Joe Kinnear Putting Longer Term Plans Together


Joe Kinnear has started to talk about the January transfer window, and says first of all, that captain Michael Owen should be offered a new deal at St James’ Park.



Joe Kinnear
– starting to talk about who to sell and who to bring in

Joe talked today about players, starting with captain Michael Owen:

“I think the club has to keep Michael Owen and players like him. This is a big club and Michael is a big player.” “It will cost a lot of money to replace him. I would keep him here. I feel the same way as Kevin Keegan about him.”

“I don’t know the economics of what is happening — I think that will be addressed — but I would keep Michael here.”

As we reported earlier today, Kinnear has begun drawing up his own recommended list of January transfer targets.”

However, Kinnear would need a little bit of stability himself, and can hardly be expected to keep the job on a month-by-month basis for much longer.

Joe said today:

“To do it that way until the end of the season would be a bit harsh on me. I’d certainly do it until Christmas, then look at it again.”

But the slow nature of Mike Ashley’s search for a buyer has raised the likely prospect of Joe being in the job maybe through the end of this season. But that all goes out the window if Mike manages to sell the club, which we understand is still his intention.

Kinnear talked about the transfer window:

“I’d look to put one out in Spain and invest that money wisely, then put another out somewhere else, and invest that money wisely.”

“I’d maybe get three or four players out and two back in. The two might be better than the three or four.” “All I could do then is put a list to Mike (Ashley), and say: ‘Look, I’ve generated funds, but we need two more players in.’”

“You pay too much money abroad. But if you go the Championship way . . . well, look at Aston Villa, they’re fourth in the league. There are plenty of decent players in the Championship.”

“I am here until 6pm every day and speak four hours on the phone to everybody I know in the game — lots of chief scouts,” “Around 20 or 30 of them used to play for me” “I speak to them all the time and pick their brains, asking: ‘Who have you seen?’”

“We are getting a tidy list of players together — a mixed bag, with quite a few youngsters and other, more proven ones, more or less all playing in the Championship.”

“Obviously, we are in trouble if we have injuries, and in trouble if we lose our full-backs. The underbelly of the club at the minute needs to be slightly stronger.”

We think Joe is talking a lot of sense because there are some good players in the Championship, it’s just scouting the right ones.

But Kinnear also seems to have the frugal approach of owner Mike Ashley, and if Mike doesn’t sell, then Joe might just surprise us this season, because he’ll get more money than he ever got at Wimbledon, and he put together a few good sides there.

If Joe can do the job, it wouldn’t worry us one little bit, because the bottom line for us is to make our club successful again, and whoever can do that would be OK by us.

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49 comments so far

  • Nick C

    Nov 2, 2008 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #1

    We are bottom of the league, Say we are bottom of the league

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  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Nov 2, 2008 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #2

    A point is a minimum tomorrow, bottom of the league and spuds will start to pull away from the bottom 3 (was always gonna happen eventually).
    We should be doing the same. 100% from the lads tomorrow night, hopefully SJP is a full house aswell, we need it.
    howay the lads!

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  • NotAGhostToon

    Nov 2, 2008 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #4

    We are going to win tommorow, everyone say it out loud and it may happen we-are-going-to-win-tommorow. 2-1 is my prediction, ameobi brace!

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  • beyethegreat

    Nov 2, 2008 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #5

    kinnear said we were scouting the french u-21s

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  • Norn Iron Magpie

    Nov 2, 2008 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #6

    When the squad is already low in numbers how can you sell 3 or 4 but only bring in 2? Maybe get rid of the players that are always injured. Smith & Viduka might get us a bit of cash. Looks like JK is trying to balance the books.If the club aint sold he is saying the right things to get kept on. I think im starting to see a different side to him.

