Joe Kinnear Has January Transfer Funds – Official

Newcastle United boss Joe Kinnear today has said that it is just not true that he must sell before he can buy in January.

Joe Kinnear – yes! I’ve got funds available in January!

Well, we assume Joe knows what he’s talking about even through the Sunday Express on Sunday said while that’s what Joe was saying, their information was that no money would be made available.

We assume the Sunday Express report is nonsense.

Transfer funds being made available is very good news for Newcastle supporters and Joe Kinnear, and even the players, who themselves want to see the squad strengthened in January.

Kinnear has already discussed next month’s transfer business with owner Mike Ashley – and he says there is no pressure to sell from the club’s Board.

Kinnear told the Sunderland Echo this morning that selling before he can buy is just not true:

“It’s not definitely the case.” “The only reason I’d move players out is if they wouldn’t be regulars in the first team. “

“In any case, I wouldn’t be thinking of moving anybody out until I got players in because of the injury situation we’ve got at the moment.”

“We’ve got quite a few players who are long-term injuries, so I definitely need to go out and get new faces in the next transfer window, and that’s what I intend to do.”

It certainly seems that Joe has a good relationship with Mike Ashley, as he does seem to have got Mike to dig into his pockets, which has to be very good for our club, and that’s the most important thing that matters, after all.

It promises to be an exciting January for Newcastle fans, and that makes a nice change from the atmosphere of the last three months at the club.

Howay The Lads!

Comments welcome.

108 comments so far

  • SP Toon

    Dec 2, 2008 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #1


  • ToonTex

    Dec 2, 2008 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #2

    Someone who can dribble, pass and score from midfield please! And a left-back to mirror the things that Beye does! And someone like Guthrie, but much much better to replace Butt.

  • StevieA

    Dec 2, 2008 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #3

    Surprise surprise. I think we all seen this coming!

    The press are trying to stir things again, I am glad I stopped buying that tosh years ago. Waste of paper, wouldn’t wipe my backside on the rags!

    Good to hear we have funds available, as I say we have TRIED to spend money but deals just didn’t come off that’s all. We could have had Modric, Woodgate, Aimar etc but we just couldn’t attract them END OF.

    So to say Ashley isn’t trying to bring in players is pretty ridiculous.

  • wayneo009

    Dec 2, 2008 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #4

    StevieA its not that we could’t attract the players ….we did not want to pay the wages !!!!

  • rooks

    Dec 2, 2008 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #5

    official ??
    hardly, lets wait & see

  • derekm

    Dec 2, 2008 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #6

    It’s about time ashley actually thought about making peace with the fans – just release a statement saying that for obvious reasons it has been impossible to find a suitable buyer and let’s begin the building he should have started over a year ago. Kinnear has shown he can stabilise the players, tighten the defence and he surely can spot a decent player with his time in the game. I for one took note of joe’s comment about how supporters would question keegan’s reasons for running when it eventually comes out, and I also still believe it is better to have a british based owner than foreign. Ashley has made mistakes, along with many many other football chairmen in the past – but it’s not impossible to bury this hatchet if the lines of communication are opened.

  • Phillipe Alberrrrrrt!!!

    Dec 2, 2008 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #7

    I seem to have read this all somewhere before hmmmmmmmm

  • bowburnmag

    Dec 2, 2008 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #8

    I’ll believe it when he’s spent it.

  • Dillon

    Dec 2, 2008 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #9

    official my arse

  • craig chisholm

    Dec 2, 2008 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #10

    this is the same shit keegan was saying before the last window. i think its gonna be no different this time round either. ashley is a liar and can not be trusted, the man has zero crediability anymore. one thing is correct though, its gonna be very interesting in jan – for all the wrong reasons.

  • Big Si

    Dec 2, 2008 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #11

    proof of the pudding an all that ……

    Ashley OOOT !!!

  • Nick 69

    Dec 2, 2008 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #12

    Ed- this article is bollox, ther is absolutely nothing official in it, and joe kinnear doesnt even say in those quotes that there is funds available, he says ‘its not definitely the case’ that he will have to sell, it doesnt say ‘its definitely not the case’ that he will have to sell, so imo what it says is that he doesnt really know wether he will ahve to sell or he will be given funds, but to state from those quotes that its officail we have money is ridiculous

  • Toon Graeme

    Dec 2, 2008 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #13

    We will just have to sit back and wait and read loads of bulls locks about who we are linked with.

