Joe Kinnear – Character Of Lads Especially Pleasing

It didn’t look this afternoon that very much was different than last week when Newcastle found themselves 2-0 down against an Everton side that had lost all three Premier league games at home this season.

Joe Kinnear – delighted with display from the lads

However, this time the Newcastle players were not ready to give up on the game, and goals either side of half-time from Steven Taylor and Damien Duff, got them level.

And with any luck Newcastle could have even snatched the winner when Leighton Baines somehow managed to block Charles N’Zogbia’s goal bound shot, from inside the six-yard box very late in the game.

Not surprisingly Joe Kinnear was pleased with a point: as he talked to nufcTV after the game:

“I’m delighted,” “Of course in the end we had chances to win it and I thought we bossed most of the second half.” “But I’m happy to take a point given we were two goals down.” “The character the lads have shown in especially pleasing.”

“We’ve worked the lads hard in training this past week and that work showed today.” “The state of the club when I walked in was scandalous and I’m not going to accept that. I know I am capable of doing a good job and I want to be left alone to do it.”

“I want to leave this club in a really good way whenever that is and make sure they are in a better state.” “This is a team who had lost five out of seven and morale was rock bottom.” “It would have been wonderful to get a win today but it’s great that we showed so much desire.”

Great words again from Joe, and he’s going to get more and more support from the fans, if he can continue on from his successful start, and a good point at Everton.

How about 3 points at home to Man City in two weeks time, when we should have Gutierrez and Beye back.

Comments welcome.

27 comments so far

  • Killy Mans Giro

    Oct 5, 2008 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #1


  • cockneytoonphil

    Oct 5, 2008 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #2

    Looking forward to Man C. But still important to keep pressure on Ashley as I don’t trust him in take over talks.
    Yeah – lets bach JFK. He’s all we’ve got.
    Congrats to lads today. Now off to MOTD


    Oct 5, 2008 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #3

    we were very shaky at the start actually going a goal down settled us a bit ,when they got the second there looked know way back , a great goal from taylor got us back in it , i think a draw was a fair result at least it stops the rot , spuds got beat so we are third bottom c,mon

  • sirjasontoon

    Oct 5, 2008 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #4

    Pleased with a point hopefully the rot has stopped and we can build on this performance.

    Well done JK : )


    Oct 5, 2008 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #5

    JK is only one letter away from KK . c,mon joe kinnears black n white army

  • Toon Graeme

    Oct 5, 2008 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #6

    Do you think the lads will have tomorrow off? Joke.

    Did anyone else where what JK said to SKY about no more press.

    I hope he talks to NE based press only like Chronicle or Journal as if not we will have to put up with Anal Olivers made up twosh – oh we do anyway – doh!

    Thanks to Hull for humiliating Spuds!

  • Legs

    Oct 5, 2008 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #7

    As I was watching the match today, there was a point when cacapa got the ball and ran with it…… It looked like he was jogging…. but at the speed of light.

    Can anyone confirm that this dude is super quick?

  • IrishMan

    Oct 5, 2008 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #8

    Positive. We have turned the corner…….

    JK assistant to KK anyone?

  • Ganiyu

    Oct 5, 2008 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #9

    I love the way Nufc behaved during the last 15mins and that is keeping a good result.wel done lads

  • Tom_Toon

    Oct 5, 2008 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #10

    Legs – I’ve been telling people Cacapa is very quick but people keep saying, ‘are you joking’, ‘he is bluddy slow’.

  • toonmania1

    Oct 5, 2008 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #11

    looked for the win rather than cling on





  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Oct 5, 2008 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #12

    “The state of the club when I walked in was scandalous and I’m not going to accept that. I know I am capable of doing a good job and I want to be left alone to do it.”

    -fantastic words again for me. He seems really determined. Clearly its not just what he’s saying to the select press thats having an impact either, whatever he’s saying to the lads at half time is really heating them up.
    Fully behind him for the rest of the time he’s with us!

