No Chance Newcastle Will Be Relegated – Kinnear

There’s lots of talk about Newcastle being relegated this morning, but we really think there’s not much chance of that, since our squad is so much better then it was last season.

Joe Kinnear – no chance Newcastle will be relegated

Joe Kinnear does not believe Newcastle will be relegated either, but he’s well aware now that he is the first Newcastle manager to lose at Sunderland in 28 years – and it’s clear he understand the magnitude of what that defeat means in the Newcastle area.

Joe spoke to the Newcastle Journal this morning:

“It is very difficult for me to come out with the right words which are suitable for the supporters because I know they must have gone home hurt and feeling low,”

“But I believe there was nothing between the two teams and I think if we carry on in the same vein we will win more games than we lose. The belief is still there that we can get out of this – this squad is too good to go down.”

“ You might have heard that before but I am telling you now, there is no chance. There are too many good quality players in this squad now we have got Jonas (Gutierrez) and Joey (Barton) back. I can only see things going forward.”

“Of course the league position is a worry and I am worried. I am concerned but I am also experienced enough to know this squad of players won’t go down.”  “I also know we should not be talking about relegation at a club like this. We should be talking about the other end of the table.”

Kinnear also knows this is not a game to lose if he wants to keep his growing relationship with the Newcastle fans, but at least the lads fought all the way on Saturday, in what was a top class derby game after all.

But that means nothing when we get beaten, and the only thing to do now is to whip WBA tomorrow night, and we’re fairly confident we can do just that.

We expect Joe to have the lads ready for tomorrow night, and they will have forgotten about the Sunderland game, because it’s clear if we can hit the form we’ve shown in these last 3 games, then 3 points should be ours after Tuesday night’s game.

Howay the Lads!!

48 comments so far


    Oct 27, 2008 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #1

    Joey Barton and Jonas have to start on tue..Butt and geremi out.. There legs have gone and i todays premier league you have to match the opposition physically before your quality comes through.. unfortunately Butt and geremi cant play, constantly giving the ball away and because there legs have gone being caught out of position and giving away silly fouls.. I am sick and tired of people going on about nicky butt, yes he in the past has been outstanding for us but this season he does not justify his place..and as for shola 2 goals in 2 games is good enough for me in the postion we are in

  • irish_al

    Oct 27, 2008 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #2

    I would disagree, on the virtue of our performances and results we are not too good to go down, the league table reflects this

  • Rasko a.k.a Hadji

    Oct 27, 2008 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #3

    We wont go down thats for sure,imo the teams who will get relegated are:

  • Nobby'sDad

    Oct 27, 2008 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #4

    Well if we don’t start winning soon we will.

    I posted recently that my neice who lives in London had told me the club was very close to being sold. She has a friend who works for a huge American law firm and they had handled the legal side of the Manchester City sale. The same legal team were going to Newcastle last week (Mon – Wed). They were working on behalf of the buyer and her information was that the buyer would be from the Middle East. She called me yesterday and said that the team had gone to Newcastle but had been called back to London almost immediately as the potential buyer had withdrawn. The whole thing is a mess….Ashley has to get out or relegation is a big possibility. I’m worried and we all should be.

  • ginkoh

    Oct 27, 2008 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #5

    Hope so but nothing garantee in football and no team too good to relegation, If you relegate it’s mean you are not good enough ! and I think we’re in that situation half bad half good.

  • Rasko a.k.a Hadji

    Oct 27, 2008 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #6

    I have a weird feeling that Mike wont sell untill 3rd week of January.
    In those 3 weeks he’ll have enough time to sell our most expensive players:Owen,N’Zogbia,Smith,Given or even Martins.
    Thats around 36-40 mill,and once he’s finished with that,he’ll sell the club to the highest bidder.
    He’ll still walk out with around 80 mill and leaving us in deep s..t.

    Like i said,its just the way i feel and my feeling almost never let me down.

