Kinnear Knows All About Newcastle’s Famous FA Cup Tradition


Joe Kinnear, not surprisingly, knows all about the famous FA Cup tradition at Newcastle.

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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.

Kinnear continued:

“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.

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272 comments so far

  • beyethegreat

    Dec 30, 2008 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #1

    slightley off topic but did any 1 get the dvd book of nufc’s greatest goals?

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  • beyethegreat

    Dec 30, 2008 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #2

    sorry nufc’s greatest F.A cup goals

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  • Will Iam

    Dec 30, 2008 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #3
  • beyethegreat

    Dec 30, 2008 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #4

    will iam

    do you know how to get on to the editor

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  • Will Iam

    Dec 30, 2008 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #5

    ya,go to program files were the game is installed

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  • Dan157

    Dec 30, 2008 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #6

    An FA cup run will only be good if we have a big enough squad which at the moment isn’t the case. It is exciting though when we go on cup run. with us we either go far and get at least to the semi final or we get knocked in the 3rd or 4th round.

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  • beyethegreat

    Dec 30, 2008 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #7

    http://www.nufc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10278~1503984,00.html

    what a keeper

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  • Legs

    Dec 30, 2008 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #8

    I can see xisco in the background of that photo.

    Poor guy needs a game.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Dec 30, 2008 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #9

    FA cup needs to be forgotten about right now..no chance of winning it so we should get out early..pointless getting to the semis or whatever and ending up relagated which is looking pretty likely right now.

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  • Dan157

    Dec 30, 2008 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #10

    beyethegreat

    He is the best keeper in the league. No other goalie would have kept us in the game for the first 25 mins, that is why it’s vital that we keep him. In terms of shot stopping he’s irreplaceable. Oh and what do you think of the Beye situation, you must be devastated since you have devoted you blog name to him.

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  • Whumpie

    Dec 30, 2008 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #11

    sirjasontoon – I see what you’re saying, but I disagree. Sometimes a good run is what’s needed to keep spirits up when you’re at the wrong end of the table.

    But the squad is so small. How about doing a Wenger and playing a young team with the likes of Kaz Lua Lua in there from the start?

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  • sirjasontoon

    Dec 30, 2008 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #12

    I think he should start a team with 50% kids at least.
    Ranger,Lua Lua and give given a rest after his heroics at the weekend.

    Keep the senior players fit…well the ones we have available anyway.

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  • beyethegreat

    Dec 30, 2008 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #13

    dan 157

    sorry to reply so late

    given is definately the best in the league

    if it was any other keeper it would have been 10

    if he keeps playin the way he is i personally would be livid if he doesnt get keeper of the season

    as i told you yesterday i was on the lfc blog

    i was reading some of thier comments and they were amaxed how good shay was

    if he was playin for 1 of the big 4 people would be claiming he is the best in the world

    as for beye i am devastated he is out he could be playin for 1 of the big 4 i am devastated he is out

    we have had better right backs at going forward

    but no 1 i have seen with us has been able to defend and attack like beye at the same time

    2 amazing players

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  • GEORDIE69

    Dec 30, 2008 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #14

    We need to play our best available players in the FA Cup. It’s always exciting being in the draw and praying for an easy home tie. Id like to see Ranger Kadar and Lua Lua start as I don’t see them as a weakness. Tozer deserves a place on the bench also. A draw would be a good result for us.

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  • Dan157

    Dec 30, 2008 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #15

    Here is the list of players that we were linked with over the summer. Who does everyone think would be useful for us now.

