Newcastle Fans: It's Not the End of the World, Even We Have to Go Down

Eddy ShearyadiCorrespondent IMarch 2, 2008

Yesterday was another sad result for all of us Newcastle fans. We really don't deserve the loss if we look at how we've been playing.

But, as Newcastle Manager Kevin Keegan said in the match interview, this is football and sometimes things go wrong and you're not lucky enough to be on the side who wins the game.

Frankly, I had tears in my eyes after the final whistle and prepared myself for the worst thing next season: a year in the first division.

Keegan said that Newcastle's eagerness to get a late winner when they had the corner yesterday may have cost them the heartbreaking last-minute defeat against the Rovers.

"It was genuineness in trying to win a game that caught us out. And while we are disappointed, we don't want to be too hard on them," Keegan said. "When you lose a game you know you should have won, it's very disappointing—but we will pick them up and turn them around."

Today, Newcastle chairman Chris Mort confirmed to Sportsweek Program that Keegan still has full support from the United Board in doing a difficult job. Mort said KK wasn't brought in because Newcastle was doing well.

Mort also claimed that the story in the Daily Mail about how Hughton was signed without Keegan's knowledge was complete rubbish. The fact is, Keegan actually initiated the appointment and was the first to contact Hughton about the recruitment.

Later on, Mort noted that club owner Mike Ashley has no intentions to sell the club which he bought last summer from the previous chairman. People have called, asking if he has an interest in selling it,  and he says no every time.  Ashley is happy to be the owner of Newcastle and he is not encouraging Mort to sell.

The club chairman understands that Keegan wants more depth in squad. He said that Keegan and his staff will continue identifying potential players, but until the summer, they are not going to talk about who they will be bringing in.

KK is enjoying Newcastle and once the football turns around, the supporters will also be enjoying it.