Steve Harper – Joe Kinnear Is A Character


Goalkeeper Steve Harper has talked about Joe Kinnear today, and starts off by saying Joe is a real character.

Steve Harper – enjoys the training under Joe

Harper, who played for Newcastle Reserves last night in their 2-1 defeat at Wigan told the Chronicle today:

“Joe is a character.” “He’s great out there on the training field.” “Chris Hughton was doing a great job but Joe has come in and done a good job.”“He has put the edge back into training with the way he operates.” “The training has been good and we have worked a lot on set-pieces.”

“It was fantastic to get a result at Everton.” “At 2-0 down you are fearing the worst.”  “The manager showed good tactical know-how and made a couple of changes.”

“We can now enjoy training for the next two weeks.” “If we’d had a hiding, the doom and gloom would have continued.”  “It was a great result – hopefully it is the start of an upturn in our fortunes and we look forward to Man City.”

You have to be a strong character to be successful at managing Newcastle, so it’s good to hear the praise for Joe from Steve Harper, who has always been very down to earth and a mature leader while at Newcastle.

Steve demonstrated his worth last season, when he filled in for the injured Shay Given brilliantly, and he’s been a great servant to the Tyneside club, since he joined back in 1992.

His contract runs out this summer so once the new owners come in, we’ll need to get that sorted out, but we have this terrible feeling that the global credit crunch will delay the sale of the club. It’s almost inevitable, given the credit situation.

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85 comments so far

  • toonoot

    Oct 8, 2008 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #1

    and shortly the character assasination begins

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  • skin d

    Oct 8, 2008 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #2

    just because he is a character,doesn,t mean he has character.

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  • I want Steve Bruce in, Along with Amir Zaki, Valencia and Palacios(GG7)

    Oct 8, 2008 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #3
  • stu_go

    Oct 8, 2008 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #4

    fourth!

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  • Ganiyu

    Oct 8, 2008 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #5

    Wigan players.

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  • Paul

    Oct 8, 2008 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #6

    And the Pope is a Catholic too! Full marks for stating the bloomin’ obvious Steve.

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  • TOONPIPES

    Oct 8, 2008 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #7

    Ganiyu hows it goin .. dont remmber you ever clarifying my weekly wage for your team or who was the manager .. whens the next match ?

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  • ToonEskimo

    Oct 8, 2008 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #9

    ?

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  • broon ale

    Oct 8, 2008 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #10

    micky toon, whats that shite supposed to be?

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  • Ganiyu

    Oct 8, 2008 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #11

    Im trying to fix a ten team league.so i need ideas from you all

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  • lesh

    Oct 8, 2008 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #12

    Off topic I know but lifted from another site….

    bailiff43 (Newcastle United fan)
    Posted 07/10/2008 @ 19:13 View all bailiff43’s posts
    does anyone know any good spurs jokes ….??????……just to change the topic for us…..amen

    I’ve heard that ‘Winalot’, one of Spurs sponsors, had withdrawn support!!

    Boom boom!!

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  • Punk Skunk

    Oct 8, 2008 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #13

    I know a good spuds joke…
    …’spurs are gonna break into the top 4’…

    …Boom, boom!..

    …Yea, whatever!?!..

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  • TOONPIPES

    Oct 8, 2008 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #14

    Punk skunk ha ha . . . I hate spuds. . Gainyu what do you mean 10 team league + you need ideas?

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  • Punk Skunk

    Oct 8, 2008 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #15

    Toonpipes,
    maybe they meant next millenium eh?..

    …Roasties are alright tho’!.. 😀

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  • TOONPIPES

    Oct 8, 2008 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #16

    Wa . . By the way has anyone seen the comments about fining clubs for being too debt ridden . . Its a reminder to me of the vision that MA had for the way our club shud be run . . Sadly, his desire to make the club economically sound and place emphasis on younger players has been viewed as penny pinching and being a tight-wad etc etc . . Its a pity the Kloners (term of endearment) or Kev himself didn’t see the benefit – in anycase whilst most Kloners blv they have got their way + MA will sell, I’m not so sure us MA ‘bum boys’ might still get what we wanted as I don’t think MA will find a buyer, not for a while anyway . . Problem is that he might run out of patience and. If he does, he might sell on terms he’s not totally happy with but does to get out of putting up with the mob and blv me the buyers will be even more ‘tight-fisted’ owner than the mob had before. . I repeat again we shud be begging MA to stay.

