|Season 2008-09 Result|
| Arteta 17 (pen),
| S.Taylor 45,
|Date: 05/10/2008 Venue: Goodison Park Competition: Premiership|
|Match Report||Submitted on 22/10/2008 by ?|
|A Point Well Made?|
I like Joe Kinnear. In fact I think I really like Joe Kinnear.
Eccentric, off the wall, mad as a hatter? Call him what you like, I like him. And I really like the fact that he told the press to fcuk off: that interview was excellent! If you haven't heard or read it yet, make sure you do. I've been waiting years to hear a Newcastle United manager tell the press to fcuk off. Well done, I say!! They can't wait to report all things negative where The Toon are concerned. Fcuk right off.
The result, and performance at Goodison was a vast improvement. Two down after 35 mins to goals from Arteta, who netted from the penalty spot, followed by Fellaini's first goal for The Blues. That would have normally signalled game over, however we pleasingly showed some ‘togetherness' in a desperate situation, and fought our way back into the game.
Seconds before the half time whistle sounded, Geremi was gifted the ball by Yakubu on the United right. His long looping cross found an unmarked Steven Taylor beyond the far post at the Gwladys Street End and he headed the ball back across Howard. Then, barely 70 seconds after the restart, Taylor found himself in space down the United right as Pienaar gave the ball up as a lost cause. He pulled the ball back from the byline for Damien Duff to steer home a low shot - TV replays confirming that the defender had been played onside. I'll be a happy man if Kinnear can instil that ‘us against the world' mentality and get all the players pulling in the same direction. Indeed, we had opportunities to win the game.
The comeback was very satisfying: a point to end the run of five defeats. I was hoping for some positive reporting on our excellent comeback and fighting spirit. Not to be.
Monday morning brought the news that Michael Owen hadn't been selected for Capello's England squad, with that little $hit Chris Hollins thriving on the fact, 'Is Michael Owens England career over as a direct result of Newcastle's present plight?' Was his opening comment.
Do me a favour Joe……….next time you see him tell him to fcuk off.