Poyet To Newcastle To Assist Joe Kinnear?

Amazing events at White Hart Lane may have not gone unnoticed by Joe Kinnear this morning.

Gus Poyet – can he help Joe out at Newcastle?

Spurs replaced manager Juande Ramos with Harry Redknapp on Saturday, and of course Harry was very close to taking the Newcastle United job only last January.

We’re sure Harry will make a big difference at the London club, and he’s already made a winning start to his tenure there by winning 2-0 against Bolton yesterday, for their very first win of the season. Well at least Spurs fans will be happy this morning.

Gus Poyet is now available, and it may be that Joe Kinnear will approach Gus to see if he is willing to come up to Newcastle and help him out with the coaching over the next 5 weeks or so at Newcastle.

It may even work for Gus, who can get his mind off being sacked,  and get involved in what will be a big challenge for him. We like Gus a lot, because he seems to have so much spirit and is obviously great with the players, having played the game himself at the highest level.

We have a very very thin coaching staff which is another reason we need to give Joe, Chris and the other coaches all the support we can muster in these very uncertain times.  The 40 year-old Poyet is of course Uruguayan, and we have Ignacio Gonzalez from Uruguay currently at the club.

Come to think of it, Ignacio should be recovered from his Achilles injury very soon and we wonder if there are any Uruguayan restaurants in Newcastle these days?   :D.

We hope that Dennis Wise or Mike Ashley can help to get Poyet to the club to help Joe with the coaching side of things – that’s only if Joe wants that help of course.

Comments very welcome – but please keep them decent – thanks.

100 comments so far

  • Tom4Nufc

    Oct 27, 2008 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #1

    Mabye a good option, but I dont think Chris Hughton would be pleased!

  • Joey's going to get you!!(GG7)

    Oct 27, 2008 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #2

    this would just secure the poisened dwarfs position even more, as much as i like poyet, i dont want him here. fair play to spurs for acting so quickly. harry is the man i wanted in january


    Oct 27, 2008 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #3

    Could be a good move but then again what else could go wrong for us atm?

  • lesh

    Oct 27, 2008 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #4

    What the F…….. it couldn’t get much worse, or could it?

  • beyethegreat

    Oct 27, 2008 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #5

    btw ed i think you need to set your clocks back

  • Micky Toon

    Oct 27, 2008 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #6

    The whole Redknapp to Spurs thing brings up all sorts of issues for me. What the hell must have Ashley and his cohorts said to him for him to stay at Pompey instead of joining us?
    ‘Appy ‘Arry is about as loyal as Judas was as he has now done the dirty on Pompey twice. Unfortunately they didn’t learn from it and appointed him again. As soon as a decent job comes up he’s off again! I don’t believe all this nonsense about new owners, etc… I think he saw the chance to join a club that is bigger than pompey so he left. He has obviously been promised full control, something that he may not have been offered here.
    I don’t want to see Poyet at NUFC I don’t think he’s any better than what we already have.

  • Micky Toon

    Oct 27, 2008 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #7

    RE: Ed’s clocks. I’m not 100% sure, but I don’t think they set the clocks back in the USA at the same time as us, if at all. Remember the USA has three different time zones all of it’s own and this is a USA based blog. IMHO any globally aimed website should stick with GMT when displaying time stamps, it would cut out all the confusion.

  • beyethegreat

    Oct 27, 2008 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #8

    thanx micky toon

  • UTD111

    Oct 27, 2008 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #9

    On the other hand of course, Poyet would be a good choice for Portsmouth……or they may come after Joe Kinnear LOL

  • Lost Prophet

    Oct 27, 2008 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #10

    WE like Gus a lot? Who’s WE? I don’t want that mumbling spurs reject at Newcastle. What would be the point of him turning up here with the club about to be sold? Another drain on the payroll for a few weeks. No thanks!

  • Darling27

    Oct 27, 2008 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #11

    Poyet??? Err No!!!

