Joe Kinnear, not surprisingly, knows all about the famous FA Cup tradition at Newcastle.
Joe Kinnear knows all about Newcastle’s FA Cup tradition
Joe talked today:
“I know exactly what the FA Cup means to the people of Tyneside,”
In the days when we had a good team – back in the early 1950s with Milburn, Mitchell, Brennan, Robledo and Crowe, amongst others in the side, we won the FA Cup in 1951, 1952 and 1955 – 3 times in a short 5 years.
Joe talked about the FA Cup this afternoon:
“The FA Cup is still a very special competition to us, and after winning it as a player I know what it means.”
“I’ve also been to a semi-final as manager, and know what a good run in the cup can do to a club. It keeps everybody’s spirits high.”
Although Hull City are still 5 points ahead of us in the Premier League table, they are on a poor streak in the league over their last 10 games with just one win in that time, and we must stand a good chance of getting through on Saturday, if only we can play to our best form.
“There aren’t too many all-Premier League ties, but this is one we’re up for.” “Not only that, but we want to start the new year with a result.”
“When the draw was made, you always want a home tie. We’ve got two Premier League defeats to get out of our systems, but there is no fear in the camp ahead of Hull.”
“December was a good month for us in terms of picking up points. We’ve had two defeats at Christmas, but we’ll continue to battle on.”
“There’s still an upbeat feeling in the camp. Whatever team that we put out, we’ll be giving it our very best shot to get through and get a result to make it into the fourth round.”
“And with our traveling support behind us we have every chance.”
A win is a necessity on Saturday, so we can start forgetting that game against Liverpool on Sunday.