Kinnear Will Give Youngsters Their Chance at Newcastle


Joe Kinnear has challenged the Newcastle United youngsters to seize their chance in the midst of the club’s mounting injury problems troubles – just like he did when he was offered the interim manger position at NewcastlUnited, and took it after thinking about it for less than a second – and without even asking what the wages would be.

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Kazenga LuaLua – could get chance in midfield

In fact there’s a good littel clip on Sky Sports, which shows Joe talking about the chance he was offered at Newcastle – and he says something like  – “manage a fantastic football club like Newcastle, I jumped at the chance.”

So we all know that Joe is both honored and delighted to be at Newcastle, and that has to filter down to his players, who have shown in almost every game that they will fight for the Newcastle cause.

Even the disaster against Liverpool, wasn’t through any lack of spirit or effort, we were just nowhere near good enough – which is another problem we need to solve.

Andy Carroll, David Edgar and Kazenga LuaLua have all been thrust into the first-team picture in recent weeks, and it’s up to them to take their chance when it’s offered, because if they don’t they will not make it at the club.

Indeed the way Sebastien Bassong took the opportunities when they offered are a good role model for the others.

We thought Andy Carroll did well on Saturday and the 6ft 3ins striker led the line in typically powerful fashion and he showed he has the makings of an excellent hold up man, as his flick-ons and hold-up play paved the way for several early offensives. He was great in the first half but sdisappered a bit in the second.

And Joe will give the youngstyer s their chance – through necessity – as his squad is being decimated by injures – we have 9 injuries right now to first team players at the club.

Joe said today:

“It’s a chance for some of the younger players to come in and it’s a great opportunity for them,” “You have to take these chances in football – just as I did when really when the Newcastle job came up.”“I’ll be telling the young lads that and it’s up to them to do the rest.” “Andy Carroll has done very well in the Reserves this season and we’re hoping he makes the step up, he’s certainly got ability.”

“LuaLua is another young player who has caught the eye for the Juniors and Reserves.” “The way things are with injuries these lads are going to be involved so we hope they make the most of it.”

Whenever Kazenha LuaLua has played in the first team he’s looked more than a decent player and since he’s just 18 years old, he could do well at Newcastle too.

And then of course we have a bevvy of other youngster like Hungarian Tamas Kadar,  Ben Tozer, Nile Ranger, Fraser Forsater, Tim Krul  and others who are coming through nicely for the Reserves and the Youth team, with Tim currently out on loan at Carlisle.

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80 comments so far

  • Tom

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #1

    Carroll was not that good really at the weekend, but the youth players NEED to be given the chance to gain some experience. Kadar, Ranger, Lualua, Godsmark etc should be given their chance.

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  • toonfan1

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #2

    Xisco won’t be leaving this transfer window cuz he’s already played for Depor and Newcastle. He can’t play for another team 🙁 Looks like we will be keeping him. From the Chronicle and the Shields Gazette.

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  • TooKing

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #3

    Good words JK, now stick to it.

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  • TooKing

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #4

    Good news on Xisco too then.

    He’s a U-21 international and the Depor fans all really rated him and were gutted when he left, he needs to be given a chance.

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  • StevieA

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #5

    What about Nile Ranger? That lads is a natural goal scorer if I have ever seen one. You can just tell the way he has great composure and how well and true he strikes the ball, it’s all too easy for him.

    Give him a chance!

    Good to see the youngsters are being considered. Hopefully that means Kadar, Lua Lua, Ranger, Godsmark, Donaldson and co get a chance in the near future. Who knows we might not need to buy anyone if Lua Lua and Godsmark can make the step up.

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  • tyneside tommo

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #6

    JFK is only giving the youngsters a chance cos he knows fine well he’s got sod all chance of bringing any player of note to the club before the end of the transfer windows.

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  • HAMMY14

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #7

    i also would like to see Nile Ranger have a go also i want to see more of Lua Lua and possibly Jonny Godsmark aswell we always have a good youth team structure and these lads can only get better

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  • Little Richard Keep On Knockin’ Lyrics

    Keep a knockin’ but you can’t come in
    Keep a knockin’ but you can’t come in
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    Come back tomorrow night and try it again.

