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King Kev’s Back

By David Herman  

Lovers of the beautiful game are thrilled. Bare-chested Newcastle fans are ecstatic. Mike Ashley, Newcastle’s billionaire owner, is relieved. So, as that great sportsman George Costanza would say, what’s not to like?

Kevin Keegan was one of the all-time great Championship managers. He took three clubs into the Premiership. When Newcastle were promoted they scored nearly 100 goals and with 96 points. The only snag is that once there he never won anything. In his glory days at Newcastle in the mid-1990s, he is best remembered for losing — 4-3 to Liverpool, losing a 12-point lead to Manchester United in…

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