Kinnear Upbeat After Yesterday’s Gutsy Performance


We had commented yesterday about how terrible Joe Kinnear looked at yesterday’s game, but he seems really upbeat this morning, and was pleased with the the lads’ performance yesterday, but still thought Newcastle deserved all 3 points – well that’s a surprise.  😀

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Chris Hughton and Joe Kinnear together

Joe talked to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today:

“It was a hell of an afternoon for us. “It was a fantastic derby and a fantastic atmosphere for us.”

“The crowd was brilliant and it left me drained by the end.” “I was really disappointed by the goal that Andy Carroll had chalked off.”

“I don’t know why for the love of me it was taken off us.” “Shola bought it down, raced through, smashed it at the keeper who saved it and Andy slotted it home.”

“The flag went up late but I had no idea why it was disallowed.”

The TV replays showed that Ameobi seemed to handle the ball a little, but it was still dubious at best, and it looked like a clear  goal when Andy put the ball into an empty net.

It would have been great if it had stood, because two local lads combining for a goal against Sunderland – that’s what dreams are made of!

Joe continued:

“These things happen and it seems like we’re getting kicked. “We stuck in there first half, and were magnificent in the second half.”

“I’m pleased with the second-half performance considering the players we had out.”

“We’d have loved to have had Joey Barton, Michael Owen and Habib Beye still on board.”

“It would have been game, set and match.” “At full strength, we would be a force for any team.”

“When you’re not, you’ve got to make sure the people coming in are up for a fight as well.”

Kinnear also gave praise to Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi for having the courage and the bottle to smash home the equalizer from the penalty spot.

We have to say we were more than a little nervous to see Shola standing ready to take the spot-kick, but he put it away in great style, to the delight of Newcastle fans all around the world, as the game was televised live.

Joe continued:

“I’d have put my money on him nine times out of 10.” “He’s a good lad, and a great striker of the ball.”

“I forced him to play a couple of hours before kick-off.”

“He’s been out a long time and hasn’t trained. I just said ‘you’ve got to play’.”

“He wasn’t sure he’d get through 90 minutes but he did and we’re delighted.”

Shola gets too much criticism from Newcastle fans, but the lad is Newcastle through and through – and that means something – and he showed it again yesterday.

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94 comments so far

  • The Real Entertainers

    Feb 2, 2009 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #1

    Its all gone so quiet………not looking good

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  • Toon_Sydney

    Feb 2, 2009 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #2

    joke-in-here : no1 wants to know about yesterdays game tell us bout signings!!!!

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  • Zangwill_Ho

    Feb 2, 2009 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #3

    Ameobi ………..please don’t use again

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  • Partizan

    Feb 2, 2009 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #4

    Could it be possible that we’ll get nobody except Taylor today

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  • Toon1978

    Feb 2, 2009 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #5

    To bloody quiet, Ashley will not offer the money for the right players therefore we will not get the quality in. Even the Fox deal has went quiet.

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  • nufc1818

    Feb 2, 2009 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #6

    i fancy going to the training ground seems like stuffs going on there

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  • The Real Entertainers

    Feb 2, 2009 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #7

    Praying for an extension to the 5pm dealine….saying that would it do us any benefit?

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  • Zangwill_Ho

    Feb 2, 2009 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #8

    Seem Luis Garcia will join !!! Great!

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  • nufc1818

    Feb 2, 2009 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #9

    wonder what mike ashleys breaking news is….

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  • Toon1978

    Feb 2, 2009 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #10

    Zangwill_Ho

    What you heard mate?

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  • The Real Entertainers

    Feb 2, 2009 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #11

    Right i’ve had enough, i’m off and i’ll see if there are alot of smileys on here or a lot of profanities after 5pm 😉

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  • AndyNUFC

    Feb 2, 2009 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #12

    MIKE ASHLEY HAS BREAKING NEWS FOR SKY!!!

    Big signings anybody think???

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  • Nick 69

    Feb 2, 2009 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #13

    i wud guess therll be more profanities than smileys

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  • Toon1978

    Feb 2, 2009 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #14

    AndyNUFC

    Does Ashley have breaking news, not what i have seen all they are going on about is Arsenal,Liverpool,Spurs and Portsmouth?

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  • Nick 69

    Feb 2, 2009 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #15

    andy – that was an email mike ashley sent this morning to david craig and he said who knows maybe i will have some breaking news for your yellow ticker later on today, and also sent him sum bacon sarnies out

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  • AndyNUFC

    Feb 2, 2009 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #16

    They’re concentrating so much on the fact Arshavin isn’t going to Arsenal but not on the fact that an owner has emailed outlining intentions to get some ‘breaking news’ going…

    He really HAS to have something big, he knows he cannot get our hopes up for nothing.

