Joe Kinnear, before he was taken to hospital after feeling unwell earlier today, has told his players on a number of yellow cards, not to hold back in today’s game against bottom of the league WBA.
Joe Kinnear – don’t hold back
Steven Taylor has 4 yellow cards, and Fabricio Coloccini has 3 yellow cards, although he is said to be doubtful to play this afternoon, through injury.
Kinnear told the Evening Chronicle early this morning:
“I don’t want to lose any more players, but I’m not going to rein anyone in.”“That wouldn’t be my style.”
“Injuries and suspensions haven’t helped us, and I don’t like to lose any of my players.”
“But they can’t change the way they play.”
“Half my team’s been on the treatment table, half the time I’ve been here, but I’m still delighted we’re in the position we’re in.”
Meanwhile, Kinnear is looking forward to giving new boy Ryan Taylor a good run in the side, after the Liverpool-born player was finally signed last Monday.
“Ryan is a kid that we know what he can do.” “We know what he’s all about.”
“He’s great at set plays and he is a quality performer on the ball. He can see a pass.”
“There are plenty of things to be to be positive about at the moment.”
The earlier news today about Joe being taken to hospital will have alarms bells going off at the club.
The most important thing is that Joe is OK, and we hope it’s nothing serious. But we have to think, whatever it is, that it’s been caused by the unimaginable stress he’s been under at Newcastle recently.
Joe is the type of guy who cannot help himself, and he will work day and night, regardless of his health – but that’s hardly good for the man.
Chris Hughton is in charge of the side today, but as we all know, in the 5 games he has been in charge at Newcastle, we’ve lost every one of them. But it has to be a good chance to change that record.
Another loss today though, and the alarm bells will going off on several fronts at the club.