  • Toony Soprano

    Oct 5, 2008 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #13

    Joe knows his time here is limited, so he knows he needs to work fast, we are already better off with him around getting morale up and instilling belief in the players. He’s plenty fire in his belly and the players are learning that he wont accept second best.

    Keep it up Joe, i am actually looking forward to watching us from now on instead of dreading it.

  • toonfan

    Oct 5, 2008 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #14

    in all fairness the situation at SJP resembles the rocky scenario…down at luck old skool manager, once great champion nufc…put the two together…am i for real or not? mmm think it over…lol
    well done joe…well done lads…bring on man city, when hopefully we might have beye and jonas back, barton as well…looking better than it did last week eh ?

  • Legs

    Oct 5, 2008 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #15

    Tom_Toon, Its damn impressive considering hes 32.

    I couldn’t believe my eyes. zooooom.

  • Ganiyu

    Oct 5, 2008 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #16

    And keep butt and shola on the bench or else we would be 2 men down

  • Ganiyu

    Oct 5, 2008 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #17

    A 451 formation should be used against man city with the midfielders helping the cbs and should not use slow players due to the pace skill of robino elano and jo.hope we survive this professionals

  • Oleg G

    Oct 5, 2008 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #18

    you know who is slow?

    Ill tell u who is slow.

    Our Butt is slow, thats who.

    so lazy, cant stand on his legs, have to fall inside the box.

    a great man knows when it is time to quit…
    Butt still didnt.

  • Ganiyu

    Oct 5, 2008 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #19

    So butt should be replaced with bassong cos the french man is more active and passes the ball more accurately.

  • richie

    Oct 5, 2008 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #20

    barton comeback cant come quick enough,,duff startin to look like old self anyone??more games e more confidence hes gettin, theres a clear increase in speed and sharpness since start of season iv recognised

  • clever-toon-lad

    Oct 5, 2008 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #21

    im not sure if barton n guthrie would work in the same centre midfield coz niether of them r holding players

  • Ganiyu

    Oct 5, 2008 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #22

    All the same as long as they are saying goes like this if you dont attack your opponent then they would attack you.defending then comes as a question

  • Tom_Toon

    Oct 6, 2008 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #23


  • Tom_Toon

    Oct 6, 2008 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #24

    Clever-toon – but neither are attacking players, its perfectly balanced with Barton-Guthrie, both box-to-box.

  • xfer

    Oct 6, 2008 at 6:26 AM

    Comment #25

    I wont say Capapa is quick, pace-wise. The reason why he is getting to balls quicker is because of his reading of the game.

    Colo’s first half performance is forgetable. Bassong is brilliant! He is so strong in the air, and he attacks the flank with conviction. The same cannot be said of Enrique.

    Guthrie had a very good game. His vision, and reading of the game is a huge plus. He rarely losses possession, and dominates whenever he has the ball. Very similiar to what Gerrard is doing, but of course, we know Gerrard is world class. This lad will improve over the season, and will be vital for us in the future.

  • ToonKing

    Oct 6, 2008 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #26

    Our only weak player yesterday was Butt, everyone else did really good.

    Cacapa was really really good and although both him and Colo try some risky dribbles they managed to get away with it . I thought they both did really well and i would stick with Colo and Cacapa for the City game too.

    As good as Taylor was yesterday he still almost gave away a penalty at the end and if Beye is fit then he should replace Taylor.

    Bassong was also immense, he has the LB spot locked down.

    Also, shoot me if you want but Shola showed some good moves.

    Guthrie again immense, Duff was good too.

    Against City :

    Beye Colo Cacapa Bassong
    Jonas Geremi Guthrie Zog

    PS: Does Barton have one more game suspension ???

  • Toonja Boy

    Oct 6, 2008 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #27

    I am not actually sure it was Cacapa!!
    Were sure it wasnt Usain Bolt??

    He was that fast, I couldnt tell who it was……….

    Get a grip


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