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  • babadin

    Feb 2, 2009 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #17

    Keane wil have a medical at spurs, does that mean that Bent is available, if so we should have him

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  • geordie jock

    Feb 2, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #18

    With a bit of luck he’s found a buyer for the club.

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  • Nick 69

    Feb 2, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #19

    lets just hope he wasnt relyin on a deal for veloso or johnson for his breaking news cos those deals look down the toilet

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  • Toon1978

    Feb 2, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #20

    3 hrs 34 mins and 10 secs…. what is going on?

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  • Joseph

    Feb 2, 2009 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #21

    How does keane get to rejoin spuds when theres a rule that says he can only rejoin after 12 months why do spuds get to break this rule

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  • rowntree1987

    Feb 2, 2009 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #22

    STILL NO SIGNINGS WE BETS E HURRYING UP IF PLAYING HAV TO HAVE MEDICALS ETC

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  • Crofty

    Feb 2, 2009 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #23

    Just heard on Setanta News that Darren Bent is on his way to the North East for a medical incase of a move to the North East but they dont know if its Sunderland or Newcastle.. and it all works around Keane going back to Tottenham.

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  • Toon1978

    Feb 2, 2009 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #24

    This is serious, today destines whether we stay up or go down.

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  • budmon

    Feb 2, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #25

    Yes we fought back well second half. Anyway it was still and draw an i learn’t today that shay went to citeh for only 6 mil!?!?!?!?! thats all we could negotiate out of the most overpaying club in the world for one of the best keepers in the world!!! i don’t care what anyone says thats not good business and harper is definitely a step down from given, sad times, even sadder if we dont add 2-3 more on top of the taylor signing. (Veloso, Keane(not likely), and hopefully a defender and a winger to replace le sulk going forward

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  • RyanToon

    Feb 2, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #26

    joseph, spurs get way with murder, they also played palacios at bolton even though he was SUSPENDED!!!!!!! they should get points deducted!!!

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  • budmon

    Feb 2, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #27

    so i guess i want 4 lol

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  • RyanToon

    Feb 2, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #28

    crofty, really?

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  • murphy

    Feb 2, 2009 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #29

    Joseph, the rule states you can’t be registered to more than two clubs within the year but as Kean was at spurs earlier in the year then he’s not breaking the rule of being registered to more than two different clubs within the year.

    Well that’s my guess anyways.

    I want bent!! bent!!! bent!!! bent!!! bent!!!

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  • Stuart79

    Feb 2, 2009 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #30

    Well I think we can cross off both Johnson and Veloso!

    Ha well just a couple of defenders then

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  • Davies

    Feb 2, 2009 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #31

    Just seen pictures (in the Mail unsurprisingly) of Given in his new Man City kit. Gutted.

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  • RyanToon

    Feb 2, 2009 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #32

    mbia??

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  • ronaldeano

    Feb 2, 2009 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #33

    How much would Bent cost?

    I cant see MA paying spurs silly money like what they origionaly paid for him

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  • AndyNUFC

    Feb 2, 2009 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #34

    People drop dreaming about Keane, he is now a Spurs player. This means they have 5 strikers which would start for a fair few premier league teams. I can definitely see Bent coming here but I certainly don’t rate him.

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  • Macas35

    Feb 2, 2009 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #35

    budmon – That was just someone on BBC having a jokey guess as to what the price for Given was, nobody really knows. Either we dont want to admit we sold him for peanuts, or they dont want people to know they are consistently paying over the odds for players.

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  • nufc1818

    Feb 2, 2009 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #36

    i would hope and think it would be us darren bent is coming to as jones and cisse are both signed for a long time

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  • Crofty

    Feb 2, 2009 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #37

    RyanToon
    Yeah it was on not long ago.. lets hope its ture! said somthing about the Rangers goalkeeper as well but i dont see that happening.

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  • Joseph

    Feb 2, 2009 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #38

    murphy theres also a rule that states a player can’t rejoin a club he left for 12 month after leaving

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  • ronaldeano

    Feb 2, 2009 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #39

    Keane has had a medical at spurs but the two clubs have yet to agree a fee!

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  • Spartan

    Feb 2, 2009 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #40

    BBC confirmed Veloso definitely not joining anyone

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