Kinnear – We Need Newcastle Fans More Than Ever

Joe Kinnear has a difficult month ahead of him, as he must get the team winning again, even though we are again decimated with injuries, and he must also somehow strengthen the squad, and Joe has hardly been handed a strong hand to play by owner Mike Ashley.


Joe Kinnear and Chris Hughton – lots of work to do this month

Ahead of our first league game of the year on Saturday Joe sent a rallying message to the Newcastle faithful:

“We need you more than ever!”

We are again ravaged by injury and we don’t know who will be partnering Geremi in midfield, in the absence of Nicky Butt, who is suspended for one game>

21 year-old Danny Guthrie, who’s been in good form for us this season, is struggling to be fit from the flu bug.

Joe continued:

“We need the fans more than ever on Saturday,” “They were fantastic again at Hull.”

“Once they get behind the team it urges us on.” “It’s the 12th man and they have been fantastic since I arrived.”

“I’m disappointed for them after the recent league results because I know the buck stops with me.”

“I’m doing the best I possibly can this end but they make a massive difference to us all.”

“I’m pleased to say for them that I think I’m getting the best out of the players available but it’s unfortunate that we’re riddled with injuries to key players.”

“There’s nothing I would love more than to bring success for them because I think they deserve it.”

That’s one thing that Joe has shown since he came to the club – he’s getting the very best out of what he has. And that after all, is the measure of a coach.

Joe never had top players at Wimbledon, but he still had Wimbledon performing well in the Premier League in the 1990s, so if got some more than decent players at Newcastle, we wonder just how successful he could become.

Joe will need to do well through the end of the season to hold onto his job past the summer, and after everything that’s happened since August, a top 10 finish would be very good indeed.

Comments welcome.

70 comments so far

  • Partizan

    Jan 8, 2009 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #1

    We need new players more than ever should be title of this topic.

  • The Entertainers

    Jan 8, 2009 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #2

    I’m not one for getting the bed sheets out and always try to remain positive (been really hard this season)

    However Joe, while i and the majoirty of fans will give the team the support they want.


  • Xisco Stu

    Jan 8, 2009 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #3

    We need an 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th man first.

  • RamyNUFC

    Jan 8, 2009 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #4

    At least some good news

    From Sky Sports – While Hughes remains optimistic that he will be able to bolster his squad in the coming weeks, he did dismiss speculation linking City with a move for Newcastle goalkeeper Shay Given.

    “No, I don’t think there has been an offer for Shay Given,” he said.

  • jordi

    Jan 8, 2009 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #5

    Is he just preparing us for more transfer window disappointment?

    I’m already disappointed with it, doesn’t mean I’ll stop supporting the team as best I can…

    Spend more time ‘talking’ to the players Joe and get them motivated, less time mouthing off meaningless platitudes to the fans.

  • RamyNUFC

    Jan 8, 2009 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #6

    The Entertainers

    Well said.

  • Nick

    Jan 8, 2009 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #7

    We need a good (footballing) manager more than ever

  • TROJAN 69

    Jan 8, 2009 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #8

    who,s he kidding he has had nothing but support since he came,this is just getting beyond a joke now.
    is this rallying cry more crap to steer us away from what,s happening.

  • craig chisholm

    Jan 8, 2009 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #9

    we need a new owner, new manager, new chairman, some players that dont want to leave, some investment and a few prayers answered – MORE THAN EVER too Joe – its time the club supports its fans the way its fans support the club. nufc is nothing without the toon army.

  • The Fans will be leaving in droves at this rate.
    Fans are wising up now to the spin and deceit constantly spouted from the club.

    The football being served up since Mike took over has been shocking and until real investment is made nothing will change.

    I reckon the Hull game will attract 20,000 max even with slashed prices..people are now voting with their feet as fans voices are being ignored.

  • The Ghost of 51times (RIP 2008 - 2008)

    Jan 8, 2009 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #11

    One day I’ll take a bedsheet to the match with “ – This is for you Toon Chicken!” on it.

  • The Entertainers

    Jan 8, 2009 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #12

    We should have had players lined up on the 1st of Jan’ we didnt and scraped a draw against Hull’s reserves (a game their manager didnt care about).

    A week later, a really important relegation game coming up and yet more injuries, do we have new players…? NO!

