It's No Good Moaning Joe - You Knew The Task!

Last updated : 22 January 2009 By Footy Mad - Editor
Newcastle fans chanted: "Joe Kinnear you're having a laugh."

And he has done NOTHING at this club to prove he is up to the job.

The day Mike Ashley made the shock appointment, we (NU Mad) were flooded with e-mails from Luton Town and Nottingham Forest fans saying Newcastle would be relegated this season if Kinnear lasted the season at St James' Park.

He arrived saying "I know the position of the club, just give me a chance".

And week after week he backed Mike Ashley to the hilt, so pleased Newcastle had given him the chance because for four years no club would touch him with a barge pole.

He tried to tell Toon fans they should back Ashley, and forgive and forget, but he saw on Saturday the Geordie fans have had enough of this humiliation.

We lost 3-0 to the side second bottom of the league, and Kinnear can argue until he is blue in the face, but that Newcastle team ... man for man ... are better players than the those at Ewood Park.

It's the leadership they lack, and they don't believe in the leader they have.
Kinnear is trying to distance himself ... but he knew the problems when he arrived at the club ... and NOTHING has changed.

Joe Kinnear (talking to the Chronicle):

"The fans must vent their anger - I understand that.

"In the first half at Blackburn the fans were as good as gold. They were chanting, singing and enjoying themselves.

"But my hands are tied with what I can do for them. It was a disappointing day for everybody.

"It would be different if I had every single player at the club available to me. But I haven't, so what else can I do but battle on.

"I have been criticised since I arrived here. But I have broad shoulders, and I know I am more than capable of keeping the club up.

"Whatever happens, if I do stay I don't want to be in this position in 12 months time.

"I need to have my own players and put my own stamp on the team. Providing we stay up - we will rebuild. It's crying out to be rebuilt.

"That's what is needed.

"At the moment I have to get the best out of what I've got because this is a patched-up team and people have been played out of position.

"I brought Jose Enrique back in and he looked well off the pace. He didn't train all week but there was nobody else.

"I could drop down to the youth team but we just aren't blessed with cover in all positions."