Newcastle Fans Gave Me The Biggest Buzz Of My Life

Joe Kinnear seems to have fallen in love with the Newcastle United club, the City and the fans, as he told the News Of The World (NOTW) today, that the fans have already given him the biggest buzz of his life, without a shadow of a doubt.

Joe Kinnear – the biggest buzz of my life at St. James’ Park

Joe talked to the NOTW today in a lengthy interview:

“On Monday, the crowd were chanting my name. The staff said ‘Are you listening gaffer?’ “

“There were forty-odd thousand singing ‘There’s only one Joe Kinnear’.”

“The biggest buzz of my life without a shadow of a doubt.”

After the game, owner Mike Ashley sent Joe a message of congratulations, and it seems like Mike would love to come and watch the Newcastle games again, but he cannot because of the fury over allowing Kevin Keegan to resign in early September, and Mike is hardly popular right now with the Newcastle faithful, to say the least.

Joe continued:

“Mike sent me a message after we beat Villa. He said he wished he was there.” “He said he was sorry but there were circumstances why he couldn’t come.”

“I said that is another thing that I hope you can put right. He loves his football, he loves the club, his kids love it.”

“I wish I had the answer for him.” “I think if he doesn’t sell it, I would like to see him back in the stands. Get the supporters around a table and sit down and have a good positive meeting.”

“Maybe we could heal whatever wounds there are.”

Well we don’t think that will happen, because there is more news today that an American consortium will be launching a big offer for the club, and that’s what Newcastle fans would like to see.

But if Joe wins his next two games, before the Chelsea game at Stamford Bridge on November 22nd, he will have done more than a solid job for the Newcastle United football club, and the fans will not forget it, that’s for sure.

If he wins his next 3 games, the job is his.   😀

Comments welcome.

32 comments so far

  • Tom4Nufc

    Nov 9, 2008 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #1

    He says it how it is, brilliant man for the job.

  • beyethegreat

    Nov 9, 2008 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #2

    i like kinnear and would love him to have the job
    but i thought the same about roeder

  • Toon_Ksk

    Nov 9, 2008 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #3

    Mike Ashley will need to meet the NUSC to iron out the differences and hopefully come out with a common understanding.

  • AndyNUFC

    Nov 9, 2008 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #4

    Truth be told he’s done pretty good here. Nothing amazing yet but pretty good. I think it’s just about creeping into every toon fan’s mind that maybe he should stay on till the end of the season. I certainly think he’s the man for the job if he gets wins today and next week.

    Then, if he gets some good signings in, you could say that he was a better manager than Keegan. That he didn’t walk away, didn’t complain, stood up for the club, and got average players putting in some good shifts.

    So from that, I suppose you could say from Keegan walking away, Ashley appointed a better manager. If that’s the case, then shouldn’t Ashley be a bit more accepted with the fans? Maybe he insulted a ‘messiah’, but he brought in a man actually willing to do.

    Ah god knows, jury’s still out on Kinnear I guess, next 2 games depend on which way i’ll see him.

  • kevin Nichol

    Nov 9, 2008 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #5

    mike ashley can start by telling dennis wise to F@ck off and then people might start listening to him….Whoever is in charge off our great club needs to COMMUNICATE with the fans; we are the heartbeat off the club!

    Joe is doing a fantastic job! Is he the right man to take our club forward? All he can do is keep winning games. We have had big names take the job in the past “Gullit, Dalglish, Souness, Allardyce”…none of them successfull so why not give to Joe until the end of the season? At least that will provide us with a little bit of stability for now and lets be honest, that is what we are desperate for now!

    Great performance from pompey yday 🙂 It was especially sweet when their winner came in the last minute…

    Bring on Fulham today; we can win it; i’m optimistic today; 3-1 to the toon; shola double and a goal from martins……


  • Punk Skunk

    Nov 9, 2008 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #6

    Let’s just stick with what we’ve got for now…More upheaval is NOT required, it’ll just upset the applecart again!..
    …He’s doin alright, let’s see what gives!..

    …Stability & continuity please!..

  • UTD111

    Nov 9, 2008 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #7

    Can’t believe some people in here are suggesting Kinnear is a better manager than Kevin! When Kinnear has led us to the Champion’s league that might be something to consider – but after a handful of games? Not likely!
    Ed – are you getting backhanders? We had the article yesterday about that nice Dennis who has been so wronged. And now that nice Mike Ashley…….
    Some of us have longer memories than 24 hours

  • Punk Skunk

    Nov 9, 2008 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #8

    Don’t think KK actually got us to the chumps league…He walked, & Dogleash made sure we came 2nd, if my memory serves?..
    …& i reckon the fans had a hell of a lot to do with KK’s 1st reign, don’t you utd 111?..
    …It’s pretty amazin’ what we can do when we truely get behind the team!..