    The weekend is coming up and there is usually little transfer activity during that period and then we have the reply against Hull again. In my opinion our biggest game of this terrible season.

    With the very realistic possibilty of still no new players and new injuries from the Hammers game!!!

    The natives are restless Joe and Mike.

    The club from the outside appears not to be running smoothly or correctly.

  • Ross

    Jan 8, 2009 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #13

    I’ll tell you what i’m more worried about, the mackems on the first of Feb. If injuries keep going the way they are, and we have a terrible Jan window morale will be low to say the least. We’ll then be thrown straight into a game with the scum, which we must win. there’s just no choice, we cant lose it, draw it, we MUST win that one.


    Jan 8, 2009 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #14

    Yea anyhoo

    Howay the Lads

  • HAMMY14

    Jan 8, 2009 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #15

    Since Smith was at Leeds banging the goals in along with viduka i wanted them both at the toon but now they are look at them both they are knackered. You cant knock Smiths work ethic and commitment if that transform into goals then he be perfect for us but as Ed says he isnt worth what we paid for him r paying him in wages.

    If he is that commited to the cuase then take a reduction but i dont see that happing. So Middlesbourgh come in for him i would take their offer but i have snaeaky suspison when he leaves for which ever team he will start scorin again esp against us.

    As for Mido coming to the Toon is the biggest laugh ive seen yet he wont come to us for abuise he got from us we have more chance of him dowing a few pints of Brown ale than him playing for us.

    As for JK we must stick by him until the end of the season and judge him then , personally he is good for end of the season but then we need to get a better manager but at the same time the top level do need to sort them selves out. I really do hope Chris Mort does come back and we get shot of Llambias as if these changes dont happen we will be relegated of not this season then i hazard a guess of within the next 3 which is very very worrying.


    Jan 8, 2009 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #16

    We must stop this pathetic sacking managers every few months its getting us nowhere-Fast.

    Stick or bust.

  • AO

    Jan 8, 2009 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #17

    This is the most negative blog on earth during the transfer window! Only man city and spurs have made major signings so far. I wouldnt get to downbeat with only 7 days of the window gone. Lots of teams down the bottom will spend money but they wwill also lose there best players(portsmouth, west ham, wigan) so you may still avoid relegation if you can at least keep what touve got.


    Jan 8, 2009 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #18

    has Nick Cotton & a few manc fans showed you the way forward ao?
    About time.

  • sweendog

    Jan 8, 2009 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #19

    Partizan .. agreed .. we need the owner to invest more than ever .. WHY?
    Cause more than ever he hasn’t invested .. tight wad..
    As for positive 40 points on the board and I’ll be happy .. then if MA still hasn’t invested its bedsheets and banners time ..

  • Partizan

    Jan 8, 2009 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #20

    AO……Too bad i don’t know you personally.
    I would have made a bet….1000 pounds that we’re gonna finish higher than you this season.
    No matter of the income from this transfer window.

  • Ross

    Jan 8, 2009 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #21

    AO-i think its more the fact we’re being heavily linked with players like Barry Ferguson thats the problem. Fair enough its only paper dross but who knows whether they’ve got it right or not. It’s more just the fact stories like that wont go away and its putting a negative attitude on it all. Thats what the papers want and it shouldnt happen, but there hasnt been much good coming out the club recently!

  • Steve

    Jan 8, 2009 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #22

    AO – I wouldnt brag about re-signing a player for almost twice what you sold him for and then having to double his original wages.
    Great piece of business 🙂

    Reckon toon will have to make do with what they already have, some of the names being linked are pathetic, mido, ferguson to name just two – I really can’t see how they can improve the team.

    Lets try and bring the kids on

  • geordie jock

    Jan 8, 2009 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #23

    You have always got the fans. When is the club going to give US the support WE need. Instead of keep asking for our support Kinnear should be asking Fat B*****d Ashley for his support.

  • The Ghost of 51times (RIP 2008 - 2008)

    Jan 8, 2009 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #24

    CLINT FLICK – probably laying low to avoid a ban.

    ao – 7/10 good troll

  • AO

    Jan 8, 2009 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #25

    partizan- getting married this year so i couldnt have afforded the bet.

