Survey comments - Q4: Should he have been disciplined?
Nov 28 2008 The Journal
That still does not justify using the language that he did.
NOT EXACTLY SUBTLE OR A GOOD EXAMPLE, NEEDED A LITTLE MORE FINESSE BUT FOR GETTING FANS ONSIDE PERFECT, THE PRESS HAVE NO FRIENDS
Other managers say much worse and people turn a blind eye to their comments.
The media were told to keep quiet about it as it was off record, blame them
you can understand the frustrations,so,understandably Joe hit back.
His grammar was in poor taste but who's wouldn't be after the cynicism of all of our media.
if it was a planned tactic to take attention from players it worked,so well done Joe.
He should have been given a talking to for putting the club in a bad light.
At a normal club perhaps yes as this soap opera it doesent really matter
by who? the invisable man at NE1 or the FA
the press should have been
2 wrongs don't make a right
Unfortunately there is much too much of this kind of language in every walk of life now and people in responsible positions should be setting a better example.
You have to go with your feelings and be honest
Had he been in the job for a while then maybe yes. But this was his first day and he already had a two match touchline ban to serve, any form of disciplinary action would have been counter productive to his job, the team and the club in this instance.
Comments were made before the start of the press conference.
Only censured about the choice of language used, after all the press are not squeaky clean are they?
Without doubt no. These people have been gettting away with murder for years and if anything Joe deservers a medal for putting them in there place.
Why? The press are not held to any measure of accountabilty why should he be.
everyone who knows joe knows what to expect
he speaks his mind, and can get the toon out of trouble if the owner gives him the cash come january.
for telling the truth?????????????
Nope. He is no axe murderer or thief and his words rub the thick-skinned press as much as a "cat peeing on velvet" would do.
Because the press deserved every thing they got.
If members of the press cant take that kind of language they should not have been there. 'Throw the first stone.' comes to mind.
Do we really want to encourage this type of behaviour as being representative of our club?
They deserved it!
Are the press discipline for fabricating stories? No.
Nothing happened. Or should have. Testament that he was only verbalising how the majority of us feel about the gutter press.
Off the cuff and off the record
What he said wasn't wrong, but how he said it was.
He should be allowed his say! It was the papers that printed it!
Like all modern media, they will sensationalise the event. Any high profile manager should be aware of that and act accordingly. He must have known that a great deal of young supporters would be listening to his interview.
The incident had nothing to do with the FA
you cant use those words in an interview which you know is going to be shown I agree with the sentiment but not the vocabulary
I think it should simply be seen as an understandable but unfortunate reaction to the complete disarray that abounds in every aspect of the club at the moment. Better to simply let it slide and start again. If it was to happen again then there would have to be disciplinary action I think.