Kinnear shouldn't pay too much attention to pitch invader
The last time a pitch invader got as close to the dugout as that skinhead did at St James's Park on Saturday it was to get on his hands and knees and worship Kevin Keegan.
That day the bloke was guided away by stewards but left the ground peacefully and happy with his side cruising against Manchester United in the famous 5-0 win.
Without harping on about the good old days it was a case of how times have changed.
This time the fan was furious and let rip at Joe Kinnear, but it was clear that the Toon supporter got it wrong on this occasion even though the performance was at that stage pretty dreadful.
The incident was at a time when United were a goal down and just before Kinnear's two tactical switches led to Michael Owen equalising and then Charles N'Zogbia laying on what should have been the winner for Oba Martins.
Not for a moment am I suggesting Kinnear is a tactical genius but certainly, Kinnear doesn't deserve to be on the end of stick like that.
For a start he is the only the man who wanted to take on the job and the only man who had the bottle to do it.
You have to ask where would Newcastle be without him?
Kinnear has picked up nine points so far and while it's hardly Champions League qualification form, the Magpies would be stranded at the bottom without them.
Talk of a sale continues to hang over the Mags but Kinnear has simply kept going with limited resources and injury problems.
He will know deep down that more stick will probably be coming his way with a daunting trip to Chelsea coming up and then a trip to Teesside to take on Boro.
Without being a gloom merchant, there's a good chance we won't pick up anything until the next home game with Stoke and judging by the Wigan game there is no guarantee of beating that lot either.
Yet these are the circumstances that Kinnear seems to revel being in.
And with others responsible for the current mess at Newcastle, surely frustrations need to be directed away from Kinnear and the playing staff during what is likely to be the biggest fight yet for United to keep their top flight place.
Kinnear isn't bulletproof but while he is picking up points, the team is scoring goals and battling hard during matches, hopefully we won't see too many more pitch invaders.
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