    Without wanting to start a load of name calling , I cant see your logic in saying you will finish above us. There is half the season gone and you are 2 points ahead . We are strenghthening our squad whilst you are weakening yours. We already have better players than you who will hopefully gel better in the second half of the season.

    I just cant see your logic.

  • gordon

    Jan 8, 2009 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #26

    you were lucky last week joe you useless bastard fromm getting a deserved rollicking from the fans due to the bobby robson day you will have no such luxury from now on.

  • LP_6

    Jan 8, 2009 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #27

    I will be there on sat and again on wed, but the fans need something back for showing up and constantly being disappointed! i think there will still be a good crowd, because lets face it we’re all stupid! but we need to strengthen quickly!! 3mil on Ferguson, how much more would we need for bullard, who has been told he can go? john jo o’toole from Watford is having a stormer of a season, he wouldn’t cost much either there is two good centre midfielders straight away and both far superior to ferguson. with bassong at the back we look less frail, but our midfield is reliant on guthrie while barton is injured. if the rumours of nicky butt being wanted by bolton and wigan were true I’d drive him there myself, he’s past it! lets see some positive action in the market please Mr Ashley, and Joe please stop spouting shite in the press that is contradicted the next day.

  • Partizan

    Jan 8, 2009 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #28

    AO…..Does this mean you’re not sure.By the sound of it,you seem pretty sure you gonna walk all over us.
    I’m pretty sure we’ll finish above you.

    Btw AO…….congratulation on your marriage,is she a Geordie lass by any chance 🙂

  • ObaMartins

    Jan 8, 2009 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #29

    Joke Kinnear >>>>“We need you more than ever!”<<<After the way ASHLEY & Co have treated us Newcastle supporters neither him or Joke Kinnear DONT have any right to tell us this, We need a New Owner,Chairman,director of Football, Manager, and most of all ££££££££££ for PLAYERS….you lot are a DISGRACE…GET OUT

  • Partizan

    Jan 8, 2009 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #30

    AO……How’s the youth academy at Spurs,any talent there?

  • AO

    Jan 8, 2009 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #31

    steve- i am not bragging about signing defoe. Although we were right to sell him as he wasnt making the team, we are right to buy him now as we are week up front although the wages and fee are a bit steep.

    Ross- you arent a big draw for players anymore so the players you are linked with are probably the best you can hope for. Your not going to sign english internationals or foreign superstars.

    51times- i couldnt give a monkies about a ban.


    Jan 8, 2009 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #32

    Bentley=shite so far
    dos santos=shite even at barcelona
    gomes=ha ha ha ha

    AO GO AWAY !!

  • AO

    Jan 8, 2009 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #33

    partizam- no a leeds girl. i actually was dating a geordie before i met her.

    Our youth acxademy is quality. They top the reserve league at the moment which is very stroing. Bostock,mason,obika,rose,parret,olson,pechart, townsend, berchiche, are the main players to look out for. All youth internationals. Bostock ,mason and rose are the main 3.

  • Ross

    Jan 8, 2009 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #34

    AO-i am incredibly confident we can sign better for the center of our midfield than Barry Ferguson. I’m not looking for huge names or huge pricetags. Look at Bassong, he’s been a fantastic buy for us. I’m pretty confident we could find a midfielder of his age and hopefully of similar talent, to play for us.

  • toonoholic

    Jan 8, 2009 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #35

    agreed as stated

    when will newcastle gives us something in return.

    truly supporting Newcastle is like loving someone who doesn’t love you back. You know you shouldn’t love them but you really can’t help it!

  • A.O

  • AO

    Jan 8, 2009 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #37

    sirjasontoon- is your life that meaningless that you have to carry out a witch hunt on a blog?

  • Colin

    Jan 8, 2009 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #38


    CLINT FLICK // Jan 8, 2009 at 12:37

    We must stop this pathetic sacking managers every few months its getting us nowhere-Fast.

    Stick or bust.

    How about Stick and bust, that is more apt.

  • mag 48

    Jan 8, 2009 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #39

    Third rate owner third rate manager do not deserve first rate support

  • It is not a witch hunt I just think you have over stayed your welcome on the blog so decided to do something about it.

    It is for the good of the blog A.O and I am sure you understand.


You must log in to post a comment.