  • Xisco Stu

    Dec 2, 2008 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #14

    We’ve heard this all before. There was a repeat of the ‘irons in the fire’ talk again recently.

    Yet again we’ll just have to wait and see (as we’re unlikely to get any other info beforehand).

  • keith

    Dec 2, 2008 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #15

    i have to admit i would take that as jfk has money to spend, and why would he not? why would he keep coming out and say he has money to get players in if he hasnt?

  • John

    Dec 2, 2008 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #16

    Joe Kinnear’s statement reads ” It’s not definitely the case” which is a million miles away from ” It’s definitely not the case”

  • Whumpie

    Dec 2, 2008 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #17

    Let’s not forget that Ashley’s company is worth over half a billion less than it was six months ago. Given that he’s gone from billionnaire status to being worth just a couple of hundred mil, I don’t think we can assume he’ll have another £20m to throw around.

    That said, he also knows that £20m on the right players could put £50m on the value of the club by the end of the season, so who knows?

  • Whumpie

    Dec 2, 2008 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #18

    Good spot, John. I’d missed that, and I think Ed did too.

    Damn. Totally different meaning.

  • AO

    Dec 2, 2008 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #19

    Poor old joe could have 50 million burning a hole in his pocket but he would still fail to attract any top players to the club. Ashley wont pay the wages, kinnear isnt a top manager the footballers want to play for and who would want to get involved in a relegation scrap anyway?

    I am afraid it will be players from the championship and unheard of average players from abroad. Contrast this with the amount of money Roy Keane will get and you can see why newcastle are the poor relations in the north east.

  • toonoholic

    Dec 2, 2008 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #20

    this is deja vu ! dint kk give the same official confirmation ?

  • keith

    Dec 2, 2008 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #21

    ao your still not bitter joe turned down spurs in the mid 90s are you?

  • Nick 69

    Dec 2, 2008 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #22

    john- exactly my point mate, its nowhere near the same and him saying its not definitely the case, means he doesnt really know wether it is the case or not, as far as my memory serves me JK has never came out and said hes has money available, iv heard him say, if i find a suitable player i HOPE MA will make funds available to sign him. IMO he may fund one signing for 2-3mill and the rest will be loans or funds from players sold. if ashley turns round and says hes gonna give it another shot(although i would still hate to see that, but nothing i can do about it) then really he shud b investing the 20mil promised along with 12mil he pocketed from milner

  • bowburnmag

    Dec 2, 2008 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #23

    Aye, canny spot John. Which implies if he doesn’t ship people out then it’s loans, loans, loans. Loans will rule the transfer market for a while in my opinion.

  • Nick 69

    Dec 2, 2008 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #24

    AO- average players from abroad, bit like the ones you signed in the summer for stupid money, modric flop of the season in the prem so far, pavlyuchenko and dos santos not far behind

  • Whumpie

    Dec 2, 2008 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #25

    Disagree, AO. We are still a big brand, especially abroad. We’ve seen that the likes of Colloccini can be brought in, which no doubt involved big wages and something about the club that is still exciting to the player.

    And let’s not forget that we’re only 8 points short of a European place, and have lost once in six games. A player wanting a big stage to prove himself on and who is perhaps not getting the starts where he is currently, could do a lot worse than get in front of the cameras at SJP.

  • Whumpie

    Dec 2, 2008 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #26

    Nice one, Nick.

  • AO

    Dec 2, 2008 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #27

    nick69-stupid comment really. Modric was quality under redknapp until he got injured. And pav has been scoring when he plays.Good goal against newcastle to knock you out of the cup.(we will be in the semis again by the way after tomorrow) Dos santos hasnt played under harry yet due to injury.

    I sense a lot of jealousy but i can understand this due to your star signing being guthrie

    Keith- you made a cock of yourself the other day and you have come up trumps today aswell. Kinnear has never been offered the spurs job. Its to big for him. Thats why he is bitter.

  • Micky Toon

    Dec 2, 2008 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #28

    AO – I actually hope you are right. I would love to see some Championship players at NUFC, better than paying over the odds for players that don’t perform week in weekout.*ahem* Modric *cough* Bently *cough*

    Players from championship to NUFC please –

    From Wolves
    Kightly (MF)
    Ebankes Blake (CF)
    Steerman (CB)
    Vokes (CF)
    Mancienne (cheating I know) (CF or LB can’t remember)

    From Birmingham

    Jaidi (CB)
    Mc Sheffrey (MF)
    Ridgewell (LB orRB?)

