Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Football: Jones Is a Real Find for the Cats

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Football: Jones Is a Real Find for the Cats

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Byline: PETER BEARDSLEY

I SEE lots of similarities between Sunderland with Roy Keane as manager and Newcastle United under Kevin Keegan, without a doubt. The fan base is massive and if they get a successful team they will get the support.

There is a special atmosphere at the Stadium of Light, a feeling that something exciting is happening and that's the same as it was when KK was at United. Like Kevin, Roy has clear ideas about what he wants to happen and he makes that happen, he has strong principles and he demands the respect of the players to make sure he gets those principles in place.

Because they went up last season on the back of such a wonderful run, that confidence carried over this season, but it also brings its own problems.

It's like when Kevin was at Newcastle. He used a certain group of players to get promoted and then he gradually improved the squad with new ones once they were in the top flight. …

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