Signing Owen Will Help Kinnear In Transfer Market

If Michael Owen signs along the dotted line for Newcastle United this week, it will only help Joe Kinnear in his quest to bring quality player to Newcastle United in January.


Joe Kinnear – praying that Michael will sign

If Michael signs, you can be assured the news will be all over the world, and that can only help the image of our football club, and could entice new players to Newcastle United to play their football.

Most players already know Newcastle is a big club, and have the best fans around, and having a world class player as captain cannot hurt, that’s for sure.

Joe Kinnear said today:

“If he signs it will help me in everything else I’m trying to do,”  “The more top-class players you have, the more players are prepared to join. It makes it easier.“He (Ashley) wants us to get the best we can, finish in the highest position we possibly can.”

“But I’ve explained we’ll need finance to make the squad stronger. He’s said, ‘Go and identify the players you want, and I’ll answer when I find out what their prices are.”

“I wouldn’t have thought I’d be going for players who are £10m-plus but I might get away with four, five, or six million.”

“There are players in the Championship I would not be frightened to buy, I have already identified them. But not only the Championship, there are two that are on-going, who are playing abroad.”

Joe was very good in the transfer market while he was at Wimbledon, and he still has lots of contacts in the game, who seem only too happy to point out good up and coming players, now that Joe is at Newcastle.

And even Dennis Wise, who is not particularly well liked at Newcastle seems to be doing a better job than most of us thought, with the signing of Bassong, Coloccini, Gutierrez and 15 year old Aaron Spear in the summer, though exactly who was specifically responsible for singing some of them is still up in the air.

Joe has identified a number of players, some of which are in the Championship, and quite honestly if we can get five good players in during January, and even if a couple are youngsters who will be in the first team squad, that would be terrific. We could also unload a few fringe players to help with the wage bill.

We’ve already seen what youngsters like Bassong and Guthrie can do, and another round of transfers like we did in the summer would make our squad even stronger.

Then is the summer two or three additional top players, and we’ll be ready to rock and roll next season.

And of course Mike thinks we’ll be in Europe next season, so he will hopefully be willing to fund some new players in the summer, if he is still at the club at that time.

Comments welcome.

22 comments so far

  • keith

    Dec 19, 2008 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #1

    I also think we will be in europe next season for some reason, i dunno why that is but i just have this feeling


    Dec 19, 2008 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #2




  • Tom from Aus

    Dec 19, 2008 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #3

    Well, signing owen is what joe needs to focus on at the moment, that and winning games. When the transfer window comes into play we need to get a LB, baines and players in the CM.

    Just a comment but endo from gamba osaca looked dangerous against Man U. Peoples thoughts??????

  • Ageordiedoonsooth

    Dec 19, 2008 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #4

    Keith You should stop having those feelings you’ll go blind

  • ginkoh

    Dec 19, 2008 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #5

    When we won, everyone talk about Europe bur when we lose, we stuck on relegation immediately. Ha Ha.

    But however I hope we can make this season something to remember. I hope so.

  • keith

    Dec 19, 2008 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #6

    Ageordiedoonsooth very true , but in saying that my staff party was last night and i was hammered and still hammered now and back in work so anything that gets me through today!

  • seetow

    Dec 19, 2008 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #7

    stop saying guthrie was dennis wise’s find, he was definitely kk’s find because kk identified him early.

  • Whumpie

    Dec 19, 2008 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #8

    ginkoh – so true. We are muppets sometimes, but apparently Magvirus is still incurable, so let’s keep up the optimism, eh.

    We could go top half on Sunday. Not great, I know – but sufficient excuse for celebration in my book.

  • AO

    Dec 19, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #9

    If owen signs it shows a lack of ambition on his part and all he is after is a big paycheck.

    I hardly think owen signing will be worldwide news. He doesnt even make the england team ahead of players like defoe and heskey so cant be considered a world renowned player anymore.

  • LooneyToon

    Dec 19, 2008 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #10


    lol….thats a funny comment me owld mucker

    Get back to your job at the Mail and stop entertaining yourself on here…

  • AO

    Dec 19, 2008 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #11

    funny but true!

  • LooneyToon

    Dec 19, 2008 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #12

    Well your entitled to your opinion fella….

    I am of the opinion that by the end of the season, Mr Owen will have signed for our beloved NUFC, will have notched 20 goals and will be back in the England squad….

    Funny and by May will be true 😉

  • Guinea Mag

    Dec 19, 2008 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #13

    Yep; Owen signing this contract will be great for Newcastle and our future; also for Michael as financially it’s a super package in todays economic crisis.

    If (when) he signs, we need to build on this by buying several quality central midfield players and some squad players as the squad is paper thin!

    Hoping MA releases funding in January to improve the squad……

  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 19, 2008 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #14

    seetow – You are just assuming that because Guthrie is English.

    Just lets sign Mehmet Topal and we wont be disappointed.

  • Cyprus-Toon

    Dec 19, 2008 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #15

    My only concern with Owen signing his new contract is that any other players coming in will have read about how much he gets & want the same or won’t sign, so it’s catch 22 I’m afraid!!

    As for playing in Europe next season, you’re having a laugh aren’t you, we’re 1 point above the bottom 3 with some tough games ahead, so unless we win against the Spurts & Pool in the next 3 games, I’d give that idea up for this season at least… 🙁

  • Ben

    Dec 19, 2008 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #16

    Ao – If owen wanted the money surely he wouldn’t sign for us and wait for a team higher up the table to come in and buy him for next to nothing or for free who would be willing to pay his high wages. I’d also be more confident in owen winning his place back with good club form than Darren Bent getting into the team, let’s just see when the serious games come along whether it’s bent or owen

  • rooks

    Dec 19, 2008 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #17

    any ideas who these championship / foreign players might be ??

  • The Entertainers

    Dec 19, 2008 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #18

    Signing Owen is huge.

    If he was on the open market, i dont think we would get a sniff of him

  • chuck

    Dec 19, 2008 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #19

    What about Appiah and Sissoko, two players who would bring some energy and skills to the midfield, one I believe a free agent, the other should be available @ an affordable price.
    Combine either with McGeady in midfield and we have a decent team with a good bench.

  • AO

    Dec 19, 2008 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #20

    ben- he wont sign.

  • Sav

    Dec 20, 2008 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #21

    Like several others on here, I reckon we could do worse than blow a hole in FatAsh’s budget with a bid for Kevin Doyle. and let Viduka go (wages) and sell Smith if we were to get him.
    Somehow he seems just too professional, hard working, intelligent and above all clean-cut to fit in as a Toon player. These days we seem to specialise in Kelly’s Heroes-type misfits, ex-cons, sociopaths and oddballs. The others seem to find their way out the door like Milner. Watch out for Bassong making for the exit eventually.

  • hisnameisjonas

    Dec 20, 2008 at 3:26 AM

    Comment #22

    AO // Dec 19, 2008 at 11:32

    If owen signs it shows a lack of ambition on his part and all he is after is a big paycheck.

    that’s true, but you forgot to metion if he signs for tottenham


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