With so much obviously wrong at Newcastle United right now, Joe Kinnear, who hardly is responsible for the problems we have at the club, is taking criticism from almost everybody, in the absence of any support for the Newcastle Board.
Joe Kinnear – taking it on the chin every day from ….. everybody
The Newcastle Board and owner Ashley have elected to stay underground through all these problems and since Kinnear is the only one available, fans have taken it out on the Irishman.
But that may end today with Mike Ashley at least showing up at his club, and hopefully starting to take some responsibility for the mess he has caused – and hopefully going to do something about it.
You may not like Joe Kinnear, and we understand he’s not always done the right thing, but you’ve got to admire the fighting characteristics of the man, who keeps taking it on the chin every day, but at least is trying to do something to correct the problems, and is hanging in there through all the injury disasters, which is more than can be said for any Board member.
Joe talked about the manager job at Newcastle yesterday:
“I’ve been firefighting since I walked through the door – it’s all I’ve been doing,” “This is a unique club, but it’s a circus at times.”
“There’s not been a day gone by when there’s not been a major incident or challenge of some kind. It’s like that 24/7.”
“It seems like I’ve been firefighting every day at this football club.”“You try not to be distracted, but there are so many leaks it’s nigh on impossible.”
“You just try to address the most important issues, the players and fans.”
“They’re my main concerns, and from the reaction of the supporters, they understand what I’m trying to do.”
“We’ve had a ridiculous amount of injuries, and I don’t think any other manager in the Premiership has had to deal with these problems,”
“I had a chat with Sam Allardyce after the Blackburn game, and he described the pressure of managing this club as relentless, which is what it is.”
“But you have to look on the bright side and be optimistic. The support here’s sensational, and I only wish I could get something near my best team out.”
“I need to add some players. I inherited some players who don’t want to be here. They didn’t want to be here prior to me being here, and that makes life difficult as well.”
We look on the Board being absent without leave as less than brave of them, because after all it’s their responsibility the club has plummetted so much since August.
And if they don’t know how to run a football club, fair enough, there are plenty out there who can be hired to do just that.
Like Joe or hate Joe, we would ask all Newcastle fans to get behind the man and the players, and cheer them on to safety this season, for the good of our club.