Kinnear Low Key But Confident About Sunderland Game

Joe Kinnear in his interview  with nufcTV this afternoon, seems quietly confident that the lads can get a result at Sunderland on Saturday, but Joe is well aware it will not be easy.

Newcastle United FC 2008-2009 – photograph taken this afternoon

But the good news this morning that the FA have overturned by the FA was not known by Joe at the time of the interview but he was hoping he would have Beye available, as he obviously rates him highly.

Joe has been delighted at the spirit shown by the lads in the last two games and while we only have 2 points to show for our efforts, we were 2-0 down at Everton and 1-0 down with 10 men against Manchester City – so to finally get draws from both games showed the fighting spirit of the team.

But Joe is obviously not one to get carried away and he seemed again very low key in the interview but knows what the Sunderland game means to Newcastle fans and is determined to once again have the lads in the right frame of mind.  His interviews since his blowup with the press have been as low key as that press conference was explosive.

Joe also talked in glowing terms of his fellow Irishman Roy Keane and it’s clear Joe likes Roy as a past great player, a future top manager, and a person.

Certainly both managers are being very respectful to each other before Saturday, in a match which promises to be another great game between the two sides.

The Newcastle United official photograph was today, and you could almost see the spirit and camaraderie between the players, as they were generally acting around while trying to keep warm – and poor Jonas looked like he was absolutely freezing.    It’s a little cooler in Newcastle than in Mallorca we suppose at this time of year – at any time of year.    😀

Joe will have probably a better side out than last Monday, and with the same spirit we have shown in the last two games, and with just a little bit of luck, there’s no reason we cannot capture all 3 points on Saturday.

If we do manage the win, that will surely power us into the home game against WBA on Tuesday night at St. James’, and another 3 points there would send us surging up the league – and that ‘s exactly what we need right now.   It would be great to see a full house for that game too.

Joe was asked about staying longer on Tyneside and he once again said his contract was for 8-10 games and suggested that after after the Chelsea game he thought his contract was up. Joe said he was only concentrating on the coaching and hadn’t really thought about it too much.

The Chelsea game is on 22nd November and is 6 games from today, so Joe will really have been in charge just 8 games if that becomes his last game – but of course the longer we don’t hear the club has a definite buyer, the longer Joe will be running the team.

Kinnear reiterated he is enjoying his time at  the Newcastle club, and it’s obvious he’s been touched by the support he’s received from the Newcastle faithful. Whatever happens, we think Joe will long remember his time on Tyneside.

If and when Joe does leave, we just hope he’s got the results his hard work deserves – looks like we have at least another 6 games to find that out.

Comments welcome.

33 comments so far

  • beyethegreat

    Oct 23, 2008 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #1

    plz win

  • Ben_BKK

    Oct 23, 2008 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #2

    Is that bloody Alan Smith with his shirt untucked at the front? If you’re standing there, at least make sure you look like everyone else 😛

  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Oct 23, 2008 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #3

    Ben_BKK-correct. Ashley clearly not even willing to pay up for a half decent photographer these days,haha.

    Probably that midget wise with a boots disposable or something.

  • Nick 69

    Oct 23, 2008 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #4

    ben- beye is in on the other side with his shirt out, both 3 people in from the end so it looks the same

  • Nick 69

    Oct 23, 2008 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #5

    as is enrique at the end, i know smith is sh*t but its a bit pathetic havin a go at him for havin his shirt untucked

  • Gooderz

    Oct 23, 2008 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #6

    Beye and Enrique look to have their shirts untucked too. But at least they’re still on straight, Smith just looks scruffy like that.

  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Oct 23, 2008 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #7

    nick 69-i think it was more tongue in cheek than anything genuine! and it certainly was from my end, only having a laugh! lol

  • Turkish magpie

    Oct 23, 2008 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #8

    ben bkk-

    have u seen his cast for his leg aswell?

    Atleast hide it smithy!

