Writer: Ross Molyneux
Date:Monday September 29 2008
Picking a comedy character such as Joe Kinnear as our interim manager has kept the stars of NorthEastEnders firmly in the media spotlight over the weekend. Joe started his quality act by being met at the airport by, er, no-one. The current club cowards couldn`t even be bothered to send an entourage to greet him from Darras Hall International Airfield.
Joe then hopped into a taxi and ended up arriving at SJP just in time to shock watchers of Football Focus with an expletive on live lunchtime TV. He then found himself banished to the stand, courtesy of a two game ban still to be served from his Forest days. Ironically this was for branding a ref 'Coco the Clown`.
Many mannerisms followed as he watched his new charges being dumped on by Blackburn, with the likes of Butt and Geremi unable to pass to their own teammates and his defenders doing their best French mute statues impressions.
Post-match he was moved to comment:
"I know I'm going to get crucified and everything else that's going on, but I'll take it on the chin and get on with the job. I think I'm bright. I've had a good football career. I've won European Cup medals. I've got international caps. I'm no mug - you know what I mean.
I stand up for myself. Every second there's always someone who wants to stab you in the back. That's the life we're in, but I won't lose any sleep over it. Why should I let stuff said about me before I got here spoil my time here? I'm going to do the best job I can and get as much experience as I can. Every second I turn a corner, it's Kevin Keegan. What else can I say?
I could certainly educate a few more of the players here in not doing silly things and being more professional on the pitch. Irrespective of the Crazy Gang gimmick and all the stuff that went with it, we were a very professional side.
Wherever we went with Wimbledon we got abused, so it's nothing new. It was when we went to the away clubs. We went to Chelsea and won 4-0. To Aston Villa, the same. I had numerous results at those types of clubs. Nine free transfers and we got to two cup semi-finals.
But because I was associated with Wimbledon for so long, and turned over people for so long, the hatred starts. It's the same up here. I've only been here five minutes and I'm branded a cockney. How am I a cockney? I've only been here five minutes and I was born and reared in Ireland and played for Ireland.'
Date:Monday September 29 2008
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