  • ObaFan2

    Oct 27, 2008 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #12

    We don’t want Poyet or anyone else…

    We (75%) want ASHLEY OUT and a chance to rebuild with a new owner and manager.

    After the unthinkable happened on Saturday (and we were outplayed ) It is clear to me that there was not enough fight in the team, also we were tactically inept.

    Ashley get sold ASAP, let us move forward.

  • sweendog

    Oct 27, 2008 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #13

    I do rate Poyet .. but hate ashley ..
    It wouldn’t hurt to have someone like Poyet give a bit of feedback to Kinnear, so for the mean time until we’re bought out definately a good option.

  • Rasko a.k.a Hadji

    Oct 27, 2008 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #14

    Obafan….Its more like 90% if you ask me,those 10% they can go support Tottenham together with Fat Ash

  • lesh

    Oct 27, 2008 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #15

    Re Micky Toon and …. What the hell must have Ashley and his cohorts said to him for him to stay at Pompey instead of joining us…

    Director of Football perhaps?

  • ObaFan2

    Oct 27, 2008 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #16

    lol Hadji, 100% of me wants him out and although I’m still 100% B&W,Geordie, Toon fan, I’m finding it difficult to support our club. Not the team…. the club and thats for the first time in my life.

    Ashley is the “cant” and needs to sell NOW…

  • Toon Graeme

    Oct 27, 2008 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #17

    Lads can I just pick up on something people keep putting on here. Everyone say ashley sell now and must sell now but if no one wants to buy who can he sell it to.

    Im just being a realist. I really hope that something is going on as we speak and being kept on the quiet.

    We need a phsycological boost as well as some points on the board.

    I agree that we are past the point of no return and need a new owner now. As to when that happens and if it happens, god only knows.

    SJP is going to be noisy tomorrow night.


    Oh yeah Poyet – couldnt give a monkeys.

  • bigpeaovtheweab

    Oct 27, 2008 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #18


  • ObaFan2

    Oct 27, 2008 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #19

    Graeme, cannot trust this regime one bit and if Ashley is being greedy and wanting to line his pockets even MORE at our expense then stuff him.

    If his greed is putting off potential owners then this is a major problem, we are not the ones who neccesarily need to be realistic, maybe it’s Ashley’s asking/selling price.

  • BenjiToon

    Oct 27, 2008 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #20

    Poyet? Not thanks. He’s just been the only English speaker in the management team that steered a side a lot more expensive that ours to the bottom of the league. No pedigree as top flight coach and too close to wise.

    Nice guy? Maybe. Right for Toon? Nah.

  • Spitfire

    Oct 27, 2008 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #21

    Poyet couldn’t get Spurs to play what makes anyone think he would be good for us?

  • irish_al

    Oct 27, 2008 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #22

    he could probably help get a bit more out of our spanish speaking players, make sure they’re given instructions they can understand

    maybe even get his boots on, better delivery than our current set piece taker, probably more pace still too

  • lesh

    Oct 27, 2008 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #23

    Off thread and yesterday’s news, but nevertheless interesting – however I’m sure we’d all prefer real news rather than speculation!


    On a different note, while near all yesterday’s papers speculated Ramos’ departure, the Mail (yes I washed me hands after reading it) reported the story exactly as it happened.

    Considering the news wasn’t announced ’til 10.30pm Saturday when copy would’ve been set long beforehand, it’s obvious they had solid inside info available – quite a scoop for the rag!!

  • lesh

    Oct 27, 2008 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #24

    Lifted from a teletext broadcast……

    “David Pleat believes Harry Redknapp will need help at Tottenham, but not from anyone with the title of director of football.

    “Pleat previously held such a role at Spurs and sees it as an important position, but only if the incumbent complements the manager.

    “He told BBC Radio Five Live: “The perception of the role is it is held by an interferer who doesn’t do his job.”

    That last para just about sums up Wise to a tee!!

