Aston Villa Will Be My Toughest Test Yet

Joe Kinnear had admitted today that Aston Villa will be his toughest test yet in his short career as Newcastle United’s manager.

Joe Kinnear – his toughest test yet against Aston Villa

Joe told the Evening Chronicle today:

“Everton in my first game was tough, but tonight is going to be the toughest yet because my old pal Martin O’Neill has worked wonders at Aston Villa.”“But I have complete faith in my team because on our day we are capable of beating anyone in the Premier League.”

“Obviously we all know that we are bottom of the table after just about every result in the past couple of days went against us.”

“However, we also know that if we do win tonight then we will jump up no fewer than six places to 14th including going above Sunderland. This really is an amazing situation, because only five points separate the bottom 13 clubs.”

“It is amazing what a couple of victories would do for any of those 13 teams and, as far as we are concerned, we feel that our win over West Brom last week took the shackles off us.” “Now we have to take the next step by picking up a good result against Aston Villa tonight.”

Newcastle have only one win in their last six home games against Aston Villa at St James’ Park.

Joe added:

“Its a bit annoying to find ourselves bottom this morning because there were so many plusses and positives in our last game with West Bromwich Albion.”

“When I came here we had four points from six games, but I have managed to get five points from the four games I have been in charge with a team I inherited from someone else.”

“And if I am still here in January I will be looking to freshen up the squad with some players of my own.” “But what happens to me is not important.”

“What is important is that we move off the bottom of the Premier League by getting a result against Aston Villa tonight.”

Joe’s right and in our current situation we have to go from game to game, starting tonight with Aston Villa, and the only thing that matters right now is that we play well and get a result.

Hopefully all 3 points, and we can talk about being in 14th place tomorrow morning. 😀

Howay The Lads!!

17 comments so far

  • toonoholic

    Nov 3, 2008 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #1

    i like the idea of being above sunderland and totenham

  • lesh

    Nov 3, 2008 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #2

    Correct, it will be so c’mon Joe, have words with the defence, encorage Oba to run at ’em and create mayhem with Amoebe, Duff or MO picking up the results.

    It’s likely to be a cold night so some thermals for the defence to stop them freezing on the night!

    Alternatively, maybe the supporters can make it hot for Villa?

  • Tom_Toon

    Nov 3, 2008 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #3

    The only players I am worried about tonight are Ashley Young who is almost world-class and Carew.

    Agbonlahor is a headless chicken the majority of the time and there others players like Barry are amazingly overrated.

  • ObaFan2

    Nov 3, 2008 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #4

    “I have been in charge with a team I inherited from someone else.”

    get used to it JFK if you are staying as you’ll never get then players you want, not while we have our super DOF in charge!

  • toonoholic

    Nov 3, 2008 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #5

    their over-rated player and headless chicken is still threatful enough

  • Karltoon

    Nov 3, 2008 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #6

    are still threatening

  • Karltoon

    Nov 3, 2008 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #7


  • Whumpie

    Nov 3, 2008 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #8

    It is going to be a big toughie. I’m just hoping that the crowd can intimidate them, while Shola leans on defenders and people like Colo put in some good ‘reducers’ early on without getting sent off.

    Sorry to sound aggressive, but I think those three things will be crucial against such a well-organised side. Basically, you won’t beat the team – but you can put the individuals right off the game.

    Get stuck in lads!


    Nov 3, 2008 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #9

    its amazing what you can do with just two good players fifth going on third, tom toon that should be tom doom you numptey

  • Tom_Toon

    Nov 3, 2008 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #10

    When did I say they weren’t good, I just said they were overrated.

  • UTD111

    Nov 3, 2008 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #11

    QUOTE: “I have managed to get five points from the four games I have been in charge with a team I inherited from someone else.”

    Joe yer daft bat….you didnt inherit this team from somebody else – its the product of at least 4 past managers and a dodgy Director of Football LOL

  • UTD111

    Nov 3, 2008 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #12

    Jace the Ace – have you read the bit in Ed’s rules about personal attacks on other contributors?
    Easy mate!!

  • Karltoon

    Nov 3, 2008 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #13

    UTD111 – If Numptey is the most offensive word you read on the internet, consider yourself lucky

  • UTD111

    Nov 3, 2008 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #14

    True….I’d rather be a numpty than a mackem LOL

  • UTD111

    Nov 3, 2008 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #15

    Well – better get me tea and start gettin ready – its OK for you lads who live in Newcastle, some of us have to travel y’know! Here’s to 2-1 with the winner goin in off Ameobi’s bum in the 93rd minute so the Vile can’t hit back!

  • Karltoon

    Nov 3, 2008 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #16

    4-2 Toon..


    Nov 3, 2008 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #17

    Hey if Spurs can do it to L`pool and Stoke can turn the Arsenal over, then Villa dont look that tough.
    On any given day !
    Howeh Newcastle !


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