Kinnear Has Fully Earned The Accolades He’s Receiving

Joe Kinnear has taken a side completely devoid of confidence and in the dumps after 5 successive defeats, when he took over at the end of September, and transformed them into a very good side indeed, with team work and spirit now in abundance, and he’s done all that in a short 12 weeks.


Joe Kinnear – here – take the ball – quickly – let’s score another one

Here are some of our observations on yesterday’s game:

  • First of all credit to both sides for producing a great game to watch – it take two to tango, and Spurs came with a plan to win the game
  • Consistency and Resilience are the things Joe is drumming into the players every week, and it just may be starting to pay off, with the defense again very strong. The goal was a strange one to concede, with Modric looking a mile offside. The wingers and central midfielders are all part of the defense, and we are hard to break down these days, because we are so well organized – everywhere
  • The players play together very much as a team, and play for each other. And the football is very nice to watch, but they don’t overdo it either. Most of all yesterday’s display was another excellent team performance, much like last week at Portsmouth
  • The team spirit in the side is just fantastic, and as we said above the lads really help each other out. And when the side is so well organized, and we also have some quality players in the side, that starts to make for a good team, and we are starting to see the results now
  • What seems obvious is that Joe Kinnear has learned his trade in football management, and even when he was in the football wilderness during the last four years, he seems to have still studied the game, and by his own admission the only TV he watches is football.
    In fact football is Joe’s life, he lives and breathes it, so he’s in a very good place in Newcastle Upon Tyne – no wonder he loves it at the toon!   Like meets like.

If fans see him this week in the city, Joe should expect to get quite a few good pats on the back, and even kissed by the ladies.

That’s the least this man deserves, for the job he’s done so far at our great club.

Comments welcome.

24 comments so far

  • sirjasontoon

    Dec 22, 2008 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #1

    Doing a good job JK and seems to have a good bond with the players well done JK

  • sirjasontoon

    Dec 22, 2008 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #2

    If we beat Wigan and pick up a point against the scousers it will be great..then Mike can dig deep and splash his cash in January….Europe anyone?

  • HeronMag

    Dec 22, 2008 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #3

    I would agree that JK deserves the praise he’s getting. If I think back to my reaction to when he got the interim job (‘JOE KINNEAR!? WHAT THE F%^K!) he had a long way to go to persuade us he was the right man for the job. Well, actions speak louder than words and he seems to be getting it right. Well done Joe, you’re proving your doubters (including me) wrong.

  • Spyro

    Dec 22, 2008 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #4

    One step at a time Sir Jason, Europe would be fantastic, but considering how poorly we started the season i would be happy with a comfortable finish around 10th place.

    What a strange season eh? We are roughly half way through the season and those competing for Europe are simultaneously battling relegation, madness.

    I recently found out that JK was previously a scout or something before taking on our job. He is bound to know some quality players available in January.

  • G

    Dec 22, 2008 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #5

    If Joe can sort out another 6 points from Wigan and Liverpool I will kiss the bloke!

  • Bobby Ollox

    Dec 22, 2008 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #6

    I am not so sure that I would go as far as say that they are avery good side yet. Very good sides dont give away a lead as often as we have, and dont lose concentration in the last minutes.

    Having said that – we are a much more confident side, and as a result a much more attractive side. The wing play is fast and exciting, and the defence is so much more competent.

    What I want to see is someone capable of putting a shot on target mo re consistently, and the missing midfielder who can thread a pass through to Owen to run onto – In short, I want alan shearer and peter beardsley…

  • DanToon

    Dec 22, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #7

    Hello everyone, well what a result yesterday…

    AO – Where the hell are you now boy!? Go n’ cry in the corner you little Spud puff. Easy, easy, easy!!! aaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!!!

  • wsq

    Dec 22, 2008 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #8



  • Michael12

    Dec 22, 2008 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #9

    I always wanted a world class manager but if we consider, what a world class manager can really do is be a pulling factor of top players to a club. I Wenger, Scolari, or Jose the manager at st. James park we could pull in anyone. Kinnear, well no one really knows him and so his pulling power is poor.

    Then again, it is your reputation and early work that gains you that status.

    Kinnear has done a good job especially considering the environment around st. James park. He has made us a hard team to beat which is more important than anything else.

    6 games unbeaten is a huge boost mentally, There is no doubting it makes his motivating task easier as the players no doubt wish to and this year unbeaten and if they can avoid defeat, it would be a remarkable end to this year and a great beginning for next.

