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Newcastle An Unexpected Return

After Years Of Poor Unstable Management The Toon Army Are On The Rise
Started on 17 May 2014 by AdamFinchale
Latest Reply on 18 May 2014 by AdamFinchale
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Why Newcastle?

Well, partly because I have been have fan since the great days of king kev, but also because Newcastle was the first save I tried on FM14, and I feel that re-visiting the club before FM15 would only be appropriate.

Who Am I Playing As?

Kevin Keegan: A Newcastle legend and fan favourite, Keegan spent 2 years playing at United between 1982 and 1984. Keegan also had 2 spells as manager of Newcastle the first spell in charge was between 1992-97 helping newcastle steer clear of relegation in league 2 and taking them to new heights in the premier league and the second spell in charge was only for 1 year in 2008 which he sadly left after decisions were taken out of his hands by Director of Football Dennis Wise and a falling out with Mike Ashley leaving the fans in tears.
I live in Newcastle and remember the protests when he left so looks a good story.

P.S. you've put Ardilles had 2 spells in charge of Newcastle rather than Keegan
2014-05-17 21:59#175235 cfcmarkt : I live in Newcastle and remember the protests when he left so looks a good story.

P.S. you've put Ardilles had 2 spells in charge of Newcastle rather than Keegan

yeh just realisted cheers
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7 yearsEdited

Keegan : I'm Glad To Be Back!!

Newcastle United today called a press conference to unveil Kevin Keegan as their new manager, after the departure of Alan Pardew who is looking to stay in England for a next team, with reported interest from both West Brom and Norwich, after he lead Newcastle to a top 10 finish last season.

Keegan answered questions from various sports news providers, including Sky Sports, BBC Sport, The Sun, The Gazette and The Chronicle.


KK: Kevin Keegan
SSN: Sky Sports News
BBC: BBC Sports
TS: The Sun
TG: The Gazette
TC: The Chronicle

SSN: “Hi there Kev; How does it feel to be back at St James' Park, on a permanent basis?”
KK: “It’s a great feeling; i’m excited to get started in training and return this club to where it rightly belongs.”

SSN: “And how do you feel about working with Mike Ashley again?”
KK: “It's best we stay out of each others way which is why I will be looking to bring in a Director of Football which I can trust in, to fill the gap in communication between us.”

BBC: “Hi Kevin, Phil McNulty here from BBC News: Can you shed any light on any areas of your squad you’re going to be looking to strengthen?”
KK: “Sorry Phil, that’s not something i’m going to discuss in a press conference right now, or at any point in the future; All I will say is I will only sign players worthy of the shirt.”

BBC: “That’s fair enough; what do you make of the young talent within the squad? Will we be seeing any of them in the starting line-up in the near future?”
KK: “Again, my squad selections aren’t something i’m going to discuss; each side will be selected based on the opponent we are playing, and who is fit, performing well in training and impressing me; they will not be chosen based on merit or media pressure.”

TS: “I don’t suppose you’d be willing to discuss how your team will be playing this season?”
KK: “Well, this i’m more prepared to discuss - My team will be focussing on keeping the ball, and playing exciting attacking football. The more of the ball we see, the less chances the opposition will create.”

TG: “Do you not sense a risk in that strategy if perhaps opposition players press you high up the pitch?”
KK: “Of course not as this is the way we will go about things and if you fear a team it's a bad foot to start off on as football is not a game in which a team or their manager can be fearful, we must be dynamic and prepared for every game, to counter the specific threats posed by our opponents.”

TC: “What’s your prediction for this season? And Indeed what have the board asked of you?”
KK: “The board have asked me to ensure the club qualify for continental football in the coming seasons, which I think is well within our capabilities. Personally, I think Manchester City and Chelsea will be the sides to watch this season, although Liverpool could spring some surprises.”

With that, the Press Officer wrapped up the press conference, and the Newcastle fans were taking to twitter to voice their approval of their new man, you can even hearing people chanting from Shearer's bar the famous song that is Walking in a Keegan Wonderland
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7 yearsEdited

Rio Looking For A New Challenge

Former Man United Captain and Leeds Defender Rio Ferdinand is reportedly seeking a new challenge, after leaving Man Utd with the World Cup approaching, getting into competitive football is a must, and therefore, in Ferdinand's eyes, limiting the chances of him going to the states which the bookies had at high odds.

Speaking to Talk Sport, Ferdinand let slip that he would consider a move to the contenant in order to fulfill his international aspirations:

"Of course Manchester will always have a special place in my heart, but I feel like I need to move for the good of my own career; With the World Cup approaching, I need to be able to push for a place in the squad if I decide to come out of International retirement"

Several teams are reported to be interested in Ferdinand, including Hull - who seek a top quality centre back - and Italian side Inter Milan, who are competing in Europe this season, and who would provide Ferdinand with a platform to display his abilities.

However, it is still early in the transfer window, and Ferdinand is sure to be careful about his choice of club, as the bench is not the ideal place for a player seeking to add to his 81 international caps.
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7 yearsEdited

Mass Departure Of Backroom Staff

The first thing Kevin Keegan has done as our manager is to sack those members of staff who he believes don't bring enough to the team.

Amongst those losing there jobs are:

Academy Manager, David Watson who is likely to be replaced by Steve Stone who is currently working as a coach within the first team.

Head of Youth Development, Joe Joyce who he didn't believe had brought through the quality of young players this club should be developing.

Goalkeeping Coach, Andy Woodman who just doesn't have the quality to cut it in the top leagues.

Fitness Coach, Faye Downey who just can't seem to get the players upto top notch match fitness and form.

and who famously has had tweets in the past from fans being sarcastic

Scout and former Northampton manager, Ian Sampson who cares more about the health side of things than finding those stars worthy of the teams colours.

The other casualties are as follows:

Youth Goalkeeping Coach, Chris Terpcou
Youth Fitness Coaches, Rich Akenhead and Jack Ade
Fitness Coaches, Chris Wilding and Simon Tweddle
Youth Coaches, Liam Bramley and Kevin Richardson
Physio, Michael Harding
Youth Physios, Carl Nelson and Sean Beech
Scouts, Steve Nickson and Norman Wooster

Speaking in an interview with Kevin he stated "I would like to thank all of these people for what they have done in the past for us but things under me are going to be alot different starting with top quality staff to assist myself and John"

The people keeping there jobs are:

Assistant Manager, John Carver

Development Manager and close friend to Kevin himself, Peter Beardsley

Head Physio, Derek Wright

Chief Scout, the man himself Graham Carr

and last but by no means least hopefully our new Youth Manager and Local lad Stevie Stone

Keegan also stated "don't worry we are currently in talks with replacements for these people.

The replacements who are known to be talking to Newcastle are

Former Newcastle Fitness Coach and Toronto Manager, Paul Winsper

The former West Ham player and Czech Legend Himself, Ludek Miklosko

One of the greatest ever Head of Youth's who help develop many young stars at Blackburn, Phil Cannon

Former Tranmere manager, Les Parry who will be helping out our head physio

and last but by no means least the man who will be the communicator between myself and Mike former Wolfsburg Manager, Ralf Rangnick

the parting words from Kev were "don't worry if that seems bare as we are still looking far and wide for top quality coaches, scouts and physios to help us challenge for silverwear and we will keep the fans updated with any developments.
please tell me if people are enjoying my story and i will keep it going if not i will propably leave it there
keep going mate, I really want to see how you do with Newcastle.
Keep it going mate, I'm reading.
A good start. Keep it up.
don't worry guys i will keep this story going then please bare with me as im running a Man U one alongside this one thanks

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