There’s not much support at all coming from the Newcastle area for Joe Kinnear, who has already been an embarrassment to Newcastle, and he hasn’t officially been in his new role as Newcastle’s Director of Football for 12 hours yet – and that takes some doing.
Freddy Shepherd – in happier times
Newcastle Central MP Chi Onwurah had this to say in the Daily Mirror today:
“It does seem that Ashley moves in ways more mysterious than the Almighty.” “If he is trying to get rid of Pardew why give him an eight-year contract in the first place? But the most important thing is that Kinnear and Pardew find some way of working together.”
And Freddy Shepherd, who called on Kinnear to apologize to fans yesterday, which is good advice, isn’t exactly a fan of Joe either, and the former Newcastle Chairman had this to say:
“For Joe Kinnear to come out and say the things he has said, I can’t believe it.” “I certainly wouldn’t let him into Newcastle. I would have got rid of him before he got there because it’s ridiculous what he has been saying, it really is.”
“There is something that is not right. Everybody knows that in the business. There is something that isn’t right here.”
And it looks like some senior staff at Newcastle had no prior knowledge of Kinnear’s appointment, and it seems to us it was probably Mike Ashley talking to Kinnear, with Derek LLambias in the loop and Alan Pardew and Graham Carr too – but probably nobody else.
The news is that senior officials at Newcastle were as shocked as the fans, when Kinnear decided to drop the bombshell and spill the beans on Sunday night.
And Newcastle fans have still not recovered from the seismic shock – and 85% do not want Joe as Newcastle’s Director of Football.
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