Paul Ince Feels Sorry For Newcastle Players


Newcastle seemed as though the game was lost at half time, but a pep talk from new interim manager Joe Kinnear had them fighting hard during the final 45 minutes, and they were unlucky in the end not to get a point.

Paul Ince – feels sorry for Newcastle players

Ince had been reported as a potential Newcastle manager before Joe Kinnear was appointed as interim boss on Friday, and Paul has made an excellent start to his career at Blackburn this season.

After seeing his Blackburn side get all three points ahgainst an injury hit Newcastle side, Ince admitted he felt some sympathy for his opponents but he was also happy with the display given by his own side.

Paul told the press:

“It was important in the last 48 hours that we shut that out and concentrated on what Blackburn Rovers is all about rather than feeling sorry for Newcastle:

“Also, it was a case of who got the first goal. As soon as we got the first goal I felt at ease because I knew the crowd would get on their backs.”

“It’s not the [Newcastle] players’ fault. They are trying, they are trying really, really hard and I feel sorry for them.

“But at the end of the day, as soon as we got the first goal, I thought we were comfortable.”

There’s no doubt Newcastle has been like a circus since Kevin Keegan left 3 weeks ago, and it’s more than ironic that Joe Kinnear is serving a two match ban for calling an official during his time at Nottingham Forest, Coco the Clown. 😀

But it’s time the Newcastle palyers and everybody else at the club – which is just the coaches and the players since the Board seems to have disappeared – that we do not feel sorry for ourselves and get behind the players, as we once again drive towards safety in the league.

The time is over for boycotts and the like, and the crowd of only 44,000 today was disappointing, but it’s now time for Newcastle fans to show they are the best in the country by getting firmly behind Joe Kinnear and the players.

Certainly the second half display today was the best from our lads for many games, and showed the crowd are firmly behind the team, and that Joe can have an immediate impact at the club.

It’s time to move on and move forward again, after the latest nightmare.



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139 comments so far

  • dubsea

    Sep 27, 2008 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #1

    as shearer just said on MOTD it looks like some players don’t want the ball and thats unforgiveable…this is not the time for feeling sorry for ourselves…its time to fight through this difficult period or the consequences will prove disasterous.

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  • k k forever

    Sep 27, 2008 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #2

    DUBSEA THE FANS HAVE GOT TO GET BEHIND THEM ST JAMES IS NOT LIKE IT USED TO BE MATE

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  • Ganiyu

    Sep 27, 2008 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #3

    Bad even the bloggers are boycotting the site.

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  • Ganiyu

    Sep 27, 2008 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #4

    K k forever-are u good in soccer predictions?

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  • Xsico golden boot

    Sep 27, 2008 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #5

    I wish shearer was coming back he has so much passion and knowledge for football he would also kick some of the players in there up the backside

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  • Spyro - Taylor is garbage

    Sep 27, 2008 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #6

    PLayers that need to leave for one reason or another

    Butt
    Geremi
    Viduka
    Taylor
    Duff
    Ameobi

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  • Ganiyu

    Sep 27, 2008 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #7

    I totally agree with u spyro duff and butt dont deserve to be a first team player in the Nufc reserves

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  • TOONPIPES

    Sep 27, 2008 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #8

    aye spyro your list is fair ….

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  • TOONPIPES

    Sep 27, 2008 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #9

    altho it seems duff is makin a bit of an effort

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  • dubsea

    Sep 27, 2008 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #10

    its difficult to accept what has happened at NUFC recently…especially when you contrast the optimism that was felt after the carling cup victory over coventry…it is painful being a NUFC fan…but despite all this we remain loyal…and we should be to the team

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  • TOONPIPES

    Sep 27, 2008 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #11

    we need barto back in there .. colli has go tto settle down .. ahh f cuk it, i was going to try qnd male some positivre comment but until we ave a manger who these lot respect they are just goin to play disjointed and un-professional football .. i mean haslf of them arent even doing the baics.. total huff

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  • Xsico golden boot

    Sep 27, 2008 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #12

    I agree accept Taylor I am sorry spyro but I just think the lad needs some proper coaching and dropped for a while he has always been dropped in from a great height in a shite team put him in a good defence and you would see a different taylor we also need some good coaches.