  • carl

    Oct 27, 2008 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #7

    agree with mmnufc, butt has to be dropped as has geremi, they posses no creativity, always lose the ball, give away free kicks penaltys ets, infact who was it that gave away the penalty to everton, ? who was it to give the dirty scumbag mackems a free kick on edge of box? i also think taylor needs to be dropped until he gets some sort of form.and ameobi? well 2 goals in 2 games faie enough but the bloke cant use his feet, scuffed in the goal against city and couldnt even hit the target at sunderland when through on goal.if we dont beat west brom easily then i think we will go down.

  • lesh

    Oct 27, 2008 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #8

    And the Titanic was unsinkable too!

  • Fed up Geordie

    Oct 27, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #9

    Plenty of big clubs have gone down in the past and we dont have to good of a squad to go down.There are to many players just picking up wages who just dont give a toss about us.Get Jonas and Barton in drop butt and geremi.We are in the shite and we need players with something to prove and with a bit of hunger and fight in them

  • Taiwantoon

    Oct 27, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #10

    I think we will be fine if there’s no more injury crisis to key players. Espercially Jonas. He is the player who really is catching my eye in the current squad.

    A few quality new signing is a must in January IMO. Loan moves of some useful squad players would do for me.

  • Rasko a.k.a Hadji

    Oct 27, 2008 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #11


    No Butt No Geremi No Taylor

  • Edd Case

    Oct 27, 2008 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #12

    We are not that good at all – our points total confirms that.

    We probably wont go down, providing we spend some good dosh in Jan.

  • Fed up Geordie

    Oct 27, 2008 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #13

    Hadji i agree that team has a chance mate send it to JK

  • Micky Toon

    Oct 27, 2008 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #14

    We need to get it into our heads that we aren’t too good to go down. However, we need to believe that we aren’t going to go down. We are in danger of talking ourselves into the championship. If the team and us supporters start believing that we are going down then we will. If we believe we can stay up then we will. It’s a simple confidence issue.
    Unfortunately the players are only human and so are we and at the moment I have no confidence in the owners, the management or the team.
    The owners we know all about, so I won’t talk about that.
    The management is just a slimmer, older version of Sam Allerdyce. People moaned about the football we played under Sam, yet seem to have their eyes closed with Joe.
    The players just don’t seem to be good enough. The obvious candidates are Geremi and Butt. Taylor was a joke against Sunderland, actually the whole defense was a mess. For me the only person who seemed to do anything was Barton!

    Like I said we shouldn’t kid ourselves that we can’t go down, but we have to believe that we aren’t going down.

  • Ashley's kite

    Oct 27, 2008 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #15

    I think Ashley is now counting the cost of his repeated failure to strengthen the squad. This has been the sum of his time in charge. We are actually in transfer credit (2m) already for those of you who’ve been bothered to do the maths. Now his constant cost cutting/ pound stretcher transfer windows, coupled with the fact that he’s asset stripped the club and still has the brass neck to ask for a massive profit means we’re going to be relegated before a buyer can be found. If you could see something in the shop window getting cheaper by the day, would you not hold out until the last possible minute to buy? He’ll not spend in January either – he hasn’t yet, so why start now?

  • Darling27

    Oct 27, 2008 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #16

    Jonas Gutierrez and Joey Barton must start tomorrow.

  • skin d

    Oct 27, 2008 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #17

    i like joe he,s an okay gadgie,but the quicker this whole mess is sorted and he f###s off the better.
    no offence to joe we are in limbo,does anybody trust billy bunter to do the right thing .
    ashley sell the club quickly and just f##k off and take your cohorts with you fat c##t.


    Oct 27, 2008 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #18

    JK must bite the bullet and make the changes,out with Butt and Geremi.
    We gotta get skill and pace in the team,i.e NZOG,
    Jonas and Barton.
    We can kick ass with the team wee have available

  • skin d

    Oct 27, 2008 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #19

    hey joe i,m not your f##king secretary i aint a negative c##t i,m not f##king undermining your position you c##t.
    spend the day with the f##king squad ,the f##king coaches,and when you turn up they wont have f##ked off,start guttierrez and barton you c##t.

