Writer: Ross Molyneux
Date:Friday October 17 2008
Joe Kinnear has come out and denied claims that he`ll turn Newcastle into Wimbledon Mark II. Praising his earlier Tottenham football schooling, JFK reckons that using NUFC players to the best of their ability doesn`t include a 50 yard punt aimed towards a 5ft 7 Michael Owen`s nappa. Joe said:
'I grew up with push and run. I've got all my qualifications in football, and have a degree - I've studied for many, many years. I was always a great believer in the management of Bill Nicholson at Spurs. Chris Hughton will tell you this, as well.
Bill wouldn't allow you to kick the ball long. We were always push and run, and give and go. We were just a team that played total football all over the pitch. When I went to Wimbledon we started to do that, but we didn't have the quality of everybody else so we had to mix it. We had to do that to survive.
We were getting from lower divisions, but there were about 11 of them that left as internationals. I had a lot of internationals playing under me. John Fashanu was more of an old fashioned footballer who did use his head as long as we got good deliveries into the box. We were also deadly from set-plays, and we also got tagged with that.
Today in football, if Ronaldo or Beckham scores from a free-kick, it's acceptable. If it was crossed into the box and somebody out-jumped somebody and headed it in, like Fash did, which he did on numerous occasions, we got a lot of naughty comments.
Some of that was because people were envious that we'd got our bunch of players that had come up from lower divisions and were keen to prove themselves in the top division. At one stage were lying in third at Christmas in the Premier League and putting everybody's noses out of place. I have no regrets at all. I got to the semi-final of the League Cup and the FA Cup in the same season. There was a lot of things that were said about us at Wimbledon that we just had to live with.'
Date:Friday October 17 2008
Things are looking good after all! (Saturday May 25 2013)
More NUFC Spin (Friday May 24 2013)
Lack of ambition confirmed! (Friday May 24 2013)
10th or Else (Thursday May 23 2013)
Decision time? (Thursday May 23 2013)
Carroll Linked With NUFC (Again) (Tuesday May 21 2013)
The Abuse Of NUFC Has To End. Now!! (Tuesday May 21 2013)
The Reality Of Newcastle United (Monday May 20 2013)
Stats: Newcastle United v Arsenal (Sunday May 19 2013)
The Weight Of The Shirt (Friday May 17 2013)
|15. Aston Villa||38||10||11||17||-22||41|
|Bent Rumours Resurface (Again)
» Fulham : 25/05/2013 18:35:00
|A New Regime?
» Man Utd : 25/05/2013 17:27:00
|Maiga to Leave
» West Ham : 25/05/2013 17:21:00
|Champions League Final - Match Day Moments
» Chelsea : 25/05/2013 17:13:00
|Biggest Mourinho Comeback Hint Yet!
» Chelsea : 25/05/2013 17:08:00
|Two Future First Team Coaches?
» Chelsea : 25/05/2013 16:56:00
|It Might Well Be Isco
» Chelsea : 25/05/2013 16:55:00