Kinnear Launches Foul Mouthed Tirade Against Press

Joe Kinnear had a tirade yesterday morning in complaining vehemently, with some very blue language at the treatment he has been receiving from sports writers who cover Newcastle United.

Joe Kinnear – filthy worded tirade against National Press

Let’s just saying the way Joe started the press conference was as follows:

Kinnear: Which one is Simon Bird?  –  he is the Daily Mirror’s north-east football writer

Bird: Me.

Kinnear: You’re a c**t.

Bird: Thank you.

Then it got worse from there with Joe launching a filthy worded verbal attack against the National journalists and threatening never to speak to them again as he claimed in this last week they had continually tried to undermine him and the Newcastle United Club.

At one point Joe was so upset that he said he may even seek libel damages for some of their stories.

And this is after only 7 days since Kinnear was announced last Friday as Newcastle’s interim manager.

Only at Newcastle.

Often during the interview the Press officer said some of the following, hoping the press conference would be kept quiet and not reported outside that room:

Press officer: What has been said in here is off the record and doesn’t go outside. Let’s get on to football. Let’s have an agreement that everything said so far, if anyone has got their tapes on, it’s wiped off and we’re not discussing it.

Journalist: But that’s what Joe has said he thinks of us.

Press officer: I’m saying don’t push it. Let’s accept what’s been said and try and move on.

But of course the transcripts immediately appear in all the National press immediately after the conference,  which will not help Joe, and really shows up Joe. But that also illustrates what these journalists are like.

One of the hardest things about the Newcastle manager is dealing with the press, because they will write lies about anything to get a story, we have learned a lot about this since we started this blog in April of last year.

But Joe just has to stop wasting energy on being upset about what these people write – because they’ll get even worse as his enemies, which they certainly are now.

Quite honestly this has embarrassed the club, and maybe Joe Kinnear should even issue a short apology and then not talk to them again, if it is going to result in this type of stuff, which we don’t want to hear again.

We’ve read the transcripts and listened to the press conference and to say this has embarrassed the club is an under-statement.

Joe has to get used very quickly to these National press people writing almost anything to sell their papers, and we had to think about whether the word “almost” was needed to be in this sentence.

Oh well, it’s happened now but this will help nobody, certainly not Joe nor the team, nor the club, which are the only important players in all of this.

In fact the only people it will help? You guessed it – the press – who will write sensational stories about this. But to release the transcript and audio is another stab in the back for Joe – that’s what they are like – let’s be truthful here.

Anything for a sensational story.

If Joe want to treat the press as enemies from now on – then that’s fine with us – but he should use this to motivate himself and the players to get back at the press with great results – because that’s all that really matters right now.

Comments welcome.

120 comments so far

  • sweendog

    Oct 3, 2008 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #1

    F**k sake give him a break 🙂

  • sweendog

    Oct 3, 2008 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #2

    Whohhoo .. I’m f**kin first

  • sweendog

    Oct 3, 2008 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #3

    Maybe he’s got tourettes .. could be a physical condition…

  • adam

    Oct 3, 2008 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #4

    encore joe!

  • sweendog

    Oct 3, 2008 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #5

    Mind you he’s only telling the truth .. glad somebodies standing up to the newspaper Shiesters who make stuff up about our club ..

  • Newcastlefan89

    Oct 3, 2008 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #6

    I thought this was absolutely classic. Not often managers bite back at the press with such force, brilliant stuff.
    We need a tough-talking tough acting manager to lead the club through this turbulent period. Let’s hope Joe’s bite is as strong as his bark.
    Howay the lads!

  • MarK

    Oct 3, 2008 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #7

    Pc brigade wont be happy with it.. I thought it made for a good read

  • sweendog

    Oct 3, 2008 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #8

    Love the Simon Bird comment .. priceless

  • john

    Oct 3, 2008 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #9

    haha, this was classic, priceless. at least sumones got the arse to tell them what everyone thinks of them the bunch of w*nkers

  • ObaFan2

    Oct 3, 2008 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #10

    He’s is own man imo, whether he is right or wrong I don’t see it damaging me as a fan, afterall we know the papers print what they want anyway.
    Only downside imo is that it’s helped sell more of the rags!

