Joe Kinnear New Newcastle Interim manager


Joe Kinnear has been appointed as Newcastle United manager today until the end of October.

Joe Kinnear – new Newcastle manager


The former Wimbledon and Luton Town manager is known for being good at building up team spirit on little or no resources and continued the great work of the crazy gang after Harry Bassett and Bobby Gould had left Wimbledon.

So we think this could be a good appointment, although it seems it’s for an initial 5 weeks until the end of October. If Joe can instill some pride back into the Newcastle players, we’ll do well again, and Joe obviously will want to do very well, eben if he’s only in the job for 5 weeks, it’s a great opportunity for the manager.

Kinnear’s last job was at Nottingham Forest where the 61-year-old was sacked in 2004, but he is an experienced manager and we’re just pleased we have someone in now, who can hopefully turn the mess around.

Joe knows that if he can do that he will get massive support and massive thanks from the Toon Army – that’s for sure.

We very much welcome Joe to the club.

Comments welcome.



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93 comments so far

  • Brettoon

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #1

    Hmmm

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  • Brettoon

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #2

    I mean it’s only till end of October but my GOD!! Kinnear

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  • realist_nufc

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #3

    Guess we’ve just gotta get behind him eh! Another manipulation of the club by Dennis Wise just shows exactly what control and power (or lack of it) Keegan had.

    Keep the Faith

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  • tyneside tommo

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #4

    For once I am completely and utterly lost for words. Just how low can we stoop?

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  • ronjohno

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #5

    Not very often that words fail me.

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  • Ageordiedoonsooth

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #6

    Might as well of given it to me, I can’t see us winning another game until Ashley & co have gone.

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  • WTF????

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #7

    i really thought joe kinnear was dead.. honestly

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  • Stephen Buchan

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #8

    Not what we expected…Maybe Roy Kinnear would be more apt!

    Anyway he’s agreed to help & I cannot see anyone else queuing up to help out. Lets get behind him & pick up some points & hopefully this sorry lot will be leaving the club very soon!

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  • amble_ball

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #9

    “we think this could be a good appointment”

    are you taking the pi55?

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  • Harry O'Hara

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #10

    You dozy lot are at it again. Moan moan moan…

    Whoever was appointed was never going to be good enough for you, was he.

    He is only doing the job ON A STOP GAP basis, maybe until only next week.
    DO you expect Rijkaard or Hiddink to come in and do that. (some of you fools actually do, dont you. :D)
    What a load of whinging crybabies Newcastle fans have become.

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  • 51times

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #11

    I think his appointment is horrible, but we have to get behind him and the team. I don’t want to lose to the f*cking Mackems.

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  • Graham

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #12

    Words fail me…………………………….

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  • Paul

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #13

    i wonder what the odds were? reckon i could have been rich by sticking 50p on!

    before people slate him give him a chance at the club to work with ‘quality’ players, dont think he’s had that before!

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  • Harry O'Hara

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #14

    Moan, moan ,moan. He might be gone next week FFS!

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  • Bill F

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #15

    Already posted this on previous blog, but just in case anyone has missed it some background facts.

    1946: Born Dublin, December 27.

    1965: Joined Tottenham from St Albans City and won FA Cup (1967), League Cup (1971 and 1973) and Uefa Cup (1972) during 10 years at club.

    1975: Joined Brighton.

    1977: Career is ended by a knee injury after winning 26 caps for Republic of Ireland. Had a five-year spell in Dubai managing Sharjah and Al-Shabab where he worked with Dave Mackay. Also spent three months in charge of Indian national team preparing for Asian World Cup and later returned to England to join Mackay at Doncaster. Became manager when Mackay left for Birmingham, but later replaced by Billy Bremner when new consortium took charge of club.

    1991: Bobby Gould offered him chance to join Wimbledon as reserve-team coach.

    1992: Appointed manager when club were bottom of league with 12 games to go. Finished 13th and Kinnear given three-year contract.

    Banned from touchline for five matches and given £750 suspended fine for comments made to referee Martin Bodenham at Blackburn in September.

    1997: Took Dons to semi-finals of both FA and Coca-Cola Cups and to the brink of a Uefa Cup spot.

    1999: March: Rushed to hospital after suffering mild heart attack while warming up on pitch at Hillsborough prior to Wimbledon’s game at Sheffield Wednesday on March 3.

    June: Stood down as Dons boss due to ill health and was replaced by Norwegian Egil Olsen.

    2000: Declared his interest in the vacant manager’s job at Fulham following their sacking of Paul Bracewell.

    May 23 – Speculation mounted that he was to be the new boss of Sheffield Wednesday.

    2001: Feb 7 – Kinnear is confirmed as director of football at Luton Town.

    2002: After being unable to keep Luton in the Second Division, guides them to promotion from the Third at the first attempt.

    2003: May 23 – Leaves Luton after helping them finish ninth in first season back in Division Two.

    2004: February – Nottingham Forest confirm they are in negotiations to appoint Kinnear as new manager following the sacking of Paul Hart.

    February 10 – Signs as manager of Forest.

    May – Guides Forest to 14th in Division One in the league after a great run of form. Unbeaten in his first six games and unbeaten in the final eight games of the season.

    September 26 – After a terrible start to the Coca-Cola Championship season, Forest win their first game of the season, a 2-1 win against West Ham.

    December 16 – Resigns as Nottingham Forest manager.

    So he weren’t actually sacked Ed although it may have been on the cards.

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  • Stephen Buchan

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #16

    And…its only for a month or so. Joe has been on 5 live & said Ashley expects the sale of the club to have gone through by the end of October!!!!!!

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  • Graham

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #17

    No they don’t. This is an absolutely terrible decision – obviously because of the Wimbledon / Wise connections.

