the first place because of the PLC and the interference etc etc

That's all gone

Ashley wants to watch good footy

That's the only footy Keegan knows how to play

The roof will come off tonight if he comes out and waves to the crowd before the game.  We can ONLY get behind him whatever the circumstances and who better to unite everyone?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: mozy on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:04:56 PM
Hopefully Shearer will be number 2.

would be perfect, i was too young to remember much of the first keegan era so hopefully the 2nd will be even more successful!!

best news all week!!!!!!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Keefaz on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:05:05 PM
Received texts from mackem, Spurs and Arsenal supporting mates. All read like this: LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Shearergol on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:05:27 PM
Better than Souness, Roeder and Allardyce. Still not the appointment I wanted. 100% behind him though, and I'll give him more than 6 months to turn us around.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: clownhat on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:05:48 PM
why oh why is some chick talking about some dead guy when there is important news about!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: fredbob on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:06:03 PM
f*** A DUCK

+1

+2
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: johnnypd on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:06:43 PM
f***ing hell, tryuing to get tickets for the bolton match, im buying for 4 other people one of whom, my cousin, hasnt been to a match since keegan was manager first time round.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Pip on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:07:05 PM
Received texts from mackem, Spurs and Arsenal supporting mates. All read like this: LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL.

+1 :lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: clownhat on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:07:15 PM
why oh why is some chick talking about some dead guy when there is important news about!

on 5 live that is
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: SHEARDUFF on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:07:28 PM
Received texts from mackem, Spurs and Arsenal supporting mates. All read like this: LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL.

Mates???

GET OUT!....  :knuppel2:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: ChrisJbarnes on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:07:38 PM
good luck kevin!! hope you can be great again!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Adam^ on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:07:49 PM
It might go horribly wrong, and people have to expect we wont be 12 points clear at the top of the league again, but King Kev is back !!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Baggio on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:08:03 PM
Out of one circus and straight into another, you really couldn't make it up.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Dr Venkman on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:09:03 PM
anyone watching ssn?

is jim smith p*ssed?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Geordie Boot Boy on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:09:05 PM
Received texts from mackem, Spurs and Arsenal supporting mates. All read like this: LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL.

You should be laughing at them for supporting three teams.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Dr Spectrum on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:09:23 PM
Received texts from mackem, Spurs and Arsenal supporting mates. All read like this: LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL.

Thread on mancityfans.net concerning this topic contains zero lols and near universal happiness/support that KK is back in the game (altho some sceptism over whether or not this will be a success).
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Beren on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:09:36 PM
Can't wait for his first interview - I was upset when I heard that Back to the Future IV had been scrapped and Futurama was gone... but this makes everything alright.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: EthiGeordie on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:10:05 PM
   can you guys tell me what people reaction at SSN are?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: LucaAltieri on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:10:28 PM
Ok, it's a gamble. I personally think they're f***ing nuts but whatever... the time for debating is now officially over. Time to get back firmly behind players and manager  :clap:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: fredbob on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:10:56 PM
Oppurtunity to go for on the the brightest managers in the game who has achievd more than keegan ever will inhis first few years of management and we go for Keegan.

Truly gutted, how can anyone justify this appointment?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: thenige on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:11:17 PM
Ok, it's a gamble. I personally think they're f****** nuts but whatever... the time for debating is now officially over. Time to get back firmly behind players and manager  :clap:

Pretty much what he said! HOWAY!!!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Keefaz on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:12:29 PM
Received texts from mackem, Spurs and Arsenal supporting mates. All read like this: LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL.

Thread on mancityfans.net concerning this topic contains zero lols and near universal happiness/support that KK is back in the game (altho some sceptism over whether or not this will be a success).

Really? How did you rate your time with KK?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: alijmitchell on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:12:45 PM
Not sure whether to laugh or cry!!! One part of me says 'what a f***ing disaster, we are the laughing stock of the nation, and keegan lost his bottle years ago' the other part is like 'who gives a f***ing toss what anyone else thinks? This is our club, This is our man, King f***ing Kev! Throw money at him and if were going to go down, lets do it our f***ing way.'. All i've wanted in the past few weeks is a team i can believe in and have pride in. I think Keegan will bring that. Lets Just give him a f***ing wedge and see what happens. Anyone down the pub tonight then?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: SUPERTOON on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:13:01 PM
to be honest not to pleased
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: michaelfoster on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:13:59 PM
ok so Keegans Backroom staff back in the day was

Authur Cox (must be pushing 70 now)
Terry MacDermott (hasnt had a shave since KK left?)
Derek Fazakerly (still at Man City?)
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Caz on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:14:13 PM
   can you guys tell me what people reaction at SSN are?

Had a few people on the phone, Warren Barton, Jim Smith and atm Alan Kennedy . . . who are all pleased he's back.

Emails, they are reading out people saying its great . . . some saying its not good.

People were interviewed outside St James Park, all happy about it.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: The Bonk on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:14:47 PM
I really don't know what to say about this and that's all I have to say about that.  (http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h270/Chargerman2006/Forest20Gump.jpg)
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Hoop Blah on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:15:00 PM
I really don't think you've bought in the best manager you could've done BUT it could turn out to be a master stroke if only because of the positivity it will create.

A lot of football is all about being the right person in the right place at the right time.  Some players, some managers just don't work at some clubs....Keegan will have a better chance of starting some good things rolling for you, at least in the short term

I'm still amazed though

Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: ToonMonty on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:15:04 PM
Oppurtunity to go for on the the brightest managers in the game who has achievd more than keegan ever will inhis first few years of management and we go for Keegan.


Who's that like?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: SUPERTOON on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:15:42 PM
the cues outside st james for tickets are massive
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Unbelievable! on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:16:00 PM
(holds a shitty hand at the WSOP final table) "I'm all in."

Loving it!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Geordie Boot Boy on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:16:02 PM
Can't wait for his first interview - I was upset when I heard that Back to the Future IV had been scrapped and Futurama was gone... but this makes everything alright.

In a way, isn't this a bit like Back to the Future IV?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: The Bonk on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:16:17 PM
Oppurtunity to go for on the the brightest managers in the game who has achievd more than keegan ever will inhis first few years of management and we go for Keegan.


Who's that like?

Terry Venables.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Legacy on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:16:49 PM
I'm baffled at how we end up making a mess of everything, ie getting new managers. All I can hope for is that he can get the team playing again, some decent entertaining matches to make up for the rather boring season we've had so far will ease my concerns slightly but I don't see how this is going to work in the long run.


Is he going to be in charge for tonight?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Chris_R on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:17:11 PM
This could be absolutely fantastic or totally awful.

At least we'll play good football, he should get some money thrown at him from Ashley and there's no real reason why he can't do well. He's never really failed at any of the appointments he's had.

The concerns are that he's had time out of the game and never really thought about investing in the future (Reserves scrapped etc). Plus they do say "Never go back".

But just join me for a moment and think "What if he DOES win something? Just what if?". Imagine the party.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: LFEE on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:17:21 PM
U hear it hear at 11.59 last night...  :parky:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Beren on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:17:35 PM
Can't wait for his first interview - I was upset when I heard that Back to the Future IV had been scrapped and Futurama was gone... but this makes everything alright.

In a way, isn't this a bit like Back to the Future IV?

And Futur-... no, you're right, just BTTF. :)
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: SUPERTOON on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:18:36 PM
is shearer going to be with him
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Shearergol on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:19:14 PM
Does Keegan even know who plays for us now?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: The Bonk on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:19:17 PM
U hear it hear at 11.59 last night...  :parky:

I couldn't sum up your genius any butter better. 
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: toontownman on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:19:33 PM
Wow. what can anyone say utterly insane. we have officially built a wall around newcastle. the world can laugh but we are having a f***ing great party and the rest of the world aint invited. good god knows what hang over we are going to have over the coming weeks. not least when the club wakes up next to keegan.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: helloz on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:20:26 PM
You know what will be really shocking? McClaren...look on the bright side  :celb: Give the man 24 games before we judge him alright!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Geordie Boot Boy on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:21:01 PM
Oppurtunity to go for on the the brightest managers in the game who has achievd more than keegan ever will inhis first few years of management and we go for Keegan.


Who's that like?

Terry Venables.

Nah, I think he meant Graham Taylor.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: SUPERTOON on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:21:18 PM
Cant wait for the game stonight and against Bolton the atmosphere will be electric
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Dr Spectrum on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:21:28 PM
Received texts from mackem, Spurs and Arsenal supporting mates. All read like this: LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL.

Thread on mancityfans.net concerning this topic contains zero lols and near universal happiness/support that KK is back in the game (altho some sceptism over whether or not this will be a success).

Really? How did you rate your time with KK?

Great start (including best season ever in first division) but ultimately too much down the drain (Fees for the likes of Fowler, Macken, Sommeil, etc, as well as contracts for McManaman, Mills) while chasing the dream that led to financial difficulties and a putrid couple of years...nearly got relegated first season at CoMS and a year later with no money and SWP and Anelka gone things got s*** pretty quickly. Could have gone better. Still, can't help but like the bloke.

I think his biggest legacy (apart from the debt...) was the defence he left behind - Dunne and Distin saved our arses majorly in the Pearce era. (The youth policy was a product of Joe Royle's time at the club)
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Oakie Doke on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:21:40 PM
Wow. what can anyone say utterly insane. we have officially built a wall around newcastle. the world can laugh but we are having a f****** great party and the rest of the world aint invited. good god knows what hang over we are going to have over the coming weeks. not least when the club wakes up next to keegan.
sounds quite gay
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Jamie on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:21:48 PM
That Georgy off SSN is stunning like  O0
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Newcastle Fan on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:22:06 PM
Delighted :D
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: junkhead on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:22:12 PM
i don't know what to think.. f*** it, COME ON KEV!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: toontownman on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:22:33 PM
Very gay.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: nufcfan76 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:22:46 PM
No, he will be judged straight away, sadly. These days, people want immediate gratification and results. Simple. But if we bring in Shearer too they will have 48 games...
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Keefaz on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:22:59 PM
That Georgy off SSN is stunning like  O0

She's not, like, but she looks like a right dorty cow.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: DONTOONER on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:23:05 PM
OMG!!! I actually think they made a right choice based on keeping the fans happy!! Only the older fans will remember the type of beautiful footy we played under King Kev!!

But i see this a short appointment maybe 2 to 3 years top. KK as much as i love him he does lose his flare after a period of time. Think it is just his nature.

For the younger fans, i would have also liked a euro manager like mourihno BUT this would ignite the passion of the geordies again. Believe me it wont be the 10 to 20 year kids singing....it would be thier dads or grand dad doing the Jumping....FOR JOY.

Beautiful footy coming back!!Yes!!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Knightrider on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:23:37 PM
Expect heavy spending in the transfer market and to once again aim for the title because KK wouldn't have it any other way.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: SUPERTOON on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:23:46 PM
KEVIN KEEGAN BLACK N WHITE ARMY


i hope shearer comes in with him
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Dr Venkman on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:24:34 PM
Expect heavy spending in the transfer market and to once again aim for the title because KK wouldn't have it any other way.

got this on good authority mate, fact, one might say
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Mags Serbia on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:24:38 PM
our team:

-------------------Given-----------------------

--------------Taylor------------Faye---------

-Milner-----Barton-------N'Zogbia----Duff--

----Martins----Owen----Viduka-----Smith--

Formation: 2-4-4

Sub:Harper,Emre,Carroll,Lua-Lua,Ameobi
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: johnnypd on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:25:13 PM
ticket queue stretching round the block apparently, haven't seen this in over 10 years.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Trailblazer on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:25:29 PM
Good luck to you guys. Keegan is a top guy and a great manager. Good to see him back into the english league.

Chesea fan here
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Shearergol on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:25:32 PM
Expect heavy spending in the transfer market and to once again aim for the title because KK wouldn't have it any other way.

Maybe, but not this month. How the hell would he know who to buy seeing that he's been out of the game for so long? Or is someone going to claim that he's secretly been scouting players?

We'll have to buy big to get us out the Championship anyway.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Geordie Boot Boy on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:25:35 PM
Expect heavy spending in the transfer market and to once again aim for the title because KK wouldn't have it any other way.

Plus, failure's like a disease to Kevin Keegan, one without a cure.   ;)
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: nufcmichael on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:25:46 PM
E-I-E-I-E-I-O Up the Premier League we go
When we get to Europe
This is what we'll sing
We are Geordies, super Geordies
Keegan is our King


 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

I'm pleased!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: jackyboy on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:26:06 PM
I said it would be a mistake for him to come back but now that it's happened I'm thrilled to bits and excited. It would be a dream come true if he could finish the job he started.
For those who think that this is a lousy move by Ashley, just think, he is a business man and appointing Keegan is a commercial masterstroke, the coffers will be swelled to bursting point
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Pip on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:27:14 PM
If we (and Ashley) back him, we'll be alright :thup:

I'm not 'overjoyed' at this appointment, but it is wayyyyyyyyyy better than Souness/Roeder/BS. It might be living in the past, it might all be dreaming and hoping, or it might be an unmitigated disaster, but I'm excited. This is what football and Newcastle Utd are all about!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Legacy on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:27:42 PM
I don't think I've seen this board soo exited in quite some time, maybe even since I first joined.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: elbee909 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:27:46 PM
Expect heavy spending in the transfer market and to once again aim for the title because KK wouldn't have it any other way.

Plus, failure's like a disease to Kevin Keegan, one without a cure.   ;)

;D
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Geordie Boot Boy on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:27:52 PM
It's gonna be a massive boost tonight for the team.  We'll definitely have that twelfth man tonight.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Shearergol on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:28:20 PM
Great commercial decision. The type Freddie used to make.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Pip on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:29:13 PM
We might be challenging for the title again in a couple of years, or it'll all end in tears in a year. But, you know what, the potential for something magical is there and I'm hoping, believing and dreaming about that magic. Howay the lads!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: SUPERTOON on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:29:23 PM
TOON TOON
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Jamie on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:29:38 PM
How s*** was that Joke ?  :lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: SUPERTOON on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:29:44 PM
The King has returned


Long live the King
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Karjala on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:29:58 PM
Who's gonna sleep outside SJP tonight to get tickets for Saturday then?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: robbo_11 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:30:04 PM
That Georgy off SSN is stunning like  O0

She's not, like, but she looks like a right dorty cow.

She's alright  :thup:

An expensive date apparently after the David Craig interview.There is some sexual tension between her and the other presenter  :shifty:.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Inferior Acuña on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:31:44 PM
Could make us a laughing stock but could be brilliant.

I wonder who the hell he'll buy.  Not defenders i expect!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Keefaz on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:31:58 PM
Who's gonna sleep outside SJP tonight to get tickets for Saturday then?

Just buy 'em online, you mentalist.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Carlito on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:31:59 PM
Screw that, she can have a McDonalds and like it ;)

:lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Knightrider on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:32:20 PM
The environment isn't too different now to the one in which KK walked into, mega rich ambitious owner, no PLC, team down on it's luck, fans needed a pick me up. The environment outside of NUFC has changed (football) but are the likes of Spurs, Everton, Blackburn and Villa insurmountable? Roeder took us into the top 7 in a few months doing nothing more than getting the basics right. KK with mega cash and importantly the city buzzing for me = top 6 at least. I'll take that right now.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Atticus on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:32:59 PM
Expect heavy spending in the transfer market and to once again aim for the title because KK wouldn't have it any other way.

Maybe, but not this month. How the hell would he know who to buy seeing that he's been out of the game for so long? Or is someone going to claim that he's secretly been scouting players?

We'll have to buy big to get us out the Championship anyway.

He might go after players he's had already? Wright-Phillips? Those sorts?

He's only been out since 2005, it's not a lifetime. And despite his claims to the contrary I'm sure he's been keeping up with football during his spell away.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: SUPERTOON on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:33:09 PM
the city of newcastle is buzzing
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: elpapi on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:33:22 PM
just don't know what to make of this... they probably released this to get a full house against stoke and bolton  :rolleyes: after bolton, then deschamps will be released! or maybe not... he's got my backing, but i'm more unsure then excited at the moment...
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Keefaz on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:33:59 PM
the city of newcastle is buzzing

Indeed. The whole of Tyneside has exploded.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: alex.lee on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:34:22 PM
Neither happy nor sad, at the moment. Just confused.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: LucaAltieri on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:34:28 PM
The environment isn't too different now to the one in which KK walked into, mega rich ambitious owner, no PLC, team down on it's luck, fans needed a pick me up. The environment outside of NUFC has changed (football) but are the likes of Spurs, Everton, Blackburn and Villa insurmountable? Roeder took us into the top 7 in a few months doing nothing more than getting the basics right. KK with mega cash and importantly the city buzzing for me = top 6 at least. I'll take that right now.

Can't see top 6 happening anytime soon, but top 10 looks possible depending who he brings in.

I think the biggest difference is we'll be AIMING for top 6.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: EthiGeordie on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:35:29 PM
Expect heavy spending in the transfer market and to once again aim for the title because KK wouldn't have it any other way.

 Is that you HTT? Wow  very nice mate.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Karjala on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:35:41 PM
the city of newcastle is buzzing
Exactly, SJP will be absolutely bouncing on Saturday.

Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Jamie on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:36:04 PM
That Georgy off SSN is stunning like  O0

She's not, like, but she looks like a right dorty cow.

She's alright  :thup:

An expensive date apparently after the David Craig interview.There is some sexual tension between her and the other presenter  :shifty:.
Probably because everytime he looks at her he just wants to nob her all over, which you can't blame him for  :laugh:

That deep sexy voice  :smitten:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Karjala on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:36:29 PM
Who's gonna sleep outside SJP tonight to get tickets for Saturday then?

Just buy 'em online, you mentalist.
Jumpers for goalposts and all that.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: newcastle4life on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:37:31 PM
Good news hopefuly now we have a manager with the backing of Board,players and fans and give keegan some time. Hopefully the good days return rather than a disaster and kevin fails.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Shearergol on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:37:37 PM
Expect heavy spending in the transfer market and to once again aim for the title because KK wouldn't have it any other way.

Maybe, but not this month. How the hell would he know who to buy seeing that he's been out of the game for so long? Or is someone going to claim that he's secretly been scouting players?

We'll have to buy big to get us out the Championship anyway.

He might go after players he's had already? Wright-Phillips? Those sorts?

He's only been out since 2005, it's not a lifetime. And despite his claims to the contrary I'm sure he's been keeping up with football during his spell away.

2 or 3 years in the Premiership is a lifetime mate. Owen was good 2 years ago.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Nobby on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:38:27 PM
the city of newcastle is buzzing

Indeed. The whole of Tyneside has exploded.

so has my office in London!
Title: Re: Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - confirmed on .cock
Post by: hakka on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:38:38 PM
Not sure what to think.

same here.

I mean it's an exciting tale to have him back, and with money he could do well, but I really believe that we'd be more likely to get long term success with a good technical foreigh coach over Keegan.

I hope KK proves me wrong though.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Skeletor on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:39:13 PM
So who do you think will be sold from the current squad? And who will be rejuvinated?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: kager on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:39:35 PM
Very excited, almost made me forget that I'm at work
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: clownhat on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:39:44 PM
That Georgy off SSN is stunning like  O0

She's not, like, but she looks like a right dorty cow.

i like dirty chicks... ;)
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Beren on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:39:48 PM
This is Rocky IV.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Atticus on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:39:52 PM
Expect heavy spending in the transfer market and to once again aim for the title because KK wouldn't have it any other way.

Maybe, but not this month. How the hell would he know who to buy seeing that he's been out of the game for so long? Or is someone going to claim that he's secretly been scouting players?

We'll have to buy big to get us out the Championship anyway.

He might go after players he's had already? Wright-Phillips? Those sorts?

He's only been out since 2005, it's not a lifetime. And despite his claims to the contrary I'm sure he's been keeping up with football during his spell away.

2 or 3 years in the Premiership is a lifetime mate. Owen was good 2 years ago.

I'd still expect a name or two to come in, we'll at least put a bid or two about.

I suppose only time will tell. He's bound to have his contacts in the game as well to advise him.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: trotter58 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:40:06 PM
For f**ks sake! Couldn't you have waited until after Saturday?!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Rocker on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:40:13 PM
So who do you think will be sold from the current squad? And who will be rejuvinated?

Emre to be given a new lease of life.  :thup:

N'zogbia too.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: LucaAltieri on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:40:16 PM
Expect heavy spending in the transfer market and to once again aim for the title because KK wouldn't have it any other way.

Maybe, but not this month. How the hell would he know who to buy seeing that he's been out of the game for so long? Or is someone going to claim that he's secretly been scouting players?

We'll have to buy big to get us out the Championship anyway.

He might go after players he's had already? Wright-Phillips? Those sorts?

He's only been out since 2005, it's not a lifetime. And despite his claims to the contrary I'm sure he's been keeping up with football during his spell away.

Sure Allardyce had scouts out and about. If they're still on the payroll he won't be starting from scratch.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Inferior Acuña on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:40:32 PM
So who do you think will be sold from the current squad? And who will be rejuvinated?

Geremi out, Duff rejuvinated
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: SUPERTOON on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:40:37 PM
I cant wait to hear the crowd tonight
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Shearergol on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:40:37 PM
Expect heavy spending in the transfer market and to once again aim for the title because KK wouldn't have it any other way.

Maybe, but not this month. How the hell would he know who to buy seeing that he's been out of the game for so long? Or is someone going to claim that he's secretly been scouting players?

We'll have to buy big to get us out the Championship anyway.

He might go after players he's had already? Wright-Phillips? Those sorts?

He's only been out since 2005, it's not a lifetime. And despite his claims to the contrary I'm sure he's been keeping up with football during his spell away.

2 or 3 years in the Premiership is a lifetime mate. Owen was good 2 years ago.

Eh? On that basis we wouldn't of offered the job to any manager that has not worked in the PL since 2005.

I personally think we shouldn't have offered the job to someone who has walked away from the game for 2 years.

Keegan will want to bring his own players in, so he can't even rely on information from our scouts. We'll buy, and we'll buy big, but not until Summer.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Unbelievable! on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:40:58 PM
It just occurred to me how important the timing aspect has been in having Keegan back exciting us all. How many of us would have been pleased if Keegan had been announced as the new manager immediately after the Allardyce sacking? Not too many I suspect. We've had a close shave of disaster with Redknap turning us down which has lowered our expectations about bringing in a top, top manager and has made people reflect on things and decide that we'd rather take a chance on somebody we love than take a gamble on somebody we don't know that well, like we've done with our last three managers. All in all I don't think Ashley and Mort have handled this very well and I very much doubt this is what they had in mind but I salute them for the boldness of their move; it just might work and if it does the Geordie people will be eternally grateful. If it fails (which is more likely tbh) they will not have lost an awful lot as we will not be much worse of than we are now (presuming we don't go down of course)..
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: NewJerseyMag on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:41:06 PM
the city of newcastle is buzzing
Exactly, SJP will be absolutely bouncing on Saturday.



I think he knows this area, city, club and fans better than anyone out there. In my mind, thats more than half the battle won.

People keep saying the games this and that, its changed. Bollocks..... you know its such a simple game really.

I havent been this happy about the future of NUFC in years. Now to somehow get back to see Special K. 
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: microbar on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:41:43 PM
Great News Now we will play some entertaining football once again when he gets the team he wants come on the toon.
God I feel positive again. :clap2:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Guinness on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:41:58 PM
Despite all of the reservations I have about this and how much I didn't want it to happen I can't take the smile off my face! I can't help but hope he gets us back to the way we were with the backing of Ashley.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Dr. TC on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:43:17 PM
:)?

Dunno how this will go, but probably better than most?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Shearergol on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:43:38 PM
I'll only be happy with this decision once they show they have a transitional plan by giving Shearer the number two job.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Shear Magic on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:43:43 PM
This is a bad appointment, both for the club and for King Kev. He risks his reputation big time... and the club have appointed a manager that is out of touch. They should have bitten Deschamps' hand off when he said he would be interested in the job. Gutted by this. We should stop looking back and look forward... mark my words, it will all end in tears...
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: BlueStar on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:45:06 PM
I was on an early shift today and fell straight in bed, only to be woken up two hours later by a phone call saying "I'm on the metro, is it Keegan?  Just heard from someone it's gonna be Keegan"  Didn't read too much into it because usually about 12 hours after, say, the Houlier story broke then faded this guy would text me saying "Just heard it's gonna be Houlier!"  So I replied "Dunno, heard rumours about him being up here for talks but heard loads of rumours today."  Hung up and saw I had 4 messages.  Uh-oh, Spaghetti O's.

That might partially explain my reaction, which was pretty much this -  ???

Now it could be worse, some of the names I'd heard would have given me a reaction more akin to  :undecided: or  :kasper:

It does reek of a safe, mong-pleasing appointment (maybe a bit like the appointment of Roeder in that respect) and while I'm disappointed  after Houlier and Deschamps have been linked I'm more excited by it than I would be with Hughes or Redknapp.  That said, it does have more of a possibility of going cataclysmically wrong than those two.

f*** it, we've got to get behind him and lets hope we can reignite some of that spark.  It does though feel a lot like we're romantically living the past and it's doomed to disappointment.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: clownhat on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:45:45 PM
This is a bad appointment, both for the club and for King Kev. He risks his reputation big time... and the club have appointed a manager that is out of touch. They should have bitten Deschamps' hand off when he said he would be interested in the job. Gutted by this. We should stop looking back and look forward... mark my words, it will all end in tears...

come on lets be positive mate... who knows but give me just a bit of what we had last time
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: S.S.R. on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:45:46 PM
I'll only be happy with this decision once they show they have a transitional plan by giving Shearer the number two job.

So basically you only want Keegan and Shearer? Why didn't you just say that?

:lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Karjala on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:46:12 PM
Will he be introduced to the crowd tonight and in charge on Saturday?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: James on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:46:24 PM
Keegan has now been added to my sig.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Nobby on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:46:28 PM
(http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/5191/16012008165441pasoccerntu5.jpg)
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: LondonMag on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:46:54 PM
One step back.very dissapointed.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Shearergol on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:47:01 PM
I'll only be happy with this decision once they show they have a transitional plan by giving Shearer the number two job.

So basically you only want Keegan and Shearer? Why didn't you just say that?

:lol:

I didn't want Keegan, and without Shearer I don't think it will work out.

Hardly me backing down is it.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: alijmitchell on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:48:50 PM
This is a bad appointment, both for the club and for King Kev. He risks his reputation big time... and the club have appointed a manager that is out of touch. They should have bitten Deschamps' hand off when he said he would be interested in the job. Gutted by this. We should stop looking back and look forward... mark my words, it will all end in tears...

f***s sake, have you seen the excitement this has generated? Can you see us drawing with f***ing derby at home with the atmosphere sjp will have? Would deschamps have been given the time?
Not to sound too much like anal oliver but we've already done the sensible thing by appointing big sam, we are a club that needs someone to understand us. It's f***ing crack-pot and we probably aren't going to win anything, but it will generate passion and pride like nothing else. And lets face it, passion and pride is all we've got, all we'll ever have.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Fugazi on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:48:55 PM
(http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/5191/16012008165441pasoccerntu5.jpg)

Aye we've probably got a chance of winning Division 1 like.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Harry-Norway on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:49:09 PM
Lets give Kevin all the support he needs
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: |maze| on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:50:39 PM
Brilliant!! Bring in Shearer as ass.man !!! :celb:

...Then go on and sack all those wasteful coaches, and bring in qualified people..

... Run CCleaner on the entire squad, and we are good to go!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Shear Magic on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:51:06 PM
This is a bad appointment, both for the club and for King Kev. He risks his reputation big time... and the club have appointed a manager that is out of touch. They should have bitten Deschamps' hand off when he said he would be interested in the job. Gutted by this. We should stop looking back and look forward... mark my words, it will all end in tears...

come on lets be positive mate... who knows but give me just a bit of what we had last time

As our new manager, I'll support King Kev to the hilt, just think it may have turned out to have been the worst decision he could have ever made.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: James on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:51:13 PM
Lets give Kevin all the support he needs

:thup:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Skeletor on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:51:14 PM
I still don't believe it! I'm half expecting Mort and Ashley to go on SSN and say "Sorry, we were only joking."
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Parky on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:51:23 PM
Expect heavy spending in the transfer market and to once again aim for the title because KK wouldn't have it any other way.

Suddenly my £100m spend thread becomes a reality.


KK is a special kind of person and I respect him for taking this challenge on now. I'm betting he will be mentally stronger this time round. This appointment is clearly a risk what with him being in the football wilderness. On the one hand I'm slighlty dissapointed for the lack of vision...On the other hand this IS A BIG BIG PLAY!

What Ashley is showing with this is that he isn't afraid of raising the stakes. This IS all in!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Emmet on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:51:37 PM
I'll only be happy with this decision once they show they have a transitional plan by giving Shearer the number two job.

Agreed. This has to happen, Shearer has to brought in as number2. Keegan is not the long term answer. I really want him to be the short term answer though. My head is saying this appointment is wrong bu my heart just keeps saying KEEGAN KEEGAN!

This is insane  :frantic:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: SUPERTOON on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:52:16 PM
Othe rthan Deschamps the best manager available to us
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Deep456 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:52:21 PM
My 3rd Choice.

Van Gaal
Hiddink
Keegan.

Good enough for me. :D
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Shearergol on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:52:28 PM
I still don't believe it! I'm half expecting Mort and Ashley to go on SSN and say "Sorry, we were only joking."

Waiting until they sell a few more thousand shirts.


Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Syrette on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:52:48 PM
Shocked tbh.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Darth Toon on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:53:39 PM
COME OOOONNNNN!!!!!!!

WERE BACK!!!!!!!

 :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :clap2:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Syrette on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:54:07 PM
Get the feeling this might just work out though.

Come on the Toon.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: LucaAltieri on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:55:57 PM
Quote
OMG

I'm a pre-keegan fan at last.

 

A liscense to condescend.

 :lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: SUPERTOON on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:57:11 PM
The Beers are in and my revision out the window
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: lovejoy on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 05:58:16 PM
the place will get a hell of a lift now.

here we go
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: assyriantoon on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:00:08 PM
I don't get this 'he risks his reputation' crap tbh. If Keegan fails he will STILL be an NUFC legend unless he gets us relegated or something along those lines. Howard Kendall is still an Everton legend.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: yoshi on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:00:33 PM
Enormous risk for both club and fans. It's really great for morale now that King Kev's back, and I can imagine how the atmosphere is going to lift the team.

Possibly what we really needed right now, but I'll keep my fingers crossed that things stay rosy. Cos if this all turns ugly, then the very last feel-good factor to fall back on as a Newcastle fan--and that's the good old 90s under Keegan--could easily be wiped out as well.

Meanwhile, though, I'd get a few drinks to celebrate the news. :)

Btw, will be field day for the press with headlines like "Return of the King", I guess.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: abcdefg on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:02:13 PM
Anyone else expecting to wake up thinking "that was a peculiar dream"?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Dokko on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:02:20 PM
Sold out within an hour?

Must be a record for a replay FA cup tie.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: johnnypd on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:03:12 PM
Sold out within an hour?

Must be a record for a replay FA cup tie.

that sounds impossible, almost 15,000 tickets gone in an hour?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: johnnypd on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:03:45 PM
keegan on his way to the ground! on his way with mort
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: NufcSteven90 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:03:47 PM
Sold out within an hour?

Must be a record for a replay FA cup tie.

that sounds impossible, almost 15,000 tickets gone in an hour?
Is it sold out like?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Syrette on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:03:55 PM
No surprise to see this news brought the record number of people online on N-O at one time.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Dokko on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:04:38 PM
Sold out within an hour?

Must be a record for a replay FA cup tie.

that sounds impossible, almost 15,000 tickets gone in an hour?
Is it sold out like?

Apparently so.

Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: James on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:04:47 PM
Been confirmed.

Keegan will be landing on the pitch in a hot air balloon at half time.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: robbo_11 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:05:12 PM
Yes, woman reporter has challenged the mongs on TV "hey pack it in now"
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: gazza ladra on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:05:47 PM
Been confirmed.

Keegan will be landing on the pitch in a hot air balloon at half time.
;D
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: abcdefg on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:06:19 PM
Anyone watching NE Tonight?

Jesus p*ssed his pants laughing.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: NoU on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:07:30 PM
First I was  :yikes: then I became a bit :tickedoff: almost thought about :suicide:, but the more I thought about it I was :dontknow:. then I went in here and saw all the  :frantic: and  :smitten: reactions and ended up being  :rolleyes: and  :clap2:.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: robbo_11 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:08:44 PM
Anyone watching NE Tonight?

Jesus p*ssed his pants laughing.

See the fat ginge charv cover the screnn and try to read her notes?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Syrette on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:09:28 PM
The Bolton game his first then I take it?

Any news on press conferences and the like?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Keefaz on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:09:43 PM
That fella with the box of Special K cereal. :lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Beren on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:10:29 PM
The Bolton game his first then I take it?

Any news on press conferences and the like?

Friday midday as usual, I would've thought...
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: abcdefg on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:12:00 PM
First I was  :yikes: then I became a bit :tickedoff: almost thought about :suicide:, but the more I thought about it I was :dontknow:. then I went in here and saw all the  :frantic: and  :smitten: reactions and ended up being  :rolleyes: and  :clap2:.

That's beautiful man.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Keefaz on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:13:43 PM
SSN saying Mort and Keegan are en route to SJP as I type. Hot s***!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: thorin on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:15:19 PM
HAIL KEVIN KEEEEEEEEEEGAAAAN!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: James on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:15:27 PM
SSN saying Mort and Keegan are en route to SJP as I type. Hot s***!

They aren't going to get a car near the stadium. They will have to walk the last two miles across the city and through the front door.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: chicago_shearer on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:15:28 PM
It is now absolutely essential that they bring back the grandad collars.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: assyriantoon on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:16:13 PM
Where is the club statement?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: robbo_11 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:16:17 PM
Keegan to Black Monday on NE Tonight! From joy to death.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Syrette on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:17:18 PM
It is now absolutely essential that they bring back the grandad collars.

:lol:

Good call.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Tsunami on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:19:03 PM
Get in. Just hope he brings Shearer & not Coleman who has just resigned in Spain.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: abcdefg on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:19:46 PM
It is now absolutely essential that they bring back the grandad collars.

:lol:

Good call.


Thirded. If we have as much influence as the papers think, we'll get those collars back man.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: jarralad on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:20:23 PM
Would be mental if when at the press conference keegan announces his assistant then shearer walks in.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Mick on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:20:37 PM
The whole place has been lifted already, it could go wrong but it could also be good times ahead.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Nobby on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:22:34 PM
Would be mental if when at the press conference keegan announces his assistant then shearer walks in.

 :thup: that would be class
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Atticus on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:22:41 PM
SSN saying Mort and Keegan are en route to SJP as I type. Hot s***!

They aren't going to get a car near the stadium. They will have to walk the last two miles across the city and through the front door.

f***ing hell, that would be a visual.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Christian Hayne on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:22:51 PM
Does anyone know where they are driving down from?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: gazza ladra on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:23:02 PM
Get in. Just hope he brings Shearer & not Coleman who has just resigned in Spain.
Actually, think Coleman would be a good call.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: K9 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:24:24 PM
Left at 5 to get a ticket and just got in now, woooooooooo gonna be amazing at the match

 :celb:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Magpie on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:24:43 PM
£80m quoted on the news apparently!!!!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: elbee909 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:25:50 PM
It is now absolutely essential that they bring back the grandad collars.

:lol:

Good call.


Thirded. If we have as much influence as the papers think, we'll get those collars back man.

I do agree with this.  And they can charge season ticket prices as per 1995 as well.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Unbelievable! on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:26:10 PM
The poll result says it all. Nearly 80% of the respondents are happy. I don't think any appointment besides Mourinho could have bettered that..
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: elbee909 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:26:14 PM
£80m quoted on the news apparently!!!!

f***, that's a lot for a ticket.  I'll look down the back of the couch.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: K9 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:26:24 PM
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Unbelievable! on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:26:43 PM
£80m quoted on the news apparently!!!!

For what?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Syrette on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:26:44 PM
£80m quoted on the news apparently!!!!

Where?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Dr Spectrum on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:26:52 PM
Reaction from sunny Manchester to KK's return. In its entirety. I just post it here to save our servers bandwidth. Mega long post!  :kasper:

Quote from: King Kev
Wehey, King Kev is back in football!!  :o)
(No, not that King Kev, its just a username...

Quote from: Grob
Nice to see him back!

The game has changed alot since his brand of football equated to success. I can't see it lasting too long.

Keeping the seat warm for Shearer??

Quote from: dick dastardley
well what can i say??

looks like hes gonna spend quite a few bob at the barcodes, mind you saying that nothing new there and they are still s****!!

i must admit tho i do have a soft spot for king kev

Quote from: johnny99
Quote from: Grob
Nice to see him back!

The game has changed alot since his brand of football equated to success. I can;t see it lasting too long.

Keeping the seat warm for Shearer??

yes it's nice to see him back  but like you say i don't think it will be for to long

Quote from: baldybouncer
Tears at bedtime!!

Quote from: Ducado
Sheer lunacy they can't defend even when they try to!  or attack for that matter, it will end in tears

Quote from: steveo_88
Shame we've already beaten them twice.  I actually hope they now stay up just to see them at home next year, presuming King Kev's still in charge of course!

Quote from: Steve
Come on Kev!

Quote from: Ducado
Quote from: steveo_88
Shame we've already beaten them twice.  I actually hope they now stay up just to see them at home next year, presuming King Kev's still in charge of course!

6 months, I give  him, before they carry him out with his undies on his head and pencils in his ears

Quote from: steveo_88
Quote from: Ducado
Quote from: steveo_88
Shame we've already beaten them twice.  I actually hope they now stay up just to see them at home next year, presuming King Kev's still in charge of course!

6 months, I give  him, before they carry him out with his undies on his head and pencils in his ears

That long, you have alot of faith!

Anyone know if Shearer is to be appointed as assistant or put on the coaching staff?

Quote from: scartho blue
i love keegan, always have, great player, he was truly world class IMO, loved him at city and he was great for the geordies first time round, but i think he shouyld have left well alone.  Hes a legend there.  If he doesnt turn it around in 5 minutes he will go from hero to zero.  The game has changed in the prem since he last managed at the barcodes. 

I hope it works out for him but i wouldnt put my house on it.

Quote from: Steve
Got to do a better job than Fat Sam

Quote from: johnny99
Shearer will be playing for them soon

Quote from: baldybouncer
... so will Bobby Moncur!!

Quote from: blue b4 the moon
Can see our game on the beeb being a sideshow tonight for the KK life story.

If ever there was a time to go to the game tonight's the night.

Quote from: Ducado
Quote from: Steve
Got to do a better job than Fat Sam

It's not just a manager problem they have but a player and fan problem, poor squad, deluded fans, I am sad that KK has taken this poison chalice on
(Spot the closet Newcastle fan?)

Quote from: steveo_88
Quote from: Steve
Got to do a better job than Fat Sam

What's he gonna do with all of Fat Sams signings?  Do you reckon the board will give him the same money as Sam to turn the club around?  But i suppose that means B*rton will be in the team for good cos it was Keegan who first played him wasn't it at Spuds?
(No, that was his first goal tho...)

Quote from: baldybouncer
Newcastle United Football Circus
(Spot the closet Newcastle fan #2)

Quote from: ross.mcfc
I wonder how his first meeting Joey Barton will go?

Quote from: crossan
The great thing is the amount of City fans who are pleased that he has made a comeback.........Wor Kevin,great for Newcastle and great for English premiership football.

Quote from: Crossie
i agree, it will turn him loopey, there were signs of his mental health going down abit as he left city, no proof, just a feeling i had.

He will demand loads of money, and when he doesnt get it, he will moan again.

i hope he signs up all the old croanies again from england of the past,

Is teddy sheringham still about, he could be the first signing, followed by martin Keown

Quote from: Dr Spectrum
Staggered.

Man who left City was a man who had fallen out of love with the game.

I don't know what has happened to light that fire again.

I can only imagine he has been promised megabucks.
(This may or may not be identical to what I posted here, if it is, I'm sure its just a coincidence...)

Quote from: ronk
Quote from: King Kev
Wehey, King Kev is back in football!!  :o)

Yay. I no longer wish doom and unmitigated failure on Newcastle (I'm so glad we did the double first too).

Barton always seemed a little crazier standing beside King Kev but it may be too late to help him.

Whatever anyone else can say about Keegan he did a lot of great things (turned Dunnie around), furthermore, Newcastle and us were good to watch.

He's the anti-thesis of Fat Sam.

Quote from: baldybouncer
I can see Titus Bramble on his way back and Shay Given transferred!!
(Really don't think he's a fan...)

Quote from: ross.mcfc
Quote from: crossan
The great thing is the amount of City fans who are pleased that he has made a comeback.........Wor Kevin,great for Newcastle and great for English premiership football.

+1 

It's great to have him back.  Questionable manager but Top bloke,  It will be entertaining to say the lease.

Newcastle are the Britney Spears of the footballing world.
(Ouch!)

Quote from: Steve
he's had a long break, and he's spent his life i football, so he obviously still loves it. Im sure they will give him money to spend on his players, no doubt. There are still a few decent players there, if they can stay fit for him.

I hope it works out for him (without Barton) although i hope he doesn't do as well as us

Quote from: bluemoon
Personally speaking, it's great to see him back. Football needs characters like KK, just hope for him it doesn't go pear shaped.

Quote from: ross.mcfc
Actaully,   Now the whole footballing world knows Keegan is back and with a loaded chairman.  The value of every player looking for a move has just sky rocketed!   

With only a short amount of time left in the transfer window he is never gonna do a Sven and say 'If the quality isnt there I'll wait till the summer'

He's gonna sign players that make Macken look a snip at £5M.

Quote from: Dr Spectrum
Do you think he'll come and try for some of his old players...?

Quote from: ronk
Quote from: Dr Spectrum
Do you think he'll come and try for some of his old players...?

Well, I hear van Buyten is available.

Quote from: Steve
To be fair hes got some very good strikers to work with if they end up staying fit!

Martins
Owen
Viduka
Duff

If anyone can get them scoring goals KK can.

Theyre not a patch on Boj or Bianchi though, obviously.

