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Kevin Keegan in for Tony Adams?

It is 'said' that 'reports' in a Newcastle paper - The Evening Chronicle - are saying that Kevin Keegan is sounding out Tony Adams as a possible no.2 to him at St James' Park.

Keegan is still on the look out for his right hand man, with it said an appointment will be made soon and his former captain during his spell with England as manager is 'said' to be a favoured target alongside another who worked under him as a player with England and Man City Stuart Pearce - he also served on the coaching staff with him at City.

I cannot see Adams being tempted away to Newcastle to be honest, he wants to be his own manager sooner rather than later so I would not expect him to leave his job here until he does so for a job as an outright manager.

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 29 2008

Time: 10:00AM

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Keegan is unreal. Can't get any good playing personnel to join that bunch of ***** up north so he has to pick off playing staff from other teams. Sounds like a manager who is out of his depth and needs real help.
stillthewhizz
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29/01/2008 10:44:00

I thought that was what Dennis Wise was going up to be? And why on earth would Adams want to join that bunch of losers for anyway when he can be involved in European football with the Blue Army. The TOON comes from Cartoon I presume? which like them, take a lot of time to make, fun to watch, but you can't take to seriously
blarmy
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29/01/2008 11:07:00

I don't even think KK knows what Deennis the Menace is going to be doing in barcode world. Certainly hope TA doesn't go there or anywhere.
storagematt
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29/01/2008 11:36:00

I agree with what you said in your article, Rug, TA has agreed to stay as Arry's number 2 for this season, before going on to manage his own club. But I'm sick of the cartoons trying to plunder Pompey - we should do it back and sign Owen.
tracyc
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29/01/2008 12:22:00

Mark my words, it will all end in tears at Newcastle, sooner than later.
007
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29/01/2008 12:40:00

Tracy Owen is crooked. He's good for about 5 games, two of which he needs to find his form again, and then he's injured again.
stillthewhizz
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29/01/2008 12:58:00

i think you are probably right 007, they cant keep 'approaching' people liek they are, wise has sold out to go to the barcodes, he's taken a 'director of football role', whats that all about? keegan was 'the returning messier' recnetly, but give it a while and they'll be on his back too... adams wont go there even if approached, what would be the benefit?
pompeyrug
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29/01/2008 13:18:00

as far as owen goes i would take him in a heartbeat if he would come to pompey...
pompeyrug
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29/01/2008 13:18:00

Frankly, I don't see why the outcome of Keegan returning to Newcastle will be any different in result from his stint at Man Citeh. It's just a different league from the early 90's, period, and only the exceptional teams can find enough room to produce beautiful to watch attacking football. They don't have the dough, mystique or locale to draw the kind of personnel they need to reproduce the style they showed when he was last there, so the Barcodes are deluding themselves (which they've done pretty much throughout their existence). I still wish him well though, even if I'm not a big toon fan, he was one of my favourite players as a kid.
Toronto4Pompey
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29/01/2008 14:33:00

Why don't Newcastle leave our club alone?
paultsmouth
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29/01/2008 17:10:00

only reason TA would go up there would be to get a different perspective as a manger. Harry has given him the clearest signs that he thinks pompey will do better than newcastle - why would tony think otherwhys?
pompeycarpet
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29/01/2008 18:56:00

Surely Tony is too old to play in the back four at Newcastle? I know that Rozental and Cacapa are rubbish but Tony must be too old even to play for them, however he is still better than Titus, if he goes to the barcodes Harry demand Owen, Martins, Viduka and 7 million or is that a bit excessive?
Owenspompey
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29/01/2008 19:37:00

Oi KEEGAN NO ! ... you may have been an England international and fallen off your bike on the telly whilst dressed as an Hamburger and you may have also been a scummer and got beaten up in your car and had the whole, well most, of the footballing world feel sorry for you and you may have had the honour of being a second rate club second choice for a Manager but you can not and will not approach our club for players or staff anymore .... SLAP
Chix
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29/01/2008 19:51:00

ouch that hurt!
pompeycarpet
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29/01/2008 19:57:00

Chix violence never solved anything!! Slap the scummer again for me please!!
Owenspompey
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29/01/2008 20:01:00

gents i read it was Dennis wise he was after, clearly im missing something
russellm
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29/01/2008 21:11:00

Owens consider it done.... Russ 'the greatest team in the world' already have Wise as Director of Football they want our Tone (and probably his driver as well) as well apparently .. as Keegans, no2 if you please ...
Chix
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29/01/2008 22:33:00

yep wise is going as a 'director of football' which to me seems a farce - so he is still on the look-out for a no.2...
pompeyrug
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29/01/2008 22:47:00

Keegan got a boss, told he was not part of recruitment after a cash request, knocked back by Johnathon Woodgate and then flogged by Arsenal all in about 24 hours. What does he need a number 2 for anyway, all he has to do is coach the first team, job done by lunchtime then once or twice a week put 15 names on a bit of paper and hang it on the wall.
TergeHauge
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30/01/2008 00:33:00

if harry wouldnt go, why would his no.2? if it wasnt for 'arry tony adams would still be unemployed and undiscovered as a football coach. stick with pompey, tony, we are on the up, and you've got enough money to last the rest of ur lifetime, PUP. and surely its a step back for wise? okay theres more moeny, but this is freezing him out of management for x amount of years. hes a great manager, hes taken milwall to fa cup final and europe. hes got swindon promoted, he was going to get leeds promoted even with 15 points deduction. he would have been a good replacement for harry.
jbaker
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30/01/2008 10:55:00

 

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