More Swagger Than Flynn?

24 Jun

Being that it’s World Cup time, here’s the story of Kevin Keegan and his Newcastle United Football Club – the team that said to have “more swagger than Errol Flynn”.

“King Kev” Keegan and Newcastle.United

“Kevin Keegan and Newcastle United football club were a marriage made in heaven in the mid-1990s. Magpies fans and the club generally craved attacking football and in Keegan they had a man to give it to them. Indeed, Keegan’s Newcastle had more swagger than Errol Flynn crashing through a window on a rope, sliding down a banister and sword-fencing his way past half-a-dozen armed guards to rescue a damsel in distress.”

More on King Kevin Keegan:

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— Gentleman Tim


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  1. shangheinz

    June 25, 2018 at 4:16 pm


    Superstryker Tim, you just made my day with this liverpoodlian post. Seeing Kevin Keegan play when I was a young lad is a very fond memory of mine. The mighty mouse in his hayday was a force of nature very much like Errol. There however is another football player refering hisself to Flynn with another funny quote: ‘Whenever I felt a bit off colour, I’d go and sit next to John Robertson – then I looked like Errol Flynn’- Brian Clough

    • Gentleman Tim

      June 25, 2018 at 9:25 pm

      I think I know what you’re saying, soccerheinz. Like one might have scoused down on the Mersey, Mighty Mouse was the toppermost of the soccermost, always giving his legion of fans a lot of kicks, including with his winning hit song, Head Over Heels in Love:


  2. Gentleman Tim

    June 25, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    Clough wowed ’em with at least a couple of outstanding notable quotes involving Sherwood Errol, sirnottingheinz.

    Firstly, he suggested that his sitting next to his spectacularly-talented teammate, John Robertson, made him look like Errol Flynn:

    “John Robertson was a very unattractive young man. If one day I was feeling a bit off colour, I would sit next to him. I was bloody Errol Flynn compared to him. But give him a yard of grass and he was an artist. The Picasso of our game.”

    Then, he alleged legendary “Big Mal” Malcolm Allison, of being:

    “the Errol Flynn of football … too handsome for his own good”.

    Guess which one this is, Robertson or Allison?


    Here’s a marvelous Miracle of Nottingham Forest movie trailer!…

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