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  • Norn Iron Magpie

    Nov 2, 2008 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #7

    Fancy a draw 2morro night 2-2. Would be happy enough. Then win the next 2

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  • daydeburt

    Nov 2, 2008 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #8

    how low have we sunk,,”all the players we are looking for are in the championship???”
    god!
    we are bottom aswell.
    So everyone who supports wise,ashley and that, THIS IS THERE TEAM THEY ASSEMBLED!!

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  • normski1930z

    Nov 2, 2008 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #9

    well lads just come back from thailand today and it pi**ed doon everyday we were there, watched us get beat off the makems out there and that was f**kin great and i come back to us being bottom of the league with no buyer insight…even better i see it looks like all the clubs around us are winning and we have a really tough game tomorrow….never rains but it pours.

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  • geordie bulldog

    Nov 2, 2008 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #10

    this manager is full of crap we are a complete joke
    bottom of the league
    no regular manager
    chairman trying to sell so he says
    club captain with only 6 months left on contract
    a midfielder locked up in the summer
    and shola ameobi now a regular
    can this get any worse
    will there be any point of kinnear scouting his own players when we all know that if wise doesnt want them then kinnear will not get them
    get rid of kinnear get ramos in
    ramos top manager didnt go his way at spurs but seville were one of the most attacking teams in europe with plenty of pace which is what we need

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  • daydeburt

    Nov 2, 2008 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #11

    100% KINNEAR IS ASHLEYS PUPPET, HE HAS SAID LOTS OF THINGS CONTRIDICTING HIMSELF. ANYTHING ASHLEY TELLS HIM TO SAY HE SAYS.
    CAN EVERYONE EMEMBER WHEN ASHLEY LAUGHED “LET THE FANS BAIL TGHE CLUB OUT AND PUT IN A GRAND EACH, AND THEY CAN HAVE THERE CLUB BACK” HE COULDNT GIVE A SHIT. HE WAS ALSO PARTYING WHEN IT ALL TURNED SOUR, DOES HE CARE.??DOES HE F***.
    HE COULD OF TOLD EVERYONE THE SITUATION AS KEEGAN LEFT, IF KEEGAN WAS IN THE WRONG, IAM SURE WE WOULD OF LISTENED. I PRAY HE SELLS THE CLUB.
    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE GOD. HELP US

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  • Big Dave

    Nov 2, 2008 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #12

    Well lads the only way is up

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  • Big Dave

    Nov 2, 2008 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #13

    daydeburt I agree with you about JK its funny he can talk about transfers and KK wasnt allowed to talk about transfers plus when he came in he stated he was here for 7-8 weeks until the club was sold. then he states that he has been on a monthly rolling contract. and now he is trying to pave the way for MA to come back.

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  • bill

    Nov 2, 2008 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #14

    Exactly who is going to buy Smith and Viduka? I think Viduka’s contract is up this season anyway. The wages those two are on; they will hang around until we are relegated and then leave.

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  • normski1930z

    Nov 2, 2008 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #15

    lads please dont be fooled by kinnear he lives in wises street need i say anymore….

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  • heed

    Nov 2, 2008 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #16

    lads its not our season like-keegan needed now -sorry but its true-keegan feared it cos he knew he couldnt strengthen-simple-jfk is doing ok but we need a massive boost-mike ashley has to re instate kev-even keegan would have struggled cos we needed to spend big- his point in the first place! thats why he left cos they wouldnt! new revolt tmorra nite-or were down-wouldnt splash the cash and thats why were here-u cant blame a manager for lack of players when the owner wont spend! mike get kev back now! big lift for everyone and a decent funding in jan-or were down lads-time to get the point across again! even if he is selling-if he ever cared its now he needs the messiah back-more than last january! only he can sort it out-despite our doubts-he had the club at heart and the fans! big keegan back revolt tmorra nite! simple as that-it worked to get ashley selling-maybe now he will listen! top ten if he does-down if he doesnt! tmorra nite- keegan chants!its the only way!keegan! keegan!

