Reports No Transfer Funds Available To Kinnear

The Sunday Express is reporting today that Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear has been told he will not be given any transfer funds for the January transfer window.

Joe Kinnear – does he have transfer funds available?

The Express admits that Joe Kinnear has been saying that cash is available from Ashley, but they say today that they understand Mike Ashley doesn’t want to invest any more money in the club.

But the report in the Express says nothing about where they got that information from, only that they believe no transfer funds will be made available.  Seems like they don’t believe what Joe says – strange indeed.

Joe seems to have indicated that if Newcastle can attract the right players – and that’s an “if” right now – that cash will be made available – so who are we to believe?

Mike Ashley could do himself some good by bringing in a few top players, if they are available, because that gets represented in the value of the club, so he will hardly be losing that money.

The club is also short on numbers, and we need to add to the squad in January, and that’s hard to do if you have to sell players before you can buy.

It’s true that Joe will be selling those players who he doesn’t believe are good enough to be at Newcastle, regardless of whether he gets additional transfer funds, and we think three of those are Geremi, Claudio Cacapa and Xisco.  The first two of those were free transfers, so we’ll make a profit with any fee we get for them.

Selling Cacapa is just one reason we think Joe will be after another center-back in January.

A left back has to be the top priority at the club, which of course it was last summer too.

What do you think?

Comments very welcome.

273 comments so far

  • beyethegreat

    Nov 30, 2008 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #1

    who knows if this is true

    i wish we got the mackems in the cup

  • Tom_Toon

    Nov 30, 2008 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #2

    Why would we sell Geremi, he is a great squad player.

    We shouldn’t sell Xisco either.

    Smith, Cacapa, Edgar and Carroll can all go if we need funds.

    Oh and ‘The Sunday Express’, pah.

  • james L

    Nov 30, 2008 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #3

    agree tom toon but id actually keep smith and get rid of butt

  • valle

    Nov 30, 2008 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #4

    Ofc he wont get any money… If he got a proper backing, then what would we need a new owner for?… Thats been the whole problem with MA, he wants to use us as a cash cow.

  • dan

    Nov 30, 2008 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #5

    Who would buy Smith when he is injured till the end of January?

  • rem

    Nov 30, 2008 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #6

    wait let me geuss, a “insider” told them!!

  • rem

    Nov 30, 2008 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #7

    p.s. we wouldnt sell Xisco, why would he. only been here a season, he is young and injured. plus spainish players take longer to adapt, he has hardly played so how can we really judge him!!

  • Big Dave

    Nov 30, 2008 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #8

    Ed i love this blog and respect everything you have done, but lately it is being cramped with spyware and phishing, it even changes the pages itself one min ur reading an article and the next its opened itself on to another page this time its searching for a car for me. only proplem is i have 2 cars and a motorbike allready

  • dan

    Nov 30, 2008 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #9

    I agree that Cacapa,(finnished) Carroll and Edgar ( not good enough) can go, but who would pay for them ? Lets face it we are talking peanuts.
    Bottom line is Ashley will need to cough it up.

  • adam

    Nov 30, 2008 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #10

    kinnear should get owen , harper , butt . edgar , carroll . ameobi to sign new deal and viduka on play as you play deal then buy insua or warnock £4m , elano £4m , gallas or agger £6m frazier campbell loan
    sell xisco £4m and cacapa free

    gallas or agger
    insua or warnock
    frazier campbell
    steven taylor
    butt or guthrie

  • Pete

    Nov 30, 2008 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #11

    Why on earth would you want to keep Smith? He’s completely useless on 60k a week wages, injured and hasn’t scored a goal in the PL since nov 2005. If anyone would take him off our hands we should be grateful.

    I do agree regarding Butt though, he’s terrible. The fact that he’s now our new designated set piece taker is shocking

  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Nov 30, 2008 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #12

    everton are 1-0 up over spurs, pompey 1-0 up over blackburn

  • dingo

    Nov 30, 2008 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #13

    @ Ed… same here mate… please get rid of the unwanted spyware/phishing ads…… you should be able to genedrate enough funds though advertising based on the amount of clicks you get on here without these nasty progs.


