Kinnear Fight And Passion Rubs Off On Players


Joe Kinnear has been asked today about the situation last Wednesday that saw both Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear and Hull City manager Phil Brown, sent to the stands for arguing with each other.

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Joe Kinnear – will not change his ways – he cannot if he tried!

But it’s clear that Joe will not change, and as he told the Newcastle Journal this morning, that’s the way he is and he will not be changing any time soon, if ever.

Joe Kinnear talked this morning with the Newcastle Journal:

|“There are still 10 teams under us (in the Premier League table), so of course we all need to fight our corner,”

“At the moment I have four or five promising young kids coming in and I don’t want to have to throw them into a relegation battle but that’s what I’m doing because that’s all we’ve got.”

“I will always fight my corner and stick up for what I think is right and there’s no reason why I should change. It’s how I reacted to the situation.”

“’I’m not going to have someone like that come in and abuse my staff in front of me on my own pitch and then abuse my players as well and think he is going to walk away scot-free. No, I’m not going to accept that.”

“What he (Brown) did that got up my nose was that when one of my players got a yellow card he had the cheek to start clapping and ranting, ‘Send him off referee, do this, do that’.”

“That sort of stuff is just not acceptable. I will never change. That’s the way I am. I react to things.”

“I’m very passionate and I will always fight my cause and stand my ground. That will never change. I have done that all my life. I’ve been in front of the authorities four dozen times.”

Not that Kinnear can have many complaints about the spirit his patched-up side is showing. One of the things we like best about what Joe Kinnear has done at the club, is that we are never beaten and the lads always fight, whatever the state of the game.

And we get beaten these days simply because we’re not good enough, and it has nothing to do with effort, commitment or spirit from the lads in black and white shirts.

And that in itself is great to see, because it hasn’t always been that way recently, and we can hardly blame the players, it’s just some of them are not good enough, that’s all.

But some Newcastle fans may be concerned that Joe will be giving the club a bad name, as he keeps getting bans and reprisals from the match officials.

But it’s hard to have it both ways and Joe is what he is, and he will not change, and even if he tried to we doubt he would be successful.  We have to take the good with the bad, because that’s just the way Joe is – and at least he’s not trying to be someone he isn’t.

Joe continued:

“Unless you were completely blind and watching another game you surely can’t tell me we didn’t deserve to win (against Hull),” he argues, with plenty of justification. “That’s what football’s all about.”

“You take your chances and I’d be sat here talking about a 4-1 victory instead of a 1-0 defeat. That is a bitter pill to swallow.”

“We’ll have to see if I get a touchline ban,” “Let’s just wait and see how the referee saw it.”

And despite admitting an FA misconduct charge, Joe seems less than repentant, and will go ouyr and defend himself, once the hearing comes along (why has it taken so long?):

“I will fight my case with that,” “You will have to wait and see. You might be surprised at the outcome of that one.”

And Joe seems less than happy with the way he was treated after he looks to have taken the rap for Chris Hughton’s comments to a linesman in the Stoke game, complaining:

“I still got crucified over it.”

So the final question Kinnear was asked was whether he generally got on well with the other Premier League managers?

“Yeah, fine, no problems at all,” “I get on with all managers except Brownie!”

And that last comment we may add, was said with tongue in cheek.

Comments welcome.



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46 comments so far

  • pdidy

    Jan 16, 2009 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #1

    it his being reported we have agreed a fee with Espanyol for Finnan.

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 16, 2009 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #2

    phil brown = SMB

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  • richyg01

    Jan 16, 2009 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #3

    Yes its looking like that rumour on Finnan is gaining momentum.

    Would be a good buy.

    “Steve is in Britain to find a new club, he wants his future sorted in the next 24hours”

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  • bowburnmag

    Jan 16, 2009 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #4

    My ridiculous theory over the spat is that it was about Finnan – …..”Hoy Kinnear, you sneaky get, he was wor’s!!”…”Fak orf Fiw, ‘eeees fakkin arrrs!!!, wanger (gestures)”…..

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  • beyethegreat

    Jan 16, 2009 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #5

    just found this and thought it looked amazing

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  • beyethegreat

    Jan 16, 2009 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #7

    bowburnmag // Jan 16, 2009 at 12:43 PM

    My ridiculous theory over the spat is that it was about Finnan – …..”Hoy Kinnear, you sneaky get, he was wor’s!!”…”Fak orf Fiw, ‘eeees fakkin arrrs!!!, wanger (gestures)”…..

    lol

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 16, 2009 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #8

    I cant find a thing on Finnan.

    Thats one thing you can always say about JFK. He will speak his mind when he needs to! Press oconferences these days are excluded but take that fist one for example – priceless.

    I dont think he shows us in a bad light and have grown to him.

    The old we got a match tomorrow positive spin is all over the Chronicle. Well blow me the press office working over time. Oh yeah match tomorrow.

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  • broon ale

    Jan 16, 2009 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #9

    pdidy? where?>

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  • pubcat

    Jan 16, 2009 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #10

    Even if he’s not most fans’ choice, we have to be grateful to JK for at least giving us some kind of leadership in these difficult times.

    Just reading more about the Kaka saga. Honestly, I would FAR rather we scuppered around the lower reaches of the Prem, and gradually beoome successful with our youngsters coming through over years, than be in the top 4 with sheikh ownership. No, really!

    If someone told me that we’d go down, but got promoted again within 2 years I’d even take that over a Man City scenario.

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 16, 2009 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #11

    finnan FAILED medical at hull so we wont get him

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  • magpie_Dan

    Jan 16, 2009 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #12

    SSN just said he failed a medical at hull

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  • clinta

    Jan 16, 2009 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #13

    sigh…. wouldn’t mind a rest from the ‘how good is JK’ stories ed.

