Newcastle Are A Great Great Club

Martin O’Neil has talked about his opposite number at Newcastle United – Joe Kinnear, before tonight’s vital game, and he has again praised the Newcastle club.

Martin O’Neil – Newcastle are a great great club

Martin said today:

“Joe Kinnear has been an excellent manager,” “He conjured an excellent team spirit at Wimbledon which he really needed as they were playing games at Crystal Palace and didn’t have a home of their own.”

“If you were going to survive you had to have that spirit and if you were going to prosper, which they did, they had to have something a bit special.

“It was a big, big win for Joe when Newcastle beat West Bromwich Albion last week and you get the impression with Joe that he is desperate to get back into the game.”

“This is a great opportunity for him and he has said this is the biggest club he has ever worked in. He wants to do his very best. He has got to win and I think there is a new-found spirit there.”

“I thought their efforts against Manchester City, when they appeared to have been played off the pitch and then they found something from somewhere to hit back, was fantastic.”

“For the last 10 minutes they were out on their feet but they put in a big effort into the game to get a draw. So, he has something going for him.”

“He is at a great, great club and it is not me being sycophantic about it because they are a tremendous club.”

Note:  Definition of sycophantic – attempting to win favor by flattery.

Funny how we’ve always liked Martin O’Neill.

We’ve noticed O’Neill  has been very complimentary of Newcastle, ever since he turned down the job offered to him in early 2006 by Freddy Shepherd, after Graeme Souness was sacked.

And this is not the first time he has praised Newcastle, as last week on Sky Sports he said Newcastle were a great club, and then said something like “let me correct that – Newcastle are a really great club.”

He seemed to go out of his way top compliment Newcastle United, and we know he thinks the Newcastle supporters are just fantastic.  He would have been a wonderful manager for Newcastle.

Oh well, that’s water under the Tyne bridge now. 😀

Let’s get all 3 points tonight, and prove Martin right!

Howay The Lads!!

14 comments so far

  • beyethegreat

    Nov 3, 2008 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #1

    if only he came to us instead of villa though ashley probably would have drove him out anyway coz theres no way he would have stood for a director of football and he would have been out the door quicker than keegan was

  • Big Dave

    Nov 3, 2008 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #2

    beyethegreat I agree if only mate but he will be the looser tonight

  • GraemeR

    Nov 3, 2008 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #3

    BigD – hope u r right – but bottom of the league, no bounce back from the new manager, no sign of the new buyer, we are already looking at championship players !!!!

    Just goes from bad to worse -:{

  • toon4life

    Nov 3, 2008 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #4

    i got couple quid on 2-1 toon with oba to score..
    hopefully itl happen (Y)

  • Joey's going to get you!!(GG7)

    Nov 3, 2008 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #5

    haha jonas talking the geordie lingo on setanta

  • Stevo

    Nov 3, 2008 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #6

    Lads, anyone got a link?

  • beyethegreat

    Nov 3, 2008 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #7
  • Steve_48

    Nov 3, 2008 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #8

    I’ll be using that one tonight beyethegreat

  • Joey's going to get you!!(GG7)

    Nov 3, 2008 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #9

    intresting to see how cuellar plays tonight

  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Nov 3, 2008 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #10

    butt is starting over Guthrie, with barton in the mid. Owen starting on the bench.

    we are as follows: given, beye, taylor, colo, enrique, jonas, butt, barton, duff, ameobi, martins.

    villa also with a full strength team out, no injuries apart from petrov i think.

  • Stevo

    Nov 3, 2008 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #11

    beyethegreat – quality mate cheers!!

  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Nov 3, 2008 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #12

    GG7-Jonas was brilliant

    “oh ehh, yesa i know some, we have some eh, phrases”
    before bursting into a big geordie “why aye man! canny!”, what a legend!

  • reillers

    Nov 3, 2008 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #13

    Great man, great manager, I’ve a lot of time for him. I’ve total respect for him. It’s wee lads like himself who we need more of in football, if there were only more people like him in football.

  • JJ

    Nov 3, 2008 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #14

    Same players just dont perform…

    Guthrie could do the same defensive work Butt is doing and provide something going forward where Butt is useless… for every ball Butt wins in a challenge he gives it away with a pass.

    The only chances we have had are chances Oba has had to fashion for himself because Ameobi is so useless at holding up the ball. I watched the whole game and of every ball he received he lost 90% and made something usefull once….

    I feel soory for Oba because he is so easily tracked when making a run and so easily closed down, because Ameobis movement is ZERO and thus nobody really has to work to mark him… so the double up on Oba.

    We need Owen on for Ameobi and Guthrie on for Butt (wont happen).

    Enrique’s biggest problem is he needs to use his right foot, even just a little bit, he is so one footed its not even funny. So we should be starting with Bassong. But thats is too late…

    Third sub we should make is NZogbia for Duff because he offers more creatively but that can be done in the final 15mins…

    Lets hope it happens… A DRAW DOES US NO GOOD…


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