Kinnear Ready To Wheel And Deal In January


It looks like Joe Kinnear is getting ready to wheel and deal in the January transfer market, as he gets his list of players ready for Dennis Wise.

Joe Kinnear – wheeling and dealing in January

Kinnear admits that he will probably need to sell players before buying new ones:

“I’ve got my eye on two or three players that we need,” “Dennis has the task of getting them, provided we get the finances.”

Kinnear will obviously be hoping that any transfer dealings in January will be based on his own recommendations to Dennis, but we don’t know how much truth there were in the rumors that players were bought and sold without then manager Kevin Keegan’s knowledge in August.

And we also expect that some players who were close to coming through the door at the end of August may also finally come to the club.

We understand Per Ciljan Skjelbred was all set to arrive on the last day of the transfer window, but after the uproar between Keegan and Llambias had erupted, that move was summarily halted by Keegan, to the dismay of the 21 year-old Norwegian.

But news is being reported that depending on some ownership issues, Newcastle may finally be bringing in the youngster – who of course is already an avid Newcastle United fan – which cannot be bad.

Joe mentioned about his length of stay and admits he thought the club would have been sold by now, but it seems as his time at the club lengthens, his enthusiasm also increases.

Joe continued:

“I didn’t think when I first took the job that I would be here this long to be honest,” “At the time it was clear they had somebody who was going to buy the club within eight weeks, so we didn’t get down to talking about finances and stuff for players.”

“But now, because it seems the club won’t be sold until after Christmas, I’ve got my eye on two or three players that we need.”

“I’ve identified them and Dennis has been given the task of going out and getting them, provided we get the finance.” “Dennis has also been given the task of removing some of the players that I feel are not good enough for the club.”

“Mike has told me to keep the money I get for selling any players and invest it back into the team.”  “I am to work on the assumption that if there is somebody I desperately want, then it is possible he would put his hand in his pocket, providing the sale of the club is not imminent at the time.”

Players Newcastle have been linked with up till now include John Arne Riise, Stephen Warnock, Denilson, German under-21 international striker Ashkan Dejagah, 20 year-old Watford midfielder John Joe O’Toole and Per Ciljan Skjelbred amongst others.

It seems Joe’s priorities are a left-back, center-back, a central midfielder and maybe a right winger.

Players who could be moved out include Claudio Cacapa, Alan Smith, Jose Enrique, David Edgar and Xisco.

Even Charles N’Zogbia may be sacrificed to fund new players coming in – although we hope not, and what the status of Michael Owen will be come February 1st, is anybody’s guess.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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192 comments so far

  • Turkish Magpie

    Nov 23, 2008 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #1

    Keep Smith, he will come good and if he doesn’t impress sell him in summer!

    We can probably get 12mil for Nzogbia which is probably enough to buy 2 of those players!

    We dont need a right winger though really, If Charles goes and Duff got injured we would be screwed as we’ve seen with what happened when Enrique got injured

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  • AndrewNUFC

    Nov 23, 2008 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #2

    1st

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  • beyethegreat

    Nov 23, 2008 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #3
  • Turkish Magpie

    Nov 23, 2008 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #4

    I also think we shouldn’t sell Owen in January as it will give the new owners(hopefully) time to talk to Michael about his contract to and if he was kept a run of 5-6 games all wins could easily get us into europe and that may make him stay!

    Howay the lads!

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  • toon mad tom

    Nov 23, 2008 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #5

    i love this site

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  • Turkish Magpie

    Nov 23, 2008 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #6

    Andrew thats just pathetic now

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  • Tom_Toon

    Nov 23, 2008 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #7

    We should NOT sell Xisco or Enrique.

    Players to sell:

    Carroll, Edgar, Harper (for his own good and Krul’s), Smith, Cacapa and Owen (if he doesn’t want to signa new contract).

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  • Spyro

    Nov 23, 2008 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #8

    So let me get this straight, MA doesn’t want to properly fund us in January because of the imminent sale, yet he still wants to profit from ticket and shirt sales in the mean time? Everyone was right, he is a fat, greedy prick.

    Players likely to be sold in Jan because of how much money they will bring in.

    Zog – 6million
    Xisco – 4million
    Given – 7million
    Owen – 4million

    and i bet we end up spending half of that on incoming players and the rest will go to MA.