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Sep 27, 2008 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #13

    I would agree with that comment spyro (6)

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  • TOONPIPES

    Sep 27, 2008 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #14

    im never goin to forgive KK for this … anyay, cant make me mind up about Taylor .. i mean perhas we jus have to wait until hes a bit older, you know how defender mature a little later cos he is captain of the u21’s so by rights and according to the top coaches in the country he is good for his age, so a bit older and he’ll be sweet .. and then sometimes i jus think nah .. not good enuff …

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  • ziad

    Sep 27, 2008 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #15

    Duff is coming good imo Xisco showed some spirit .
    i hope Nzog didnt pick up an injury !
    we desperately need players back asap!!!
    Oh yea and colo cacapa and taylor were terrible first half.

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Sep 27, 2008 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #16

    its been said on SSN and also its in the notw!

    NEWCASTLE GO BOK TO THE FUTURE
    South Africans in £350 million bid!!!

    MIKE ASHLEY’S reign at Newcastle could be over within five weeks after a South African consortium emerged as favourites for a Tyneside takeover.
    The group would pay £350million to oust Ashley.

    Amazingly the billionaire could even benefit from an auction after a Nigerian consortium launched their own bid on Friday.

    But the British-based South Africans are confident they are in pole position with their track record of reviving ailing global brands.

    A spokesman said: “We are serious about Newcastle, we believe they are an iconic institution who deserve to be run professionally.”

    The five-man South African consortium has drawn up legal papers and has contacted brokers Seymour Pierce — the firm Ashley has put in charge of selling the Tyneside club.

    Ashley was absent at St James’ Park as his side slumped to yet another devastating defeat – 2-1 to Blackburn – their fifth in succession.

    And now it could be just weeks before he and the rest of Newcastle’s hapless hierarchy is gone for good.

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  • Xsico golden boot

    Sep 27, 2008 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #17

    Toonpipes we definitely need Barton back how many more games is it another two he would give us that bite in the middle also butt cannot play week in week out

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  • TOONPIPES

    Sep 27, 2008 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #18

    HPS .. hows it goin . . ? . . i saw somethin on SSN earlier sayin whoever is bidding at top end of 300 million but i missed who they were talkin about .. .anyone know who it was, please dont tell me the nigerians are still banging on about buying us please NO THANKS

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  • TOONPIPES

    Sep 27, 2008 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #19

    That is MENTAL i just typed a comment to HPS asking about who had bid and he pasted that comment from SSN – weird!!

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  • Spyro - Taylor is garbage

    Sep 27, 2008 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #20

    Even when Duff makes an effort he still struggles to beat his man, he is far too one footed and predictable. Not to mention he has lost his greatest assets, his goal threat and pace.

    Viduka is class on his day but way too old and injury prone.

    Taylor has had more than enough time to prove himself, but has failed miserably year after year. Shocking player and consistently embarrassing for the club. GET RID!

    Butt, despite his age, is a great OLD SCHOOL DM, but his lack of awareness, technical ability and stamina is his downfall in the modern game. Would probably make a great coach though.

    Geremi has become undefendable now. It is true what many have been saying for months now, “one good cross every ten attempts is just not good enough”. he is also unbelievably slow for a player of 28 (although i think everyone knows that is probably not his real age).

    Ameobi is in the same boat as Taylor, had plenty of time to prove himself but failed miserably. However, his excuse is probably the bad luck he has suffered with injuries.

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  • TOONPIPES

    Sep 27, 2008 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #21

    Yes Xisco, i agree, wud rather barton than butt .. let him go now hes too old, time fr barton to gien the rest of the season in the middle …… i like XISCO he looks good – target man which is what we need let Oba run around and he gans up and down the middle whilst owen plays in and around and probs just behind them

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Sep 27, 2008 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #22

    Toonpipes – I’m OK! just want a professional new owner to buy us asap!!

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  • TOONPIPES

    Sep 27, 2008 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #23

    i actually feel sick hen i see geremis name on the starting 11 i kike him but he is knackered .. and butt to some extent although he plays wel for 75 mins he always has a period where he is terrible .. taylor is fast becoming nightmare too

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  • Xsico golden boot

    Sep 27, 2008 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #24

    run professionally lets hope so I love KK but I am starting to think if we could get a coach of the hindink (spelling)calibre we maybe better off but if the king wants to come back then so be it we have to stand as one in the future

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  • dubsea

    Sep 27, 2008 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #25

    ashley’s abject failure will be rewarded with a 100 million profit…beggars belief

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  • TOONPIPES

    Sep 27, 2008 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #26

    Well HPS you wanted MA out and now hes goin so you got what you wanted .. will be interesting to see who its goin to be and if they actually do much different to MA …………… Im not sure they will .. they might stick Kev back in there without a DOF but not sure how much cash anyone can make available now ..

