Great Spirit At Training Ground – Kinnear


Joe Kinnear has said the spirit in training this week has been great, after Newcastle broke their 5 game losing streak and looked very good in the second half at Everton and came fighting back from 2-0 down to get a well deserved draw.

Joe Kinnear – explaining things to Steven Taylor and Xisco last week

Joe talked about the feel good factor which seems to be back on the training ground this week:

“There’s been a great spirit at the training ground this week,” “Everyone’s been bright and bubbly, and there’s a feelgood factor around the place.”

“The two Irish players – Shay Given and Damien Duff – have been with us because they don’t play their World Cup qualifier with Cyprus in Dublin until next Wednesday.”

“But those lads who have gone away have done so with a spring in their steps.”

Everton manager David Moyes, whose side were eliminated from the UEFA Cup last week, warmly congratulated Kinnear after the game on Sunday.

Kinnear added:

“A lot of the managers in the Premier League have been very supportive of me coming back into the game, including David Moyes.”

“Sunday must have been disappointing for him, as it rounded off a disappointing week, but I had a glass of wine with him in his office after the game.”

Kinnear will be in the dugout at St. Jeames’ Park a week come Mon day, for his home debut ion front of the Newcastle fans, after escaped any punishment from the FA for going to the front of the tunnel on Sunday.

Joe finished by mischeviously saying:

“I’ll be in the dug-out unless I do anything stupid before then and get banned again!”

Joe – please try to keep out of trouble – we know sometimes it can be difficult.     😀

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64 comments so far

  • Marty-TOON RISING

    Oct 9, 2008 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #1

    He is a class type of guy Joe.The lads seem to enjoy the craic with him.
    Hope things get turned around and get some wins together.

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  • TOONPIPES

    Oct 9, 2008 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #2

    Gan on Joe give em a firecracker in the a ss ….

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  • ToonRich

    Oct 9, 2008 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #3

    If JK is still here in Jan (please forbbid!) what kind of player do you think he may approach to start filling out the squad?
    Posistion and names where applicable? 🙂

    If we’re under new ownership, would you still want the players you named for the above senario or who would you want instead?!

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  • TOONPIPES

    Oct 9, 2008 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #4

    Vinnie Jones and fash the bash .. tbh, have no real idea of who we should or could sign, i suspect they gave it quite a good shot in the summer and we just arent attractive to players .. well really good ones anyway …… have you got any suggestions?

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  • daydeburt

    Oct 9, 2008 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #5
  • ToonRich

    Oct 9, 2008 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #7

    TBH toonpipes im in the same boat…I dont know who we’d appeal to at the moment. We’d be lucky to praise away some of the up and coming youngsters from the french and dutch league really…and then again, up and coming stars might not settle quick enough to help us out!
    I wonder if JK could go see his mate Wenger and loan someone like Song as a backup/replacement for Butt? I’d say a holding mid is on the ‘must have’ list! Along with a rb, amc, st…and where ever else we get an injury 🙁

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  • ToonRich

    Oct 9, 2008 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #8

    daydeburt, whats the talksport link you keep posting mate? I’m at work and cant access it!

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  • Neil

    Oct 9, 2008 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #9

    The link says that this Dubai investment broker knows people who would buy NUFC in 2 hours should Ashley lower his price to under 300 million i.e somewhere near to what he bought it for. Whilst being worthy of a mention I am not sure it’s worthy of that many mentions!

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  • nufcneal

    Oct 9, 2008 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #10

    Does anyone know of a site that lists players that currently do not have a contract and are available to clubs outside the transfer window?

    And no Patrick Kluivert

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  • Ganiyu

    Oct 9, 2008 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #11

    Hope they trained more on the defensive aspect

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  • Wallsend Will

    Oct 9, 2008 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #12

    Editorial Director of Arabian Business.com – Anil Bhoyrul – tells us that Newcastle could be bought within 2 hours if the priced dropped. Ashley knows this, but is hoping for more and will wait and see. At he end of October we should all know who the new owners are likely to be. In the mean time Joe Kinnear will be in charge a bit longer than expected. I have a feeling that he will do well and get the team motivated to winning ways. Hope so anyway!

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  • beyethegreat

    Oct 9, 2008 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #13

    toon rich you may have forgot a rw to replace milner

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  • briss

    Oct 9, 2008 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #14

    When the time comes for Kinnear to go i hope we don’t throw him out and say he was useless because he has made an immediate impact. The players spirits are already high and he seems to hate the gossip media as much as most of us!!! i want to see keegan come back if thats not possible and kinnear is doing well we should definnitely consider him as a long term manager. just putting it out there!!!

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  • Micky Toon

    Oct 9, 2008 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #15

    Not to JK as long term manager. We need to be thinking bigger than that.

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  • ERIC CRAMMY MAG

    Oct 9, 2008 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #16

    he,s fat he,s round he swears like chubby brown joe kinnear joe kinnear

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  • NUFutureCowboy

    Oct 9, 2008 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #17

    ‘no to kinnear, we need to be thinking bigger than that’.what drivvle.. i’ll tell you what it is lads and lasses. if joe keeps getting results he should stay. because its results that count, not peoples names. keegan is a big name and look how long it took him to pick the team up. joe’s done it in a week. give the bloke a bit support. you just never know.