Quote from: Michael Dagley
The poison chalice awaits super kev again!!

Good luck to him, i am so glad he is back in football, my little boy (Kiegan) is named after the great man and i hope he does well there, but not as well as us of course!!!!!!!

Quote from: DPBBlue
Quote from: Dr Spectrum
Do you think he'll come and try for some of his old players...?

Hopefully a move for Danny Mills is the on the cards.

There aren't many players still left since Keegan was here, only Dunne, Mills, Sun and Onuoha.

Quote from: ronk
Quote from: Steve
To be fair hes got some very good strikers to work with if they end up staying fit!

Martins
Owen
Viduka
Duff

If anyone can get them scoring goals KK can.

Theyre not a patch on Boj or Bianchi though, obviously.

Alan Smith was forward back when Keegan was in his pomp. Why set your sights on the merely impossible when there are miracles out there just waiting to be done.

Quote from: Steve
Quote from: ronk
Quote from: Steve
To be fair hes got some very good strikers to work with if they end up staying fit!

Martins
Owen
Viduka
Duff

If anyone can get them scoring goals KK can.

Theyre not a patch on Boj or Bianchi though, obviously.

Alan Smith was forward back when Keegan was in his pomp. Why set your sights on the merely impossible when there are miracles out there just waiting to be done.

We all know Smith is s****, which leads me to believe this was an attempt at sarcasm. As to then I ask why? The four players I listed are way above the quality of someone like Smith

Quote from: MaineRoadMemories
Keegan back in football = big grin on my face.

Can't wait for him to do another infamous interview after a game - it will surly come sooner or later being back at Newcastle

Quote from: Craig Bardsley
I'm amazed.. Ashley must be stark raving bonkers to appoint KK after all this time.

Quote from: Glasgow_blue
Wish him all the luck in the world(apart from agains the blues oviously), he is really nice guy.

I'ts similar to when Walter Smith returned to Ibrox a year ago, when "your" club is in trouble and they turn to you, you go back...no question about it. Walter also bought our greatest ever goalscorer back as his assistant, wonder if King Kev will do the same.


Good luck KK

Quote from: Piccsnumberoneblue
I hope he does well. I loved the first two years of Keegan.
It's all about getting momentum going at St James and he will do that in the short term I'm sure.
After that, who knows.

Quote from: The Vimto Moustache
Quote from: ross.mcfc
Quote from: crossan
The great thing is the amount of City fans who are pleased that he has made a comeback.........Wor Kevin,great for Newcastle and great for English premiership football.

+1 

It's great to have him back.  Questionable manager but Top bloke,  It will be entertaining to say the lease.

Newcastle are the Britney Spears of the footballing world.

Couldn't have put it better myself. A good honest football bloke and the Prem will be better for him again. Can't see it lasting too long mind, but lets face it, Newcastle and Keegan are like any double act; strawberrys and cream, morecambe and wise, hinge and bracket; they just can't survive without each other!!!

Quote from: Craig Bardsley
What pisses me off is the way he constantly rabbited on about doing 5 years at City and then giving the game up thereby de-stabilizing everyone who knew he was on his way at a certain point - so much so we sack before that date. Then 3 years later he goes back on that and is back.. total hypocrite if you ask me!

Quote from: Patrick
It has to be with shearer as the assistant surely - butthats it - ive supported city now for nigh on 40 years - but now im going to become a barcode

Must say im happy - but WHAT A CRAP DECISION!

Quote from: ronk
Quote from: Craig Bardsley
What pisses me off is the way he constantly rabbited on about doing 5 years at City and then giving the game up thereby de-stabilizing everyone who knew he was on his way at a certain point - so much so we sack before that date. Then 3 years later he goes back on that and is back.. total hypocrite if you ask me!

But this is classic Keegan all the way. He's physically not able to say no if someone comes to him and persists, especially Newcastle.

It actually wasn't his decision.

Quote from: Hazy
Thats Faz gone then what next french Tony, Good luck kk
(= Fazackerley and Sibierski)

Quote from: MaineRoadMemories
Quote from: Hazy
Thats Faz gone then what next french Tony, Good luck kk

Last year that would be a cert but we are far more of a draw for Faz now. He runs the training with Hans. I think he might stay.

Sibi is going back for sure. He's scored, what 6 goals this season, KK's first signing for £15million I reckon :-)

Quote from: Patrick
At least KK could draw stars to our club - not like the swiss idiot we have now who brings in unknowns
(Sarcasm detector?)

Quote from: MaineRoadMemories
Quote from: Patrick
At least KK could draw stars to our club - not like the swiss idiot we have now who brings in unknowns

I agree! - Didn't just watch them all on YouTube as well. Terrible!

:-)
(...Thats a Really useful invention.)

Quote from: OhDannyBoy
Top geezer

Being 22, the football we played under him was the best iv ever seen..

We were unbelivable at times...

Cheeky bid for dunne on cards? Van buyten maybe, how about Joey, keegan brought him through to first team didnt he? so he might be liked!!..

Dont think thiers anyone else left at our place other then Dunne who played for Keegan..

How about a cheeky bid from newcastle for SWP?

Quote from: Buffalo Soldier
Quote from: OhDannyBoy
Top geezer

Being 22, the football we played under him was the best iv ever seen..

We were unbelivable at times...

Cheeky bid for dunne on cards? Van buyten maybe, how about Joey, keegan brought him through to first team didnt he? so he might be liked!!..

Dont think thiers anyone else left at our place other then Dunne who played for Keegan..

How about a cheeky bid from newcastle for SWP?

Was just thinking that myself, SWP never played better than he did under Keegan and it would be a bit of a marquee signing for him. Doubt he will come cheap though with it being January and him having just found a bit of form for Chelsea, but this is Keegan we are talking about so I wouldn't be surprised to see him spaff 100m by the end of Jan including a 30m combined bid for Macken & Sibi.

Quote from: Jakester
I can't see him lasting long. It's a bit like when Bet Lynch went back into Corrie and left with exhaustion a couple of weeks later.

Quote from: trunky
Having him back in the Prem is great.Top bloke who gets his teams playing proper football.Non of fat sams/Pearces boring rubbish.

Quite how long he lasts is another thing but it can only brighten up the Prem!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: tmonkey on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:27:15 PM
Delighted.

Passion. Motivation. Man Management. Attacking football. Big money to spend, and hes someone who has proven himself good at spending it.

No doubt its a gamble, but hes not old in managerial terms. Hes only 56 - we got Sir Bobby when he was 66 iirc. Theres no reason why he should be finished. Our aim is to get back up to challenging for a top 6 spot, and hes someone who should certainly be able to do it.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Atticus on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:31:26 PM
If people are looking for more inspiration, there's a certain video website with a certain Keegan compilation made my a certain Johnny2j, which is only a few clicks away. I'm watching it now, it has given me a hard on.

No direct links tho, obviously! OTHERWISE YOU'LL BE BANNED! ...Imagine that, on this day of all days.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: BlueStar on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:31:34 PM
Quote
Keegan, who was running his "Soccer Circus" football academy in Glasgow, quit his last job as a manager at Manchester City in March 2005.

Sounds like a f***ing brilliant way to prepare to come back to us lot  ;D
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Rocker on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:33:00 PM
If people are looking for more inspiration, there's a certain video website with a certain Keegan compilation made my a certain Johnny2j, which is only a few clicks away. I'm watching it now, it has given me a hard on.

No direct links tho, obviously! OTHERWISE YOU'LL BE BANNED! ...Imagine that, on this day of all days.

You wouldn't? That's heinous!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Dokko on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:34:36 PM
If people are looking for more inspiration, there's a certain video website with a certain Keegan compilation made my a certain Johnny2j, which is only a few clicks away. I'm watching it now, it has given me a hard on.

No direct links tho, obviously! OTHERWISE YOU'LL BE BANNED! ...Imagine that, on this day of all days.

You wouldn't? That's heinous!

Nazi fukers tbh.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Elan on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:35:57 PM
Typical bitterness from the Manchester mackems I see  :lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Begbie on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:37:12 PM
I dont know how to feel, its just crazy  :frantic:   I hope he doesnt ruin his great reputation, and that he can finnish what he startet the last time, and lift a trophy here. Would love him to beat Man Utd at the finnish line  :smitten: :smitten:   But i cant see that happening...
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Cronky on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:37:15 PM
Stunned and disappointed. Ashley has clearly let the heart rule the head, despite all this talk about taking it all very carefully.

By his own admission, the guy hasn't watched a single game of football since he left Man City.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: oldtype on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:38:54 PM
Would be mental if when at the press conference keegan announces his assistant then shearer walks in.

 :thup: that would be class

Halftime at the Stoke game, KK rides a helicopter into St. James Park.

He walks on to the pitch, fans start going mental, KK starts speaking and suddenly after a dramatic pause...

somebody shouts "Look! Up in the sky!"

A second helicopter is slowly making its way onto the pitch, and KK speaks into the mic "Let me take a moment to introduce my new backroom staff, starting with my assistant manager. You might have met him before..."
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Atticus on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:39:45 PM
If people are looking for more inspiration, there's a certain video website with a certain Keegan compilation made my a certain Johnny2j, which is only a few clicks away. I'm watching it now, it has given me a hard on.

No direct links tho, obviously! OTHERWISE YOU'LL BE BANNED! ...Imagine that, on this day of all days.

You wouldn't? That's heinous!

After that warning, if somebody did post a link of that nature then they'd have made a rod for their own back.

On said compilation, Steve Watson's goal against Liverpool stands out, it was f***ing 1-v-5! Crazy b******.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Dr. Richard Kimble on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:40:03 PM
I knew Ashley would come through. KK has gotta hire the best coaches in the world now.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Baggio on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:42:38 PM
A few days ago he was a bloke being harassed in the street by a camera crew, now he's the manager of Newcastle United.

I'd love to know what Ashley said to him to get that spark back.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: BlueStar on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:42:57 PM
Would be mental if when at the press conference keegan announces his assistant then shearer walks in.

 :thup: that would be class

Halftime at the Stoke game, KK rides a helicopter into St. James Park.

He walks on to the pitch, fans start going mental, KK starts speaking and suddenly after a dramatic pause...

somebody shouts "Look! Up in the sky!"

A second helicopter is slowly making its way onto the pitch, and KK speaks into the mic "Let me take a moment to introduce my new backroom staff, starting with my assistant manager. You might have met him before..."

Yes ladies and gentlemen - Terry! Mac! Dermmooooottttt!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: sondre on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:43:16 PM
Amazed by this new appointment.

Who do you think he will bring in in this window?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Dokko on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:43:31 PM
A few days ago he was a bloke being harassed in the street by a camera crew, now he's the manager of Newcastle United.

I'd love to know what Ashley said to him to get that spark back.

Here's as much money as you need to get me the title.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Parky on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:44:04 PM
A few days ago he was a bloke being harassed in the street by a camera crew, now he's the manager of Newcastle United.

I'd love to know what Ashley said to him to get that spark back.

Err...£100m? lol
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Atticus on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:44:45 PM
A few days ago he was a bloke being harassed in the street by a camera crew, now he's the manager of Newcastle United.

I'd love to know what Ashley said to him to get that spark back.

"Here Kev, have £20M over 3.5 years and Parky has said we need a £100M transfer budget, so there you go. Do it again." Or words to that effect.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Syrette on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:44:45 PM
By his own admission, the guy hasn't watched a single game of football since he left Man City.

Source?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: thomas on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:45:07 PM
A few days ago he was a bloke being harassed in the street by a camera crew, now he's the manager of Newcastle United.

I'd love to know what Ashley said to him to get that spark back.
"Ok Kevin I understand your reluctance.  Oh what's this I have in my briefcase here?  Why it's a cheque for 5 million pounds .  I'm just going to set it on the table here and turn around.  Now if something were to happen to it, I probably wouldn't ask any questions. Here I am ... turning ... turning ... and back."
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: K9 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:46:23 PM
By his own admission, the guy hasn't watched a single game of football since he left Man City.

Source?

It's in his interview bout 2 or 3 months ago with that lass
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: James on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:46:24 PM
Sorry, here is the real downer for you all

You are dreaming. This is not James speaking to you, this is your Mum/Wife/Dog speaking to you trying to wake you up.

If you dont believe me, give yourself a really hard pinch.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Baggio on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:46:33 PM
A few days ago he was a bloke being harassed in the street by a camera crew, now he's the manager of Newcastle United.

I'd love to know what Ashley said to him to get that spark back.

"Here Kev, have £20M over 3.5 years and Parky has said we need a £100M transfer budget, so there you go. Do it again." Or words to that effect.

£100 million for top 6 I thought?

How much for top 4?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: jarralad on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:47:28 PM
150million.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Unbelievable! on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:49:15 PM
By his own admission, the guy hasn't watched a single game of football since he left Man City.

Source?

It's in his interview bout 2 or 3 months ago with that lass

He hadn't been to a stadium, didn't say he hadn't watched any football on the tely..
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Syrette on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:50:08 PM
By his own admission, the guy hasn't watched a single game of football since he left Man City.

Source?

It's in his interview bout 2 or 3 months ago with that lass

He hadn't been to a stadium, didn't say he hadn't watched any football on the tely..

Hope thats the case. If he's out of the loop as much as I fear, my enthusiasm would be severely dented.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Elan on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:50:37 PM
A few days ago he was a bloke being harassed in the street by a camera crew, now he's the manager of Newcastle United.

I'd love to know what Ashley said to him to get that spark back.

"Here Kev, have £20M over 3.5 years and Parky has said we need a £100M transfer budget, so there you go. Do it again." Or words to that effect.

£100 million for top 6 I thought?

How much for top 4?

Another £100M
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: La Parka on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:50:42 PM
:(
Er...

Good luck to him, I'll get behind him. But this kinda backwards attitude isn't good for the club.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Atticus on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:52:36 PM
A few days ago he was a bloke being harassed in the street by a camera crew, now he's the manager of Newcastle United.

I'd love to know what Ashley said to him to get that spark back.

"Here Kev, have £20M over 3.5 years and Parky has said we need a £100M transfer budget, so there you go. Do it again." Or words to that effect.

£100 million for top 6 I thought?

How much for top 4?

Erm............. One hundred BILLION dollars!

(http://arbyte.us/blog_archive/2005/11/drevil_million_dollars.jpg)
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: spizz energi on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:54:14 PM
I'm stunned. To say the least. But come hell or high water I love this club and I love King Kev and I'll tell you something for nowt, successful or not there'll not be a dull moment! Bring it on Keegan!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: nufcfan76 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:55:03 PM
Not far off tbh- both have "been frozen for 30 frickn years!" :cheesy:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: elbee909 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:55:42 PM
:(
Er...

Good luck to him, I'll get behind him. But this kinda backwards attitude isn't good for the club.

How dare you not agree with the charvas?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Unbelievable! on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 06:57:41 PM
By his own admission, the guy hasn't watched a single game of football since he left Man City.

Source?

It's in his interview bout 2 or 3 months ago with that lass

He hadn't been to a stadium, didn't say he hadn't watched any football on the tely..

Hope thats the case. If he's out of the loop as much as I fear, my enthusiasm would be severely dented.

Check for yourself. Search for Inside Sports Interview Keegan in that famous video site.. Good interview!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: abcdefg on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 07:03:12 PM
A few days ago he was a bloke being harassed in the street by a camera crew, now he's the manager of Newcastle United.

I'd love to know what Ashley said to him to get that spark back.


"I know people...."



Joke disclaimer.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: La Parka on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 07:05:25 PM
:(
Er...

Good luck to him, I'll get behind him. But this kinda backwards attitude isn't good for the club.

How dare you not agree with the charvas?

You post a lot of sense mate. Keep it up.

I hope he is a success, I just don't like the reasoning behind this. A chance for a change goes begging, with so many good names in the ring we get nostalgia.

I just don't want to have to say I told you so if it all goes tits up.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Atticus on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 07:05:32 PM
Gabby Logan: What will drag you back into the game?

Kevin Keegan: NOTHING.

(http://mac.honan.net/uploaded_images/orly-750116.jpg)
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: elbee909 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 07:06:30 PM
Gabby Logan: What will drag you back into the game?

Kevin Keegan: NOTHING.

(http://mac.honan.net/uploaded_images/orly-750116.jpg)

Gabby's had one facelift too many.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Atticus on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 07:12:01 PM
Wonder if he'll open up training again.

Cheers Unbelievable! This interview on that famous website is great, hadn't seen it since it was aired.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Mick on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 07:12:07 PM

Gabby's had one facelift too many.

You can't say it hasn't worked.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 07:12:31 PM
Gabby Logan: What will drag you back into the game?

Kevin Keegan: NOTHING.

(http://mac.honan.net/uploaded_images/orly-750116.jpg)

:lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: tmonkey on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 07:14:16 PM
Stunned and disappointed. Ashley has clearly let the heart rule the head, despite all this talk about taking it all very carefully.

By his own admission, the guy hasn't watched a single game of football live since he left Man City.

FYP - that is the exact quote for Kevin Keegan, according to the replay of Keegan's statement on 5 live half an hour ago.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Teed on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 07:15:03 PM
 mackems.gif
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: James on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 07:15:40 PM
mackems.gif

Shut it Mackem person
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: S.S.R. on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 07:15:58 PM
Norovirus epidemic feared within football as Premiership clubs around the country sh1t their pants without warning.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Syrette on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 07:16:34 PM
mackems.gif

Well worth it.

Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: elbee909 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 07:16:50 PM
mackems.gif

Shut it Mackem person

At least Keegan was a good player, unlike the c*** they have as their chairman.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Atticus on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 07:16:57 PM
mackems.gif

Saturday 19th April

Let's see who's laughing then :laugh:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Elan on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 07:17:19 PM
mackems.gif

shitting yourself  :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Mick on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 07:17:30 PM
mackems.gif

 :la:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Teed on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 07:21:21 PM
mackems.gif

shitting yourself  :lol: :lol: :lol:

 ;D No! pissing mesell!!!.... mackems.gif it just gets better.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Mick on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 07:23:14 PM
mackems.gif

shitting yourself  :lol: :lol: :lol:

 ;D No! pissing mesell!!!.... mackems.gif it just gets better.

Change the bag, it appears to be leaking.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: S.S.R. on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 07:24:33 PM
mackems.gif

shitting yourself  :lol: :lol: :lol:

 ;D No! pissing mesell!!!.... mackems.gif it just gets better.

Wait and see who we'll sign. Might be a little bit better than Hunt.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Minhosa on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 07:25:21 PM
Only one man will be happier than Terry Mac tonight and that man is..........................

ANAL.

Easy run into retirement for the b****** now.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Dr Venkman on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 07:25:38 PM
mackems.gif

shitting yourself  :lol: :lol: :lol:

 ;D No! pissing mesell!!!.... mackems.gif it just gets better.

you're pissing yourself because we've just re-hired our most successful recent manager and the chairman's told him he can spend as much as he wants?

i'm pissing myself that you're signed up on here tbh, and thats just for starters, what are you doing here?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: James on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 07:26:11 PM
Only one man will be happier than Terry Mac tonight and that man is..........................

ANAL.

Easy run into retirement for the b****** now.

Didn't he say today that nothing would be done before Saturday?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: elbee909 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 07:26:14 PM
mackems.gif

shitting yourself  :lol: :lol: :lol:

 ;D No! pissing mesell!!!.... mackems.gif it just gets better.

Change the bag, it appears to be leaking.

Then they can stick that bag up front.  Would be an improvement.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Syrette on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 07:26:36 PM
Wheres Mort said he can spend as much as he wants like?

Not put SSN or anything on, busy.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: lankybellwipe on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 07:27:19 PM
Extract from bbc.co.uk/sports headline :

GM, WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN UP TO LAD ?

A sign of how highly regarded Keegan is on Tyneside was reflected in a statement on the Newcastle website: "Geordie messiah to be unveiled as new United manager."
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 07:27:39 PM
Wheres Mort said he can spend as much as he wants like?

Not put SSN or anything on, busy.

Hasn't. People just getting carried away.

WE IZ GONNA WIN DA LEEEEEG
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Syrette on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 07:28:07 PM
Proper excited to see who hes going to bring in staff-wise, backroom as much as playing.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Atticus on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 07:29:14 PM
John Anderson saying "he waz tirty-tree-to-one!?" has just made this day even better.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: stb654 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 07:30:05 PM
Wait... someone slap me.

KEEEEEEEEGAN!


WTF!!!  :frantic:

Its only just sinking in :|

Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Syrette on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 07:30:08 PM
Anyone put any money on him then?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: abcdefg on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 07:30:40 PM
The BBC must be kicking themselves in the nuts about the match they chose.



I'm just wondering if The Bill with Radio Newcastle on will work.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 07:37:07 PM
A perfect appointment for a club plagued by bipolar disorder - massively sentimental, possibly retrograde, but also at the same time possibly a masterstroke of genius by Ashley and Mort. No denying it's given Tyneside and fans everywhere a much needed boost to morale, but still concerned about what it will mean longer term.

What does it do?
*Instant morale boost
*Club shop sales will be boosted
*Season ticket sales will be boosted
*Confirms to the rest of the footballing world that NUFC is all about the melodrama
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Unbelievable! on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 07:38:16 PM
Wonder if he'll open up training again.

Cheers Unbelievable! This interview on that famous website is great, hadn't seen it since it was aired.

No problem. I love how his eyes light up when Newcastle gets mentioned and how he looks all depressed when England get mentioned. Looking at that interview again there's a lot of signs he would jump at another chance to manage us even though he literally says he will never manage another club. I think his presentation as NUFC manager will be very reminescent of his first interview, where there is no other club that could have dragged him out of semi-retirement, but he just can't help himself when Newcastle United is concerned..
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Rob on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 07:39:24 PM
I wonder if chris coleman will be his number 2
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Scorpius on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 07:39:52 PM
Oh. My. God. Cannot beleive it  :crazy2:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Syrette on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 07:40:25 PM
Desperate to hear some words from him and Mort.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Rob on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 07:41:51 PM
quite appropriate theyre playing "im comin' home newcastle"
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Petay on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 07:42:48 PM
The poll should have another option 'totally bemused'.  Brain says this is a terrible appointment, truely terrible, yet the old heart is harking back to those days.  What the hell am I saying, this is a VERY bad idea, using Keegan's approach we would have had to score 7 against Scum United
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Slugsy on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 07:45:31 PM
Just hope he gets his staff right and puts mcdermott as the official club bookie and no more!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Dr Venkman on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 07:51:59 PM
Wheres Mort said he can spend as much as he wants like?

Not put SSN or anything on, busy.

Hasn't. People just getting carried away.

WE IZ GONNA WIN DA LEEEEEG

i'm not getting carried away mate, have it on good authority he's got a LOT of money to spend
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Jackie Broon on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 07:54:27 PM
I welled up when I heard the news. My head says it might go horribly wrong but I'm over the f*****g moon :celb:

There's been a feeling of unfinished business hanging over the club since he walked. For what he's done for this club in his two previous spells, he deserves another go at it.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: bluegeordie on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 07:54:57 PM
So, it's back to the future. Colour me shocked.

I wish "anxious" was an option in the poll.

Will it all end in tears? Regardless, let's make sure that we all get 100% behind him, and that we show the patience that the rest of the footballing world says we simply don't possess.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Greg on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 08:01:26 PM
Shearer on bbc, he's got a very big smile on his face!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Syrette on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 08:02:19 PM
Shearer on bbc, he's got a very big smile on his face!

Where?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Greg on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 08:03:22 PM
Shearer on bbc, he's got a very big smile on his face!

Where?

Pundit in the studio for Man City v West Ham on BBC1.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Munkey on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 08:03:43 PM
Shearer on bbc, he's got a very big smile on his face!

Where?

on the summarising team for the Man City v West Ham game.

Linekar's said that they're gonna ask Shearer about the situation at Newcastle at half-time
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: MrSundlofer on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 08:04:10 PM
Shearer on bbc, he's got a very big smile on his face!

Where?
At his mouth.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Lazy on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 08:04:15 PM
I'm extremely happy about this, I didn't think I would be - but I definitely am!


Let's support him fellas, 100%!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Syrette on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 08:04:34 PM
Shearer on bbc, he's got a very big smile on his face!

Where?

Pundit in the studio for Man City v West Ham on BBC1.

Cheers. I'll flick that on at h-t then.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: ToonTastic on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 08:05:51 PM
The poll should have another option 'totally bemused'.  Brain says this is a terrible appointment, truely terrible, yet the old heart is harking back to those days.  What the hell am I saying, this is a VERY bad idea, using Keegan's approach we would have had to score 7 against Scum United

Firstly lets be honest has our defence been any good in the last 10 years from Dalglish to Big Sam ? No is the answer. Now stop believing the press, we conceded 2 goals more than Man U in the season when we finished 2nd, that's hardly the sign of a bad defence.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: LucasUnger on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 08:06:00 PM
kevin keegan??? yeah. i'm quite happy. bring back the noise and some nice football. come on!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Guinness on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 08:25:27 PM
I've gone from being against this to being for this in the space of a few hours! My heart has completely taken over despite the reservations I have.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 08:26:18 PM
Shearer on bbc, he's got a very big smile on his face!

Where?
At his mouth.

:lol:

Bah f*** it, I'm getting carried away with this.

Howay Kev, do the job properly this time. :celb:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Dragon55544 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 08:31:10 PM
Emre off the stupid t***
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Greg on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 08:33:02 PM
2-0
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Greg on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 08:33:12 PM
CACAPA!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Greg on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 08:33:20 PM
oops wrong thread
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: James on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 08:38:19 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 08:46:37 PM
Mort just been on SSN, said Keegan was absolutely the right man, and that they were thrilled to get him.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: JH on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 08:47:37 PM
"We didn't think we could get Keegan back to the club but we have and he's absolutely right for this club"
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Jaehyun on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 08:56:13 PM
 F**king mental appointment, but we f**king needed this. You can't deny we needed this.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: elbee909 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 08:56:36 PM
"We didn't think we could get Keegan back to the club but we have and he's absolutely right for this club"

Cheap then.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Colocho on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 09:01:10 PM
Kevin Keegan hasn't been to a live game of football since his last game at Man City.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Colocho on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 09:01:34 PM
Shearer would consider a job if Keegan called him.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Guinness on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 09:03:43 PM
Shearer would consider a job if Keegan called him.

Just seen that, hopefully KK will be on the phone!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: jarralad on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 09:04:28 PM
come on kev get on the phone to al!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Sparks on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 09:05:51 PM
Keegan not having watched a game of football for 3 years is a bit of concern.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: James on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 09:06:54 PM
Keegan not having watched a game of football for 3 years is a bit of concern.

Hasn't watched from inside the stadium. Not not at all.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: SUPERTOON on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 09:07:01 PM
although he said that i cant honestly believe he hasnt seen one i mean england in the world cup the champions league games and the league run in last year
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 09:07:46 PM
don't want to lower the optimism, but I never wanted the guy.

I see the idea in the short-term, increase revenue, boost the fans etc etc etc

Sceptical about how long he's been out of football and his tendency to walk when the going gets a little bit tough.

All the managers listed and we go back with Keegan.  Shrewd move by Ashley.  He gave the fans (well in my opinion, the mongs) what they wanted, and its sure to increase ticket/season ticket sales.  However I wanted a real tactican, and someone who knew the game the world over and had plenty of contacts.


However the real p*ss-boiler in all of this is that Terry McDermott is sure to keep a job.  That is f***ing tragic.

I'll get my coat 'cos I know that's going to have gone down like a lead balloon....
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: elbee909 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 09:09:56 PM
don't want to lower the optimism, but I never wanted the guy.

I see the idea in the short-term, increase revenue, boost the fans etc etc etc

Sceptical about how long he's been out of football and his tendency to walk when the going gets a little bit tough.

All the managers listed and we go back with Keegan.  Shrewd move by Ashley.  He gave the fans (well in my opinion, the mongs) what they wanted, and its sure to increase ticket/season ticket sales.  However I wanted a real tactican, and someone who knew the game the world over and had plenty of contacts.


However the real p*ss-boiler in all of this is that Terry McDermott is sure to keep a job.  That is f***ing tragic.

I'll get my coat 'cos I know that's going to have gone down like a lead balloon....

Think it's fair imo.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Shearer9 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 09:10:31 PM
I wonder how long this has really been in the works.  I bet that without a game today, this wouldn't have happened, and would probably have been better for everyone.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Echo on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 09:10:58 PM
f***ing get in!  if ever there was a time when Newcastle needed to become 'United' again it's now!

Keegan the perfect tonic.   Anyone else and the divisions continue.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: The Bonk on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 09:11:41 PM
(http://cache3.gettyimages.com/xc/79042537.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193516E2A05E1E1229388177E7A13627065)
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Colocho on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 09:14:17 PM
Keegan not having watched a game of football for 3 years is a bit of concern.

Hasn't watched from inside the stadium. Not not at all.

Well I can't remember whether he said he hadn't been to a game or hasn't seen a game.

I'm sure however, he's got a lot of catching up to do.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Rocker on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 09:15:08 PM
don't want to lower the optimism, but I never wanted the guy.

I see the idea in the short-term, increase revenue, boost the fans etc etc etc

Sceptical about how long he's been out of football and his tendency to walk when the going gets a little bit tough.

All the managers listed and we go back with Keegan.  Shrewd move by Ashley.  He gave the fans (well in my opinion, the mongs) what they wanted, and its sure to increase ticket/season ticket sales.  However I wanted a real tactican, and someone who knew the game the world over and had plenty of contacts.


However the real p*ss-boiler in all of this is that Terry McDermott is sure to keep a job.  That is f****** tragic.

I'll get my coat 'cos I know that's going to have gone down like a lead balloon....

Think it's fair imo.

Fed up with people calling the fans( that support Keegan) 'mongs' like.

You and elbee a cut above like?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: johnson293 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 09:18:21 PM
(http://cache3.gettyimages.com/xc/79042537.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193516E2A05E1E1229388177E7A13627065)

They just showed a clip of the 'Inside Sport' interview he did from a few months back on MOTD half time.

Have to say, he looks ill in that photo, compared to his appearance on that programme!!!

Unless he's had a few sleepless nights in the last week??!!!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Echo on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 09:19:32 PM
When he eventually arrives in dressing room he may think he'd accidently had Terry Mac locked in!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: 1878 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 09:19:43 PM
Two words came to  mind when I heard this: "Howard Kendall"

Never go back they say. And they're usually right.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: SUPERTOON on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 09:21:38 PM
Two words came to  mind when I heard this: "Howard Kendall"

Never go back they say. And they're usually right.


was there another option??
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: elbee909 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 09:24:41 PM
don't want to lower the optimism, but I never wanted the guy.

I see the idea in the short-term, increase revenue, boost the fans etc etc etc

Sceptical about how long he's been out of football and his tendency to walk when the going gets a little bit tough.

All the managers listed and we go back with Keegan.  Shrewd move by Ashley.  He gave the fans (well in my opinion, the mongs) what they wanted, and its sure to increase ticket/season ticket sales.  However I wanted a real tactican, and someone who knew the game the world over and had plenty of contacts.


However the real p*ss-boiler in all of this is that Terry McDermott is sure to keep a job.  That is f****** tragic.

I'll get my coat 'cos I know that's going to have gone down like a lead balloon....

Think it's fair imo.

Fed up with people calling the fans 'mongs' like.

You and elbee a cut above like?


I think it's fair to say there's a hardcore mongy section who manage to appear on Sky at every given soundbite opportunity.  Am I a cut above them?  Yes.

*Not all the fans who've got what they wanted are mongs* - but there are a fair few that are and they tend to make a lot of bloody noise.  Just to repeat that, just because you're happy with Keegan, doesn't make you a mong.  I don't think anyone said that.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 09:25:11 PM
Anyone else hear Sir Les on Talksport earlier?

Talking about 'that' interview, the next day in training all the players going around sayin 'I'd love it'.

Need that spirit and camaraderie(sp - most definitely wrong I reckon) back
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: James on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 09:26:08 PM
Anyone else hear Sir Les on Talksport earlier?

Talking about 'that' interview, the next day in training all the players going around sayin 'I'd love it'.

Need that spirit and camaraderie(sp - most definitely wrong I reckon) back

I think you nailed the spelling.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Colocho on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 09:26:42 PM
Bobby Robson in the box with Ashley, Mort and Keegan.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Rocker on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 09:27:34 PM
don't want to lower the optimism, but I never wanted the guy.

I see the idea in the short-term, increase revenue, boost the fans etc etc etc

Sceptical about how long he's been out of football and his tendency to walk when the going gets a little bit tough.

All the managers listed and we go back with Keegan.  Shrewd move by Ashley.  He gave the fans (well in my opinion, the mongs) what they wanted, and its sure to increase ticket/season ticket sales.  However I wanted a real tactican, and someone who knew the game the world over and had plenty of contacts.


However the real p*ss-boiler in all of this is that Terry McDermott is sure to keep a job.  That is f****** tragic.

I'll get my coat 'cos I know that's going to have gone down like a lead balloon....

Think it's fair imo.

Fed up with people calling the fans 'mongs' like.

You and elbee a cut above like?


I think it's fair to say there's a hardcore mongy section who manage to appear on Sky at every given soundbite opportunity.  Am I a cut above them?  Yes.

*Not all the fans who've got what they wanted are mongs* - but there are a fair few that are and they tend to make a lot of bloody noise.  Just to repeat that, just because you're happy with Keegan, doesn't make you a mong.  I don't think anyone said that.

Fair do's.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 09:28:11 PM
Anyone else hear Sir Les on Talksport earlier?

Talking about 'that' interview, the next day in training all the players going around sayin 'I'd love it'.

Need that spirit and camaraderie(sp - most definitely wrong I reckon) back

I think you nailed the spelling.

Used to play for Everton didn't he?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 09:29:57 PM
don't want to lower the optimism, but I never wanted the guy.

I see the idea in the short-term, increase revenue, boost the fans etc etc etc

Sceptical about how long he's been out of football and his tendency to walk when the going gets a little bit tough.

All the managers listed and we go back with Keegan.  Shrewd move by Ashley.  He gave the fans (well in my opinion, the mongs) what they wanted, and its sure to increase ticket/season ticket sales.  However I wanted a real tactican, and someone who knew the game the world over and had plenty of contacts.


However the real p*ss-boiler in all of this is that Terry McDermott is sure to keep a job.  That is f****** tragic.

I'll get my coat 'cos I know that's going to have gone down like a lead balloon....

Think it's fair imo.

Fed up with people calling the fans 'mongs' like.

You and elbee a cut above like?


I think it's fair to say there's a hardcore mongy section who manage to appear on Sky at every given soundbite opportunity.  Am I a cut above them?  Yes.

*Not all the fans who've got what they wanted are mongs* - but there are a fair few that are and they tend to make a lot of bloody noise.  Just to repeat that, just because you're happy with Keegan, doesn't make you a mong.  I don't think anyone said that.
Didn't mean to call everyone a mong, but as elbee says, those on SSN are the ones that all of us are perceived to be.

I just honestly can't see out of all the names mentioned, that in any way, Keegan was the best choice.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Colocho on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 09:30:18 PM
Imagine a team of Keegan, Shearer and Robson.

 :clap2:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 09:33:40 PM
 :wav: :dance: :explode: :celb1: :banana:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Belfast Boy on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 09:35:41 PM
Robson DOF, Shearer Assistant, with Robson to retire soon and everyone moving up a step?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 09:40:57 PM
Robson DOF, Shearer Assistant, with Robson to retire soon and everyone moving up a step?

Stairway to Heaven?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Northern Monkey on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 09:49:01 PM
Robson DOF, Shearer Assistant, with Robson to retire soon and everyone moving up a step?

Stairway to Heaven?

FPMSL.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Northern Monkey on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 10:03:18 PM
If i'm honest, I'm somewhere between satisfied and gutted. With a touch of overjoyed....

I'm excited, but I have a genuine feeling of dread. I wanted to so much out of Fat Mikey's first appointment, and instead we got a backward step/emotional appointment. Letsnot pretend the REAL big clubs have been knocking his door down, and lets not pretend he is a brilliant manager overall.

I fully expect to be swept up on the wave of passion, and in my heart i can't wait to sing his name, but I also expect that we will be sitting here pretending that we're a big club in 3 years time when we are still mid table, and pretending that this time next year, we'll be millionaires - i mean challenging for the top 4.

Ooh, it's so confusing. :(
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Decky on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 10:05:14 PM
Finally we will see post match interviews on MOTD, thats the main thing about this appointment
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 10:05:42 PM
If i'm honest, I'm somewhere between satisfied and gutted. With a touch of overjoyed....

I'm excited, but I have a genuine feeling of dread. I wanted to so much out of Fat Mikey's first appointment, and instead we got a backward step/emotional appointment. Letsnot pretend the REAL big clubs have been knocking his door down, and lets not pretend he is a brilliant manager overall.

I fully expect to be swept up on the wave of passion, and in my heart i can't wait to sing his name, but I also expect that we will be sitting here pretending that we're a big club in 3 years time when we are still mid table, and pretending that this time next year, we'll be millionaires - i mean challenging for the top 4.

Ooh, it's so confusing. :(

That's pretty much exactly how I feel. Was shocked and disappointed at first, but that feeling has faded somewhat. Still worried though.

And no, I don't do tongues.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Sniffer on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 10:10:40 PM
Let's face it. N monkey wouldn't be happy with anyone
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Razor on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 10:14:55 PM
Holy S***

I woke up to look at the Stoke result on the Official site, I look down and bloody heck, its KK's photo, I had to refresh the page before I dared to click the link.

I'm a bit worried about the whole thing, but can't help but be pleased...
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Cristov on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 10:15:00 PM
not read it all, but i'll throw my view in. im not 100% happy but, it's done now. im gonna sit back and dream of the old days and pray we see some football like them days, and we will.

another thing im looking forward to is that king kev likes to spend alot of £, ashley has alot of £. can guarantee some quality big name signings coming this way.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Northern Monkey on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 10:16:09 PM
Let's face it. N monkey wouldn't be happy with anyone

I was unhappy with Souness, Roeder and Allardyce.

I'm confused about KK.

You know f*** all.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Northern Monkey on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 10:19:07 PM
If i'm honest, I'm somewhere between satisfied and gutted. With a touch of overjoyed....

I'm excited, but I have a genuine feeling of dread. I wanted to so much out of Fat Mikey's first appointment, and instead we got a backward step/emotional appointment. Letsnot pretend the REAL big clubs have been knocking his door down, and lets not pretend he is a brilliant manager overall.

I fully expect to be swept up on the wave of passion, and in my heart i can't wait to sing his name, but I also expect that we will be sitting here pretending that we're a big club in 3 years time when we are still mid table, and pretending that this time next year, we'll be millionaires - i mean challenging for the top 4.

Ooh, it's so confusing. :(

That's pretty much exactly how I feel. Was shocked and disappointed at first, but that feeling has faded somewhat. Still worried though.

And no, I don't do tongues.

Forme, its important that we don't get carried away and start predicting top 4 next week, etc. We're better than that, we're NUFC fans. Lets bring realism back, and support our club, but not blindly - going on lke everything is perfect etc doesn't make us better fans.

PS - you will, they always do in the end......
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: tmonkey on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 10:23:51 PM
If i'm honest, I'm somewhere between satisfied and gutted. With a touch of overjoyed....

I'm excited, but I have a genuine feeling of dread. I wanted to so much out of Fat Mikey's first appointment, and instead we got a backward step/emotional appointment. Letsnot pretend the REAL big clubs have been knocking his door down, and lets not pretend he is a brilliant manager overall.

I fully expect to be swept up on the wave of passion, and in my heart i can't wait to sing his name, but I also expect that we will be sitting here pretending that we're a big club in 3 years time when we are still mid table, and pretending that this time next year, we'll be millionaires - i mean challenging for the top 4.

Ooh, it's so confusing. :(

Its definately a gamble, but if weve got 60million to spend, Keegan only has to spend it half as well as hes done in the past, play a basic formation with the players looking to win (which hes always done), and we could easily shoot back up to challenging for a top 6 spot.

The previous managers have made an utter mess of things by being cowardly in the transfer market, freezing or falling out with important players, playing players out of position, or using s*** tactics that made the players look clueless. A simple job has now been compeltely exaggerated into an "impossible" job because of the incompetence of the last 3 managers - its really shouldnt have been as hard as it was, but these managers choose a path and stuck by it refusing to acknowledge their faults or changing things back to the basics, even though everyone else could see just how bad things were.

No matter what Keegan's weaknesses are, hes not going to do any of those. He gets on with players, his teams play a formation that everyone knows, he sets his teams out to win, and he isnt afriad to bring in unproven but talented flair/attacking players if he can. Thats all we need right now to jump back up to being top 6, and its something that Keegan practically guarantees, more so than Houllier, Shearer, Deschamps, Ranieri, etc.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Northern Monkey on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 10:45:23 PM
If i'm honest, I'm somewhere between satisfied and gutted. With a touch of overjoyed....

I'm excited, but I have a genuine feeling of dread. I wanted to so much out of Fat Mikey's first appointment, and instead we got a backward step/emotional appointment. Letsnot pretend the REAL big clubs have been knocking his door down, and lets not pretend he is a brilliant manager overall.

I fully expect to be swept up on the wave of passion, and in my heart i can't wait to sing his name, but I also expect that we will be sitting here pretending that we're a big club in 3 years time when we are still mid table, and pretending that this time next year, we'll be millionaires - i mean challenging for the top 4.

Ooh, it's so confusing. :(

Its definately a gamble, but if weve got 60million to spend, Keegan only has to spend it half as well as hes done in the past, play a basic formation with the players looking to win (which hes always done), and we could easily shoot back up to challenging for a top 6 spot.

The previous managers have made an utter mess of things by being cowardly in the transfer market, freezing or falling out with important players, playing players out of position, or using s*** tactics that made the players look clueless. A simple job has now been compeltely exaggerated into an "impossible" job because of the incompetence of the last 3 managers - its really shouldnt have been as hard as it was, but these managers choose a path and stuck by it refusing to acknowledge their faults or changing things back to the basics, even though everyone else could see just how bad things were.