  • toonarmy08

    Nov 9, 2008 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #9

    It maybe what we need ,a manager like kinnear ,no nonsense ,says it how it is ,and he isnt a big name .we have had too many big name managers that have done f**k all over the years ,this could be just what we need ,and im not entirely sure if i want kkegan back in all honestly .i would definately give big joe a job here even if we bring another manager in .what do u guys think ???

  • AndyNUFC

    Nov 9, 2008 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #10

    What’s that, somethign Keegan done years ago when the premier league was a completely different place? No room for sentiment when you want the right man as manager.

  • Punk Skunk

    Nov 9, 2008 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #11

    mate, i think y’right!..
    …It’s the same with players, sometimes the ‘unknowns’ i.e. not ‘big’ names come & do a proper job…I’m a big believer in gettin’ some no-nonsense caches/players in…I prefer people to make their name than just ride in on past glories!..Less expectation, more to prove & fight for!..

  • Punk Skunk

    Nov 9, 2008 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #12

    coaches… 😀

  • AndrewNUFC

    Nov 9, 2008 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #13

    I like Kinnear and he has done class so far. Why not give him the job?

  • Nick Cotton

    Nov 9, 2008 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #14

    Neeargh – punk you at the match or watchin in a bar mate or u at work again?

  • bigbadrab

    Nov 9, 2008 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #15


  • Punk Skunk

    Nov 9, 2008 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #16

    Work mate…Bah!..
    …Might get to watch via the net, if i’m a good lad!..
    …Wtf happened to wham yesterday mate?..

    …Thought you had it in the bag there!..


    Nov 9, 2008 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #17

    Who was manager before kinnear? Almost forgot…seriously, no disrespect to Keegan, but his days are gone…please mates, stop living in the past!!

    Kinnear deserves credit, he deserves the job permanently and he deserves our full backing! New hero in the making! Provide us with silverware if we back him!

    I said many times before, don’t be stupid and forgive MA if he cannot sell. It is our club, and our future! Everyone can make mistakes (see barton) if he appologises honestly and then gives everything for the good of the club!!

    Either way, even if new owners come in, I would like to keep kinnear becouse the club needs stability desperately!! Maybe shearer can help as some kind of a co-striker-coach out? He can learn all he needs to be the future manager…but until then, kinnear is the right man with his passion and love to the geordie nation!

  • BT9MAG

    Nov 9, 2008 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #18

    I’d love to know why Roeder has such a shoddy reputation?

    He has the 3rd best points to games ratio out of any modern manager for Newcastle behind Keegan (1st reign) and sir Bobby!

    In the season and a half he had control of us he single handedly got us out of a relegation battle and into Europe (the semi-final no less) – this despite having the worst injury ravaged squad the premiership had seen!

    The only reason he was (once again) because the fans turned against Shepphard and he sacked the manager to save himself!

    Kinnear should stay until the end of the season – that should be concrete! Whether or not he stays for a further period of time – let’s just wait and see!

  • Nick Cotton

    Nov 9, 2008 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #19

    Oh blew it again big style, don’t think our two teams are that different over the last few years mate! Sorry about work, ope u can see some of it. All ave a gargle for ya!

  • lee

    Nov 9, 2008 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #20

    am i a fan of joe ., not really but he has done a better job than i ever could of emgained, so i think he should be given a chance to look after the club until the end of the season,,,, mainly just to keep the continuety with the players.

    as for mike ashley he is welcome back any rime he likes, he owns the club,,,,,
    he may have put ppl like lambprat and ratwise in the club but if if lambprat can get in why not mike….. i do feel sorry for him.. i dont think he is stupid but i think he has been very niaeve….
    saying that some of the signings have been quality

  • Punk Skunk

    Nov 9, 2008 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #21

    Y’right there nick…Hope i get to see some…& yea, not a million miles between us you lot!..

  • boater

    Nov 9, 2008 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #22

    Andynufc, et al. I couldn’t disagree more… JFK has been NOTHING BUT amazing since he arrived. We were losing reliably every week – there was talk of squad mutiny, the fans that bothered going were silent or booing and we were back in the press again as the footballing standing joke.

    JFK has lost one in 5 and that was the most unreflective result of them all.. I thought we bossed the unwashed. Shola has returned to his (inconsistent) best -still an unbelievable turn-around. Barton is back playing well again- Kinnear has handled that smartly, as well as the political goings on very well…

    He is passionate, daft enough and evidently capable of generating immense team-spirit. He looks to be relishing building an attacking, passing side around key men – Colo, Barton, Duff, Martins and Guti… the kind of players he never had in the past at his disposal.

