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Kinnear Upbeat After Yesterday’s Gutsy Performance

1:04 pm, Monday, February 2nd, 2009 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 94 Comments

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.  😀


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.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Shola Ameobi · Transfer News and Rumours

94 responses so far ↓

  • 1 The Real Entertainers // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:08 PM

    Its all gone so quiet………not looking good

  • 2 Toon_Sydney // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:09 PM

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

  • 3 Zangwill_Ho // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:10 PM

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

  • 4 Partizan // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:10 PM

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

  • 5 Toon1978 // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:11 PM

    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.

  • 6 nufc1818 // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:13 PM

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

  • 7 The Real Entertainers // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:14 PM

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

  • 8 Zangwill_Ho // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:16 PM

    Seem Luis Garcia will join !!! Great!

  • 9 nufc1818 // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:16 PM

    wonder what mike ashleys breaking news is….

  • 10 Toon1978 // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:17 PM


    What you heard mate?

  • 11 The Real Entertainers // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:18 PM

    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 😉

  • 12 AndyNUFC // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:19 PM


    Big signings anybody think???

  • 13 Nick 69 // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:20 PM

    i wud guess therll be more profanities than smileys

  • 14 Toon1978 // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:20 PM


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

  • 15 Nick 69 // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:21 PM

    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

  • 16 AndyNUFC // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:23 PM

    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.

  • 17 babadin // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:24 PM

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

  • 18 geordie jock // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:25 PM

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

  • 19 Nick 69 // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:25 PM

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

  • 20 Toon1978 // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:25 PM

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

  • 21 Joseph // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:26 PM

    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

  • 22 rowntree1987 // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:26 PM


  • 23 Crofty // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:28 PM

    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.

  • 24 Toon1978 // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:28 PM

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

  • 25 budmon // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    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

  • 26 RyanToon // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:29 PM

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

  • 27 budmon // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    so i guess i want 4 lol

  • 28 RyanToon // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    crofty, really?

  • 29 murphy // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:30 PM

    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!!!

  • 30 Stuart79 // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:31 PM

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

    Ha well just a couple of defenders then

  • 31 Davies // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:32 PM

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

  • 32 RyanToon // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:32 PM


  • 33 ronaldeano // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:32 PM

    How much would Bent cost?

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

  • 34 AndyNUFC // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:33 PM

    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.

  • 35 Macas35 // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:33 PM

    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.

  • 36 nufc1818 // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:33 PM

    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

  • 37 Crofty // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:34 PM

    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.

  • 38 Joseph // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:34 PM

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

  • 39 ronaldeano // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:34 PM

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

  • 40 Spartan // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:34 PM

    BBC confirmed Veloso definitely not joining anyone

  • 41 TrinidadToon // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:35 PM

    Surely this is the time for Mike Ashley to make use of his tttenham connections and pick up the players Spurs seem willing to let go at decent prices. Surley we must at least be on the mailing list off tottenham when and if they decide a player can go.

    We should be in for Dos Santos and id take Bent to be honest!

  • 42 BT9MAG // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:35 PM

    Just back from uni after 2 hours of lectures have been canceled – 2 more hours being glued to this forum it is then…

    …Honestly, if we can wrap up the Taylor switch, get that Fox lad and bring in someone with a bit of flair I’d be genuinely upbeat!

    If we only get the 2 full-backs I’d be satisfied.

    Look back at the start of the window – we all thought we’d be looking at 2 dodgy loans and that was it!

    Instead we’ve got a speed demon, a midfield general and potentially 2 very competant full-backs, with one of them a set piece specialist…

    When you consider our current squad, we’re patching holes for now! Barton and Nolan in the middle, Gutierrez and Duff on the wings, Oba and Love up front…With that line up we’d provide pleanty of bite with pleanty of counter-attacking ability!

  • 43 dev // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:37 PM

    2 clubs have agreed a few for dos santos. portsmoth is one. who is the other?

  • 44 Ally // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:37 PM

    load of s***?

    i think so

  • 45 HalftimeBovril // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:37 PM

    I reckon theres a good chance that Bent will end up at the Mackems. I can see it as a make wait with Jones going to Spurs in the summer.

