Joe Kinnear has come out this morning and asked Newcastle United fans to give owner Mike Ashley a second chance at Newcastle.
Joe Kinnear – urges Newcastle fans to give Ashley second chance
Joe said this morning:
“I knew he was going to announce this decision and it’s a positive move,” “He wants to look forward and what we need to do now is sit down and see where we can strengthen the squad. I still haven’t been told quite how much money there is going to be. There will be money, though, for sure.”
“The answer has always been let’s wait and see.” We’ve suggested players to Mike I would like and now it’s wait and see what price they are. Dennis Wise and the rest of the people are finding out what those prices are.”
“We need to get players in to strengthen the squad to make sure we stay in the league first and foremost. Having made that statement about wanting to come back it is the next one which is going to be the most important in terms of what players we can bring in.”
“More players are a must at the moment, I’d say at least four.” “I’m identifying the players and Dennis Wise investigates them. I’ve named four I want and he’s been to see them and to find out whether he can get them for me.”
The Newcastle back line, which looked half way decent before the game, was just torn apart yesterday by a terrific Liverpool side, with captain Steven Gerrard again in tremendous form.
Kinnear thinks it’s now time for the hostility towards the Newcastle United owner to end, if the club is ever going to have a chance of rebuilding into a decent side.
And both Bobby Moncur and Peter Beardsley have said yesterday that the club must have some stability to build any success on.
“I feel him making an announcement is a step forward. First and foremost we don’t have to keep answering questions about who is buying the club.”
“It’s been one buyer after another, but the same answer has always come back as another one pulls out. “I think he deserves a second chance and the opportunity to come back and watch the team play.”
“I think we need to draw a line under it because we need to get him back on board. Then we can sit down and discuss the future of the club and the direction we’re going in.”
We feel that the shoe is on the other foot, and it’s now up to Mike Ashley to demonstrate what he is willing to do at Newcastle.
If we can strengthen the side significantly in the January transfer window, that is the first important step to be taken.
First things first, and we’ll see just how well the Board and Dennis Wise can now work with Joe Kinnear – and we have to hope, for the sake of our club, it’s a lot better than they were able to work with former manager Kevin Keegan.