Kinnear Will Continue Newcastle’s Attacking Ways

Joe Kinnear has always attacked the opposition at home, and while he has been a little more cautious away from Tyneside, the lads are nearly always going for the win in the second half, even when they’re not at St. James’ Park.


Joe Kinnear – taking the training at Newcastle

Joe promises to have the lads attacking from the start on Sunday against a good Spurs side, who are nevertheless weakened by a number of injuries.

Joe told Sky Sports today:

“We have gone cautious away from home (but) we have always gone straight for it, we have always played four or five attacking players in the home matches.”

“But that has always been my philosophy anyway. If you are at home, you are expected to win, and we will continue to do that.”

“But we have been causing our own problems by conceding late goals. In the past two home games, it has been the 90th minute each time.”

“But again, that was individual errors and we have sharpened up on that.” “The players are aware now of what their duties are and what responsibilities they have to see the games out, and we haven’t done that in the previous home games.”

Tottenham have improved immensely under new manager Harry Redknapp, but Newcastle are also playing much better under Joe Kinnear, and have a 5 game unbeaten streak going, and have yet to be beatebn at home under Kinnear.

So it should be a good game between two sides who were propping up the league earlier in the season, before both brought in their current managers, who have both done extremely well.

Kinnear continued:

“I’m sure after the victory last week, everyone will be in a better frame of mind.”

“Not many teams will put three past Portsmouth down there – it’s a tough place to go.”

“We are on a decent run now and it gives us confidence for our next game against Tottenham on Sunday.”

It should be a fairly even game on Sunday, but because of the injuries Spurs have at the moment, we must have an excellent chance of getting two league wins on the trot, for the first time this season.

Comments very welcome.

42 comments so far

  • Gateshead Mag.

    Dec 19, 2008 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #1

    we got beat by blackburn at home, although he wasn’t in the dugout

  • Gateshead Mag.

    Dec 19, 2008 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #2

    but it’s good to here what he’s saying.
    he’s very clever in what he says is JFK.

  • Toon Graeme

    Dec 19, 2008 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #3

    Lets hope that this translates on the pitch and we attack all the way and mash those spuds!

  • O'Hurley

    Dec 19, 2008 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #4

    Too bad Oba’s not healthy. 4-3-3 all the way, baby!! Guthrie or (preferably) Barton in CM, with Guti and Zog on the wings. Owen, Oba, Viduka/Shola. Can’t help it. Think it would be a canny formation.

  • Dennis Twice

    Dec 19, 2008 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #5

    (Unfor) Given

    Beye Colo Bassong Enrique

    Jonas Gutherie Butt Zoggy

    Viduka Owen

    …go for it….f*** their a****!!! Dee*!

  • Toon Graeme

    Dec 19, 2008 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #6

    Shola and Owen up front with the dukes as first choice sub.

    This is a grudge match having being knocked out the CC by the spuds.

    We are a different team now compared to then.

    Roll on Sunday – gutted cant be there.

  • The Entertainers

    Dec 19, 2008 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #7

    Its each to their own, but i would start with The Duke if fully fit, as Shola will bring more off the bench.

    Other than the forward change (only if the Spurs destroyer Oba is not fit), i would keep the same line up as Pompey.

  • Xisco Stu

    Dec 19, 2008 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #8

    Viduka should start. His strength and Owen’s movement will hurt the spud’s defence far more then take Viduka of at the break, or on the hour if he feels alright and bring on Shola or perhaps Ranger as the situation dictates.

  • nightfall

    Dec 19, 2008 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #9

    shola should start…xisco should play the last 20 min or so…and viduka should coach our youngsters…

  • nightfall

    Dec 19, 2008 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #10

    result against tottenham:

    (enrique, colo; pavljuchenko)

  • micepie

    Dec 19, 2008 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #11

    I think it could be a much tougher game than against Portsmouth, but would be a great one to get a good result in!

  • O'Hurley

    Dec 19, 2008 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #12

    The Entertainers:

    I agree wholeheartedly, mate. Viduka to start and THEN bring on Shola with his pair of fresh legs and energy to strike at a knackered Spuds defense. I think that’ll be the deathblow.

    Owen to score a hat trick on Sunday.

  • wsq

    Dec 20, 2008 at 12:28 AM

    Comment #13

    giving to much away, time to just shut it kinnear. keeps ur cards close to ure chest.

  • Sav

    Dec 20, 2008 at 12:51 AM

    Comment #14

    From today’s Telegraph:

    Meanwhile, midfielder Joey Barton will not return to first-team action until March due to a knee injury he sustained last month.

    ”It’s more serious than we thought,” said Kinnear. ”It means we’ll be looking for a midfielder in the transfer window now.”

    I’d taken it for granted but glad to hear it confirmed in print. By the way, were we ever really in the chase for Modric, or was it just another smokescreen to give the impression of investment in the squad?

  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 20, 2008 at 1:04 AM

    Comment #15

    The Telegraph are talking about ti differently to The Times (The Times is a hell of a lot more decent) and The Time are saying it is possible he’ll be out till March, not he is.

  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Dec 20, 2008 at 1:20 AM

    Comment #16

    slightly disheartened by the barton situation, was wanting him back ASAP.

  • nightfall

    Dec 20, 2008 at 1:23 AM

    Comment #17

    i agree, JK talks way to much…

    – he said we won 3-0 in every single interview
    – quoted owen about private contract owen wants to sign,…only abu dabi knows what will happen in europe..
    – talks about transfer targets

    he’s revealing too much…talks about win against portsmouth like we’ve won PL…every day… only god knows who might come for owen…he might extend his stay, but still…owen has time to decide, so the offer and talk should stay private until he signs…if… and as for targets and the thing with enrique… he should shut it!