  • dan

    Nov 30, 2008 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #14

    Big Dave- that made me laugh.

    I predict. And this is only a prediction. That Xisco will be an awesome CF in 3-4 years time.

  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Nov 30, 2008 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #15

    adam-warnock isnt a huge improvement on what we already have and i seriously doubt spurs would give us frasier campbell on loan when they also, only have him on loan!
    I cant see Gallas leaving arsenal, or Agger liverpool, when both play regularly.
    Selling Xisco would be ridiculous, he’s been here a matter of months and people are writing him off. Much like people saying we should ditch enrique after a year, its crazy. Both are under 21 internationals and are learning, to ship them off because they havent immediatly been brilliant is crazy!

  • dan

    Nov 30, 2008 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #16

    Pete- To be fair to Butt he has hit the post and the top netting from freekicks.

  • Turkish Magpie

    Nov 30, 2008 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #17

    Xisco is the new zaki!

    i still think Smith is the new Gary Speed!

    Speed was (i dont like saying it) awful in his 1st season and was so close to getting sold and then he turns out to be one of our greatest ever!

    if Smith doesn’t impress this season then he has to go, but he hasn’t really had a chance

  • ObaMartins

    Nov 30, 2008 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #18

    kinnear is doing everything asked of him by his Puppet Master “Ashley”he has No chance of getting the Newcastle Managers job long term, he is sucking up to Ashley so bad its becoming sickening to watch…He needs the boot along with the rest of ashley’s crew….and anyone of you willing to forgive Ashley and to let him back in the Club are as bad…..!!!!!!

  • waddle's mullet

    Nov 30, 2008 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #19

    once again the southern press stirring the Sh!t just for us to react and plan another protest and voila!

    A page full of daft geordies in the sunday express next week

    Don’t fall for it!!!

  • beyethegreat

    Nov 30, 2008 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #20

    @ ed

    same as dingo and big dave(though youre efforts towards this site is appreciated)

  • dingo

    Nov 30, 2008 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #21

    aye forgot to add thanks for the effort Ed…


  • scotty

    Nov 30, 2008 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #22

    We need a creative midfielder – Seb larsson – he plays central or right and can score goals in open play as well as free kicks. Buy him!!!

  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Nov 30, 2008 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #23

    some very good results for us today. Spurs have lost to Everton 1-0 so they stay level on points with us, Blackburn were beaten 3-2 by pompey so they stay 2 points behind us, we stay out the dropzone.

  • mz

    Nov 30, 2008 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #24


  • Alex

    Nov 30, 2008 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #25

    well its been not too bad a weekend for us all told , out of the drop zone with the results going for us today and rumors that the dwarfs days are numbered . JK telling us he will have transfer funds for new players in January . The express and the rest of the London press can print what they want , i for one never believe them .

  • sirjasontoon

    Nov 30, 2008 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #26

    I used to come on here after completely removing all spyware then run the cleaner again and i would have about 10/20 spywares off this blog but that was before I got macbook now i don’t get any.

    JK will have no funds I am starting to think if we might get relegated this season…a few key injuries and we could be sucked down to fizzy pop world.

  • geordie jock

    Nov 30, 2008 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #27

    Mike fat B*****d Ashley will not spend any money in January He is a tight B*****d and his company’s are all going down. If you think he will spend you are as thick as s***t. I still give 100% to Joe Kinnear but it is time you stupid B******’s started to get a life.

  • micky toon

    Nov 30, 2008 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #28

    Agreed with what has been said above. More paper bull with no substance to it whatsoever. They have just printed what some people on here and on other NUFC sites are speculating due to Ashleys lack of investment so far.

    As for the ads, do yourself a favour and download firefox browser from
    Once you’ve installed it, launch the browser and go back to that same web site and click on the add-ons button near the top of the screen.
    In the search box type add blocker pro. Follow the instructions to download this add on.
    Next search on the same page for no script. Download this add-on.
    Now you won’t get any crappy ads or iffy scripts re-directing your browsing ever again.
    I didn’t even know that ed was running adverts until someone else had the same problem in October.

