England Legend Kevin Keegan Cheers on The Hampstead

Kevin Keegan wishes Hampstead luck for the season ahead


As a player he was twice crowned European Footballer of The Year, and won pretty much every club competition going including the English League 3 times, the F.A. Cup, the European Cup, the UEFA cup twice and even the Bundesliga.

As a manager Kevin Keegan created one of the most beautiful attacking teams of our generation, turning Newcastle United from sleeping giants, into a thrilling 1-touch passing team that famously became known by all as The Entertainers.

King Kevin as Newcastle Manager
Keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeegan in the magical Black and White

Hampstead's manager JB sat in Newcastle's famous Milburn Stand during those Keegan years, as his boyhood idol led The Toon to within a hair's breadth of the Premiere League title. "The first live game of football I ever saw was Kevin's testimonial when he left in a helicopter. From that moment I was hooked. Still one of the best moments of my life was those few seconds after the ball left Phillipe Albert's boot and you realised that it had chipped Schmeichel to make it Newcastle 5-v-0 Manchester Utd. That was Kevin's Entertainers epitomised"

"As a manager, Keegan lead though inspiration and motivation, and above all, instilled the feeling that the team he put out would undoubtedly score more goals than their opposition, through fast paced, dynamic, one-touch passing, and unrepentant attacking passion. I try to emulate exactly the same philosophies here at Hampstead in our own little way."

"95 goals in 28 games last season isn't a bad attempt!".