Joe has talked today about the FA Cup and that he will not have injured players on the bench today, like we did last weekend, and may even give some of the youngsters at the club a run out today against Hull City.
Joe Kinnear – Hull haven’t had the turmoil we’ve had
Joe talked about the FA Cup:
“I love the tournament – I would love dearly to still be in it on Saturday night. With our best side out without any injuries it would be our best chance to win something but at the moment I’m more worried about West Ham than about Hull,”
“I’m just talking reality there. The fact is I hope we’ll be in a better position at this time next week to put out a much stronger team.”
“We may have to put the kids in and go for broke. Two or three of our players are 50/50 and I may make the decision for them and try to keep them for next week.”
“I will put the best possible team out to get a result but we have got those injuries. Certain players we put on the bench knowing they could only get 45 minutes and they will not figure against Hull,”
“While I would dearly like us to stay in the competition I think West Ham is a bigger game.” “Hull have done well but they’ve not had the injuries or turmoil we’ve had,”
Joe’s right that Hull City haven’t had the turmoil we have endured again, for another season, but that’s because they are not as daft a club as we seem to be.
They seem to be a well run club with a manager who’s in charge of what he should be in charge of, and we would even hazard a guess that they actually talk and communicate with their fans.
No, let’s be honest, because most of the Newcastle turmoil is self inflicted, and the sooner we get senior management at the club who can calm things down and move the club forward in a professional way, like Chris Mort as one very good example, the better off the club will be.
But we’ve been through this so many times, so why doesn’t Mike Ashley do something about it?