    Bafetimbi Gomis
    Alvaro Negredo
    Gary Madine FWD Carlisle
    Oscar Cardozo FWD Benfica
    Arda Turan
    Fernando Amorebieta DEF Bilbao
    Manuel Fernandes
    David Albelda MID Valencia
    Nikola Žigi?
    Roland Linz
    Roland Juahasz DEF Anderlecht
    Michael Dawson
    Alexis Delgado DEF Valencia
    Eidur Gudjohnsen
    Jack Hobbs
    Aiden McGeady
    Juan Carlos Marion MID Hercules
    Armini Chermiti FWD Etoile du Sahel
    Sebastian Larsson
    Matteo Ferrari DEF AS Roma
    Jimmy Bullard
    Thanassis Papazoglu FWD Aris Salonika
    Amara Diane FWD PSG
    Servet Cetin DEF Galatasaray
    Guy Demel DEF Hamburg
    Joris Mathitsen DEF Hamburg
    Robert Acquafresca FWD Cagliari
    David Suazo FWD Inter Milan
    Marouane Chamakh
    Aaron Lennon
    Yuri Zhirkov
    Eren Derdiyok
    Khalid Boulahrouz
    Julio Baptista
    Jonny Evans
    Gokham Inler
    Per Ciljan Skjelbred
    Leroy Lita
    Razvan Rat
    Marek Suchy DEF Spart Prague
    Badr El-Kaddouri DEF Dynamo Kiev

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  • HAMMY14

    Dec 30, 2008 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #16

    In some ways JK has got the right idea by bringing in some up and coming talent but we need to mix that by bringing in experianced heads aswell. Arsenal bought the likes of Walcott and Ramsey in Championship and they are coming along a bundle at the mo but in the same light if we do bring talent like that we need to nature them in the correct way aswell. I personally dont belive the rumours about Given its just the papers putting two and two together and coming up with 941532345235445386163 as papers normally do i personally will be watching Sky Sports News for the completed deals and this would be the only way i forgive MA if he says to Jk heres 20mill ir so get thee very best players that will be a foot in the right direction and i dont people can object to that as the whole KK thing has washed over now despite how angry i was at it

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  • Toon1978

    Dec 30, 2008 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #17

    Hammy

    Ashley can get forgiveness by the fans by keeping Given, putting his hand in his pocket and bringing in at least 4 first teamers better then what we have and bring in some youngsters. We have heard some names being mentioned from the CC like Kightly,Ledley and also Sakho and Sissoko. If he can bring in at least two promising youngsters and a minimum of 3 first teamers i will be happy.

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  • Dan157

    Dec 30, 2008 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #18

    Toon1978
    Can you imagine on the first day of the transfer window if we woke up to find Given had gone. I think something like that would be a bitter blow for the confidence of us supporters and the players as well in what is to come. We are just relying on shley to be sensible but this is from a man who has already proved he knows nothing about football.

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  • Dan157

    Dec 30, 2008 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #19

    *Ashley

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  • HAMMY14

    Dec 30, 2008 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #20

    I would like to see Inler and Bullard and Gomis just for starters as they are relisitic targets for the Toon as stated we are in desperate need for a LB , RB and i wouldnt mind seeing some of a Sol Campbell experiance mould CB as it cant do any harm esp after the performance aganist Liverpool def need a striker as the obv is that we dont have enough quailty for back up we need to get shot of Shola ive been saying that for years he would be a good Championship player and suppose we could use him as bait along with a few others to tempt other clubs but we need a total of about 6/7 new players in to give us that needed depth that we crave

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  • Dan157

    Dec 30, 2008 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #21

    Out of the list above and being realistic i would have Acquafresca, Skjelbred, Razvan Rat, Cetin and Bullard.

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  • Dan157

    Dec 30, 2008 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #22

    HAMMY14
    Inler may be a bit out of our league right now and im sure he is a target for Arsenal. As for Gomis we put a £10 million bid in for him at the end of last season which was’nt taken up by St Etienne but since then he was rubbish at the European Championship and i think he has been quiet in the league this year as well.

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  • HAMMY14

    Dec 30, 2008 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #23

    Toon1978

    Totally agree mate i reckon we can compete in this winter xfre market as we have no debt but on the same hand be carfeul aswell so i would look at the 20/30 mill mark to get half decent players in. Am no expert on how to run a club but with MA supposed wealth it will show how prepared he is to back his words up

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  • Toon1978

    Dec 30, 2008 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #24

    Yeah we cannot offload Given unless we have a replacement as good as if not better then him. It makes no sense to get rid of Given for a player of lesser ability. If Ashley has any ambition he will keep Given and provide us with a decent sum of money to buy players better than what we have.