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  • AndrewNUFC

    Nov 23, 2008 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #9

    I would like Warnock,Skljebred and Denilson(loan). We should keep Enrique and i hope Charlie doesn’t leave.

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  • Spyro

    Nov 23, 2008 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #10

    I only want Owen gone out of all of those because he doesnt want to be here. Also, i dont feel he doesn’t compliment our other strikers. He is too one dimensional.

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  • JOOO

    Nov 23, 2008 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #11

    We need to bring in about 8 players in Jan they should be

    Joao Moutinho
    Miguel Veloso
    Angel Di Maria
    Diego Buonanotte
    Ignacio Camacho
    Micah Richards
    Thomas Kahlenberg
    Erik Pieters

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  • ELFER

    Nov 23, 2008 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #12

    I don’t want to loose zoggy, but if we are honest, it’s the same situation like with milner…they aren’t that good and if someone really again wants to spend that much money I would let him go and get in 2 young wingers for that money!!

    We need a strong holding midfielder (appiah?) and of course a left back to challenge enrique (I haven’t given up on him yet). All ther rest will be some youngsters which do not directly improve us I think…

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  • k k forever

    Nov 23, 2008 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #13

    HOW CAN OWEN SIGNE A CONTRACT IF HE HASENT BEEN OFFERED ONE

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  • k k forever

    Nov 23, 2008 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #14

    ELFER WE SHUD ONLY SELL PLAYERS IF WE CAN REPLACE THEM WITH ONES THAT ARE BETTER BUT WE WONT LOOK AT THE MILNER SALE

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  • THE BEAT.

    Nov 23, 2008 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #15

    ashley has shown his true colours everybody can now see what this greedy man is all about.

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  • ed_speed

    Nov 23, 2008 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #16

    Is there any tottenham fans out there? i have a bar mitzvar coming up, and i would like some first hand experience, on how to handle the situation.

    regards,
    ed

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  • ed_speed

    Nov 23, 2008 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #17

    And ed (harrison, not speed) why the hell do you want to get rid of enrique? not so long ago you wrote an article saying what a good player you thought he was, and how he is definatley a futre talent. to me he is one already. Enrique is a good player, everyone just jumps on the band wagon when it comes to critising him.

    regards,
    ed

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  • THE BEAT.

    Nov 23, 2008 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #18

    ashley now has the manager to run the club in the penny pinching manner he has always wanted.
    if joe wasn,t in football ashley would have him running one of his stores.
    i knew all this was coming,i said on a earlier thread,where mike ashley is concerned be prepared to be underwhelmed.
    mike ashley has turned newcastle united into one of his sweat shop stores.

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  • Paul:D

    Nov 23, 2008 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #19

    xisco cant be sold, fifa regulations that players cant be transfered twice in 1 season, and hes looked liek a decent by…waats happend to him? e injured or summit? or is jk bein an even bigger +wa+ than i thoguth he was…n should sell enrique or zog, if anyones to be sold it should be a) either big money players who we have cover for, e.g. given, owen,
    or b) dead wood such as butt, viduka, smith

    if we sold all of those, we could have between 20 – 25m
    which could in turn buy some players we could need…bastian swiensteiger (keegans main target int he summer)
    skjelbread
    baptista
    set of youngsters

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  • THE BEAT.

    Nov 23, 2008 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #20

    i,m so f***ing angry.

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  • Ben_BKK

    Nov 23, 2008 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #21

    JOOO, this is real life, not Football Manager… have you ever even seen a picture of half of those players you mentioned, let alone watched them play?

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  • Ben_BKK

    Nov 23, 2008 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #22

    Paul – yeah I seem to remember there being something about Xisco being injured, may have been a hamstring problem, not sure though.

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  • JOOO

    Nov 23, 2008 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #23

    Ben_BKK

    They are real targets that we could get and they would be good.

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  • Jonny

    Nov 23, 2008 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #24

    Spyro – yep youre right, basicall what kinnears saying is he will be getting NO money from ashley to spend unless he sells, what a fat, greedy tosser he is. proof if anyone needs it that the only thing hes interested in is himself.

