Kinnear Didn’t Lay Into Players After Liverpool Game

Although the Newcastle manager was not too happy at the performance of his side against Liverpool on Sunday, he admits today he didn’t lay into them in the dressing room after the game.


Chris and Joe – seem to be handling all coaching duties very well

But Kinnear will be looking for a big improvement nevertheless from his players at Hull City on Saturday, in the 3rd round of the FA Cup.

Kinnear talked about the players after the game on Sunday:

“I didn’t really lay into the players after the game – I didn’t see much point.”

“They’re proud guys, they were hurting and they knew that some of the things they had done hadn’t been good enough,”

“ We have to put it down to experience and move on – there is no point in dwelling on that game.”

“We won’t stay up on the back of results against Liverpool, it’ll be the other teams who are in danger as well.”

“At the moment that is about three quarters of the division.”

There are now just 10 points between the bottom 14 clubs in the league, so any one of those 14 clubs could be relegated, and that includes Newcastle.

This may be a much tougher game on Saturday  than we first thought, because Hull City played very well indeed last night against Aston Villa at the KC Stadium, and Villa were rather lucky to get an own goal in the 88th minute to take all 3 points. That leaves Hull City with just 7 league points in their last 11 games.

But they looked a decent team who will fight to the death, and again they were very unlucky last night.

As we said, it will not be that easy to get through to the 4th round, at our first attempt on Saturday, but as always we live in hope.

Comments welcome.

12 comments so far

  • cooldj

    Dec 31, 2008 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #1

    1st 🙂

  • neeraj

    Dec 31, 2008 at 10:16 AM

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    Dec 31, 2008 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #3

    Did you really seriously think this game would be an easy one?? Well ok, after yesterday you’ll have to change your mind at least.

    Tigers are fighting and that scares me a lot! We do not have a fighting squad at the moment…reminds me soo much of the carling cup against the spuds.

    Currently I fear we will give Hull a game where they can get back on the winning side. Why is it always us who must lift up troubled teams? 🙁 I hope I’m really wrong…

    After FA Cup there’s another very hard game coming…West Ham! It’s another six pointer and we truly MUST win that game! Hope for Barton to be back and some transfers inn already…please please please!

  • neozero

    Dec 31, 2008 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #4


  • ganiyu

    Dec 31, 2008 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #5

    sell owen and shola

  • jenson

    Dec 31, 2008 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #6


  • The Game

    Dec 31, 2008 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #7

    Well to be honest he probably should have…

  • Dave Emmerson

    Dec 31, 2008 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #8

    To be honest I’m not that bothered about a run in the cup, I would prefer us to concentrate on our safety in the league

  • Whumpie

    Dec 31, 2008 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #9

    I’m not confident about this game either. You have to admire a team who can be bollocked by the boss in front of the fans, then come out and play as well as they did yesterday.

    I think with the injuries we’re facing, I’d like to see some new faces such as Lua Lua and Ranger at the start. You never know when the naivity of players like that will just scare the wotsits out of more experienced players, because they tend to be just so gung-ho about it and do stuff you’d not expect.

    I also thought Lua Lua gave us something new and unpredictable against Liverpool, so I’d like to see him against a less sickeningly brilliant side.

  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Dec 31, 2008 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #10

    whumpie-alot of pundits have responded negatively about what phil brown did, but i think it was brilliant. he wanted to make a statement and he definitly did. it obviously had an effect on the players aswell judging by their fighting performance last night.


    Dec 31, 2008 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #11

    Pundits are x-players, so they would get the hump with what brown did, says a hell of a lot about what does/doesn’t go on in their selfish heads. The boss made us look silly, oh! we made the boss look silly first. oops.

  • Alex

    Dec 31, 2008 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #12

    I watched the Hull game last night and they are real fighters , i will be a hard game but they do have a weak spot . Zayette i am glad we did not sign him , we need to put him under pressure he makes Bramble like mistakes . Attack him constantly and we will score goals .


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