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Watson And Waddle On Keegan

Watson And Waddle On Keegan

The amazing news that Kevin Keegan is back at Newcastle United attracted positive comments from two Geordies we know very well.

Interviewed by the BBC, Wednesday's Steve Watson reflected on Kevin's appointment:

'I'm a little bit surprised, but obviously delighted, as a Newcastle fan. I think he's one of the few managers that can stir the fans up straight away. If you asked 99% of the fans he would be the name on everyone's lips. The football that was played under him at Newcastle was the best for many a year and the fans will just be hopeful that something like that can return again.'

When asked if he thought Keegan could replicate his earlier success, Steve said 'It's a completely different club now.. and it's pretty much start from scratch for him. He will be a manager that the players take to straight away.. you only need to look and listen to for 10 minutes and he gets you buzzing and you want to go out and play for him. Hopefully he'll have an immediate impact.'

Owls and Magpies legend Chris Waddle said: 'It is a little bit unbelievable (only a little bit, Chris? - Ed.).. I played with Kevin as a player, he was very enthusiastic, very passionate about the game, and you had to think and play the same way, and if you didn't he'd let you know it.

When he went there as a manager.. he realised what the fans wanted: exciting, entertaining football. He gave them that: he signed some wonderful players at St James' Park and it was really a rollercoaster for five years. They should have won the league, but lost a 12 point lead over Man United. Got to a couple of finals, didn't win any silverware..'

Waddle continued 'It's an interesting time for him to come back, but it's very flat, St James' Park at the minute, there's not a lot of buzz about the place. The last couple of years has been stale and they want exciting football. That's how they were brought up and that's what they want to see.

I'm sure there'll be activity in the transfer market.. the team is a million miles away for the top four, it'll take them time, hopefully they can get a result tonight in the Cup to give them a run.

It'll be a lot harder now than it was previously to attract the players but if there's anyone that can do it, it's Kevin. Alan Shearer and Kevin would be the dream team for Geordie fans.. I wouldn't be surprised if Alan's sitting next to him in the dugout.. Terry MacDermott's already there, who worked with him last time, but there'll be a lot of changes, not just on the playing side.'

One thing's for certain.. there'll be a whole lot of football fans out there looking forward to Keegan renewing his duel with Sir Alex Ferguson, and rubbing their hands in glee at the drama that may unfold. Whatever you say about Kevin Keegan, he's a character and a draw-card, and the game needs more of those.

Writer:Auckland Owl
Date:Thursday January 17 2008
Time: 10:00AM

Comments

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He's one of the few managers what will get the best out of the players up at Newcastle and the fans love him. Still shocked that he has gone back as he did say that he would never go back as manager!
will it ever happen
17/01/2008 11:14:00
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the fans still love him, so he will get a longer chance than big sam even if he looses every game for the first few months. Can't see him taking them anywhere
Walkley
17/01/2008 11:34:00
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Shearer as No2?!
whites11
17/01/2008 12:53:00
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ID LOVE IT if as it will end in tears. he will walk out again theres nothing so sure
mick66owl
17/01/2008 13:37:00
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Shearer must be the most likely number 2, surely that the only reason that they have brought him back. he will get them relegated and them hand them over to Shearer
Walkley
17/01/2008 17:09:00
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in bigger news, havant to liverpool!!!
pompeycarpet
17/01/2008 18:13:00
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I remember going to Maine Road a few years back to watch Wednesday play Man City and in Keegan's programme notes he said that he supported us when he was growing up in Donny as a kid! Now i would love it... love it if ever got the managers job at S6! Imagine the excitement! 5-4 every week!
johnnywalker69
17/01/2008 19:10:00
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wahay he lived round corner from me :D i can see his old gaf from me bedroom window :D good old balby (in donny)
smiggyswfc
17/01/2008 19:16:00
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