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  • beyethegreat

    Nov 23, 2008 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #25

    jooo

    would bouanotte be to week for pl he makes modric look like the terminator

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  • magpie6699

    Nov 23, 2008 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #26

    ed speed,
    Not all Tottenham fans are Jews and there are Newcastle fans who are “Yids” you know!

    So what do you want to know about Barmitzvahs?

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  • MDS

    Nov 23, 2008 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #27

    Anyone else find this a bit disheartening? I read this to mean that Kinnear will have to creat his own transfer kitty from sell-offs. You simply aren’t going to get much money for Cacapa, Geremi, Edgar and Smith. You can’t sell Enrique because even if you bring in a LB you still need depth. Enrique has shown me enough potenial as a young player to keep him.

    No way Kinnear gets 20 million to spend without selling Zog and maybe Harper. Why would ashley pony up cash if he’s trying to sell the club? I’m afraid we’re looking at minor dealings in January and a mid to mid/low table finish.

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  • toon

    Nov 23, 2008 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #28

    sypro i usually agree with what you say but i dont think given will be going anywhere, and even if he did it would be for alot mor than 7M

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  • Paul:D

    Nov 23, 2008 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #29

    mds, who would your ratehr sell,
    a) given, cant take being dropped, wants silverware by the end of his career and lets mroe goals in, for 10m
    b) harper who is jsut as good, supports the toon, and elts less goals in for 3m?
    i know what makes sense

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  • Spyro

    Nov 23, 2008 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #30

    Luck isn’t exactly on our side is it.everytime we get a good result, the teams around us eithe rmatch ir or better it. We are just above relegation zone now, sigh

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  • JOOO

    Nov 23, 2008 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #31

    beyethegreat

    Yeh bt he is amazing

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  • Turkish Magpie

    Nov 23, 2008 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #32

    Paul- None, we will get silverwear maybe even this season(FA cup)

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  • ed_speed

    Nov 23, 2008 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #33

    Given is better than harper, although mot by much, maybe 12-14%?

    regards,
    ed

    p.s ‘mon the lads

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  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Nov 23, 2008 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #34

    i’ll scream if we sell enrique and or given in Jan. I also dont want to see owen go,but if he’s not even going to be offered a new contract, then obviously he’ll move on and there’s nothing we can do about that, and no one to blame but the current regime managing the club.
    The sad fact is, we will ship off good players to raise funds and the targets to replace them will be unrealistic or unreachable. either that or like has already been said we’ll only go for a few and Ashley will pocket the rest of the cash. sad times!
    fact of the matter is a few shrewd additions in Jan along with the squad we already have could help us go a long way in surviving this year.

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  • MDS

    Nov 23, 2008 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #35

    @Paul:D

    I have read elsewhere that Given has been inquired about in the pst and didn’ want to go. Personally, if you were offered 10M plus you would have to consider it. I just think it’s more likely that we sell Harper and promote Krul to #2

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  • Turkish Magpie

    Nov 23, 2008 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #36

    (Ross)- would you scream if we sold Enrique for Warnock?

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  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Nov 23, 2008 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #37

    Turkish mag-Warnock is 26, and although he’s a decent player, i really dont know if i’d want to replace Enrique, who at 22 still has years to learn and could very well tun out to be far better than warnock. I’ve said it before and i will again, fair enough he makes mistakes but its a learning curve, and if we’re willing to give up on youngsters after a year, i think we have a serious problem.

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  • TOON LAD

    Nov 23, 2008 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #38

    JOOO

    HALF THOSE PLAYERS WOULDN’T COME

    WAKE UP MATE ?????

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  • k k forever

    Nov 23, 2008 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #39

    PAUL D SEE U ON ABOUT GIVEN AGEN

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  • Silence of the Llambias

    Nov 23, 2008 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #40

    I understood Owen had been offered a contract but has declined to accept it for now. Hes keeping his options open, just in case the club gets sorted out. Fat chance!
    We are watching the Ashley plan. It involves everything happening at a second rate level. This bloke cant bear to take a loss on anything, will never risk spending on top class players. He thinks in a penny pinching way and the longer stays, the more we will resemble the likes of Bolton, Fulham, and….Wimbledon. Will we ever go to places like chelsea feeling on equal terms? or will we carry on feeling thankful if we haven’t been stuffed by them?

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