Since his second coming to Newcastle in January 2008, Kevin Keegan has seen the up and down of his current squad. From eliminating the frictions with Michael Owen, opinions about who's come and go until his recently controversal speech but the truth reality about the English Premier League.
I have collected some of his quotes that I feel would worth to read again and the links to the actual article where the quotes come from.
“I think Joey can be really pleased with his performances and the wayhe has handled a tough situation.Only those close to him know how tough it has been. It's of his own…” Keegan comment on Joey Barton situation.
May 20, 2008 – This is London
“I haven't heard anything from Arsenal but I want to keep all my players and add to them if I can,” said Keegan on Arsenal's interest to sign Obafemi Martins.
May 15, 2008 – guardian.co.uk
“For me, I have really enjoyed coming back to the club I love. I am surprised how it has moved on. It's fantastic, the training ground, you can see money being spent on new pitches because the investment was not put in last year,” Keegan luv it to come back to Newcastle.
May 9, 2008 – Journal Live
“I am not scared of saying what I think the situation is, and I won’t change that. Part of my job as manager of Newcastle United is to tell fans what’s happening at their club.” Keegan said about the meeting with club owner.
May 9, 2008 – Magpies Zone
“I don't know what is here, if I am honest. That's not a problem. You really need to be talking to Chris Mort or Dennis Wise about the finances. My job is to ask Tony Jimenez to go and get players.” Keegan about who will be his next target this summer.
May 6, 2008 – Times Online
“We wanted to keep Rammy (Ramage), but he wants to play regular football, and I couldn't guarantee that here,” Keegan told the club Web site (www.nufc.co.uk).
May 6, 2008 – Reuters UK
“The top four have broken away. I can say we will be trying to get fifth and win the other league that is going on in the Premiership. We should make a fist of it next season, provided the owner backs me – which there is no proof of yet” Keegan tells his expectation from the club owner.
May 5, 2008 – Independent
“He is different to the Michael Owen of old and he is suited to a different role. He has been asked different questions and the answers he is coming up with are world-class. In the position he's playing in for us, nobody in the world could…” Keegan praise Michael Owen
May 3, 2008 – Times Online
“I was thrown in a little bit at the deep end when I took the job, so I am ready for a break, to be honest with you. But had the last six or seven games been at the start of the season, we would have been up at the top of the Premier League…” Keegan sees Newcastle United with his eyes wide open.
May 3, 2008 – FOXSports.com
“I'd played for this club, I'd managed it before, I'd played here when it was quite successful and the only thing we could do was get out of the division below and we did that. And I'd managed it and we went from the division below” Keegan opinion about the club.
Apr 30, 2008 – The Northern Echo
“What I didn't know was what players I had today. I knew the names, but not what character they'd got and I knew all the top teams, but it was the other ones we were going to be playing – I didn't know all the players, I'll be honest with you, and I was…” Keegan thoughts about Newcastle players.
Apr 29, 2008 – Times Online