Keane Thinks Kinnear Deserves Chance To Carry On

Sunderland manager Roy Keane has admitted today that he’s been impressed with what his fellow Irishman, Joe Kinnear, has been doing at Newcastle over the last four weeks.

Roy Keane – thinks Kinnear deserves chance at Newcastle

Keane is well aware of Newcastle’s recent upturn in form, if not fortune, as his Sunderland side look to bring an end to their 28 year winless streak on Wearside.

Roy said today:

“They are on the back of a couple of good performances and a couple of good results,” “I saw them at Everton a couple of weeks ago and they looked dead and buried but they came back and should have won the game.”

“They put in another good performance against Man City the other night so their league form suggests they are in good shape, but I think that goes out of the window in a derby match.”

“We are well aware of that, but particularly with our home record against them we can’t take anything for granted.” “We have to prepare and give them the respect they deserve, but I have to say we are ready and raring to go and really looking forward to the game.”

“He (Kinnear) deserves the chance to carry on because the way the players have responded over the past couple of games it’s obvious he’s doing a very good job.” “But we have to test that on Saturday.”

It will be a tough game for both sides, and the likely result is probably a draw, but Newcastle really need to push for all 3 points so we can get out of the relegation zone. We’ve taken only 2 points from our last 6 league games, and it’s just not good enough.

Roy Keane has done a great job on Wearside, and we think he could turn out to be as good a manager as he was a player. Roy’s put together a much better balanced side this season than last, and the game promises to be another great one, that’s for sure.

But the very last thing Newcastle need right now is a defeat.

Comments welcome.

28 comments so far

  • I Made 1000

    Oct 23, 2008 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #1


  • samthecat

    Oct 23, 2008 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #2

    We desperately need the 3 points-a defeat would plunge the club back into the post Keegan despair.
    Am also expecting some news on new owners by end of month, dont want it to drag on after that.

  • beyethegreat

    Oct 23, 2008 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #3

    i realy hope we dont loose i dont think i could take the grief of the mackems if we lost

  • I Made 1000

    Oct 23, 2008 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #4

    beye the great, i will feel the same, coz at my college there is loads ov mackems lol, but if we win, i will make sure that ill rub it in there faces lol

  • Stevo

    Oct 23, 2008 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #5

    beyethegreat – had nervous feeling in my stomach all week mate!

  • beyethegreat

    Oct 23, 2008 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #6

    lol mackems always come up with the worst excuses aswell 1 mackem actually said after i had gave him a bit of stick

    you should beat us this our first year back in the prem

    what excuse is that its thier own fault for getting nocked out of the league in the first place

  • beyethegreat

    Oct 23, 2008 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #7

    though i am optomistic i have the same feeling but i think its normal for a derby game

  • hitman

    Oct 23, 2008 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #8

    suck rope keano ya scum bag

  • Stevo

    Oct 23, 2008 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #9

    Aye, they are a yoyo club because of their fair weather supporters – they deserve it.

  • beyethegreat

    Oct 23, 2008 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #10

    yeah stevo do you remember the game when we beat them 4-1 and half the ground was empty and that was a derby

  • Will

    Oct 23, 2008 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #11

    There is patriatism and then there is Roy Keane’s version of it. Very disturbing.

  • beyethegreat

    Oct 23, 2008 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #12

    will it is simple everything about roy keane is disturbing

  • LooneyToon

    Oct 23, 2008 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #13

    He should concentrate on his own club and keep his trap shut when it comes to the business of NUFC….

    Bring on Saturday…..I am looking forward to it…big time

  • Stevo

    Oct 23, 2008 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #14

    Beyethegreat – I do mate! One of my best mates who moved over here from Washington when he was about 3 unfortunately or fortunately you may say and quite honourably still supports the scum bags because that’s where he was born. His top and season ticket got tucked away in the loft when they went down last time. And guess what…yep! on promotion he went back up into the loft and pulled out the sh*ty rag once more. His bullsh*t football talk runs along the same lines as you can imagine. I’m so glad he don’t support NUFC. Great lad but just completely deluded in the world of Keano and his merry dog wankers.

  • Geordie Jayne

    Oct 23, 2008 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #15

    I will be impressed with Joe by his results and that is it. results results results.

    He can talk the talk like so many managers but we need him to walk the walk, not getting carried away this time

  • beyethegreat

    Oct 23, 2008 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #16

    btw does any one know the attendance against city

  • ToonKing

    Oct 23, 2008 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #17

    i think it was around 49.000 beyethegreat

    And have no fear lads, with the determination were displaying lately the scum have no chance.

    They will loose and i reckon some of our players will have a field day. Duffer for sure will score as will Oba…….and……oh God……i think even Shola might do another “Ameobi volley”.

  • Ausgeordie

    Oct 23, 2008 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #18

    We need to come out hard and fats and run them into the ground. The team are human beings though and we need to find the right way to motivate them before the game as its easy to see the difference when they are galvanised and playing as a team eg after beyes red card. It should not take some massive injustice to get the boys playing with effort and as one.

  • Punk Skunk

    Oct 23, 2008 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #19

    It was 45,900 & odd apparently!..

  • MichaelOWaN

    Oct 23, 2008 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #20

    I hate Keane as a player but I kind of like him as a manager, though I dont wish his club to do well. We should have no problem beating them this Saturday!

  • Bill F

    Oct 23, 2008 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #21

    It’s kidology time lads, they are trying to psyche each other out.

  • Punk Skunk

    Oct 23, 2008 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #22

    Yea, so, and…Whatever!..

    …Like we care what that div thinks?..

  • Punk Skunk

    Oct 23, 2008 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #23

    How Bil,
    it’s probably more like ‘dickology’ with that get!.. 😀

  • Punk Skunk

    Oct 23, 2008 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #24

    soz Bill,
    here’s your other ‘L’

  • old leazer

    Oct 23, 2008 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #25

    what is this Kinnear bandwagon that’s gathering pace? The guy’s had 2 draws, that’s all. He will take us to mid table mediocrity if allowed to continue. He swears a lot. Does that make him one of us? He was the face of wimbledon and it’s still the only style of footie he knows. Kick and run. Kick the other team. we still have a bit of Keegan’s influence around but keep Joe on for long and it’ll all go. And the Joey Barton bandwagon…he’s a violent racist thug and the violence will come out again sooner or later…we should be defending the idea of good attractive football played fairly and give these tainted has-beens the lack of respect they deserve.

  • DanToon

    Oct 23, 2008 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #26

    Oi, dog wanker! No1 care’s what you think!!

  • Bill F

    Oct 23, 2008 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #27

    Punk Skunk, thats an “L” of a way to treat a fellow blogger. 🙂

  • ginkoh

    Oct 23, 2008 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #28

    One day Keane will leave Mackems for ManU. No doubt !


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