Newcastle United have been awarded the F and C Investments Performance of the week award, for their victory on the south coast against Portsmouth last Sunday.
Kinnear – first award as Newcastle manager – cheer up Joe – it’s good! 😀
The League Managers Association’s (LMA) five-man panel of chairman Howard Wilkinson, Sir Alex Ferguson, Joe Royle, Dave Bassett and Barry Fry were apparently in complete agreement that the award should go to Newcastle for their great performance on Sunday, especially in the second half.
Manager Joe Kinnear will receive a specially engraved crystal football in a presentation to be screened on Sky Soccer Saturday in the UK tomorrow morning.
Joe talked today to the Evening Chronicle today:
“We played exceptionally well at Portsmouth and bossed the game for long periods – the performance had lots of quality.”
“Not many teams will put three past Portsmouth down there as 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.”
Well it’s good that we are in the headline these days for all thr right reasons and it’s good that Kinneasr has an award too for that game last Sunday.
Joe has done well in the last 3 months and heaven knows where we’d be if he hadn’t come in.
Not only has Joe been handling the team both on and off the field, but he’s also trying to bring all those concerned with Newcastle United together, after the massive bust-up between the Newcastle Board and former manager Kevin Keegan in early September.
That follows one of the worst chapters in Newcastle’s history, but whether Joe can be successful in doing that is still very much an open question.