The Newcastle manager seems to welcome the meetings he has had with Joe Kinnear and Mike Ashley after the most recent games, although both league games were embarrassing defeats for Newcastle, and we also conceded six goals in the process.
Mike Ashley and Joe Kinnear
And the Newcastle manager spoke to the press this afternoon and explained the meeting(s) between the three top men at the club:
“We had what we’ve been having for the last few games, just a meeting about going forward, making sure that we know exactly what we think the weaknesses are in the squad and problems we’re having in games so that they have the information to improve upon if we need to improve in January.”
“Sometimes you have to talk about players whether they’re actually going to grasp it or not I think these players will grasp it, we just need to give them time.”
“It is important go and see the owner after a game and make sure we know where we are going from. We had a good meeting so we know what is going on on the pitch in terms of results so there was nothing untoward.:
:And Joe should be at matches as Director of Football. I think questions would be asked if he wasn’t.”“Mike and Joe wanted to know how they could help.”
“Particularly when the transfer window’s shut, Joe’s an ex-manager so he needs to know exactly what the issues and problems are if we have any, so it’s just an explanation of those. I think that’s a general chat that most managers have with their owners.”
The way Alan puts it above, it seems the three of them are working closely and are in close communication on what needs to be done in January to improve the squad.
We hope that’s true, and it would certainly help everything if not only the team can put in a good performance but also come away with all 3 points at Cardiff on Saturday.
The first 20 minutes of the game in South Wales will be very important, and we have to start the game very solid at the back.
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