Joe Kinnear was today given a more long-term contract as Newcastle gaffer until the end of the season. It looks like Cockney Mike’s attempts to pimp the club to anyone with a large wad of cash has failed due to the recent credit crunch.
I think stability needs to be the key here. Whether you’re a Joe Kinnear admirer or not, the players seem to have taken to him. The performances against Villa and more recently Chelsea have proven that he can get the lads playing and working as a unit. Although admittedly there have also been some dire performances from those in a black and white shirt.
The good news is that now Joe can sit down and start talking with Michael about a new contract. Let’s not forget we’re in a relegation scrap and players of the calibre of Michael Owen will only aid us in our cause. If Joe can pursuade Mike Ashley to put his hands in his pockets so we can bring some decent players in and get rid of the crap ones, then all the better.
Howay the Toon.