No matter what Keegan's weaknesses are, hes not going to do any of those. He gets on with players, his teams play a formation that everyone knows, he sets his teams out to win, and he isnt afriad to bring in unproven but talented flair/attacking players if he can. Thats all we need right now to jump back up to being top 6, and its something that Keegan practically guarantees, more so than Houllier, Shearer, Deschamps, Ranieri, etc.

Not sure about your last point, you're dismissing some good coaches there, ones who've achieved more than KK.

But a lot of what you say is right. Problem is twofold for me: 1) is he up to it, football HAS changed, no matter what people say when they try to pretend we're still where we were, and he had to walk last time.....and 2) a lot of other teams in the EPL have good managers and investment, and we have a lot of deadweight (again), despite tonights result.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Northern Monkey on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 10:46:05 PM
Honestly, hand on heart, where do we all think we'll be at the end of next season, under KK?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Robster on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 10:47:13 PM
Honestly, hand on heart, where do we all think we'll be at the end of next season, under KK?
9th.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: lovejoy on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 10:47:15 PM
Honestly, hand on heart, where do we all think we'll be at the end of next season, under KK?

7th/8th
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: S.S.R. on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 10:47:18 PM
Can we all not stop playing Championship Manager and just enjoy the rollercoaster?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: oldtype on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 10:47:34 PM
Honestly, hand on heart, where do we all think we'll be at the end of next season, under KK?

For now I think I'd be satisfied as long as we're still in the premiership.

Hopefully top half by the end of next season.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Northern Monkey on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 10:49:52 PM
Can we all not stop playing Championship Manager and just enjoy the rollercoaster?

No, its called being a fan. You get to discuss things, have opinions, argue your case.

Better than "woo hoo, we're the best ever, top 4 soon, toon army!!!".....cos thats not real, is it.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Mantis on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 10:50:40 PM
Can we all not stop playing Championship Manager and just enjoy the rollercoaster?


Well said.  This club has been on its arse for a while.  Lets not ruin it with KK by expecting the earth.  Just enjoy the upturn in performances and the buzz of watching the matches again.  One step at a time, we are miles of the pace at the moment.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: lovejoy on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 10:50:54 PM
Can we all not stop playing Championship Manager and just enjoy the rollercoaster?

No, its called being a fan. You get to discuss things, have opinions, argue your case.

Better than "woo hoo, we're the best ever, top 4 soon, toon army!!!".....cos thats not real, is it.

whats your thoughts on where we will finish?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: S.S.R. on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 10:51:16 PM
Can we all not stop playing Championship Manager and just enjoy the rollercoaster?

No, its called being a fan. You get to discuss things, have opinions, argue your case.

Better than "woo hoo, we're the best ever, top 4 soon, toon army!!!".....cos thats not real, is it.

Funny, my 'stupidest post eva' dreams seem to have come true.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: gazza ladra on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 10:56:10 PM
We're 10 points off 8th and 13 points off 4th and the Champions League.

If 7th is achievable, maybe 4th is as well.  ;)

Anyway, let's see who Kevin brings in.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Shearergol on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 10:56:34 PM
Two words came to  mind when I heard this: "Howard Kendall"

Never go back they say. And they're usually right.

Graham Taylor.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Robster on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 10:57:05 PM
Two words came to  mind when I heard this: "Howard Kendall"

Never go back they say. And they're usually right.

Graham Taylor.

More mongs emailing into Sky. We are going to win everything apparently
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Northern Monkey on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 10:58:23 PM
Can we all not stop playing Championship Manager and just enjoy the rollercoaster?

No, its called being a fan. You get to discuss things, have opinions, argue your case.

Better than "woo hoo, we're the best ever, top 4 soon, toon army!!!".....cos thats not real, is it.

whats your thoughts on where we will finish?

Probably about 9th/10th, so better than i thought we'd do under Fat Sam,but not some knd if Messianic rebirth.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Karjala on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 10:58:50 PM
Honestly, hand on heart, where do we all think we'll be at the end of next season, under KK?

12th. Still major areas for improvement in the team, not much time (2weeks) to try and solve them. Hard fixtures.

I predicted 14th under Allardyce, so a couple of spots better.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Northern Monkey on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 10:59:35 PM
Two words came to  mind when I heard this: "Howard Kendall"

Never go back they say. And they're usually right.

Graham Taylor.

More mongs emailing into Sky. We are going to win everything apparently

Some on here thought 4th (and above Arsenal) under Fat Sam. f*** knows what they think know, they'll still be cracking one off over 1980's copies of 'Shoot!'.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Incognito on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 11:01:30 PM
I feel like a twentysomething again!!!!Lets all get behind Special K!!!I can remember crying when he left,and i had a tear in my eye when i heard Adrian Durham announce his return.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Shearer9 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 11:04:32 PM
He looks out of his element to me so far, like he can't even believe it's happened.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: sombrero on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 11:05:42 PM
I love how on sky sports news when Mort was talking about how delighted he was he goes 'Oooowww Absolutely' in the poshest queen voice ever!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Shearergol on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 11:09:44 PM
Honestly, hand on heart, where do we all think we'll be at the end of next season, under KK?

Next season or this?

Impossible to say. If we spend £100m next summer we'll get top 6.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Northern Monkey on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 11:12:48 PM
Honestly, hand on heart, where do we all think we'll be at the end of next season, under KK?

Next season or this?

Impossible to say. If we spend £100m next summer we'll get top 6.

Next season. Thats why i typed "next season".

If we spend £100m, and a few others spend nothing, you MAY be right. We're some way off those teams NOW, though, so we'll need a fair whack just to get us level with them.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Newbie on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 11:13:19 PM
He's signed a three and a half year deal according to BBC Sport.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Shearergol on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 11:15:21 PM
Honestly, hand on heart, where do we all think we'll be at the end of next season, under KK?

Next season or this?

Impossible to say. If we spend £100m next summer we'll get top 6.

Next season. Thats why i typed "next season".

If we spend £100m, and a few others spend nothing, you MAY be right. We're some way off those teams NOW, though, so we'll need a fair whack just to get us level with them.

Everyone else seems to be answering regarding this season; that's the reason for my question.

We're miles off the top five, and £100m off the top 6. I agree with you that Citeh and Villa could easily spend big too though, so as I said, impossible to say.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Northern Monkey on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 11:16:59 PM
Honestly, hand on heart, where do we all think we'll be at the end of next season, under KK?

Next season or this?

Impossible to say. If we spend £100m next summer we'll get top 6.

Next season. Thats why i typed "next season".

If we spend £100m, and a few others spend nothing, you MAY be right. We're some way off those teams NOW, though, so we'll need a fair whack just to get us level with them.

Everyone else seems to be answering regarding this season; that's the reason for my question.

We're miles off the top five, and £100m off the top 6. I agree with you that Citeh and Villa could easily spend big too though, so as I said, impossible to say.

I think they were talking about next season. No-one in their right might can genuinely think that we coudl be 7th this season.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: STM on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 11:20:10 PM
Honestly, hand on heart, where do we all think we'll be at the end of next season, under KK?

Next season or this?

Impossible to say. If we spend £100m next summer we'll get top 6.

Next season. Thats why i typed "next season".

If we spend £100m, and a few others spend nothing, you MAY be right. We're some way off those teams NOW, though, so we'll need a fair whack just to get us level with them.

Squad wise we are not that far off the likes of Man City, Villa and Everton but in terms of cohesion, communication and teamwork we are miles off. However KK will improve all that.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Shearergol on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 11:20:16 PM
Quote
12th. Still major areas for improvement in the team, not much time (2weeks) to try and solve them. Hard fixtures.

I predicted 14th under Allardyce, so a couple of spots better.

Surely that means this season? ;)
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Northern Monkey on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 11:24:17 PM
Honestly, hand on heart, where do we all think we'll be at the end of next season, under KK?

Next season or this?

Impossible to say. If we spend £100m next summer we'll get top 6.

Next season. Thats why i typed "next season".

If we spend £100m, and a few others spend nothing, you MAY be right. We're some way off those teams NOW, though, so we'll need a fair whack just to get us level with them.

Squad wise we are not that far off the likes of Man City, Villa and Everton but in terms of cohesion, communication and teamwork we are miles off. However KK will improve all that.

Our first team is well below them, never mind our squads. We haven't even got a good enough fist XI.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: James on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 11:26:03 PM
Honestly, hand on heart, where do we all think we'll be at the end of next season, under KK?

Next season or this?

Impossible to say. If we spend £100m next summer we'll get top 6.

Next season. Thats why i typed "next season".

If we spend £100m, and a few others spend nothing, you MAY be right. We're some way off those teams NOW, though, so we'll need a fair whack just to get us level with them.

Squad wise we are not that far off the likes of Man City, Villa and Everton but in terms of cohesion, communication and teamwork we are miles off. However KK will improve all that.

Our first team is well below them, never mind our squads. We haven't even got a good enough fist XI.

Carte Blanche Northern Monkey.

Some players can find new life under new management. Give them all a chance.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Northern Monkey on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 11:30:04 PM
Honestly, hand on heart, where do we all think we'll be at the end of next season, under KK?

Next season or this?

Impossible to say. If we spend £100m next summer we'll get top 6.

Next season. Thats why i typed "next season".

If we spend £100m, and a few others spend nothing, you MAY be right. We're some way off those teams NOW, though, so we'll need a fair whack just to get us level with them.

Squad wise we are not that far off the likes of Man City, Villa and Everton but in terms of cohesion, communication and teamwork we are miles off. However KK will improve all that.

Our first team is well below them, never mind our squads. We haven't even got a good enough fist XI.

Carte Blanche Northern Monkey.

Some players can find new life under new management. Give them all a chance.

So we have to forget the s*** perfomances, and ignore the fact that some have proved they aren't good enough? I don't think so.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: garth on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 11:32:43 PM
I have to say I'm totally disappointed with this decision, I really thought Mort and Ashley would have more intelligence and for once put the club in good standing obviously not!.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Shearergol on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 11:33:45 PM
Honestly, hand on heart, where do we all think we'll be at the end of next season, under KK?

Next season or this?

Impossible to say. If we spend £100m next summer we'll get top 6.

Next season. Thats why i typed "next season".

If we spend £100m, and a few others spend nothing, you MAY be right. We're some way off those teams NOW, though, so we'll need a fair whack just to get us level with them.

Squad wise we are not that far off the likes of Man City, Villa and Everton but in terms of cohesion, communication and teamwork we are miles off. However KK will improve all that.

Our first team is well below them, never mind our squads. We haven't even got a good enough fist XI.

Carte Blanche Northern Monkey.

Some players can find new life under new management. Give them all a chance.

Including Smith and Barton, as well as a defender who has managed to appear worse than Boumsong, Rosenhal?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: James on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 11:35:19 PM
Honestly, hand on heart, where do we all think we'll be at the end of next season, under KK?

Next season or this?

Impossible to say. If we spend £100m next summer we'll get top 6.

Next season. Thats why i typed "next season".

If we spend £100m, and a few others spend nothing, you MAY be right. We're some way off those teams NOW, though, so we'll need a fair whack just to get us level with them.

Squad wise we are not that far off the likes of Man City, Villa and Everton but in terms of cohesion, communication and teamwork we are miles off. However KK will improve all that.

Our first team is well below them, never mind our squads. We haven't even got a good enough fist XI.

Carte Blanche Northern Monkey.

Some players can find new life under new management. Give them all a chance.

Including Smith and Barton, as well as a defender who has managed to appear worse than Boumsong, Rosenhal?

You just have to see how they do.

I remember a time when Richard Dunne was crapness personified.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Northern Monkey on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 11:37:51 PM
Honestly, hand on heart, where do we all think we'll be at the end of next season, under KK?

Next season or this?

Impossible to say. If we spend £100m next summer we'll get top 6.

Next season. Thats why i typed "next season".

If we spend £100m, and a few others spend nothing, you MAY be right. We're some way off those teams NOW, though, so we'll need a fair whack just to get us level with them.

Squad wise we are not that far off the likes of Man City, Villa and Everton but in terms of cohesion, communication and teamwork we are miles off. However KK will improve all that.

Our first team is well below them, never mind our squads. We haven't even got a good enough fist XI.

Carte Blanche Northern Monkey.

Some players can find new life under new management. Give them all a chance.

Including Smith and Barton, as well as a defender who has managed to appear worse than Boumsong, Rosenhal?

You just have to see how they do.

I remember a time when Richard Dunne was crapness personified.

Carr, Barton, Smith, Rozenhal,......jesus, i can't face that again.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: gazza ladra on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 11:40:50 PM
Expect Barton to do well.

Smith, as well-- in his new role coming in off the bench.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Caz on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 11:42:07 PM

Smith, as well-- in his new role coming in off the bench.

Staying on the bench would be a good role for him atm
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Northern Monkey on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 11:42:41 PM

Smith, as well-- in his new role coming in off the bench.

Staying on the bench would be a good role for him atm

Staying at a different club would be better, were there any stupid enough.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: #9 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 11:48:02 PM
Managed in the premiership, has 2nd place finishes as well as a number of top 6 finishes, managed at international level, how anyone can be disappointed its unreal
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Northern Monkey on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 11:49:11 PM
Managed in the premiership, has 2nd place finishes as well as a number of top 6 finishes, managed at international level, how anyone can be disappointed its unreal

Erm, he wasn't exactly a rousing success anywhere, was he. There were better options out there, is the point.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: #9 on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 11:52:28 PM
Managed in the premiership, has 2nd place finishes as well as a number of top 6 finishes, managed at international level, how anyone can be disappointed its unreal

Erm, he wasn't exactly a rousing success anywhere, was he. There were better options out there, is the point.

Since when did what managers did elsewere work out for us?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Parky on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 11:56:12 PM
Managed in the premiership, has 2nd place finishes as well as a number of top 6 finishes, managed at international level, how anyone can be disappointed its unreal

Erm, he wasn't exactly a rousing success anywhere, was he. There were better options out there, is the point.

Of course there are better options, but Ashley has decided to live the dream and if this means the release of gargantuan amounts of funds....Let's take that ride.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Mick on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 11:57:36 PM
We aren't £100 million off top 6, that would get you 5 very good players and we're not that far behind.  5 very good players would potentially make us a very good side.  I think we've got a good enough defence and if we provide the service to the forwards we'll get goals.  What we need is creativity in midfield, we're probably short of two midfiedlders.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: S.S.R. on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 11:58:39 PM
Managed in the premiership, has 2nd place finishes as well as a number of top 6 finishes, managed at international level, how anyone can be disappointed its unreal

Erm, he wasn't exactly a rousing success anywhere, was he. There were better options out there, is the point.

Of course there are better options, but Ashley has decided to live the dream and if this means the release of gargantuan amounts of funds....Let's take that ride....

...on the love rollercoaster.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Parky on Wednesday 16 January 2008, 11:59:50 PM
Managed in the premiership, has 2nd place finishes as well as a number of top 6 finishes, managed at international level, how anyone can be disappointed its unreal

Erm, he wasn't exactly a rousing success anywhere, was he. There were better options out there, is the point.

Of course there are better options, but Ashley has decided to live the dream and if this means the release of gargantuan amounts of funds....Let's take that ride....

...on the love rollercoaster....

...baby!  bluerazz.gif
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Ridzuan on Thursday 17 January 2008, 12:01:25 AM
For me,I think I am just satisfied,not totally overjoyed.Its a risky appointment.Yes he has done it a few years ago,and he might or might not do it again this time round.But I was hoping that we would go for a more 'experienced' and a manager with a better CVs,but if its entertaining football you want,Keegan I think can do the job with his influence at the club being huge,unlike what he has done with Manchester City.Whatever it is,the appoitnment has been made,he will get my support and lets hope he will buy some players during this transfer window because our squad is depleted.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: #9 on Thursday 17 January 2008, 12:01:40 AM
Managed in the premiership, has 2nd place finishes as well as a number of top 6 finishes, managed at international level, how anyone can be disappointed its unreal

Erm, he wasn't exactly a rousing success anywhere, was he. There were better options out there, is the point.

Of course there are better options, but Ashley has decided to live the dream and if this means the release of gargantuan amounts of funds....Let's take that ride....

...on the love rollercoaster.

iam onboard to, gonna be a long wait until it begins on sat!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: LucaAltieri on Thursday 17 January 2008, 12:21:28 AM
Managed in the premiership, has 2nd place finishes as well as a number of top 6 finishes, managed at international level, how anyone can be disappointed its unreal

Erm, he wasn't exactly a rousing success anywhere, was he. There were better options out there, is the point.

Of course there are better options, but Ashley has decided to live the dream and if this means the release of gargantuan amounts of funds....Let's take that ride....

...on the love rollercoaster.

(http://www.zonamedia.ro/thumbs/3cb5e2aa7e30.jpg)
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Wullie on Thursday 17 January 2008, 12:42:26 AM
I'm puzzled by the way some people go on about him. Fair enough, I can understand folk having reservations (I'd have said "no chance" a year ago) but "average manager"? "Step backwards"? He's not Glenn Roeder ffs. How many other managers can claim to have lead one of the world's most competitive leagues for 35 games right from day one? He didn't win it, but for one or two tiny bits of luck in certain games he would have.

You'd think he was Steve McClaren the way some of you wail. I love the "he was s*** with England" comparisons too - probably from the same people bumming Sven without a hint of irony.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Dinho lad on Thursday 17 January 2008, 12:44:50 AM
Quote
. I love the "he was s*** with England" comparisons too - probably from the same people bumming Sven without a hint of irony.

He had a lot of average players at the time, too. Don't give a monkies that he failed with England, tbh.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Shearer9 on Thursday 17 January 2008, 12:45:43 AM
I think it's an OK choice, but everytime I see him he looks totally overwhelmed.  I'm worried that there's no plan in place, that he really has no idea where to start.  Makes the transfer window all the more worrisome. 
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Parky on Thursday 17 January 2008, 12:51:26 AM
I think it's an OK choice, but everytime I see him he looks totally overwhelmed.  I'm worried that there's no plan in place, that he really has no idea where to start.  Makes the transfer window all the more worrisome. 

All this 'planning lark' is overrated. We are now beyong that.....magic awaits. bluerazz.gif
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: K9 on Thursday 17 January 2008, 12:52:54 AM
Magical appointment imo
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: a random player who doesn't even play for us any more on Thursday 17 January 2008, 12:53:13 AM
I'm puzzled by the way some people go on about him. Fair enough, I can understand folk having reservations (I'd have said "no chance" a year ago) but "average manager"? "Step backwards"? He's not Glenn Roeder ffs. How many other managers can claim to have lead one of the world's most competitive leagues for 35 games right from day one? He didn't win it, but for one or two tiny bits of luck in certain games he would have.

You'd think he was Steve McClaren the way some of you wail. I love the "he was s*** with England" comparisons too - probably from the same people bumming Sven without a hint of irony.
Sven did a lot better than Keegan for England tbf.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: IndonesianToon on Thursday 17 January 2008, 12:53:20 AM
Great News!
Welcome back . . .
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Parky on Thursday 17 January 2008, 12:55:45 AM
Magical appointment imo

...and of course there is no roadmap where we are going. KK knows that and I love him for it.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Kitman on Thursday 17 January 2008, 12:59:28 AM
I think it's an OK choice, but everytime I see him he looks totally overwhelmed.  I'm worried that there's no plan in place, that he really has no idea where to start.  Makes the transfer window all the more worrisome. 

All this 'planning lark' is overrated. We are now beyong that.....magic awaits. bluerazz.gif

Parky assists Keegan with his team selection for Saturday

(http://headbangersblog.mtv.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/crowley.jpg)
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: ChezGiven on Thursday 17 January 2008, 01:03:16 AM
I'm puzzled by the way some people go on about him. Fair enough, I can understand folk having reservations (I'd have said "no chance" a year ago) but "average manager"? "Step backwards"? He's not Glenn Roeder ffs. How many other managers can claim to have lead one of the world's most competitive leagues for 35 games right from day one? He didn't win it, but for one or two tiny bits of luck in certain games he would have.

You'd think he was Steve McClaren the way some of you wail. I love the "he was s*** with England" comparisons too - probably from the same people bumming Sven without a hint of irony.

Wullie, honestly man, the world has changed and so has football since then. The Prem was not even near the best league in the world in 96. Its only recently that we've been able to claim that.

For the record, i'll support Kev to the hilt but i am worried about this.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Parky on Thursday 17 January 2008, 01:03:20 AM
I think it's an OK choice, but everytime I see him he looks totally overwhelmed.  I'm worried that there's no plan in place, that he really has no idea where to start.  Makes the transfer window all the more worrisome. 

All this 'planning lark' is overrated. We are now beyong that.....magic awaits. bluerazz.gif

Parky assists Keegan with his team selection for Saturday

(http://headbangersblog.mtv.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/crowley.jpg)

Crowley on the wing? Nice.  :razz:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Parky on Thursday 17 January 2008, 01:04:13 AM
I'm puzzled by the way some people go on about him. Fair enough, I can understand folk having reservations (I'd have said "no chance" a year ago) but "average manager"? "Step backwards"? He's not Glenn Roeder ffs. How many other managers can claim to have lead one of the world's most competitive leagues for 35 games right from day one? He didn't win it, but for one or two tiny bits of luck in certain games he would have.

You'd think he was Steve McClaren the way some of you wail. I love the "he was s*** with England" comparisons too - probably from the same people bumming Sven without a hint of irony.

Wullie, honestly man, the world has changed and so has football since then. The Prem was not even near the best league in the world in 96. Its only recently that we've been able to claim that.

For the record, i'll support Kev to the hilt but i am worried about this.

Don't be Cheznois...It is written.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Syrette on Thursday 17 January 2008, 01:05:48 AM
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/article695983.ece

Quote
KEVIN KEEGAN made a sensational return to Newcastle last night, sparking astonishing scenes on Tyneside.

The Toon legend, back at St James’ Park 4,025 days after quitting as boss, was named as the shock replacement for Sam Allardyce.

Keegan, 56, watched from the directors’ box as Newcastle beat Stoke 4-1 in their FA Cup third-round replay — to seal a fourth-round clash at Arsenal.

He said: “It’s nice to be home. I’m delighted to be back.”

And Toon chairman Chris Mort added: “I think we’ve got the right man in the end.”

Keegan, out of the game since leaving Manchester City in 2005, has signed a 3½-year deal worth a whopping £20million.

The news triggered waves of Keeganmania across Newcastle, with fans snapping up shirts emblazoned with their messiah’s name.

At 2.30pm yesterday only 30,000 tickets had been sold for last night’s clash. When news of his appointment broke, thousands more were sold in minutes.

The ex-England chief, who has been running his soccer school in Glasgow, landed the job following a final round of talks yesterday and will be given a £50m war chest by owner Mike Ashley to spend now and in the summer.

He will also move quickly to appoint a No 2, with Derek Fazackerley — his long-time aide who is currently at Manchester City — in the running along with Chris Coleman, John Carver and Portsmouth assistant Tony Adams.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Dinho lad on Thursday 17 January 2008, 01:07:27 AM
20m wages?! :yikes:  50m kitty? :yikes:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Rocker on Thursday 17 January 2008, 01:08:04 AM
Wish my Dad was around to see this...  :weep:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Ridzuan on Thursday 17 January 2008, 01:08:13 AM
It is said on the official website that he will be unveil on Friday afternoon.Does that mean he will take charge of the Bolton game?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Shearer9 on Thursday 17 January 2008, 01:13:05 AM
SSN says his first press conference will be tomorrow.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Dinho lad on Thursday 17 January 2008, 01:15:51 AM
know the time?!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: a random player who doesn't even play for us any more on Thursday 17 January 2008, 01:16:20 AM
know the time?!
1:16 am.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Kitman on Thursday 17 January 2008, 01:25:35 AM
I think it's an OK choice, but everytime I see him he looks totally overwhelmed.  I'm worried that there's no plan in place, that he really has no idea where to start.  Makes the transfer window all the more worrisome. 

All this 'planning lark' is overrated. We are now beyong that.....magic awaits. bluerazz.gif

Parky assists Keegan with his team selection for Saturday

(http://headbangersblog.mtv.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/crowley.jpg)

Crowley on the wing? Nice.  :razz:

THAT'S MAGICK!!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: gallowgate on Thursday 17 January 2008, 01:26:11 AM
know the time?!
1:16 am.

 :iamatwat:

Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Greg on Thursday 17 January 2008, 01:26:24 AM
SSN says his first press conference will be tomorrow.

Tomorrow is Friday.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: ToonCanuck on Thursday 17 January 2008, 01:30:46 AM
 well thats a stunner... .to much to hope for, a return of the entertainers,lol.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Walking in a waddle wonde on Thursday 17 January 2008, 01:32:21 AM
20m wages?! :yikes:  50m kitty? :yikes:

From The Mail

Keegan, who vowed just two months ago never to return to club management, was lured back to Tyneside by Ashley with the promise of a £60million kitty and a £3m-a-year contract for three-and-a-half years.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Pip on Thursday 17 January 2008, 01:34:19 AM
I wonder how they make up these random numbers? Like Keegan would have told the media, within 4 hours of signing a contract, that he's been promised a £60m kitty. What a load of s***.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Dinho lad on Thursday 17 January 2008, 01:34:23 AM
20m wages?! :yikes:  50m kitty? :yikes:

From The Mail

Keegan, who vowed just two months ago never to return to club management, was lured back to Tyneside by Ashley with the promise of a £60million kitty and a £3m-a-year contract for three-and-a-half years.

now that sounds much better!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: a random player who doesn't even play for us any more on Thursday 17 January 2008, 01:38:54 AM
Tight or what, give him 100m ;)
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: afar on Thursday 17 January 2008, 01:39:45 AM
Sorry if this has already been said but since I just got home from work, I  can't be arsed to read through 26 pages.

Anyway about a year or two ago I would have said this was a backward step but I think it's absolutely the right appointment at the right time. I'm starting to believe there are only a few people who could manage our unique club and KK has already proved to be one of them.

If he's backed in the transfer market and afforded some time then I'm sure he'll make us proud of our team once more.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: merlin on Thursday 17 January 2008, 02:22:05 AM
I am fairly stunned about this in some ways - yes, I can see the reasoning at this time( the club is in a mess and we need points as well as an uplift among the fans), but I have some doubts as to the long-term viability of KK's appointment.

I was all in favour of his taking over in 1992 and the club has never had such an exciting time for its fans in recent memory as during his managership - none of us will ever forget it...

However, as I have said previously, I need to be convinced that the club's Academy and Reserves will still have the high priority that Mort stressed in his programme notes - this was an area very much downgraded during Kev's last stint as boss...
Also, it will be interesting to see whether the defence is given as much priority as the attack - ALL top sides build from the back and defend AS A TEAM..

The appointment of a No.2 will tell us much, as will the re-jigging of the coaching staff - cannot see too many of the current bunch surviving in the medium term - wouldn't be surprised if he tries to get Fazackerly back from City.

Positives ;- We'll play attacking football and excite the fans ; the enthusiasm his appointment brings SHOULD keep us out of trouble ; expect Milner and N'Zogbia to thrive under his guidance(note that Milner scored last night from the RIGHT hand side of the area..!!) ; He will be likely to sign some decent players in the close season , esp with the budget Ashley will give him, but the competition is far tougher now..

Negatives ;- A fairly short-term appointment(he will be nearly 60 by the end of the contract), and I hope there will be decent foundations at ALL levels of the club when he leaves - we do not want to have an ageing side without any decent youngsters coming through, or the next guy will have a problem ;
There may be a tendency for him to go back to all his old buddies(Cox & Co)when we need some really promising new blood in the coaching staff ; His former bubbly enthusiasm may not be there in quite the same way(too many negative experiences at City/England etc)and motivation is almost 75% of his strength; he has a fairly short fuse, and any disagreements with Ashley/Mort will only end one way...

Having said this, I desperately want him to succeed - that he loves the club is beyond question(don't think he would have gone anywhere else if asked)and he probably feels a sense of unfinished business,
However, it will be much more difficult for him to get the club into even the Top 6, let alone challenge for the Prem this time - the Game has moved on, and we have been left far behind.

Nevertheless, it will be an exciting ride..!!

ENJOY !
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: battyleespeed on Thursday 17 January 2008, 02:26:35 AM
Feel like 18 again.  :celb:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: alijmitchell on Thursday 17 January 2008, 02:59:25 AM
Chez man, just roll the f*** with it.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: johnnypd on Thursday 17 January 2008, 03:04:45 AM
I'm puzzled by the way some people go on about him. Fair enough, I can understand folk having reservations (I'd have said "no chance" a year ago) but "average manager"? "Step backwards"? He's not Glenn Roeder ffs. How many other managers can claim to have lead one of the world's most competitive leagues for 35 games right from day one? He didn't win it, but for one or two tiny bits of luck in certain games he would have.

You'd think he was Steve McClaren the way some of you wail. I love the "he was s*** with England" comparisons too - probably from the same people bumming Sven without a hint of irony.

Wullie, honestly man, the world has changed and so has football since then. The Prem was not even near the best league in the world in 96. Its only recently that we've been able to claim that.

For the record, i'll support Kev to the hilt but i am worried about this.

i'm not so worried about the football world having changed, i'm more worried about the fact keegan's changed. does he still have the hunger, passion and patience to build a club from the bottom up. waking up today i wonder if he'll feel overwhelmed or overjoyed, hopefully the latter. got serious reservations about his appointment but there's also a part of me that is hugely excited, more than i would've been by any other manager out there.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Willow on Thursday 17 January 2008, 03:23:50 AM
For the record, i'll support Kev to the hilt
  there's also a part of me that is hugely excited, more than i would've been by any other manager out there.

Same. I'll say I had my reservations before today but I never thought I'd be truly excited like I'm feeling now.

Its like the other 'in love' thread - I totally agree, I've never been very excited about managerial appointments in the past tbh but right now I'm buzzing

 :cheesy:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: ChezGiven on Thursday 17 January 2008, 03:49:32 AM
I'm puzzled by the way some people go on about him. Fair enough, I can understand folk having reservations (I'd have said "no chance" a year ago) but "average manager"? "Step backwards"? He's not Glenn Roeder ffs. How many other managers can claim to have lead one of the world's most competitive leagues for 35 games right from day one? He didn't win it, but for one or two tiny bits of luck in certain games he would have.

You'd think he was Steve McClaren the way some of you wail. I love the "he was s*** with England" comparisons too - probably from the same people bumming Sven without a hint of irony.

Wullie, honestly man, the world has changed and so has football since then. The Prem was not even near the best league in the world in 96. Its only recently that we've been able to claim that.

For the record, i'll support Kev to the hilt but i am worried about this.

i'm not so worried about the football world having changed, i'm more worried about the fact keegan's changed. does he still have the hunger, passion and patience to build a club from the bottom up. waking up today i wonder if he'll feel overwhelmed or overjoyed, hopefully the latter. got serious reservations about his appointment but there's also a part of me that is hugely excited, more than i would've been by any other manager out there.

The last time he was here, the bottom of the club was irrelevant to him.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Willow on Thursday 17 January 2008, 03:53:22 AM
I'm puzzled by the way some people go on about him. Fair enough, I can understand folk having reservations (I'd have said "no chance" a year ago) but "average manager"? "Step backwards"? He's not Glenn Roeder ffs. How many other managers can claim to have lead one of the world's most competitive leagues for 35 games right from day one? He didn't win it, but for one or two tiny bits of luck in certain games he would have.

You'd think he was Steve McClaren the way some of you wail. I love the "he was s*** with England" comparisons too - probably from the same people bumming Sven without a hint of irony.

Wullie, honestly man, the world has changed and so has football since then. The Prem was not even near the best league in the world in 96. Its only recently that we've been able to claim that.

For the record, i'll support Kev to the hilt but i am worried about this.

i'm not so worried about the football world having changed, i'm more worried about the fact keegan's changed. does he still have the hunger, passion and patience to build a club from the bottom up. waking up today i wonder if he'll feel overwhelmed or overjoyed, hopefully the latter. got serious reservations about his appointment but there's also a part of me that is hugely excited, more than i would've been by any other manager out there.

The last time he was here, the bottom of the club was irrelevant to him.


Things change.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: ChezGiven on Thursday 17 January 2008, 03:55:36 AM
I'm puzzled by the way some people go on about him. Fair enough, I can understand folk having reservations (I'd have said "no chance" a year ago) but "average manager"? "Step backwards"? He's not Glenn Roeder ffs. How many other managers can claim to have lead one of the world's most competitive leagues for 35 games right from day one? He didn't win it, but for one or two tiny bits of luck in certain games he would have.

You'd think he was Steve McClaren the way some of you wail. I love the "he was s*** with England" comparisons too - probably from the same people bumming Sven without a hint of irony.

Wullie, honestly man, the world has changed and so has football since then. The Prem was not even near the best league in the world in 96. Its only recently that we've been able to claim that.

For the record, i'll support Kev to the hilt but i am worried about this.

i'm not so worried about the football world having changed, i'm more worried about the fact keegan's changed. does he still have the hunger, passion and patience to build a club from the bottom up. waking up today i wonder if he'll feel overwhelmed or overjoyed, hopefully the latter. got serious reservations about his appointment but there's also a part of me that is hugely excited, more than i would've been by any other manager out there.

The last time he was here, the bottom of the club was irrelevant to him.


Things change.

I hope so  :thup:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: toontownman on Thursday 17 January 2008, 04:02:14 AM
He was fine until he lost the plot and scrapped the youth team/reserves. Wouldnt suprise me to see him try and get Asa Hartford in, he was fantastic at City.

Will just have to wait and see who he brings in around him, certainly looks like he needs someone at his side that has been keeping up the game over the past few years..

KK: Ginola?
Assistant: Retired

KK: Zola?
Assistant: Retired

KK:Asprilla?
Assistant: Crazy

KK: Anelka?
Assistant: Just missed him

KK: Sheringham?
Assistant: Past it.

KK: Beardsley!
Beardo: Mphver hrr Gffr
KK: What?
Assistant: He says he's over there boss.

KK: Diego?
Assistant: Diego?
KK: Thats what I said
Assistant: Really? Playing for Weder Bremen, shall we give them a call gaffer?
KK: HA! now I know your having me on, he retired years ago, plus I dont want any ball punching cheaters around here.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Echo on Thursday 17 January 2008, 11:13:43 AM
The majority of people on here are not overjoyed  -  I know there are season ticket holders on here but I bet that figure will be different among those there on Saturday.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Geordie Boot Boy on Thursday 17 January 2008, 11:17:22 AM
The great feeling still hasn't gone away!  We finally have a manager that we can believe in again.  Even if things are going wrong, you can have faith that it'll all turn around, because Kevin Keegan is the manager.  Sir Bobby was the last one to give me this feeling.

All apathy should be gone for everyone now.  Now, we feel the highs and lows of every goal, every refereeing decision, even every throw in for God's sake... again! 
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: rocksammy on Thursday 17 January 2008, 11:18:17 AM
He was fine until he lost the plot and scrapped the youth team/reserves. Wouldnt suprise me to see him try and get Asa Hartford in, he was fantastic at City.

Will just have to wait and see who he brings in around him, certainly looks like he needs someone at his side that has been keeping up the game over the past few years..

KK: Ginola?
Assistant: Retired

KK: Zola?
Assistant: Retired

KK:Asprilla?
Assistant: Crazy

KK: Anelka?
Assistant: Just missed him

KK: Sheringham?
Assistant: Past it.

KK: Beardsley!
Beardo: Mphver hrr Gffr
KK: What?
Assistant: He says he's over there boss.

KK: Diego?
Assistant: Diego?
KK: Thats what I said
Assistant: Really? Playing for Weder Bremen, shall we give them a call gaffer?
KK: HA! now I know your having me on, he retired years ago, plus I dont want any ball punching cheaters around here.


Nice story needs more dragons imo
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 17 January 2008, 11:20:45 AM
Its going to be a like a roller coaster with no breaks, just jump on and enjoy the ride.


Seriously tho, he just has to try and move us away form the bottom teams, try and play a bit of footy in the meantime.  Bring in some decent footballers.   Make us more attractive ready for a manager who has similar beliefs of football as him and NUFC fans but who can then really finish the job.

KK Job Done.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: AyeDubbleYoo on Thursday 17 January 2008, 11:25:59 AM
The great feeling still hasn't gone away!  We finally have a manager that we can believe in again.  Even if things are going wrong, you can have faith that it'll all turn around, because Kevin Keegan is the manager.  Sir Bobby was the last one to give me this feeling.

All apathy should be gone for everyone now.  Now, we feel the highs and lows of every goal, every refereeing decision, even every throw in for God's sake... again! 

Exactly, at least we won't be shrugging our shoulders anymore, apathy was in real danger of setting in with a succession of underwhelming appointments. Redknapp or Hughes would have just been a continuation of that.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: James on Thursday 17 January 2008, 11:30:48 AM
One thing clear with the return of Keegan last night was that it brought a sort of momentum to the crowd of which I had forgotten it had existed.

The momentum passed on to the players as well.

Do you think that players only pick up the momentum when they are on the ball? I don't. The players are going to feel the level of encouragement from the crowd regardless of whether or not they are on the ball.

We can learn from this. Lets stop becoming apathetic when the likes of Smith or Rozehnal touch the ball, because ten seconds later, N'Zogbia might be on the ball, and by keeping the momentum going, we can egg all our exciting players on so that they are flying before they have even made their first touch.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Kasper on Thursday 17 January 2008, 11:30:50 AM

Nice story needs more dragons imo

Well said :lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: eaststar on Thursday 17 January 2008, 11:33:16 AM
I get a similar feeling to NorthernGimp.

KK is someone who knows the club, supporters and knows what it's all about.  He has the respect and the passion.  It's going to be a ride - and to be honest, I don't know whether we'll win anything - but it'll be a hellova ride! I'm looking forward to it.

At the same time, I have a feeling KK will be here on a short -term basis. My view (hope) is, he'll get the mood round the club around and help it finds it feet whilst Ashley and Mort try and convince Mourin -oops -  I mean a 'world class manager' to take the reins in the near future to take us to the next level. 
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: James on Thursday 17 January 2008, 11:36:12 AM
Keegan speaks:

http://www.nufc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10278~1217510,00.html

Quote
King Kev:  I Want To Fulfil Geordie Dreams

By Craig Hope

KEVIN Keegan says that he wants to help the Toon Army to fulfil their dreams as he prepares to embark on a sensational third spell with Newcastle United.

The 56-year-old sparked scenes of mass celebration on Tyneside on Wednesday afternoon when it was announced that he would return to the club as manager.

Keegan watched from the stands later that night as the Magpies swept aside Championship side Stoke City with an emphatic 4-1 victory to ensure safe passage to the Fourth Round of the FA Cup.

Afterwards, the Geordie messiah spoke of his excitement at the prospect of a third return to Gallowgate.

"I am just as excited this time as I was when I came to play here at 31 and when I came as a manager at 43 or 44," he said.

"I think this is right, I have certainly inherited a strong, talented group of players - which is something I didn't have when I came last time.

"When I came last time we were wondering whether we could fill the stadium. That is not a problem.

"They will be trying to get a stadium big enough if we can put some football on and get some success here.

"I know what the fans want and I know what they don't want as well.

"As long as they are realistic and patient I think we can try again to help them have dreams and possibly win something.

"The job in hand is a big job, it is a great club."

Newcastle World TV has video highlights of Wednesday's emphatic 4-1 victory over Stoke as well as interviews with Charles N'Zogbia, Steven Taylor, James Milner and Nigel Pearson as they reflect on the game and the arrival of Kevin Keegan as the new United boss ... There has never been a better time to sign-up to World with King Kev once again set to don his Toon crown ... Click below to join today for just £17.99 all season long ...
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: BONTEMPI on Thursday 17 January 2008, 11:36:42 AM
Don't know what peoples problem are with him?

I think most of you are just trying to cover your backs so you can be proved right if it goes pearshaped!

He's given us the sort of injection no other manager in the World could have at this time, so just be happy he's the man in charge.

He's got a squad that is far greater than when he first came here as manager, but with a few signings this transfer window I think he can take us places.

I just want us to stuff Man Utd again as they are a bunch of glory hunting w*****s!  Lets see when fergie retires and somone comes in to f*** it up how many of them stick around?


Lets get all behind him and make St Jame's a place to be feared again!


 
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Dragon55544 on Thursday 17 January 2008, 11:51:48 AM
One thing clear with the return of Keegan last night was that it brought a sort of momentum to the crowd of which I had forgotten it had existed.

The momentum passed on to the players as well.

Do you think that players only pick up the momentum when they are on the ball? I don't. The players are going to feel the level of encouragement from the crowd regardless of whether or not they are on the ball.

We can learn from this. Lets stop becoming apathetic when the likes of Smith or Rozehnal touch the ball, because ten seconds later, N'Zogbia might be on the ball, and by keeping the momentum going, we can egg all our exciting players on so that they are flying before they have even made their first touch.

Good post, booing never helps anyone even if Smith gets booed it effects the whole team. Last night was quite amazing and i can see SJP being a fortress again simply because the atmosphere will be great and very indimidating to opposing teams. I think it was clear against Arsenal how much the fans can help, we went 1-0 down after 4 mins yet the level of noise went up and the players responded.

I dont understand some people who are making out KK is a poor appointment and a huge gamble but then want someone like Deschamps. KK was a good manager for us , Fulham and Mancity. KK is an amazing motivator which getting the players up for the game and giving their all is half of the task, we will win some games alone by KK ability to get the players motivated.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Phil K on Thursday 17 January 2008, 12:00:47 PM
God, I hope I'm wrong, but the old saying "Never go back" I think will be thrown at us before long.
I'd just be happy to survive this year, and build for next.
And thats NOT a cert we will survive, either.
At least we can face the makems without being sick with worry now.
Problem is - the same p*ss-poor players though.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Nobody on Thursday 17 January 2008, 12:07:44 PM
I'm wasn't overjoyed by the fact that we've hired Keegan The Manager. My first reaction was "backwards", even though he's a much better manager than Roeder and Allardyce.
However, I am overjoyed anyway, because with Keegan The Manager, the crowd will always be behind the team 100% and we should be able to gain momentum out of it. Let's hope we'll have a good and long honey-moon period now too!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: bertiemasson on Thursday 17 January 2008, 12:15:15 PM
Don't know what peoples problem are with him?

I think most of you are just trying to cover your backs so you can be proved right if it goes pearshaped!

