Joe Kinnear has revealed today that club owner Mike Ashley rang him shortly after Sunday’s draw at Everton, and says Mike nearly jumped out of the window when Leighton Baines amazingly cleared off the line from Charles N’Zogbia, in the second half.
Mike Ashley – N’Zogbia so close – nearly jumped out of the window
Kinnear talked about getting the phone call from owner Ashley following the game on Sunday:
“Mike was on the phone not long after the final whistle went, saying he had been watching the game with his kids at home.”
“And he said he nearly jumped out of the window when Leighton Baines appeared from nowhere to kick that shot from Charles N’Zogbia off the goal-line because he thought it was going to be the winning goal.”
“But he seemed happy enough at our performance and the eventual result.”
It was a great performance from the team in the second half but not so good in the first period, but overall an excellent result for the lads.
Joe supervised the training sessions yesterday and today, and he will also attend tonight’s reserve team game when the second string travel to Robin Park to take on Wigan’s second string.
That’s good to hear because the youngsters in the Reserves are the future of our club, and it’s always good for them when the manager watches their games and is interested in their performances – good for Joe.