  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Dec 20, 2008 at 1:30 AM

    Comment #18

    nightfall-you cant deny though alot of people seem to be getting a little picky!. First its

    “ashley isnt saying anything, llambias isnt saying anything, we dont know whats going on” (which was fair enough, we didnt have a clue).

    now, kinnear is telling it like it is, keeping the fans updated with one of the most important issues running at the club just now (something that many, including myself have complained about a severe lack of in the past) and there’s people telling him to keep his trap shut! Fair enough he’s mentioning the pompey game alot but it was a big win for us, a huge win. I’m not saying one game changes everything because im well aware it doesnt, but maybe Kinnear is aswell. Who’s to say he isnt bringing it up on a regular occasion as an attempt at yet another confidence boost. The result will have helped the lads, but hearing praise from their manager regarding it a few times afterwards/leading up to the next game, cant do that much harm!?

    i’m not having a go, so sorry if it sounds like i am, i’m just slightly confused by it all!

  • Ausgeordie

    Dec 20, 2008 at 2:22 AM

    Comment #19

    I dont mind the spurs coming here knowing we are going to attack. Some of their best attacking players are injured and tired after their midweek match so coming here and attacking probably wont suit them. I think they’ll set up defensively and the more time they put into that the less they have to try and find a way through.

    I’m backing Owen for a hat trick and 1 each for Zog and Shola. 5 nil would make me happy 🙂

    AO were gonna whup your ass this weekend buddy!!! Dude you are going to cop so much crap if we win but lets face it if you guys win you’ll be able to come on and wind everyone up to the EXTREME!!!

  • nightfall

    Dec 20, 2008 at 2:50 AM

    Comment #20

    KK FOREVER (Ross) – yes i know…that win made every supporter proud… i’m just saying it’s a bit too much..

  • ginkoh

    Dec 20, 2008 at 3:32 AM

    Comment #21

    I just JK will do as he said because when he said we’ll attack and what the FXXX going on the game against Stoke.

    I don’t sure how can play this Sunday but hopefully we can get the result but we have to make sure we give more than 100% and don’t lost focus on the game too.

  • Partizan

    Dec 20, 2008 at 6:13 AM

    Comment #22

    Alberto Zapater should be a lot cheaper than last year by 30% at least cos of the relegation.

    Nikola Pokrivac from AS Monaco or Alberto Zapater from Real Zaragoza would be ideal affordable solutions to our midfield with a excellent resale value if needed to sell later on.

    Zapater practically doesn’t even know what injury is in the last 2 years…..he missed only 4 games since 2006 and none of them was cos of injury.

    Pokrivac is becoming one of the best DM’s in France,i wouldn’t be suprised if Lyon want him in the near future.Good free kick taker,excellent with both feet,great passer,and good aerial ability,can play as LB aswell,has 5 caps for the senior national team,and only 23 years of age.

  • Nick

    Dec 20, 2008 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #23

    Ed – ”always attack at home ” – what ????????????

    JK tried to hang on for 45 mins against Stoke with 6 defenders on the pitch !!!!!!! when he could have had Lua lua and Ranger as subs.

  • AO

    Dec 20, 2008 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #24

    ausgeordie- Last time we beat you in the cup i was to embarressed to come on here and wind you lot up , so shocking was your performance.

    If we win i will stay off here till after christmas but should we lose its only fair i log on and recieve a bit of flack.

    So have a good christmas and new year and i will see you all in 09!

  • Partizan

    Dec 20, 2008 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #25

    AO….Tough draw for you guys in the Uefa Cup

  • AO

    Dec 20, 2008 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #26

    partizan- couldnt have been worse really. I havent seen them play in a while but they usually do well in europe.

    Glad the top 4 all got tricky euro games though.

  • Spyro

    Dec 20, 2008 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #27

    Chelsea v Juventus is my pick of the lot. Who did Spurs get? CSKA or Shakhtar?

  • Partizan

    Dec 20, 2008 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #28


  • AO

    Dec 20, 2008 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #29

    I hope man yoo go out. I cant stand fergie and the journalists that kiss his ass. All this sir alex and theatre of dreams bollocks winds me up a treat.

  • Partizan

    Dec 20, 2008 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #30

    Spy……Your pick is good but can’t be
    compared with Inter-Man Utd……

    ………………Mourinho vs Ferguson………………….

  • Partizan

    Dec 20, 2008 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #31

    Arsenal-Roma is also a good game to watch………….but no matter what,Barca is the champion already in my eyes.

  • Spyro

    Dec 20, 2008 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #32


    Most will prefer the inter game, but i have had Juve as my Italian team sine a young age. After Zidane, Del Piero is my favourite player of all time.

  • Partizan

    Dec 20, 2008 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #33

    Spy…Well thats another story then.
    But i feel that its gonna be like Liverpool-Chelsea where only 1 goal will be scored in
    180 min.

  • Partizan

    Dec 20, 2008 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #34

    Spy…..Have you ever seen Pokrivac playing this season?

  • Spyro

    Dec 20, 2008 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #35


  • Spyro

    Dec 20, 2008 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #36

    who is he?

  • TomToon

    Dec 20, 2008 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #37

    Pokrivac is awesome but i would prefer Arda Turan.

  • Turkish Magpie

    Dec 20, 2008 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #38

    ED- we beat West Brom and A villa on the trot earlier in the season

  • raghav

    Dec 20, 2008 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #39

    Kinnear has no idea what he is talking bout,he the lamest of all football coaches that where ever born,all he has got is big mouth which has helped him to stay put to the job,n the results we achieve is just because of some players brilliance as those of owen,joans,martins else we would be in deep trouble.

  • Partizan

    Dec 20, 2008 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #40

    Spyro…..Hopefully our new DM 🙂


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