He's given us the sort of injection no other manager in the World could have at this time, so just be happy he's the man in charge.

He's got a squad that is far greater than when he first came here as manager, but with a few signings this transfer window I think he can take us places.

I just want us to stuff Man Utd again as they are a bunch of glory hunting w*****s!  Lets see when fergie retires and somone comes in to f*** it up how many of them stick around?


Lets get all behind him and make St Jame's a place to be feared again!


 
AGREE COMPLETELY
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Northern Monkey on Thursday 17 January 2008, 12:20:43 PM
One thing clear with the return of Keegan last night was that it brought a sort of momentum to the crowd of which I had forgotten it had existed.

The momentum passed on to the players as well.

Do you think that players only pick up the momentum when they are on the ball? I don't. The players are going to feel the level of encouragement from the crowd regardless of whether or not they are on the ball.

We can learn from this. Lets stop becoming apathetic when the likes of Smith or Rozehnal touch the ball, because ten seconds later, N'Zogbia might be on the ball, and by keeping the momentum going, we can egg all our exciting players on so that they are flying before they have even made their first touch.

Good post, booing never helps anyone even if Smith gets booed it effects the whole team. Last night was quite amazing and i can see SJP being a fortress again simply because the atmosphere will be great and very indimidating to opposing teams. I think it was clear against Arsenal how much the fans can help, we went 1-0 down after 4 mins yet the level of noise went up and the players responded.

I dont understand some people who are making out KK is a poor appointment and a huge gamble but then want someone like Deschamps. KK was a good manager for us , Fulham and Mancity. KK is an amazing motivator which getting the players up for the game and giving their all is half of the task, we will win some games alone by KK ability to get the players motivated.

How many games will we lose, though, because KK is not so good at the OTHER HALF of the task?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: scott076q on Thursday 17 January 2008, 12:22:32 PM
Why is it they always pick the most backward, inbred, local idiot to air their opinions on on sky sports?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: bertiemasson on Thursday 17 January 2008, 12:25:48 PM
Heres KKs Managerial Record....complete

   PLAYED   WON   DREW   LOST
mufc   176   77   60   39
fulham   61   38   11   12
nufc   251   138   62   51
   488   253   133   102
total   51.84%   27.25%   20.90%

mufc   43.75%   34.09%   22.16%
fulham   62.30%   18.03%   19.67%
nufc   54.98%   24.70%   20.32%

He was more succesfull at Fulham then United - but they didnt have as much fun as we did!!!!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Northern Monkey on Thursday 17 January 2008, 12:25:48 PM
One thing clear with the return of Keegan last night was that it brought a sort of momentum to the crowd of which I had forgotten it had existed.

The momentum passed on to the players as well.

Do you think that players only pick up the momentum when they are on the ball? I don't. The players are going to feel the level of encouragement from the crowd regardless of whether or not they are on the ball.

We can learn from this. Lets stop becoming apathetic when the likes of Smith or Rozehnal touch the ball, because ten seconds later, N'Zogbia might be on the ball, and by keeping the momentum going, we can egg all our exciting players on so that they are flying before they have even made their first touch.

Good post, booing never helps anyone even if Smith gets booed it effects the whole team. Last night was quite amazing and i can see SJP being a fortress again simply because the atmosphere will be great and very indimidating to opposing teams. I think it was clear against Arsenal how much the fans can help, we went 1-0 down after 4 mins yet the level of noise went up and the players responded.

I dont understand some people who are making out KK is a poor appointment and a huge gamble but then want someone like Deschamps. KK was a good manager for us , Fulham and Mancity. KK is an amazing motivator which getting the players up for the game and giving their all is half of the task, we will win some games alone by KK ability to get the players motivated.

In fairness, he DID crack here and at Citeh, and never really completed his jobs.

His stats, which is all you can ultimately judge someone on, i guess, are better for us than for Citeh.

I - like all fans i reckon - will be fully behind him, despite having some reservations about the value of his appointment in the medium/long term. But if it goes tits up, i hope that as NUFC fans we are honest enough to admit it, and not pretend it was everyones fault but his, and that he is somehow perfect. Honesty is a trait we shoudl be proud of as Geordies, instaed of fueling the stereotype of blinkered Toon fans.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: SUPERTOON on Thursday 17 January 2008, 12:28:19 PM
Just hope he has some transfer plans
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: BONTEMPI on Thursday 17 January 2008, 12:30:09 PM
God, I hope I'm wrong, but the old saying "Never go back" I think will be thrown at us before long.
I'd just be happy to survive this year, and build for next.
And thats NOT a cert we will survive, either.
At least we can face the makems without being sick with worry now.
Problem is - the same p*ss-poor players though.

I have to say, I think we have a better squad and team than we think we have.

And I honestly don't think the defence needs much doing with it.

The problem under Sam was that everyone was played in their wrong position, and that the type of football was allowing teams to force their way onto our defence with ease (because of the lack of cover from wing positions). When a defence is constantly under some kind of pressure, it's always likely that they'll look worse than they are.

And then theirs the morale factor.

If Kev buys one midfielder this window with a bit of pace and flair, I'd be over the moon.

True

Beye is great as is Faye

Taylor is the type of guy that will flourish under Keegan as he resonds to passion and Jose and Cacapa can only improve as time goes on.

As for Rozza I think he could be used as a defensive midfielder i.e like Hamann is for man city

He can pass the ball better than being a centre half and would be better at the role than Butt is at the moment.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Northern Monkey on Thursday 17 January 2008, 12:52:40 PM
God, I hope I'm wrong, but the old saying "Never go back" I think will be thrown at us before long.
I'd just be happy to survive this year, and build for next.
And thats NOT a cert we will survive, either.
At least we can face the makems without being sick with worry now.
Problem is - the same p*ss-poor players though.

I have to say, I think we have a better squad and team than we think we have.

And I honestly don't think the defence needs much doing with it.

The problem under Sam was that everyone was played in their wrong position, and that the type of football was allowing teams to force their way onto our defence with ease (because of the lack of cover from wing positions). When a defence is constantly under some kind of pressure, it's always likely that they'll look worse than they are.

And then theirs the morale factor.

If Kev buys one midfielder this window with a bit of pace and flair, I'd be over the moon.

True

Beye is great as is Faye

Taylor is the type of guy that will flourish under Keegan as he resonds to passion and Jose and Cacapa can only improve as time goes on.

As for Rozza I think he could be used as a defensive midfielder i.e like Hamann is for man city

He can pass the ball better than being a centre half and would be better at the role than Butt is at the moment.

I think saying players are "great" already is another example of us building players up just cos they play for us. Beye has looked good, yes, and Faye has been variable, but from what we've seen CAN be a good player for us.

Mind, Cacapa getting better with time might be a stretch, although hopefully Enrique can prove himself now.

I don't think there should be a place for Rozenhal, its not as if he's proven himself worthy of finding a place for him somewhere.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Geordie Boot Boy on Thursday 17 January 2008, 01:38:39 PM
God, I hope I'm wrong, but the old saying "Never go back" I think will be thrown at us before long.
I'd just be happy to survive this year, and build for next.
And thats NOT a cert we will survive, either.
At least we can face the makems without being sick with worry now.
Problem is - the same p*ss-poor players though.

Ironic that the manager that we approached first is someone who is doing rather well having 'gone back' and people are thinking that it always ends in failure.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Echo on Thursday 17 January 2008, 02:18:30 PM
God, I hope I'm wrong, but the old saying "Never go back" I think will be thrown at us before long.
I'd just be happy to survive this year, and build for next.
And thats NOT a cert we will survive, either.
At least we can face the makems without being sick with worry now.
Problem is - the same p*ss-poor players though.

Ironic that the manager that we approached first is someone who is doing rather well having 'gone back' and people are thinking that it always ends in failure.

Good point.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: biggs on Thursday 17 January 2008, 02:21:52 PM
A message to all fans of the toon watch his playing days with us dvds and as a manager (the official club history dvd ) and it had me in tears of joy and sadness (im 44) and it shows what he can bring to our club just enjoy the rollercoaster and see where it takes us .
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: McCormick on Thursday 17 January 2008, 02:22:40 PM
:lol: what a day to have my internet stop working... The raections on here are f***ing priceless.
Exciting tmes ahead no matter what then...
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Thursday 17 January 2008, 02:49:07 PM
5/1 for Keegan to win something here next season.
7/1 for Keegan to not be here at the end of next season.

Work that one out. :lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: brummie on Thursday 17 January 2008, 02:50:48 PM
Ironic that the manager that we approached first is someone who is doing rather well having 'gone back' and people are thinking that it always ends in failure.

After a year, though, in Redknapp's case.

They probably hadn't even had the time to clean all the drool off his desk before he washed up back again.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Willow on Thursday 17 January 2008, 02:56:46 PM
Just hope he has some transfer plans

Oh I'm sure he will  O0

Also glad to hear hes only 56 too, thought he was older but Fergies like 67 isn't he? Arry is 60 and Houlliers 61. Keegans got a head start  :laugh:

Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Syrette on Thursday 17 January 2008, 03:02:00 PM
Didn't he get Man City promoted back to the Premiership with a record number of goals for?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: papo on Thursday 17 January 2008, 03:02:51 PM
sry i don't have tom time to read the whole thread... how long does his contract run?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Syrette on Thursday 17 January 2008, 03:03:43 PM
sry i don't have tom time to read the whole thread... how long does his contract run?

3 and half years.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: LucaAltieri on Thursday 17 January 2008, 03:04:56 PM
5/1 for Keegan to win something here next season.
7/1 for Keegan to not be here at the end of next season.

Work that one out. :lol:

Both worth a punt to be fair  :lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Dr Spectrum on Thursday 17 January 2008, 03:06:43 PM
Didn't he get Man City promoted back to the Premiership with a record number of goals for?

108 goals in the league...equalled the highest ever for us as a club (Stuart Pearce misses a last minute penalty in last game to break the record and give him 100 career goals...typical City)...but miles off the overall record...

Best season ever tho. Some fantastic memories.  ;D
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: papo on Thursday 17 January 2008, 03:06:43 PM
sry i don't have tom time to read the whole thread... how long does his contract run?

3 and half years.

OMG ???
firstly i thought he just came as a caretaker but... :laugh:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: James on Thursday 17 January 2008, 03:57:18 PM
http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Search.aspx?query=z.i.H4sIAAAAAAAEAO29B2AcSZYlJi9tynt_SvVK1-B0oQiAYBMk2JBAEOzBiM3mkuwdaUcjKasqgcplVmVdZhZAzO2dvPfee--999577733ujudTif33_8_XGZkAWz2zkrayZ4hgKrIHz9-fB8_In7dfLn91etf49f4NX6PX_dskV3kvyb9mtD_f723eX6RLX_N_5ueX2Pj82uan0ldVe3LrM4Wjfns18L_d3d-jH78eu9eXzen78wbv6b-jRZ40OTXfrCz5_1-jyFk59ri1_g19Xe88mtn51PTif0D__-18XOH-1207k33-69DjUv7hf0L7_269Ee9sGDDP399NN_FX78efz6xMDp_82vnIRT7J0PZsVDOO1Dc3_xaHUKxfzKUPQul7kBxfxNlcvPSr4k_fm39g8m0i99-Q9P2NzafE03ylfn01wz--rVy15X3-6-VN97H9vdfu1nZN39N_GFQ-a3si5dT96L7_depao9T7F_81ST3v8JfZkzMNg93drzfd73fmbV-7dnV0oD6Nc0fvw7-36wnbhDBX792njks_T_o95X_hf3j120CaOGfv_a7Z8_dnHh__Lb0_1-_WE7L9Sznhlnt4er98U0-_w_3x-1XAAQAAA..

Good bunch of Keegan/Training kit/club crest pictures here.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Syrette on Thursday 17 January 2008, 03:58:03 PM
http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Search.aspx?query=z.i.H4sIAAAAAAAEAO29B2AcSZYlJi9tynt_SvVK1-B0oQiAYBMk2JBAEOzBiM3mkuwdaUcjKasqgcplVmVdZhZAzO2dvPfee--999577733ujudTif33_8_XGZkAWz2zkrayZ4hgKrIHz9-fB8_In7dfLn91etf49f4NX6PX_dskV3kvyb9mtD_f723eX6RLX_N_5ueX2Pj82uan0ldVe3LrM4Wjfns18L_d3d-jH78eu9eXzen78wbv6b-jRZ40OTXfrCz5_1-jyFk59ri1_g19Xe88mtn51PTif0D__-18XOH-1207k33-69DjUv7hf0L7_269Ee9sGDDP399NN_FX78efz6xMDp_82vnIRT7J0PZsVDOO1Dc3_xaHUKxfzKUPQul7kBxfxNlcvPSr4k_fm39g8m0i99-Q9P2NzafE03ylfn01wz--rVy15X3-6-VN97H9vdfu1nZN39N_GFQ-a3si5dT96L7_depao9T7F_81ST3v8JfZkzMNg93drzfd73fmbV-7dnV0oD6Nc0fvw7-36wnbhDBX792njks_T_o95X_hf3j120CaOGfv_a7Z8_dnHh__Lb0_1-_WE7L9Sznhlnt4er98U0-_w_3x-1XAAQAAA..

Good bunch of Keegan/Training kit/club crest pictures here.

Link doesn't work James.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: James on Thursday 17 January 2008, 03:58:46 PM
Just type Keegan into Getty images then.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Syrette on Thursday 17 January 2008, 03:59:09 PM
Yes sir.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Rocker on Thursday 17 January 2008, 03:59:18 PM
You can just type in Newcastle United, too.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Syrette on Thursday 17 January 2008, 04:00:58 PM
(http://cache1.gettyimages.com/xc/79061809.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193516E2A05E1E122932F9F3557926B5F54)

 :weep:

:)

:')

 :smitten:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Syrette on Thursday 17 January 2008, 04:02:09 PM
You can just type in Newcastle United, too.

I know man, just telling James that that link didn't work.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Caz on Thursday 17 January 2008, 04:02:41 PM
Back where he belongs !
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: robbo_11 on Thursday 17 January 2008, 04:08:42 PM
Thank god Newcastle are not a big club, imagine the coverage if they were :thup:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Chris P on Thursday 17 January 2008, 04:10:25 PM
Walking in an Ashley pantomine :clap:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 17 January 2008, 04:22:09 PM
Wow 125 people are gutted KK is back to help us out of a hole for a while.  Jesus wept.

Who did you expect or want to turn up?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Chris P on Thursday 17 January 2008, 04:27:46 PM
Wow 125 people are gutted KK is back to help us out of a hole for a while.  Jesus wept.

Who did you expect or want to turn up?

hitzfeld
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Caz on Thursday 17 January 2008, 04:28:32 PM
Wow 125 people are gutted KK is back to help us out of a hole for a while.  Jesus wept.

Who did you expect or want to turn up?

Thats only 18.6% though
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Syrette on Thursday 17 January 2008, 04:49:02 PM
.co.uk had a bunch of good interviews with ex-Keegan players.

http://www.nufc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10278~1217760,00.html

Quote
King Kev:  Former Favourites' Verdict

FORMER Newcastle United favourites who played under Kevin Keegan have been having their say on the return of the Geordie messiah.

Here, nufc.co.uk takes a look at how Toon stars Robbie Elliott, Steve Howey, Peter Beardsley and David Ginola have reacted to the news of King Kev's third coming ...



Peter Beardsley

"I hope it is third time lucky in terms of winning trophies.

"He got promotion twice, as a player with us and then as a manager, and if he could win a trophy third time around, it would be absolutely magnificent.

"When I say a trophy, I don't expect us to win the Premier League in the next year.

"But there are cups to go for and hopefully 18 months from now, we will be challenging for Europe, so there will be the UEFA Cup, hopefully.

"I think it is a realistic possibility. He is here for three and a half years, so I would think we would certainly get close in those three and a half years.

"He is the right man for the job, I don't think there is any doubt about that.

"Alan Shearer was in the frame, but experience tells in this case and Kevin has seen it and done it before.

"He will bring an excitement level that they (the fans) have seen before. The way he plays football is what they want to see.

"In an ideal world, we would like to win trophies along with that, but the most important thing is the style of football, and his style is the best, in my opinion.

"He has a certain style of football that the fans enjoy watching and he will buy the players to fit into that system.

"They are going to be happy and exciting days for the next few weeks, certainly, and if it does not happen then, it will certainly happen in the summer - and I can't wait."



Robbie Elliott

"It's going to be a sensational atmosphere (against Bolton on Saturday)

"Since Kevin left the club, he's been back just once, for Peter Beardsley's testimonial. I was fortunate enough to play that day, and when he appeared the roof nearly came off the place.

"It was the loudest noise I've ever heard in my life, scarily loud.

"What's happened up here is incredible. People from outside just don't understand how exciting this is for Newcastle.

"It's been a difficult time for the club, but from Saturday onwards, hopefully, the place will take off.

"I've spoken to Andy O'Brien (who now plays for Bolton) and said 'unlucky'. Before this happened, Newcastle was a place where opposing teams were coming and commanding games, but this changes everything.

"It's going to be sensational. If anybody can get Newcastle going, he can.

"Sam (Allardyce) knew how big a job it was when he went up there, but he wasn't the first to be taken by surprise by just how difficult a job it is.

"Graeme Souness said he'd managed bigger clubs than Newcastle - Liverpool, Rangers and Galatasaray - but had never experienced anything like being manager up here.

"But Keegan knows the place and he really was something special when he was here before, a magnificent motivator and man-manager.

"It sounds quite naive to say it, but he'd give his team talks and you'd go out knowing you would win, especially at home.

"He got something extra out of us and, if he could get 10 or 15 per cent extra out of the good players he's got at the club now, he'll give Newcastle an extra dimension."



Steve Howey

"It's a fantastic appointment.

"The owner (Mike Ashley) sits up and listens to the fans and at the end of the day he's given the fans what they want.

"Kevin has always had a massive affinity with the club. Once the situation became apparent that there was a chance he would get the job, I don't think there was much thinking needed from his point of view.

"He just had a great knack of coming into the dressing room or training ground and just giving everybody a lift. He could give people great motivation, great belief in their own ability.

"After speaking to him for five minutes you'd come away thinking 'He's right, I am a good player, I can do that' and you'd have a lot more confidence in your own ability.

"He'd do that to you individually as well as doing it to the team as a whole. We'd go out on match days and feel as though we could beat anyone.

"His all-round enthusiasm and desire was infectious, and that rubbed off on the lads around him.

"One thing is for sure, he will get them believing in themselves and will get the dressing room to be a happy place."



David Ginola

"There have been so many managers and players involved at Newcastle.

"They sign and then run away after a few months or a year.

"A club needs stability.

"If you don't have any stability within your organisation then you don't bring confidence to everyone.

"From the chairman, to the manager to the players, you must bring this kind of stability and that will bring you success.

"If every year you are playing with two, three or four different players and you have a new manager then you have to start again.

"Most of the clubs that are successful are the ones that have stability.

"The responsibility on the shoulders of Kevin Keegan from now on will be tremendous.

"The expectations of the fans, they are really frustrated and desperate to win something and he will have to provide."



Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: elbee909 on Thursday 17 January 2008, 05:02:12 PM
Wow 125 people are gutted KK is back to help us out of a hole for a while.  Jesus wept.

Who did you expect or want to turn up?

Yes, because you were totally certain that Keegan would take the job prior to it happening and I'm sure were shouting for his appointment from the rooftops?

Bit easy to claim some sort of higher ground with the benefit of hindsight.  You won't be the only one though, I'm sure.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Syrette on Thursday 17 January 2008, 07:42:20 PM
 :kasper:

Phil Thompson...

speaking fairly positively about us! (http://www.skysports.com/video/0,20285,12606_3054864,00.html)
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: JH on Thursday 17 January 2008, 07:48:33 PM
"They're not that bad" - As much of a compliment as we're going to get from him tbh!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Legacy on Thursday 17 January 2008, 08:04:35 PM
I was watching Zoggy's interview on this earlier and they asked him what did he think about keegans appointment and he replies with " I hope we can go 1st... I mean obv not first of the prem, but up the top" Keegan fever has hit him aswell as the fans  ;D
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Syrette on Thursday 17 January 2008, 08:05:56 PM
He looks strangely happy for once during it an' all. He even smiles a few times!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: K9 on Thursday 17 January 2008, 10:51:20 PM
It still hasn't sunk in!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: James on Thursday 17 January 2008, 10:54:54 PM
Like I said in another thread, it is like I have entered another reality where Keegan never left, and Alex Ferguson still has to go to Middlesbrough
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Robster on Thursday 17 January 2008, 11:06:17 PM
I am ready to be laughed at because this is probably the stupidest question asked on here....

Has Keegan actually got his coaching badges ?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: #9 on Thursday 17 January 2008, 11:09:54 PM
Dont think so but dont think you need them after 5 years managing in the premiership
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: LucaAltieri on Thursday 17 January 2008, 11:11:49 PM
I am ready to be laughed at because this is probably the stupidest question asked on here....

Has Keegan actually got his coaching badges ?


Badges smadges. He's got his own blimmin' football circus.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: tmonkey on Thursday 17 January 2008, 11:13:04 PM
Wow 125 people are gutted KK is back to help us out of a hole for a while.  Jesus wept.

Who did you expect or want to turn up?

I meant to vote overjoyed, clicked on gutted, and had already pressed submit by the time I realised the mouse had just checked the wrong option.

(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:opPdEwqCq_bf9M:http://www.womenstand.com/cnb/shop/the-womens-stand%3FimageID%3D5931%26op%3DimgLib-viewImage)
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: James on Thursday 17 January 2008, 11:13:11 PM
I am ready to be laughed at because this is probably the stupidest question asked on here....

Has Keegan actually got his coaching badges ?


I think he was managing at the time of the Badges Rule, which made him exempt from the rule as long as he attended a short course.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Wullie on Thursday 17 January 2008, 11:21:33 PM
I'm puzzled by the way some people go on about him. Fair enough, I can understand folk having reservations (I'd have said "no chance" a year ago) but "average manager"? "Step backwards"? He's not Glenn Roeder ffs. How many other managers can claim to have lead one of the world's most competitive leagues for 35 games right from day one? He didn't win it, but for one or two tiny bits of luck in certain games he would have.

You'd think he was Steve McClaren the way some of you wail. I love the "he was s*** with England" comparisons too - probably from the same people bumming Sven without a hint of irony.

Wullie, honestly man, the world has changed and so has football since then. The Prem was not even near the best league in the world in 96. Its only recently that we've been able to claim that.

For the record, i'll support Kev to the hilt but i am worried about this.

I appreciate that but it hasn't changed THAT much. That Man Utd team was excellent - Schmeichel, Neville, Keane, Cole, Giggs, Beckham, Cantona amongst them - great players then and players who would still be some of the best in Europe now and we were better than them that season overall, I don't care what anyone says. KK spent money but even then, to come from the brink of relegation to the 3rd tier of English fotball to 3rd in the Premiership in two and half seasons was phenomenal, especially when we'd not spent that much by that point. I'll also say that Keegan suffered from the rule change re: the Champions League. His Newcastle team would have given some of the best teams in Europe a bloody good game if given the opportunity.

I'm not blinkered enough to think that everything's going to be alright now and we're going to steamroller teams all of a sudden, but neither am I going to complain that the man who brought this club to within a Peter Schmeichel save of winning the title is back. For now, just his presence is enough to tear ourselves from the apathy that we've been wallowing in for far too long, that much was obvious last night, even from players who've never met the man, and other than pipe dreams, none of the other candidates seemed to stand out for me.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Syrette on Thursday 17 January 2008, 11:24:40 PM
Well said Wullie, again.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: optimistic nit on Thursday 17 January 2008, 11:28:16 PM
i think its a poor appointment, but it may make sense from a business sense (getting the boo boys on board) and keegan is not a bad manager. the premierleague is different but that does not mean keegan is out of his depth. whatever happens now, it means change for the toon. either keegan performs or the sack the gaffer lot have to accept they are wrong.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: K9 on Thursday 17 January 2008, 11:28:38 PM
Well said wulls :thup:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: gazza ladra on Thursday 17 January 2008, 11:55:53 PM
Wow 125 people are gutted KK is back to help us out of a hole for a while.  Jesus wept.

Who did you expect or want to turn up?

My initial response was disappointment. I had convinced myself that Deschamps was the answer.


Really.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Atticus on Thursday 17 January 2008, 11:59:43 PM
Agree with Wullie, I'm snubbing logic for as long as I can with this, it's brilliant.

If any cheeky b******s say "what's new there then", I'll have them :razz:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Karjala on Friday 18 January 2008, 12:26:36 AM
Just been through the Keegan videos on Youtube - "the keegan times" and "the entertainers"

If the football gets anywhere close to that, we'll be in heaven. Scored 5 in the second half vs Spuds that time, (and everyone thought it was amazing manu did 6 last week) then theres the Man U games and more.

Over the moon, feel pride to put the shirt on again, after 3-4yrs of f***ing s****.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Mr Logic on Friday 18 January 2008, 02:45:57 AM
This guy was minding his own business, tapping out the beat and listening to sports news on an earpiece when he heard Keegan was back.

(http://i12.tinypic.com/6tumqmr.jpg)
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: tmonkey on Friday 18 January 2008, 02:00:03 PM
I'll also say that Keegan suffered from the rule change re: the Champions League. His Newcastle team would have given some of the best teams in Europe a bloody good game if given the opportunity.

We were mullered by Monaco in the UEFA Cup. Doesnt disprove what youve just said, because iirc we had no strikers fit for the game and Lee/Beardo had to play up front whilst this was at a time when Gillespie was still out and hence the team was struggling due to an imbalance and a lack of depth. Im only mentioning it because its an example of how average our backline was, which is supposedly a myth.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager - Official
Post by: Fugazi on Friday 18 January 2008, 02:29:12 PM
Quote from: .com
Stop me if you think you've heard this before:
Steve schardenfreude

Wigan boss Steve Bruce has been commenting on the news of Kevin Keegan's appointment at Newcastle:

"Being a Geordie....."

That's enough Steve, thanks.

:lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager on 3.5 year contract
Post by: Dave on Friday 18 January 2008, 04:13:37 PM
Changed my mind. Well and truly on this f***ing rollercoaster now. :smitten:

Welcome back Kevin.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager on 3.5 year contract
Post by: BONTEMPI on Friday 18 January 2008, 04:15:44 PM
Changed my mind. Well and truly on this f****** rollercoaster now. :smitten:

Welcome back Kevin.

Turncoat! lol
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager on 3.5 year contract
Post by: Dave on Friday 18 January 2008, 04:18:06 PM
:lol:

Can't deny at first I felt we'd missed a trick, but the good feeling now is ridiculous. Excited tbh.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager on 3.5 year contract
Post by: BONTEMPI on Friday 18 January 2008, 04:19:31 PM
:lol:

Can't deny at first I felt we'd missed a trick, but the good feeling now is ridiculous. Excited tbh.

See I knew you'd come round!  O0
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager on 3.5 year contract
Post by: Wullie on Friday 18 January 2008, 05:50:55 PM
I'll also say that Keegan suffered from the rule change re: the Champions League. His Newcastle team would have given some of the best teams in Europe a bloody good game if given the opportunity.

We were mullered by Monaco in the UEFA Cup. Doesnt disprove what youve just said, because iirc we had no strikers fit for the game and Lee/Beardo had to play up front whilst this was at a time when Gillespie was still out and hence the team was struggling due to an imbalance and a lack of depth. Im only mentioning it because its an example of how average our backline was, which is supposedly a myth.

Keegan had gone by the time we played them.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager on 3.5 year contract
Post by: Shearergol on Friday 18 January 2008, 05:53:48 PM
I'll also say that Keegan suffered from the rule change re: the Champions League. His Newcastle team would have given some of the best teams in Europe a bloody good game if given the opportunity.

We were mullered by Monaco in the UEFA Cup. Doesnt disprove what youve just said, because iirc we had no strikers fit for the game and Lee/Beardo had to play up front whilst this was at a time when Gillespie was still out and hence the team was struggling due to an imbalance and a lack of depth. Im only mentioning it because its an example of how average our backline was, which is supposedly a myth.

Keegan had gone by the time we played them.

Left 3 months before didn't he?

Henry was brilliant in that game.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager on 3.5 year contract
Post by: robbo_11 on Friday 18 January 2008, 06:04:54 PM
At first I was unsure about Kevin Keegan, thought it was a backwards appointment, but this feel good factor has hit me and I can't wait for the game tomorrow. I'm looking forward to the atmosphere again.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager on 3.5 year contract
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Friday 18 January 2008, 10:42:37 PM
EXCLUSIVE: Behind the scenes video reveals the agonising search for a new manager at Newcastle United - Clicky (http://www.grapheine.com/bombaytv/index.php?module=see&lang=uk&code=0061f0f8239d0b8a0e23eb86a0248257)
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager on 3.5 year contract
Post by: S.S.R. on Friday 18 January 2008, 10:46:42 PM
EXCLUSIVE: Behind the scenes video reveals the agonising search for a new manager at Newcastle United - Clicky (http://www.grapheine.com/bombaytv/index.php?module=see&lang=uk&code=0061f0f8239d0b8a0e23eb86a0248257)

:lol: Revealing stuff there.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager on 3.5 year contract
Post by: Newcastle Fan on Friday 18 January 2008, 10:47:42 PM
EXCLUSIVE: Behind the scenes video reveals the agonising search for a new manager at Newcastle United - Clicky (http://www.grapheine.com/bombaytv/index.php?module=see&lang=uk&code=0061f0f8239d0b8a0e23eb86a0248257)

Good memorys :lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager on 3.5 year contract
Post by: Toongaboom on Friday 18 January 2008, 10:58:12 PM
Homou me wants Keegan!!!!!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager on 3.5 year contract
Post by: SteveMc on Friday 18 January 2008, 10:58:16 PM
Quality that
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager on 3.5 year contract
Post by: S.S.R. on Friday 18 January 2008, 11:26:12 PM
Keegan meets and greets the players -

Emre (http://www.grapheine.com/bombaytv/index.php?module=see&lang=uk&code=00a812cafa5578153171df85908be732)

Owen (http://www.grapheine.com/bombaytv/index.php?module=see&lang=uk&code=40f2e3389375640c16cd81e02f5fbb2d)
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager on 3.5 year contract
Post by: La Parka on Saturday 19 January 2008, 12:05:33 AM
Changed my mind. Well and truly on this f****** rollercoaster now. :smitten:

Welcome back Kevin.

I've been pulled on too. C'mon Kev!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager on 3.5 year contract
Post by: Caz on Saturday 19 January 2008, 01:34:35 AM
Keegan meets and greets the players -

Emre (http://www.grapheine.com/bombaytv/index.php?module=see&lang=uk&code=00a812cafa5578153171df85908be732)

Owen (http://www.grapheine.com/bombaytv/index.php?module=see&lang=uk&code=40f2e3389375640c16cd81e02f5fbb2d)

 mackems.gif
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager on 3.5 year contract
Post by: BONTEMPI on Saturday 19 January 2008, 01:45:18 AM
Keegan meets and greets the players -

Emre (http://www.grapheine.com/bombaytv/index.php?module=see&lang=uk&code=00a812cafa5578153171df85908be732)

Owen (http://www.grapheine.com/bombaytv/index.php?module=see&lang=uk&code=40f2e3389375640c16cd81e02f5fbb2d)

That's f***ed! Love it!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager on 3.5 year contract
Post by: Adam^ on Saturday 19 January 2008, 02:20:41 AM
Those videos are class.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager on 3.5 year contract
Post by: NoU on Saturday 19 January 2008, 04:36:11 PM
Keegan meets and greets the players -

Emre (http://www.grapheine.com/bombaytv/index.php?module=see&lang=uk&code=00a812cafa5578153171df85908be732)

Owen (http://www.grapheine.com/bombaytv/index.php?module=see&lang=uk&code=40f2e3389375640c16cd81e02f5fbb2d)

Brilliant man-management that.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager on 3.5 year contract
Post by: Greg on Sunday 20 January 2008, 03:32:08 AM
'Anyone who is not uplifted by his arrival must have something seriously wrong with them'
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager on 3.5 year contract
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 23 January 2008, 12:34:43 AM
Quote from: .com
The Keegan appointment had taken me through the full range of emotions. Initial and genuine shock was soon followed by despair, denial and then indifference. And that was just the first 30 seconds.

The subsequent media hyperbole was genuinely nauseating with radio and TV mikes shoved in the faces of the usual suspects and members of the general public telling the world "it's what the Geordies wanted". I'm sure there were even folk claiming that it didn't matter if we lost every game 5-4, King Kev would win us summat....

Well, to be brutally honest, it wasn't what this Geordie wanted.

Supporting this club has turned me bitter and cynical. I don't think I was born that way, it's just been a natural consequence of years of disappointment and despair. The rest of my life has turned out pretty well so it has to be Newcastle United's fault.

My relationship with NUFC was in danger of turning stale after the Souness/Roeder/Allardyce years and recent fiascos threatened to have me turning to marriage guidance counsellors. We've said it many times before but indifference really is the biggest worry for football fans (and marriages).

But as the days wore on and the Bolton match approached something deep down in my core started to reignite. The return of Keegan had relit the pilot light and gradually the old bolier was starting to fire up again.

It was a plainly ridiculous appointment and once again left us open to national ridicule which seems to be our perpetual place in the football world and I thought I'd had enough of that. But as the outside media started to snipe and sneer it all started to make perfect sense.

We clearly have an owner who is as bonkers as we are and who seems to have got into our psyche incredibly quickly. The media gurus couldn't cope with Ashley wearing his shirt and sitting (standing) with the fans. Why not? It might not be what a Chairman should do but he's the owner.

People like Allardyce and Souness had no place here - they should never have been appointed. They weren't good enough to completely change the make-up of the club. Souness had found that out at Liverpool. But the appointment of Keegan - whether it works or not - was probably perfect. A crazy manager, for a crazy club with a crazy owner and crazy fans.

If we can't get Wenger or Mourinho to this club (both big enough and good enough to transform us) then the last thing we want is another Allardyce or Souness (e.g. Mark Hughes). What's the point in that?

The national phone-ins have loved it, loved it. People from all over the country, desperate to point out that it's ridiculous. Desperate to tell us we'll never win anything and that it'll all end in tears. We know! But we'll have some great memories along the way.

And what if it did work? What if he just went and bloody won something? Can you imagine...? As KK said himself, it's not impossible.

Newcastle fans have huge expectations apparently. Do we? Do we really? I expect us to win bugger all in my lifetime but I want to get that anticipation, that raw emotion of going to see a side in black and white give their all and try and entertain. And in doing that I want us to have the same chance as Spurs, Everton, Man City, Villa or even 2004 Carling Cup winners, Boro, of winning a trophy. That's not being unrealistic.

The top four will take a little longer but they're not invincible. Fergie can't go on forever, Liverpool seem intent on imploding, Grant may hit tough times at Stamford Bridge and even Wenger has had transitional seasons.

What I don't want is a team that will bore the pants off us and struggle in the short term with the promise of boring the pants off us and struggling a bit less in the long term. Why would any fan put up with that?

So, having gone through the full gamut of emotions in the days leading up to the Bolton match, I was right behind the appointment, striding to the game, genuinely expectant and full of hopes and dreams. Not quite as I'd been as a youngster on my way to Keegan's debut for Newcastle but not far off. The boiler was fired up and the hot water was pumping through the pipes....

I'm sure most of us felt like that but how many fans of the "big four" have gone to a televised match against Bolton feeling the same? None, I'd suggest. And that's what they resent. They can't cope with the love we have for our club because they simply don't understand it.

Football is not about winning trophies, it's about winning battles and you decide what the battles are. I'd rather be Alan Shearer than Gary Neville. Who's got the most medals? Who's the legend...?

Sums up my feelings perfectly. :clap:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager on 3.5 year contract
Post by: johnnypd on Wednesday 23 January 2008, 12:43:37 AM
i'm the opposite, started out with all the excitement and now the doubts have begun to creep in.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager on 3.5 year contract
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 23 January 2008, 12:46:00 AM
i'm the opposite, started out with all the excitement and now the doubts have begun to creep in.

Aww don't say that, man! :lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager on 3.5 year contract
Post by: a random player who doesn't even play for us any more on Wednesday 23 January 2008, 12:50:07 AM
Great post tbf.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager on 3.5 year contract
Post by: Pip on Wednesday 23 January 2008, 12:53:40 AM
I still haven't time to fully think about it (the appointment) and how it might actually pan out. Still in the phase where it's a bit surreal but the excitement is there.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager on 3.5 year contract
Post by: GeordieDazzler on Thursday 24 January 2008, 12:27:01 PM
Keegan is this weeks Gallery...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/gallery/2008/jan/23/1?picture=332211588
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager on 3.5 year contract
Post by: GeordieDazzler on Thursday 24 January 2008, 12:28:01 PM
(http://image.guim.co.uk/Guardian/football/gallery/2008/jan/23/1/DONEJohnMosedale-5733.jpg)

 :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager on 3.5 year contract
Post by: Tooj on Thursday 24 January 2008, 12:31:17 PM
New avatar tastic.  :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager on 3.5 year contract
Post by: Mr Logic on Thursday 24 January 2008, 04:33:55 PM
i'm the opposite, started out with all the excitement and now the doubts have begun to creep in.

Snap. Looks like a short-term solution the more I think about it. Will generate excitement and cash then fizzle out, I give it less than 2 full seasons, (from Aug 2008), before there are serious questions being asked.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager on 3.5 year contract
Post by: EthiGeordie on Friday 25 January 2008, 03:59:38 AM
Why no one comes up short when Keegan marches in
Kevin Keegan has his own unique method of making players feel 10 feet tall

Harry Pearson
January 24, 2008 11:58 PM
Last week the former Newcastle midfielder Rob Lee attested to Kevin Keegan's matchless ability to come into a dressing room and instantly make the players "feel 10 feet tall". On Saturday Robbie Keane commented that when Jermain Defoe was handed the Spurs captaincy before the game with Sunderland the forward suffered a similarly amazing growth spurt. "Jermain is only 5ft but he was 8ft before the game," the Irishman told reporters.

We can see from this that, when it comes to increasing a player's sense of his own height, Keegan is 25% more effective that the White Hart Lane captain's armband.

It helps, of course, that the Newcastle boss himself is diminutive. It was his stature after all that led Germans to nickname the Hamburg forward Mighty Mouse, though the bacon rind addiction played a part too, obviously.

Many readers are probably under the impression that Keegan affects this transformation in his players by charisma and brilliant man management alone. In fact, Special K is far more practical and cunning than he is often given credit for.

It is well known that when he fi rst took over at Newcastle in February 1992 one of the first things the bubbling Messiah did was tackle the training ground changing rooms. However, not only did he have them cleaned and fumigated; he had all the fixtures and fittings replaced with smaller replicas and the heights of the door frames lowered. The effect was completed by always serving the players their tea in doll's house cups and saucers and ensuring that when they served lunch the catering staff made full use of Marks and Spencer's range of mini party snacks. In a nutshell: Keegan makes players feel bigger by reducing the size of everything around them. "What we didn't realise at the time was that all the security staff at St James' Park were retired jockeys hired by Kev," the Newcastle goalkeeper of that and several other eras, Pavel Srnicek, would later recall in his autobiography, Pavs of Glory . "You'd see the bouncers in their black jackets and you just towered over them. It felt fantastic. And, of course, Terry McDermott did an absolutely brilliant job too. I remember one lunchtime he cut a midget pork pie into 12 slices and served it to the first team squad with fried quails eggs, tiny wee jersey royals and some shredded Brussels sprout that he told everyone was cabbage. Eating that off one-third scale plates with kids' cutlery made your hands look absolutely massive. Terry had literally made us feel like giants."

Team bonding weekends at Bekonscot model village and Legoland helped further to increase the Newcastle team's sense of its own enormousness.

The whole elaborate scheme began to unravel during the pulsating 1995-96 season. With Keegan's team 10 points clear of their rivals at the top of the Premiership, their Belgian centre-back Philippe Albert wandered into a supermarket one day after mistaking it for a pigeon loft. What he saw in the fruit and veg section would have a dramatic effect on morale at St James' Park and alter the course of the people's game.

"It was half-time of the crucial clash with Man United at St James' Park," Srnicek wrote. "The match was still in the balance at 0-0. We knew that, if we won this game the title would practically be ours. Then Arthur Cox brought in our traditional interval orange slices. When Philippe took his he studied it for a moment and then - and I'll never forget this moment for as long as I wear tracksuit bottoms - he said in a loud and authoritative voice: 'This is not an orange. This is a kumquat.'

"Kevin tried to save the situation by arguing that it wasn't a kumquat, it was just a very small satsuma, but the damage was done. Our minds were totally messed up. We weren't huge at all. We were just men of average height. We had been conned. Eric Cantona scored the winner and the rest, as they say, is hysteria .

"To be fair Kevin is a nice guy, the sort of manager who likes to put his arm around a players shoulder. But he couldn't do that with us without giving up the pretence that we were 90cm taller than him. In the end he lost the dressing room, which was not surprising since it was actually really, really little."

The sports psychologist professor Phil Singlet also warns that making the players feel 10-feet tall may have dramatic short-term effects, but fail in the longer term. "The trouble," he explains, "is the players' excitement at suddenly being able to look a giraffe straight in the eye quickly pales once the cruel reality of always having to wear your trousers low down on your hips to avoid showing everyone the tops of your socks hits home. And then, of course, there is the other major concern. If you make a player feel 10, 12, 15 feet tall, then inevitably there is going to come a time when he starts to believe he is bigger than the club. And, who knows, he could be correct."

http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/sport/2008/01/24/why_no_one_comes_up_short_when.html
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager on 3.5 year contract
Post by: Dokko on Friday 25 January 2008, 11:22:47 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/columnists/columnists.html?in_article_id=510473&in_page_id=1951&ct=5

Was reading a shocking piece on DR being axed by ITV, then saw this:  :laugh:

WHO SILENCED SETANTA?

An investigation is going on at Newcastle into who might have pulled the Setanta Sports plug at the press conference to unveil Kevin Keegan, which resulted in the subscription station losing sound during a critical part of the event.

