Joe Kinnear seems to like it better and better at Newcastle, as his management stint on Tyneside progresses.
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During Joe’s seven-year management stint at Wimbledon, he was associated with a rugged style of play, not unlike that of Sam Allardyce’s style at Bolton Wanderers.
But the style at Wimbledon was forced on Joe because of limited resources, and no money to spend, and Joe certainly shows no sign of having Newcastle play in that style. Newcastle fans expect Joe will use the skill and creativity that is definitely in the Newcastle squad currently, even though the team has had a number of injuries since the Irishman came on board three weeks ago today.
That skill and fight was shown in the second half of both our previous games, but in both games we went 2-0 down in the first half, before coming back – and we just cannot afford to do that on Monday night against Manchester City.
And just today Kinnear rather surprisingly came out today and said he would be willing to stay at Newcastle United for life, if that was possible. Joe said this afternoon:
“I am happy to stay here for life, for good, if I could,” “I would love to be part of it.”
” It is the biggest club I’ve been in charge of and I’m going to enjoy every part of it and stake a claim for the future.”
Well at least you know exactly what Joe thinks and he is very open in expressing his thoughts and feelings.
Joe Kinnear, in his simple and very direct way, has been a breath of fresh air at Newcastle, and all he needs now is get the club some good results while he remains interim manager, and he can quickly become a folk hero at the club.
It’s a very difficult job he’s taken on – and most fans would say so far so good.
Joe knows he has a short window of opportunity, and has been working his tail off to produce results for the Newcastle United club – and the Newcastle faithful cannot ask more than that.
We’ll see the fruits of these efforts on Monday night – and we are definitely hoping for the very best.