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  • Dan13

    Nov 2, 2008 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #17

    Welcome home Normski!
    Poor return for you like

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  • CHUCK

    Nov 2, 2008 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #18

    Have to face it, relegation is a decided possibility.
    In which case if MA. is still in place, he would be facing a massive devaluation of the club and a drastically reduced income.
    From what we read, we are looking at players from lower leagues and French under 21`s, plus loaning out and selling some of an allready depleted squad.
    Translation, no big investment because a sale is likely, let the new owners worry about it.
    A risky policy if any deal for the club falls through, but MA is known to be a gambler.
    This club badly needs to invest in players if we are to survive, there are no gimme games and face it we barely scraped by against WBA.

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  • normski1930z

    Nov 2, 2008 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #19

    cheers young fella!!! make no bones about it we are deep deep in the s**t…

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  • ginkoh

    Nov 2, 2008 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #20

    If you still worry for anything outside the pitch so let’s see together in Championship next season.

    NOW WE’RE BOTTOM OF THE LEAGUE !!! SO STOP BEMOANING AND SUPPORT OUR TEAM THE BEST AS YOU CAN ESPECIALLY TOMORROW !!!!

    It’s not time for you all to protest or anything that make the club looking worst and worst again. I’ll let Mike Ashley stay with us any longer IF WE CAN GET 3 POINT TOMORROW !!!!

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  • normski1930z

    Nov 2, 2008 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #21

    all i can say is i am sick to the back teeth of the things that are being said at the club right now…. we need a fresh start because at the minute the club is rotten to the core….lets face it i have been in the far east for the last three weeks and the reporting out there is debateable to say the least, i didnt even know until today that there was bother at the makems game. there are lots of lads who come on here who i dont agree with like toon chicken,stardust etc but one thing i do know is that they want the best for the club the same as me. I for one was hoping and praying that something would happen while i was away but i go back to work tomorrow and the makems will be full of beans….one f**king depressed geordie….

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  • Paul:D

    Nov 2, 2008 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #22

    i didnt like him fromt he start…somethin bout him…but he said the right things, got us back on track, the players seemed to lyk him, so i went alogn with it and thought maybe. now he has started sayint he sortov thigns ashleyw ould say, contadicting himself, talking about balancing the books, and sayin it wasnt all ashleys fault and keegans the bad one….my opinion has changed, instead of just having a bad feeling, i now think hes a total +wa+, get him out of my club, along with wise and ashley and llmabo

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  • Paul:D

    Nov 2, 2008 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #23

    heed…walkin in a keegan wonderland

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  • 51times

    Nov 2, 2008 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #24

    Owen Garven would be good.

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  • Paul:D

    Nov 2, 2008 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #25

    bin 50 years…jus waitin for sum silverware..but instead we got joe kinnear….joe kinner? who the fcuks joe kinnear!

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  • Paul:D

    Nov 2, 2008 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #26

    “and invest that money wisely”
    jeo kinnears miek ashley in discuise…couldnt be invest that money sensibly…or usefully..na WISEly, str8 into the poisen dwarves pocket…or the roulet machine….i give up…blokes a c0ck

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  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Nov 2, 2008 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #27

    you could take the angle of.. the reason we’re looking for players in the championship is purely down to the fact that we know they’ll be hungry to play for a premiership team and they’ll be cheap.
    When you come back to reality you realise that putting players who’ve only tasted the championship in a team who could potentially still be in the bottom 3/4/5 come january and telling them to keep us up, is pretty much an impossible task.
    Yes, its not as if they’re all going to come in and start, but that indicates they’re being baught to boost numbers.
    they’ll be brought on in an attempt to change the game, and may not have the quality to do so.
    however, you look at teams like hull and disagree.

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  • malaysia magpie

    Nov 2, 2008 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #28

    i wan to see the list that kinnear had put em in his transfer list..anyone??

