Duff Would Love Kinnear To Get Newcastle Job

Damien Duff has backed his Irish manager Joe Kinnear, and has said Joe has done an excellent job in steadying the ship at Newcastle.

Damien Duff – Kinnear has done good job

Damien told skysports.com today:

“From a football point of view, I think we’ve found stability at the minute with Joe coming in. He’s steadied the ship.”

“We’ve got some good results under him. He’s done well. But obviously from the top, the owner is trying to sell the club so hopefully we can get that resolved sooner rather than later.”

“He’s done what he has in a quiet way. He hasn’t really come in shouting from the rooftops. He’s someone to answer to. You need that in every line of work. I think the results have shown his impact.”

“The players have taken to him. I’d love to see him get the job. We’ll see I suppose over the next coming weeks or months.”

The Newcastle fans have been patient long enough, while Ashley and his folks have tried to sell the club, and we have to hope we’ll hear something firm about what is happening, within the next week or so – but certainly the sooner the better.

Only then will we be able to move ahead with everything that needs to be done at the club, like handling players’ contracts, and signings new players in the January transfer window.

Comments always welcome.

33 comments so far


    Nov 18, 2008 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #1

    of course he does,wouldn,t get a game under a manager with any sense.

  • Tom_Toon

    Nov 18, 2008 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #2

    I wonder why…….

    because Joe Kinnear has a huge Irish bias and Duff knows that if a new manager in he’d definitely be out of the team on current form and even current ability. Zog is far better.

  • kk forever

    Nov 18, 2008 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #3

    think duff has met up with mutu agen and they been snorting together

  • John C

    Nov 18, 2008 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #4

    What good results??? We have got 9 points from 7 games:

    Home: Wigan 1 AV 3 WBA 3 Man City 1

    Away: Makems 0 Everton 1 Fulham 0

    What happens when we play the better teams?? A good return would have been 13/14 points. Kinnera is clueless when it comes to making substitutions, and has cost us points against Sunderland, Fulham and Wigan with ridiculous decisions.

    It is hardly surprising that Duff would like him to stay, because for reasons unknown, he constantly keeps picking him. Charlie is different class to Duff!!!!!

  • craig chisholm

    Nov 18, 2008 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #5

    wow, i normally dont say much about duff but now i think he needs some serious medical help. he says jk has gone about his job in a quiet manner – jesus, his gob has never stop clacking ffs.
    also what good results??? ha ha. if duff is happy with the levels we are acheiving then we need to get rid of him along with motor mouth jk too.


    Nov 18, 2008 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #6

    joe has went about the job quietly,he has been worse than that iraqi spokesman during the war.


    Nov 18, 2008 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #7

    Of course he does! He played every minit under kinnear!


    Nov 18, 2008 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #8

    who,s simon bird? yer a cnt .

  • Macas

    Nov 18, 2008 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #9

    Yawn. More pointless abuse of Duff, what a surprise.

  • Sav

    Nov 18, 2008 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #10

    What can you say?
    But looks like we now have our own Barack Obama in Alan Shearer, manager-in-waiting.

  • keith

    Nov 18, 2008 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #11

    Didnt even the infaliable King Kevin Keegan make a point on how important D


    Nov 18, 2008 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #12

    I would love to field a team that can go all out to attack chelski (we cannot loose, can we?):


  • keith

    Nov 18, 2008 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #13

    duff is too the team!

  • Sav

    Nov 18, 2008 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #14

    Over 90 minutes, Duff plays a steadier, more experienced game than Chaz. He’ll get there, but is still learning.
    As for JFK talking too much, I’m glad somebody’s talking. Silence of the Llambias isn’t, Wise never says ‘boo’ and Ashley who?

  • Punk Skunk

    Nov 18, 2008 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #15

    Fair points sav!..

  • The Alchemist

    Nov 18, 2008 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #16

    Course he’s happy anyone with any sense would drop him for Zog. Zog come in off the bench and makes an assist, Duff runs round for a bit then tries to cut inside…

  • Whumpie

    Nov 18, 2008 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #17

    He’s just showing a bit of support in return for JFK’s faith (possibly skewed by National bias) in him. It think we’re being stubborn over Duff – he’s done ok recently and continues to improve. And he doesn’t have spring-loaded toys in his pram like Zog.

    Personally, I like having the problem of who gets the wide-right berth each week, with a choice between two pretty handy wingers. That’s what top teams are supposed to have for every position.

  • kevtoon

    Nov 18, 2008 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #18

    I think Duff has improved, not hard, but has no end product to his play – he is happy with JK because he is having he longest spell in the first team since he came – N’Zogbia is a better prospect in the team, at left wing, because while being unpredictable and prone to the odd misplaced pass/cross, he tends to create more chances and scores the odd one himself….good to hear some team spirit though, i.e. players and manager sticking together.

