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!!