    I’m sure that many people have wanted to say similar things to the press at some time but typical it’s NUFC that actually does. Never a dull day at NUFC.

    One thing I heard him say was about his recepetion on Saturday (when he discussed talking with MA) and he said it didn’t go well!!! Wonder what he meant… by us fans, the players or the press? I thought we’d been ok with him but maybe I’m wrong.

  • 51times

    Oct 3, 2008 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #11

    A part of me is cheering him for saying what he said – we’ve had to put up with the prejudice of southern journalists for years, it’s time to sort them ou.

  • Nick 69

    Oct 3, 2008 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #12

    this was sheer quality from joe kinnear, classic.

  • laurent32

    Oct 3, 2008 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #13

    im didnt think joe kinnear was a very good appointment but im starting to love the guy! maybe if kk and big sam had come out and slated the press so openly then they might have stopped printing bollocks stories about us cos they knew the manager would respond and make them look like idiots!

    long live king kinnear the messiah!

  • bowburnmag

    Oct 3, 2008 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #14

    As a proverbial fence-sitter, I sympathise with him for letting loose but I also see that it makes him look as much like a tw*t as it does anything else. The key thing was timing, the timing of his rant (not necessarily the content) is what is most ill-advised. Joe professes to know how these guys work from his time in the game. I’m surprised he doesn’t know how to play them. This is more ammunition. If it is an attempt at creating ‘seige mentality’ it’s flawed. Might seem like a noble gesture but we could do without having an us vs the world situation right now.

  • bowburnmag

    Oct 3, 2008 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #15

    But just for the craic – much as I don’t condone too much grief on other supporters, particularly if their plight is as a poor as our’s Spurs’, it is a relief to see it’s not just getting laughed at right now ––Tottenham-Toon-email-pranksters-strike.html?ITO=1490.

  • Hugh Jorgan

    Oct 3, 2008 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #16

    I wonder if Joe will give the players a bit of the same on Sunday ?
    It´s really what they all damned need.
    It might even encourage them to give 100% !
    Let´s wait and see.

  • rooks

    Oct 3, 2008 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #17

    a f**kin ridiculous thing to do. what a c**k.

  • jj

    Oct 3, 2008 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #18

    it’s about f***ing time someone stood up to the press like that, fair play to the man – really warming to him.

  • Graham1982

    Oct 3, 2008 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #19

    This is pure class. Anyone can see the genious behind this. The press will now be looking at and gunning for him and less on our players. Excellent way to take the focus off them and let them do thir talking on the pitch!!

  • YellowBelly

    Oct 3, 2008 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #20

    Maybe it was a clever deliberate tactic. Mourinho was a master at it and he knew the press had to write something about the club. So give them something meaning less but controversial and they will leave everything else alone.

  • Bosck

    Oct 3, 2008 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #21

    Personally i support Joe completely on this some one had to stand up and tell the press the truth.

    So what he swore. Most people swear. The press make up lies every day especially about our club and some one had to have a go at them for this. At least on this case they are reporting the truth. Personally i couldnt care less if Joe Kinnear has no working relationship with the national press. he can talk to the fans through the local newspapers and the official site and then sad the garbage printing national press.

  • i Toon

    Oct 3, 2008 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #22

    Way to go JFK lol it was classic

  • Mark

    Oct 3, 2008 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #23

    Brilliant… ban the F^cking lot of them out of St James, that is what I say.. Weel done Joe, already up in my estimation..

  • Danny

    Oct 3, 2008 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #24


    The Crazy Entertaining Gang!

  • Macas

    Oct 3, 2008 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #25

    He has a go at Niall Hickman in the Express but to be honest Niall tends to write some very fair articles about Newcastle and the fans, and he was certainly very scathing towards Ashley for his treatment of Keegan. At the end of the day we can all use swear words, but surely he can get his point across in a better way? It just sounds like he is losing the plot at a time when he is supposed to be the stable influence that is going to steady the sinking ship.

  • sirjasontoon

    Oct 3, 2008 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #26

    What a top man,

    Gone up in my let’s get all three points off Everton.

    JK da Man !

