Kevin Keegan today wildly lashed out at his critics like a Toon King Lear, and you have to be sorry for the man. Since he has taken over he has been bashed left right and centre, and yet he continues on with his ‘plans’ for Newcastle taking more hits than Rocky Balboa.
One of the main pieces of information that the press used to string KK up with was the fact that after he took the Toon hotseat he admitted that he hadn’t seen a live game since 2005 – and after months of press chortling about this KK has hit back:
“I don’t think being out of the game has had an effect. Yet until we win a game, people can fire anything at you.
“You should do a survey among managers who go to live games. Ask Arsene Wenger how many live games he watches. It would be interesting. I don’t know but I watched an awful lot of TV.
“I knew all about the players here obviously, I knew all about the players at Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal.
“There are the odd one or two — Wigan and places like that — when you do your homework a little bit more.There is no lack of knowledge and I have tremendous knowledge around me as well so I don’t think it matters.”
With fellow basement scrappers Fulham playing the Toon today, Kev has a great chance to get the press off his back and get his hands on the Holy Grail of three points.