Kinnear – Geordies Don’t Mince Words And I Like That

Joe Kinnear will have a tricky decision to make for the game at Craven Cottage on Sunday, as he ponders whether to start captain Michael Owen for that game.  He has also said he’s just about getting used to living in Newcastle, where the fans are so volatile and passionate about their football.

Joe Kinnear – let’s have 5 pints after the game

Newcastle looked a more than decent side against Aston Villa, and after a battling close first half, in which Villa had two good chances that they missed, Newcastle scored and then pilled it up a notch to outplay the Villa.

And of course Joe Kinnear is hopeful his team, who seem to have found a winning habit, well at least for two games, can win at Craven Cottage on Sunday afternoon.

Joe said today:

“I said before I think that our next few games are winnable, and confidence is high going into Fulham. The league is tight and a few results will send us up that league,”

Kinnear lost his voice during Monday night’s game where the atmosphere near the end was unbelievable, and the manager was again impressed with the backing of the home crowd at St James’ Park.

He also was off for a couple of days, resting up his voice no doubt, but we wouldn’t be at all surprised if he met somewhere with Dennis Wise, to discuss some transfer dealings, while Dennis was on Tyneside.

Joe continued:

“The supporters have been our twelfth man – they’ve been great. The noise on Monday was unbelievable,” “I think I’m just about coming to terms with living in a one-team city.”

“I have never been in a city so volatile and passionate about their team, but I like it.”

“I like the way the Geordies see things and the way they are about their football. If they have something to say to you, they’ll say it. I like that, they don’t mince their words.”

Whatever happens to Joe Kinnear when the new owners are installed he will well remember his time on Tyneside, which has reacquainted him with the game he longs to get back to.

And there’s no doubt the Newcastle fans have really inspired him on Tyneside, where’s he’s done more than a  decent job, and we really hope he can keep it up, and get us up that league table.

If he can do that there will be no shortage of job offers made to Joe Kinnear, once he ends his time at Newcastle United.

Well done Joe.

13 comments so far

  • WesToon

    Nov 7, 2008 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #1

    Well said JFK,what a really good man he is,thank you for what you already have done for my Beloved Newcastle

    Ho’way The Lads!!!

  • mikeygd

    Nov 7, 2008 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #2

    the man must stay until the end of the season at least!

  • The Entertainers

    Nov 7, 2008 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #3

    Any new owners will find theirselves in the position Ashley found himself in with Big Sam.

    JFK deserves his chance and his off field comments are spot on (all of them!) He has endeared himself with me and it appears the players.

    At the end of the day results speak a thousand words and if he can keep us going in the right direction then getting rid of him would be suicide.

    Nice new owners with deep pockets and a 1 and 1/2 year contract for JFK!…….and a very happy new year!

  • Whumpie

    Nov 7, 2008 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #4

    I think there are parallels to be drawn between JFK and Michael Owen here: both are thought likely to depart, but in each case you now have to ask: how much would it cost to replace them, and would those replacements be any better?

    We all know things could turn bad again at any time, but I’m not expecting it any time soon. I’m delighted that JFK has got himself established as a Premiership manager now, and even take my hat off to Ashley (dammit) for getting that call right.

    I think we need to keep him and EMO for as long as they keep delivering the goods.

    (Good article on the EMO issue here:

  • Whumpie

    Nov 7, 2008 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #5

    Off-subject, but important: Anyone who’s not already pledged some money to Mark Allison’s new (and quite unbelievably ambitious) charity exploits, please click here:

    and click on one or both of the JustGiving links on the bottom right.

    This guy is going to wear the black and white right across the USA and deserves all our support!

  • Roadhog

    Nov 7, 2008 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #6

    Although I’m impressed with the results since JFK took over I have to question a few things.
    1. Is it not just the players who were injured coming back and not in fact JFK’s wonder touch.
    2. His subsitutions have puzzled me at times. Struggling to play in the second half of the West Brom game takes off Guiterez and Martins. Can’t understand that. I’d rather have a half fit Guiterez then a fully fit Geremi any day!.
    3. If we did give JFK a permanent role with the club are we not just going to have a repeat of the Glen Roeder sitution? Comes in after a disaster – Steadies the ship – given the job full time – has a disaster then sacked and forgotten for the good work he put in before hand.

  • adam

    Nov 7, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #7

    Needs to stay til the end of the season and then review it – Rolling one year contract would suit all I think

  • Stevo

    Nov 7, 2008 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #8

    Ed, can I do a new graphic for the top of the blog page my friend……..Same as before but I’ll remove Keegan and put JFK there instead……I”ll do a nice job of it…..I’m a graphic designer!

  • rooks

    Nov 7, 2008 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #9

    that blogonthetyne link is pure bollox, totally OTT & lacking logic. has this guy aspirations to work for the gutter press – it reads like a ‘NOTW ‘exclusive’

  • Nick

    Nov 7, 2008 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #10

    We’re haemorraghing fortunes on Owen and Viduka who for the vast majority of time are never available. I wouldn’t lose sleep over Owen leaving, we’re doing Ok without him.

    It’s not also the end of the world if Given goes. 7M for a 33 year old is great business when we have the best young kkeper in the world in KRUL and the ever reliable Harper.

    Things rarely turn out to be as bad as you think they’ll be.

  • graeme

    Nov 7, 2008 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #11

    Nick, no problem with EMO or the Duke moving on – it will save us a fortune. The Duke is finished now anyway – he has always been a lazy sod but now his legs have gone as well. He should have been shipped out last summer.

    Given is still one of the best keepes in the Prem, so why would you want to lose him? He is already due a testimonial, loves the club and I just cant see him pushing for a move. His attitude is superb, it must rub off on the younger keepers – I hope he stays although part of me also wants to see Harper get a long run as I reckon he could be playing for England, he’s certainly good enough.

  • skin d

    Nov 7, 2008 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #12

    if the new owners back joe with sizeable funds,he should be given a chance because we need stability.
    i would hate it if joe leaves because it,s back to square one,he may not be peoples first choice but i,ve come round to the way of thinking that if another man comes in it,s more upheaval.
    the only thing that would worry me is joe,s lack of knowledge when it came to signing quality players.

  • Shanghaitoon

    Nov 7, 2008 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #13

    You don’t need to have superstars to make a winning team… Hull have proved that this season, and look what Everton did last year… You just need a group of player that work well as a team. Likewise with managers, he doesn’t have to be a Murinho, Wenger or Ferguson.. he just has to Gel with the Team.. fit in with the ethic of the team and things can work… I say give Joe a chance to do what he can… He’s earned it (IMHO)!!


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