Mickey Owen thinks that Kevin Keegan destroys his confidence

Although what seemed to be the entire population of Newcastle seemed to be rejoicing today at the return of Kevin Keegan, there was a little corner of the city that wasn’t so chuffed. The diary entry autobiography of little Mickey Owen slams Keegan for undermining him and destroying his confidence. Owen ‘writes’:

“He seemed the complete package.

“But if it was for some players, it wasn’t for me. I assume the manager had conveyed to his staff what he thought of me and plainly it wasn’t complimentary.

“I felt I was being singled out, he needed a scapegoat. As soon as he said one negative thing about me it became a habit.

“I used to go into games believing the opposition was scared of me. That belief evaporated at times under Keegan.”


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