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Kinnear Fits The Bill Perfectly

8 years ago

Now that the dust has settled on the 149th north-east derby, I think it’s safe to gauge how the season is going to pan out for both clubs. Sunderland will probably get relegated and Newcastle will float below mid-table with patchy form, of the WLDLD type.

On the derby, I have no complaints about the result, Sunderland deserved the points, played poor but wanted to win more than we did, although both of the mackem goals should of resulted in eight bookings for players jumping in the crowd, (lets be fair, if Debuchy had done so?) but never mind.

Big problems are prevalent. Too big to list I hear you add, here goes:

The club should not be forced to play a rookie left back at centre half due to injury and or suspension – Ashley/Kinnear/Pardew, we told you so three months ago.

Nor should the club suffer from a lack of a quality striking option on the bench. Using the lucky rabbit’s foot (Shola) isn’t an option any more – Ashley/Kinnear/Pardew, we told you so three months ago.

The club should also not play a quality (and in form) striker out wide to play a false striker (Ben Arfa) up front, in a derby, away from home. Where did this shameful position come from? Brainless.

The lack of desire and motivation is more worrying as this was evident from the first whistle and didn’t improve after the equaliser. A damning indictment of the management and the players who battled against Liverpool with a man short.

Next, the farcical Pardew press conference, where not only did he not answer NCJ Media based questions, but went on to sit and tell the rest of the press (and us) about how we played ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.

Banning NCJ Media from St James’, the training ground and players and manager home and away, is foolhardy and petty. It gives them Carte Blanche to sling as much muck as they like at the club. Still, at least Pardew didn’t unleash a volley of Cs and Fs at the journalists present.

Previously I have defended Pardew to the hilt, simply because of the regime above him. This has now expired and if he is going to come out with the verbal diarrhea every week (started 18 months ago by the way) then the sooner he beats it the better.

Quite frankly I’m getting to the point where enough’s enough. The League Cup game is a distraction we didn’t need (Pardews team selection showed this) and the Chelsea game is a nailed on defeat. Wait for the ‘mentally tired’ excuse from Pardew.

Pardew’s verbal diarrhea brings me nicely back on to Joe Kinnear. The sooner we get to the end of this nightmare the better, let’s just get him in the dugout and be done with it. It’s a sorry state of affairs, but if Pardew was to be sacked or to walk, no manager in their right mind would take the job.

Kinnear fits the bill perfectly . .


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