Joe Kinnear talked this morning about Newcastle United not particularly having too much luck in some of their games since he took over.
Joe Kinnear – not having much luck at home
Joe talked about our home form this morning:
We’ve dropped four points in our last two home games and if you think back to the Manchester City game, we’ve dropped six really. Against City they were given a penalty which never was and we had a player sent off for it which was another major blow for us to deal with.”
“Against Fulham there was a foul in the build-up to their second goal which the referee ignored and those things are really difficult to take. If we had a couple more points the league table would look a lot better for us.”
“We have been getting a raw deal in recent weeks and we can only hope that turns for us in the second half of the season. When you think about all the injuries we’ve picked up as well, lady luck hasn’t really been kind to us has she? “
Joe’s right there, and but for late goals we could have won all 5 home games since Joe took over, but that’s all woulda, coulda shoulda, and we haven’t done that, and we’ve dropped 6 points, and that’s the way it is.
But we concede far too many goals right now at St. James’ Park and we concede far too many late goals, which have turned out to be equalizers. The disappointment on Saturday was for the defense to concede two goals in the last 30 minutes, against a side who had only scored 3 goals in 7 away games this season, before Saturday.
So Joe has to get the lads to realize that, and they must keep their concentration 100% for the full game, which didn’t happen on Saturday.
We haven’t got the points we’ve really deserved, but there again the league table doesn’t lie, and right now we’re in 17th place, and just one place above the relegation three.
Spurs beat West Ham 2-0 last night at Upton Park, and now go above us in the league by a couple of points.