Such is competition among broadcasters that dirty tricks have not been ruled out, especially as Setanta had rigorously tested their audio connections before the start of the Keegan conference.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager on 3.5 year contract
Post by: Dinho lad on Friday 25 January 2008, 11:23:52 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager on 3.5 year contract
Post by: Tooj on Friday 25 January 2008, 11:25:00 PM
Is it me or has Keegan's accent changed a bit?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan appointed as NUFC manager on 3.5 year contract
Post by: Dokko on Friday 25 January 2008, 11:27:59 PM
Got to be David Craig.

'No fukers stealing my thunder, i've been sitting outside in the freezing cold for two fuking weeks now being mobbed by drunken arsholes, deafened but their ramblings then these b******s swanny in setting up like they own the place. This is MY gig, fuk you Setanta!'

Or something to that effect! 
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: JH on Saturday 29 October 2011, 01:12:46 AM
Quote
Kevin Keegan in for shock return to boss Leicester City
By GRAHAM HILL

LEICESTER are ready to hand Kevin Keegan a shock return to football.

City's Thai owners sacked Sven Goran Eriksson last Monday but were then snubbed by No 1 target, Martin O'Neill.

Now the Foxes fancy installing Keegan, out of the game since leaving Newcastle in 2008, as director of football.

Leicester want to fill the manager's chair with Huddersfield boss Lee Clark.

However, he is not the big name they need to promote the club in Thailand.

But Keegan, 60, is keen to return to the game and would be the perfect figurehead.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/3901420/Kevin-Keegan-in-for-shock-return-to-boss-Leicester-City.html (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/3901420/Kevin-Keegan-in-for-shock-return-to-boss-Leicester-City.html)

:pow:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Newcastle Fan on Saturday 29 October 2011, 01:19:49 AM
Quote
Kevin Keegan in for shock return to boss Leicester City
By GRAHAM HILL

LEICESTER are ready to hand Kevin Keegan a shock return to football.

City's Thai owners sacked Sven Goran Eriksson last Monday but were then snubbed by No 1 target, Martin O'Neill.

Now the Foxes fancy installing Keegan, out of the game since leaving Newcastle in 2008, as director of football.

Leicester want to fill the manager's chair with Huddersfield boss Lee Clark.

However, he is not the big name they need to promote the club in Thailand.

But Keegan, 60, is keen to return to the game and would be the perfect figurehead.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/3901420/Kevin-Keegan-in-for-shock-return-to-boss-Leicester-City.html (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/3901420/Kevin-Keegan-in-for-shock-return-to-boss-Leicester-City.html)

:pow:

Irony at its best if this happens..epic bump btw.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Disco on Saturday 29 October 2011, 01:23:50 AM
Keggy and Clarkie, fantastic.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: JH on Saturday 29 October 2011, 01:24:05 AM
Irony at its best if this happens..epic bump btw.

:laugh: I just love how divided the thread is - "OMG I'M SO HAPPY!" followed by "OMG! I'M GUTTED!" followed by "I'm in shock" :lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Haris Vuckic on Saturday 29 October 2011, 01:24:37 AM

Sounds like me when I finish a laborious beer poo.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: TheGuv on Saturday 29 October 2011, 09:09:40 AM
Hope this is true :aww:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: BlacknWhiteArmy on Saturday 29 October 2011, 09:13:59 AM
Hope so. Would be immense.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Saturday 29 October 2011, 09:21:21 AM
It would be a disaster if Clarkie left Huddersfield IMO
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: BooBoo on Saturday 29 October 2011, 09:23:01 AM
Clarkie needs to continue his management on his own. If he teamed up with KK he would back in the shadow.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: TheGuv on Saturday 29 October 2011, 09:27:56 AM
What's the odds on this?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Robster on Saturday 29 October 2011, 09:29:02 AM
Football needs Kevin Keegan to be involved. :smitten:
Title: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Dr Venkman on Saturday 29 October 2011, 09:53:09 AM
Would be great to see him back in football
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Ronaldo on Saturday 29 October 2011, 10:09:48 AM
The irony in him returning as a director of football.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Stu on Saturday 29 October 2011, 10:23:16 AM
Football needs Kevin Keegan to be involved. :smitten:


with a soccer circus?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Robster on Saturday 29 October 2011, 10:43:37 AM
with a soccer circus?
The whole world of football is a circus.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: cp40 on Saturday 29 October 2011, 10:49:16 AM
The irony in him returning as a director of football.


an honest one- big difference
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Cronky on Saturday 29 October 2011, 11:01:32 AM
The irony in him returning as a director of football.


an honest one- big difference

Ray Wilkins might not share that opinion, from his Fulham days.

This proposal - if true - feels like hedging your bets rather than creating a dream team. It sounds like they're not sure whether Clark is good enough yet.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: cp40 on Saturday 29 October 2011, 11:06:09 AM
Ive been following toon since the 70s. aside from a couple of seasons under SBR the only time in my lifetime we have been a real force in football, has been under Kevin Keegans management. Why any so-called Newcastle fan would want to mock that is beyond me.

Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Disco on Saturday 29 October 2011, 11:07:05 AM
Despite his shortcomings Keegan has a very good promotion record in the lower leagues. Us, Fulham and City he all took up.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: M4 on Saturday 29 October 2011, 11:11:40 AM
an honest one- big difference

That never mattered to him.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: gbandit on Saturday 29 October 2011, 11:15:27 AM
Absolute hero, love him more than anyone else in football but it's a shame to see him nowadays. He's not got the same energy he used to and does seem bitter. If he could get the passion fired up and help bring a team back up from the championship it would be great for him. To think that his last entry in an incredible footballing career could conceivably be the debacle of his last tenure here is horrible. Great man
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: bigfella on Saturday 29 October 2011, 11:42:25 AM
Ive been following toon since the 70s. aside from a couple of seasons under SBR the only time in my lifetime we have been a real force in football, has been under Kevin Keegans management. Why any so-called Newcastle fan would want to mock that is beyond me.

 +1 :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Stu on Saturday 29 October 2011, 11:45:28 AM
Ive been following toon since the 70s. aside from a couple of seasons under SBR the only time in my lifetime we have been a real force in football, has been under Kevin Keegans management. Why any so-called Newcastle fan would want to mock that is beyond me.



Keegan's management or SJH's abilitly to generate finance?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Dave on Saturday 29 October 2011, 11:48:06 AM
Ive been following toon since the 70s. aside from a couple of seasons under SBR the only time in my lifetime we have been a real force in football, has been under Kevin Keegans management. Why any so-called Newcastle fan would want to mock that is beyond me.

:thup: :thup:

Usual lot are probably desperate for him to fail should he go there, like they did with Hughton at Birmingham.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Foluwashola on Saturday 29 October 2011, 11:48:10 AM
Ive been following toon since the 70s. aside from a couple of seasons under SBR the only time in my lifetime we have been a real force in football, has been under Kevin Keegans management. Why any so-called Newcastle fan would want to mock that is beyond me.

Some people get sexual gratification from such mockery.

Loved Sven but KK would be a different level of awesomeness :fwap:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: cp40 on Saturday 29 October 2011, 11:48:21 AM
Ive been following toon since the 70s. aside from a couple of seasons under SBR the only time in my lifetime we have been a real force in football, has been under Kevin Keegans management. Why any so-called Newcastle fan would want to mock that is beyond me.



Keegan's management or SJH's abilitly to generate finance?


both, tbh. still the only time in 40 years weve been a real force.......good or bad?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Stu on Saturday 29 October 2011, 11:57:09 AM
Ive been following toon since the 70s. aside from a couple of seasons under SBR the only time in my lifetime we have been a real force in football, has been under Kevin Keegans management. Why any so-called Newcastle fan would want to mock that is beyond me.

:thup: :thup:

Usual lot are probably desperate for him to fail should he go there, like they did with Hughton at Birmingham.

EthiGeordie?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Frazzle on Saturday 29 October 2011, 11:58:27 AM
Ive been following toon since the 70s. aside from a couple of seasons under SBR the only time in my lifetime we have been a real force in football, has been under Kevin Keegans management. Why any so-called Newcastle fan would want to mock that is beyond me.



Too many attention seekers, that's the problem.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: jdckelly on Saturday 29 October 2011, 12:00:26 PM
The irony in him returning as a director of football.


an honest one- big difference

Ray Wilkins might not share that opinion, from his Fulham days.

This proposal - if true - feels like hedging your bets rather than creating a dream team. It sounds like they're not sure whether Clark is good enough yet.
tbh thats what I think about this, not sure why Clark would go along with it since he'll always have the shadow of Keegan over him
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Baggio on Saturday 29 October 2011, 12:26:10 PM
Didn't he say in that old bbc interview with Gabby Logan that the Director of Football role just doesn't work? That was squeezed in between him falling out with Wise here and him moving from the boardroom at Fulham to the dugout when he sacked his 'friend' Ray Wilkins before their play off games.

Don't see why he would do it now and he would be a hypocrite if he did.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Saturday 29 October 2011, 12:39:04 PM
Think we can rule this one out like.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/n/newcastle_united/7213096.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/n/newcastle_united/7213096.stm)

When Keegan was asked about reports linking him with a return to Newcastle as director of football under then-manager Sam Allardyce, he said: "It's absolutely impossible to give Sam a job at Newcastle and then go and fetch someone who is going to be some sort of threat, it doesn't work.

"Sam would be a fool to let it happen and the guy who goes in would be a fool to accept it.

"The chairman, who is not a fool, would be a fool to go and do it, too. It doesn't work."
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Mick on Saturday 29 October 2011, 01:10:10 PM
I would love to see Keegan back in football but I'd rather he came back as a manager.  I'd even have him back here because in all of the time I've supported the club him and Sir Bobby are the only two managers who have regularly brought us good football and the feeling that we could win any game, regardless of the opposition.

Keegan has his faults but given the right conditions, he's potentially a brilliant manager.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Saturday 29 October 2011, 01:10:56 PM
:thup:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: antz1uk on Saturday 29 October 2011, 01:38:53 PM
can we have an option on the vote bar for 'not really bothered nor interested'?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Cronky on Saturday 29 October 2011, 01:45:46 PM
I think Billy Davies has earned a chance at a club like Leicester.

Keegan has had his chances.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: jdckelly on Saturday 29 October 2011, 01:46:29 PM
I think Billy Davies has earned a chance at a club like Leicester.

Keegan has had his chances.
thing is Billy Davies is a little c*** of a man while Keegans one of the good guys
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Frazzle on Saturday 29 October 2011, 02:49:49 PM
I think Billy Davies has earned a chance at a club like Leicester.

Keegan has had his chances.

Had his chances? What a strange statement.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Sifu on Saturday 29 October 2011, 03:27:40 PM
Hope he comes back as manager.

If offered the managerial position, like I've said in NWOAT, I can see Keegan taking it especially if he's given the appropriate resources/money which seems to be so at Leicester.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 30 October 2011, 10:23:05 AM
It's no wonder Keegan is sniffing around this position, they have money to spend, that's all that matters.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: GuyP on Sunday 30 October 2011, 12:30:11 PM
I think Billy Davies has earned a chance at a club like Leicester.

Keegan has had his chances.

trolling? Billy Davies is a disgraceful little scumbag tbh...i just find him very odious tbh...
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Cronky on Sunday 30 October 2011, 02:02:30 PM
I think Billy Davies has earned a chance at a club like Leicester.

Keegan has had his chances.

trolling? Billy Davies is a disgraceful little scumbag tbh...i just find him very odious tbh...

I've no opinion on his personality. He does have a more than decent record as a manager though and deserves the chance to be backed up by a bit of money.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: toon25 on Sunday 30 October 2011, 03:30:14 PM
Billy Davies might be a t*** but I'll never forget the interview he did with Sky soon after we beat Forest up here to win automatic promotion a couple of years ago. Before even answering the question put to him by the pundit he congratulated us and Hughton and said we'd fully deserved it. Changed my opinion of him tbh.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: GuyP on Sunday 30 October 2011, 05:29:35 PM
just found this in his wikipedia;

"In the aftermath of the perjury conviction of his childhood friend, Tommy Sheridan – HM Advocate v Sheridan and Sheridan – Davies was alleged to have taken part in group sex alongside Sheridan, journalist Anvar Khan and Laura Smith. Davies denied the allegations and his wife, Martha, publicly asserted that she believes her husband "100%". He strenuously denied the allegation"
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: TheGuv on Tuesday 24 January 2012, 07:42:38 PM
http://www.themag.co.uk/the-mag-revisited/1996-97/kevin-keegan-%E2%80%93-farewell/ (http://www.themag.co.uk/the-mag-revisited/1996-97/kevin-keegan-%E2%80%93-farewell/)

Good read
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: cp40 on Tuesday 14 February 2012, 08:33:48 AM
Happy Birthday King Kev
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Robster on Tuesday 14 February 2012, 08:43:24 AM
Happy Birthday KK  :smitten:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Tooj on Tuesday 14 February 2012, 08:44:44 AM
Happy birthday sweet prince.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Northerngimp on Tuesday 14 February 2012, 08:46:37 AM
Happy birthday Special K
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Tuesday 14 February 2012, 08:53:30 AM
Has been silent in his critcism of Ashley lately.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: cp40 on Tuesday 14 February 2012, 08:54:59 AM
Has been silent in his critcism of Ashley lately.



Like the rest of the Fans who love the club.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Chubby Jason on Tuesday 14 February 2012, 09:38:14 AM
Has been silent in his critcism of Ashley lately.

It's not as if he was releasing weekly statements on the matter until recently is it?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Big Geordie on Tuesday 14 February 2012, 09:45:06 AM
Happy birthday, KK. :)
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: oldtype on Tuesday 14 February 2012, 09:48:34 AM
Seeing that it was Keegan's birthday reminded me that it was valentines day :yao:

Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Shak on Tuesday 14 February 2012, 09:52:36 AM
Tooj's lass will be getting nowt out of Valentine's Day like, he'll have a romantic dinner in his room with a Keegan poster draped across the other seat.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Shak on Tuesday 14 February 2012, 09:53:55 AM
Couldn't make the forever alone smiley work, eh Oldtype?

Yao is always a good substitute. :lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: oldtype on Tuesday 14 February 2012, 09:55:53 AM
Couldn't make the forever alone smiley work, eh Oldtype?

Yao is always a good substitute. :lol:

You got me :lol:

Didn't know the shortcut and couldn't be bothered to navigate the menu on my phone
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: BottledDog on Tuesday 14 February 2012, 10:01:15 AM
Tooj's lass will be getting nowt out of Valentine's Day like, he'll have a romantic dinner in his room with a Keegan poster draped across the other seat.

:lol:

Thought this would be about him throwing his hat in for the Wolves/England job, or is he just going to remain an Soccer Circus/ESPN pundit from now on?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Tooj on Tuesday 14 February 2012, 11:19:26 AM
Tooj's lass will be getting nowt out of Valentine's Day like, he'll have a romantic dinner in his room with a Keegan poster draped across the other seat.

:lol: She's already been told this is happening.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Shak on Tuesday 14 February 2012, 11:21:20 AM
Of course, somebody has to do the cooking.

:yao:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: nobby_solano on Tuesday 14 February 2012, 11:29:57 AM
happy keegan day!  :D

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_rXIPpRilz18/R47IclqYRPI/AAAAAAAAAAc/B3EBZ5LGASk/s400/King+Kev.jpg)
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: gbandit on Tuesday 14 February 2012, 12:57:58 PM
Top man,brought me my best days as a Newcastle fan.will always be at the top for me
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: cp40 on Tuesday 14 February 2012, 12:59:00 PM
Top man,brought me my best days as a Newcastle fan.will always be at the top for me
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Pip on Tuesday 14 February 2012, 01:01:24 PM
Top man,brought me my best days as a Newcastle fan.will always be at the top for me
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Pandamninator on Tuesday 14 February 2012, 01:17:01 PM
Has been silent in his critcism of Ashley lately.

He's always been reasonably silent, the only times we've heard from him have been related to the tribunal case (which he won) and after the Andy Carroll sale about Pardew not seeing the 35 million in the summer (which he didn't).
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Dokko on Tuesday 14 February 2012, 02:03:37 PM
Has been silent in his critcism of Ashley lately.

He's always been reasonably silent, the only times we've heard from him have been related to the tribunal case (which he won) and after the Andy Carroll sale about Pardew not seeing the 35 million in the summer (which he didn't).

Almost certain he said we'd never see a penny of it, which of course is wrong.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Inferior Acuña on Tuesday 14 February 2012, 02:15:29 PM
That pic of him in 97. Brings a tear to my eye, that era. Was only 6. He was my intro to footbal, it could only be downhill. Happy Keegan Day.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: TheGuv on Tuesday 14 February 2012, 02:16:44 PM
Happy birthday KEGGERS! :aww:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: David28 on Tuesday 14 February 2012, 04:03:49 PM
Happy Birthday. Will always remain a legend.

Recently seen it an interview of him in which he spoke German. It was brilliant. :lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Sifu on Tuesday 14 February 2012, 06:22:01 PM
Happy Birthday Kev :aww:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: HTT on Tuesday 14 February 2012, 06:44:56 PM
Imagine what KK would do with this side we have at the moment and with some of our players...

Happy birthday Kev, you are the single biggest reason why we survived. You dared us to believe and dream of better from our club too. You looked at Newcastle, a then club on the verge of 3rd tier football and possible extinction, and thought do you know what, this club can compete and beat anyone and be as good as anyone and in 5 years you did it. We competed with anyone and we beat anyone. Man Utd, Barcelona, Liverpool, Arsenal. We bought the best as well. You showed the way, for the fans and the future generation of owners, managers and players, that NUFC can be as big as anything, as good as anything. For that he deserves our eternal gratitude. Regardless of what you think of the man, his charachter, whatever, he always held the very very highest of thoughts for this club and did his level best to take us to the very very top of football, not only in this country but in Europe too.

Before KK fans hoped for survival, keeping our better players and the odd cup run and some decent football. KK said f*** off to that, with our gates, our passion, our club, we can achieve anything, and we can.

And we will, one day.

And when that day comes, should I be alive, I'll raise a beer or two to wor Kev, for starting it all.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Paully on Tuesday 14 February 2012, 09:45:49 PM
Imagine what KK would do with this side we have at the moment and with some of our players...

Happy birthday Kev, you are the single biggest reason why we survived. You dared us to believe and dream of better from our club too. You looked at Newcastle, a then club on the verge of 3rd tier football and possible extinction, and thought do you know what, this club can compete and beat anyone and be as good as anyone and in 5 years you did it. We competed with anyone and we beat anyone. Man Utd, Barcelona, Liverpool, Arsenal. We bought the best as well. You showed the way, for the fans and the future generation of owners, managers and players, that NUFC can be as big as anything, as good as anything. For that he deserves our eternal gratitude. Regardless of what you think of the man, his charachter, whatever, he always held the very very highest of thoughts for this club and did his level best to take us to the very very top of football, not only in this country but in Europe too.

Before KK fans hoped for survival, keeping our better players and the odd cup run and some decent football. KK said f*** off to that, with our gates, our passion, our club, we can achieve anything, and we can.

And we will, one day.

And when that day comes, should I be alive, I'll raise a beer or two to wor Kev, for starting it all.

Magic mate - I think you love him as much as me :-)
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: JH on Tuesday 14 February 2012, 09:46:12 PM
Imagine what KK would do with this side we have at the moment and with some of our players...

Happy birthday Kev, you are the single biggest reason why we survived. You dared us to believe and dream of better from our club too. You looked at Newcastle, a then club on the verge of 3rd tier football and possible extinction, and thought do you know what, this club can compete and beat anyone and be as good as anyone and in 5 years you did it. We competed with anyone and we beat anyone. Man Utd, Barcelona, Liverpool, Arsenal. We bought the best as well. You showed the way, for the fans and the future generation of owners, managers and players, that NUFC can be as big as anything, as good as anything. For that he deserves our eternal gratitude. Regardless of what you think of the man, his charachter, whatever, he always held the very very highest of thoughts for this club and did his level best to take us to the very very top of football, not only in this country but in Europe too.

Before KK fans hoped for survival, keeping our better players and the odd cup run and some decent football. KK said f*** off to that, with our gates, our passion, our club, we can achieve anything, and we can.

And we will, one day.

And when that day comes, should I be alive, I'll raise a beer or two to wor Kev, for starting it all.

He's still a bottler.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: OzzieMandias on Tuesday 14 February 2012, 09:47:07 PM
Sssshhhhh!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: JH on Tuesday 14 February 2012, 09:48:53 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: 54 on Tuesday 14 February 2012, 09:50:45 PM
Happy Valentine Keegan day.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: chicken little on Tuesday 29 January 2013, 06:36:11 PM
was thinking about his soccer circus thing today, having found myself reading an old guardian interview from, i think, 2007.

has anybody ever been to it? the one in dubai perhaps? it always sounded a crap non-idea, and a quick look at the website (http://www.soccercircus.com/) doesn't do much to dispel the idea.

"football-themed visitor attraction"? i actually puked.

so faced with the yawning existential horror of realising that the hero of my childhod years (after pedro, obvs) has his own stake in the conversion of football from athletic contest to entertainment product, and in broader terms cultural genocide on the level of western civilization (the term "visitor attraction" is in itself an abomination, a confession of the places uselessness), i turn to n-o for succour. have you ever been to soccer circus, and was it as f***ing s*** as it looks?

(bet you thought he'd died, hadn't you?)
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Doctor Zaius on Tuesday 29 January 2013, 06:49:51 PM
Legend.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Karjala on Tuesday 29 January 2013, 08:43:30 PM
Legend indeed.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: cp40 on Tuesday 29 January 2013, 08:44:13 PM
club wouldnt even be what it is now without his input.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: David28 on Tuesday 29 January 2013, 08:44:26 PM
Him as a manager with todays players. Just imagine for a few seconds.... :smitten:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Tuesday 29 January 2013, 08:44:59 PM
Him as a manager with todays players. Just imagine for a few seconds.... :smitten:

Sissoko signed without talking to the manager. He'd have walked.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Northerngimp on Tuesday 29 January 2013, 08:46:47 PM
We signed colo and jonas without his input and he didn't walk.

You'd be pretty f***ing p*ssed off selling a player like Milner at the end of the transfer window and bringing in a some random player as a fav for agents in South America.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: JS on Wednesday 30 January 2013, 05:40:08 AM
An absolute legend. Can't blame the man in anything he's done, except leaving after his first spell. But even then some of the goings on behind the scenes were probably justified
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Tooj on Wednesday 30 January 2013, 11:33:57 AM
 :rose: :rose: :rose:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: merlin on Wednesday 30 January 2013, 12:13:43 PM
Him as a manager with todays players. Just imagine for a few seconds.... :smitten:

He would want another striker, but he would make a brilliant side out of the players we have now.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 30 January 2013, 12:15:28 PM
Him as a manager with todays players. Just imagine for a few seconds.... :smitten:

He would want another striker, but he would make a brilliant side out of the players we have now.

I know what he would do, he would free up Ben Arfa from any defensive duties by playing him further up the pitch.

Maybe off the striker and having constantly running at defenders.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Skeletor on Wednesday 30 January 2013, 12:23:02 PM
He'd transfer list Ameobi....

Again.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 30 January 2013, 12:23:38 PM
He'd transfer list Ameobi....

Again.

 :lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Skeletor on Wednesday 30 January 2013, 12:24:54 PM
He'd transfer list Ameobi....

Again.

 :lol:

We were so close man but he had to dig in and cling to this club for dear life :rant:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Rangers Pack on Wednesday 30 January 2013, 12:26:34 PM
club wouldnt even be what it is now without his input.

We should have a similar thread for Freddie Fletcher.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Paully on Thursday 14 February 2013, 10:51:49 AM
Happy Birthday King Kev!

Quite appropriate that we have a European match tonight as without him we probably wouldn't have a club! Legend!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: AyeDubbleYoo on Thursday 14 February 2013, 11:00:01 AM
I would love it if he had some birthday cake.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 14 February 2013, 11:03:05 AM
Happy birthday Kev, great times.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Magpie on Thursday 14 February 2013, 11:09:11 AM
Me best mate loves Keegan and his missus was due to give birth on Monday and has overran, needless to say he's hoping it's today!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: tollemache on Thursday 14 February 2013, 11:09:24 AM
 :aww:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: nobby_solano on Thursday 14 February 2013, 11:14:25 AM
happy birthday KK!  :aww:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: JS on Thursday 14 February 2013, 12:35:56 PM
Happy Birthday great man :)
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Ryan on Thursday 14 February 2013, 01:01:00 PM
Happy Birthday KK :aww:

Quality guy as well when I met him.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Incognito on Thursday 14 February 2013, 01:10:53 PM
Happy birthday Special K.

His work with us should be celebrated and not mocked as some of the cretins who post on here do. Outstanding job.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: TheGuv on Thursday 14 February 2013, 01:13:27 PM
(http://sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/321512_10150418541651303_1000789798_n.jpg)

Happy brithday KK! :aww:  :smitten:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Inferior Acuña on Thursday 14 February 2013, 01:22:50 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/4953_214703970401_1566895_n.jpg)

Happy birthday KK, I owe him much of my love for football. My valentine  :love:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: SiLvOR on Thursday 14 February 2013, 01:29:23 PM
Happy Birthday :aww:

Lovely pics lads, I really would love to meet the man one day!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: EthiGeordie on Thursday 14 February 2013, 02:20:54 PM
a boy who is born on Valentines day.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: firetotheworks on Thursday 14 February 2013, 02:27:23 PM
a boy who is born on Valentines day.

:lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Tooj on Thursday 14 February 2013, 02:35:35 PM
Happy birthday sweet prince. xxx
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 14 February 2013, 02:49:01 PM
Happy birthday Special K.

His work with us should be celebrated and not mocked as some of the cretins who post on here do. Outstanding job.

I agree his work should be celebrated, who knows if I'd be as big a fan as I am without the furore around our promotion season and "entertainers" tag.

Saying that, I don't agree with the endless posts about how amazing a team we'd be if he was at the helm now, nor do I agree that we looked like an amazing side in his short, rather disastrous second coming. I don't believe KK was ever really cut out for the big, high pressure jobs, and I think that's only got worse over time.

Anyway, more importantly, Happy Birthday Mr Kevin.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: cp40 on Thursday 14 February 2013, 03:03:53 PM
Long Live The King.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Scoreboard82 on Thursday 14 February 2013, 03:27:48 PM
The man is responsible for my happiest football memories. An all round superstar, who i'm proud that he associated himself with my club. Happy birthday KK.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Spudil on Thursday 14 February 2013, 03:29:38 PM
 :smitten:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Dokko on Thursday 14 February 2013, 03:33:31 PM
Heard he's just walked out of his birthday party, he's cited differences in opinion on catering and has instructed his lawyers to take legal action against his wife.







;)



Happy birthday Kev :)


(wonder if he's doing our game tonight?)
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Cronky on Thursday 14 February 2013, 03:36:32 PM
Heard he's just walked out of his birthday party, he's cited differences in opinion on catering and has instructed his lawyers to take legal action against his wife.







;)



Happy birthday Kev :)


(wonder if he's doing our game tonight?)


b******, you've beaten me to it.  :lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Eddy Chibas on Thursday 14 February 2013, 03:56:22 PM
Simple as his methods were (ie. he'd batter his teams with 5-a-side) the numbers guys/managers could take a leaf out his coaching book. Believes in & is 100% comitted to pass & move football irrespective whether it's his purple 1st team, knows how to coach it, and speaks a football language the players understand (unlike some managers/charlatans whose training week is dominated by the love for & bombardment of the players with stats).

Unashamed admirer. He, understandably, being a football romantic, just lacked the heart to deal with c***s & bullshit artists, namely Corbidge/Llambiarse/Ashley.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: cp40 on Thursday 14 February 2013, 03:59:21 PM
Simple as his methods were (ie. he'd batter his teams with 5-a-side) the numbers guys/managers could take a leaf out his coaching book. Believes in & is 100% comitted to pass & move football irrespective whether it's his purple 1st team, knows how to coach it, and speaks a football language the players understand (unlike some managers/charlatans whose training week is dominated by the love for & bombardment of the players with stats).

Made football enjoyable tbh.


Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Geordie Ahmed on Thursday 14 February 2013, 04:14:29 PM
Happy birthday Special K.

His work with us should be celebrated and not mocked as some of the cretins who post on here do. Outstanding job.

I agree his work should be celebrated, who knows if I'd be as big a fan as I am without the furore around our promotion season and "entertainers" tag.

Saying that, I don't agree with the endless posts about how amazing a team we'd be if he was at the helm now, nor do I agree that we looked like an amazing side in his short, rather disastrous second coming. I don't believe KK was ever really cut out for the big, high pressure jobs, and I think that's only got worse over time.

Anyway, more importantly, Happy Birthday Mr Kevin.

We may not have been amazing BUT there was a massive improvement (though I guess after the dross Fat Sam dished out it isn't saying much)

It may be cliched BUT I have no doubts with this squad he could do amazing things, that's because he doesn't have a cowardly approach to football
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Dokko on Thursday 14 February 2013, 04:15:22 PM
Just a damn shame he couldn't move with the times (and to an extent go against his own values and principles) and accept the hierarchy of a modern day football club.

Kevin Keegan managing this squad would be fantastic to watch, however hardly any of these players would be playing for us as he wouldn't have allowed the board to bring them in.

Wonder if he came in now how it would pan out (a hypothetical scrubbing his second managerial tenure from the books) now Ashley has got past his Wise & DOF stage and everyone knows the current system of recruitment works.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: LesPaul on Thursday 14 February 2013, 04:33:18 PM
Phew. Thought he was being linked with (another) return. That's ok then.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Geordie Ahmed on Thursday 14 February 2013, 04:46:13 PM
Just a damn shame he couldn't move with the times (and to an extent go against his own values and principles) and accept the hierarchy of a modern day football club.

Kevin Keegan managing this squad would be fantastic to watch, however hardly any of these players would be playing for us as he wouldn't have allowed the board to bring them in.

Wonder if he came in now how it would pan out (a hypothetical scrubbing his second managerial tenure from the books) now Ashley has got past his Wise & DOF stage and everyone knows the current system of recruitment works.

There was nothing modern about having the poisonous dwarf in place

I don't think he would have an issue with the current structure, he wants final say on a transfer and according to Pardew he gets final say on transfers
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Incognito on Thursday 14 February 2013, 04:47:37 PM
Phew. Thought he was being linked with (another) return. That's ok then.

Sad and totally disrespectful.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Dokko on Thursday 14 February 2013, 05:07:12 PM
Just a damn shame he couldn't move with the times (and to an extent go against his own values and principles) and accept the hierarchy of a modern day football club.

Kevin Keegan managing this squad would be fantastic to watch, however hardly any of these players would be playing for us as he wouldn't have allowed the board to bring them in.

Wonder if he came in now how it would pan out (a hypothetical scrubbing his second managerial tenure from the books) now Ashley has got past his Wise & DOF stage and everyone knows the current system of recruitment works.

There was nothing modern about having the poisonous dwarf in place

I don't think he would have an issue with the current structure, he wants final say on a transfer and according to Pardew he gets final say on transfers

Do you really believe Pardew has a final say on transfers?  :lol: Keegan wouldn't put up with that, and we wouldn't have squad we have now. Going in to the future looking at star players he wanted then being told they cost too much, want too much in wages or are too old. Could he cope with that?

He'd have issues with the current structure, but not as many as in the past with the likes of Wise, and why I mentioned it since Ashley has seen past that very expensive blunder, but he would still have to compromise under how we are run now, which I'm not sure he's capable of.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Geordie Ahmed on Thursday 14 February 2013, 05:32:39 PM
Just a damn shame he couldn't move with the times (and to an extent go against his own values and principles) and accept the hierarchy of a modern day football club.

Kevin Keegan managing this squad would be fantastic to watch, however hardly any of these players would be playing for us as he wouldn't have allowed the board to bring them in.

Wonder if he came in now how it would pan out (a hypothetical scrubbing his second managerial tenure from the books) now Ashley has got past his Wise & DOF stage and everyone knows the current system of recruitment works.

There was nothing modern about having the poisonous dwarf in place

I don't think he would have an issue with the current structure, he wants final say on a transfer and according to Pardew he gets final say on transfers

Do you really believe Pardew has a final say on transfers?  :lol: Keegan wouldn't put up with that, and we wouldn't have squad we have now. Going in to the future looking at star players he wanted then being told they cost too much, want too much in wages or are too old. Could he cope with that?

He'd have issues with the current structure, but not as many as in the past with the likes of Wise, and why I mentioned it since Ashley has seen past that very expensive blunder, but he would still have to compromise under how we are run now, which I'm not sure he's capable of.

I don't think players are forced on Pardew, nor do I think Pardew can push forward a deal that Carr doesn't agree to

I don't think Keegan would object to the likes of Anita, Sissoko etc being signed just like he didn't have a problem with Jonas/Coloccini BUT Xisco and Nacho was a problem

The star players he wanted? Do you honestly believe he wanted those players? It smelt like bullshit being spread by Llambias to malign Keegan and it seemed to have worked
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: HTT on Thursday 14 February 2013, 05:51:41 PM
I remember just before KK took over and at school most of the kids just weren't interested in football or if they were, certainly not NUFC, myself included. This was a new generation of fans the club were seriously going to lose out on, to other clubs or other interests because of just how poor the club was. KK changed all that. Within weeks Keegan mania swept the region and kids were soon going to school talking about one thing and one thing only - Newcastle United. This lead to a whole new generation of fans for the club who today are my age, late 20s early 30s, basically the clubs core support these days.

KK mania overturned a 4m debt to a turnover of 60m within the 5 years of his tenure. No other club, not even Man Utd, has seen such a growth on and off the field and it was mainly all down to KK and his passion for this club. He went the extra mile. He wasn't content with simply being part of things, he wanted this club to be at the top of things, to be the best team full of the best players playing the best football and winning the top honours and he did all but one of those things and even then we went mighty close.

As an individual, I truly believe no single person has put more of himself into this club than KK. No one man has dared to take this club to the very top like he has. When he walked through the door of a then on the verge of relegation and going bust club, he didn't see a run down stadium with failing gates in a hard up city with a p*ss poor team and a club loaded with debt, he saw a club capable of winning the top-flight and playing amazing football. He believed in this club when no f***er else did not even the fans, and he delivered far more than anyone ever thought possible.

The man is a legend, one of our greatest, and always will be. Happy birthday Kev. I'll drink to you tonight and raise a cheers for instilling in me a love of football and NUFC which will never leave me and be handed down to my son and his kids and their kids and so on and so on and so on. That's his legacy.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: chicken little on Thursday 14 February 2013, 05:56:43 PM
KK mania overturned a 4m debt to a turnover of 60m within the 5 years of his tenure. No other club, not even Man Utd, has seen such a growth on and off the field and it was mainly all down to KK and his passion for this club.

kk mania, plus a chairman who pumped in millions and rebuilt the stadium. it also helped that in the interim the premier league came into existence and the amount of sky money went through the roof.

i love keegan and all, but come on.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: neesy111 on Thursday 14 February 2013, 05:57:40 PM
:clap:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: cp40 on Thursday 14 February 2013, 05:58:00 PM
Phew. Thought he was being linked with (another) return. That's ok then.

Sad and totally disrespectful.



just about sums up all the keegan haters , moreso in this thread , just attention seeking tbh.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: neesy111 on Thursday 14 February 2013, 05:59:26 PM
KK mania overturned a 4m debt to a turnover of 60m within the 5 years of his tenure. No other club, not even Man Utd, has seen such a growth on and off the field and it was mainly all down to KK and his passion for this club.

kk mania, plus a chairman who pumped in millions and rebuilt the stadium. it also helped that in the interim the premier league came into existence and the amount of sky money went through the roof.

i love keegan and all, but come on.

We helped the PL and Sky.  We were on sky more than man utd, liverpool etc between 94 and 96.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 14 February 2013, 06:00:12 PM
Phew. Thought he was being linked with (another) return. That's ok then.

Sad and totally disrespectful.



just about sums up all the keegan haters , moreso in this thread , just attention seeking tbh.

:lol: As per usual it's black and white. Anyone with criticism of the messiah is a attention seeking KK hater.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Andymc1 on Thursday 14 February 2013, 06:01:37 PM
Phew. Thought he was being linked with (another) return. That's ok then.

Sad and totally disrespectful.



just about sums up all the keegan haters , moreso in this thread , just attention seeking tbh.

:lol: As per usual it's black and white. Anyone with criticism of the messiah is a attention seeking KK hater.

I don't understand how he can come in for criticism after what he done for this club.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: cp40 on Thursday 14 February 2013, 06:03:15 PM
(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTUTHoKGaqu2B3MP0oXb0LS0v2Giho6jxCq-OCp-MGB1rhm5vD_dw)
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: cp40 on Thursday 14 February 2013, 06:06:14 PM
Phew. Thought he was being linked with (another) return. That's ok then.

Sad and totally disrespectful.



just about sums up all the keegan haters , moreso in this thread , just attention seeking tbh.

:lol: As per usual it's black and white. Anyone with criticism of the messiah is a attention seeking KK hater.


it is when its his BD and people are posting for that reason.  can you imagine life if people went round telling people all about thier faults on thier birthdays. :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: HTT on Thursday 14 February 2013, 06:06:54 PM
KK mania overturned a 4m debt to a turnover of 60m within the 5 years of his tenure. No other club, not even Man Utd, has seen such a growth on and off the field and it was mainly all down to KK and his passion for this club.

kk mania, plus a chairman who pumped in millions and rebuilt the stadium. it also helped that in the interim the premier league came into existence and the amount of sky money went through the roof.

i love keegan and all, but come on.

I have huge respect for SJH but he only ever put in 50K, that 4m debt to 60m turnover came about in large thanks to the fans who bought into KK's beliefs and ideas and backed this club all the way to the Premier League and beyond. It got so manic even the cinema had to show our games due to the interest. As for Sky, ask anyone involved in the marketing department at Sky and they will tell you KK's entertainers helped sell the nation their dishes and packages. I have a book about the incpetion of the PL and one of the directors of Sky at the time said whenever NUFC were live, viewing figures would sometimes treble.

KK was a breath of fresh air at the time, a rookie manager, 7 years out of the game, upstaging every manager, creating a side that outplayed their rivals and had almost every other set of fans rooting for us whenever we played.

He played a huge part as did we in the whole Premier League explosion as a product.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: kirkwdavis2001 on Thursday 14 February 2013, 06:17:13 PM
Phew. Thought he was being linked with (another) return. That's ok then.

Sad and totally disrespectful.




just about sums up all the keegan haters , moreso in this thread , just attention seeking tbh.

:lol: As per usual it's black and white. Anyone with criticism of the messiah is a attention seeking KK hater.

I don't understand how he can come in for criticism after what he done for this club.

This for me, he's a f***ing hero to me and to NUFC, I don't get anyone who doesn't think so
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: OzzieMandias on Thursday 14 February 2013, 06:19:38 PM
It's amazing really that this day isn't a public holiday around the world, with people giving each other Kevmas presents and singing special songs in his praise.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Parky on Thursday 14 February 2013, 06:22:41 PM
Had enthusiasm for the game that was catching like a virus.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: cp40 on Thursday 14 February 2013, 06:23:18 PM
It's amazing really that this day isn't a public holiday around the world, with people giving each other Kevmas presents and singing special songs in his praise.


God made it so- 14th Feb. ;)
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 14 February 2013, 06:24:41 PM
Phew. Thought he was being linked with (another) return. That's ok then.

Sad and totally disrespectful.



just about sums up all the keegan haters , moreso in this thread , just attention seeking tbh.

:lol: As per usual it's black and white. Anyone with criticism of the messiah is a attention seeking KK hater.


it is when its his BD and people are posting for that reason.  can you imagine life if people went round telling people all about thier faults on thier birthdays. :lol: :lol:

Aye well it'd be a bit harsh if Kev himself was in here fighting his corner on his birthday, but to my knowledge he isn't a member.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Dokko on Thursday 14 February 2013, 06:33:18 PM
Phew. Thought he was being linked with (another) return. That's ok then.

Sad and totally disrespectful.



just about sums up all the keegan haters , moreso in this thread , just attention seeking tbh.

:lol: As per usual it's black and white. Anyone with criticism of the messiah is a attention seeking KK hater.


it is when its his BD and people are posting for that reason.  can you imagine life if people went round telling people all about thier faults on thier birthdays. :lol: :lol:

So he has faults? Blasphemy!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Karjala on Thursday 14 February 2013, 06:33:58 PM
Keeeeeeegan
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Minhosa on Thursday 14 February 2013, 06:37:50 PM
The best time in our recent history has been with KK at the helm (first time around) and it's like may never be seen again. For those too young or living abroad, Keegans infectious enthusiasm and gung-ho football lifted a region with a massive gale force-esque blast of wind and carried it along for years.

He genuinely 'got' the area, got the people and massively embraced the pressure that makes many others wilt away.

You would turn up to games just knowing you were going to absolutely smash sides. You'd walk into the bookies on the way to the game and regularly back us to win 4-1, 5-2, 3-1. This wasn't traditional football, this was cavalier 'we're better than you' football, this was confidence and swagger and the whole of Tyneside absolutely lapped it up.

Seriously, it takes some explaining now, but it was a phenomenon of our time that period of football. It was sheer, unadulterated enthusiasm coupled with some fantastic players. Sometimes, and it doesn't happen very often, the leader of a club, it's fans and it's players just click and magic happens.

The stadium was alive every week, the NUFC away fans travelled in absolute droves, some weeks you could visually witness opposition players crumbling due to the pressure. Seriously, it sounds ridiculous now, but at the time the whole city was just absolutely buzzing. The anticipation of battering opposition every week with great players, playing great football, without fear of getting beat or getting booed was just unreal for those few years.

You were literally gutted if you drew a game at SJP because that just didn't happen. Nobody would come to our ground and get points. It was a total fortress.

Magic happened during that first period. We had him at his best, KK. We were his club and he knew what we needed.

It saddens me that the chances of that happening to any club, on any sort of level, are very very very unlikely nowadays due to the Abramovichs, Arabs and Americans Billionaires who use our game as a toy, a play thing, a cock measuring contest because the people that suffer are us, proper football fans. 

