Jope Kinnear has given a long interview this morning with nufcTV, where he covered a wide range of subjects including if and when the club will be sold, and he also talked about the fantastic Geordie Nation.
Joe Kinnear – I have nothing to lose
Here are some of the things Joe said this morning to nufcTV, that we have translated.
It is a good interview, and in Joe’s rather relaxed and subdued style, he seems to just love talking about everything and anything to do with football, and seems to think deeply about the game and his players.
“When I took the job it was almost sold and that was how it was put to me” “But I’m quite pleased it hasn’t been sold because it has extended my contract.” “I’ve got nothing to lose.”
“The initial criticism of me seems to have gone, and people have seen what I can do now and I can do a decent job, and that’s exactly what I want to do – a good job for Newcastle United Football Club.”
“I don’t lose any sleep over if it is going to be sold or not, but it is going to be sold, and when it is we’ll take it from there.” “I’ll make sure I do my job until then and make sure the players do theirs and I’ll make sure we get results.”
“Geordie people are a fantastic, I would call them a nation of people, and they are happy if they see good hard work from their team.”
“They are very respectful and have a good sense of humor and I know where they are coming from.” “But we want to start winning week in and week out.” The away support has been sensational – you would have thought we were the home side at Portsmouth.”
“There are no better fans to do it for, and they are part of the reason we’ve been successful.” “We did well against Tottenham, and I was pleased the fans went away on Sunday with smiles on their faces because Tottenham are a decent side.”
“We want to continue in the same vein that we left off against Tottenham.”
Good words from Joe, and he seems to be down to earth and will not let the players get carried away with any success they have.
But Joe has also said the players have to do it all over again at Wigan on Boxing Day, and Wigan are a hard team to beat.
Whatever happens to Joe after he leaves Newcastle, he’s been great for the club during an extremely difficult time in our history, and he’s got most of the lads playing out of their skins for the team.
You cannot ask much more of a manager than that.
Howay The Lads!!