Kinnear Thanks Newcastle’s Terrific Fans

Newcastle United have again sold-out their away day allocation of 3,800 tickets for the derby game at Middlesbrough on Saturday.

The famous Newcastle United fans

Joe Kinnear has made no secret of his great admiration, and even surprise, at how good the Newcastle faithful have been to the team since Joe has been at the club. And that’s one part of the club that Joe seems to think Newcastle have no equals – and he’s right on that one.

And it’s also clear that Joe wants the fans to be able to celebrate a victory on Saturday, and that’s what the lads will be going all out for at The Riverside on Saturday.  It should be a great game to watch.

Joe said this morning:

“The fans have been terrific, I can’t stress that enough,” “At Chelsea last weekend we got a great draw and I hope that the supporters who traveled down enjoyed it”

“It’s another derby match this weekend and it’s no surprise that our fans have taken all of their tickets – I’m sure they would’ve taken more if they could.”

“It’s a great chance for us to give them something to cheer about and I hope that come Saturday night they’ll have a drink in their hand toasting a victory.”

While we’ve got 10 points from 8 league games with Joe in charge, 2 wins, 2 defeats and 4 draws, we really needed to get some wins out of those 4 draws. If we han’t been reduced to 10 men against the unimpressive Man City, and if we hadn’t conceded an 89th minute equalizer against 10 man Wigan, there’s another 4 points we could have collected.

But that’s all woulda coulda shoulda – and it was not to be and that’s now water under the Tyne Bridge, it’s gone by.  The reality is we’re still 3rd bottom of the league, and we have just 14 points from 14 games – 4 points from 6 games before Kinnear arrived and 10 points in 8 games since Joe joined.

Middlesbrough are in 10th place with 18 points, so a win would put us just a single point behind the Smoggies.

It’s also clear we need outright wins rather than draws to pull us up the league, and that’s why we need to go all out for wins in most of our remaining games this season – starting with Middlesbrough on Saturday.    😀

Howay The Lads.

13 comments so far

  • cooldj

    Nov 27, 2008 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #1

    🙂 haha 1st

  • mixed up

    Nov 27, 2008 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #2

    Just like to say a big thanks to the cockney mafia for some brilliant signings. Both Coloccini and Bassong look like they could be fab together.
    Jonas is class too. Three cheers for Wise and Co. Hip hip..

  • graeme

    Nov 27, 2008 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #3

    If we play anything like we did against Chelski – the same determination & commitment, but with a bit more emphasis on attack – we should be capable of winning against Boro.

    It just depends on which NUFC team turn up!!!!!

  • geordie_upon_tyne

    Nov 27, 2008 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #4

    well even tho i like kinnear i dont think he has it to take us up where i want us to be , waited to long to change it at the wigan game , i cant believe we are fighting to stay in the premiership 🙁

  • geordie_upon_tyne

    Nov 27, 2008 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #5

    off the subject any1 know where the cod are feeding cos everytime i come home empty handed wor lass says ive been seeing some1 else (as if im that lucky )

  • G

    Nov 27, 2008 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #6

    I’m not convinced Kinnear is the answer either, in the short term, he has done a fine job of steadying the ship, however, I really can’t see us acheiving anything if he is in charge next season. It’s nothing against Kinnear, we just need a solid consistant manager who can shape his own (not Wise’s) squad and play the football the fans deserve. I really hope if he is still here he proves me wrong, but I just can’t see it.

  • Bill F (Original)

    Nov 27, 2008 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #7

    Geordie, perhaps you out to stop at the wet fish shop on the way home. 🙂

    Our support will raise their gate to around the 20 thou mark, they are really an over achieving championship team. We should be beating the likes of them for fun. 🙁


    Nov 27, 2008 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #8

    Taye Taiwo should be our no 1 target for leftback! Imagine how strong your backline would be and zoggy and also martins would be very upbeat to have him alongside them! 😉

  • boater

    Nov 27, 2008 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #9

    Nothing like a positive attitude Geordie Upon Tyne….

    We are not in a relegation battle… no one is yet. People have been saying that since October… divent be melodramatic …. haway get a grip. 2 wins in a row would push us towards a uefa spot.

    JK’s absolute January priority no.1 – HAS to be to find a way of getting some goals from midfield. I say it again… we are defending better than a long time… better than under KK for sure. We have strikers who always grab you a goal between them… tick, tock… we now need goals from midfield… If barton and duff had buried their chances in last two months we would have won the games we narrowly drew, or even lost.

    Who will chip in with goals apart from strikers? NZOGBIA… who else? No one… SO IN JANUARY WE NEED A GOAL-SCORER FROM MIDFIELD!!!!!! Richards (the scum), Park (manure) … still can’t believe we let Farfan go to Schalke… he’s started scoring for them now n’all…. nobby’s Peruvian heir.

  • boater

    Nov 27, 2008 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #10

    G – he is proving you wrong now daftie! Oh ye of such lofty ambitions. Where do you get the nerve to talk about ‘building your own side’ and challenging at the top, etc… before JK came in we were losing every week have you forgotten that? What about the 3-o defeat at arsenal under KK? Do you remember how terrible we were that day … that wouldn’t happen under JK now… 2 BLEEDIN MONTHS INTO THE JOB!

    Stop moaning about what he won’t do… and give the man some respect for the job he has done so far.

  • bowburnmag

    Nov 27, 2008 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #11

    boater – I like your posts (from what I remember) but how can you say we were losing every week under KK? We drew with the Mancs at their place and beat Bolton, then got a footballing lesson off a side technically much better than us on the day. Before that (last season) we finished disappointingly away to Everton, lost against at home to a team who came within a gnat’s cock of winning the title and before that we’d spanked Reading, Spurs, the Mackems and Fulham. Before that we’d lost to three teams who finished in the top four. So my question would be, regarding lofty ambitions, what would you have expected as an alternative to that?


    Nov 27, 2008 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #12

    Yeah Joe, hope you still think so when the mob start beying for your head.
    Just a matter of time.
    Want to say I think you have done a hell of a job
    got a bunch of mainly no names, thin on the ground, playing their asses off.
    Keep it up Joe, you`r dooin great.

  • AndrewNUFC

    Nov 27, 2008 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #13

    Lets hope we turn up and play the kind off football we can play.


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