Our team will never again challenge for the league, barring some miracle. But that KK time, man, I wouldn't give up the experience for the world.

There's no doubt that the initial KK period set the foundations for the club we see today and made a large percentage of todays ST Holders fall in love with the game and the club and whatever you think of him as a guy (and I've got views on KK the personality) you can't just can't deny that his appointment was just absolutely seismic at the time and that we wouldn't be where we are now if it wasn't for that appointment. Forget SJH, forget Fletcher, Shepherd, Ashley - forget them all because without that KK appointment this club would be barely recognisable.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Dokko on Thursday 14 February 2013, 06:40:56 PM
Just a damn shame he couldn't move with the times (and to an extent go against his own values and principles) and accept the hierarchy of a modern day football club.

Kevin Keegan managing this squad would be fantastic to watch, however hardly any of these players would be playing for us as he wouldn't have allowed the board to bring them in.

Wonder if he came in now how it would pan out (a hypothetical scrubbing his second managerial tenure from the books) now Ashley has got past his Wise & DOF stage and everyone knows the current system of recruitment works.

There was nothing modern about having the poisonous dwarf in place

I don't think he would have an issue with the current structure, he wants final say on a transfer and according to Pardew he gets final say on transfers

Do you really believe Pardew has a final say on transfers?  :lol: Keegan wouldn't put up with that, and we wouldn't have squad we have now. Going in to the future looking at star players he wanted then being told they cost too much, want too much in wages or are too old. Could he cope with that?

He'd have issues with the current structure, but not as many as in the past with the likes of Wise, and why I mentioned it since Ashley has seen past that very expensive blunder, but he would still have to compromise under how we are run now, which I'm not sure he's capable of.

I don't think players are forced on Pardew, nor do I think Pardew can push forward a deal that Carr doesn't agree to

I don't think Keegan would object to the likes of Anita, Sissoko etc being signed just like he didn't have a problem with Jonas/Coloccini BUT Xisco and Nacho was a problem

The star players he wanted? Do you honestly believe he wanted those players? It smelt like bullshit being spread by Llambias to malign Keegan and it seemed to have worked

Don't think Pardew has any say on transfers, he has an opinion, but his input is null.

The 4 players you mention signed at the time, no one knew how they'd pan out, hindsight means you can say that but at the time Keegan would have had a problem with all of them as they weren't his signings. Guthrie was his from memory.

It's the system not the end result. Keegan would have bought British to a bigger extent than the board would have wanted that's for sure, and we couldn't afford the British equivalent of our star players, if we could find any. That's if they could get on and agree to work together.

Still an interesting hypothetical for me, Keegan in now, how would it turn out, could he learn to compromise?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Dave on Thursday 14 February 2013, 06:42:26 PM
The best time in our recent history has been with KK at the helm (first time around) and it's like may never be seen again. For those too young or living abroad, Keegans infectious enthusiasm and gung-ho football lifted a region with a massive gale force-esque blast of wind and carried it along for years.

He genuinely 'got' the area, got the people and massively embraced the pressure that makes many others wilt away.

You would turn up to games just knowing you were going to absolutely smash sides. You'd walk into the bookies on the way to the game and regularly back us to win 4-1, 5-2, 3-1. This wasn't traditional football, this was cavalier 'we're better than you' football, this was confidence and swagger and the whole of Tyneside absolutely lapped it up.

Seriously, it takes some explaining now, but it was a phenomenon of our time that period of football. It was sheer, unadulterated enthusiasm coupled with some fantastic players. Sometimes, and it doesn't happen very often, the leader of a club, it's fans and it's players just click and magic happens.

The stadium was alive every week, the NUFC away fans travelled in absolute droves, some weeks you could visually witness opposition players crumbling due to the pressure. Seriously, it sounds ridiculous now, but at the time the whole city was just absolutely buzzing. The anticipation of battering opposition every week with great players, playing great football, without fear of getting beat or getting booed was just unreal for those few years.

You were literally gutted if you drew a game at SJP because that just didn't happen. Nobody would come to our ground and get points. It was a total fortress.

Magic happened during that first period. We had him at his best, KK. We were his club and he knew what we needed.

It saddens me that the chances of that happening to any club, on any sort of level, are very very very unlikely nowadays due to the Abramovichs, Arabs and Americans Billionaires who use our game as a toy, a play thing, a cock measuring contest because the people that suffer are us, proper football fans. 

Our team will never again challenge for the league, barring some miracle. But that KK time, man, I wouldn't give up the experience for the world.

There's no doubt that the initial KK period set the foundations for the club we see today and made a large percentage of todays ST Holders fall in love with the game and the club and whatever you think of him as a guy (and I've got views on KK the personality) you can't just can't deny that his appointment was just absolutely seismic at the time and that we wouldn't be where we are now if it wasn't for that appointment. Forget SJH, forget Fletcher, Shepherd, Ashley - forget them all because without that KK appointment this club would be barely recognisable.


:thup: :thup: :thup:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Interpolic on Thursday 14 February 2013, 06:47:00 PM
Happy birthday Special K.

His work with us should be celebrated and not mocked as some of the cretins who post on here do. Outstanding job.

I agree his work should be celebrated, who knows if I'd be as big a fan as I am without the furore around our promotion season and "entertainers" tag.

Saying that, I don't agree with the endless posts about how amazing a team we'd be if he was at the helm now, nor do I agree that we looked like an amazing side in his short, rather disastrous second coming. I don't believe KK was ever really cut out for the big, high pressure jobs, and I think that's only got worse over time.

Anyway, more importantly, Happy Birthday Mr Kevin.

I think that's bollocks, but obviously we'll never know since it's all opinions really.

I see no reason why Keegan couldn't do a better job of it than most of the managers in the Premier League now, especially at our club. He's a fantastic motivator with a fearless approach, who also showed a bit of tactical flexibility last time he was here. I also doubt he'd have much problem working with loads of mint players. Xisco and Nacho weren't mint players and Keegan was clearly sick of getting lied to so packed it in.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Incognito on Thursday 14 February 2013, 06:49:00 PM
And I'd go as far to say that no team before or since in the Premiership has played more entertaining football than Keegan's Newcastle teams in his first spell. Every c*** and his dog wanted to watch us. We were the neutral's faves. Crowds would rise at away grounds when Keegan and his Newcastle team were in town. Unless you lived it, you wouldn't appreciate the magnitude of it all, honestly.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Eddy Chibas on Thursday 14 February 2013, 06:51:28 PM
KK mania overturned a 4m debt to a turnover of 60m within the 5 years of his tenure. No other club, not even Man Utd, has seen such a growth on and off the field and it was mainly all down to KK and his passion for this club.

kk mania, plus a chairman who pumped in millions and rebuilt the stadium. it also helped that in the interim the premier league came into existence and the amount of sky money went through the roof.

i love keegan and all, but come on.

Thankfully Freddy Shep & Douglas H's intervention (given that SJH wanted to ride-out the relegation scrap with a then shoulder shrugging Ardilles) prevented us from dropping down another division. That was a key turning point, along with the ousting of McKeag and his cronies.

If SJH had his way originally, things could have turned out very differently ie. no division one rescue mission led by Keegan, followed by a rocket propelled promotion back to the top flight etc.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Thursday 14 February 2013, 06:54:51 PM
Minhosa :thup:

Also about his 2nd stint, am i the only one who feels he was starting to get us on the right track and don't think it was a disastrous at all?

Anyway Happy Birthday KK, the man who was the reason i feel in love with this club to begin with. :thup:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Interpolic on Thursday 14 February 2013, 06:58:05 PM
Minhosa :thup:

Also about his 2nd stint, am i the only one who feels he was starting to get us on the right track and don't think it was a disastrous at all?

Anyway Happy Birthday KK, the man who was the reason i feel in love with this club to begin with. :thup:

Of course he was, I thought that was fairly universally accepted given how blindingly obvious it was.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Novocastrian on Thursday 14 February 2013, 07:01:22 PM
The antithesis of Pardew; at half time you knew the players would walk out an extra foot tall and take the game to the opposition.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Cajun on Thursday 14 February 2013, 07:01:30 PM
Happy Birthday KK.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Jordan on Thursday 14 February 2013, 07:01:39 PM
Minhosa :thup:

Also about his 2nd stint, am i the only one who feels he was starting to get us on the right track and don't think it was a disastrous at all?

Anyway Happy Birthday KK, the man who was the reason i feel in love with this club to begin with. :thup:
(http://ezrahub.com/board/img/1356922838875.jpg)
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Incognito on Thursday 14 February 2013, 07:11:13 PM
Minhosa :thup:

Also about his 2nd stint, am i the only one who feels he was starting to get us on the right track and don't think it was a disastrous at all?

Anyway Happy Birthday KK, the man who was the reason i feel in love with this club to begin with. :thup:

Of course he was, I thought that was fairly universally accepted given how blindingly obvious it was.


I thought so. We'd never have been relegated with him in charge.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: sugoinufc on Thursday 14 February 2013, 07:20:04 PM
him and his team in the mid 90´s are the reason why i started following NUFC. It was magical. Best years of football for me.

happy birthday :rose:



Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: oldtype on Thursday 14 February 2013, 07:28:38 PM
Don't think it's unfair to acknowledge the importance of what he did the first time while also recognizing that the second time was a bit of a mess for all parties involved.

Happy birthday. I certainly know I wouldn't have ever become a fan without him.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Thursday 14 February 2013, 07:36:22 PM
Minhosa :thup:

Also about his 2nd stint, am i the only one who feels he was starting to get us on the right track and don't think it was a disastrous at all?

Anyway Happy Birthday KK, the man who was the reason i feel in love with this club to begin with. :thup:

Of course he was, I thought that was fairly universally accepted given how blindingly obvious it was.
Yeah :lol:

I think that's literally the opinion of everyone on the planet.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Interpolic on Thursday 14 February 2013, 07:55:27 PM
Anything else is revisionist tripe IMO, the start was a mess and the departure was a mess but howay.  Coming from people who've watched some of the God-awful football we've played down the years, to call his whole 2nd stint s**** or whatever is mental and can't be down to anything other than a grudge or some strange bitterness at not being there the first time around.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 14 February 2013, 07:57:36 PM
Not sure anyone said it was s****. It showed promise when compared to the s**** who came before him/after him, but it was a very short amount of time, and far too short to be saying we'd be tearing the league apart, or "guaranteeing" we'd not get relegated with KK at the helm.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: chicken little on Thursday 14 February 2013, 08:01:02 PM
i think at the time we were in such a state that mourinho possessed by the spirit of rinus michels would have struggled. a bit like liverpool over the last couple of years, there were problems that went deeper than just the coach.

not a good time to judge a coach on positively or negatively and (as semtex notes) a short amount of time and all.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Interpolic on Thursday 14 February 2013, 08:01:15 PM
After the first 10 or so games we got good results playing some excellent football until the end of the season.  We then started the next season very well, other than a 3-0 loss at Arsenal.  Not sure what else you expected from him, we were clearly making progress.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Sifu on Thursday 14 February 2013, 08:57:03 PM
Happy Birthday to a true Newcastle United legend :thup:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Cronky on Thursday 14 February 2013, 09:12:35 PM

I don't think Keegan would object to the likes of Anita, Sissoko etc being signed just like he didn't have a problem with Jonas/Coloccini BUT Xisco and Nacho was a problem


According to the tribunal, it was Nacho that was the problem. Xisco never got a mention.

Before the tribunal, it was assumed that Xisco was the problem because it was naturally assumed that a manager would be far more inclined to quit over a major signing than a minor loan deal.

The Xisco idea has survived because it casts Keegan in a better light. Stop it, people.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Dave on Thursday 14 February 2013, 09:16:43 PM
That the tribunal that found completely in favour of Keegan? Just checking.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Interpolic on Thursday 14 February 2013, 09:34:56 PM
:lol: f***ing hell.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: icemanblue on Friday 15 February 2013, 12:45:42 PM
The 'minor loan deal' we made as a favour to a South American agent, yeah? Nothing to worry about, that one.

Great post, Minhosa. Very well put. Some points in that post that are entirely lost on young lads from Ireland.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: BottledDog on Friday 15 February 2013, 04:07:27 PM
That the tribunal that found completely in favour of Keegan? Just checking.

Slightly overplaying it there. The only actual conclusion it came to was that the club was inconsistent in its portrayal of who had the final say on transfers and had failed to provide anything other than 'profoundly unsatisfactory' explanations. In the end they certainly didn't side with Keegans claim when it came to the amount of damages he was due.

Happy birthday Kev. Cheers for the good (great... actually f*** that, amazing) times. :icon_king: :thup:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Spudil on Friday 15 February 2013, 04:50:01 PM
The 'minor loan deal' we made as a favour to a South American agent, yeah? Nothing to worry about, that one.

Great post, Minhosa. Very well put. Some points in that post that are entirely lost on young lads from Ireland.

Are you a member of the BNP?

Seems every second post you make is complaining about "foreigners"...

 ???
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: icemanblue on Friday 15 February 2013, 04:55:43 PM
The 'minor loan deal' we made as a favour to a South American agent, yeah? Nothing to worry about, that one.

Great post, Minhosa. Very well put. Some points in that post that are entirely lost on young lads from Ireland.

Are you a member of the BNP?

Seems every second post you make is complaining about "foreigners"...

 ???

:lol: Nah, I'm not.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: alexf on Wednesday 20 February 2013, 12:49:05 PM
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/02/19/article-0-17AD04DC000005DC-428_634x406.jpg)
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Jill on Wednesday 20 February 2013, 12:51:41 PM
Don't lose your dignity.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Bert Shaft on Wednesday 20 February 2013, 01:13:17 PM


I agree his work should be celebrated, who knows if I'd be as big a fan as I am without the furore around our promotion season and "entertainers" tag.

Saying that, I don't agree with the endless posts about how amazing a team we'd be if he was at the helm now, nor do I agree that we looked like an amazing side in his short, rather disastrous second coming. I don't believe KK was ever really cut out for the big, high pressure jobs, and I think that's only got worse over time.

Anyway, more importantly, Happy Birthday Mr Kevin.

What was so fuckin' disasterous about Newcastle being saved from possible relegation by KK after watching the awful sh*te served up by big fat hippo heads downwardly mobile team.
The appointment of the idiotic JFK and having a team full of money grabbing faint hearts like Owen, Viduka, Geremi and Duff were the reason we went down.

Disasterous second coming of Keegan my arse. Wake up man!  :D
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: JS on Wednesday 20 February 2013, 01:43:19 PM
Don't lose your dignity.

Slayed :lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Dokko on Wednesday 20 February 2013, 05:31:57 PM
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/02/19/article-0-17AD04DC000005DC-428_634x406.jpg)

Looks like a South American lesbian drug dealer.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Wednesday 20 February 2013, 05:46:35 PM
What has been seen cannot be unseen :lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Ste on Wednesday 20 February 2013, 06:22:11 PM
Seriously, how can Keegan tell anyone not to lose their cool.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 20 February 2013, 06:23:31 PM
ttj
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Si on Wednesday 20 February 2013, 06:33:43 PM
The spray that just won't quit.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: bimpy474 on Wednesday 20 February 2013, 07:14:08 PM
Slowly turning into David Ginola's Dad.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: palnese on Wednesday 20 February 2013, 09:58:11 PM
Don't lose your dignity.

 :lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: merlin on Thursday 21 February 2013, 01:00:55 AM


I agree his work should be celebrated, who knows if I'd be as big a fan as I am without the furore around our promotion season and "entertainers" tag.

Saying that, I don't agree with the endless posts about how amazing a team we'd be if he was at the helm now, nor do I agree that we looked like an amazing side in his short, rather disastrous second coming. I don't believe KK was ever really cut out for the big, high pressure jobs, and I think that's only got worse over time.

Anyway, more importantly, Happy Birthday Mr Kevin.

What was so fuckin' disasterous about Newcastle being saved from possible relegation by KK after watching the awful sh*te served up by big fat hippo heads downwardly mobile team.
The appointment of the idiotic JFK and having a team full of money grabbing faint hearts like Owen, Viduka, Geremi and Duff were the reason we went down.

Disasterous second coming of Keegan my arse. Wake up man!  :D


Agree totally.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Ronaldo on Thursday 21 February 2013, 01:25:38 AM
Slowly turning into David Ginola's Dad.

They look more like brothers.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Thursday 21 February 2013, 06:07:12 AM
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/02/19/article-0-17AD04DC000005DC-428_634x406.jpg)

who thought that expression was a good idea for advertising anything?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Thursday 21 February 2013, 06:27:25 AM
The first few pages of this thread are brilliant. :lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Dave on Thursday 21 February 2013, 08:46:43 AM
Pretty staggered that some seem to failed to notice the Capital One logo. :lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Jill on Thursday 21 February 2013, 08:50:15 AM
Pretty staggered that some seem to failed to notice the Capital One logo. :lol:

I did, about 10 minutes later. :lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Cajun on Thursday 21 February 2013, 09:00:25 AM
I don't think Semtex meant Keegan was disastrous, more the whole idea of appointing him turned out to be.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: pintofscottsellers on Friday 12 April 2013, 10:52:43 AM
Been reading his comments about the derby today, love Kev like, always have and always will.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Roger Kint on Friday 12 April 2013, 10:53:38 AM
Been reading his comments about the derby today, love Kev like, always have and always will.

His usual dig at Ashley will go down well with some on here.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: MyPalAl on Friday 12 April 2013, 10:55:47 AM
Love KK, but he makes himself look a tit with the constant digs. Drop it Kev I say, drop it.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Al Moody on Friday 12 April 2013, 10:57:21 AM
link?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Roger Kint on Friday 12 April 2013, 10:59:27 AM
link?

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/kevin-keegan-nufc-now-selling-2587904?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/kevin-keegan-paolo-di-canio-2587783?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Al Moody on Friday 12 April 2013, 10:59:45 AM
link?

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/kevin-keegan-nufc-now-selling-2587904?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/kevin-keegan-paolo-di-canio-2587783?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Thanks :)
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Roger Kint on Friday 12 April 2013, 10:59:58 AM
First is his dig, second about the derby
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: LRD on Friday 12 April 2013, 11:01:12 AM
Quote
Keegan: NUFC are now a selling club – I expect them to lose some star names
12 Apr 2013 10:28

Kevin Keegan has revealed his concern that Newcastle United could lose some of their main stars again this summer.

The ex-United boss fears that more could follow the path of Demba Ba – who quit the Magpies for Chelsea last January – and he has underlined the importance of his former chief scout at Manchester City Graham Carr.

But in a summer when Yohan Cabaye, Hatem Ben Arfa, Cheick Tiote and Fabricio Coloccini are all likely to be linked with moves, Keegan said: “Some will move on and I think that’s what Newcastle want.

“I think they are a selling club.

“They didn’t give Ba the sort of security in his deal.

“I think they are going to move players on and if they can keep Graham Carr and he can keep finding them,  I don’t think the Geordies care whose name is on the back as long as they come and play well and give their all.”

And Keegan was quick to heap praise on close pal and former scout at City Carr.

He said: “I know Graham Carr very well.

“I employed him at Man City.  He knows the French league.

“It’s a good policy because they get really good quality players in who just need to prove themselves in the Premier League.”

Keegan has been out of football since quitting Newcastle in 2008.

When asked his plans for the future, he simply said: “I just live my life.  I just enjoy it.”


http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/kevin-keegan-nufc-now-selling-2587904
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Roger Kint on Friday 12 April 2013, 11:02:50 AM
Cheers i was too lazy to do that  :lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: pintofscottsellers on Friday 12 April 2013, 11:03:12 AM
I just read about the derby in a different link, didn't see the selling club etc.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Roger Kint on Friday 12 April 2013, 11:05:07 AM
I just read about the derby in a different link, didn't see the selling club etc.

I was the other way round, was only when you said it i checked for the other
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: JH on Friday 12 April 2013, 11:28:21 AM
Newcastle are a selling club - they sold two players :lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: neesy111 on Friday 12 April 2013, 11:29:17 AM
That dig at Ashley comes across to me as pathetic.  Thankfully he'll be off ESPN soon.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: ujpest doza on Friday 12 April 2013, 11:56:43 AM
bitter as f***
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Friday 12 April 2013, 12:00:28 PM
I usually agree with a lot of what KK says about NUFC but here he just sounds bitter and talking rubbish.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Skeletor on Friday 12 April 2013, 12:01:17 PM
Love Keegan but he's talking a load of s*** in both articles.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: bimpy474 on Friday 12 April 2013, 12:03:55 PM
What he says there about Ba and giving him security in his deal, that's nonsense that like. Ba was on a free and no doubt having a clause was one of the reasons why he signed for us. This selling club stuff is s**** like. Since getting back up we have sold Carroll for mental money and Ba because of the reasons above. Not sure that is a selling cub like.

If we get a mad offer of course we would sell, but then so would 99% of the Premiership. KK makes is sound like we have sold numerous players and will sell loads more this summer.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: bimpy474 on Friday 12 April 2013, 12:05:34 PM
Newcastle are a selling club - they sold two players :lol:

That's why it makes the article look bitter, there's no facts to back him up.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Numbers on Friday 12 April 2013, 12:43:33 PM
Should keep his trap shut instead if having a pop at us every opportunity.

Isnt every club a selling club if the price or circumstances dictate? What a load of bollocks that article is.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Ste on Friday 12 April 2013, 06:24:19 PM
Ba didn't want the security in his deal, he wanted the opportunity to move on for next to nothing compared to his actual ability. But thanks for that, Kevin. Top bloke.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Dinho lad on Friday 12 April 2013, 06:36:01 PM
No.... he wanted to play for a club that have high standards and actually give winning trophies a real go.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Tooj on Friday 12 April 2013, 06:51:49 PM
No.... he wanted to play for a club that have high standards and actually give winning trophies a real go.

Nah I don't believe that at all. You could tell he loved his time here and whenever he's interviewed he says nothing but positivity towards us.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Oakie Doke on Friday 12 April 2013, 06:57:21 PM
Bullshit. You're all talking bullshit.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Dinho lad on Friday 12 April 2013, 07:05:37 PM
No.... he wanted to play for a club that have high standards and actually give winning trophies a real go.

Nah I don't believe that at all. You could tell he loved his time here and whenever he's interviewed he says nothing but positivity towards us.

So? I'm sure that Ba did enjoy his time, but so what? It doesn't void my point.

In fact, if you think back to Ba's comments upon signing for Chelsea ("I've made it"), you could see that they guy is hugely ambitious and wanted to sign for a top club that have a genuine chance of winning something.

It doesn't necessarily mean that he didn't enjoy his time here or thought of us negatively.

Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Tooj on Friday 12 April 2013, 07:07:50 PM
No I think he wanted to go somewhere that would give him the pay packet that he had always wanted.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: cp40 on Friday 12 April 2013, 07:16:23 PM
No I think he wanted to go somewhere that would give him the pay packet that he had always wanted.


probably his only big chance 99.9% of people would have taken in honesty.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: fraser on Friday 12 April 2013, 07:17:10 PM
No.... he wanted to play for a club that have high standards and actually give winning trophies a real go.

And a billionaire owner, ffs.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Dinho lad on Friday 12 April 2013, 07:37:52 PM
No I think he wanted to go somewhere that would give him the pay packet that he had always wanted.

i'm sure that played a part too. still dosen't refute my point.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Dr Colossus on Friday 12 April 2013, 08:35:49 PM
And his spoken German's s***.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Parky on Friday 12 April 2013, 08:37:04 PM
No I think he wanted to go somewhere that would give him the pay packet that he had always wanted.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: NewJerseyMag on Friday 12 April 2013, 08:58:23 PM
Huh, we kinda ARE a selling cub, arent we???
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: hobshobs on Friday 12 April 2013, 09:07:11 PM
Huh, we kinda ARE a selling cub, arent we???

Unfortunately we are and even more unfortunate is the fact that we sell our best players and keep the s*** for years and years ala s*** Shola.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Ted Maul on Friday 12 April 2013, 09:11:25 PM
The King's talking rubbish here like, we're no more a selling club than any other outside the elite and super-rich.  Can't really blame him for being bitter about Ashley tbf.

Still a total legend, adore him.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: mikejaxer on Friday 12 April 2013, 09:12:26 PM
Technically isn't every club a selling club?
I have nothing but respect for KK but he's talking s*** here.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Ste on Friday 12 April 2013, 09:14:03 PM
Selling club how? Demba Ba we could do nothing about, Carroll was a ridiculous transfer and we replaced Enrique well.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: hobshobs on Friday 12 April 2013, 09:18:43 PM
Selling club how? Demba Ba we could do nothing about, Carroll was a ridiculous transfer and we replaced Enrique well.

But, all three were SOLD so we are a selling club.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Ste on Friday 12 April 2013, 09:20:47 PM
Selling club how? Demba Ba we could do nothing about, Carroll was a ridiculous transfer and we replaced Enrique well.

But, all three were SOLD so we are a selling club.

We are also a buying club, we operate in the transfer market just like every other club.

A good example of a selling club in the last few years are Arsenal. We have sold 3 first 11 players in 2 years, I think it's normal.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 12 April 2013, 09:22:59 PM
Man Utd SOLD Obertan. They are a selling club.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Friday 12 April 2013, 09:32:28 PM
Man Utd SOLD Obertan. They are a selling club.

 :lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: JRandall96 on Saturday 13 April 2013, 03:48:57 AM
Man Utd SOLD Obertan. They are a selling club.

Quality ;D
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: OzzieMandias on Saturday 13 April 2013, 08:55:54 AM
Whatever Ba's motivation, given the fact that we never stood to make much money out of Ba leaving and had no real financial motivation for moving him on, it's a p*ss-poor example of us being a "selling club".
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: captainhaircut on Saturday 13 April 2013, 08:59:14 AM
We haven't actually sold anyone of any note since Carroll.

Ba was unavoidable really. We agreed that clause because we didn't want to pay him excessive wages. its doubtful we would have signed him without the clause.

Not overly concerned with losing players this summer. The Carroll deal works for us in that Llambias and Ashley now won't accept anything less than ridiculous fees.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: mouldy_uk on Saturday 13 April 2013, 09:41:20 AM
Man Utd SOLD Obertan. They are an intelligent/shrewd club.

FYP
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: JJ7 on Saturday 13 April 2013, 10:26:42 AM
Look at the first team players Liverpool have sold over the years. Probably more than us.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: merlin on Saturday 13 April 2013, 10:44:43 AM
What Keegan means is probably that we are a selling club in the sense that we WOULD sell a player who is rated as one of our best - like Cabaye or Krul, for example whereas clubs like Arsenal and the Manchester clubs only sell their top players under real duress, as with RVP last summer.
If the right offer came along it is hard to see Ashley resisting a bid for any of our best players and it is hard to see the likes of Cabaye refusing a move to Man U, for example.

As long as we are a club that doesn't win trophies we WILL be a selling club along with most of the PL below the Top 6 - top clubs do sell decent players but only when it suits them - not the player or the buying club unless tha player's contract is close to ending and he refuses to stay - like Ba.

Its a fact of life in the modern PL.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: NUFC on Saturday 13 April 2013, 01:10:58 PM
wish Keegan would shut up tbh
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Saturday 13 April 2013, 01:13:01 PM
Look at the first team players Liverpool have sold over the years. Probably more than us.

Keane, Berbatov, Modric, Carrick.....Spurs = selling club.

Let's not get started on Arsenal.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: OzzieMandias on Saturday 13 April 2013, 01:36:26 PM
"Newcastle are a selling club not Man U, Man City or Chelsea."
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: LRD on Saturday 13 April 2013, 01:40:43 PM
He's a legend and got me into supporting this club but dearie, he's having a mare with those words. :lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: S.S.R. on Sunday 14 April 2013, 11:10:52 PM
It's like Partridge ringing up his ex-wife to mock her new boyfriend's car. Let it go Kevin.

Sitting in his travel tavern room clutching 'What Club' magazine.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: neesy111 on Monday 29 April 2013, 02:49:52 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22150925
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: TRon on Monday 29 April 2013, 02:58:43 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22150925

We should buy one of those, our lads could do with some passing drills.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: TaylorJ_01 on Monday 29 April 2013, 03:02:15 PM
Keegan, man :( miss the crazy b******.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: BottledDog on Monday 29 April 2013, 04:53:48 PM
"Sokka"

:scared:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Skirge on Monday 29 April 2013, 04:58:41 PM
Imagine what he could get out of this squad

I wanna cry
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Monday 29 April 2013, 05:06:43 PM
In a heartbeat.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: HTT on Monday 29 April 2013, 06:06:06 PM
A love KK but that's a s*** name for a product.

Its not his business either, although its his idea, as I now someone involved in this somewhat.

He's right mind, the best way to develop the weaker foot is kicking a ball off a wall. I started out right-footed, today I'm stronger on my left because I used to practice hours on end every day. I know Man Utd have some kind of 'wall' coaching aid thing so they obviously see something in it too.

But howay Kev "Sokka"?! :lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: ManDoon on Monday 29 April 2013, 06:15:42 PM
Get him in for the last 3 games.

Spoiler
[close]
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: TheGuv on Monday 29 April 2013, 06:18:28 PM
Great idea.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Mattoon on Monday 29 April 2013, 06:20:56 PM
I'd love it, absolutely love it if he came back.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: cp40 on Monday 29 April 2013, 06:21:04 PM
would get us 4-6 points if you ask me.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Mattoon on Monday 29 April 2013, 06:22:40 PM
Tbh joking aside he'd have us insanely motivated
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Kanji on Monday 29 April 2013, 06:23:09 PM
Would be the craziest f***ing thing of all time too.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Dokko on Monday 29 April 2013, 06:34:43 PM
Get him in for the last 3 games.

Spoiler
[close]

He might even see the whole 3 games out.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: mikejaxer on Monday 29 April 2013, 06:42:05 PM
Get him in for the last 3 games.

Spoiler
[close]

He might even see the whole 3 games out.
It'd be nice to see us play Football again.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Northerngimp on Monday 29 April 2013, 06:47:06 PM
Bring back Keggie!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: ManDoon on Monday 29 April 2013, 06:48:16 PM
I was joking, but I agree he would probably get us the points to survive. Imagine it, the glorious return of King Kev
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: OzzieMandias on Monday 29 April 2013, 06:55:02 PM
Hmm. Last time it took him nine games to get a win, like.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: duo on Monday 29 April 2013, 08:48:37 PM
King Kev would let Benny loose. :snod:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Jordan on Monday 29 April 2013, 10:02:22 PM
Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Cisse, Sissoko and Gouff under KK man, I'd love that so much.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: sempuki on Monday 29 April 2013, 10:05:48 PM
Roeder saved us last time and would have a better chance than Pardew. Still prefer Keegan like!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Si on Monday 29 April 2013, 10:17:09 PM
Kevin in a high pressure situation - no thanks.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Northerngimp on Monday 29 April 2013, 10:18:17 PM
Kevin in a high pressure situation - no thanks.


Saved us from oblivion once before
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: ManDoon on Monday 29 April 2013, 10:45:11 PM
Kevin in a high pressure situation - no thanks.


Saved us from oblivion once before

Yup. Arguably the most important moment in our history
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Si on Monday 29 April 2013, 10:46:27 PM
Kevin in a high pressure situation - no thanks.


Saved us from oblivion once before

Yup. Arguably the most important moment in our history

And that's what it is history. He's a different man now,
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Northerngimp on Monday 29 April 2013, 10:49:39 PM
Kevin in a high pressure situation - no thanks.


Saved us from oblivion once before

Yup. Arguably the most important moment in our history

And that's what it is history. He's a different man now,

I know who i would trust in this situation between Shitspew and Keggie.

Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Si on Monday 29 April 2013, 10:50:19 PM
Kevin in a high pressure situation - no thanks.


Saved us from oblivion once before

Yup. Arguably the most important moment in our history

And that's what it is history. He's a different man now,

I know who i would trust in this situation between Shitspew and Keggie.

Neither for me.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Northerngimp on Monday 29 April 2013, 10:50:58 PM
Kevin in a high pressure situation - no thanks.


Saved us from oblivion once before

Yup. Arguably the most important moment in our history

And that's what it is history. He's a different man now,

I know who i would trust in this situation between Shitspew and Keggie.

Neither for me.

Haha you mad b******.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Si on Monday 29 April 2013, 10:52:00 PM
Kevin in a high pressure situation - no thanks.


Saved us from oblivion once before

Yup. Arguably the most important moment in our history

And that's what it is history. He's a different man now,

I know who i would trust in this situation between Shitspew and Keggie.

Neither for me.

Haha you mad b******.

;)
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: fraser on Monday 29 April 2013, 10:59:04 PM
Kevin in a high pressure situation - no thanks.

Facing relegation and potential oblivion. Keegan wouldn't be the man for me either.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Northerngimp on Monday 29 April 2013, 11:00:05 PM
Kevin in a high pressure situation - no thanks.

Facing relegation and potential oblivion. Keegan wouldn't be the man for me either.

Except hes already done it once.  :lol:

When the club was in REAL danger of going bust as it had zero money.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: fraser on Monday 29 April 2013, 11:01:07 PM
Kevin in a high pressure situation - no thanks.

Facing relegation and potential oblivion. Keegan wouldn't be the man for me either.

Except hes already done it once.  :lol:

Has Irony announced it's funeral?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Northerngimp on Monday 29 April 2013, 11:01:38 PM
Yes, yes it has.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: fraser on Monday 29 April 2013, 11:03:36 PM
Yes, yes it has.

Interred with Northerngimp. Romantic in a way.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Northerngimp on Monday 29 April 2013, 11:03:56 PM
 :lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: bowlingcrofty on Wednesday 29 May 2013, 10:05:48 PM
SS1 now
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Wednesday 29 May 2013, 10:15:39 PM
"if you've only got one ground to go to, go to St. James' Park"   :smitten:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Wednesday 29 May 2013, 10:32:35 PM
didn't know Arthur Cox tried to get Dalglish!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 29 May 2013, 11:03:18 PM
Absolutely brilliant that and it was only part 1!

Repeated at 1am on SS1!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 29 May 2013, 11:18:20 PM
This had to happen now i have cancelled Sky :(
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 29 May 2013, 11:24:32 PM
Some great stuff about his playing days with us and how he kept us up! I wonder what would have happened to us if he had of said no and we had of went down to the 3rd tier in 91-92? I hope those so called fans who call him all sorts were watching!

Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Paully on Thursday 30 May 2013, 05:56:05 AM
Repeated today and well worth a look;

8am SS3
12pm SS2
3.30pm SS1
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Ted Maul on Thursday 30 May 2013, 07:12:12 AM
I absolutely adore Kevin Keegan, those who don't I would suggest aren't old enough to remember what the man has done for us.  Without him there is no way we would ever be regarded as one of the bigger names in English football, absolutely no way.

Although it ended on a sour note, he did a great job during his second stint here.  Allardyce had left us playing s*** ugly football heading for relegation.  Keegan came in, changed the style and we suffered some heavy defeats but he stuck to his guns and we comfortably survived in the end playing the most enjoyable football we've played since Robson.  He also managed to deploy Owen, Martins and Viduka in the same team effectively.

So he's saved us from doom twice really, although the second time he kind of just postponed it.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: SiLvOR on Thursday 30 May 2013, 08:12:17 AM
I absolutely adore Kevin Keegan, those who don't I would suggest aren't old enough to remember what the man has done for us.  Without him there is no way we would ever be regarded as one of the bigger names in English football, absolutely no way.

Although it ended on a sour note, he did a great job during his second stint here.  Allardyce had left us playing s*** ugly football heading for relegation.  Keegan came in, changed the style and we suffered some heavy defeats but he stuck to his guns and we comfortably survived in the end playing the most enjoyable football we've played since Robson.  He also managed to deploy Owen, Martins and Viduka in the same team effectively.

So he's saved us from doom twice really, although the second time he kind of just postponed it.

The bit in bold for me does it, how people can claim he doesn't know what he's doing is bizarre! (Not saying people on here btw, just I have heard it :lol:)
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Interpolic on Thursday 30 May 2013, 08:21:15 AM
It always puzzles me when people come out with this stuff saying we'd never have been relegated with Allardyce in charge, as if sacking him was to blame for us going down 18 months later. We'd also have never gone down with Keegan in charge and would in fact have made good progress under him, I've blocked it out of my mind a bit now but I do feel cheated that his 2nd managerial stint was cut short. I see no reason why he couldn't have worked alongside someone reputable like Carr, but we weren't that far along yet so that muppet Wise was signing a s*** striker to replace an effective winger basically behind the manager's back. Llambias is always keen to give himself a pat on the back these days but he has a lot to answer for including sowing the seeds of our relegation with his horrible behaviour.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: SiLvOR on Thursday 30 May 2013, 08:25:48 AM
Keegan's second stint felt so surreal to me. It never really sank in that he was our manager again until it was too late :(
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Cronky on Thursday 30 May 2013, 08:30:38 AM
It always puzzles me when people come out with this stuff saying we'd never have been relegated with Allardyce in charge, as if sacking him was to blame for us going down 18 months later. We'd also have never gone down with Keegan in charge and would in fact have made good progress under him, I've blocked it out of my mind a bit now but I do feel cheated that his 2nd managerial stint was cut short. I see no reason why he couldn't have worked alongside someone reputable like Carr, but we weren't that far along yet so that muppet Wise was signing a s*** striker to replace an effective winger basically behind the manager's back. Llambias is always keen to give himself a pat on the back these days but he has a lot to answer for including sowing the seeds of our relegation with his horrible behaviour.

Amazing how this idea persists. Keegan approved the signing of the s*** striker. He walked when a midfield player was brought in on loan.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Thursday 30 May 2013, 08:48:13 AM
Keegan's second stint felt so surreal to me. It never really sank in that he was our manager again until it was too late :(
Keegan shouldn't have been allowed within a million miles of NUFC. It was a decision made by Ashley designed to placate the more basic of our support. I also believe Keegans motive was to avoid financial meltdown. He never looked happy from day 1.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: bowlingcrofty on Thursday 30 May 2013, 09:03:43 AM
Keegan's second stint felt so surreal to me. It never really sank in that he was our manager again until it was too late :(
Keegan shouldn't have been allowed within a million miles of NUFC. It was a decision made by Ashley designed to placate the more basic of our support. I also believe Keegans motive was to avoid financial meltdown. He never looked happy from day 1.

What a pile of tosh.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Thursday 30 May 2013, 09:15:49 AM
Keegan's second stint felt so surreal to me. It never really sank in that he was our manager again until it was too late :(
Keegan shouldn't have been allowed within a million miles of NUFC. It was a decision made by Ashley designed to placate the more basic of our support. I also believe Keegans motive was to avoid financial meltdown. He never looked happy from day 1.

What a pile of tosh.
"A disaster waiting to happen." was how I described it at the time. It was.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: ujpest doza on Thursday 30 May 2013, 10:33:23 AM
Both Harmison and Keegans lack of knowledge of our games got on my nerves.

KK thought his first game in charge was against Swindon not Bristol City.

Harmison thought we'd beaten Bristol City not Leicester in the final game of the 91/92 season to survive in the 2nd division.

Harmison thought the final game of the 92/93 season was pay on the gate with thousands locked out of the Gallowgate End.

Details such as this being wrong just annoy the f*** out of me.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Interpolic on Thursday 30 May 2013, 12:15:44 PM
It always puzzles me when people come out with this stuff saying we'd never have been relegated with Allardyce in charge, as if sacking him was to blame for us going down 18 months later. We'd also have never gone down with Keegan in charge and would in fact have made good progress under him, I've blocked it out of my mind a bit now but I do feel cheated that his 2nd managerial stint was cut short. I see no reason why he couldn't have worked alongside someone reputable like Carr, but we weren't that far along yet so that muppet Wise was signing a s*** striker to replace an effective winger basically behind the manager's back. Llambias is always keen to give himself a pat on the back these days but he has a lot to answer for including sowing the seeds of our relegation with his horrible behaviour.

Amazing how this idea persists. Keegan approved the signing of the s*** striker. He walked when a midfield player was brought in on loan.

Small details, same end result. I remember Keegan justifying the Milner sale and would imagine he was very disappointed with us not adequately replacing him and going into the season light in wing positions.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Thursday 30 May 2013, 01:17:04 PM
Ironic thing is being Keegan's best form second spell was without Milner or any wingers for that matter.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: bowlingcrofty on Thursday 30 May 2013, 02:28:17 PM
Keegan's second stint felt so surreal to me. It never really sank in that he was our manager again until it was too late :(
Keegan shouldn't have been allowed within a million miles of NUFC. It was a decision made by Ashley designed to placate the more basic of our support. I also believe Keegans motive was to avoid financial meltdown. He never looked happy from day 1.

What a pile of tosh.
"A disaster waiting to happen." was how I described it at the time. It was.

A disaster from the Ashley and Wise side of things, as proven in a court of law.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 30 May 2013, 02:48:29 PM
A disaster for NUFC, which is the only thing I give a s*** about.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: alexf on Thursday 30 May 2013, 02:57:27 PM
Harmison was a terrible interviewer :)
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 30 May 2013, 03:02:12 PM
Wrong man for the job under their rules...wise should have known better...this is why we now have a bellend like pardew here. 
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Scoreboard82 on Thursday 30 May 2013, 04:11:23 PM
This had to happen now i have cancelled Sky :(
Aye, me too. Typical. I always cancel the sky sports during the close season.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: pintofscottsellers on Thursday 30 May 2013, 04:23:11 PM
Cracking interview !
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Paully on Thursday 30 May 2013, 05:10:31 PM
A disaster for NUFC, which is the only thing I give a s*** about.

Jesus wept
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 30 May 2013, 06:13:29 PM
A disaster for NUFC, which is the only thing I give a s*** about.

Jesus wept

Even if he did, I'm fairly sure it wasn't related to KK's disastrous second coming.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Paully on Thursday 30 May 2013, 06:24:29 PM
A disaster for NUFC, which is the only thing I give a s*** about.

Jesus wept

Even if he did, I'm fairly sure it wasn't related to KK's disastrous second coming.

I'm not arguing with a stand up comic so that's me away
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 30 May 2013, 06:25:09 PM
OK
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: TheGuv on Thursday 30 May 2013, 06:38:48 PM
Fantastic interview. I could listen to him all day.

The passion still shines through so much.

