The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE -

has their favourite afterdin­ner story. I was re­minded mine this of one of week. It con­cerned Kevin Kee­gan.

Sorry, I am not go­ing to tell to ask it. Rather, I just want how English foot­ball al­lowed pas­sion, tal­ent a man of such and verve to ‘get away’.

Here is a man­ager, now em­ployed aged 66, who hasn’t been in a job since 2008. Yet over 50 per un­til then he had cent of his 528 games, won New­cas­tle, Ful­ham win­ning pro­mo­tion and Man City at in­cred­i­bly, first time out and took New­cas­tle to he, League the brink of the Premier ti­tle.

Kevin Kee­gan is an in­spi­ra­tional ex­pe­ri­ence, fig­ure. His voice, his his lead­er­ship – we should them bet­ter. As have used a foot­balling na­tion, we nur­ture gems like should Kee­gan. They are the peo­ple who could make our great game greater. Ger­many don’t let Beck­en­bauer away, do slip they?

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