Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

JFK: Post game reaction

JFK: Post game reaction

In what many fans saw as one of the worst matches played at SJP, it was a less than happy Joe Kinnear who spoke to the media after the game, saying:

"It was highs and lows, wasn't it? That's the worst we have started since I have been here, in the first half. We went for broke with three strikers up and created numerous chances. We should have put the game to bed, really.

I don`t think we started well and the first goal took the wind out of our sails. It bobbled up and Ryan Taylor hit it with the outside of boot. It was the worst possible start. We didn`t really pass the ball too well. We didn`t create that much.

I said a few harsh words at half-time and kept my head later on. I told them they were there for the taking if we played higher up the pitch. We then created chances and Michael Owen had a great one prior to him scoring.

I didn`t think we had to give the corner away to start with, but we did. When the ball came in he had a free header, which was annoying. Damien Duff had the chance to get it off the line and he hooked it into the other corner of the net.

I put my arm round Damien and told him not to worry about it. He made the effort that he could. He`s bitterly disappointed, being the really good professional that he is. We have got to sit down and talk to him about a new contract (with Owen), if I am allowed to do that.

I'd say he (Owen) is about 80 per cent. He needs to be brought back gently. We know what Michael is capable of. No one asked these questions when we beat Aston Villa. Michael Owen is the best player at the football club. I have to make these decisions.

Which ever decisions I make are never right. I took off Spiderman (to boos from the crowd) and you will have a field day with that. It is a difficult job making decisions isn't it? Whatever decision I make you'll go against it."

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Ross Molyneux
Date:Monday November 17 2008
Time: 8:29PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Newcastle United Articles

'Same Old, Same Old`- Newcastle Fans React to Selection Snub

Jonjo Shelvey must be wondering what he needs to get a recall to the England squad.

'Crazy' - Fans Shocked Newcastle Star Hasn`t Been Picked

I think most fans were surprised to see our captain`s omission from the England squad yesterday

'Bargain` - Fans Debate Newcastle Spending £15m

The Mirror believe that Chelsea will hold out for £15m for their winger Kenedy in the summer.

'Finally` - Fans Happy After Striker Makes Newcastle Squad

The wait for Islam Slimani`s debut has been a long one to say the least.

Newcastle United Archived Articles

TOTT articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Southampton MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Sub - Joselu0%
Sub - Atsu1%
Sub - Merino1%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Newcastle United Results (view all)

Newcastle United Fixtures

Vital Members League Table

6.The Pyrry20
10.Harry's Boy12
Write for Vital Football