Can't wait for next week's edition. I think we might find out the odd thing about MA and DL
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Incognito on Thursday 30 May 2013, 06:41:05 PM
Lord knows where we'd be without Kevin Keegan and Sir John Hall.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Dokko on Thursday 30 May 2013, 06:42:12 PM
If you could combine him and Pardew you'd have a brilliant manager IMO. What Keegan lacks Pardew has and vice versa. They seem extreme opposites of each other to me.

Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: HTT on Thursday 30 May 2013, 06:46:18 PM
If you could combine him and Pardew you'd have a brilliant manager IMO. What Keegan lacks Pardew has and vice versa. They seem extreme opposites of each other to me.



Eh? There is nothing remotely good about Pardew whatsoever. He has nowt that KK lacks, not a thing.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Kimbo on Thursday 30 May 2013, 06:58:30 PM
If you could combine him and Pardew you'd have a brilliant manager IMO. What Keegan lacks Pardew has and vice versa. They seem extreme opposites of each other to me.



Eh? There is nothing remotely good about Pardew whatsoever. He has nowt that KK lacks, not a thing.

He has a willingness to not resign, unfortunately.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Dokko on Thursday 30 May 2013, 07:02:39 PM
If you could combine him and Pardew you'd have a brilliant manager IMO. What Keegan lacks Pardew has and vice versa. They seem extreme opposites of each other to me.



Eh? There is nothing remotely good about Pardew whatsoever. He has nowt that KK lacks, not a thing.

Doesn't quit jobs.
Accepts hierarchy.
Understands the modern football club.
Does a lot of preparation.
Has a more defensive view point.


Keegan quite clearly lacks the drive and determination needed to be a top class manager, he also lacks being able to do what he's told or understanding the role of a modern manager. He's a great motivator who loves attacking football but can't put his ego aside for the sake of a club and doesn't have any attention to detail while isn't open to any ideas which he didn't practise in the 80s.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 30 May 2013, 07:07:15 PM
:thup: Though obviously KK's strengths tend to be more closely related to winning games of football.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Dokko on Thursday 30 May 2013, 07:08:46 PM
:thup: Though obviously KK's strengths tend to be more closely related to winning games of football.

Yeah, although total opposites I know which one I'd rather have even though I'd be sitting waiting for him to leave me...again.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Inferior Acuña on Thursday 30 May 2013, 07:12:57 PM
It always puzzles me when people come out with this stuff saying we'd never have been relegated with Allardyce in charge, as if sacking him was to blame for us going down 18 months later. We'd also have never gone down with Keegan in charge and would in fact have made good progress under him, I've blocked it out of my mind a bit now but I do feel cheated that his 2nd managerial stint was cut short. I see no reason why he couldn't have worked alongside someone reputable like Carr, but we weren't that far along yet so that muppet Wise was signing a s*** striker to replace an effective winger basically behind the manager's back. Llambias is always keen to give himself a pat on the back these days but he has a lot to answer for including sowing the seeds of our relegation with his horrible behaviour.

Amazing how this idea persists. Keegan approved the signing of the s*** striker. He walked when a midfield player was brought in on loan.

Gonzalez was the last straw, but I'm pretty sure Xisco was part of it.

I try not to remember his second spell. I was so happy. The hope after that game at Old Trafford for the season ahead. :okay:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Incognito on Thursday 30 May 2013, 07:14:37 PM
The best English manager of the Premiership era imo.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Tooj on Thursday 30 May 2013, 07:23:32 PM
Just watching it now on Sky Go.

The first bit when he talks about his love for us from being a kid man.  :weep:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: cp40 on Thursday 30 May 2013, 07:30:16 PM
Just watching it now on Sky Go.

The first bit when he talks about his love for us from being a kid man.  :weep:


where can I see this?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Big Geordie on Thursday 30 May 2013, 07:37:21 PM
Yup - would love to see it too.

KK's dad or grandad was a Durham Miner, IIRC and was involved with a pit rescue if memory serves.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Dave on Thursday 30 May 2013, 07:40:57 PM
http://www.zingzing.co.uk/programme/sportingheroeskevinkeegan/81412983/
(http://i.imgur.com/9CSkKUi.png)
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: HTT on Thursday 30 May 2013, 07:59:48 PM
If you could combine him and Pardew you'd have a brilliant manager IMO. What Keegan lacks Pardew has and vice versa. They seem extreme opposites of each other to me.



Eh? There is nothing remotely good about Pardew whatsoever. He has nowt that KK lacks, not a thing.

Doesn't quit jobs.
Accepts hierarchy.
Understands the modern football club.
Does a lot of preparation.
Has a more defensive view point.


Keegan quite clearly lacks the drive and determination needed to be a top class manager, he also lacks being able to do what he's told or understanding the role of a modern manager. He's a great motivator who loves attacking football but can't put his ego aside for the sake of a club and doesn't have any attention to detail while isn't open to any ideas which he didn't practise in the 80s.

1 - Give Pardew a good enough reason to resign and he would as would any manager. KK had legitimate reasons to resign every time he did resign.

2 - KK accepted SJH, Fletcher etc. He accepted the FA, Al Fayed, Man City's board of directors. What he didn't accept at NUFC was being undermined and lied to and a whole load of broken promises. KK has shown he is more than able to work with a hierarchy, if that hierarchy is the right one. I think he could work with Carr, easily, for example.

Last season he basically said during one of our games on ESP that Pardew had been quite lucky getting players like Sissoko, Ben Arfa etc. bought for him. At the time I took that as him taking a bitter swipe at Ashley and co for getting him the likes of Xisco and that other player whose name escapes me, while Pardew gets the cream basically.

I don't think even KK would turn down good players being bought for him though. Shearer was effectively bought for him after all. When its the likes of Xisco though or some f***er off Youtube....

KK IMO could work for this club right now, under Ashley, Llambias and Carr in this set-up, providing he knew exactly what was what.

3 - Pardew doesn't understand NUFC never mind modern football. His whole approach to football flies against the whole ethos of the club in terms of the fans and its history and indeed even the players we bring to the club. There is nothing to understand, he just goes along with things. Anyone can do that.

4 - So what? It means nowt if it doesn't translate into success. Where Pardew puts in a lot of preparation time regarding statistics and other s***, KK would be out there on the training pitch putting the hours into passing, movement, skill, flair etc.

5 - The best form of defence is attack... we conceded a record number of goals for us this season. Under KK when we lost the title we conceded something like a handful of goals less than Man Utd who were winning games right left and centre 1-0, most notably at SJP which probably decided the fate of the title that season. This when we were regarded as reckless and cavalier.

I'd wager a KK side would concede less than a Pardew side, any day of the week.

Btw, KK when he took over us back in the early 90s was one of a new breed, he helped to change the the role of the manager. At that time the manager was the trainer and a part-time scout. KK was everything to us. He was the chief negotiator, the chief scout, he trained the team, he coached them, he played a part in every area of the club, he even had a say on the design of our shirts. He was a new hands on new breed. Ironically its going back to how it used to be where the manager is basically the trainer and part-time scout and that for me is the best model because of just how crappy most managers are in the transfer market, scouting players etc. etc. Imagine if Pardew could pick and choose who he wanted and just how much he'd blow on s****. Souness all over again I bet.

But there are some rare exceptions and KK is and always would be someone I personally would trust to spend money on a player because the man not only has an eye for talent but he has the individual tools to develop that talent and turn it into gold. He did it with Lee, Cole etc. He turned a newly promoted side that cost under 10m quid at a time when the Hammers, Derby etc were spending more to get into the PL into a 3rd place side.

The man does have an ego but if it was that big, he wouldn't have walked out on us. He would have stayed around picking up the reported 3m a year salary, his ego constantly telling him he can work magic regardless.

The sad truth of it all is that KK is too honest and too decent a man for football, or the way football is now.

He doesn't care about finances or prozone, he cares about the fans and his players, he cares about football.

KK may not have what it takes to say win the league with a side or to compete for the CL trophy (how many do) but he wipes the floor with someone like Pardew, Hughes, Bruce and half the other s*** in the division.

KK in charge of this side... top 6 and attacking football without a doubt and someone like Ben Arfa scoring and creating bucket loads.

"GET BACK HATEM" "NOT THERE HATEM"

Picture KK waving Oba forwards frantically to take on his man...

Different kettle of fish altogether.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: HTT on Thursday 30 May 2013, 08:06:56 PM
Yup - would love to see it too.

KK's dad or grandad was a Durham Miner, IIRC and was involved with a pit rescue if memory serves.

His grandad was a Geordie miner and his dad a Geordie that's where he got his love of the Toon from. He turned down Man Utd to come and play for us. The club couldn't quite afford him so he was put on a basic wage with Newcastle Breweries helping to pay the majority of his wages while the rest was made up of a percentage from the extra gates.

KK didn't think his signing would add so many to the gate so he was embarrassed at how much he was earning in total, he told the club to keep the gate receipt percentage to invest in the academy which they probably never did.

That same charity was extended further when he become our manager, paying Terry Mac's wages out of his own pocket for the first few months.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Big Geordie on Thursday 30 May 2013, 08:11:26 PM
HTT. :thup:

Gonna go and set it to record tonight. :)

It's also amazing to think that his 'testimonial' v Liverpool was actually a benefit match for the club. The amount of cash swilling about in the club coffers at that time, doesn't bear thinking about (for that time) and it won't have gone on team building!

I remember reading the Cox left as he had more big transfers lined up and the board wouldn't sanction them. Two of those being Mark Wright and Kevin Sheedy.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Dokko on Thursday 30 May 2013, 08:21:55 PM
Think that is a massively blinkered post HTT, based souly on your love for him with very little fact in there. Some people cannot have a bad word said about him and re-write history to suit that he was such a great manager. He wasn't, he had flaws, massive ones and why he did very little as a manager in the end after showing a great deal of promise.



Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Ronaldo on Thursday 30 May 2013, 08:23:22 PM
Think that is a massively blinkered post HTT, based souly on your love for him with very little fact in there. Some people cannot have a bad word said about him and re-write history to suit that he was such a great manager. He wasn't, he had flaws, massive ones and why he did very little as a manager in the end after showing a great deal of promise.

He may have done little as a manager overall but if we ever have another manager who gives our club anything near what he did between 92 and 97 I'll consider myself pretty bloody lucky.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Cronky on Thursday 30 May 2013, 08:25:25 PM
Cracking interview !

If by that you mean it looked like falling apart any moment, then I'd agree.

Harmison was an embarrasingly bad interviewer.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Dokko on Thursday 30 May 2013, 08:25:35 PM
Think that is a massively blinkered post HTT, based souly on your love for him with very little fact in there. Some people cannot have a bad word said about him and re-write history to suit that he was such a great manager. He wasn't, he had flaws, massive ones and why he did very little as a manager in the end after showing a great deal of promise.

He may have done little as a manager overall but if we ever have another manager who gives our club anything near what he did between 92 and 97 I'll consider myself pretty bloody lucky.

Rather have Bobby's era (if only we could have got him straight after Keegan) but get your point.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Big Geordie on Thursday 30 May 2013, 08:26:23 PM
TT - I'd say Keegan achieved a fair bit from his time as a manager. For you to be-little him as you have, is myopic indeed. :thdn:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: QuakesMag on Thursday 30 May 2013, 08:26:37 PM
I was fortunate enough to live in the UK in 95 and 96.  He gave me some of the happiest times in football.  I don't care if there are better managers out there.  His unbridled enthusiasm was unmatched, and it transmitted through to everybody involved with the club for a time. 
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Dave on Thursday 30 May 2013, 08:29:23 PM
Oh, this s*** again.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: HTT on Thursday 30 May 2013, 08:29:33 PM
The saddest thing in all of this for me is that KK will no doubt and perhaps justifiably so be bitter about the game and NUFC even though he obviously once and probably still does, love both with all his heart.

Ashley and co robbed us of a good time and robbed KK of a lasting legacy. He'll go down as the legend he is with many of us but for some and many newer fans he'll go down as a quitter and someone who was out of touch with the modern game.

For me, he was the man that introduced me to football and the game and made me fall in love with it and everything about it.

Ashley and co are the complete opposite and I hate them for it and myself for putting up with it.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Dokko on Thursday 30 May 2013, 08:30:03 PM
TT - I'd say Keegan achieved a fair bit from his time as a manager. For you to be-little him as you have, is myopic indeed. :thdn:

So is not accepting his faults and treating him like some god.

Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Big Geordie on Thursday 30 May 2013, 08:33:24 PM
TT - I'd say Keegan achieved a fair bit from his time as a manager. For you to be-little him as you have, is myopic indeed. :thdn:

So is not accepting his faults and treating him like some god.


]

He has his faults - scrapping the reserve side was a huge mistake. Can see you are a KK hater, TT and for that you have my sympathy. I was lucky enough to remember all of his black and white career as a player and manager, and he gave me (and thousands of others) superb memories whilst will probably never be repeated.

So, a two fingered salute to you. :)
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Tooj on Thursday 30 May 2013, 08:34:22 PM
Klopp reminds me a lot of Keegan in the way he has certain beliefs in which the game should be played.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Dokko on Thursday 30 May 2013, 08:36:02 PM
Can't have a bad word said, you should start supporting Liverpool and get yourself on RAWK, you'd fit right in there.  :lol:

Cant argue with stupidity, I'm out. :)
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 30 May 2013, 08:36:04 PM
TT - I'd say Keegan achieved a fair bit from his time as a manager. For you to be-little him as you have, is myopic indeed. :thdn:

So is not accepting his faults and treating him like some god.


]

He has his faults - scrapping the reserve side was a huge mistake. Can see you are a KK hater, TT and for that you have my sympathy. I was lucky enough to remember all of his black and white career as a player and manager, and he gave me (and thousands of others) superb memories whilst will probably never be repeated.

So, a two fingered salute to you. :)

:facepalm:

As TT says, the man cannot be criticised according to some, it's ridiculous.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Dokko on Thursday 30 May 2013, 08:39:51 PM
TT - I'd say Keegan achieved a fair bit from his time as a manager. For you to be-little him as you have, is myopic indeed. :thdn:

So is not accepting his faults and treating him like some god.


]

He has his faults - scrapping the reserve side was a huge mistake. Can see you are a KK hater, TT and for that you have my sympathy. I was lucky enough to remember all of his black and white career as a player and manager, and he gave me (and thousands of others) superb memories whilst will probably never be repeated.

So, a two fingered salute to you. :)

:facepalm:

As TT says, the man cannot be criticised according to some, it's ridiculous.

 :lol:

Youve got two options:

1: Love Keegan, romanticize about the days gone by, changing history to suit and hate with a passion everyone who every crossed him or looked at him funnny.

Or

2: THERE IS NO OTHER OPTION!!!!


Idiots man, wonder why Keegan attracts so many?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: cp40 on Thursday 30 May 2013, 08:41:49 PM
theres a third option- like him as he gave us the best years of our lives.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Dokko on Thursday 30 May 2013, 08:49:07 PM
theres a third option- like him as he gave us the best years of our lives.

Sounds suspiciously like option one.  ;) :lol:



BTW I do like him, only I can see and approach his faults without feeling like i've insulted God. Love the Jihadism on here when I do mind. Muslim Extremists have nothing on Keeganites.  :lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Disco on Thursday 30 May 2013, 08:50:36 PM
Of course he had his faults but they pail in to insignificance compared to what he was part responsible achieving and doing to improve the fortunes of Newcastle United.

His league finish record as Newcastle manager is liable to never be bettered the way football is going.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: cp40 on Thursday 30 May 2013, 08:51:18 PM
theres a third option- like him as he gave us the best years of our lives.

Sounds suspiciously like option one.  ;) :lol:



BTW I do like him, only I can see and approach his faults without feeling like i've insulted God. Love the Jihadism on here when I do mind. Muslim Extremists have nothing on Keeganites.  :lol:


oh? aye it does  :D
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Dokko on Thursday 30 May 2013, 08:52:50 PM
Of course he had his faults but they pail in to insignificance compared to what he was part responsible achieving and doing to improve the fortunes of Newcastle United.

His league finish record as Newcastle manager is liable to never be bettered the way football is going.

 :thup:

Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: HTT on Thursday 30 May 2013, 08:54:50 PM
Think that is a massively blinkered post HTT, based souly on your love for him with very little fact in there. Some people cannot have a bad word said about him and re-write history to suit that he was such a great manager. He wasn't, he had flaws, massive ones and why he did very little as a manager in the end after showing a great deal of promise.





I accept a lot of what you're saying. He has in many ways underachieved as a manager because he is a very talented guy and even today could still do a very good job at any number of clubs, easily. He does have flaws as well, lots of them. Again I agree. Where I disagree with you in particular is that Pardew's strengths are KK's flaws and that he did very little as manager. What he did for Newcastle ranks alongside Wor Jackie, Shearer, the 50s cup wins etc. That's huge and always will be. Remember, only a small percentage of managers and teams win stuff. The rest of us have to live by heroes and KK is ours. The man's a giant in our history.

Btw, we haven't heard the last of KK. He will come back into management and his team will entertain and win games...
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Dave on Thursday 30 May 2013, 08:55:47 PM
Nah.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 30 May 2013, 08:57:12 PM
Of course he had his faults but they pail in to insignificance compared to what he was part responsible achieving and doing to improve the fortunes of Newcastle United.

His league finish record as Newcastle manager is liable to never be bettered the way football is going.

Hater
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: QuakesMag on Thursday 30 May 2013, 08:57:26 PM
reminds me of that Keegan youtube video with Bittersweet Symphony.  An apt song.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Disco on Thursday 30 May 2013, 09:00:44 PM
Of course he had his faults but they pail in to insignificance compared to what he was part responsible achieving and doing to improve the fortunes of Newcastle United.

His league finish record as Newcastle manager is liable to never be bettered the way football is going.

Hater

Wash your maaaaaaaaff aaaaaaaht. I love KK.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 30 May 2013, 09:05:34 PM
Of course he had his faults but they pail in to insignificance compared to what he was part responsible achieving and doing to improve the fortunes of Newcastle United.

His league finish record as Newcastle manager is liable to never be bettered the way football is going.

Hater

Wash your maaaaaaaaff aaaaaaaht. I love KK.

Hater
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Dokko on Thursday 30 May 2013, 09:07:45 PM
Think that is a massively blinkered post HTT, based souly on your love for him with very little fact in there. Some people cannot have a bad word said about him and re-write history to suit that he was such a great manager. He wasn't, he had flaws, massive ones and why he did very little as a manager in the end after showing a great deal of promise.





I accept a lot of what you're saying. He has in many ways underachieved as a manager because he is a very talented guy and even today could still do a very good job at any number of clubs, easily. He does have flaws as well, lots of them. Again I agree. Where I disagree with you in particular is that Pardew's strengths are KK's flaws and that he did very little as manager. What he did for Newcastle ranks alongside Wor Jackie, Shearer, the 50s cup wins etc. That's huge and always will be. Remember, only a small percentage of managers and teams win stuff. The rest of us have to live by heroes and KK is ours. The man's a giant in our history.

Btw, we haven't heard the last of KK. He will come back into management and his team will entertain and win games...

Had I said this this time last year i think it would have been more accepted, but i do think both managers could learn a lot from each other. All the stuff Pardew does (or any manager these days) Keegan just didn't seem to get and if he did we'd probably see a Keegan still in football, at a top club and maybe even winning things. It's a huge disappointment to think what could have been when he first burst on the scene as a manager to what he's doing now. You can't expect to be a one man crusade against football and live through it. If it mattered that much you battle smartly against the enemy and shine through for the sake of football, the club, the fans or yourself. There are bigger names out there who compromised themselves and their beliefs to fit in to modern football (SAF and the Glaziers springs to mind) I just never understood why Keegan thought he was above all that. I wanted him to fight for me, especially second time round as a manager but, well, lets just say that didn't happen.

I'd be very surprised if we saw him again, he looks very beat up from football, i doubt he'd put himself through it again.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Disco on Thursday 30 May 2013, 09:09:50 PM
Of course he had his faults but they pail in to insignificance compared to what he was part responsible achieving and doing to improve the fortunes of Newcastle United.

His league finish record as Newcastle manager is liable to never be bettered the way football is going.

Hater

Wash your maaaaaaaaff aaaaaaaht. I love KK.

Hater
(http://i.imm.io/17Il9.jpeg)
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: cp40 on Thursday 30 May 2013, 09:10:57 PM
1974 charity shield?

edit- didnt see the name :lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Ameritoon on Thursday 30 May 2013, 09:11:18 PM
That's alright semtex, by association you are basically Stephen Graham, should be proud.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Ted Maul on Thursday 30 May 2013, 09:17:22 PM
The saddest thing in all of this for me is that KK will no doubt and perhaps justifiably so be bitter about the game and NUFC even though he obviously once and probably still does, love both with all his heart.

Ashley and co robbed us of a good time and robbed KK of a lasting legacy. He'll go down as the legend he is with many of us but for some and many newer fans he'll go down as a quitter and someone who was out of touch with the modern game.

For me, he was the man that introduced me to football and the game and made me fall in love with it and everything about it.

Ashley and co are the complete opposite and I hate them for it and myself for putting up with it.

That's my opinion pretty much verbatim.

Keegan had his flaws, yes.  These flaws were/are self-evident and undeniable.  I think everyone acknowledges this, even these people who some say 'won't have a bad word said about him'.

He's very principled and has strong opinions on how the game should played, and understandably didn't take kindly to players being signed as favours to agents and against his will.  I completely believe him when he said that it wasn't like they sold it to him and that he was perfectly justified in walking out.

In essence, part of what made him flawed is also what made him a very good manager.  He was able to instil this passion into his players and in both stints with us got the best out of the vast majority of them.  While he was hardly renowned as being a tactical genius and was berated in some circles for his single-minded focus on attacking play, he certainly knew how to get his teams playing with cohesion and fluidity as a unit, something that our present manager hasn't had a hope of doing for a whole season now.

Who knows what could have happened had Keegan been allowed to do his thing here.  Maybe it would have went pear-shaped but the way things were going they we were improving rapidly, would love to have seen how things would have turned out but that'll never happen now.  I hope the last experience and his feelings towards Ashley and Llambias hasn't soured his opinion towards the fans or the club as a whole because he is practically a deity to those like me who were just growing into football during his first era, especially the 1995-96 season.

Might be blinkered but I reckon right now the Premier League needs someone like KK more than it ever has.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: ujpest doza on Thursday 30 May 2013, 09:46:18 PM
This had to happen now i have cancelled Sky :(
Aye, me too. Typical. I always cancel the sky sports during the close season.
I tried to cancel but they offered me 6 months half price if i didn't. Would have been rude to say no.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Paully on Thursday 30 May 2013, 11:32:10 PM
If you could combine him and Pardew you'd have a brilliant manager IMO. What Keegan lacks Pardew has and vice versa. They seem extreme opposites of each other to me.



Eh? There is nothing remotely good about Pardew whatsoever. He has nowt that KK lacks, not a thing.

Doesn't quit jobs.
Accepts hierarchy.
Understands the modern football club.
Does a lot of preparation.
Has a more defensive view point.


Keegan quite clearly lacks the drive and determination needed to be a top class manager, he also lacks being able to do what he's told or understanding the role of a modern manager. He's a great motivator who loves attacking football but can't put his ego aside for the sake of a club and doesn't have any attention to detail while isn't open to any ideas which he didn't practise in the 80s.

1 - Give Pardew a good enough reason to resign and he would as would any manager. KK had legitimate reasons to resign every time he did resign.

2 - KK accepted SJH, Fletcher etc. He accepted the FA, Al Fayed, Man City's board of directors. What he didn't accept at NUFC was being undermined and lied to and a whole load of broken promises. KK has shown he is more than able to work with a hierarchy, if that hierarchy is the right one. I think he could work with Carr, easily, for example.

Last season he basically said during one of our games on ESP that Pardew had been quite lucky getting players like Sissoko, Ben Arfa etc. bought for him. At the time I took that as him taking a bitter swipe at Ashley and co for getting him the likes of Xisco and that other player whose name escapes me, while Pardew gets the cream basically.

I don't think even KK would turn down good players being bought for him though. Shearer was effectively bought for him after all. When its the likes of Xisco though or some f***er off Youtube....

KK IMO could work for this club right now, under Ashley, Llambias and Carr in this set-up, providing he knew exactly what was what.

3 - Pardew doesn't understand NUFC never mind modern football. His whole approach to football flies against the whole ethos of the club in terms of the fans and its history and indeed even the players we bring to the club. There is nothing to understand, he just goes along with things. Anyone can do that.

4 - So what? It means nowt if it doesn't translate into success. Where Pardew puts in a lot of preparation time regarding statistics and other s***, KK would be out there on the training pitch putting the hours into passing, movement, skill, flair etc.

5 - The best form of defence is attack... we conceded a record number of goals for us this season. Under KK when we lost the title we conceded something like a handful of goals less than Man Utd who were winning games right left and centre 1-0, most notably at SJP which probably decided the fate of the title that season. This when we were regarded as reckless and cavalier.

I'd wager a KK side would concede less than a Pardew side, any day of the week.

Btw, KK when he took over us back in the early 90s was one of a new breed, he helped to change the the role of the manager. At that time the manager was the trainer and a part-time scout. KK was everything to us. He was the chief negotiator, the chief scout, he trained the team, he coached them, he played a part in every area of the club, he even had a say on the design of our shirts. He was a new hands on new breed. Ironically its going back to how it used to be where the manager is basically the trainer and part-time scout and that for me is the best model because of just how crappy most managers are in the transfer market, scouting players etc. etc. Imagine if Pardew could pick and choose who he wanted and just how much he'd blow on s****. Souness all over again I bet.

But there are some rare exceptions and KK is and always would be someone I personally would trust to spend money on a player because the man not only has an eye for talent but he has the individual tools to develop that talent and turn it into gold. He did it with Lee, Cole etc. He turned a newly promoted side that cost under 10m quid at a time when the Hammers, Derby etc were spending more to get into the PL into a 3rd place side.

The man does have an ego but if it was that big, he wouldn't have walked out on us. He would have stayed around picking up the reported 3m a year salary, his ego constantly telling him he can work magic regardless.

The sad truth of it all is that KK is too honest and too decent a man for football, or the way football is now.

He doesn't care about finances or prozone, he cares about the fans and his players, he cares about football.

KK may not have what it takes to say win the league with a side or to compete for the CL trophy (how many do) but he wipes the floor with someone like Pardew, Hughes, Bruce and half the other s*** in the division.

KK in charge of this side... top 6 and attacking football without a doubt and someone like Ben Arfa scoring and creating bucket loads.

"GET BACK HATEM" "NOT THERE HATEM"

Picture KK waving Oba forwards frantically to take on his man...

Different kettle of fish altogether.

Without reading this, I know it's going to be a brilliant post! I love HTT's KK patter!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: biggs on Friday 31 May 2013, 12:08:37 AM
Would have KK back in a heartbeat pity the ogre still owns us
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: JS on Friday 31 May 2013, 09:21:40 AM
If you could combine him and Pardew you'd have a brilliant manager IMO. What Keegan lacks Pardew has and vice versa. They seem extreme opposites of each other to me.



Eh? There is nothing remotely good about Pardew whatsoever. He has nowt that KK lacks, not a thing.

Doesn't quit jobs.
Accepts hierarchy.
Understands the modern football club.
Does a lot of preparation.
Has a more defensive view point.


Keegan quite clearly lacks the drive and determination needed to be a top class manager, he also lacks being able to do what he's told or understanding the role of a modern manager. He's a great motivator who loves attacking football but can't put his ego aside for the sake of a club and doesn't have any attention to detail while isn't open to any ideas which he didn't practise in the 80s.

1 - Give Pardew a good enough reason to resign and he would as would any manager. KK had legitimate reasons to resign every time he did resign.

2 - KK accepted SJH, Fletcher etc. He accepted the FA, Al Fayed, Man City's board of directors. What he didn't accept at NUFC was being undermined and lied to and a whole load of broken promises. KK has shown he is more than able to work with a hierarchy, if that hierarchy is the right one. I think he could work with Carr, easily, for example.

Last season he basically said during one of our games on ESP that Pardew had been quite lucky getting players like Sissoko, Ben Arfa etc. bought for him. At the time I took that as him taking a bitter swipe at Ashley and co for getting him the likes of Xisco and that other player whose name escapes me, while Pardew gets the cream basically.

I don't think even KK would turn down good players being bought for him though. Shearer was effectively bought for him after all. When its the likes of Xisco though or some f***er off Youtube....

KK IMO could work for this club right now, under Ashley, Llambias and Carr in this set-up, providing he knew exactly what was what.

3 - Pardew doesn't understand NUFC never mind modern football. His whole approach to football flies against the whole ethos of the club in terms of the fans and its history and indeed even the players we bring to the club. There is nothing to understand, he just goes along with things. Anyone can do that.

4 - So what? It means nowt if it doesn't translate into success. Where Pardew puts in a lot of preparation time regarding statistics and other s***, KK would be out there on the training pitch putting the hours into passing, movement, skill, flair etc.

5 - The best form of defence is attack... we conceded a record number of goals for us this season. Under KK when we lost the title we conceded something like a handful of goals less than Man Utd who were winning games right left and centre 1-0, most notably at SJP which probably decided the fate of the title that season. This when we were regarded as reckless and cavalier.

I'd wager a KK side would concede less than a Pardew side, any day of the week.

Btw, KK when he took over us back in the early 90s was one of a new breed, he helped to change the the role of the manager. At that time the manager was the trainer and a part-time scout. KK was everything to us. He was the chief negotiator, the chief scout, he trained the team, he coached them, he played a part in every area of the club, he even had a say on the design of our shirts. He was a new hands on new breed. Ironically its going back to how it used to be where the manager is basically the trainer and part-time scout and that for me is the best model because of just how crappy most managers are in the transfer market, scouting players etc. etc. Imagine if Pardew could pick and choose who he wanted and just how much he'd blow on s****. Souness all over again I bet.

But there are some rare exceptions and KK is and always would be someone I personally would trust to spend money on a player because the man not only has an eye for talent but he has the individual tools to develop that talent and turn it into gold. He did it with Lee, Cole etc. He turned a newly promoted side that cost under 10m quid at a time when the Hammers, Derby etc were spending more to get into the PL into a 3rd place side.

The man does have an ego but if it was that big, he wouldn't have walked out on us. He would have stayed around picking up the reported 3m a year salary, his ego constantly telling him he can work magic regardless.

The sad truth of it all is that KK is too honest and too decent a man for football, or the way football is now.

He doesn't care about finances or prozone, he cares about the fans and his players, he cares about football.

KK may not have what it takes to say win the league with a side or to compete for the CL trophy (how many do) but he wipes the floor with someone like Pardew, Hughes, Bruce and half the other s*** in the division.

KK in charge of this side... top 6 and attacking football without a doubt and someone like Ben Arfa scoring and creating bucket loads.

"GET BACK HATEM" "NOT THERE HATEM"

Picture KK waving Oba forwards frantically to take on his man...

Different kettle of fish altogether.

Without reading this, I know it's going to be a brilliant post! I love HTT's KK patter!

What an absolutely fantastic read
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Big Geordie on Friday 31 May 2013, 10:59:36 AM
Watched it this morning - great stuff. :thup: Harmison was as nervous as f**k (wouldn't you be, interviewing one of your heroes?!) However, KK's passion for the club and the city is there for all to see. Warts and all - he's still a top lad. :)

and HTT - again. :thup:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Northerngimp on Friday 31 May 2013, 11:08:13 AM
Loves the city loves the people loves the club and still gets hates...saved the club gave us great football to watch and almost won the title...still gets hate.


Odd. Very odd.

Its not so much kk you need to question its the liars in the boardroom
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Incognito on Friday 31 May 2013, 11:19:10 AM
Those saying KK wasn't a good manager are wrong, each job he took save the England one, he left the club in a significantly better position when he left.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: reefatoon on Friday 31 May 2013, 11:37:08 AM
Those saying KK wasn't a good manager are wrong, each job he took save the England one, he left the club in a significantly better position when he left.

It's obvious the people having anything bad to say about KK were not around when he was here in the 80's as a player and the 90's as a manager.  To be part of that time when he was in charge, you just could not say a bad word against the bloke.  It was an unbelievable time and he was the main part of that feel good factor.  People that were too young for that time do not quite understand what it was like.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: David28 on Friday 31 May 2013, 11:39:20 AM
I wasn't around that time (80's) and don't have a bad word about him to say either.

Looking a bit back into the history books just shows that. Also, his 2nd spell here was enough to show how a good manager he is.

To even try to compare him with Pardew is just laughable.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: huss9 on Friday 31 May 2013, 11:42:06 AM
love KK  but still really find it hard to forgive him for leaving in 96 if it was simply over the PLC issue
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: nobby_solano on Friday 31 May 2013, 11:44:06 AM
Those saying KK wasn't a good manager are wrong, each job he took save the England one, he left the club in a significantly better position when he left.

that said, even as england manager he presided over the first competitive defeat of germany since the 1966 world cup final
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Raconteur on Friday 31 May 2013, 11:54:15 AM

I'd be very surprised if we saw him again, he looks very beat up from football, i doubt he'd put himself through it again.
I'd agree with that - he certainly didn't have that "zest" second time around, and I genuinely think his experience with Ashley put him through the mill. Simply cannot see him managing again...
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Big Geordie on Friday 31 May 2013, 12:00:20 PM
Those saying KK wasn't a good manager are wrong, each job he took save the England one, he left the club in a significantly better position when he left.

that said, even as england manager he presided over the first competitive defeat of germany since the 1966 world cup final

With Shearer getting the winner. :thup: Was a rubbish game.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Paully on Friday 31 May 2013, 01:39:35 PM
Loves the city loves the people loves the club and still gets hates...saved the club gave us great football to watch and almost won the title...still gets hate.


Odd. Very odd.

Its not so much kk you need to question its the liars in the boardroom

Well said mate.

It absolutely baffles me how any NUFC fan can abuse KK. If he had of turned down SJH's call in 1992 then we might be having our Derby with Gateshead. You just have to look at the state of the club when he took over to what it is now. The ground, the facilities, the training ground, the players all stems from him as manager and SJH's coin.

To hear his passion still now for the club and the city was superb - roll on part 2 next week!

100000% NUFC legend.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 31 May 2013, 01:44:37 PM
Abuse :lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Kimbo on Friday 31 May 2013, 01:47:17 PM
I've read the past few pages and haven't seen any hate or abuse.   :hmm:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Scoreboard82 on Friday 31 May 2013, 02:52:51 PM
Lord knows where we'd be without Kevin Keegan and Sir John Hall.
Exactly. If anyone thinks this club is on its a**e after the bad season we've just had, it's nowhere near the sorry state it was in before keegan came to the club. I'll start with the 1st time round as a player. Here was a world famous, iconic, twice european player of the year who came to play for 2nd division also rans, Newcastle United. His arrival doubled the gates and soon we'd be back in the top flight. It was an honour for such a star to be associated with my club. Then his 1st spell as boss. The club was skint, SJP was in a terrible state, attendances were poor again and we were on the brink of the old 3rd division. Enter KK to save us from the drop and possible extinction. Promotion followed, and the next season we finished top 3 and back in europe for the 1st time in decades. SJP was full, week in, week out. There was a buzz in the city. We became regular top 6 finishers, and the relative success gave the board the confidence that SJP could be, and should be redeveloped to give us the magnificent stadium in which we watch todays passionless dross.
Despite it not working out in his 2nd managerial spell and his ultimate departure, that simply can't undo all he has achieved at NUFC. IMO one of the best people to have ever been with this club.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: LFEE on Friday 31 May 2013, 05:45:25 PM
Lord knows where we'd be without Kevin Keegan and Sir John Hall.
Exactly. If anyone thinks this club is on its a**e after the bad season we've just had, it's nowhere near the sorry state it was in before keegan came to the club. I'll start with the 1st time round as a player. Here was a world famous, iconic, twice european player of the year who came to play for 2nd division also rans, Newcastle United. His arrival doubled the gates and soon we'd be back in the top flight. It was an honour for such a star to be associated with my club. Then his 1st spell as boss. The club was skint, SJP was in a terrible state, attendances were poor again and we were on the brink of the old 3rd division. Enter KK to save us from the drop and possible extinction. The next season we finished top 3 and back in europe for the 1st time in decades. SJP was full, week in, week out. There was a buzz in the city. We became regular top 6 finishers, and the relative success gave the board the confidence that SJP could be, and should be redeveloped to give us the magnificent stadium in which we watch todays passionless dross.
Despite it not working out in his 2nd managerial spell and his ultimate departure, that simply can't undo all he has achieved at NUFC. IMO one of the best people to have ever been with this club.

This... I remember those days well... And apart from the acrimonious departure his 2nd spell as manager was still successful looking at where we were heading again and the football we were playing...
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: QuakesMag on Friday 31 May 2013, 05:49:29 PM
:) Where has anyone abused him?  I'd be seriously disappointed if those saying that he is not without faults were actually trying to abuse him.  By creating that straw man, you proved TT's point to som degree.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Shay's Given Tim Flowers on Friday 31 May 2013, 06:01:51 PM
He was able to get the best out of the Honey Monster.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 5 June 2013, 12:09:13 PM
Part 2 is 11pm tonight on Sky Sports 2  :smitten:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Kanji on Wednesday 5 June 2013, 03:49:39 PM
Wish I could see Part 1 and Part 2
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Dr Venkman on Wednesday 5 June 2013, 06:38:27 PM
I absolutely loved both Keegan's spells in charge, you always just felt so positive about watching your team. For a club of our size you can't really ask for much more.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: ManDoon on Wednesday 5 June 2013, 10:23:34 PM
available anywhere online?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: ManDoon on Wednesday 5 June 2013, 10:25:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCMEd0uth2w


The hell is this btw. Random
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 5 June 2013, 10:25:54 PM
available anywhere online?

On the Sky website if you have a SkyGo login.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: ManDoon on Wednesday 5 June 2013, 10:28:38 PM
available anywhere online?

On the Sky website if you have a SkyGo login.

Don't have sky :sad: will see if i can blag a login off someone
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Anderson on Wednesday 5 June 2013, 11:14:28 PM
Took twenty minutes to negotiate with Shearer. Shearer walks in, tells Keegan he wants the #9 shirt, walks out and tells them to sort the rest out with his agent. :lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Cajun on Wednesday 5 June 2013, 11:21:00 PM
Took twenty minutes to negotiate with Shearer. Shearer walks in, tells Keegan he wants the #9 shirt, walks out and tells them to sort the rest out with his agent. :lol:

Took him 20 minutes to walk in, say one short sentence and walk out. Did he Delorean in from 2006?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 5 June 2013, 11:24:25 PM
Part 2 is repeated tomorrow morning at 3.30am (SS2) and 9am (SS1) and on Friday at 3pm (SS3) for those who've missed it like me.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: TRon on Wednesday 5 June 2013, 11:28:14 PM
Think that is a massively blinkered post HTT, based souly on your love for him with very little fact in there. Some people cannot have a bad word said about him and re-write history to suit that he was such a great manager. He wasn't, he had flaws, massive ones and why he did very little as a manager in the end after showing a great deal of promise.





I accept a lot of what you're saying. He has in many ways underachieved as a manager because he is a very talented guy and even today could still do a very good job at any number of clubs, easily. He does have flaws as well, lots of them. Again I agree. Where I disagree with you in particular is that Pardew's strengths are KK's flaws and that he did very little as manager. What he did for Newcastle ranks alongside Wor Jackie, Shearer, the 50s cup wins etc. That's huge and always will be. Remember, only a small percentage of managers and teams win stuff. The rest of us have to live by heroes and KK is ours. The man's a giant in our history.

Btw, we haven't heard the last of KK. He will come back into management and his team will entertain and win games...

Had I said this this time last year i think it would have been more accepted, but i do think both managers could learn a lot from each other. All the stuff Pardew does (or any manager these days) Keegan just didn't seem to get and if he did we'd probably see a Keegan still in football, at a top club and maybe even winning things. It's a huge disappointment to think what could have been when he first burst on the scene as a manager to what he's doing now. You can't expect to be a one man crusade against football and live through it. If it mattered that much you battle smartly against the enemy and shine through for the sake of football, the club, the fans or yourself. There are bigger names out there who compromised themselves and their beliefs to fit in to modern football (SAF and the Glaziers springs to mind) I just never understood why Keegan thought he was above all that. I wanted him to fight for me, especially second time round as a manager but, well, lets just say that didn't happen.

I'd be very surprised if we saw him again, he looks very beat up from football, i doubt he'd put himself through it again.

There's absolutely nothing that Keegan could learn from Pardew other than how to bullshit effectively. Not to say he didn't have his flaws but he understood quality football better 20 years ago than Pardew does today.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Anderson on Wednesday 5 June 2013, 11:28:39 PM
Took twenty minutes to negotiate with Shearer. Shearer walks in, tells Keegan he wants the #9 shirt, walks out and tells them to sort the rest out with his agent. :lol:

Took him 20 minutes to walk in, say one short sentence and walk out. Did he Delorean in from 2006?

"walks out and tells them to sort the rest out with his agent" :pow:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Cajun on Wednesday 5 June 2013, 11:29:47 PM
"with Shearer" :pow:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Wil on Wednesday 5 June 2013, 11:35:15 PM
Unfortunately not able to watch the sky programmes, but he brought total class, pride and enthusiasm.
He was a wonderful figurehead, I'd have to say equal to Sir Bobby which is saying something. And brought wonderful exciting football, just sublime some of it.
Flaws yes, but haven't we all for Christ's sake.
In 50 + years as a supporter he brought the best and most exciting times. I was never so proud as during those Keegan times. Whenever I hear him talk I know he truly loves the club and that does it for me every time.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Stuy_O on Wednesday 5 June 2013, 11:42:06 PM
f***ing love him, got this cursed football club that close to a Premier League title, and he knows what it's about. What a shame it never worked out second time coz we'd be up there again if he had the chance.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: colinmk on Wednesday 5 June 2013, 11:56:41 PM
A pleasure to listen to him, enrages me how he was p*ssed about by these idiots running the club now.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: nazza06 on Wednesday 5 June 2013, 11:58:29 PM
What a guy. Really loves the toon.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Stuy_O on Thursday 6 June 2013, 12:02:34 AM
Basically underlining what a lot of us say on here. Our club is ran by utter arseholes.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Paully on Thursday 6 June 2013, 06:32:45 AM
I could listen to him all day!