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  • IrishMan

    Sep 27, 2008 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #27

    I think we will beat Everton next game with Kinnear effect – put a few bob on it.

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  • Spyro - Taylor is garbage

    Sep 27, 2008 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #28

    Toonpipes

    You wouldn’t believe the amount of stick Xisco is getting. It is disgraceful, people are literally looking for ways in which they can criticise him in order to justify their “Wises’ buy” arguments. It is pathetic. Today Xisco was about as influential as MO, but because MO scored a penalty all of a sudden he is world class and Xisco is crap. It really is silly on here sometimes.

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Sep 27, 2008 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #29

    it looks like the only ones in the spotlight are “THE NIGERIANS” v “THE SOUTH AFRICANS”

    Personally would love Anil Ambani but that isn’t going to happen! just herd really good, positive things about him! never mind!

    just hope we get someone who is professional, and likes spending money for improvements!!
    NEEDED!!!!

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  • TOONPIPES

    Sep 27, 2008 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #30

    Dubsea .. the toon is in a much stronger financial position than it was prior to MA, therefore fundamentally as a business is a more attractive asset + i cannot see any justifiable reason why MA shud not achieve as hig price as he can – i mean he is being forced out so hes boiund to want to make sure that he at least makes his cash… only problem is on the pitch, however, that could turn around the players perform ike they did against Man U if somone is strong enuff to tell them to pull their heads out of their a r se ….

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  • Spyro - Taylor is garbage

    Sep 27, 2008 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #31

    I really hope Hughton has a place in the clubs future. He came in, done well in his role, and jus generally seems like a top bloke. It would be criminal for him to be forced out of his job again like he was at Spurs.

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  • TOONPIPES

    Sep 27, 2008 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #32

    Well Spyro, its hardly suprising hes getibng stick for the reasons you mention – it is of course verging on the moronic ….. infact on more general not i would actually class the last transfer window as being one of our best – i mean 2 argentinian internationals and the other lads are clearly good players … i feel sorry for Xisco bvut i suspect he will also be a class purchase .. people have overlooked this due to the Keegan Clonerism issue … but the players we have brought in considering we are about the 10th most attractive club in the prem are unblvbl and infact i wud give MA / wise etc a lot of credit..

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Sep 28, 2008 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #33

    new “professional” ower/s + new “Fresh” start!
    new footballing chairman! new system with new board! new Quality manager new staff members and a lot to invest!! Please!!!

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  • Xsico golden boot

    Sep 28, 2008 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #34

    when Gerami put a good cross in the early part of the game I thought are no there goes his one good cross of the game and none on the end of it I said to my dad I just wish we had a Laurent or ginola how have we come to this when we had such a good team I am hurting people take over just hope its not another false horizon

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  • TOONPIPES

    Sep 28, 2008 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #35

    off t kip lads .. catc yous tomo ..

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  • dubsea

    Sep 28, 2008 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #36

    toonpipes…NUFC is arguably better off financially due the debt being paid off (although FFS disputes this debt as rather a mortgage for the ground) though would you rather see the money spent running around on the pitch or in MA’s checking account….fundamentally the reason why NUFC is an attractive business asset is because of the brand, sky tv money and the (used to be ) guaranteed 50000 plus paying customers every home match….

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  • Spyro - Taylor is garbage

    Sep 28, 2008 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #37

    There is nothing wrong with the players we have brought in, it is just the numbers that have raised eyebrows. We clearly needed two, maybe three more players and we didn’t get them. Quite a shame really, with those extra couple of players the transfer window could have been a great success.

    Remember when Atouba was scheduled for a medical but then didn’t turn up? I believe that was when the KK resigning issue began. I think KK had no plans to sign Atouba and was not impressed when he found out a medical had been arranged behind his back. KK probably kicked up a fuss and had it called off, thus Atouba’s surprise participation at the Hamburg training ground.

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  • ziad

    Sep 28, 2008 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #38

    heard nothing yet about the south africans was it really on SSN? and how confirmed is their bid?

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Sep 28, 2008 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #39

    Supposedly the South Africa British based Consortium are calling themselves “THE NEW NEWCASTLE UNITED”

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Sep 28, 2008 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #40

    Ziad – it was on SSN (TV) about 5mins ago!

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