Kinnear Taking It On The Chin Every Day From Everybody

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.

Comments welcome.

24 comments so far

  • Toonmania

    Feb 1, 2009 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #1


  • jettson1971

    Feb 1, 2009 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #2

    hardest but best job in the world!! toon is unique, but we just need the team on the pitch to perform then the rest will fall into place!! CMON THE TOON, STUFF THE SMB!!!

  • aus_toon_todd

    Feb 1, 2009 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #3

    i would hate to have a job, where there are 200,000 people who think they would do it better than you.

  • Toon_Sydney

    Feb 1, 2009 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #4

    ashley = disgrace

  • jim

    Feb 1, 2009 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #5

    Peter lover lover! goal…goal…
    Peter lover lover, goal. .. goal….. they call him Mr Boombastic-Peters fantastic-puts the ball in the back of the- goal goal goal! Boombastic!Peters fantastic! puts the ball in the back of the- goal goal goal! …Peter lover lover!

  • jim

    Feb 1, 2009 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #6

    ah im daft! lol 😉


    Feb 1, 2009 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #7

    JFK come out and tell us who these players are that don’t want to be here. We have every right to know because we help pay there wages.

  • Weezertron

    Feb 1, 2009 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #8

    Does he ever stop moaning.

    I hate it when he constantly bigs himself up stating nonsense like “I’ve always been a fighter, all my life.”

    He bugs the Sh1t out of me.

  • Toonmania

    Feb 1, 2009 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #9

    here here, just wish some people could forgive (i’m not saying forget) i’m sitting here in my hotel room after a great night out in newcastle!! GOD MY HEAD!!, waiting for about 10-30 so i can wonder down to shearers bar(hair of the dog), after reading through some of the comments on here i think is there any point in going, i’ve just traveled nigh on 500 miles to watch my team and the local lads can’t even be bothered to turn up for the derby, it’s very sad for me to read this, but on the bright side we will win today WON’T WE, kinner is trying and we need to get behind him and show him and our team that we will not sit back and watch nufc fall into the gutter that ashley was letting it, i think ashley is trying to turn a corner but we will have to wait and see!! anyway lets drown those mackems voices today the only team i want to here being mentioned is nufc KILL THEM MACKEMS, COME ON TOON FANS

  • Hugh de Payen

    Feb 1, 2009 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #10

    Kinnear has made mistakes but I think he’s coped okay given the ludicrous circumstances in which he took over and the injuries his squad has endured since.

    The problem is, Ashley simply isn’t the right person to own a football club.

    What sort of owner thinks that putting everyone up for sale is a good idea? What is the point in a non-communicative, press-shy man owning one of the highest-profile clubs in England?

    I don’t believe Ashley has either the finances or the wherewithal to make Newcastle United a successful club. He’s a shirt salesman and he should stick to that.

    We’ll never achieve anything beyond mediocrity (at best) while he’s at the helm.

  • Alex

    Feb 1, 2009 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #11

    well 1 of they players who did not want to be here is gone Nzommnia and Owen (who i now hope never pulls on a black and white shirt again), never really wanted to be here either , it was because FFS give him a gigantic wage that he signed and not because he feels for the club

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Feb 1, 2009 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #12

    Read in one of the Sunday rags that Ashley might be giving Wise the heave ho, god I hope it’s right.

  • Alex

    Feb 1, 2009 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #13

    That rumour was started a few weeks ago , maybe after the window has closed he will but at the minute i would rather he sacked the silent man . The poison dwarf has actually brought some decent young players in , but i still cant stand him

  • Nick D

    Feb 1, 2009 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #14

    It’s very hard to have any sympathy for Kinnear. He’s made it very hard for himself. He has shown himself to be totally inflexible, tactically clueless with absolutely no plan B.

    No one is making him go out and play long ball, negative off side football. He’s an offensive old school bluffer / duffer who blames everyone but himself, very like Souness and Allaryce.

    He never plays the youngsters Ranger, Lua etc and keeps flogging deadbeats like Duff and Butt.
    No I have no sympathy whatsoever.

    Iit would be easier enough to avoid injuries if he didn’t turn every training session into a macho bloodbath and got the players doing aerobics / aqua aerobics etc to protect the short muscle group.

    Kinnear is a sunday league pub team manager.
    It is a disgrace he is at SJP.

  • The Real Entertainers

    Feb 1, 2009 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #15

    Well if JFK keeps us in the PL, i for one will be eternally grateful.

    However come the summer its time to have a cull and JFK would be part of it for me.

  • Alex

    Feb 1, 2009 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #16

    Trouble with a summer cull is players so as Geremi , Smith and Duff will not be easily got rid of . They are on big wages and still have a while to go before their contracts are finished . At least viduka and Owens contracts are up this summer and good riddance over payed injury prone wasters

  • sirjasontoon

    Feb 1, 2009 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #17

    I just can’t take the pi55 out of him anymore,watched an interview on ssn and I felt really sorry for him and he is clearly drowning.

    Silly choice of manager and i think this was down to penny pinching more than anything as most big managers would want some kind of budget,Mike new he would give JK chocolate beans and get away with it.

    My gut feelings today are a win for the mackems and all hell to break loose on Tyneside…

    There has been little relevant strengthening in key areas if this is Mike “moving on together in 09” I would hate to see what the moving backwards version looks like.

  • budmon

    Feb 1, 2009 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #18

    This is very true, we have hardly given him a chance. He’s inherited all the B.S. from the regimes before him and someone and to get their hands dirty and right our ship. hopefully he can do that by the end of the season and keep us in the prem. if he does that i will give him a 2 year contract and keep him till the end of it, give a manager at least 2 full seasons to show he’s putting the team in the right direction. our current method of chop and change is clearly not working. Kinnear is a strong enough character to work with, i know he’s not perfect but give him a break, lets get behind him andmaybe sky is the limit come next season! HAWAY LADS. Hopefully JK will have decent tactics today for me not to question his methods again but a win today and keeep us up, i would be ok with him staying, we all should be IMO

  • BT9MAG

    Feb 1, 2009 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #19

    So that’s where our transfer budget went – installing JFK Firehouse pole at SJP…

  • ObaMartins

    Feb 1, 2009 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #20

    Joke Kinnear has to Shoulder his Share of the Blame, he pick’s the team, spews Ashley’s Propaganda then spends time insulting players, ex managers and the media …Me for one would love to Give Joke Kinnear one on the CHIN…

  • evildick

    Feb 1, 2009 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #21

    man he talks some pap.

    seriously doubt he will be here next season.

  • beyethegreat

    Feb 1, 2009 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #22

    love the song jim

    peter peter lover goal

  • beyethegreat

    Feb 1, 2009 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #23


    you spelt howay the lads wrong thatts the mackem way

  • budmon

    Feb 1, 2009 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #24

    HOWAY! is that better beyethegreat?


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