There’s one thing we’ve learned very quickly about Joe Kinnear, and that is he’s quite a character, with a certain gift of the gab.
Joe Kinnear – Oh no – what have I got myself into?
But he’s an Irishman, born in Dublin at the end of 1946, and has the same home town as Damien Duff.
Joe will take full training today, and we’re sure we will hear his views today at some time. it seems you can’t shut him up, but that’s not a complaint. Things have been far too quiet at the club, and it’s time somebody told us what he thinks – and Joe will certainly do that. 😀
He talked about Keegan today:
“Every second I turn a corner it is Kevin Keegan. He is their God. I’m not going to change that but I am going to try to get results to earn my money.”
“I love being a winner. I stand up for myself. Every second there is always someone who wants to stab you in the back. That is the life we have chosen, but I won’t lose any sleep over it’.”
And commenting on the performance on Saturday, Kinnear added:
“I could certainly educate a few of them, that’s for sure. I could teach them about not doing silly things and being more professional on the pitch.”
“ We have one or two excellent, experienced players but the rest are very quiet.”
We think he will have a very quick talk to Steven Taylor, about what he did wrong for that first goal, because Joe was seen shaking his head in disbelief when the goal went in. Steven was on the wrong side of Samba, and couldn’t therefore defend the ball properly, and Samba had an easy headed goal gifted to him.
And Joe should be able to shake up Coloccini, who has looked far too ordinary in the last few games.
But we have to be fair to Fabricio and not be too critical, because the poor lad has to be thinking what has hit him since he arrived at the club.