Kinnear Frustrated And Disappointed By FA Charge

Joe has come out today and said he is innocent of the charges leveled at him by the FA yesterday.

Joe Kinnear – innocent of the charges leveled at him by FA?

Joe talked about the incident today:

“I’m going to defend myself against any charge because on this occasion I have done nothing wrong and I’m determined to clear my name,” “I still haven’t been told exactly why I was sent from the dug-out, but I believe it was for supposedly saying something to the linesman.”

“I don’t know because I’ve not been told by the referee. I will fight this because I’m frustrated and disappointed it has happened.”

“The thing that I find strange is I’ve no idea how the linesman has heard what I’ve supposedly said from where he was standing and with all the noise that was going on.”

“Chris (Hughton) was having his say and I did say something, I know what I said, but I’ll wait until I have to give my defense before I talk about that any more.”

“There was plenty of noise around, the fans behind the linesman were absolutely furious and they were saying plenty to him as well, the whole place went crazy.”

Kinnear seemed upset at the free kick awarded against Sébastien Bassong for a shove on Stoke striker Ricardo Fuller, and we have to watch this, because shoulder charges and physical contact are all part of the game.

But Newcastle defended the free-kick like schoolboys, and that’s the reason Stoke scored.

Joe continued:

“I’m not blaming the linesman or the referee. It’s not their fault Stoke scored, we defended the free-kick badly and that was why they scored.”

“It’s our own fault we conceded a goal in injury time because we knew they were dangerous from set-pieces and we switched off at the crucial moment.”

“The free-kick should never have been given, it wasn’t a foul, there was barely any contact at all and I couldn’t believe it was judged to be foul play. Mistakes happen though.”

“But we are soldiering on and things will turn in our favor as long as we keep plugging away.”

That last sentence is important because it’s right that we haven’t had the rub of the green recently, and if we stop feeling sorry for ourselves, and soldier on, as Joe says, things can turn around, and turn around quickly.

We have to keep the spirit in the squad high, and learn from the mistakes we made last Saturday, and perhaps we can even get a good result on Saturday at Portsmouth to help us quickly forget last Saturday.

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • lesh

    Dec 9, 2008 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #1

    I wonder if Joe’s looking for special exemption from behaviour rules?

    Slightly different not, we do’nt seem to hear of Alex Ferguson being banned when he has his pops at refs… or am I wrong?

    Whchever, Joe needs to learn to button it!

  • Xisco Stu

    Dec 9, 2008 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #2

    It’s Guinnessophobia I tell you!

  • big pea ov weab

    Dec 9, 2008 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #3

    i have a bone to pick with the geordie faithfull why were we out sung on was the first game iv been to this season due to work and there wasnt any 1 singing me and the bairn tryed to start it off but no 1 wanted to no its a shame coz we did have the best singers in the country why o why arnt anay 1 singing start now

  • AO

    Dec 9, 2008 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #4

    Tomtoon wherever he may be
    Scouting youtube for the next Henry
    His voice has finally broke now he’s started puberty
    He’s asked father christmas for toy story..

  • AO

    Dec 9, 2008 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #5

    big pea- I would hardly call jimmy nail and cheryl cole the best singers in the country. Chas and dave get my vote every time.

  • Terry Mac's Crossword

    Dec 9, 2008 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #6

    I thought Jonas’s through ball for Owen’s first was absolutely WORLD CLASS. Great to see those two link us so well. Could be the start of nice little partnership between them? If Owen sticks around past January.

  • Punk Skunk

    Dec 9, 2008 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #7

    Defo terryMac,
    great ball, as was Martins run & pass for the second…Pity we were let down again by a totally crap decsion for their free kick at the end of the game…How many times now?..
    …blackburn, fulham, stoke etc…

  • Shanghaitoon

    Dec 9, 2008 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #8

    AO… NE singers.. how about Mark Knopfler, Sting, eric Burdon, Chris Rea… Not just Jimmy Nail and Cheryl!!! 🙂 all those first few would beat Chaz n Dave any day!! They’re just a couple of honky tonk pub singers who got lucky!!


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