    Hope thats not the case though as Bent would be the ideal replacement for owen

  • 46 RyanToon // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:37 PM

    david craig on sky sports news??? where are you???

  • 47 Crofty // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:38 PM

    Spurs accept bids from two clubs for dos santos… would we want him?

  • 48 dev // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:38 PM

    forget tht must of reAD it wrong

  • 49 RyanToon // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:39 PM

    ally, joe does want a expierienced centre back, but it is prob BS

  • 50 Stuart79 // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:39 PM

    The longer the day goes without anyone signing the less likely it is that we sign the four Kinnear wants!

    I’ll say just Fox and Taylor

  • 51 pubcat // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:41 PM

    Is it really a 5pm deadline today??? Shoooot, wasn’t it midnight last year? Either way, by the time I get home from work in New York it’ll all be over.

    Just hoping that the Taylor/Som deal is confirmed soon. After that…another central mf and one solid dfn would be good, plus a bonus striker if possible. Bent? I like Bent, but not sure we should be putting too much money into a striker yet. I’d be happy if we get Ferreira, the 18 year-old. The most important player for us is Martins, to get him back a.s.a.p.

  • 52 bennytoon // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:41 PM

    I remember a lot of people slagging of AO saying bent and dos santos were shite. How times change. I dont rate either of them.

  • 53 RyanToon // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:42 PM

    fitty on setanta at man citys ground 🙂

  • 54 cjcox88 // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:42 PM

    bare in mind that people may be travelling with agreed fees and terms all they might need is a medical and to sign, think how quickly city got robinho signed, defo less than an hour, i can remember news came through bout 11.15! dont lose faith yet! can u imagine how pissed people will be with ashley if he says hes got something and then he hasnt! i dnt think he’d do that!

  • 55 Frank pingles come sock // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:44 PM

    Haway man i want 3 signings today Taylor, Kaka and Ronaldo from man united.ha. Nah i am nervous and excited but hopefully my tortioses head doesnt pop out when theres some breaking toon news on sky!!

  • 56 AndyNUFC // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:44 PM

    Benny, I don’t rate them either, but people just want them as panic signings, stupid as anything. We need QUALITY, not some Spurs rejects.

  • 57 Toon1978 // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:44 PM

    Ever heard the saying “clutching at straws” looks like Ashley MAY have f***** us over again. Nice chunk for him to spend in the casino’s.

  • 58 Waddles mullet // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:46 PM


  • 59 ronaldeano // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:46 PM

    The time is NOW for MA and the rest to get some new players in and save our season.

    Fingers crossed for some news soon….

  • 60 RyanToon // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:46 PM

    toon1978, i suspicious now because david craig keeps saying mike is trying his hardest, i.e licking his ringer, as if to say nought will happen, perhaps im reading into it too much!

  • 61 nufc1818 // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:46 PM

    hello waddles

    got news for us?

  • 62 Stuart79 // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:47 PM


    We will sign Taylor and Fox. That’ll be it

  • 63 TrinidadToon // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:47 PM

    Ashley is mad for even saying he had something that may get the yellow ticker goin! Dont know whether he knew that the reporter would broadcast the email but us fans wud all be delighted IF a good signing came off but now we are all sat here WAITING FOR THE good signing to happen! If it doesn’t..hes a bloomin’ idiot!!

    Most teams bar us and a few others have their squads sorted now and arent’t gonna let any players leave unless they are either expendable or receive an offer so good they cant refuse! Well we cant afford to make offers that cant be refused and players that are expendable tend not to be particularly good!

  • 64 RyanToon // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:47 PM


    yes riquelme is my rumour 🙂 he didnt play for boca yesterday 🙂

  • 65 Waddles mullet // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:48 PM

    Was at The Malmaison last neet, according to talksport!

  • 66 Stuart79 // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:49 PM

    Nor he wasn’t there!

  • 67 bennytoon // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:49 PM

    bent at sunderland!

  • 68 cjcox88 // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:50 PM

    i think we will have in a decent player rather than just cover, we need a striker, preferably one that can double up as a winger, obv not but e.g. walcott, cos duff is unbelievably poor, im not gettin my hopes up but let him try his best then after moan about it!

