Kevin Keegan doesn’t think Pardew will get to spend Carroll cash.

I’ve managed to ‘borrow’ some of Kevin Keegan’s interview with Gabby Logan on 5Live earlier this afternoon. I understand that those who happen to not be in the UK have trouble accessing the online BBC features, so I’ve been naughty, nabbed it, and here it is for you all to listen to.



I’ve cut out the irrelevant bits as the interview is about twelve minutes long in it’s entirety and the first ten minutes is spent talking about generic football issues and Keegan’s experiences at other clubs before he moved on to talking about Newcastle.

The general feeling is that Kevin Keegan doesn’t believe that Alan Pardew will see any money from the sale of Andy Carroll to Liverpool on transfer deadline day. Keegan is legend at this club and his opinion is one that is always welcome of course, but is he right on this?

That debate will continue until the summer no doubt and the proof will be in what business the club does before the start of next season. It is a case of sour grapes and bitterness from Keegan though? Or is he about bang on the money?

Time will tell I guess, but what do you think?

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127 thoughts on “Kevin Keegan doesn’t think Pardew will get to spend Carroll cash.

  1. Dave @ 73 – I concur. It boils my piss when people are ignorant to history and actual facts from the people who were there and went through it at time. I’m taking solace from the fact that most people know what I am on about.

    And yes the avatars are bigger 😛

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  2. Munich – Indeed. Money in the game was rare back in them days.

    DJG – Perhaps the heed would have been the biggest, but weren’t they also out of business at that time. You know, disappeared, in the way you say that couldn’t happen…

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  3. toonsy…I don’t think it was scaremongering at the time mate, we WERE in serious cack a couple of times back then.

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  4. As I have said, I love Keegan to pieces but I just don’t think he is doing the club any good with comments like that. He maybe thinks he is signing from the same hymn sheet as the fans and is a fan himself which is fair enough….but comments like this only cause even more unrest to the players.

    Imagine Pards in the dressing room assuring the players (in a room full of Geordies and Scousers) that he can spend money then a Newcastle (and Liverpool) idol is telling the press that Pards will get no money….for me it just makes it more difficult for us to keep morale up and players will become more unsettled.
    We all sympathise with Keegan, we all love him, he doesnt need to lay it on thick, we know how badly he was treated and anyone else wouldnt have come up smelling of roses after suing the club so for me the comments were at a poor time in the clubs season and could have easily not been said to the benefit of everyone. The only person he is attacking is Ashley but you throw a stone in the pond and the ripples affect everything around it.

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  5. Fuk Toonsy change that avatar lad 😆 or make them smaller again. 😀
    Munich I hope you didn’t believe Worky and put that Avatar up just to wind me up mate 😆 😆

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  6. Apparently not Munich. Not according to some anyway. Apparently some rich knight would have realised our potential at a time when there was virtually no money in the game….

    Much like somebody would surely have realised our potential the umpteen times Ashley had us up for sale like…

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  7. Big D…don’t know what you mean mate….?… I seem to have acquired a Gazza like silhouette Avtar…way too much hair for me mukka…

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  8. toonsy there was neebody aboot at the time…..apart from that Sheikh who turned out to be Terry Mac in a BHS bedcloth…or maybe that was a lot earlier…

    Maybe DLG is new to following the toon, you shouldn’t be so hard on him….

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  9. Moreno maybe that will make the Fat Man even more determined to prove KK wrong.
    But what is he to do when he is asked a question in an interview ? he has always been the same he says what he thinks you cant expect him to decline an interview just incase he causes a bit of shit.
    If someone dosn’t sign because of what KK says then I dont think they are the right players for the club 😉

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  10. toonsy
    Posted February 28, 2011 at 9:42 PM

    DJG – Gateshead were gone for years mate, decades in fact. It was more than the brief exile you are suggesting.

    Well they didn’t and still don’t have the pull of NUFC so that ones a non-starter.

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  11. Munich – In that case he should take heed from the people who went through it rather than basing his opinion on no experience of the cold hard facts of the time.

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  12. true Dave, wouldnt want to give the fickle millionairres any incentive not too though!

    My point is, as it originally was, that I just don’t think it helps the club in any way shape or form by coming out and saying things like that, it may be his opinion and its a fair enough opinion but at the same time it’s inconveniently timed.
    And if the fat man changes his entire plans based on a Keegan comment I would also be suprised….not that we’ll ever know that of course

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  13. DJG – Maybe not, but they were an established league side and had been for years. Their support would have been much bigger than what ut was currently. All it takes to confirm that is a quick look at the history books…

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  14. DJG he must have been better in his history class’s but 😆
    Moreno I know what your saying mate 😉 I just think no time is the right time for saying owt as there is always something going on with us 😆 😉

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  15. Toonsy, if you are saying people should go by those who were there and have the facts – shouldn’t we all be listening to everything Keegan has to say, you know, since he managed under Ashley and made Ashley’s team admit they lied constantly?

    Seems a bit contradictory to say he shouldn’t say anything and may not be right, doesn’t it?

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  16. Moreno, KK seems to be the only one who comes out and has a go at MA. I thought MA had everyone quaking in there shoes, but not little Keggy, he piles right in there. To be honest I don’t think his opinion is worth jack, and doesn’t worry MA or the club in the slightest. He can only do his own faded reputation harm…

    Now the KK from the first time round, that’s a different matter, he was and will remain a legend for what he did for the club, and rightly so.

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  17. DJG – Munich knows how old I am. He also knows that I have been going to games now for 22 years and love my football and football history.

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  18. Big D

    I studyed geography instead maybe that explains it then. Either way I can buy a toon encyclopedia just the same as he can. 😉

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  19. FunkyJesus – Did I say he shouldn’t say anything like??? I swear I wrote in the article that as a legend he desrves his say???

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  20. Dave, I am just in a mood about it as there is too many elements of truth and it could be a realistic possibility so I am trying to convince meself KK is wrong and we will spend 🙂

    One thing which hasnt been thought of….if we hadnt sold Carroll and hadn’t recieved 35 million….how much was Ashley planning to spend this summer?
    10-15 million?
    He will probably have not changed any of his plans or will give Pards any more spends than they agreed when Pards signed contract. The 35 million will go into the pocket, he will spend the 15 million he always planned to and people will all believe that 15 million was out of the 35 million chunk. Yes ok, I am maybe over analysing it a little bit and I may be basing this on absolutely no facts or evidence whatsoever, but I reckon people havent really considered the fact that he was going to have to spend money in the summer anyway!

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  21. MM

    Aye it wasn’t on wise owl’s map I had to feel me way aboot. There was just some ancient shamen who said there was a lost civilasation that had existed as a football club but once they got relegated they would never return for a thousand years!

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  22. I think at the end of the day, the Carroll sale has taken a year off the time Ashley will stay. We would have had to survive a season in the Premiership without being relegated to have earned that through TV money, etc. so if we stay up this season (we should) and along with the Carroll sale, we have taken a year off his time here.

    If he ever wants to sell, that is.

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  23. Moreno I think your wasting your time trying to work out what tha Fat Man will do, I dont think he knows what he will do himself.

    Batty sorry for 73 😉

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  24. you know wen man u won the title in 96 they got 37 points oot of there last 14 games ,there best points tottal ever fokkin c unts

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  25. Batty have you got any old kippers about as DJG needs a good old fashioned slap about the heed with a kipper if you dont give Richie a shout I think he has some knocking about the fridge

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  26. Big D

    You can slap me with a kipper if you like. I’ll get you some coffee and smelling salts, so ya’s can wake up from your outdated dreams aboot KK. 😮

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