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  • Ganiyu

    Oct 9, 2008 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #18

    Keeping viduka in the club is a very low ambition

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  • chuck

    Oct 9, 2008 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #19

    Least the PR system is now working.
    About Ashley and Jimenez, yeah I know it`s been beat to death.
    Say what you like about Jimenez, but you dont get to scout for R.Madrid without knowing your business and Both Spiderman and Bassong were decent signings AS far as Colocinni, I seem to remember a lot of fans also wanted him.
    And Ashley, I really believe he wanted what was best for the club.
    It was common knowledge his business plan was based on the Arsenal blueprint, identify, buy and develope young talented players (some are allready in the youth system) as opposed to paying large amounts for mature players.
    Which brought about the conflict with KK who I believe wanted players like Henry brought in.
    Unfortunately KK had little knowledge of the market other than the big names and probably felt undermined.
    Regardless it`s MA`s team his business plan and probably a sustainable one as apposed to that of the LFC, Man. U. and others , who are so heavily leveraged they could be in serous trouble during the present financial crisis.
    In retrospect it appears A combination of petulence on the part of KK and the bloody minded attitude (based more on emotion than fact) of the fans brought about the present situation.
    At least MA had a plan , who kows what the future will bring.

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  • toooooonfan

    Oct 9, 2008 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #20

    what is the point of that fat lump viduka staying at the club he never plays and just rakes in a huge salary rather like stephen carr used to

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  • toooooonfan

    Oct 9, 2008 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #21

    chuck
    its also common knowledge that ashley is a fat greedy lump who is just in it for the money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • chuck

    Oct 9, 2008 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #22

    Yeah, sure, typical denial statement.

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  • Ganiyu

    Oct 9, 2008 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #23

    I hope we buy a right winger during the next window

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  • Born Again Geordie

    Oct 9, 2008 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #24

    There is no real point in Viduka staying at the club. i like the guy but needs to be taken off the pay roll now.

    We need to give the youth a chance

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  • I Made 1000

    Oct 9, 2008 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #25

    off topic but…… do u think there will be any tickets left when they go on gernral sale?

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  • I Made 1000

    Oct 9, 2008 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #26

    against sunderland lol

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  • simon376

    Oct 9, 2008 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #27

    Chuck, I’m all for saving money and not spending mega amounts if we dont have to, but with the current size of the squad, we dont have time to wait for these kids to come through. We need to spend a bit, maybe not loads, but a bit to sustain us and make us a more attractive propsition to other players who can take us forward. In time, the kids will come good and things will be OK.

    I love the Arsenal set up, I think it works, just a shame Ashley didnt try to copy it. They dont have somebody bringing in players over Wengers head. Thats where its all gone wrong

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  • beyethegreat

    Oct 9, 2008 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #28

    i made 1000

    no

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  • I Made 1000

    Oct 9, 2008 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #29

    damn lol

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  • beyethegreat

    Oct 9, 2008 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #30

    simon 376 absolutely brilliant well said

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  • xisco biscuits

    Oct 9, 2008 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #31

    chuck – jimenez did NOT scout for real madrid, that was jeff vetere. jimenez is not a scout and the only part he will have played in the signings is negotiating with their clubs. jeff vetere is the man who identifies the players

    i’d like JK to stay at the club, but not as manager, perhaps as assistant though. i’d like to see someone like Terim, Van Gaal, or maybe even Steve Bruce. I’ve always been against Bruce in the past as he’s turned us down but you can’t argue that he’s signed some gems for Wigan – figueroa, valencia, palacios etc. He’s even got Titus and Boyce looking like Cannavaro and Maldini!! He’s also got them playing good, effective football

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  • I Made 1000

    Oct 9, 2008 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #32

    hu has 50 loyalty points here then lol

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  • shearer9

    Oct 9, 2008 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #33

    Shame about Viduka, he’s is a class act when hes fit and when he can be arsed. Never really realised his true potential.
    If he was fit, my starting line up would definately include him Oba and Owen. Good times (NUFC 3-0 Reading, Spurs 1-4 NUFC, NUFC 2-0 Mackems).

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  • shearer9

    Oct 9, 2008 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #34

    Wow things must be bad when I’m referring to last season as ‘good times’

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  • chuck

    Oct 9, 2008 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #35

    Simon ,
    you have a point, but my argument was the Jimenez -Vetere or scouting and signing teams ended up at odds with KK, who wanted big names with prices to match, instead of people like Spiderman and Bassong.
    Sure there was a austerity plan in place, but who is to say the program would`nt come to fruition
    over time, look at Wigan and others who identified and signed talented players fairly cheaply.
    Would you really prefer that the club go out and sign players like man U. (who are leveraged to the tune of 660 m.)
    Reading the fans expectations during the transfer window was an exercise in either optomism or delusion, there were never any chance of spending big.
    Unfortunately that was never communicated to the fans, bad PR.

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  • beyethegreat

    Oct 9, 2008 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #36

    just wondering is anyone thinking about new protests or is this a load of bull

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/2008/10/08/newcastle-fans-turn-up-the-heat-on-mike-ashley-115875-20783984/

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  • chuck

    Oct 9, 2008 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #37

    Dont you think theres been enough damage done through protesting.
    What this club needs is a little sanity ,a peiod of calm and reflection, not more turmoil.

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  • shearer9

    Oct 9, 2008 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #38

    I don’t think the protests outside the ground made any difference anyway, apart from letting Mike Ashley and Co know just how much people hate them.
    I think he wanted to sell the club anyway, he wasn’t bothered about the fans when he chose his mates over Keegan, so I doubt he changed his mind when he seen the protests.
    He’s probably been looking for a buyer since the day he bought us.

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  • Paul

    Oct 9, 2008 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #39

    The worky tickets will just put potential purchasers off even more, then they’ll be stuck with Ashley :-).

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  • beyethegreat

    Oct 9, 2008 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #40

    i would agree what is the point in protesting now it would be pointless ashley has agreed to sell and if there were people protesting it would have an adverse effect on the team

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