    Keep a knockin’ but you can’t come in
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    come back tomorrow night and try it again
    You said you love me and you can’t come in
    You said you love me and you can’t come in
    You said you love me and you can’t come in
    Come back tomorrow night and try it again

    Keep a knockin’ but you can’t come in
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    Come back tomorrow night and try it again
    You said you love me and you can’t come in
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    yawn yawn yawn…spin spin spin…sttrrreetchhhh zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  • There will be no senior player investment of any relevance so JK won’t have any choice in the matter.

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  • tino97

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #10

    It sounds like JK is getting his excuses ready for failing to get anyone in the transfer window. Come Feb 2nd, he’ll be saying we didn’t need any players in the window as the youngsters are ready to step up!

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  • Kevin Nichol

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #11

    F@ck Me….!!!!!!!

    Now we cant even get rid of Misco!!!!!!!!!

    Good news?????? Toonking…..i whole heartedly disagree….!!!!! Thats the kindest way i can put it! He is f@cking useless! Has been useless on every apprearance for us (all be it in a limited # of games)…it is in training with the first team where his ability really does NOT shine through!

    I know for a FACT he is not rated by any of the coaching staff at first team/reserve team level! His first touch is awful, he lacks pace, any sort of agression or killer instinct and is homesick (which may be why he has turned out to be such a bad buy for us)!!!!

    How do i know this????? Well i know this is all TRUE for a fact because; a current first team member of the squad who is generally a reserve team player is the cousin of my close friend!

    No one can grasp why we bought him!!!! I also know for a fact that he has been touted about be little Dennis who really should have done his job better and looked into fifa regulations before wasting his time!!!!

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  • Almost a week into the window…hmmmm listen to the tumbleweed.

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  • Ian

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #13

    Why didnt they do it BEFORE the transfer window to see the quality of players they already had, thick as pig sh*t they are.

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  • Murphy

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #14

    Yeah – that’s the way i thought it would pan! Joe can’t get any loan signings, mike wont supply any cash, dennis wise is touting players that can’t move till the end of the seaon and Joe comes out and says it’s time for youngsters to step up!!! the club makes me laugh.

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  • k k forever

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #15

    WE CANT GET RID OV XSICO BUT WE WILL GET RID OV GIVEN ZOG AND ANY ONE ELSE THE FAT BSTARD CAN GET CASH FOR

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  • He had the opportunity to play kids at Hull..cos be honest we can not afford the distraction of the FA cup in our present state.

    No instead we field our best team against a Hull B Team and still couldn’t win…resulting in another meaningless replay match…stoopid.

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  • AO

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #17

    sirjasontoon- always wingeing. Your the worst type of supporter there is. I bet you only started supporting them 13 years ago when you thought they would win the league.

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  • AO-FO
    : )

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  • Ian

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #19

    Well I hope Joe hangs on takes their wages and puts up with their crap, Joe has been stuffed the same way Sam and KK were.

    I cant see any players wanting to stay beyond next Summer, which footballers with any chance of decent careers would want to stay at a club which would be happy just to scrape in to the premiership and never win anything? Any premiership player with the remotest intelligence would want to be away from the relegation zone to at least remain a premiership player, otherwise they could be unemployed.

    This is bad news yet again.

    I will wait until the end of the window but cannot see anything useful happening.

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  • AO-Again wrong.
    Try Born and Bred Geordie,34 years to be exact.
    So like I said F.O Lonely Boy.

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  • NotAGhostToon

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #21

    At the moment i would like to see this midfield tbh:

    Gutierrez-N’zogbia-Guthrie/Butt-Lualua

    I think that has a lot about it, and people may say there’s not enough defensive bite, but gutierrez provides plenty of defensive support as does guthrie, both tracking back, n’zogbia can use his experience at left back. At the same time all can attack rather well!

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  • AO

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #22

    sirjason-34 and yet the mental age of a 14 yearold. The fact that you are 34 is hilarious considering the childish comments you come out with.

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  • A.O you never told us you had yopur own blog buddy:

    http://www.freewebs.com/tottenhamandgay/

    Fair Play Jockey.

