Joe Kinnear has to be disappointed at the result, if not the display by Newcastle United, last night, but now we just have to get on with it – what else is there to do, once we have got over this big disappointment?
Joe Kinnear – will just get on with it at Newcastle
Joe told the Evening Chronicle today:
“We’re out of it so we have to concentrate on staying in the Premier League.”
“That’s sad because we’ve missed a great opportunity of beating Millwall and going even further.”
“Now I have to pick up the players.” “We’ve got to just concentrate on creating chances like that and converting them.”
“We’re not getting any luck. Over the two games we’ve missed a minimum of eight chances.”
“We should have had three in the first game. For them to get the goal so late when they were dead and buried is hard to take.”
Scoring has not been a problem for Newcastle this season, but it reared its ugly head last night when we should have converted some of the good chances we had, bfore Hull City got their goal.
“We’ve had five clear-cut chances and Hull had one smash-and-grab and scored from it.” “I think we dominated the game for long periods of time.”
“We just needed one chance to fall our way.” “Xisco missed a great chance and Michael Owen, on any other day, could have had a hat-trick.”
“Butty scratched the bar too, so we were unlucky.” “You can’t fault the players, it’s just unfortunate. I should be sitting here talking about a minimum of a 4-1 victory.
“But it’s not to be, that’s the down side.” “On the up side of things, if we continue playing like that then we’ll win more matches than we lose.”
It was disappointing, and Joe’s right that we had no luck. The best we can do is just to put it down to some bad luck, and these things always tend to even themselves out over the season, so perhaps we’ll get a last minute winner at Ewood Park and Big Sam Allardyce on Saturday. 😀
As we said earlier this morning, things look very bleak at Newcastle now, but it’s nothing that say 3-4 good players in, and a couple of successive league wins wouldn’t put right very quickly.
The very last thing we want to see is the players feel sorry for themselves – and we just have to come out and give everything we have against Blackburn, and we think we’ll see that on Saturday.