NUFC fans gather at ground for Keegan protests

HUNDREDS of fans were outside St James’s Park today calling on Kevin Keegan to stay at Newcastle United.

Don't go, Keegan

HUNDREDS of fans were outside St James’s Park today calling on Kevin Keegan to stay at Newcastle United.

There estimated to be up to 1000 supporters outside the ground, calling on the hierarchy to keep King Kev - while some even ventured to his home in Darras Hall, Ponteland, Northumberland.

They unfurled banners saying “Don’t Go KK” and “Ashley Out!”

At St James’s, chants rang out of “Sack the board” and “There’s only one Kevin Keegan” in a show of support for their manager.

Four security guards were manning the doors of the players’ entrance and a barrier was erected outside the railings leading to the main entrance to the Milburn Stand.

No club officials ventured out to explain the situation, much to the annoyance of some fans.

Peter Brown, 45, of Fenham, said: “It’s a disgrace that the fans have been left in the dark. We’re a laughing stock of international football.
“Keegan hasn’t had the chance to do a good job.”

Lilian Saunders, 39, of Blyth, Northumberland, added: “What are they thinking? The board is being confrontational, most people here are quite upset.”

Peter Clarke, 25, of Durham, said: “The club is being run more like a business. If Dennis Wise takes over, I’ll never come to another game ever again.

“I think Keegan has done a great job under the circumstances and I don’t think he should go.”

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