Blonde bombshell Alan Smith reckons that returning King Kev will turn Newcastle into the legend that they once were…So watch this space for an awe inspiring cavalier team, that attacks with style and panache, storms up the league, and then blows the whole thing just before the finish line.
Smith, 27, claimed:
“It hasn’t been a good season so far and the rest of it now has to be a steady build-up.
“But we’ve got a new lease of life now and everybody’s a million per cent behind the new gaffer.
“We’ve got a good squad of good players – now we’ve got to go out there and prove it.”
Smith, who reckons that support for Keegan in Newcastle is so intense that is warps the fabric of the universe and mathematics (a million per cent!?) , added:
“I’ve never seen a reaction to a new manager like the one I saw on Wednesday among the fans and it makes you realise what Kevin means to the Geordies.
“Kevin’s arrival has given the players, the fans and everyone connected to the club a massive lift.
“I was just a young lad at Leeds when Kevin was taking Newcastle to great things in the 90s but I remember that Newcastle were always everybody’s second team in those days because of the great football they played.
“Everybody wanted them to do well and everybody loved watching them.
“I’ll always be grateful to Kevin, too, because he brought me into a full England squad for the first time when he was in charge of the national side.
“I was in the Under-21 squad but Kevin pulled me out of that to take me with the senior side to France and although I sat on the bench in that game it was my first taste of the full England squad.”
Can Smith be serious? Does he really expect King Kev to bring back the good times to St James’ or is he just bloody chuffed that he might not be played as a midfield water-carrier anymore?