    From Reading

    Kalifa Cissé (MF)(no not that Cisse, it’s someone else)
    Stephen Hunt. (MF)

    That’s the top three done, I can’t be bothered to go through the rest of the league, but if we got all or any of those I’d be happy.
    We could probably do without all of the forwards I’ve mentioned, but I would want to get rid of Viduka and replace him with Ebankes Blake.
    Also some more “unknown” foreigners like Bassong, Jonas and Colo wouldn’t go amiss either.

    Anyway all speculation as we will have to just wait and see just as we did in the summer.

    Chin up- At least we aren’t Sunderland ot Spurs. Just imagine being a supporter of a team that is in the crapper and their club is being ran to the best of their abilities. At least our club is a shower of sheet and that’s why we are in this mess.

  • rem

    Dec 2, 2008 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #29

    wayneo009 –

    That is most likly more media rubbish. do u believe the sun?

  • Chris

    Dec 2, 2008 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #30

    AO – I always chuckle to myself when I speak to Spurs fans like yourselves. They have a chip on their shoulder against Newcastle ever since the likes of Scott Parker turned you down for us. It ignites the ‘our team is bigger than yours’ debate. For a club that ‘isnt that big’ we sure get alot of attention dont we? So much so that you have to come on here on your lunch break.

  • AO

    Dec 2, 2008 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #31

    wayne0009- you offered better wages for modric than spurs. He must have joined us cos we are a smaller team thats going nowhere fast.

  • Nick 69

    Dec 2, 2008 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #32

    ao- definitely not jealous of spurs signings, 15m for modric, 16mil for bentley, OR 3mil for Jonas who has put them both to shame this season, as has guthrie so far who was only 2mil, so if you ask me who id rather have, guthrie and jonas for 5mil or modric and bentley for over 30mil then id take our 2 anyday of the week

  • Whumpie

    Dec 2, 2008 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #33

    Ok, getting back to it and ignoring AO’s usual sh*te stirring…

    I don’t know which way this will go. It doesn’t sound like JFK is any more likely to get spending power (funds or choice) than KK did. On the other hand, Ashley must know that he’ll only get his dosh back on the club if we get a decent finish this season. Which must be painful now that £20m is a big chunk of his net worth.

    I spose we’ll know in a month or so. Until then we’ll have to put up with a few hundred more daft tabloid fabrications linking us to players who stand more chance of becoming pope than playing at SJP.

    All I ask is that Ed makes his headlines and stories reflect the fact that these stories are always utter turbot dung.

  • AO

    Dec 2, 2008 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #34

    Chris there is no debate when arguing who is the bigger more successful team. Obviously we are both biased but every fan in the country will tell you spurs are the biggest. |We have signed your best players over the years such as gazza,waddle and ginola and i think i am right in saying we have won a trophy every decade sine 1900.You havent won a thing since i was born. So please tell me why newcastle are a big club. And dont say loyal fans because when you were in div 1 you were averaging 15 thousand a week. Oh and we will have a bigger stadium than you in 2011 , even though size of stadia means nothing in my eyes.

    over to you.

  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Dec 2, 2008 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #35

    AO-why would you call guthrie our star signing over bassong or Gutierrez? you’re just claiming guthrie was our star signing to make us look pathetic, which in itself is quite childish, as he has played well for us thus far.

  • AO

    Dec 2, 2008 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #36

    nick69- if you would rather have guthrie and jonas over modric and bentley you obviously know nowt about football.

  • keith

    Dec 2, 2008 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #37

    yes he was back before george gramham took over, when did i make a cock out of myself the other day?

  • ObaFan2

    Dec 2, 2008 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #38

    Been through 2 depressing transfer windows laiden with false promises and I ain’t gettin excited about another one.

    JFK seems to believe what he says but that doesn’t neccesarily mean it’s the truth.

  • Nick 69

    Dec 2, 2008 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #39

    AO – how many times you played in champions league? when was the last time you mounted a serious title challenge? when was the last time you were in the top 4? you say every year that uz r gonna break the top 4 then fail miserably, whilst we go to matches singing that we’re gonna win f*ck all again, yet you call us deluded!!! so how does that one work then??

  • Nick 69

    Dec 2, 2008 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #40

    ao – if you would rather pay 16mil for bentley than 3 mil for jonas then you know nowt about football, modric cant hack it in the prem simple as that


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