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  • mozza

    Nov 2, 2008 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #29

    ashley dosen’t wana think that we will warm to him, cos it aint gona happen, expect some spin to come oot trying to rubbish KK and guess what some people will fall for it

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  • skin d

    Nov 2, 2008 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #30

    joe take your f##king future plans and stick them up your a##e you have no future at newcastle you little fat c##t.
    i will never accept ashley even if he did sack wise,keegan walking out done us a favour we found out once and for all that ashley was a c##t.
    i think he rolled over a bit to easily fat ashley,so he was always looking to sell.
    i think keegangate was just the last straw,ashley was f##king us up before then.

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  • skin d

    Nov 2, 2008 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #31

    i bet a pound to a penny one of them is jermain beckford.

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  • buddy

    Nov 2, 2008 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #32

    owen garvan would be good!! why not go for kevin doyle/ stephen hunt. both too good for championship??

    if kinnear thinks two players is enuf then hes obv bein influenced by ashley. we need at least 4.

    nd why is xisco getting such a hard time?? hes been at the club for 3 months and a horrid 3 months. give him a chance.

    ‘mon the lads

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  • skin d

    Nov 2, 2008 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #33

    xisco has only been at the club for 7 weeks.

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  • Nobby'sDad

    Nov 2, 2008 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #34

    buddy…U watch Xisco.Yes it must be hard to come to a strange country, new league to him….but having watched him he looks to have NOTHING!! No pace, craft, movement and frankly it looks like we’ve paid about 4.5 million over the top for him. Hope I’m wrong….but at 22 he should be showing something.

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  • howway geordies

    Nov 2, 2008 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #35

    I’m sure some posters just enjoy being negative! Some of the posts on here are a disgrace imo. Sure we are in trouble but with our support the manager and the team can turn things round.

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  • skin d

    Nov 3, 2008 at 1:24 AM

    Comment #36

    we enjoy being negative,i thought it wouldn,t be too long before a black n white glasses wearing dont deal in reality headmaster i am a superior thinker type came along.
    so whats happening at the club isn,t negative=
    we have an owner who makes idi amin look like a choirboy.
    we have a DOF who chins elderly cab drivers at the weekend.
    we have a chairman who is seen less than lord lucan.
    everything,s hunky dory no need for negativity.

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  • skin d

    Nov 3, 2008 at 1:37 AM

    Comment #37

    seems like certain people on this blog dont want us to question are so called interim manager.
    the way it is coming across joe could be stabbing us in the back(et tu brutus).
    if thats what it is and he is trying to smooth things over for atilla the hun he can do one.

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  • vic

    Nov 3, 2008 at 2:46 AM

    Comment #38

    It would be hard against ruthless Villa strikers tonight. They are able to challenge any defence in the Premiership.

    given
    beye taylor colo enrique
    gutrie bassong
    jonas nzog
    martins owen

    Think 5 defenders are OK
    Clean sheet is important
    Jonas & Nzog able to provide the ball
    Owen hope ready to fight

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  • Len

    Nov 3, 2008 at 3:01 AM

    Comment #39

    Seems to me we are being softened up for the MA doesnt sell the club and JFK stays on as manager ploy. Realistically we cant give Owen a new contract. If we get relegated he will bankrupt the club. And no one else is going to pay him 130k a week.

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  • clinta

    Nov 3, 2008 at 3:23 AM

    Comment #40

    Ar….. news flash!! Owen was offered a new contract during the transfer window wasn’t he? apparently (going off atatements from club, agents, player etc..) it was a good deal and not in line with the salary cap rumours that were circulating in the press at the time.

    so he was offered a good deal, but i guess hs rightly chosen to sit on it at the moment and access were we’ll be next season (or even this season?!) before making any plans, and who can really blame him huh?

    on the milner front, i wonder what all the ‘f”£k you, you ungrateful blah blah’ are thinking now, as it was clear then, and well even more now that he always wanted to play for the toon.

    another one a lot of fans got wrong then hey, how many times has this happened in the pas couple of months? pathetic really!

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