    We were not asking for Champions league football this season but to break into the top ten. The league is tight this season even now at the top but especially in the mid and bottom of the pack, there is no choosing.

  • Lawman

    Dec 22, 2008 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #10

    If only we got the 4 extra points from winning the stoke and wigan games at SJP in which we ended up drawing on the 90th minute, we’d be up in 7th!!!!! oh…. dizzy heights lol….

    Well done JK, to be honest, he wasn’t really my cup of tea when first announced as interim manager having been out of the game for so long but gotta admit, I was wrong. Loved the way he just went for it by taking off Enrique and puting on Duff – class move.

    One thing though – JK likes to play Ameobi too much too often. grrrr….

  • Spyro

    Dec 22, 2008 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #11

    People on here turn on Ameobi far too easily imo. He has 2 assists and 2 goals so far this season(i think), not bad considering he doesn’t start often. Give the lad a chance, he has earned it so far this season.

  • Isaac Hunt

    Dec 22, 2008 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #12

    I’m eating Xmas pud this year. It’s still too early for humble pie. But I have to admit there was a great team spririt yesterday. Sorry lads, I can’t get my head around Dennis Wise being associated with us – it just p1sses me off!

  • Isaac Hunt

    Dec 22, 2008 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #13

    I agree Spyro. Ameobi’s taken a battering from centre backs the last few games. OK, he’s never gonna be top class, but he appears to do exactly what he’s told to do and never holds back.

  • Geordie billums

    Dec 22, 2008 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #14

    Well done JK!!!!!!!
    As most are saying on here you were not what we wanted when you joined, but you have proved us all wrong and I love it.
    I am just enjoying our defence looking like a unit for once, and for Bassong, what can you say!!!!
    I hope Ameobi was injured because he has looked much improved, until yesterday…. so lets put his performance down to the injury.
    Keep up the good work JK and thank you for making my Christmas a happy one…….. and lets do Wigan….

    Merry Christmas my fellow Geordies


    Dec 22, 2008 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #15

    If we win against wigan on friday, he seriously is my top vote for manager of the month!!

  • Punk Skunk

    Dec 22, 2008 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #16

    …’Joe Kinnear’s black ‘n’ White Army’…

    …JK’s Black ‘n’ White Army!..

    …Smokin’ Joe’s Black ‘n’ White Army!..

    …Who’d a thunk it?..


  • tino97

    Dec 22, 2008 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #17

    I wouldn’t get too carried away. We are still really close to the bottom 3. Plus, the Wigan game will be ver difficult. We never seem to do much down there. I feel if we get any injuries we are messed up. Especially Centre Mid, the only back up is Geremi!

  • Isaac Hunt

    Dec 22, 2008 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #18

    The verb to ‘thunk”. I thunk. You thunk. Punk Skunk thunk.

    I fought he’d do well. Not the fought you fink wiff, more the fought you fight wiff.


  • Isaac Hunt

    Dec 22, 2008 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #19

    That post at 17 sounds like someone with the runs. (‘bottom’, ‘down there’, ‘messed up’,’ centre mid’, ‘back up’) oo yuck missus!

    No offence tino 🙂

  • Isaac Hunt

    Dec 22, 2008 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #20

    Off home. Too much booze at lunch.

    Have a good Xmas all

  • Nickies Butt 1000

    Dec 22, 2008 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #21

    Big Ashley ain’t gonna dig deep into those pockets ‘sirjasontoon’ and personally mate I think you need a reality check can you seriously see us getting into Europe? Even Top 10 is hopeful. Ashley might invest but it won’t be much people know in fact it won’t be much. Joe Kinnear is doing brilliant and if we do well this seas0n by all means extend that contract of his please.

  • Punk Skunk

    Dec 22, 2008 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #22


    …Not bad mate, considerin’ y’on the pop!..

  • always keegan

    Dec 22, 2008 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #23

    i have to give credit where its due.
    when joe kinear was appointed i was like who the f%%%k is joking here but he seems to have done more than a decennt job our defence is finnaly descent dare i say since talyor and cacrapa hve gone and even enrique loks decent i was impressed by the way he handled an on form lennon and owen is scoring goals.
    Belive it or not we are only nine points away from arsenal so thats not bad vs last year. Just hope may be three top quality players saviola, bullard and a decent left back

  • PapaToon

    Dec 23, 2008 at 1:46 AM

    Comment #24

    PPL have u noticed our defence is not in the headlines this year. Bassong what a gun! Another excellent game.


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