  • Toon Graeme

    Oct 27, 2008 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #20

    I echo most comments on here and I just can see that we wont be relegated. Weve been keeping the faith since KK left and the sale doesnt look like getting anywhere near finalised – if ever it will be.

    I along with any other supporter of the toon just want us to do well. Top four is a pipe dream. Top 15 is more a realistic target.

    If we have not been sold in Jan – we will have problems as MA aint going to spend any cash on recreuitment + who is going to source any new players and who would want to come.

    x11 men can sort this out.

  • ObaFan2

    Oct 27, 2008 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #21

    “But I believe there was nothing between the two teams …..”

    ummm not the match I watched…. we were outplayed, the mackems were first to nearly every 50-50 ball and IMO they wanted the result more than us………. Tactics were poor by us!

    Any team potentially can be relegated, I just don’t believe we will IF Ashley sells now and gives us a chance to rebuild over the winter. Also, although I like JFK as a character, I don’t think he’s right for us as a long term manager

  • tommy

    Oct 27, 2008 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #22

    If only there was a way to get our best line up through to JK!

  • graeme

    Oct 27, 2008 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #23

    If we avoid relegation, I will be very happy. Thats all that matters now.

    As long as the new owners have a Premiership side to watch, all will be well.

  • ObaFan2

    Oct 27, 2008 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #24

    Not even November and we’re talking ’bout fighting relegation… PATHETIC.

    Ashley has so much to answer for IMO.

  • BenjiToon

    Oct 27, 2008 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #25

    Joe, Joe, Joe – be careful man! Too good to go down? No one is too good. That’s the fact and history proves it. Leeds anyone?

    We have to fight like mad now. We need two or three results on the bounce or we will become fodder for those around us. People will start thinking we’re soft and the team’s confident will slip back like it did when KK left.

    Sunderland did outplay us, but not for the whole match. It pains me to say it, really really pains me, but they probably deserved the win. That just shows how big the job is. We have not been out played at their place for years…a sad, sorry state that needs to be corrected.

    We can stay up, and even finish mid table but we MUST start winning. Beat the Baggies and push on.

  • steve

    Oct 27, 2008 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #26

    Thought we were very average on Sat and mackems weren’t much better – best player for toon was again Stroller…..amazing! we need to get a result on Tuesday before a gap starts opening between the bottom three and safety

    I’m sure Ashley is trying to sell asap as the value of the club ets lower every day – this whole idea that he’s hanging on is a joke and “fans” who think he’s going to pocket money from a fire sale of players in Jan need to get a grip.
    Take a look in the papers you muppets – theres a global recession looming and billionaire fortunes are dwindling by the day – buying a money pit prem club is hardly going to prop up thier balance sheets, no wonder buyers are pulling out.

    Jonas and Barton to start on Tuesday in place of Butt/Geremi – we def need to sort out our CB pairing as well

  • It Could Be Worse, We Could Be Spurs! (DC)

    Oct 27, 2008 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #27

    Was about to post the same comment ObaFan2. I am beyond worried if JK thinks we put in a display worthy of keeping us up. We looked absolutely hopeless, no shape, no purpose, completely over ran, resorting to long balls.

    Oh when will the misery end…?

  • sweendog

    Oct 27, 2008 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #28

    we’ve just been beating a useless group of monkey mackem men .. relegation is a very real threat and we must win on tuesday and follow it up with a draw or better against Villa.. win at fulham and win at Wigan .. then we can relax until the January window .. otherwise we are looking to battle it out with Stoke/WestBrom/Fulham/Wigan for relegation places..

  • Keith

    Oct 27, 2008 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #29

    I dont belive any team or club are too good or too big to go down, it can happen to any team who are playing poorly. We did play poorly sat but i think part of that was the weather and infairness to sunderland they have a good team there, I belive we will win against west brom and fulham who we have coming up and our class will shine through


    Oct 27, 2008 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #30

    newcastle arent a big team so i dont think it would be a massive upset were they to get relegated. infact i tipped them to go down as they have a weaker team than last season and only stoke have and west brom have a worse squad.

