Kinnear And Shearer Talk And Patch Things Up


Some good news today that Alan Shearer has been in touch with Joe Kinnear to ensure all is OK with them as Alan has assured Joe the reports of him wanting the job and maybe having been offered it, is just paper talk.

Alan Shearer – called Joe up to ensure all was OK between them

Joe told the Newcastle Journal today:

“Alan has been in touch. He rang up to apologize and said the stories the Press are putting out about me – there is no truth in any of them whatsoever and I am sorry.”

“He said sorry and I said, it’s okay I understand. I said he would be welcome to come in any time, that he would give the place a lift because he’s one of best strikers in the world and that he can come and work with me.”

“He said that is very kind of you but I am not ready for it yet. I said ‘fine’. It was very honorable of him. There is nothing malicious about Alan at all.”

The permanent appointment of Kinnear to the Newcastle manager’s post through the end of the season should end some of the speculation regarding Shearer becoming the new manager. But there would also be nothing wrong at some point if Alan joined up with Joe to learn the ropes before he took over, nothing wrong with that at all.

And Joe seems to be a real straight shooter and he would be good for Alan, an unlikely combination yes but it could work. And it’s good the two have talked to clear the air a bit.

But Joe knows Alan is a legend on Tyneside, as he continued:

“It is never going to go away – we are both aware of that,” “But I told him he is more than welcome to come and help us out, there is not a problem between the pair of us, there is no aggravation.”

Shearer of course is also unlikely to consider any management position with Newcastle with Mike Ashley still owning the club. Un less of course Ashley publicly reverses hiomself to show the manager has full control of players coming and going, and indeed it looks like Kinnear is indeed in charge of the transfer window, and not Dennis Wise.

Joe is obviously pleased to be handed his dream job for the season and said:

“I’ve always hoped to get the opportunity to come here and do the job. There was a doubt because of the club getting sold,”

“But they can’t see the club being sold. Something might be round the corner but the offers haven’t been enough.”

Joe seems very very straight and we think the offer to Alan was genuine, and probably after the phone call Alan realized that too.

But it was good of Alan to get in touch with Joe, and we’re sure he wished him the very best in taking over one of football’s most difficult tasks.

Some harmony coming to the club?   That would be nice.

Howay The Lads!



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19 comments so far

  • ELFER

    Nov 29, 2008 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #1

    Great leadership by Kinnear…I truly hope he has a gameplan, just like against chelski (althought I still say that this was a rather easy game!).

    I remember the two awful results before and I don’t want to see the team again like this! Hopefully we have a gameplan and hopefully it works so we can snap all 3 points – we need them desperately!

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  • toonmadtom

    Nov 29, 2008 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #2

    kinnear said he wants three new faces in january. we wil see how good he is then

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  • BATTY

    Nov 29, 2008 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #3

    JOEY IS A MUPPET JOEY IS A MUPPET NA NA NA NA !!!!NA NA NA NA

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  • BATTY

    Nov 29, 2008 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #4

    YES SIR ALAN SHEARER WUD NOT TRAITOR HIS GEORDIE NATION AND TAKE THE JOB WHILE FAT ASH IS IN CHARGE

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  • UTD111

    Nov 29, 2008 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #5

    That just about sums it up Batty!
    Stuff the Kinnear propaganda – one day the club will be rid of Cashley and his cronies. Until then, we fight on.

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  • BATTY

    Nov 29, 2008 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #6

    UTD111 NICE TO SEE THERE IS SOME REEL GEORDIES ON HERE THANK U

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  • UTD111

    Nov 29, 2008 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #7

    Sir Kevin left the stink of Ashley’s regime behind him. He was backed 100% by Sir Bobby.
    Sir Alan won’t touch anything to do with Ashley with a barge pole.
    Thats all we need to know……..

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  • Shot Bru!

    Nov 29, 2008 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #8

    You guys have gotta try and be a bit more positive, just as well the players and coaching staff don’t have your attitude or we would have been dead and buried already. With Kinnear here till the end of the season, he might be able to attract a couple of good young coaches with some fresh ideas to compliment his backroom staff

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  • Stardust

    Nov 29, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #9

    Shot Bru – theyre obviously on their one hour walkabout today – gates close at 12 then we might have some intelligent entries.

    If only Ashley realised that if he sold Mob-Burgers outside the ground he would have enough cash to buy every player he wanted.

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  • Shot Bru!

    Nov 29, 2008 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #10

    lol stardust.

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  • UTD111

    Nov 29, 2008 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #11

    Ashley buy players? Not whilst there’s a casino open…..

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  • buster

    Nov 29, 2008 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #12

    BATTY, i`m a born and bred geordie, been watching Newcastle since 1969 ( i was seven). Give Jo Kinnear a chance , he was the only guy available at the time and he`s giving 11o%, yes he`s not my first 1st choice, but the club need us now to be UNITED at this time. Everyone should put aside any personal differences for the good of the club, by all means protest at the end of the season. Negativity and turmoil will get us relegated.

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  • UTD111

    Nov 29, 2008 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #13

    Well – there y’go….further proof that Stardust has his heed up his bum.
    Its after 12 and the real fans are still here LOL

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  • ObaMartins

    Nov 29, 2008 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #14

    UTD111 WROTE >>>>Sir Kevin left the stink of Ashley’s regime behind him. He was backed 100% by Sir Bobby.
    Sir Alan won’t touch anything to do with Ashley with a barge pole. <<<<A True NUFC SUPPORTER, Very well said and TRUE Brother

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  • UTD111

    Nov 29, 2008 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #15

    Thanks Oba.
    There’s no doubt we can support the team whilst still disagreeing with the club’s ownership. Lets face it – thats pretty much what Sir Alan has just come out with – he doesn’t want anything to do with Ashley and his cronies but he still wants the team to do well.
    If that stance is good enough for a legend like Sir Alan, its good enough for me mate.

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  • UTD111

    Nov 29, 2008 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #16

    Hmmmm! Funny that – but since 12 came and went its Stardust who has disappeared LOL

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  • Sav

    Nov 29, 2008 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #17

    I said so at the time – Rob Lee was a great player but is a complete plonker to use his illustrious pal to big himself up. Hope as and when Shearer does get a crack at it (it seems inevitable at some stage), Lee won’t be his TerryMac for the 21st century.

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  • marhy

    Nov 29, 2008 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #18

    anyone who thinks ameobi is a good player cant be good enough for the newcastle job,I just hope he doesnt buy us further in the clag in the january sales by purchasing ordinary players.ashley and his mob out,the sooner the better.

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  • raghav

    Nov 30, 2008 at 3:02 AM

    Comment #19

    is kinnear out of his mind to even think that great shearer would jut be a coaching staff,i still cant believe te muppet is our permanent manager.

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