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  • HAMMY14

    Dec 30, 2008 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #25

    Dan157

    I see your point mate but i reckon if we give him a promised start or close as he would be tempted as Arsenal only want cover for Fabergas but even if we didnt get him at leasst it shows our intent tho

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  • Dan157

    Dec 30, 2008 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #26

    If Ashley wanted to show his intent then we would put in a serious 15 mil + bid in for a player like we did with modric in the summer, you just know that isn’t going to happen this time though.

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  • HAMMY14

    Dec 30, 2008 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #27

    Toon1978

    I wouldnt worryabout Given mate he knows how much of a god he is here and knows if he did leave here he wouldnt get as many games as he does here but if the likes of Arsenal etc are interested it shows the the quaility of the bloke as the Liverpool game showed that but i reckon he wont leave now or anytime later.

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  • xfer

    Dec 30, 2008 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #28

    Will Iam, link doesnt seem to be working.

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  • wigaz

    Dec 30, 2008 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #29

    Lets hope hull get hammered by villa tonight then their confidence will be right down after their mauling from city, this could be the best time to play them hopefully their wheels have fell off & we can do them. Would love to see a result against Hull quickly followed by some signings early in Jan get them in quick as possible. Hopefully from the following:

    LB: Bale/Baines
    CB: Upson/Campbell
    RW: Kightly/McGeady
    CM: Bullard/Ledley
    CF: Zaki/Heskey/Boyd/Doyle/Defoe (Dreamland) Crouch

    Any of these be one hell of a January.

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  • HAMMY14

    Dec 30, 2008 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #30

    but despite peoples understood resentmeant against MA ( me aswell on this ) we should judge him in this xfer window as he has said in other words ‘ you lot are stuck with me so lets have a fresh start ‘ people do make mistakes and should be given a chance to back his words up with actions at the very least and if he does then its the step in the right direction but if not then he was given the chance and he has him self to blame if he balls it up but we should give a chance ti make amends tho.

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  • Dan157

    Dec 30, 2008 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #31

    HAMMY14

    I honestly think that Given could go to almost any team in the world and play regularly, especially at Arsenal where Almunia wouldnt be fit to lick Given’s boots.

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  • Dan157

    Dec 30, 2008 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #32

    HAMMY14

    I don’t think forgive is the right word to use towards Ashley, more that we have to tolerate him at least until the summer. He has ran this club like a fruit and veg stall going from one cock up to the next whilst refusing to even acknowledge the NUSC supporters group.

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  • HAMMY14

    Dec 30, 2008 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #33

    Lol love the expersion about Almunia lol idagree mate but what i hear is that Arsenal are looking for a keeper to challenge Almunia and i dont think Given would go for that tbh in a way thats a bit part role and here is one of the clubs best players.

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  • Dan157

    Dec 30, 2008 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #34

    HAMMY14

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  • Dan157

    Dec 30, 2008 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #35

    HAMMY14

    I thought they already had young Fabianski to challenge Almunia.

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  • keith

    Dec 30, 2008 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #36

    I know im going to laughed at and riddiculed for this or told not to get ahead of myself but im convinced we will win the fa cup this year, just have had this gut feeling ever since joe took over, gonna stick 20 quid on us, i dunno why!

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  • Dan157

    Dec 30, 2008 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #37

    Keith

    I’m not saying that anyone can win it but every team, especially a premiership side has got a chance of making it to the final. Just look at the teams in last seasons semi’s. Still I have to say your MAD, what the hell have you been smoking!

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  • keith

    Dec 30, 2008 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #38

    Trust me i know, i wont even tell my mates i think like this but just have this gut feeling, i admit last time i had it was the ufea cup run under roeder but this is stronger or my maybe my drinking has just gone out of control……

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  • Dan157

    Dec 30, 2008 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #39

    I suppose if we look at what Portsmouth did then it’s possible though last seasons F.A cup was a fluke. I think it depends how far man u liverpool chelsea and arsenal go in the champions league cos i think last leason the cup was of less priority will all of them making it to the quarter finals and 3 of them the semi’s.

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  • Dan157

    Dec 30, 2008 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #40

    Liverpool this year won’t be too interested in winning it and if Man and Chelsea have to focus on catching them in the league for the rest of the season then they wont be as well. I get a feeling that the danger could be Arsenal.

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