Kinnear Should Relax And Smell The Roses – For A Week


It’s very nice, and a big change, to be able to bask in the warmth of a terrific win on Saturday.

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Joe Kinnear – should take at least a week off

This was our first in 9 games, which is a terrible record, brought on in large measure by all the injuries we have sustained over the last couple of months.

That’s one reason we need a bigger squad, because with a small squad players’ injuries become a bigger hit to the side.

Players also have to play more often, so they are more likely to get injured – it’s a vicious cycle, which is why we must have a bigger squad for next season.

Assistant manager Chris Hughton was relieved, like the Newcastle supporters, to have given the club some breathing space for at least a couple of weeks:

“We knew it would be a tough game and we also knew that when you’re playing the teams around you then it’s vital to get something out of the game.”

“Coming here and getting a draw is not a bad result, coming here and getting a win was very pleasing.”

“We are aware of what a good side they are at home and they put us under a bit of pressure in the last period, but we defended well when we had to and had the chances to push further ahead.”

Chris explained the events on Saturday leading up to the match:

“I have been with him for most of the time as per normal in the build-up to the game.”

“We prepared for the game as per normal. But he felt unwell and was taken to hospital as a precaution.”

Kinnear suffered a mild heart attack while in charge of Wimbledon in March of 1999, and later stood down because of ill-health.

But until we know exactly what caused this, it’s hard to say what impact it will have on Joe for the rest of the season. Of course  Joe is already very anxious to get right back in the saddle.

The good news is we have two weeks until out next home game, against Everton, where a win would be terrific.

We see no reason why Joe can’t take at least the next week off to relax, and smell the roses.

If anybody deserves a break right now, it’s Joe Kinnear.

Comments welcome.



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52 comments so far

  • RyanToon

    Feb 9, 2009 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #1

    roses are red
    violets are blue
    european footy
    for my beloved toon

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  • rooks

    Feb 9, 2009 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #2

    smells like summat else from where I’m sitting (in a big pile of turd).

    we only won on Sat cos WBA were even worse than us

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  • beatski

    Feb 9, 2009 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #3

    roses are red
    everton are blue
    if we win our next game
    i’ll be over the moon

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  • Toon_Sydney

    Feb 9, 2009 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #4

    liverpool are red
    everton are blue
    they aint got sh*t
    on the mighty toon

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  • Spitfire

    Feb 9, 2009 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #5

    rooks

    As long as there are 3 worse than us at the end of the season that’s all that matters at the moment.

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  • bennytoon

    Feb 9, 2009 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #6

    Ryantoon-

    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    Osama bin ladens
    More of a geordie than you!

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  • sweendog

    Feb 9, 2009 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #7

    Team for everton

    Harper
    R. Taylor Collocini Bassong Enrique
    Guttierez Butt Nolan Duff
    Martins Duke

    That’ll be 3 points for us .. good physical attacking side..

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  • Spitfire

    Feb 9, 2009 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #8

    Oh Christ are Ryantoon and bennytoon starting their bickering again. Are you both 5 year old lasses or what?

    Have your affair somewhere else please.

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  • Nick D

    Feb 9, 2009 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #9

    a week Ed ? Try forever. We need a proper manager.

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  • Dragonera

    Feb 9, 2009 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #10

    …As much as i hate to admit it, i actually laughed at AO’s little rhyme there.

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  • batty

    Feb 9, 2009 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #11

    Dragonera it was quite funny lol

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  • RyanToon

    Feb 9, 2009 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #12

    give you that benny haha 🙂

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  • Bill F

    Feb 9, 2009 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #13

    I have to say watching Chris Hughton on Saturday I was wondering if he was going to end up in the bed next to Joe. Still I reckon he would prefer to be in his own shoes rather than Tony Adams, there was a man in stress.

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  • Ross

    Feb 9, 2009 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #14

    dragonera-agreed, lol.” bennytoon” doesnt exactly bother me, he can say some stuff regarding both clubs that i might consider a little kneejerk, but i have no problem listening to constructive criticism if he wants to have a decent conversation about either team. He just has the knack of being able to really wind a few up on here and it is canny funny half the time like

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  • RyanToon

    Feb 9, 2009 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #15

    roses are red
    violets are blue
    deep undercover
    benny supports the toon

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  • Bill F

    Feb 9, 2009 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #16

    No, not Viduka, Shola is twice the player he is although if Carroll is fit he should play.

