Joe Kinnear has today given another good interview with the Shields Gazette, and he has assured Newcastle fans that when the team play at home they will go all out, or as Joe puts it – gung ho for the win.
Joe Kinnear – Newcastle will play gung ho at St. James’ Park
That sounds good, especially after we have come off a very good 3-0 away win at Portsmouth last Sunday.
Joe said today:
“I’ve always maintained we’ll go gung ho when we play at St James’ Park. Away from home, we’ll play safety first, but at home we have to go for it.”
“Spurs fans are like Newcastle fans in the way they like to see good football. I was born and bred on it at Spurs – we called it push and run under Bill Nicholson. He invented it.”
“We weren’t allowed to play anything but good football; he had a fantastic philosophy which I still buy into today.”
“You keep the ball on the ground, interchange and have plenty of movement. You have to have standards.”
“When I played at Spurs we always had 11 internationals, whether it was England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.”
“Pat Jennings, me, Mike England, Dave McKay, Cyril Knowles, Jimmy Greaves, Martin Chivers, Martin Peters, Cliff Jones – they were all internationals.”
“Now Harry (Redknapp) wants to have them back up there as a big side.”
Harry Redknapp is quite a manager, and although they are hit with injuries, we still expect Tottenham to prove a difficult side to beat tomorrow.
It will be good for Joe Kinnear and Chris Hughton, who have both done great these last three months at the club, to play against their former team.
But given what’s happening in the league today, with both Sunderland and Blackburn winning, we need all 3 points tomorrow, and anything less than that will be disappointing, especially when Tottenham have so many of their top players out injured.