New Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear launched a blistering defence of his short reign at St James' Park last night in his first and maybe last press conference, when he managed to squeeze in an impressive 52 swear words in the five-minute rant.
He fumed: “I haven’t come here for people to take the piss out of me. And if I’m not flavour of the month, it don’t fucking bother me. I’m ridiculed for no reason. I’m defenceless. I can’t get a point in, I can’t say nothing, I can’t do nothing. But I ain’t going to be negative. I’ve a job to do. And I’m going to do it to the best of my ability and get on with it. I’m not going to spend any more time listening to any crap. I’m as straight as they come but I will stand up and fight for myself in any corner. You’re not going to fuck me off or frighten me.
“Whatever you do or whatever headlines run, you’re not going to embarrass me. I’m not going to stand for it. I’ve come up here for a simple chance to fucking prove myself. Just wait and make a decision after whatever period of time you want. That’s fine. Until then, get off my back and let me get on with my job. That’s all I ask of you. Whatever happens, the only way I’m going to win anything is by getting results. And it’s still going to be negative, negative, negative.”
Responding to the mauling he’s taken at the hands of ex-Wimbledon players who have ridiculed his appointment, he continued: “You (the press) are so fucking slimy. You are raking up players I got rid of, players I had fallen out with.
“You are not asking Robbie Earle, because he is sensible. You are not asking Warren Barton? No. Because he is fucking sensible.
“Anyone who has played for me for 10 years at any level, you will find some cunt that says something. I don’t have to hide anything.”