  • AO

    Oct 27, 2008 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #31


  • jacob

    Oct 27, 2008 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #32

    Forget about Ashley spending in January…he hasn’t spent yet, so why start now? Let us not forget that we are in transfer credit since Ashley took over – 2 million for those bothered to do the maths. It pains me to say it but Sunderland are better than us nowadays, not forgetting the rest of the premier league teams who have strengthened over the last couple of seasons. We’re going down – get used to the thought. No buyer in sight because fat boy’s holding out for a ridiculous profit – no manager worth his salt will ever come to manage Newcastle and we have to ask what calibre of player will ever be attracted to this shambles now…especially as Ashley won’t spend the money necessary to attract quality.
    The only satisfaction I’ll get from this whole rotten scenario is watching Ashley being forced to hold onto, or let the club go at a cut price when relegation becomes a certainty – around Christmas time. Never mind though…at least we should be able to afford season tickets when we’re playing in the Championship. Thanks Mike!

  • MAF

    Oct 27, 2008 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #33

    The squad is better, but still not good enough we won’t go down, but we need to change a lot of players:

    Owen(if he won’t sign a contract)

    Tranquillo Barnetta – B Leverkusen
    James Chester – Man U
    Daron Gibson – Man U
    Wayne Bridge – Chelsea
    David Mendes da Silva – AZ Alkmaar
    Adriano – Inter
    Jonathan de Guzman – Feyenoord
    Micah Richards – Man City
    Kim Kallstrom – Lyon
    Dzemal Berberovic – Litex Lovech
    Javier Mascherano – Liverpool
    Sergio Aguero – At Madrid
    Jesus Navas – Sevilla
    Raul Albiol – Valencia
    Miguel Veloso – Sporting Lisbon
    Joao Moutinho – Sporting Lisbon
    Philippe Mexes – Roma
    Matteo Vitaioli – San Marino Calcio

  • Steve

    Oct 27, 2008 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #34

    Joe is confident isn’t he…not sure I am.

    I reckon it’ll take about 45 points for safety this season & we already have 6 points. There are 45 points left to play for at home and we have yet to play Manure, Chelski, Arsenal & Liverpool at home and two local derbies, never mind a Spurs side on the up that has already beaten us this season at home & the likes of Villa.

    Win your home games they say to have a chance….

  • steve

    Oct 27, 2008 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #35

    @MAF – I agree with the players out list but at most we’re gonna get about 5 million for that lot – meaning we’ll be lucky to afford even one of your players in list

  • MAF

    Oct 27, 2008 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #36

    Hopefully we’ll have new owners by then who will spend some money 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Graham

    Oct 27, 2008 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #37

    Didn’t someone say the same about Man City a few years ago…… and then about Leeds a couple of years later?

  • Graham

    Oct 27, 2008 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #38

    MAF – stop taking those drugs will you! Name me one of those players who would want to come to Newcastle in the next 2 years!

  • Punk Skunk

    Oct 27, 2008 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #39

    Can’t F**kin’ believe we played right into their rancid mitts…With their hoofball in the wind & trash…What was wrong with our team?..
    …Why did we try to match their pathetic ‘play’?..

    …Obviously, 28 years & countin’ wasn’t gonna run forever…
    …& get off Ameobi’s back, he scored(again) & actually played some good ball…
    …I’m sick of seein’ us hoof the ball up from the back, what is with that?..
    …Team for wba…


    …Ho’way the Lads!..

  • skin d

    Oct 27, 2008 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #40

    joe,s way to confident,i remember when middlesborough had on paper a team of stars and they still went down.
    mike ashley has completley knacked us,the sad thing is i knew from the start that b#####d
    was going to send us to the wall.
    that fat prick has done nothing for this club from day one apart from loan it some money whick he will get back.
    honestly if i ever saw him i would f##king lamp him one,he is a thoroughbred c##t.


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