Joe Kinnear will be in trouble again with the FA after he objected to the free kick awarded against Sebastien Bassong that led to Abdoulaye Faye’s 91st minute equalizer yesterday at St. James’ Park.
Joe Kinnear – whoops – I’m in trouble now!
And while it was a rather harsh decision on Bassong, it was really the schoolboy defending by Newcastle that folowed, where 3 players went to head the cross from Glenn Whealen and all missed, that led to the goal.
The ball then landed surprisingly at Abdoulaye Faye’s feet, 5 yards from the goal, completely unmarked, and he stabbed it home.
A furious Kinnear did not attend the post-game Press conference and instead sent assistant manager Chris Hughton to meet the press, and it was probably a good thing he did that, because he could have got himself into even more trouble.
Joe arrived at Newcastle with a 2 game ban for calling an official Coco The Clown, while he was still manager at Wimbledon, and then he was found in the tunnel during the second of those games, because his cell phone was not working properly.
And of course Joe is already facing an FA charge after calling Martin Atkinson a Mickey Mouse referee at Fulham earlier this season, when we were hopeless and lost 2-1. It now seems almost certain some action will be taken against the Newcastle manager.
Of course Joe had every right to be furious when Newcastle conceded the equalizer so late in the game, because so were the Newcastle fans, but it wasn’t the officials at fault, it was our terrible defending.
That’s the truth of the matter, and that makes things even worse.
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