For the second week in a row Joe Kinnear did not speak to the press following the game on Saturday, and now we know the real reason behind it.
Joe Kinnear – getting ready to play full back? 😀
Kinnear is reacting to what he sees as unfair treatment by the press for the Newcastle club and himself, and presumably will not speak to the media after games now, well at least for a while.
We don’t think the press has been overly harsh on Newcastle lately, it’s just how they are.
They make all kinds of bad news up to sell their papers. Even yesterday one report said that Peter Lovenkrands had plumped for Glasgow Rangers, and that was a snub to Newcastle, even though we knew that Walter Smith, the Rangers manager has been told to trim the wage bill – so that didn’t make any sense.
And today Peter is on Tyneside on trial – and these papers never retract the stupid stuff they keep reporting.
Joe has to also remember that he’s the lone voice coming out of the Newcastle club right now, and the last thing we want is for him to stop communicating with the fans.
Mike Ashley is the absolute worst at letting fans, his customers after all, know what’s going on or what he’s thinking, and we just can’t understand why he doesn’t rectify that – which would hardly be difficult, and would align himself more with the Newcastle faithful.
Seems like Joe is coming to terms with some of the stuff you have to take when you are manager of Newcastle United , and we are still pleased with the job Joe has done on Tyneside, although the points are drying up again.
Don’t get us wrong, the team is still average at best, but with 8 senior players out, and with hopefully some quality players coming in this month – the dedication to the Newcastle cause shown by our players could turn these games into wins.
With that little bit more class in the side, that we obviously need, we are hoping the results will start improving through the end of this season. That’s what we are hoping for, that’s for sure.
We thought it was a terrific game on Saturday from both sides, with West Ham having the more class, but Newcastle could still have nicked all 3 points in injury time, with young Andy Carroll, who played very well, or Michael Owen.
Oh well – these things tend to even out over the course of the season, and now we have to ensure we advance to the 4th round of the FA Cup on Wednesday against Hull City, who were beaten again on Saturday, and if we don’t that will be a huge disappointment.
Note: Have a look at Ed’s new report on the game on Saturday in his News Of The World column – and please leave some comments – thanks!