Joe Kinnear has been supported to the hilt by the Newcastle United faithful, and he seems a little overwhelmed by the support.
Joe Kinnear – knocked out by fans’ support
Joe was brave enough to come in when everything was utter doom and gloom at St. James’ Park and we had a string of losing games, and no sign of Mike Ashley or the Board anywhere to be seen.
And so far Joe has dome more than a decent job at the club, but the really big thing he has achieved is to put the pride back into the playing squad, and while we haven’t picked up tons of points, and were beaten by arch rivals Sunderland on Saturday, he has nevertheless steadied the ship – and he deserves enormous credit for that.
The Dublin-born manager has today, for the first time, admitted he never quite bargained on just how much of an impact the supporters have upon the players in the world famous black and white stripes.
Joe told nufcTV after Tuesday’s 2-1 win over West Brom at Gallowgate.
“I’m absolutely knocked out by the support that we’ve got,” “I don’t think you can beat Newcastle, I don’t think there’s any comparison.”
“They play their part and are just a fantastic crowd, they really are.” “It’s something that I’d never witnessed before.” “They carried us through against Man City and again they were fantastic.”
It was of course an extremely tense second half to watch for the Newcastle faithful, and for Joe.
But at the end of the day, the lads held out, and the defense stuck to their task with just a touch of luck, to collect what was a much-needed and so valuable 3 points.
“I know the fans got edgy, I got edgy as well because I was desperate for my first victory,”
“But I’m delighted for them and they deserve the win more than anybody and long may it continue.”
We’re starting to take to Joe, all we need to do now is actually beat Villa and we may be right back on track – and that would that be some result.
And we hope we will see a nice big crowd at St James’ Park on Monday night, where, as Joe so rightly points out, the Newcastle faithful have been fantastic to both Joe and our players, these last few difficult games.
The Newcastle game is being broadcast live on TV around the world again.
And we are assuming the NUSC (the newly formed Newcastle United Supporters’ Club), are not advocating staying away from St. James’ Park – as part of their boycott plans of Mike Ashley – that would do nothing but harm.