  • Danish_Magpie

    Nov 18, 2008 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #19

    To be fair, Joe Kinnear has come in at the worst possible time, and I’m not sure too many managers could have done much better than he has, points-wise.

    That being said, he is definetly the long-term solution.

  • toontony

    Nov 18, 2008 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #20

    Elfer , if you want all out attack dont play geremi, my granny can run faster than him.
    Put guiterez on the right and charlie on the left then we can attack……

  • MGW

    Nov 18, 2008 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #21

    Danish Mag i’m hoping you missed a ‘not’ out of that comment. I think JFK has done a reasonable job although we were very disappointing at Fulham and against Wigan, where it was 5 points dropped. I don’t think Joe is the long term solution but do we really need any more disruption this season? I think whoever is in charge should keep JFK until the end of the season. I think he’s got them playing well enough to stay up (with a bit of luck).


    Nov 18, 2008 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #22

    How many points did we get under KK all you doubters,good results??????
    Duff has actually been one of the most consistent,you aint been watchin the games then?
    Good job you guys aint managing the team,we would be in the 1 division very quick

  • hanzowen

    Nov 18, 2008 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #23

    ….”The players have taken to him. I’d love to see him get the job. We’ll see I suppose over the next coming weeks or months.”…. oh dear, fans not taken yet, am afraid with the results. Maybe i am when we beat Chelsea (even a draw is good) & Boro & Stoke.
    MA OUT!!!

  • kevtoon

    Nov 18, 2008 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #24

    Marty I’m not sure what your saying – what I am saying is that Duff has improved his performance levels of late, mainly workrate – but doesn’t have enough end product to his game in terms of goals and assists, and in that respect N’Zogbia may be a better prospect at left wing….seeing as I am being clear in what I am saying, please do so yourself before writing off everyone else’s opinions. As for Keegan’s results, a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford is clearly better than a 1-0 defeat at Fulham, a 1-0 win at home to Bolton is better than a 2-2 draw at home to Wigan – last season Keegan didn’t get the team going at all until he found the winning formula at 4-3-3, following this we had a really good finish to the season I thought!

  • hanzowen

    Nov 18, 2008 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #25

    anyway am agree that Joe did just fine as some’ve pointed out under this hard circumstances. Just hoping for better!

  • Bill F (Original)

    Nov 18, 2008 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #26

    Well I for one am happy with Enrique at LB, but as someone else said yesterday and I have been saying for many moons. It wouldn’t be a bad thing to give Duff a run out in that position. He’s done it before, he’s fast enough for the position (more than he needs to be than an overt attacking left sided player). He is physically strong and has plenty of energy to keep up with play and track back when necessary.

  • bowburnmag

    Nov 18, 2008 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #27

    Damien Duff runs down so many blind alleys, I’m surprised he hasn’t been picked up by Falcor and transported to Fantasia. Mind you, I appreciate the busy little bee. If only he remembered what wing play was about, he’d be worth the 5m we paid for him and then some. Mind you, once Charlie chills out, there’ll be no comparison and no debate.

  • Macas

    Nov 18, 2008 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #28

    N’Zogbia has hardly looked fantastic this season either, still many faults to his game, although he should have been given more time on the pitch even if just as a sub.

  • Nobby'sDad

    Nov 18, 2008 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #29

    Macas // Nov 18, 2008 at 11:10

    Yawn. More pointless abuse of Duff, what a surprise.

    Oh ok then we’ll accept that his level of performance is woreth every penny of the £60 grand a week he’s paid. Some people on here want to wake up. I’m not into pointless abuse but put simply if we had 11 players in each position performing at Duff’s level then we’d go down (and unless things change that’s what’s going to happene

  • Macas

    Nov 18, 2008 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #30

    Nobby’s Dad – The point I’m making is that certain players will get criticised regardless of how they perform, and often by those who don’t even attend the games. Duff had a poor first half against Wigan but looked a lot sharper after the break, and while his career here has faltered he has put in some decent performances this season. Gutierrez looked very average on Saturday as well but I doubt he will get the same abuse, and N’Zogbia is hardly the model of consistency.

  • kevtoon

    Nov 18, 2008 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #31

    Don;t know if this is a good time to mention Duff’s terrible failure at clearing his lines on Saturday, although other mistakes were made leading to the goal, I thought that he should have done better at guarding and clearing from the post for the goal!!

  • DC MAG

    Nov 18, 2008 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #32

    Beat me to it Tom… course he does!

  • Macas

    Nov 18, 2008 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #33

    Kevtoon – ironically if he had just stood still he would have probably had a better chance of keeping the ball out! Having said that the lack of marking on the first goal was abysmal, Given was rooted to the spot well off his line, and Beye didnt need to head the all into touch for their second one. Dont think i’ve ever seen such a comedy of errors, well apart from plenty other Toon games of course…


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