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  • Dan13

    Oct 8, 2008 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #17

    Finally!
    Somebody who agrees with me on Mike Ashley’s policies etc.
    I like the structure he’s put in place and the signings we’ve made (Not too sure on Xisco tho)

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  • Xsico golden boot

    Oct 8, 2008 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #18

    I saw that article manure were something like 712 mil arsnil 340mil which suprised me and us 64mil unwashed 35 mil but this will not happen as these clubs are to powerful Oh and MA is tight

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  • TOONPIPES

    Oct 8, 2008 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #19

    Dan13 mate I’ve been bangin this line on here since the kickoff mate . . Xisco golden boot – he aint tight you plonker he just isn’t stupid with money – there is a difference . . How do you think he (and any other prospective buyer of our club) make so much money? ! ! That sort of comment is MEGA ignorant in the extreme. .

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  • TOONPIPES

    Oct 8, 2008 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #20

    Infact xisco golden shower your comment p isses me off . . Do you realise why we are in such a terrible economic climate? Its cos people have got too greedy and made outrageous financial decisions cos of their greed + flagrant disregard for the implications on other people . . I don’t blame the Kloners for wanting success at NUFC but we HAD to find a way to do it wherein we did it in a financially sound way – MA will have known that this economic crunch was coming, to a certain extent, and so his policy was tailored to fit the climate + in anycase it made sense crunch or no crunch. . Ignorant comment

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  • TOONPIPES

    Oct 8, 2008 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #21

    You basically have no concept of the value of money imparticular when it comes to talking about millions of pounds and what it takes to earn it and how to manage it . .

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  • Dan13

    Oct 8, 2008 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #22

    well said

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  • simon376

    Oct 8, 2008 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #23

    He is tight. Not expecting him to spend stupid amounts, just to buy players to fill the places where needed. His net spend was only between 2 – 6 million this season and even less last I think.

    If he had spend 4 – 6 million on top of that on a full back, it may have made him money in the long term

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  • beyethegreat

    Oct 8, 2008 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #24

    micky toon

    does any one know where this crap that we have dillusional fans came from that p1sses me off

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  • TOONPIPES

    Oct 8, 2008 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #25

    Geeeesh!. . Gutherie + bassong CLASS and regular first teamers and CHEAP . . All the buys except xisco (but I think he will come good) basically play in the first 11 and our net outlay was good . . HOW MANY OTHER CLUBS WHO ARE SIMILAR TO US HAVE DONE THAT?! NONE

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  • beyethegreat

    Oct 8, 2008 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #26

    simon last season the net spend was 9 mil

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  • shearer9

    Oct 8, 2008 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #27

    On another note, I hear a rumour that Aaron Spear is leaving Newcastle. Hates is apparently, oh well…Nile Ranger looks a good player.

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  • TOONPIPES

    Oct 8, 2008 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #28

    Simon I am quite sure that other players were OFFERED. To keegan BUT that he turned them down – probs cos they were like bassong or gutherie . . And not hypia or lampard . . Don’t you think they wud have tried? I mean are you forgetting that success for the club is quite important for the owner, he doesn’t want to make the team a BAD team? Does he? Cos he wud LOSE money + you sure as h ell think he likes keeping his money . .

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  • Turkish magpie

    Oct 8, 2008 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #29

    @ Ganiyu

    Why dont u just pick ten teams from the premier league including NUFC

    or you could do teams like Nufcblog athletic and random retards fc

    except use real players in those teams and real transfers like

    ronaldo plays for crazy comments fc
    S Gerrard plays for nufc blog athletic

    and stuff like that

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  • beyethegreat

    Oct 8, 2008 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #30

    to be fair to ashley we did go in for modrica nd aimar and apparentley we offered even more for modric than spurs though i am still glad ashley is going

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  • Tom_Toon

    Oct 8, 2008 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #31

    shearer9 – you’re correct, got him on msn, his screen name atm is ‘hope im doing the right thing coming back :S’

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  • TOONPIPES

    Oct 8, 2008 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #32

    Beye the great – exactly . . Those players turned us down cos we were are not attractive – we actually did not have much choice over the typr of player we went for . .The recruitment did an amazing job securing the players they did get . .an AMAZING job . .

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  • beyethegreat

    Oct 8, 2008 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #33

    why is he leaving

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  • beyethegreat

    Oct 8, 2008 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #34

    any 1 got his facebook

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  • beyethegreat

    Oct 8, 2008 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #35

    or myspace

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  • Tom_Toon

    Oct 8, 2008 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #36

    i got his msn

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  • beyethegreat

    Oct 8, 2008 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #37

    actually i heard we offered20 mil for modric but they wanted 25 then sold to spurs for less so i am not sure he rejected us though aimar apparentley wanted more in wages

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  • Turkish magpie

    Oct 8, 2008 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #38

    look at what modric turned out to be at spurs !
    and they bought bentley for all that money to warm the bench

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  • Turkish magpie

    Oct 8, 2008 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #39

    beye the great ur exactly right 🙂

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  • beyethegreat

    Oct 8, 2008 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #40

    thanx turkish mag
    will someone answer my 1st question why are our fans percieved to be dellusional and when did people first start saying we are delusional

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