Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Kevin Keegan for Newcastle (vs Queens Park Rangers), 28 August 1982
I see that Kevin Keegan's Soccer Circus ("A unique and exciting visitor attraction for the whole family...[aiming to] engage visitors in a series of fun challenges culminating in an incredible final game, kicking footballs in a fully automated, fully themed football shooting range.") is opening a new branch just south of the border then.
I think the Newcastle Utd official website puts it best:
"Breaking News: King Kev To Make Toon Return
Geordie messiah Keegan to be unveiled as new United manager."
Messiah, no less. No excitement or expectation there then.
Would they be getting so excited if Gerrard Houllier had been named? I don't think so.
If Alan Shearer is named as his assistant, I don't think there will be a dry eye in the house.
Brilliant news for the general entertainment value of the Premier League.... the quality of post-match interviews with the manager will definitely improve anyway.