Kinnear Got Instant Respect From Newcastle Players


Danny Guthrie was pleased for interim manager Joe Kinnear, after the game against WBA.

Joe Kinnear – so relieved at final whistle against WBA

As all could see at the final whistle, Joe was as relieved as anybody as he got the vital first win of his tenure, and many of our fans were just nervous wrecks at the end of the second half. 😀

It was a game where the result was more important than how we played, which was good because we didn’t play very well in the second half, as we conceded the initiative to West Brom, and we let in yet another poor goal.

Promising 21 year-old, Danny Guthrie, talked about what is was like when Joe first arrived at the club in late September:

“He took a bit of stick when he first came,” “I’m just delighted we have got our first win for him.”

“He can put all the early criticism behind him, like we can. The players have never had a problem with Joe.”

“There was instant respect when he came in.” “We could have read everything written about him – some players might have done – but he was a new manager and he got instant respect.”

“ The manager picks the team, you have to respect them, whoever it is.”

Joe is certainly a personality and is showing he is a big enough character to tackle one of the hardest jobs in football – Newcastle United manager – when most other managers approached wouldn’t take the job.

Newcastle fans like people with guts and Joe has certainly shown some since he arrived, and generally has most fans right behind him, although he seems to be getting very little help from anybody else.

It seems to us like Joe is running the club almost single handedly, and since he is also doing a more than useful job, we hope and expect his renumeration is good. However, from what we heard last week it was about one third of what our last few permanent managers have received in compensation.

Anybody heard from, or had any sightings of Mike Ashley and the Board lately?

Comments very welcome.



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12 comments so far

  • magpie6699

    Oct 30, 2008 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #1

    Doing a decent holding job. Well done Joe.

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  • cam_toon

    Oct 30, 2008 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #2

    I think I saw fat ash in the crowd on Monday… dressed in a hat and shades.. lol Might be wrong tho.

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  • listie

    Oct 30, 2008 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #3

    I have a feeling he may be doing it longer than he and us thought!
    All gone very quite on the takover front

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  • Sav

    Oct 30, 2008 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #4

    Joe needs to get a modest budget to spend if he’s still here in January so he can start planning his moves now.
    No sign of a sale yet and Ashley must proceed as if he will be the owner until May or we could end up with a Championship club to sell in the summer. No-one wants that.

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  • AO

    Oct 30, 2008 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #5

    why would the players respect joe as a manager. he hasnt achieved anything before and wont with this bunch of losers. will be interesting to see who he can convince to join the club in january. he isnt a big name, its not a big club and they are doing shite. will be interesting and amusing.

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  • NUFutureCowboy

    Oct 30, 2008 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #6

    AO. YOU ARE A TOSSER

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  • sirjasontooon

    Oct 30, 2008 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #7

    You can’t knock jk he is stopping the rot…I have every respect for him as it is not an easy task and I think he is doing a decent job that nobody wanted to touch with a barge pole.

    A.O does that stand for Ass ‘ole ?

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  • Punk Skunk

    Oct 30, 2008 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #8

    Lol @ Sir J,

    …Well said on JK too man…

    …Can you believe that spud Fu*k, what a fickle wum, spuds in deep do-do, don’t see hide nor hair, one win & it’s here gloatin’ on a web site for a team above them…Cock!..
    …No wonder everyone in london hates the spuds!..

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  • Punk Skunk

    Oct 30, 2008 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #9

    Sod off back to ‘Nam…
    …That’s what it’s called doon sooth, either that or tw@ingham!..

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  • skin d

    Oct 30, 2008 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #10

    spurs beat bolton which isn,t hard,and last nights game against francenal was also false because the type of football the gunners play suited the yids style.
    i can see it being a different story when they come up against the more physical sides.

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  • Karltoon

    Oct 30, 2008 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #11

    AO – he played for the spuds for 10 years, although you’re prbably too young to remember.. Actually.. Can you even remember when Wimbledon were a team?

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  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Oct 30, 2008 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #12

    AO-this bunch of losers is still above you in the table, as is everyone else, why? because you’re still bottom. we’ve won more games than you this season. You win and get a draw and you think you’re top of the world. face it mate, you’re still bottom, you’re still in serious trouble.
    Had it not been for some ridiculous arsenal tactics/defending, you’d have been pumped in your derby and well…still be bottom.

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