  • 69 square // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:50 PM

    wahahah joe kinnear giving out flying kisses hahaha

    who does that?


  • 70 AndyNUFC // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:50 PM

    I really don’t believe Ashley would go through the trouble of emailing in and saying that stuff if he didn’t have something with substance and considerably far down the pipeline.

    The question is, how many players is it? On top of that, what sort of quality are they?

    I believe for sure we’ll make a signing today aside from Ryan Taylor, 90% certain.

    Don’t throw names and speculation about… We have never guessed a toon signing right.

  • 71 RyanToon // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:53 PM

    moncur on setanta now

  • 72 Stuart79 // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:54 PM

    Setanta sports say Newcastle say a move for johnson is on but city are saying it’s not on.

    Would think there’s some haggling going on!

  • 73 nufc1818 // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:54 PM

    waddles was he?

  • 74 RyanToon // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:55 PM

    darren bent to sunderland

  • 75 RyanToon // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:56 PM

    i broke the riquelme story a while ago 🙂 but my sources a week ago said the deal wont happen!

  • 76 bennytoon // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:56 PM

    spurs look as though they must have a few deals lined up if they are letting bent and dos santos go. Maybe re signing sheringham and armstrong.

  • 77 Waddles mullet // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:56 PM

    Heard nothing about him.

  • 78 AndyNUFC // Feb 2, 2009 at 1:57 PM

    I will be absolutely gutted if we sign that tripe Darren Bent, where are people getting the Bent to Sunderland story from?

  • 79 nufc1818 // Feb 2, 2009 at 2:04 PM

    waddles were talksport certain he was at malmaison or is it just rumour shit?

  • 80 Stuart79 // Feb 2, 2009 at 2:06 PM

    He wasn’t in the Mal last night, it’s bull

  • 81 Frank pingles come sock // Feb 2, 2009 at 2:07 PM

    Have you ever been on a soccer field?
    Well if you haven’t it’s the m amazing thing
    It’s like being in heaven but on grass
    When the grass is just cut and the potato bugs are jumping in the air it gives you energy to have fun

    And if you have been on a field then you know how the freshly cut grass
    stings your nose and enlightens your heart to give you extra strength to
    play soccer harder than you ever have in your life. That is what it’s like being on a soccer field!
    By: Joe kinnear aged 11

  • 82 RyanToon // Feb 2, 2009 at 2:07 PM

    as you know i had the riquelme story from mates but i heard it went dead

  • 83 Frank pingles come sock // Feb 2, 2009 at 2:08 PM

    why did it die? murder?

  • 84 nufc1818 // Feb 2, 2009 at 2:08 PM


    how do you know?
    do you stay there?

  • 85 Frank pingles come sock // Feb 2, 2009 at 2:09 PM

    I am getting de ja vu?

  • 86 Stuart79 // Feb 2, 2009 at 2:10 PM


    I go regular and know a few of the staff.

  • 87 Stuart79 // Feb 2, 2009 at 2:12 PM

    Stoke are set to pay 7m for Joe Ledley Joke!

  • 88 nufc1818 // Feb 2, 2009 at 2:12 PM

    oh well…
    sometimes footballers dont actually go under there own name though to book so you never knowww…

  • 89 Frank pingles come sock // Feb 2, 2009 at 2:12 PM

    the n zogbia deal still not complete and my tortoises heed is 78% out

  • 90 bennytoon // Feb 2, 2009 at 2:13 PM

    stuart79- still pretending to have contacts and inside information i see.

  • 91 Stuart79 // Feb 2, 2009 at 2:13 PM

    Yeah ya right, the staff are sometimes not told who people are but if they know them it’s different.

    Are we going to go to David Craig or what? Come on Sky!

  • 92 Stuart79 // Feb 2, 2009 at 2:16 PM


    Hardly info or contacts. I just go to the Mal alot and find out when anyone famous is there.

    Not very exciting

  • 93 Stuart79 // Feb 2, 2009 at 2:18 PM

    Coventry have said they have had no approach from NUFC for Fox!

  • 94 coxonfamily // Feb 2, 2009 at 2:57 PM

    I’ll give david craig a bacon sandwich if he tells ashley what we think of him!!!!!

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