If Newcastle fans go over the top this week, and act a little daft, there are at least three good reasons for that.
Joe Kinnear – yes – another 3 points
Here are three of the reasons:
- Newcastle played some terrific football yesterday, as did Spurs, for a memorable game that saw both teams attacking each other to try to take maximum points – great stuff to watch
- The lads are doing well, and now it looks like whatever crisis we had over the last 3 months may be coming to an end – can’t wait for even more stability after what’s happened these last four months – which has been very painful to go through as fans
- It’s Xmas
Anybody who managed to record the game yesterday, sit down when you have some time, and watch this game again, and we’ll almost guarantee you’ll feel a lot better after the 90 minutes.
It was a classic game to watch – played at a high tempo throughout, and credit to Spurs because they came to win this game, even though they had lots of injuries.
Joe Kinnear must be on a real high this morning, and he has been interviewed and has rightly said he is proud so far, about what he has achieved on Tyneside.
“Are things going better than I expected when I took over? Well I’ve certainly been here longer. I thought I’d have only been here for six weeks, now it’s until the end of the season and I’m delighted about that because I’m really enjoying this job.”
“It wouldn’t have happened for me if the financial world was not in the state it’s in. Things have gone for me in that respect, I realize that.”
“I’d like to think we are heading in the right direction. I’m very proud of my record, at least I’m getting on with the job. “Hopefully I will continue in the same vein.”
“Above all I have a good relationship with the players and I’m getting the best out of them. That’s the only thing that keeps you in a job as a manager.”
“I just feel confidence is sky high at the moment and we felt we had a good chance of beating Tottenham after the win at Portsmouth. We believe in ourselves, we’re up for the fight and we always give it a go. We are getting our reward for that.”
“We were the better side until they scored – and the less I say about that the better in terms of their player being offside – but then we had to stick in there, like we did at Chelsea, and that’s the good thing about us.”
Newcastle have always under-performed as a team over the last 12 years or so, and we always thought that a manager, who can get the very best out of the players, and can inspire them would be a very good Newcastle manager. That’s because we’ve always had quality players in the side.
That’s one reason we thought Big Sam would do well at Newcastle, but for whatever reason, he didn’t.
But Joe has got the best out of almost every single player in the squad, so much so that he has to leave some top players on the bench, even now, and that’s before we have strengthened next month.
Joe has also put tremendous organization and belief into the current crop of players, and he has let anybody who will listen, know what a tremendous club Newcastle United is, with the best fans anywhere.
He has put the pride back into Newcastle, and whatever happens to Joe in the future – that will always be a tremendous achievement for the Irishman – who was ridiculed when he was given the job.
Joe has every right in the world to feel proud with that he’s done on Tyneside.
Great Job Joe – so far – and thanks.