    The way he’s been bragging and throwing around players names during the transfer window is clearly doing more harm than good. I’d prefer he just shut it, got the players in and then went to the papers.

    He just says too much for me, and too much of the wrong thing- blaming refs and everyone else for our teams poor showings of late and the like.

    Thinking he likes the limelight a little too much.

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  • tino97

    Jan 16, 2009 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #14

    Never like Phil Brown even before this game, now I hate him even more. Though Joe seems to be taking all the flak in the papers as usual, nothing is said about Brown.

    I was pretty optimistic at the start of the week, after this weeks event I’m the complete opposite. Losing in the cup, more injuries, no players in. Now it even looks like Lovenkrands won’t be signed until after Tuesdays game! Silly low bids for players.

    Santa Cruz is back for Blackburn just in time to practice his shooting for city.

    Breaking news Finnan failed a medical at Hull.

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  • Toon_Sydney

    Jan 16, 2009 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #16

    f$*k once again toon fans are putting there heads down at another teansfer collapse

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  • ginkoh

    Jan 16, 2009 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #17

    Finnan !!?? please no !!!

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  • kingkinnear

    Jan 16, 2009 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #18

    damn it was real hard to get into this blog.

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  • DJG

    Jan 16, 2009 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #19

    He was released from his contract at liverpool why?

    They still have Hyppia who is 36/37 or something.

    The answer is in the last few year he have been very injury prone and lost virtually all his pace.

    You guys are thinking of when he played for liverpool 5/6 seasons ago.

    He is nothing like that now. But look where Liverpool are in the league. Another piece of good business. We should try and learn from them. Not go opposite to them.

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  • kingkinnear

    Jan 16, 2009 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #20

    cmon finnan lad get into the squad and earn u r wage getting injured.

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  • Jonas19

    Jan 16, 2009 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #21

    never give up?……… does anyone recall te 5-1 defeat to liverpool?

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  • pubcat

    Jan 16, 2009 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #22

    Btw, despite the cup result and the way they started so well in the league I still have a feeling that Hull may go down after all. I could be totally wrong.
    I like Hull, though shame Brown sounds such an idiot.

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  • tino97

    Jan 16, 2009 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #23

    I see Pennant looks like he is on his way to pompey

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  • kingkinnear

    Jan 16, 2009 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #24

    i wonder what that fat guy who’s a medic @ nufc does. players always get injured at nufc. they must first sack that guy! lol

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  • xisco biscuits

    Jan 16, 2009 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #25

    finnan is a good player, but some idiots wont be happy coz hes not a glamorous signing. he’s steady and has won several trophies in his career and will give us yet more options. i hope we get him

    phil brown is a horrible tosser

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  • Toon_Sydney

    Jan 16, 2009 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #26

    xisco buscuits how can we get a player whose just failed a medical ?

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  • J

    Jan 16, 2009 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #27

    I think Finnan is a GREAT RB.

    Especially to have as a back-up for Beye.

    and for 1.3m think its great. He can go STRAIGHT into team as he knows the premiership, great buy.

    It is reported that he didnt fail medical, the price hull wanted to pay just wasnt enough

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  • DJG

    Jan 16, 2009 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #28

    Hull are sinking fast in the league, but they;ve got a long way to go before thier as bad as us.

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  • ronaldeano

    Jan 16, 2009 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #29

    This Finnan story changes evry 5 mins!

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  • Dan_Scott157

    Jan 16, 2009 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #30

    Well vital football are going with the Finnan story now. This would obviously just be as cover for Beye till the end of the season though from what it sounds like he is about as knackered as Beye is at the minute. Cannot be having another big earner on the treatment table.

    http://www.newcastle.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=139454

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  • Toon_Sydney

    Jan 16, 2009 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #31

    to J – didnt ssn say he failed? would they lie

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 16, 2009 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #32

    On a lighter note the Chronicle reports Taylor is after his 100. Doesnt he need to get of his sick note first?

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 16, 2009 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #33

    DJG – Hull aint sinking that fast friend. They are 27 points and have not won owt in the last few games. Dont be put off about the pants team he put out on Wednesday (Brown).

    We would love to be going into 2009 on that amount of points need at least 5 wins to hit 40 points. Come on lads. Take the game to Blackburn and hope santa cruz is rusty. Then again they have had plenty of time to practise their long ball and have a game in hand.

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  • Waddles mullet

    Jan 16, 2009 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #34

    Hull want to pay the fee over 3 years.

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 16, 2009 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #35

    mullet, what todays goss? ha ha

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  • Waddles mullet

    Jan 16, 2009 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #36

    Nowt the day mate (yet) but no doubt he will let me know if anything interesting goes on.

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  • jim

    Jan 16, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #37

    slightly off the topic-but for debate anyway-where the hell we gona pull 5 or 6 wins from like? lol-ive been thru the fixtures-wot yas reckon? in a doom and gloom point of view i cant see us winning more than 1 or 2 -in fact i thought at first glance that maybe we will struggle to win another game! -but if we get a good start against blackburn and then maybe the mackems or city-it will rev the team up to prove me wrong-and i hope they do for alls sake! would piss myself if city signed kaka then he played in this new 4-1-4-1 formation when we go there and we beat them! hahaha-i think the whole premier league, bar the mackems will be rooting for us in that game if they sign him-

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  • Waddles mullet

    Jan 16, 2009 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #38

    We will win the morra jim

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  • jim

    Jan 16, 2009 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #39

    Rafa for the toon! lol

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  • jim

    Jan 16, 2009 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #40

    hope so waddle corly porm at the back!

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