Joe Kinnear – Win Will Give Us Massive Lift

Joe Kinnear was rightly delighted with his players last night, as they battled through the second half to maintain their half time lead and get an invaluable 3 points, that takes us up the 15th position in the league table, and out of the bottom three.

Joe Kinnear – very happy with the 3 points

Joe Kinnear said after last night’s game:

“Three points was what we needed more than anything.”

Kinnear admitted that the Newcastle players became increasingly nervous as West Bromwich pulled one goal back, after Joey Barton’s penalty and an Oba Martins header in the first half had given Newcastle a well deserved 2-0 interval lead.

Joe continued:

“We started dropping deeper and deeper and causing problems for ourselves,” “But it wasn’t just about how we played today – it was about getting three points. We were desperate to get three points, and I’m delighted with the result.”

“We have got out of the bottom three and hopefully that will put us in good stead.” “Had our final ball been a bit better it could have been done and dusted. But it wasn’t to be and the longer the game went on the more nervous we got.”

“We dropped off the pace and had to hang on to what we had, but we were determined to hang onto the three points.” “We were desperate to get our first win. Away to Everton was a difficult game.”

“We got robbed against Manchester City, with ten men and it was never a penalty. But we’ve been threatening to do this ever since I’ve been here and I’m pleased we’ve got this game under our belt.”

“It gives everybody a massive lift – and none moreso than myself. We’ve got three points and that’s what I’m really delighted about.”

This was a good win for Joe, bless his heart, a good win for the players, and a good win for the fans.

Roll on next Monday when we take on Aston Villa at home, and again we must get some kind of result out of this difficult game.

Comments welcome.

25 comments so far

  • micknufc

    Oct 29, 2008 at 2:21 AM

    Comment #1

    roll on im bloody dreading it,there will have to be a vast improvement on tonights performance to take owt from the villa game.thats not been negative just honest!

  • micknufc

    Oct 29, 2008 at 2:23 AM

    Comment #2

    oh aye………first blah blah

  • I Made 1000

    Oct 29, 2008 at 2:33 AM

    Comment #3
  • Crimecall Newcastle

    Oct 29, 2008 at 2:59 AM

    Comment #4

    newcastle are clearly a better side with Barton and Jonas playing.At 35 butt is just not good enuf anymore and gives away too many needless free kicks which Barton does not

  • Auschas

    Oct 29, 2008 at 3:04 AM

    Comment #5

    Carn the lads!!!!!!!!!!! Villa are still a bunch of pwussies and need to be spanked good and proper.

  • Doocey

    Oct 29, 2008 at 3:12 AM

    Comment #6

    The three points were the most important thing tonight and we got them. It was far from a great performance and as said above there is a vast improvement needed. Ameobi frustrated of alot. Every time he got the ball in a promising position he either tried something great or didn’t try at all! Fair enought he got the penalty but he made the most of it. Then again this is the guy who was meant to be playing for championship strugglers ipswich this year. I believe when he holds up play and provides space for martins he is at his best. Gutierrèz looked promising as ever with great skill and upper body strength. Can’t wait for my toon away shirt with jonas on the back to arrive 🙂 owen will be back for villa but it will be a really tough game which i suspect the toon to struggle in. We’ve got to get behind them more than ever and put a few wins back to back. If we can do that then it would be great. We won’t be going down this season as long as we win, winable games. Ownership should be sorted soon and some january signings to help up along the way.

  • Auschas

    Oct 29, 2008 at 3:13 AM

    Comment #7

    I want to see


    Have Harper, Ameobi, Ranger, Zogbia, Geremi, Enrique and Edgar on the bench

  • Sav

    Oct 29, 2008 at 4:22 AM

    Comment #8

    Barton got us all out of jail tonight.
    But we must have reached the by-line at the edge of the 18-yard area at least half a dozen times in the first half before making a woeful, nervy pass beyond every team-mate. Any one of those could have wrapped up the points beyond WBA’s reach but nerves betrayed us each time.

  • 51times

    Oct 29, 2008 at 5:14 AM

    Comment #9

    Auschas – We don’t have a good enough midfield to play with Owen and Martins. We need somebody to outmuscle the opposition defence and win headers.

  • ScottyT

    Oct 29, 2008 at 5:35 AM

    Comment #10

    sav – dunno if tht barton jail fing was ment but that was baaad lol.

    2nyts game i was impressed with the midfield tbh. duff luks a different player this season gettin back to his old form thankfully. nd gutierrez is quality. shud have been 3/4 up by half time but as you say final ball was mostly awful and second half was disappointing but like you say a wins a win nd thats all we needed.

