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.
“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.