Kinnear Says Xisco Needs More Time To Settle


Joe Kinnear has said he will have to use Xisco a lot during his time at Newcastle United, just becasue of all the injuries and the fact that Mark Vioduka will be out again for a long time, and Ameobi is showing no form whatsoever.

Xisco – will get lots of games under Kinnear

Joe talked about Xisco today and is looking to get more out of the youngster:

“Xisco has not found his form just yet, he probably needs a bit more first team experience. I think, to be honest, he was bought as one for the future,” “In an ideal world you’d probably ease him into the team but because of our situation, with the injuries and everything, we’re really going to have him involved pretty heavily while I’m at the club.”

“He’s a good player and I’m sure he’s got a great future at Newcastle – it’s a great opportunity for him.”

Of course the language barrier has not helped Xisco or fellow new boy Fabricio Coloccini settle in quickly, and Kinnear knows that making any points in the dressing room or on the training pitch, is a new experience for him, since he only had a couple of foreign players while at Wimbledon.

Joe relies more on demonstrating what he wants from the players, although José Enrique has been a big help in translating for him between Spanish and English.

Joe said today:

“Every manager has a way of motivating a player, telling them to do this or do that,” he said. “I’ve told Xisco ‘you’re not making the runs, you’re not getting to the near post – Damien Duff is putting all these crosses in and you’ve not been on the end of one of them’.”“So I stop training and I say ‘Now, why are you there? Why aren’t you attacking that run? Why are you outside the box when you’re job is to be inside the box putting it in the net?’ You can do that with an English player immediately.”

Seems sensible what Joe is saying, and Xisco will be all the better for it, and we’ll see just how much the team, and each of the players have improved on Sunday.

Joey Barton will be back also for the Sunderland game, and hopefully Bedye will be back for the Manchsetr City game, so at least some of our players are coming back.

Comments welcome.



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14 comments so far

  • Dan13

    Oct 4, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #1

    Please stop writing so many articles on basically the same topic.
    Anyways keep up the good work

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  • xfer

    Oct 4, 2008 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #2

    Good stuff. And honesty, he is not close to being comfortable with the pace, and when he is, he can be quite a handful.

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  • Xsico golden boot

    Oct 4, 2008 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #3

    xsico will come good i am sure of that toon win tomorrow not many travelling I see

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  • Mag of the South

    Oct 4, 2008 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #4

    I’d love him to get a few good games and goals under his belt as that’s all a player needs to lift him no matter what language he speaks and the same goes for the rest of the team.
    It’s been rough for him, what with all the controversy over who signed him and then KK’s departure just after he arrived.

    Keep your chin up, lad!

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  • Punk Skunk

    Oct 4, 2008 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #5

    Let’s give the Lad a proper chance!..

    …That goes for the whole team!..

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  • sirjasontoon

    Oct 4, 2008 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #6

    All this foreign language barrier talk is nonsense…look at robinho at man city he can’t even pronounce the word manchester and he is class from day 1.

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  • Punk Skunk

    Oct 4, 2008 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #7

    Aye,
    football is it’s own language!.. Lol!..

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  • dougnufc

    Oct 4, 2008 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #8

    Well he is definitely better than Carroll

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  • Tom1664

    Oct 4, 2008 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #9

    sirjasontoon, I hope that was sarky

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  • ObaFan2

    Oct 4, 2008 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #10

    Does JFK ever shut up?

    Weird that KK was gagged but JFK seems to have been told … tell them whatever you want or what ever they want to hear!

    Xisco is one for the future but thrown into the deep end. Not seen enough yet to make my mind up but what I have seen hasn’t been great………. so far.

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  • Matt

    Oct 4, 2008 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #11

    Ed, I hope you make all the money you cant you can from this joke, but this site has become a joke too, and I hope this guy goes away….
    Making runs inside the boxF****
    |Xisco isn’t that type of forward….
    Ahhhhhh
    From now on nufc.com for my news..

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  • Jakey

    Oct 4, 2008 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #12

    Dont come back then matt you prick!
    Ed,keep up the good work…
    I think xisco will come good,just needs time to settle in,he’s been chucked in at the deep end at the min

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  • Paul

    Oct 4, 2008 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #13

    the reason jfk talks so much is because he doent do alot of training…hes more of a matchday manager

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  • wigaz

    Oct 5, 2008 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #14

    Nufc.com is shite! well said jakey son! if you dont like it you know what to do! i hope xisco does come good seems keen to play for us, plus he’s already scored which helps! come on joe turn him in to a strong cf a la hartson or the fash! we could do with one of those. I really hope we try & pinch zaki off wigan come Jan he’s exactly what we need & would be class with Owen if he’s still around? but thats a long way away, we need to start winning again asap starting tomorrrow! come on the TOON!!!!

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