  • Alex

    Oct 29, 2008 at 7:34 AM

    Comment #11

    just remember guys spidey is not yet 100% fit .Just imagine when he is and Barton gets his sharpness back with every game he plays , 1st half we were good , when those 2 hit top form it will get even better . Duff is also starting to look like the player he was at blackburn .

  • neeraj

    Oct 29, 2008 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #12

    great first half

    i guess not winning makes you bit circumspect that’s what happened in 2nd half…….
    welcome back joey ang guti we really needed you guys…….
    i guess jk mix it up strategy really worked….

    given and ameobi formed a good partnership…..

    barton and guthrie and jonas made our mid field look so strong and duff was sensational with his through pass and corner….

    martins was here there everywhere and made the game perfecyt for him with a goal…..

    defense barring the couple of slip ups was good….

    so great going waiting for even more at villa park

    field in the same team against villa…..

    barton has to wait for couple of months for captain’s armband…….

  • Ganiyu

    Oct 29, 2008 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #13

    I have a new song
    Sunderland is falling down
    Falling down into championship

  • Tore Torell

    Oct 29, 2008 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #14

    Great to see a Newcastle side without the dreadful Nicky Butt in it! Now it’s time to drop Taylor as well, his reading of the game is terrible. We need the physical presense and pace of Bassong in the heart of defense, Bassong – Coloccini will be our future partnership.

    I’m worried about the spanish players we have, Enrique looks shaky at the back and Xisco unfortunately just looks like a bad player…

  • nimo

    Oct 29, 2008 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #15

    taylor has the potential to be great sure he makes a few mistakes now and again bt hes still young and learning. for all of you who blame him for the second goal which i read on previous blogs it was collocini who played the guy on side, collocinis bad positioning that allowed him to get turned with the pass and given who was in no-mans land. enrique looked lost from the minute the ref blew the whistle, left back has to be a priority in january along with another target man beause shola is woeful!!

  • nimo

    Oct 29, 2008 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #16

    dont know why i put 2nd meant there goal

  • norn iron magpie

    Oct 29, 2008 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #17

    Why is N Zog not getting on. Agree Enrique looked a bit dodgy gave the ball away to many times imo.

  • cg

    Oct 29, 2008 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #18

    Loved Beye last night!
    Good lad, much better than game 1 🙂 Nice intercept in own box, superb break in there in 2nd half too when rest was all nerves and what about that nice serve to Martins for 2-0.
    Collocini did one miss unfortunately a rather fatal one but he’s getting back in there, and as said before Jonas not fullt fit yet. Barton giving it all yet within what is allowed. Might be looking up a bit – let’s all hope!

  • Ganiyu

    Oct 29, 2008 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #19

    Transfer list

  • Toon Graeme

    Oct 29, 2008 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #20

    Ameobi peeeed alot of fans off last night. We (leazes) were sick of him giving away free kicks and the odd offside.

    Barton and Jonas – welcome home boys. Sorry Butt I think your time is up as a starter.

    Duff had some excellent runs and looked lethal which again went to nothing.

  • lesh

    Oct 29, 2008 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #21

    Ganiyu (Oct 29, 2008 at 8:59), you have a new song……. your talent is truly astonishing!

  • Nick

    Oct 29, 2008 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #22

    Don’t think we can keep saying Taylor is young and has potential. He just can not hold a position and has very litle spacial awareness. He’s not really a kid any more and has had far more opportunities than Edgar for example.

    I think we should play a SWEEPER.
    WBA exposed us so easily for their goal. A sweeper would give Colo and a.n.other a lot more confidence and be an insurance against the ball in behind them all the time. Trying to play offside just doesn’t work for us. 3-4-3 could work a treat though.

    Never thought I’d say it, but Barton for captain and please no more Butt ever again. Without Butt, we only had Taylor doing daft fouls. Shola was immense. I’ve never seen him win so many headers!!


    Beye Colo Edgar / Bassong

    Guti Barton (capt) N’Zogbia Duff/ Jose

    Lua Martins/ Sho Ranger

  • lesh

    Oct 29, 2008 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #23

    Great result and delighted to see Joey B and Oba on the score sheet but was the cold getting to Colo last night?
    But, feet on the ground eh cos let’s not forget that todays 15th place could prove to be a false dawn. With no match ’til Monday, there’s a chance we could start against Villa in bottom spot! Perish the thought!!!

    We just can’t afford complacency and that’ll not be lost on Joe K.

    C’mon lads, build on last night, no fancy stuff, no fannying on in defence – if the ball’s in the opponent’s half, they can’t score. So just go all out for the net.

  • Ganiyu

    Oct 29, 2008 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #24

    Hope luck would help us this season

  • Turkish magpie

    Oct 29, 2008 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #25

    @ auschas

    Enrique made no mistakes last night and played well last night

    He easily outmuscled alot of people yesterday and played well

    for now bassong is great cover!


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