Joe Remembers His Goal Against Willie McFaul

Joe Kinnear will take his place in the St. James’ Park dugout for the first time on Monday night, and it seems that he just can’t wait.

Willie McFaul – Kinnear scored against McFaul at St. James’ Park

The highly-rated right-back only ever scored 3 goals in his whole career, two for Tottenham and one for Brighton and Hove Albion.

Joe won four major honors during his time at the London club: the FA Cup in 1967; the UEFA Cup in 1972 and the Football League Cup on two occasions (in 1971 and 1973). In 1975, he moved to Brighton, where he made 16 appearances before retiring at the relatively young age of 30.

One of Kinnear’s fondest memories came on a summer’s evening on Tyneside back in August, 1972, when he actually scored one of his 3 career goals against Newcastle.

He was in a Spurs side that included Pat Jennings, Martin Chivers and Martin Peters, and it was the Irish International Kinnear who scored the winner with the only goal of the game.

Recalls Kinnear:

“I only ever scored three goals, and one of them was up here at St.James’ Park, can you believe it? “I remember it was 0-0 at half-time and I got the only goal after the break.”“I didn’t score many so I remember all of the goals I did.”

Kinnear’s goal came against a Newcastle side managed by Joe Harvey, and featuring Willie McFaul, David Craig, Frank Clark John Tudor, Terry Hibbitt, Malcolm Macdonald and Tony Green.

Joe added:

“I always enjoyed playing at St.James’ because it was always a good game and a terrific atmosphere.”

“Hopefully that goal is a positive omen and I’ll go on to enjoy further success at St.James’.”“It’s a fantastic stadium and I honestly can’t wait for Monday night against Man City.”

Joe played for Tottenham 196 times with 2 goals and he played just 16 times for Brighton with a single goal.

Joe Kinnear is obviously ready for Monday night and Manchester City, and that enthusiasm will very likely rub off on the players. But if we can play well for the whole game, and that means starting off well and playing both halves, then we will be in with a good chance of taking all 3 points, which have to be the aim.
Comments welcome.

25 comments so far

  • graeme

    Oct 14, 2008 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #1

    It would also help if the defence dont give them a 2 goal start this time. Taylor needs to be wide awake for the full 90 minutes along with the rest of the defence.

    Am looking forward to the match for a change.

  • the black magpie

    Oct 14, 2008 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #2

    anyone still talkin about Kevin Keegan returning….hope not-

    him suing the club may protract the sell…

    oh why or why so much pain, not enough relief

    but still we sing the blading races “oh me lads…

  • SpartanChris

    Oct 14, 2008 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #3

    I reckon Keegan suing the club, is a counter action, against action they plan against him. The timing is unfortunate though.

  • Alex

    Oct 14, 2008 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #4

    Keegan suing the toon may be complete crap from the press . Has any one read any comments from keegan ? If he is seriously in line to come back under new owners then i doubt that he would take the club to court . As for the city game i reckon 2-0 Owen to get both goals.

  • DanToon

    Oct 14, 2008 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #5

    David Moyes signed a 5 year contract with Everton so he wont be coming to Toon!

  • Ganiyu

    Oct 14, 2008 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #6

    2 richards in the centre back.attacking from the wings would be a good option.

  • sirjasontooon

    Oct 14, 2008 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #7

    I went to willie’s testimonial back in the day,still got the program at my mams..happy days.

  • Big Dave

    Oct 14, 2008 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #8

    Black magpie I dont think you can believe half the sh*te in the rags and I for 1 would take KK back tomorrow.

  • beyethegreat

    Oct 14, 2008 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #9

    big dave what year was his testimonial

  • MattyDread

    Oct 14, 2008 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #10

    The Blading Races??

  • Big Dave

    Oct 14, 2008 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #11

    Hi beyethegreat hows you m8 what about Malcolm Macdonald would you have him in your pre KK team. ?

  • beyethegreat

    Oct 14, 2008 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #12

    big dave i am good thanks for askin hope your doin well

    the only reason i said pre keegan was coz i cant remember to many good defenders post keegan and keegan was the first manager can remember so i was hopin some one could give me a hand in picking my all time toon 11 just wonderin apparentley roeder was a realy good defender would he gat a shout at cb

  • beyethegreat

    Oct 14, 2008 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #13

    a rb and lb is needed aswell

  • It Could be Worse...(DC)

    Oct 14, 2008 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #14

    ehhh am I missing something? Super Mac played Center Forward, pretty adept at finding the back of the net also, so no he doesn’t get in at CB

    also if KK is the last manager you can remember I wouldn’t waste your time coming up with an all-time 11

  • AndyNUFC

    Oct 14, 2008 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #15

    Why do people ridicule Keegan by saying he wanted to buy Henry and Beckham? I’d take them 2 anyday over any, apart from Colo and Jonas, of our signings this year.

  • Paul

    Oct 15, 2008 at 1:56 AM

    Comment #16

    Kinnear only ever scored about two or three goals in his whole career! It’s a bit like being the only team to be beaten by Derby County in a whole season.

  • skin d

    Oct 15, 2008 at 2:14 AM

    Comment #17

    paul you,re a dead ringer for rick moranis.

  • Markus

    Oct 15, 2008 at 2:51 AM

    Comment #18

    Both decent blokes and neither should have been allowed to manage Newcastle

  • mikeygd

    Oct 15, 2008 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #19
  • lesh

    Oct 15, 2008 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #20

    So Joe remembers his goal against Willie McFaul eh?

    So does Ronnie Radford…… and the rest of the world!!

  • lesh

    Oct 15, 2008 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #21

    And…. it looks a though the FA have warned Joe that any more foul-mouthed rants and he’ll be in trouble.

    Great stuff, a relief and I’m sure he’ll get a very, very warm welcome when he appears in the SJP dugout on Monday.

    Wonder if it’s worth taking a Marks & Spencers bag to bring the goals home?

  • brownrob

    Oct 15, 2008 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #22

    Ha quality article on wor Shola!!! 😀

    Would be nice to see him finally come good, but then again he is always the first to be put on the transfer list on FM! But nobody ever offers anything for him 😀

  • lesh

    Oct 15, 2008 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #23

    And a bit of good news from Jonas……

    Glad he’s not thinking about jumpin overboard!

  • Temuri K's Shiny Bonce

    Oct 15, 2008 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #25

    Must be a slow news day.


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