Newcastle’s Director of Football Joe Kinnear gave a long interview with Sky Sports yesterday, and it was before a Charity cricket match just north of London, where Joe Kinnear is still stationed.
Joe Kinnear – gave out too much information
And like most Newcastle fans we cringed when we heard Joe had given another interview with the press, and we didn’t know what to expect from the Director of Football.
But he was informative and reasonable in the interview, but he gave far too much information away on the status of Newcastle’s pursuit of Loic Remy, Bafetimbi Gomis and Darren Bent.
If it was a behind the scenes briefing by Joe and it wasn’t made public, it was exactly what the fans wanted to hear – where each deal stands and what the problems have been – but Joe shouldn’t go into that amount of detail, especially when we know other clubs are after those same three strikers.
But it could have been worse, and Joe didn’t use any foul language, and he went out of his way to say that his job was on the scouting side of things, and that there was no animosity between Alan Pardew and himself, and in fact their relationship was a strong one.
That could be true, and while we’re sure a lot of the press reports on Joe are too negative and not accurate, what doe Joe expect after giving that terrible first interview to talkSPORT, when he embarrassed himself, but worse still he embarrassed Newcastle United, and that’s like scoring a terrible own goal.
And Joe kept saying the goalposts kept moving on the proposed deal with Lyon for Bafe Gomis, but that’s what happens in these deals these days, and they tend to be very complicated, and Joe needs to get used to it, because it’s part of his job to handle those situations.
It’s like a commercial pilot saying he loves his job, but hates all the travel involved.
But the interview was a decent one, and hopefully somebody, like Mike Ashley, will tell him not to give out so much inside information in the future, and he should tell that to Alan Pardew too.
What do you think of Joe’s interview yesterday?
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