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  • AO

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #24

    notaghost- that is possibly one of the first premiership midfiels i have ever seen. compare that to bentley, modric, jenas, lennon or

    dos santos, zokora, hiddlestone, bale and i think you would have to admit you are crying out for midfielders

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  • lesh

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #25

    Joe’s words: ….. “manage a fantastic football club like Newcastle, I jumped at the chance.”

    Wonder if he still thinks it’s a fanatastic club?

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  • AO

    Jan 6, 2009 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #26

    sairjasontoon- haha. 34 years old and you have resulted to calling me gay. haha. brilliant. Are you that thick that you dont remember this is the 3rd time you have posted that link. Did you attend a special needs school by any chance?

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 6, 2009 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #27

    AO – your a prat and a mong!

    Anyway we still beat you 2 – 1 at our last encounter. Oooh even with your million ££ signings at that time and our crocked and ageing wantaway team we fu*cked in the dying minutes, sorry seconds. That I recall shut all the stupid spud crowd silent. Priceless.

    Will do it again later this year too!

    Good luck against Man U by the way in the cup. They will make a mockery out your team and new signings!!

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  • A.O you must crave male attention so I just put two and two together.

    I just fail to see what satisfaction you gain from being on here as you are clearly disliked by the majority due to the fact you are a complete tosser.

    As Newcastle fans we love a bit of banter but you mate are just a complete joke.

    Can you please answer my question:

    What satisfaction do you get being on this blog?

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 6, 2009 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #29

    Oh yeah – point – Dont talk the talk Kinnear – walk the walk to and use what you got!

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  • AO

    Jan 6, 2009 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #30

    toon graeme- I love how you all bleat about the league win but forget about the cup game even though we outplayed you in the league game aswell. If that one game is all you can crow about then fair play. I am pleased beating spurs is the be all and end all of your season.

    Mongs a bit harsh!

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  • Let’s get 1 thing straight as well A.O.

    No geordies give a damn about spurs so there is just no logic in being here.

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  • NotAGhostToon

    Jan 6, 2009 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #32

    I guess you meant to say worst?
    I do admit we are crying out for midfielders, don’t get me wrong that could be improved on, but if I look at either of spurs midfields, there is a lot of quality, but there is no bite or strength. I do not believe that the midfield i put up would be bad, because it has the right mix of skill and bite, n’zogbia and lualua being creative and gutierrez and guthrie being hard working good passers. If you can justify why your saying that i’m happy to listen, but you can’t just throw me your biased spurs view that their better. Again not starting an argument just an educated debate thanks AO

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  • TTID

    Jan 6, 2009 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #33

    AO
    Zokora and Hiddlestone….ha ha ha lmfao!!

    You are a tool, normally happens when you have 10 dads!! ha ha ha ha

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  • Darling27

    Jan 6, 2009 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #34

    I think it’s about time Lua Lua got a run in the side. Now Butt is out suspended for the west Ham Game i’d play him along side Guthrie in midfield.

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 6, 2009 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #35

    Sir Jason Toon –

    I back you on that one sir. What a numpty. We still bagged 3 points from the tw*ts team didnt we.

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  • Running out of steam again A.O.
    Best go down camden and get some sausage you lonely little jockey…haha

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 6, 2009 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #37

    AO – how about the last 4 – 1 victory then – plum!

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  • Tit.

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  • BT9MAG

    Jan 6, 2009 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #39

    AO – Fair play to you, you came on here (as you said you would should you lose) and were magnanimous…But I wouldn’t say you outplayed us – it was a game of two halves, we controlled the first, you controlled the 2nd, the fact that our 2nd goal came against the run of play just made it look like an unfair victory!

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  • AO

    Jan 6, 2009 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #40

    sirjasontoon- I must have missed your attempts at banter. Is calling someone gay banter? No its the sort of thing a silly teenager would do. But as i have already pointed out you are not all there. Are you craving male attention by being on here? You really are a fool!

    Witnessing the posts of a 34 year old who writes and has the humour of a 14 year old is enough to warrant coming on here. I enjoy laughing at you more than anyone else including tom transfer target toon.

    I still cant get over you being 34. Do you have those all in one pyjamas with the buttons on the back flap so you dont need to get undressed in the middle of the night when you fear you are going to wet the bed. I bet you have a comfort blanket aswell. haha.

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