    It is hard to recall a worse situation for a manager to walk into at the toon… unbelievably he has got us playing football that is very watchable – not just grinding out some relegation-defying results, which was his brief.

  • wigaz

    Nov 9, 2008 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #23

    Think the comparrisons between Roeder & JFK should stop. Even though i dont think Roeder deserves the digs he gets, think joe has more experience in PL but i think a lot of when Glen got us to 7th had a lot to o with Shearer helping him out. Think Joe is cut from the same kind of cloth as Fergie as he tells it like it is & takes no Shit from jumped up journos! you got my vote Joe.

  • Hadrian

    Nov 9, 2008 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #24

    joe must not get the job full time , and must not be allowed to move on any player .
    he’s not gonna be here long enough and the guy following him may like the players joe wants to sell .
    sooner we get a new owner and a world class manager with credentials the better .
    and with a billionare owner prepared to back their manager , dont try and tell me we cant get the very best of managers at this club .

  • Hadrian

    Nov 9, 2008 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #25

    just read a fgew more comments and i think some of you need a reality check , joe has been here a handfull of games and some of you are labeling him as the next fergie or some kind of jose mouhrino .
    always the same on tyneside , win a game and its the league next , lose and were off to the championship .
    old hack of a manager comes in after 4 year out of the games , gets a talented group of players winning matches they should be anyway and all of a sudden he’s the greatest thing since sliced bread .

    give owa man .

  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Nov 9, 2008 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #26

    Hadrian-sorry mate, but you say it like its so easy.
    Aye, we’ll just pluck out one of the numerous multi billionaires that are looking to buy us (wherever they are?)..before giving a world class manager a quick buzz, asking him to leave whatever post he’s at just now and come manage a team in the bottom half of the premier league.
    How do you know Kinnear isnt going to be here much longer? god knows how long its going to take Ashley to sell, if he sells at all. Recently it has been looking like he’s been making an attempt to backtrack, with Joe speaking highly of him, and hinting that the whole KK scenario may not have been Ashleys fault.
    What this club needs is stability. Joe speaks his heart, is a very good man manager and is getting results. I didnt want him permanently at first, but as the weeks go by he seems to prove a little more and more, why he at least deserves a shot.
    Put it this way, if we got new owners and inside a week joe had lost his job, i’d be thoroughly disappointed in our club.

  • Punk Skunk

    Nov 9, 2008 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #27

    Very well put KKforever!..
    …We need stability & we won’t get that by choppin’ & changin’ all the time!..

    …Stick or bust?..

    …Who’s gonna come here right now & if we get new, rich owners…Will it just be…For the cash?..

  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Nov 9, 2008 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #28

    skunk-exactly. End of the day, if we do get new owners and Joe is booted, then we’ll be back to square one. We’ll have the nervous 3, 4, 5 or however many games we will play during the transitional period between managers where we will come away with poor results, basically undoing the work kinnear had done previously, until we get a new man in charge and hopefully move forward.
    Throughout this time, there’s a good chance the Jan transfer window will have passed us by, and we’ll be worrying as per usual about injuries due to the fact our squad just isnt deep enough.
    I dunno, i just think he deserves a crack at it. Alot of fans are saying we’re getting carried away judging him after 6 games or whatever, but i dont think we are. No one is claiming he’s superman or he’s going to win us the league, but he’s came in and is immediatly getting results.
    The people who are claiming he’s not good enough because he’s been out the game for four years etc, are judging him just as quickly as those backing him, the only difference being thre outlook is negative, which isnt really what you want is it!

  • Punk Skunk

    Nov 9, 2008 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #29


  • Hadrian

    Nov 9, 2008 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #30

    roeder all over again

  • Sav

    Nov 9, 2008 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #31

    All getting carried away. JFK has done Ok. That’s all. He had nothing to lose and I’ve always thought he was a decent bloke since he was at the Dons and was in the running for Ireland manager.
    He has a way to go to equal what Keegan has done for this club. He did get us into the Champions’ League before Dalglish dismantled the side and made it an ‘Old Crone’s Club’ for his retired mates. (although he did give us Nobby and Shay Given).
    We need Ashley to get the hell out of the club as he has put nowt into it. We’ll see if he’s such a fan by the price he demands for it and whether he starts coming to games after its sold. I doubt it.
    Elfer. you need a new drum to bang on.

  • Stripetongue

    Nov 10, 2008 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #32

    Crappy manager. Mediocre chanpionship team suits him. Fotball has evolved. JK have not. Get rid of him and get a manager for the future.


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