  • Brazilian Geordie

    Oct 23, 2008 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #9

    Bigger size?

  • Danish_Magpie

    Oct 23, 2008 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #10

    I am watching FC Copenhagen-St. Etienne right now and I have been really impressed with a couple of players… particularly Dmitri Payet from St. Etienne. I had never seen him before, but he is some player. He is playing on the left and he is really quick, great skill and looks such a goal-threat too… he just scored a goal too, a delightful little chip over the keeper after he rounded the defense. Don’t know how old he is but he would be well worth having our scouts check out!

    Gomis actually looks quite good tonight too… links up better than he has done other times I’ve seen him. He’s also got himself a goal tonight.

  • hitman

    Oct 23, 2008 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #11


  • Ganiyu

    Oct 23, 2008 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #12

    Manual installation

  • hitman

    Oct 23, 2008 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #13

    wheres all the lads gone….

  • vic

    Oct 23, 2008 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #14

    where is Neil Ranger
    I coul not see him on the picture

  • beyethegreat

    Oct 23, 2008 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #15

    danish according to foot man he is 20

  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Oct 23, 2008 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #16

    watching villa/ajax. huntelaar been really quiet surprisingly, as has milner.
    villa have some hilarious tunes to be fair to them. nigel reo coker to the tune of the conga and im sure they’re singing gabi agbonlahor to the tune of karma chameleon here, haha

  • Toon Graeme

    Oct 23, 2008 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #17

    If anyone didnt know – Spurs got beat 2-0. Please let Bolton beat them at the weekend.

  • Ganiyu

    Oct 23, 2008 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #18

    Spurndaland will both relegate

  • vic

    Oct 23, 2008 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #19


  • Ganiyu

    Oct 23, 2008 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #20

    Ranger is too young

  • ryan peacock

    Oct 23, 2008 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #21


  • Toon Chicken

    Oct 23, 2008 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #22

    Noo hitman – how’s it gannin?

    Doesn’t seem to be much crack on here since I got back.

    We gonna stuff the mackems on saturday or wat??!!

  • Toon_Ksk

    Oct 23, 2008 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #23

    Not exactly cold today, but tremendously windy. They must have nailed the two balls and the advertising board to the ground.

  • AltaBatalJoneN

    Oct 23, 2008 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #24

    Ganiyu: where do u have that from?? He clearly is old enough or else he would’t be in the picture.. 🙂 ho-ho

  • Ben K

    Oct 23, 2008 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #25

    Ranger is not in the picture, fourth from left is Frank Wiafe Dianque or however you spell it. No sign of Aaron Spear either.

  • Robby Bobson

    Oct 24, 2008 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #26


    Thats Baheng. Ranger isn’t in there even though hes scored like 11 goals already this season. We are really furnished in the young keeper department seeing as Frasier Forster isnt there and we still got 4 keepers 😀

  • Robby Bobson

    Oct 24, 2008 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #27

    I meant Danquah …ooops

  • MichaelOWaN

    Oct 24, 2008 at 2:47 AM

    Comment #28

    Bad photoshoot. Just look at the guy in the second row in front of Lua Lua, he is clearly out of position. On another note, pleased to see Viduka in the shirt again.

  • Toon Graeme

    Oct 24, 2008 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #29

    Morning lads. 28 hrs 35 mins to go.

    Anyone read this today. Thought things were quiet on the sale front. Always trust the sun to provide quality articles. Might be true… doubt it.

  • ronaldeano

    Oct 24, 2008 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #30

    Nando and his cronies are very quiet these days!

    I wonder why!!!! 🙂

  • lesh

    Oct 24, 2008 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #31

    Mmmm, things seem to be moving along nicely on the sale front….,19528,11095_4378007,00.html

  • Ganiyu

    Oct 24, 2008 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #32

    I predict a top 6.

  • Heavy hitters

    Oct 24, 2008 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #33

    Vic that looks an ok team for tomorrow !


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