  • sirjasontoon

    Nov 30, 2008 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #29

    Scotty you obviously know nothing about seb larrson..i am a geordie based in birmingham and my best mate is a blue nose and season ticket holder…he is a decent set piece taker but can not beat players on the wing…he is not what we need.

  • sirjasontoon

    Nov 30, 2008 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #30

    Firefox is meant to be good loads of mac users rate it..not long switched to mac so just use safari so far…makes microsoft look shat : )

  • workyticket

    Nov 30, 2008 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #31

    Ed, off topic again but please lose the spyware and the redirects. There’s nothing wrong with having advertising but some of the stuff you have on here is VERY dodgy, and an insult to the users of this site.

  • Nick 69

    Nov 30, 2008 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #32

    seb larsson would walk into our team no problem, hes as good in the centre as he is on the right, better then butt and guthrie, takes a tremendous free kick, scores his share of goals, which is unlike any of our current midfielders, and by the way you dont need to beat people down the wing as long as you can put the ball in the right place, a certain david beckham springs to mind when thinking of wingers who cant take people on, so yes seb larsson is what we need

  • micepie

    Nov 30, 2008 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #33

    Cacapa can go, yes, but there’s not much point letting Geremi go as he’s good back-up and a good character to have around. Also, aren’t we supposed to be adding numbers?

    And if we got offers for Xisco, or maybe Enrique (who I still think we should keep) then they probably won’t be as much as we paid.

    I don’t know…I think we should let Harper go if we get 3M. And he’s miles better than the Spurs keeper so they should be interested. Harper and Amoebi to go if we got 2.5 mil or more for Amoebi. Then Smith for 3M. That’d give us 8M or so. Keep Xisco. Only let Harps, Amoebi, Cacapa and Smith leave IF we ‘re able to sell them.

    That’s my own opinion but we might not be able to choose exactly who goes. We can have some control though but.

    I see the results have gone well for us today!

  • Chester Geordie

    Nov 30, 2008 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #34

    Just paper talk as usual,lets wait and see what happens in Jan.I hope JK gets some money has it will be intresting to see the type of player we bring in.As for players out,Smith if anyone is daft enough to buy him would be top of my wish list to go.

  • Toon Olly

    Nov 30, 2008 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #35

    ive sed it before but i think we really should keep smith. hes still got alot to give and i reckon, like barton, he may feel slightly indebted to the geordie faithful. lets see what joe can get out of him, if he doesnt live up offload him in the summer (injury-free) with more games under his belt for more money.
    in the mean time, sell harper (hate to say it) carrol, cacapa, edgar, butt (if any1 takes him, even tho he wont be sold for shite) and geremi (dont care if hes a good squad player)
    bring in, insua/riise/warnock/baines for lb, elano (amazing if we could pull it off) or ball, as city wil be clearing out in jan, and mcfadden or larsson from the brums.
    starting line up-
    beye colo bass insua
    jonas barton elano nzog
    owen martins


    beye colo bass riise
    jonas barton elano
    martins viduka

  • Toon Olly

    Nov 30, 2008 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #36


    beye colo bass warn.
    mcfad barton elano nzong
    owen martins

    the posibilities are endles haha… and thats only bringing in 3 or 4 (relatively cheap) quality players/
    wish we could somehow contact kinnear or the dwarf…

  • Ed Harrison

    Nov 30, 2008 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #37

    I’ll have a look at what’s going on with the adverts – didn’t realize they were so troublesome.

  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Nov 30, 2008 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #38

    Geordie Jock-congrats, your “comment” is the most pointless waste of time i’ve seen splashed over this blog for quite some time.

  • beyethegreat

    Nov 30, 2008 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #39


    the only problem i have is that when i come on to this site it automatically redirects me on to another

  • nightfall

    Nov 30, 2008 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #40


    did anyone watch man c – man u? he was shite

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