Joe Kinnear may have come to his senses, and he has given an interview with the Shields Gazette, and dare I say it – he talks some sense for a change.
Joe Kinnear – 66 year-old has talked some sense
Joe Kinnear was introduced as Newcastle’s new Director of Football yesterday and today Derek Llambias announced his resignation, and yes, there is probably a cause – effect there.
It seems that Hoe has realized he is making enemies of Newcastle’s fans, from some of his past comments, and he is now trying to placate them – which if obvious, is nevertheless what he needs to do.
This is what Joe told the Shields Gazette in what seems a good interview.
“I want to make sure we’re prepared for the start of the season with the right squad and the right players, and try and give Newcastle a great season.” “They deserve it.” “There are no supporters like them in the Premiership. They travel the length and breadth of the country.” “They’re always loyal, and they’re always there.”
“We’re entitled to give them the best.” “The first thing I’ve got to do is have a meeting with Alan, Graham and Derek, and Mike if he’s not away, and go through every player.” “Even the ones who are injured – and find out what they can contribute to the club.” “I’ll give them a list of players and show them videos and tapes of the type of player we need.”
“Then we’ll discuss it. If I get the green light, I’ll go out and get them.” “It depends on the make-up of the team. Are we lightweight in these areas? Do we need really pacy wingers.” “Or a pacy striker than we can throw on later on in the game. Can we find him?” “There are so many things to talk about and do.”
One way not to start your new career Director of Football ar Newcastle is to say you are more intelligent than the club’s supporters – but that’s exactly what Joe has said – so how does he think the fans feel towards him?
This is not rocket science.
It’s going to be very difficult for Kinnear to get the fans on his side, and we suppose the best way he can do that is by not giving ridiculous interviews in the press, memorize the names of Newcastle’s players, especially our top French players we have to keep on Tyneside, and get some top players into the club this summer.
If Joe can do that by September he should be in better shape than he is now – although there are no guarantees.
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