    Despite this we need to support Joe and the team fully until the club is sold and a permanent manager is brought in.

    Joe Kinnear…….just shows how much we have fallen.

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  • Chris

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #18

    @WTF???? – you were thinking of Roy Kinnear.

    Lads, nobody told me it was the 1st of April today.

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  • ToonEskimo

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #19

    Is that a picture of Joe at the Haymarket bus station?

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  • beyethegreat

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #20

    i am not gonna saye i know to much about him coz i dont but apparentley he gets the best out of his players

    is that right?

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  • mag in boro

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #21

    @paul
    kinnear wasnt mentioned on any betting list until late this morning when they stuck him straight in as 3/1 2nd fav so the bookies knew something we didnt

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  • Scooby steve

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #22

    lets be honest hes there till kk comes back when the nigerians take over. its not a great apointment but no big names are gonna take a job for 4 games at most we have to get real, he is jst someone to steady the ship

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  • ToonEskimo

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #23

    I think we need an Interpreteur for matchdays,
    apples and pairs, ruby murray etc.etc….
    the lads won’t have a clue what he’s on about….

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  • Stevo

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #24

    ToonEskimo – I think he’s outside Greggs having just munched a steak bake

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  • ToonEskimo

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #25

    sorry “pears”

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  • Cuse

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #26

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha .

    Oh… it isn’t a joke?

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  • Coloccini's Perm

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #27

    im pretty speachless, spose its good to hear he’s ‘only here till october’ wether or not this is another step in Mike Cashleys wicked plan to run this club into the ground or not remains to be seen

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  • murvar

    Sep 26, 2008 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #28

    This is how it went this morning – recorded on my hidden microphone in Ashley’s Hertfordshire hideaway/bunker:

    Ash to Hodd: Thanks for your interest Glen. I hope you don’t mind being 12th choice as interim manager. It’s £100k a match and as many free shirts as you can stuff in a hold-all in one of my shops in 30 seconds twice a week.

    Hodd: Thank you Sir. Can I just ask: how many mirrors are there in the home dressing room and manager’s office? And are they full-length?

    Ash: well, they’re full-length for Wisey but we can have them extended for you; I know your egos is bigger than the Gallowgate end.

    Hodd: great! Now – one more thing, Sir – have you considered that all this stuff you’re having to deal with, not to mention your distorted physical appearance and hint of Laurel & Hardy, is anything to do with bad karma from a previous life?

    Ash: thanks Glen. Don’t ring us………. (Aside: Lamby – get the dwarf on to number 13 will you?)

    Lambarse: But that’s O’Cheery or O’Weary or whatever he’s called – he’s a miserable cocky Irish so and so.

    Ash: he won’t do then – not a cockney. Anyone else?

    Lambarse: well the poison dwarf says there’s some bloke he can just remember from his early paying days with the Crazy Gang. Heart attack, crap in the lower divisions, out of work for 4 years – he’ll be desperate enough to take it, won’t cost much.

    Ash : Is he a cockney?

    L: Yes but with Irish connections, and played for SPURS of course.

    Ash: that’s good enough for me! Get on the blower. This’ll really get up the noses of those Geordie b……..s I hate so much…….

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  • beyethegreat

    Sep 26, 2008 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #29

    cuse lol

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  • Who is Derek Llambias?

    Sep 26, 2008 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #30

    average age on here must be far lower than I had originally thought if half of you cant remember Kinnear…
    not slating, just stating

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  • Nick

    Sep 26, 2008 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #31

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1062711/Kinnear-Im-just-keeping-Newcastle-hot-seat-warm-dream-team-Keegan-Shearer.html

    If the above link is to be beleived (I know its the Mail) then by mid October Keegan is back in charge with new owners. they claim that Kinnear contacted Five Live and said he will only be in charge for 6 games max.

    I am just trying to make the best out of what has become a shocking situation 🙂

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  • Shot Bru!

    Sep 26, 2008 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #32

    Let’s pray for the worst October snowstorms in UK weather history so all our games are postponed till the end of October!

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  • Rich

    Sep 26, 2008 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #33

    I don’t get it.

    Why not put Wise et al on gardening leave until the end of October and let KK get on with managing the club….

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  • daydeburt

    Sep 26, 2008 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #34

    ooohhh my GOD!!

    how is he goona help??
    he will know nothing about the players, anything he will learn will be from the staff already there!!
    whats ashley tring to do,, is this a wind up??

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  • Mark

    Sep 26, 2008 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #35

    WTF.. but lets get behind the lad, at least he is doing us a favour in all fairness, maybe making a few quid out of it.. but nobody else is going to touch this job for just 5 weeks is there… Joe Kinnear’s Black and White Army… does not quite feel right yet, will practice a little bit more on that I think…

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  • ObaFan2

    Sep 26, 2008 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #36

    We needed an experienced man here, apparantly 17 people refused the job so Kinnear was 18th on the list.
    No big pay-off when we’re sold, experienced man, unfortunately Wise connections but he’s short term and shows that Ashley should be sold up and out very very soon.

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  • little willie

    Sep 26, 2008 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #37

    I’m not sure what people were expecting for an interim manager.

    If the fans hadn’t protested we’d have probably had Deschamps managing us by now.

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  • broon ale

    Sep 26, 2008 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #38

    jesus christ!

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  • Paul

    Sep 26, 2008 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #39

    interesting, perhaps ashley stuck a couple of mill on to make a profit….i would have!

    all i can say is give the bloke a chance, understandable people are scepticial but come on dont be negaitve – thats why we are where we are

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  • ToonEskimo

    Sep 26, 2008 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #40

    lol @ murvar….
    DEFIB FOR KINNEAR…

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