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Keegan – Giving It Your Best Shot Isn’t Always Quite Enough

8 years ago

Kevin Keegan has spoken candidly on his Newcastle United side’s ill-fated title challenge of 1996.

Keegan claims the main factor behind Manchester United beating his Magpies to the post was greater experience.

They’d won it several times before. They had staff who knew how to win the League and they had an experienced manager. They had players who knew how to get over the line.

When you are taking all of that on and you lack just one little thing, you fail, you don’t get over the line. That’s what happened to us.”

The ex-Magpies manager has previously stated the belief that the shape of the footballing world would have changed forever, had his side managed to win the title.

Keegan has claimed that challenging clubs would have had to play football in the same manner as his Entertainers side to wrest the title from them, rather than grinding out results.


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