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  • Dragonera

    Feb 9, 2009 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #17

    “No, not Viduka, Shola is twice the player he is ”

    … 😯

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  • RyanToon

    Feb 9, 2009 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #18

    my team for verton

    harper

    s.taylor coloccini bassong enrique

    r.taylor nolan butt duff

    martins lovenkrands

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  • Dragonera

    Feb 9, 2009 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #19

    Ryan

    I would play Jonas on the left, play Duff as a supporting striker for Lovenkrands and have Martins come as a sub.

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  • ObaMartins

    Feb 9, 2009 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #20

    bennytoon // Feb 9, 2009 at 12:31 PM

    Ryantoon-

    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    Osama bin ladens
    More of a geordie than you <<<<Great Rhyme benny and Possibly true…

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  • RyanToon

    Feb 9, 2009 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #21
  • ObaMartins

    Feb 9, 2009 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #22

    Bill i agree…Carol should play, he puts himself about

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  • ObaMartins

    Feb 9, 2009 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #23

    RyanToon thanks for apologizing to ED for your Didgracefull Comment…..

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  • RyanToon

    Feb 9, 2009 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #24

    obamartins, keep trying to wind me up 🙂

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  • Isaac Hunt

    Feb 9, 2009 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #25

    Roses are red
    Violets are puckered
    If we get three points on Saturday ….

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  • ObaMartins

    Feb 9, 2009 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #26

    Spitfire….RyanLoon only comes on here to attack people, i would not be suprised if we found out soon that he’s a Undercover Mackem…

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  • RyanToon

    Feb 9, 2009 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #27

    damn dragonera, how did i forget jonas! perhaps martins wont start

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  • ObaMartins

    Feb 9, 2009 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #28

    RyanLoon i need not wind you UP, you Apologised..Says it all

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  • RyanToon

    Feb 9, 2009 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #29

    obamartins haha, cheers for your support

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  • RyanToon

    Feb 9, 2009 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #30

    its ryantoon btw, and no the btw doesnt mean anything nasty haha it means by the way, 🙂

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  • Dragonera

    Feb 9, 2009 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #31

    I have a sneaking feeling Viduka and Jonas coming in to the staring eleven for Taylor and Ameobi will be the only changes. However, if there are no injuries between now and the game i fully expect to see Taylor and Martins make an appearance at some point during the game.

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  • WesToon

    Feb 9, 2009 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #32

    What i find PATHETIC is a Spurs/Arsenal fan on OUR NUFC BLOG EVERYDAY constantly attacking genuine Newcastle Utd fans, even worse is what he says aboot Newcastle woman & general Newcastle residents & then some people on here have the nerve to side with him!!!!

    Have a word with yourselfs Lads 🙁

    If you still side with (nando,fernando,AO,super.trooper,bennytoon) after reading this,then you are just as pathetic as him….. End of.

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  • RyanToon

    Feb 9, 2009 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #33

    westoon, i know, its sickening which makes me wonder whether they are spurs or mackems themselves, ill get on with EVERYONE on here ONLY if people stop licking other fans buts! but ever since i revealed im from essex people have turned on me, which again is sickening, even ed has backed me on this

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  • Tjodalf

    Feb 9, 2009 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #34

    First of all, roses ARE red, but also white…
    Second of all, violets are NOT blue! They are…violet!
    So my rhyme would be this:

    Roses are red but also white
    Violets are violet
    Got to think hard to make this rhyme right
    But I guess that is impossible for any other great poet

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  • 51times

    Feb 9, 2009 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #35
  • Dragonera

    Feb 9, 2009 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #36

    WesToon

    Calm down, mate. No one takes him seriously and no one is “siding with him”. This is just a blog and if someone says something humorous i will laugh. The same way that if someone says something i agree with, i will let them know more often than not. It doesn’t matter who they support.

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  • beyethegreat

    Feb 9, 2009 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #37

    my comments arent showing

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  • beyethegreat

    Feb 9, 2009 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #38

    lol the only time my comments ever show is when i say they arent showing

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  • beyethegreat

    Feb 9, 2009 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #39

    51 times

    why?

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  • WesToon

    Feb 9, 2009 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #40

    @ RyanToon

    Mate the fact that you are from essex & support Newcastle shows your character,because you could easily have had your pick as to which “southern team” to support!! Well in Lad

    Secondly,through all the hard times we have faced,you have stayed true to NEWCASTLE,that takes balls mate,it could of been so easy to jump ship BUT you didnt!! Well in Lad

    You have great character Ryan,UNLIKE OUR VERY OWN SPURS/ARSENAL supporter/PRAWN SARNIE MEMBER

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