  • Surly Amoeba

    Oct 3, 2008 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #27

    Don’t think Sam Allardyce was on good terms with the press either. I think these press guys are too full of themselves and their own importance. Whilst it’s theoretically not good for either side if there is no relationship, these days I don’t think it would make a jot of difference to what they would write – even if Joe had been Mother Theresa. Could their lies get any worse? I’ve given up on the press .
    Joe’s strength comes from knowing he is not in it for the long-term – so for a few weeks they might be negative about NUFC?? Would we notice any difference?

  • samthecat

    Oct 3, 2008 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #28

    I have no problem with this at all-Joe said what we all think about the press-give em both barrels back-about time.
    The silent approach certainly hasnt worked.


    Oct 3, 2008 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #29

    I’m sorry to say ED but your also doing this story…I think joe was right and he certainly has no idea to keep his mouth shout. Far better than to have non talkers at the club! Passion is allowed and the press should be warned, that they cannot do everything with joe!

  • tyneside tommo

    Oct 3, 2008 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #30

    This is not priceless or comical and the last thing we need is a tough talking manager whose brain isn’t working.
    Simon Bird’s stuff has been spot on. JFK should have pulled him aside and had a quiet word. Instead he’s made a very public idiot of himself and Newcastle.
    I’ve long thought that there is a London agenda by some of the papers against the Toon. This foul-mouthed rant simply plays into their hands.
    Don’t be blinded by the fans who argue it’s disloyal to Newcastle not to support the manager, temporary or otherwise.
    It’s as plain as the nose on your face. JFK always has and always will be a loud-mouth twat.
    Don’t believe? Just read today’s Guardian and cringe.

  • Mark

    Oct 3, 2008 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #31

    I have not bought a newspaper for nearly a year now, because of the crap they write… I look online, although I do visit there websites, I take pleasure out of giving them absolutely non of my money.. :-p

  • danuneek

    Oct 3, 2008 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #32

    Why doesn’t everyone stop buying tabloids, then eventually they’ll stop writing this crap about our club. The only reason they write it is because a lot of Newcastle supporters buy the newspapers with one word written about the club. How many people on here can honestly say they have bought a tabloid solely for what it saying about Newcastle. I did, but i’ve learnt my lesson plus the internet is free 🙂

    On another note, someone yesterday suggested that Sorin, Trabelsi, Appiah and the fat Ronaldo were up for grabs on a free. Well, surely Sorin and Appiah are worth a shout, particularly as we are down on numbers in those positions. Sorin has his Argentinian compatriots in Gutierez and Colocini and would be decent at left back, and Appiah is desperate to play in the premiership. We only have to sign them up for a year.

  • Jude

    Oct 3, 2008 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #33

    Ed u r shite…

    This is the best act i’ve seen from a newcastle manager in ages…i think thaat’s what the english press got coming to them

    The C**Ts and F**ks they…rlly great from JK….I love him already

    Now f**k all u F**ki*g slimy journalists…including Ed who seems to think JK is outta line…..SHitey article if u ask me

  • red eye

    Oct 3, 2008 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #34

    Well f***ing said Joe, I’m liking him more each day.

  • Macas

    Oct 3, 2008 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #35

    To be honest all the press conference does is show up Joe’s limited intelligence. I liked some of the quotes he had been making earlier in the week but this is way over the top and just makes him out to be slightly unhinged.

  • Toon Chicken

    Oct 3, 2008 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #36

    Why are people on here referring to Joe Kinnear as JFK? His middle name is Patrick. Is there some clever joke in this – cos if so its gone over my heed.

  • Mark

    Oct 3, 2008 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #37

    Joe F%cking Kinnear

  • Terry Mac's Crossword

    Oct 3, 2008 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #38

    The Bird comment is great and absolutely spot on. He’s is often paraded as some sort of an insider with his greasy finger on the pulse cos he’s from the north east.
    Must be the toughest part of the job facing those gutter snipes (i’m toning my language) all the time. I tend to read the journal, chronnie (with a pinch o salt) bbc and now and again you get a fair view from some of the broadsheets. All the other journo’s are . . . . . . . . scoundrels.

  • Greek Toon

    Oct 3, 2008 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #39

    Nothing clever about this my friends. He was completely incoherant. IDIOT!

  • dave v

    Oct 3, 2008 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #40

    At last someone with the balls to stick up for our club. The press have got what they deserve.
    Lets see the same passion from the players on Sunday, so you had better get out of your sick beds and start fighting for the club.


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