Joe Kinnear Certain To Feel Wrath Of English FA

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.

Comments welcome.

Read Ed’s report of the Newcastle Stoke game on his News Of The World Column and leave a comment.

9 comments so far

  • wigaz

    Dec 7, 2008 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #1

    Here’s a good punishment, sack him as Toon manager! he has NO CLUE!!!

  • reedy

    Dec 7, 2008 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #2

    he was manager of forest not wimbledon when he made the comments

  • Kinnear Is Ashley's Rent Boy (DanToon)

    Dec 7, 2008 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #3

    He’s useless, not the team’s fault at all, the manager made the wrong subs and tactics! that’s why all the team’s he’s managed struggle!!

  • BT9MAG

    Dec 7, 2008 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #4

    DanToon – he DID make poor substitutions, but shit communication during set pieces is NOT his fault! That’s lack of concentration and coordination by the players on the pitch!

  • Shanghaitoon

    Dec 7, 2008 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #5

    Sack him????? And then what???? How long did it take to get him there in the first place…? Were the managers knocking on the door to come and take the job???? Grow up people!!! Having Joe is better than the alternative… and you all know what that is!

  • James

    Dec 7, 2008 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #6

    guys if newcastle sack joe kinnear then they’re heading straight into the championship. joe’s not done too much of a bad job with them. you can’t expect a team doing badly to suddenly transform into an amazing team. yesterday’s performance wasn’t joe’s fault. the defenders should’ve done better themselves

  • wigaz

    Dec 7, 2008 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #7

    You do make sense Shangai but think i can say were all sick as F**K!!!

  • Punk Skunk

    Dec 7, 2008 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #8

    Why were stoke given that free-kick that garnered their equalizer?..
    …Yet another Bad decision by the refs!..

  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Dec 7, 2008 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #9

    i sort of agree with all angles here if i’m honest.

    1. Yes, the decision to give a free kick was ridiculous. Ricardo Fuller isnt a small lad, Bassong went shoulder to shoulder with him and Fuller hardly moved, didnt even lose the ball. He didnt appeal for a free kick or anything, the ref just decided to blow.

    2. Yes, Kinnear’s subsitutions yesterday were terrible, and it will have played a large part in us not being able to see out the second half. Players in wrong positions, and the likes of Cacapa on the field-if i’m being 100% honest, i did not expect to see cacapa step out onto SJP again.

    3. Kinnear cannot take all the blame for yesterday. Yes his decisions were awful, yet the defending for the equaliser wasnt much better. Like Ed says, there were 3 maybe even 4 players that jumped to clear that ball and not a single one of them could, Faye strolled into the box, the ball luckily fell at his feet and he stabbed it in, before his ridiculous “shhh” celebration right down the touchline at us.


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