Exclusive – Joe Kinnear May Not Be As Daft As He Looks
Most of us are still getting over the shock of Joe Kinnear’s self-pronounced return over tow months ago.
Pretty much all of us have viewed this two months+ period as disastrous and JFK failing miserably as to doing the job he was brought in to do.
That is how we, the fans, see events at St.James’ Park but in terms of pleasing the man who calls the tune, is Joe really failing?
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We are told (again and again) that Kinnear is there to help Alan Pardew as much as possible, particularly in terms of giving the manager the extra players that are desperately needed to avert possible disaster.
What though if Kinnear’s job specification is something slightly different.
Back in the disastrous days of his brief management at Newcastle, with United desperately needing reinforcements, the January window instead saw a handsome profit made by Ashley as Kinnear sold Shay Given and Charles N’Zogbia, with Ryan Taylor and Kevin Nolan coming in for less than half the incoming fees. Strange behaviour for a club desperately trying to stay up.
Of course, Kinnear infamously referred to the winger as Charlie Insomnia, apparently the final straw for the talented but poor attitude player. Of course Joe said the Insomnia reference was all a mistake..
Fast forward a few years and after JFK’s bizarre interview on Sky Sports, he followed it up with one that left fans open-mouthed that this idiot was apparently the most powerful person at St.James’ Park.
In that interview, JFK infamously referred to Derek Lembeze, Shola Amamobe, Hat On Ben Afra and Yohan Kebabs.
When Alan Pardew eventually resurfaced some weeks later, he admitted that he’d had a number of discussions with players to placate/explain to players about Kinnear’s utterings and the insult to them regarding the ‘mispronouncing’ of their names.
Since then, Lembeze has resigned days after Kinnear reappeared, JFK told a fan at Newcastle Central Station that he wanted to get rid of ‘Amamobe’ and ‘Kebabs’ has apparently had enough now with Newcastle/Ashley intent on selling him.
If Ashley has sent JFK in to stir things up and unsettle people, including leading the way to selling players, then he has certainly ticked a lot of boxes.
At least we still have Hat On Ben Afra to hang our…hats on, for the time being at least.
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