His passion and enthusiasm for NUFC and the city is 2nd to none. He loves the fans.

The Shearer signing was the easiest he made! He had met Taggart the previous day and the deal was done in 20 minutes! Shearer's only question was to wear the number 9! We had to pay the £15m up front plus a levy of 12 %. The flotation and people behind the scenes changing him was the reason he left.

He didn't like the England job at all.

On the 2nd spell as manager - "I met Ashley - thought this could be good but no, it was a nightmare"

It's fair to say he detests him along with Wise, Llambias and Jiminez.

"I wasn't taking the club to court it was those lot and it was something I didn't like to do"

Lot of dishonesty and bull about bidding for players

He mentioned he reads forums!

2 cracking interviews them!

 :smitten:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: ujpest doza on Thursday 6 June 2013, 10:09:46 AM
Much as i loved his time as both a player and a manager, i think he talks a load of s*** and has a poor memory for games and situations involving NUFC.

I think he comes across very bitter these days.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Big Geordie on Thursday 6 June 2013, 12:17:56 PM
Again, I enjoyed listening to him last night. Still and always will be a black and white legend. Aye, he might be bitter about Ashley, Llambias and Wise, but doesn't he have a right to be?!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: colinmk on Thursday 6 June 2013, 12:21:43 PM
Exactly, he's a fan and loves the club. We are all in the same boat and bitter about it. It's a s*** situation and a s*** time so no wonder.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Haris Vuckic on Thursday 6 June 2013, 12:54:38 PM

We all hate the owners and know we're being used blah blah blah.

Mid August...



BAM


52'000 fans in new replica shirts they kicked off about on the internet.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: matta on Thursday 6 June 2013, 01:00:38 PM
Still dreaming of a future with Keving Keegan and Newcastle United together.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: TaylorJ_01 on Thursday 6 June 2013, 01:02:24 PM
He reads forums :frantic:

Hi Kev  :rose:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 6 June 2013, 01:30:05 PM
Would have him back.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: James on Thursday 6 June 2013, 02:07:18 PM
If i suddenly became a billionaire and decided to buy the club I would have a chat with Keegan and if we could agree on how things should be he would be manager right away.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Al Moody on Thursday 6 June 2013, 02:16:20 PM
I'd love him back - with out current team, and with freedom to pick and choose transfers. Shame it'll never happen under the fat man.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: AyeDubbleYoo on Thursday 6 June 2013, 03:08:05 PM
I thing he's a legend but I don't understand this business of wishing he was still in charge now. He did superb for us but his time is past.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Incognito on Thursday 6 June 2013, 03:17:41 PM
I thing he's a legend but I don't understand this business of wishing he was still in charge now. He did superb for us but his time is past.

Probably because he pisses all over our current manager in every managerial department. Plus he has a genuine love for the club, which aside from Sir Bobby, nobody has really since Joe Harvey, maybe I'm being harsh on Willie McFaul there mind.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Wilson on Thursday 6 June 2013, 03:20:42 PM
I thing he's a legend but I don't understand this business of wishing he was still in charge now. He did superb for us but his time is past.

Main reason for me is that I'd love to see how a massively attack minded manager would have us set up with the current crop.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: The College Dropout on Thursday 6 June 2013, 03:36:56 PM
Enough with KK man. Let his legacy live and rest ffs.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Wilson on Thursday 6 June 2013, 03:47:42 PM
He done an interview, people talked about it.

It's not like the thread was bumped specifically to fawn over him.  Stop whinging.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Kanji on Thursday 6 June 2013, 03:51:28 PM
I'd rather Keegan be part of the board level setup in some sort of role than back in management to be honest. If we were to ever have new ownership, I'd love to see Keegan in a senior-executive type role where he assists in the marketing, public relations, and overall vision and focus of the club. He obviously has a brain for that sort from that first stint and would be an asset in those regards. To the extent he also assists a Chief Executive/Chairman (who is a football man), that would be something I'd welcome as well.

For me, his time in management is over - and I'd rather see him higher up with us.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: colinmk on Thursday 6 June 2013, 03:54:06 PM
I'd rather Keegan be part of the board level setup in some sort of role than back in management to be honest. If we were to ever have new ownership, I'd love to see Keegan in a senior-executive type role where he assists in the marketing, public relations, and overall vision and focus of the club. He obviously has a brain for that sort from that first stint and would be an asset in those regards. To the extent he also assists a Chief Executive/Chairman (who is a football man), that would be something I'd welcome as well.

For me, his time in management is over - and I'd rather see him higher up with us.

Definitely man. He relates to fans too on a level that is rare in football these days, he doesn't forget his roots.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Kanji on Thursday 6 June 2013, 03:59:04 PM
You'd actually want Keegan involved in the board setup if you were the common fan. You'd trust him (with the right ownership and chairman) that he'd be a voice of reason and wouldn't allow for complacency. He'd make sure our club were making in-roads all over the world in terms of marketing and publicity as well as a s*** season like last wouldn't be something he'd sit around and be OK with.

Also, we would never have this atrocity of a kit if he was still around. :lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Stuy_O on Thursday 6 June 2013, 05:01:05 PM
I thing he's a legend but I don't understand this business of wishing he was still in charge now. He did superb for us but his time is past.

imo it's because he embodies everything that Newcastle is about. Passionate and a heart on his sleeve type bloke - if a little foolish. Exactly how Newcastle should be. We may have blown the league all them years back but I can't remember being more excited supporting the club, it eclipses Robsons era for me.

Now it's the total opposite - an apathetic attitude filtering from the stands which mainly stems from the fact that the fans feel they can't win this battle with Ashley, if they complain he'll only go and pull off another stunt in his own idiosyncratic bitter way.

The nostalgic feelings of wanting him back is testament the current drivel and sheer bullshit we a drip fed by the board. We're called United for a reason.



 
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Tooj on Thursday 6 June 2013, 05:07:37 PM
Forget the fact we played mint football under him, the main thing for me is he got a Newcastle team giving it their all for us lot. That's all I want to see on the pitch. That's why I can't stand the defeatist attitude of the current nimrod in charge.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Leazes1986 on Thursday 6 June 2013, 05:21:11 PM
I f***ing love him. Absolute hero. I don't mean this in any negative way towards Sir Bobby who done wonders for this club, but if you're talking about building statues at SJP, Kevin Keegan should have been ahead in the queue, he deserves a statue for what he done for our club.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Ronaldo on Thursday 6 June 2013, 05:24:23 PM
Agree with that. He's not dead, though.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Leazes1986 on Thursday 6 June 2013, 05:29:57 PM
Does it really have to work like that though? SBR had one up at Ipswich before his death, Fergie, I think Arsenal will end up having the whole invincibles lineup around The Emirates in the next 10 years.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Kanji on Thursday 6 June 2013, 05:31:21 PM
Agree with that. He's not dead, though.

This.

You think about our club and you think about other sports and other organizations within them. You want to support a club that is not defeatist, is positive, and is generally well-run. You want to support a club where the board sees more than just a positive balance sheet and income statement, but sees opportunity and galvanizes the supporters in the city and anyone willing to take notice in the world.

Keegan did that for us every single time, its just shame how much a mess his 2nd stint was for us. Sadly we're still a sleeping giant in the NE of England - Keegan and Bobby saw it and we made memories with them, hopefully we'll get back there some day - and I hope KK somehow is a part of it, would be so fitting and be so typically Keegan-epic-esque.

Imagine this club with new ownership and Keegan in some senior exec role? Place would be f***ing buzzing again.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Leazes1986 on Thursday 6 June 2013, 05:37:04 PM
Its just f***ing when you think back how ideal the situation seemed at the time. KK came back, we had this billionaire owner who we thought would give KK the backing he required and the fans couldn't have been happier. I remember being absolutely blown away when we were 2-0 up against Sunderland in the home derby in 2008, the whole stadium singing "up the Premier League we go", it was just perfect for a short spell. I won't have anyone convince me KK deserves criticism for his departure from the club.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Tooj on Thursday 6 June 2013, 05:58:31 PM
Hopefully when those arseholes in charge of us p*ss off somebody will give honour with a statue/stand or something. He f***ing deserves it.

Joe Harvey deserves something too btw. :thup:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: HTT on Thursday 6 June 2013, 06:26:59 PM
The biggest single thing about KK for me was that he made you, the average fan, believe we could achieve absolutely anything as a football club. That we could sign anyone. That we could compete with anyone. That we could be better than anyone. That we could beat anyone.

That whole attitude of his is what drove us to within a whisker of actually being better than everyone. All in 5 years. I'm convinced had we won the league under him, we would have went onto win more and compete seriously for the European Cup on a regular basis, signing the very best and beating the very best.

I'll never forget Sir Les when talking about why he signed for us. He said he had 4 or 5 offers but he said as a striker, you wanna play for KK in that Newcastle side with those fans.

Our brand of football at the time was different and fans all over the country and indeed the world took to it and loved watching us. For 5 brief years KK made following this club of ours, something special. It was fairytale stuff, especially for older fans who had known nowt but absolute dross and disappointment.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: cp40 on Thursday 6 June 2013, 06:31:24 PM
If i suddenly became a billionaire and decided to buy the club I would have a chat with Keegan and if we could agree on how things should be he would be manager right away.


If I became a £billionaire- Im only just short of a £billion to get there, I would give KK half a billion and let him get on with it.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Ronaldo on Thursday 6 June 2013, 06:32:46 PM
Likewise I think a lot of us are here because our introduction to football was that period. How could you not fall in love with football and with NUFC as a 7 year old watching us blow teams away at SJP then meeting the same players at the training ground every so often. It was magical to support us back then.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Incognito on Thursday 6 June 2013, 06:47:00 PM
Likewise I think a lot of us are here because our introduction to football was that period. How could you not fall in love with football and with NUFC as a 7 year old watching us blow teams away at SJP then meeting the same players at the training ground every so often. It was magical to support us back then.

 O0 Yep, and as before all of our talent was sold off by the club, it was magic to see us bringing such talent back in....Sir John also deserves a great deal of praise and credit for this.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: HTT on Thursday 6 June 2013, 06:47:22 PM
Likewise I think a lot of us are here because our introduction to football was that period. How could you not fall in love with football and with NUFC as a 7 year old watching us blow teams away at SJP then meeting the same players at the training ground every so often. It was magical to support us back then.

Indeed.

It was actually a great time full stop. Regeneration of Newcastle, me hitting my teens, New Labour, Cool Britannia, Oasis, Blur, Trainspotting, Euro 96...
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Leazes1986 on Thursday 6 June 2013, 07:02:11 PM
The mid 90's  :love:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Leazes1986 on Thursday 6 June 2013, 07:09:05 PM
What really annoys me now is when I speak to some younger fans aged 19-20 who won't be able to remember anything at all really about KK's first time as manager, I've had some right arguments with a few of them about KK. They only remember his brief 2nd spell as manager and I've heard some s**** about him being the bottler who left in 97 because he couldn't take the pressure and how he tried to bankrupt the club when he took Ashley to court. I should just bite my tongue but it really f***ing winds me up. Its impossible to explain to anyone exactly how good it was under him. I'd let him live with me rent free forever.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: cp40 on Thursday 6 June 2013, 07:11:48 PM
What really annoys me now is when I speak to some younger fans aged 19-20 who won't be able to remember anything at all really about KK's first time as manager, I've had some right arguments with a few of them about KK. They only remember his brief 2nd spell as manager and I've heard some s**** about him being the bottler who left in 97 because he couldn't take the pressure and how he tried to bankrupt the club when he took Ashley to court. I should just bite my tongue but it really f***ing winds me up. Its impossible to explain to anyone exactly how good it was under him. I'd let him live with me rent free forever.


If I got to heaven and god said as a reward you can re-live 5 years of your life.............
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Tooj on Thursday 6 June 2013, 07:38:45 PM
What really annoys me now is when I speak to some younger fans aged 19-20 who won't be able to remember anything at all really about KK's first time as manager, I've had some right arguments with a few of them about KK. They only remember his brief 2nd spell as manager and I've heard some s**** about him being the bottler who left in 97 because he couldn't take the pressure and how he tried to bankrupt the club when he took Ashley to court. I should just bite my tongue but it really f***ing winds me up. Its impossible to explain to anyone exactly how good it was under him. I'd let him live with me rent free forever.
That was on here wasn't it? ;)
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Leazes1986 on Thursday 6 June 2013, 07:45:11 PM
What really annoys me now is when I speak to some younger fans aged 19-20 who won't be able to remember anything at all really about KK's first time as manager, I've had some right arguments with a few of them about KK. They only remember his brief 2nd spell as manager and I've heard some s**** about him being the bottler who left in 97 because he couldn't take the pressure and how he tried to bankrupt the club when he took Ashley to court. I should just bite my tongue but it really f***ing winds me up. Its impossible to explain to anyone exactly how good it was under him. I'd let him live with me rent free forever.
That was on here wasn't it? ;)

Spoke to lads I know around that age and got that sort of opinion on him, certainly on here as well though aye
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Ronaldo on Thursday 6 June 2013, 07:46:34 PM
It's the late teen - early twenties lot that sing Jonas' name and ask Pardew for a wave. They should be banned from SJP till they grow the f*** up.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Leazes1986 on Thursday 6 June 2013, 07:48:14 PM
It's the late teen - early twenties lot that sing Jonas' name and ask Pardew for a wave. They should be banned from SJP till they grow the f*** up.

 :lol: aye
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Interpolic on Thursday 6 June 2013, 08:08:02 PM
It's the late teen - early twenties lot that sing Jonas' name and ask Pardew for a wave. They should be banned from SJP till they grow the f*** up.

:lol: Brilliant.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: OzzieMandias on Thursday 6 June 2013, 08:09:09 PM
No man can step into the same river twice, for it is no longer the same river, and he is no longer the same man.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: The College Dropout on Thursday 6 June 2013, 08:21:52 PM
I love KK btw. I just don't like us saying "I wish he was our boss now". If there was over "yesterday's man" its Keegan.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Ronaldo on Thursday 6 June 2013, 08:40:33 PM
Keegan with a bit of money could be a very successful manager today.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: thenige on Thursday 6 June 2013, 08:47:04 PM
I think it's very difficult to say, I'm not sure players are similar to even what they were 10 years ago. I'd love to believe he'd be a very successful manager, but given how much the game, the finances and the player attitudes have changed I'm not so sure. Still love the man to bits and won't have a bad word said about either of his two managerial spells at the club.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Kanji on Thursday 6 June 2013, 08:47:13 PM
I'd not want him as a manager again as I'd rather he seriously be involved in the big picture of our club - but Ron's spot on - he would be very successful. People are crazy if they think he's out of touch with the game. He was perfectly fine until Ashley and Dekka performed the Barrack Road Screwjob on him.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Flip on Thursday 6 June 2013, 08:49:01 PM
Keegan with a bit of money could be a very successful manager today.

Possibly.

The best part about his second spell here was seeing Given in his second (?!?!) game under Keegan against Arsenal. We lost 1-0 I think but every time Given played it short to one of the defenders. Keegan didn't want to see it hoofed, unlike our manager right now Mr.P...
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Ronaldo on Thursday 6 June 2013, 08:50:22 PM
Indeed. Was 3-0 btw.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Flip on Thursday 6 June 2013, 08:56:09 PM
Indeed. Was 3-0 btw.

:thup:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: PineBarrens on Thursday 6 June 2013, 09:40:43 PM
No man can step into the same river twice, for it is no longer the same river, and he is no longer the same man.

That may be so, but Heraclitis was woeful at 5-a-side.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Thursday 6 June 2013, 09:50:49 PM
EIEIEIO Up the Premier League we go....

Use to be my favourite chant as a bairn!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: maybe_next_year on Thursday 6 June 2013, 09:56:59 PM
I think that 3-0 is the most positive i've felt after being beaten 3-0, so much posetivity around the club at the time, looked like we were really about to go places under Keegan :(
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: TRon on Thursday 6 June 2013, 09:58:11 PM
I thing he's a legend but I don't understand this business of wishing he was still in charge now. He did superb for us but his time is past.

In a way yes, only because he isn't a manager who is prepared to work to a budget, so I can understand how it was never going to work under our current set up, and for that reason I don't really blame Ashley too much for the parting of ways. But as a football manager pure and simple, he could come back tomorrow and have this same side in the top 6 next season IMO, playing football Pardew couldn't even contemplate.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Disco on Thursday 6 June 2013, 10:00:35 PM
Likewise I think a lot of us are here because our introduction to football was that period. How could you not fall in love with football and with NUFC as a 7 year old watching us blow teams away at SJP then meeting the same players at the training ground every so often. It was magical to support us back then.

Turning up to the ground expecting to win regardless of the opposition for 4-5 seasons :smitten:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: bowlingcrofty on Thursday 6 June 2013, 10:13:13 PM
It's a testament to Keegan (and SBR, but to a lesser extent) that even though Dagleish, Gullit, Souness, Roeder, Allardyce, Kinnear and Pardew have all been our manager in the past 15 years, the club is still in a position to challenge the top clubs if the right owner was found.

The fact that some of our bell-end fans criticise him is astounding. They're not real fans in my eyes, because if they are, they'd know their history. If KK hadn't come in, we could well be playing at a much smaller SJP in a much lower league. Hey, NUFC as we know it may not even exist at all.

Keegan will always be my sporting hero. The man is the best thing to happen to NUFC in my lifetime.

Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Cronky on Thursday 6 June 2013, 11:15:48 PM
Just watched the interview. I don't think it would have changed anyone's opinion, whether you have him on a pedastal or whether you're a sceptic. It was the same old Kev, an incurable romantic, with all that flows from that.

Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Dr Venkman on Thursday 6 June 2013, 11:49:11 PM
He'd still be a great manager now imo, no doubt. He connected with players on a personal level through inspiration and you don't lose that. Football's changed but you could have said that when he took over the first time. It's always changing.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: madras on Thursday 6 June 2013, 11:54:37 PM
He'd still be a great manager now imo, no doubt. He connected with players on a personal level through inspiration and you don't lose that. Football's changed but you could have said that when he took over the first time. It's always changing.
you think so, he became a worse manager the more he got to spend and  couldn't handle it when there was no more to spend.

brilliant coach, better i'd suspect than he'd even give himself credit for.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Interpolic on Friday 7 June 2013, 12:14:39 AM
How did he become a worse manager the more he got to spend?

We finished 6th after having finished 3rd the previous season, he was then given around £15m to spend on Ferdinand, Ginola, Barton and Hislop and brought us closer to the league title than any of us are ever likely to experience again, playing some of the best football we've ever seen.  Better with more backing I'd say.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: madras on Friday 7 June 2013, 12:25:59 AM
when he got the big money (shearer) we went backwards and then he left beacause there was no more to spend,
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: manosdepiedra on Friday 7 June 2013, 12:40:30 AM
when he got the big money (shearer) we went backwards and then he left beacause there was no more to spend,

The only season he managed Shearer we finished second, same as the season before.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Interpolic on Friday 7 June 2013, 12:41:07 AM
He spent big on one player, I can't really recall how far we went backwards if at all (I'll have to check) but the main issue with Keegan by that point seemed to me that he completely emotionally spent.  The point about him being in a huff about not having much/any more money to spend is not what I'm disputing, he probably was.  Suffice to say, I disagree with the theory he became worse the more money he was given to spend.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Interpolic on Friday 7 June 2013, 12:42:25 AM
when he got the big money (shearer) we went backwards and then he left beacause there was no more to spend,

The only season he managed Shearer we finished second, same as the season before.

That was half Keegan, half Dalglish, mind.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Interpolic on Friday 7 June 2013, 12:45:29 AM
The table when Keegan resigned, we were 4th on 38 points, level with Man Utd.

http://www.statto.com/football/stats/england/premier-league/1996-1997/table/1997-01-11
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Ronaldo on Friday 7 June 2013, 12:47:07 AM
:thup:

Not for this thread but Dalglish doesn't get enough credit on here for that.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: manosdepiedra on Friday 7 June 2013, 12:48:11 AM
when he got the big money (shearer) we went backwards and then he left beacause there was no more to spend,

The only season he managed Shearer we finished second, same as the season before.

That was half Keegan, half Dalglish, mind.

Aye KK's team though. Dalglish just had to put the cones out. To be fair, I think we were a shadow of the previous seasons team before he jacked it. And the previous season we were a shadow after christmas of the team we were before christmas. I think Derek Fazackerly leaving for Blackburn at Christmas 96 may have had an effect on all that.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: madras on Friday 7 June 2013, 12:51:03 AM
He spent big on one player, I can't really recall how far we went backwards if at all (I'll have to check) but the main issue with Keegan by that point seemed to me that he completely emotionally spent.  The point about him being in a huff about not having much/any more money to spend is not what I'm disputing, he probably was.  Suffice to say, I disagree with the theory he became worse the more money he was given to spend.
emotionally spent ? possibly, but he never regained the verve he had, more money wouldn't have changed that and he did walk when he realised the cash was coming to an end, probably his best managerial after leaving here was saving us when he came back, better than fulham and citeh where he could outspend the opposition.

we went backwards in that we were in the title chase the season before, till the last game, the shearer signing season we never really clicked, even the man utd 5-0 was a one off and we never looked like winning the title for all we finished runners up (we could easy have finished 4th or 5th on the final day). we weren't as good to watch, as fluid, as dominant, as good!
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Interpolic on Friday 7 June 2013, 12:52:53 AM
:thup:

Not for this thread but Dalglish doesn't get enough credit on here for that.

It's impressive what he managed to achieve without f***ing about with Keegan's formula much at all.  Could have been so much better if he just tweaked Keegan's squad rather than totally blitzing it, if given licence to do so of course. 

I do remember the Barnes/Rush/Pearce signings f***ing me off something rotten even though I was only 13. :lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Interpolic on Friday 7 June 2013, 12:57:31 AM
He spent big on one player, I can't really recall how far we went backwards if at all (I'll have to check) but the main issue with Keegan by that point seemed to me that he completely emotionally spent.  The point about him being in a huff about not having much/any more money to spend is not what I'm disputing, he probably was.  Suffice to say, I disagree with the theory he became worse the more money he was given to spend.
emotionally spent ? possibly, but he never regained the verve he had, more money wouldn't have changed that and he did walk when he realised the cash was coming to an end, probably his best managerial after leaving here was saving us when he came back, better than fulham and citeh where he could outspend the opposition.

we went backwards in that we were in the title chase the season before, till the last game, the shearer signing season we never really clicked, even the man utd 5-0 was a one off and we never looked like winning the title for all we finished runners up (we could easy have finished 4th or 5th on the final day). we weren't as good to watch, as fluid, as dominant, as good!

In terms of us not being as fluid my memories are hazy but from what I can recall I suppose I agree.  I think these things can come and go a bit though.

In terms of never looking like winning the title, I suppose you'll have to look at my link and blame Dalglish or something, since we were 5 points off the top when Keegan left in January and on level points with the team that won the league like they normally do, Man Utd.  We never got 12 points clear like the previous season, granted.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Kanji on Friday 7 June 2013, 03:53:01 AM
We were first for 30 f***ing matches man. Still hurts to think about that! Month of Feb, match day 26 for us was when we fell apart too. 5 of our 8 losses came from that point on too.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: loki679 on Friday 7 June 2013, 06:15:50 AM
Would be good to see him on the training ground teaching Pardew how the game should be played.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: bowlingcrofty on Friday 7 June 2013, 06:44:59 AM
when he got the big money (shearer) we went backwards and then he left beacause there was no more to spend,


Aye, that's why he left.

:lol:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Cronky on Friday 7 June 2013, 08:34:17 AM
At one point in the interview, he said, 'Passion and finance is all you need'.

Discuss.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: chopey on Friday 7 June 2013, 08:45:42 AM
Put on a DVD of Newcastle under Keegan and compare with Newcastle under Pardew and see how far backwards we have gone
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Bert Shaft on Friday 7 June 2013, 09:43:42 AM


The fact that some of our bell-end fans criticise him is astounding. They're not real fans in my eyes, because if they are, they'd know their history. If KK hadn't come in, we could well be playing at a much smaller SJP in a much lower league. Hey, NUFC as we know it may not even exist at all.

Keegan will always be my sporting hero. The man is the best thing to happen to NUFC in my lifetime.

Well said...  Keegan haters are clueless c*nts.  O0
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Friday 7 June 2013, 10:04:05 AM
:thup:

Not for this thread but Dalglish doesn't get enough credit on here for that.

It's impressive what he managed to achieve without f***ing about with Keegan's formula much at all. 


What got us 2nd in the end was dropping Ginola for Elliott, and in the last 4-5 games managed to find a way of making Shearer, Ferdinand & Asprilla work as a 3 (that Forest 5-0 was immense). Think we had about 4 games in 8 days over that period including games at Arsenal & Man Utd and kept 4 clean sheets. Don't think we'd have finished top 2 without Dalglish this season and that's not a criticism of Keegan.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: neesy111 on Friday 7 June 2013, 10:12:31 AM
Keegan's probably only huge mistake was the scrapping of the reserves.  Lost Carrick because of it.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Incognito on Friday 7 June 2013, 10:24:34 AM
Keegan's probably only huge mistake was the scrapping of the reserves.  Lost Carrick because of it.

Not buying a real top quality goalkeeper was another.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Friday 7 June 2013, 10:24:40 AM
He spent big on one player, I can't really recall how far we went backwards if at all (I'll have to check) but the main issue with Keegan by that point seemed to me that he completely emotionally spent.  The point about him being in a huff about not having much/any more money to spend is not what I'm disputing, he probably was.  Suffice to say, I disagree with the theory he became worse the more money he was given to spend.
emotionally spent ? possibly, but he never regained the verve he had, more money wouldn't have changed that and he did walk when he realised the cash was coming to an end, probably his best managerial after leaving here was saving us when he came back, better than fulham and citeh where he could outspend the opposition.

we went backwards in that we were in the title chase the season before, till the last game, the shearer signing season we never really clicked, even the man utd 5-0 was a one off and we never looked like winning the title for all we finished runners up (we could easy have finished 4th or 5th on the final day). we weren't as good to watch, as fluid, as dominant, as good!

I still blame Neville breaking Gillespie at Old Trafford for us losing the league. Losing half of the supply line to Sir Les was a killer, and also gave rise to the opportunity to shift Beardsley out wide to fit in Tino.

Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: macphisto on Friday 7 June 2013, 10:38:16 AM
when he got the big money (shearer) we went backwards and then he left beacause there was no more to spend,


He spent big on other players too before Shearer, Barton was a world record for a defender
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Paully on Friday 7 June 2013, 10:45:16 AM
KEVIN Keegan has refused to rule out a third spell as Newcastle United boss.


But the former Magpies manager has insisted it will never happen as long as Mike Ashley remains the owner.

When asked if he would consider a third stint as Toon boss, Keegan, who has spent the last four years working as a lead pundit for ESPN, said: “I think the answer to that is, you never know.

“Football clubs are all about people.

“When Sir John Hall rang me and said ‘The two people who can save this club are the ones talking to each other now’, you thought ‘wow’.

“That is a simple thing to say, but actually that’s all you need.

“People say ‘Never go back’.

“But I did go back.”

Keegan though launched a scathing attack on the club’s current regime, and vowed that he will have no interest in the club until the owner has gone.

“The Newcastle club now has no interest on that side, the fans, the team and we talk about it a lot through all my friends and the ex-players I know.

“Until they (owner Ashley and chairman Derek Llambias) leave that football club, it has no interest for me.

“They are not that football club. They are just custodians who are in for a few years.

“It might be five, 10 or six, but Newcastle United will go on after Mike Ashley.”

In an interview with Sky Sports, Keegan outlined how he had at first been excited about working for Ashley.

He said: “I got a phone call from Terry Mac (McDermott), I was up in Glasgow and he said ‘They’d like to talk to you’.

“I went down to talk to them. I quite liked Mike Ashley.

“I though ‘Yeah, this could be good’.

“But no it was a nightmare, an absolute living nightmare.”

The 62-year-old resigned as boss after an argument over transfers.

He later won £2m in compensation having launched a claim in court for what was thought to be £25m.

That angered many fans, but Keegan insists his fight was against the regime not the club.

“In the end it isn’t easy to win a court case or take a club to court,” he added.

“But I didn’t see it as being Newcastle, I saw it as Mike Ashley, Dennis Wise, a guy called Jimenez and Derek Llambias.”
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: quayside on Friday 7 June 2013, 10:58:47 AM
Put on a DVD of Newcastle under Keegan and compare with Newcastle under Pardew and see how far backwards we have gone

You would not need a gap of 17 years to measure the decline. You would only need to put a DVD of us under Dalglish or Gullitt to see that.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Disco on Friday 7 June 2013, 11:07:22 AM
November onwards in that first full season under Dalglish. Absolute :anguish: topped off by an utterly pointless cup final.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Friday 7 June 2013, 11:46:47 AM
when he got the big money (shearer) we went backwards and then he left beacause there was no more to spend,


He spent big on other players too before Shearer, Barton was a world record for a defender

British wasn't it?
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Ste on Friday 7 June 2013, 01:17:31 PM
Would like to see him manage again somewhere. I wonder if he gets many job offers when positions become available. I do still like the bloke and I'm very grateful for what he has done for this football club. He loves the game and likes to see it played in the right way, it's hard to dislike him.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: neesy111 on Friday 7 June 2013, 01:23:41 PM
I'm surprised he hasn't went abroad to manage.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Tooj on Friday 7 June 2013, 01:28:42 PM
I'm surprised he hasn't went abroad to manage.

I always thought that he'd end up at Hamburg.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: loki679 on Friday 7 June 2013, 03:53:44 PM
The years he was here were simply the best i've ever had supporting this club.  We didn't fear anyone.  The football was scintillating, SJP was rocking like i've never heard, we were just f***ing good.

If you weren't supporting then you can't imagine it.  Think of going to eastlands today and not only hoping to win but expecting to.  He inspired a team and a city.  He took us from the depths of relegation to division 3 to within a gnats tadger of the title.  We were invincible, we were Newcastle United.

I'd give my right bollock to have that again.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: David28 on Friday 7 June 2013, 04:08:06 PM
Sad thing is we don't know if there will ever be someone like KK again for this football club.

Doubt it's possible to have that much of an influence in today's financial climate and structure with all the agents in place.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: AyeDubbleYoo on Friday 7 June 2013, 04:19:10 PM
Sad thing is we don't know if there will ever be someone like KK again for this football club.

Doubt it's possible to have that much of an influence in today's financial climate and structure with all the agents in place.

It's unlikely anywhere really, with the changing nature of management. We can hope for someone who is positive and without fear though.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: loki679 on Friday 7 June 2013, 04:21:19 PM
Sad thing is we don't know if there will ever be someone like KK again for this football club.

Doubt it's possible to have that much of an influence in today's financial climate and structure with all the agents in place.

It's unlikely anywhere really, with the changing nature of management. We can hope for someone who is positive and without fear though.

That's half the battle.  f*** the old boys merry go round and take a chance on someone with some passion for the game.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Friday 7 June 2013, 04:32:00 PM
I'm surprised he hasn't went abroad to manage.

I always thought that he'd end up at Hamburg.

Would be mint, that.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: alexthegreat on Friday 7 June 2013, 05:46:34 PM
The years he was here were simply the best i've ever had supporting this club.  We didn't fear anyone.  The football was scintillating, SJP was rocking like i've never heard, we were just f***ing good.

If you weren't supporting then you can't imagine it.  Think of going to eastlands today and not only hoping to win but expecting to.  He inspired a team and a city.  He took us from the depths of relegation to division 3 to within a gnats tadger of the title.  We were invincible, we were Newcastle United.

I'd give my right bollock to have that again.

I actually had a look back at that season as I knew the media version of Keegan having a breakdown after Fergusons mind games and then blowing a 12 point lead is overly simplified bollocks, but it was still all a long time ago now:

Our home form was imperious for the whole season:
WWWWWWWWWWWWWLWWWWD

Away we were consistently average after a gentle run of fixtures at the start where we won the first 4 out of 5:
WWLWWDDDLLWWLDLLLWD

Man U were 12 points behind us before they beat us 2-0 in December. That was the start of a run where they won 15 of their final 19 games. We could match that form at home but KK’s team didn’t ever quite get to that level away from home.

They had 2 class players who had been and done it all at each end of the pitch and I recall they carried them at times:

In the 2nd half of the season Schmichael kept 13 clean sheets, and they won 7 games 1-0. I’ll bet Cantona was the scorer in about 5 of those games as well.

It’s easy to forget how it really panned out in the final couple of months of the season. Heres how it went week by week after that home defeat to that Cantona goal:

04.03.96
1   Newcastle United   28               +26   61      
2   Manchester United 29                         +27   60      

16.03.96
1   Manchester United 30                        +27   61      
2   Newcastle United   28                        +26   61      

18.03.96
1   Newcastle United   29                        +29   64      
2   Manchester United 30                        +27   61      

20.03.96
1   Newcastle United    29         +29   64      
2   Manchester United  31         +28   64      

23.03.96
1   Manchester United  31         +28   64      
2   Newcastle United    30         +27   64      

24.03.96
1   Manchester United  32         +29   67      
2   Newcastle United    30         +27   64      

03.04.96
1   Manchester United  32         +29   67      
2   Newcastle United    31         +26   64      

06.04.96
1   Manchester United   33         +30   70      
2   Newcastle United     32         +27   67      

08.04.96
1   Manchester United   34         +31   73      
2   Newcastle United     33         +26   67      

13.04.96
1   Manchester United   35         +29   73      
2   Newcastle United     33         +26   67      

14.04.96

1   Manchester United   35         +29   73      
2   Newcastle United     34         +27   70      

17.04.96
1   Manchester United   36         +30   76      
2   Newcastle United     35         +28   73      

28.04.96
                         
1   Manchester United   37         +35   79      
2   Newcastle United     35         +28   73      

29.04.96
1   Manchester United   37         +35   79      
2   Newcastle United     36         +29   76      

02.05.96
1   Manchester United   37         +35   79      
2   Newcastle United     37         +29   77      

                        
05.05.96
1   Manchester United   38         +38   82      
2   Newcastle United     38         +29   78      

In Keane’s book he says they knew there was no way back for us after their win at SJP, but looking at that we were right there until the point they stuffed Forest 5-0 in their 37th match of the season. The goal difference that gave them was the first time there was any real daylight between us.
After finally getting a clear advantage Fergie went and wound up the Leeds team, although we actually got a rare win away from home against them.  KK then had his rant after the match and it’s gone down in history as a “meltdown”.  It just didn’t happen like that. Ferguson got a reputation as being a “master of the mind games” off the back of that. I’d hardly call it masterful.

After playing Leeds on Monday night we had to play Forest on the Thursday (while Man U put their feet up) and Woan fired in a 75th min equaliser from miles out. There is not a manager in the game today who would not go beserk about player tiredness in that situation. We then went on to play Spurs on the Sunday, and that turned out to be a dead rubber anyway.

In the end they were slightly better than us, and we were also a bit unlucky, but I genuinely don’t think it’s fair on KK to say he bottled it that year, and I’m certainly not one of those who says he can never do any wrong.

Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: HTT on Friday 7 June 2013, 05:51:11 PM
The table when Keegan resigned, we were 4th on 38 points, level with Man Utd.

http://www.statto.com/football/stats/england/premier-league/1996-1997/table/1997-01-11

Look at Wimbledon man!

We had a game in hand over Liverpool and after thrashing Spurs 7-1 and Leeds 3-0 I'm sure we would have went close to the title again, especially if we strengthened in Jan. We had more losses than Man Utd at that point but our form was decent.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: timeEd32 on Friday 7 June 2013, 05:56:14 PM
The years he was here were simply the best i've ever had supporting this club.  We didn't fear anyone.  The football was scintillating, SJP was rocking like i've never heard, we were just f***ing good.

If you weren't supporting then you can't imagine it.  Think of going to eastlands today and not only hoping to win but expecting to.  He inspired a team and a city.  He took us from the depths of relegation to division 3 to within a gnats tadger of the title.  We were invincible, we were Newcastle United.

I'd give my right bollock to have that again.

I actually had a look back at that season as I knew the media version of Keegan having a breakdown after Fergusons mind games and then blowing a 12 point lead is overly simplified bollocks, but it was still all a long time ago now:

Our home form was imperious for the whole season:
WWWWWWWWWWWWWLWWWWD

Away we were consistently average after a gentle run of fixtures at the start where we won the first 4 out of 5:
WWLWWDDDLLWWLDLLLWD

Man U were 12 points behind us before they beat us 2-0 in December. That was the start of a run where they won 15 of their final 19 games. We could match that form at home but KK’s team didn’t ever quite get to that level away from home.

They had 2 class players who had been and done it all at each end of the pitch and I recall they carried them at times:

In the 2nd half of the season Schmichael kept 13 clean sheets, and they won 7 games 1-0. I’ll bet Cantona was the scorer in about 5 of those games as well.

It’s easy to forget how it really panned out in the final couple of months of the season. Heres how it went week by week after that home defeat to that Cantona goal:

04.03.96
1   Newcastle United   28               +26   61      
2   Manchester United 29                         +27   60      

16.03.96
1   Manchester United 30                        +27   61      
2   Newcastle United   28                        +26   61      

18.03.96
1   Newcastle United   29                        +29   64      
2   Manchester United 30                        +27   61      

20.03.96
1   Newcastle United    29         +29   64      
2   Manchester United  31         +28   64      

23.03.96
1   Manchester United  31         +28   64      
2   Newcastle United    30         +27   64      

24.03.96
1   Manchester United  32         +29   67      
2   Newcastle United    30         +27   64      

03.04.96
1   Manchester United  32         +29   67      
2   Newcastle United    31         +26   64      

06.04.96
1   Manchester United   33         +30   70      
2   Newcastle United     32         +27   67      

08.04.96
1   Manchester United   34         +31   73      
2   Newcastle United     33         +26   67      

13.04.96
1   Manchester United   35         +29   73      
2   Newcastle United     33         +26   67      

14.04.96

1   Manchester United   35         +29   73      
2   Newcastle United     34         +27   70      

17.04.96
1   Manchester United   36         +30   76      
2   Newcastle United     35         +28   73      

28.04.96
                         
1   Manchester United   37         +35   79      
2   Newcastle United     35         +28   73      

29.04.96
1   Manchester United   37         +35   79      
2   Newcastle United     36         +29   76      

02.05.96
1   Manchester United   37         +35   79      
2   Newcastle United     37         +29   77      

                        
05.05.96
1   Manchester United   38         +38   82      
2   Newcastle United     38         +29   78      

In Keane’s book he says they knew there was no way back for us after their win at SJP, but looking at that we were right there until the point they stuffed Forest 5-0 in their 37th match of the season. The goal difference that gave them was the first time there was any real daylight between us.
After finally getting a clear advantage Fergie went and wound up the Leeds team, although we actually got a rare win away from home against them.  KK then had his rant after the match and it’s gone down in history as a “meltdown”.  It just didn’t happen like that. Ferguson got a reputation as being a “master of the mind games” off the back of that. I’d hardly call it masterful.

After playing Leeds on Monday night we had to play Forest on the Thursday (while Man U put their feet up) and Woan fired in a 75th min equaliser from miles out. There is not a manager in the game today who would not go beserk about player tiredness in that situation. We then went on to play Spurs on the Sunday, and that turned out to be a dead rubber anyway.

In the end they were slightly better than us, and we were also a bit unlucky, but I genuinely don’t think it’s fair on KK to say he bottled it that year, and I’m certainly not one of those who says he can never do any wrong.

Awesome post. :clap:
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: HTT on Friday 7 June 2013, 05:56:40 PM
Regarding Shearer, he was actually bought for KK that season. No manager was ever going to turn down a player like Shearer being signed. If I remember right, KK was wanting Flowers and Hendry from Blackburn prior to that season.
Title: Re: Kevin Keegan
Post by: HTT on Friday 7 June 2013, 05:58:05 PM
The years he was here were simply the best i've ever had supporting this club.  We didn't fear anyone.  The football was scintillating, SJP was rocking like i've never heard, we were just f***ing good.

If you weren't supporting then you can't imagine it.  Think of going to eastlands today and not only hoping to win but expecting to.  He inspired a team and a city.  He took us from the depths of relegation to division 3 to within a gnats tadger of the title.  We were invincible, we were Newcastle United.

I'd give my right bollock to have that again.

I actually had a look back at that season as I knew the media version of Keegan having a breakdown after Fergusons mind games and then blowing a 12 point lead is overly simplified bollocks, but it was still all a long time ago now:

Our home form was imperious for the whole season:
WWWWWWWWWWWWWLWWWWD

Away we were consistently average after a gentle run of fixtures at the start where we won the first 4 out of 5:
WWLWWDDDLLWWLDLLLWD

Man U were 12 points behind us before they beat us 2-0 in December. That was the start of a run where they won 15 of their final 19 games. We could match that form at home but KK’s team didn’t ever quite get to that level away from home.

They had 2 class players who had been and done it all at each end of the pitch and I recall they carried them at times:

In the 2nd half of the season Schmichael kept 13 clean sheets, and they won 7 games 1-0. I’ll bet Cantona was the scorer in about 5 of those games as well.

It’s easy to forget how it really panned out in the final couple of months of the season. Heres how it went week by week after that home defeat to that Cantona goal:

04.03.96
1   Newcastle United   28               +26   61      
2   Manchester United 29                         +27   60      

16.03.96
1   Manchester United 30                        +27   61      
2   Newcastle United   28                        +26   61      

18.03.96
1   Newcastle United   29                        +29   64      
2   Manchester United 30                        +27   61      

20.03.96
1   Newcastle United    29         +29   64      
2   Manchester United  31         +28   64      

23.03.96
1   Manchester United  31         +28   64      
2   Newcastle United    30         +27   64      

24.03.96
1   Manchester United  32         +29   67      
2   Newcastle United    30         +27   64      

03.04.96
1   Manchester United  32         +29   67      
2   Newcastle United    31         +26   64      

06.04.96
1   Manchester United   33         +30   70      
2   Newcastle United     32         +27   67      

08.04.96
1   Manchester United   34   &n