    But Spurs acted before it was too late even though Levy was in the USA and yes, we all know what happened when the KK issue blew up and Ashley was partying in NY – he left it to his trusty lieutenants. Marvellous!!

  • Ryan Peacock

    Oct 27, 2008 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #25

    poyet? you must be joking? if poyet comes to us i will be sickened by it!!!!!!

  • redeye

    Oct 27, 2008 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #26

    He’s too close to Wise for it to in our best interests.

  • toonoot

    Oct 27, 2008 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #27

    Newcarsle Hotspur. Do I not like the saound of that!

  • geordiejayne

    Oct 27, 2008 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #28

    Of Course get Gus he was doing such a good job at Spurs NOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

  • Brave New Toon - Taylor is a legend

    Oct 27, 2008 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #29

    Ed what are you talking about?
    Is Dennis Wise writing your blog nowadays?

    Whats all this WE business?
    What has Poyet Ever achieved in management roles, accept helping spurs achieve the statust of worse team in the league.. just beating us to the title.
    And the fact that he is wises big mate…

    This would be a absolute disgrace.

    don’t try and brush the whole situation under the carpet.. we NEED ashly out, new owners In, along with Keegan or Shearer
    Director of football system OUT

    Kinnear demonstrated agaisn’t sunderland that he only knows one way of playing.
    Not good enough

  • Jon

    Oct 27, 2008 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #30

    If Gus can get Taylor of the team he will be more than welcome.

  • Toon Graeme

    Oct 27, 2008 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #31

    Who would everyone who hates Taylor play in his place?

  • Brave New Toon - Taylor is a legend

    Oct 27, 2008 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #32

    have a word with your self Jon.
    get off the bandwagon, and off taylor’s back.

    Excactly why I stopped useing this blog.
    Everyone on here supposed to support the mags.. but no one actually does.

    Ask Stuart Pierce

  • Legs

    Oct 27, 2008 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #33

    bassong baby

  • steve

    Oct 27, 2008 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #34

    I aint the biggest Taylor fan but he’s a lot better than Collocini and together they’re becoming a bit of a liability.
    Ed – how about an article on Wise / Jimenez buys?
    As far as I can see the only good buy has been Guiterez with Guthrie possibly being one for the future – Xisco, Collo, and Nacho (sick leave) being no better than our usual foreign buys (Viana, Boumsong etc)

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

    Oct 27, 2008 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #35

    Colo looked quality against the Makems.

  • Tom1664

    Oct 27, 2008 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #36

    Steve – how many games are we into the season? How many games have xisco and nacho played? And yet you’re still judging them already? Jesus! Give them TIME man!

    PS Colo is awesome

  • Punk Skunk

    Oct 27, 2008 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #37

    Lol @ Toonoot!..

  • Punk Skunk

    Oct 27, 2008 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #38

    Martins(Owen, if fit)-Ameobi(Xisco)

  • Obafan

    Oct 27, 2008 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #39


    That is the most stupid thing I’ve read on this blog. Taylor better than Colo.

    Taylor is the worst defender in the EPL. And he should be slammed in the face every time he starts to laugh after his stupid mistakes. He ain’t worth to play at this high level.

    Just think about this; we’ve criticised lots of defenders the last years (Brambe, Boumsong, Cacapa, …), but they all partnered with the same clown. Maybe they weren’t so bad, but there partner; Mr Taylor, is the worst to play next to.

    Coloccini for years was one of the best defenders in Spain, Cacapa was the leader of the back in a successfull Lyon side. The come up to the North and get loads of bad comments like they cannot defend at all. No, they have to cover for 2, cause Taylor can’t defend at all.

    I’m sick of Taylor and I hope JK sees it and get him out of the team, cause as long as he is in the line-up it will be very hard to hold a clean sheet.

  • joe

    Oct 27, 2008 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #40

    Taylor was awful once again. We should have kept Faye. Him and Colo would have been immense.


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