Football Is Different To When Keegan Was Last Manager?

January 24 13:54 2008 Print This Article

And the terms of he'll never succeed because he doesn't understand it was bollocks, great big bollocks. Now, take if you will, Keegan's last side – the one who beat Spurs 7-1 and imagine them playing the current Liverpool team. Who do you think would win that match?

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Of course, those players are now history, but Keegan isn't. He's our manager. Football was and still is a game where 11 play 11 and attempt to win through outmastering the opposition with better skill and endeavour. That hasn't changed.

What has changed?

The players may be better cinditioned, but I doubt that the difference in fitness is that much different. For instance, how do you think Les Ferdinand then would compare to Mark Viduka now? I think we all know the answer to that.

And skill? Do you think that Joe Cole, for example, is much more skillful than Peter Beardsley or David Ginola? Of course to bollocks he's not. It's preposterous to even suggest it really!

So, what has changed?

Teams are meant to be full of better players further down the league, but are they? Could this not simply be a trick of the mind?

No, this ‘the league is so different now Keegan will never stand a chance' mantra is quite simply mythical arse talk. Football played with skill and effort will always win. It hasn't changed. Keegan understands that.

Who is promoting this myth? It needs binning and fast, do you disagree?

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  1. Nenad in Belgrade
    January 25, 07:38 #1 Nenad in Belgrade

    I believe that some of the aspects of the game have changed, such as media coverage, with millions of text messages and messages on message boards around the world and around the clock, with many people who know shit about what this game is about feeling fit to talk bollocks.

    And the playes get way more money than they deserve, and the clubs are trowing millions around like confetti.

    But what hasn’t changed is what really matters. Still a clever played one-two will leave any defender on the back foot, and still 11 players playing with passion and a manager who has vision can make a team play football and beat other teams who have some mediocre body-builders and sprinters for players. Leroy Lita? Chris Samba? Nicky Hunt? Chris Riggot? What a laugh! Any team playing a game at least resambling to the game KK played before at NUFC will outplay 14-15 of the prem teams EASILY.

    If you get defenders to read game rather than trying to run after attakers as dogs, midfielders able to keep the ball, turn, look up, and pass it on, wingers who can cross and strikers who can jump and shoot, there is no reason why you can’t go out and try and beat any opponent. So, cmon KK, let’s play football and show the tossers on sky and bbc that yes, it actually isn’t hard when you have a footballing brain and a whole city behind you.

    Greets from Serbia!

  2. shearyadi
    January 25, 07:56 #2 shearyadi

    Very nice one Nenad! KK will shows to those who doubt him what the “real football” is all about.

  3. graham lea
    January 30, 04:47 #3 graham lea

    I hope newcastle do well with kevin keegan,but if they don’t start winning soon they will all be in deep do do .

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