Kinnear Calls Urgent Meeting With Ashley On Transfers


Joe Kinnear is getting worried about the lack of progress in the January transfer window, just like Kevin Keegan was in the summer, and Joe has called an urgent meeting with the Newcastle Board – and he wants it to take place in Newcastle – where the team is.

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Joe Kinnear – worried about lack of transfer progress

With 11 players looking to miss tomorrow night’s FA Cup 3rd round replay, the injury situation at Newcastl;e is becoming more than critical, and believes that both owner Mike Ashley and Managing Director Derek Llambias, who are both not football men, don’t understand the gravity of the situation.

Newcastle are up to to 11th place, but 4 of those places are on goal difference, and we’re still just 3 points off the bottom three.

Kinnear was asked whether this was the worst case scenario and he said:

“That’s why we have the meeting. It was called very hastily after I explained on Monday the difficult position we are in. I said that we need to act and act quickly.”

“I will make that argument. I have brought it forward because of the urgency of the situation.”

“The chairman [Llambias] was at home and I said, ‘No, you need to come in. Come up tonight, we need to talk and get cracking.”

“In the position we’re in, if you lose two or three games you can suddenly find yourself in the bottom three. I am not sure if they [the board] understand that already but I will make them aware of it.”

We seem to have tied up Danish winger Peter Lovenkrands through the end of the season, and that deal should be signed and sealed on Friday.

We’re also close to bringing in two loan signings, one Argentine and one Italian according to reports – and Joe believes both of these signings could be in place by the end of the week.

Kinnear is also hoping to sell one player – probably Spanish striker Xisco – so he can bring in another defender, which we would hope will be a left back. It will be interesting if Joe plays Xisco tomorrow night, and risk him being injured.

Newcastle have successive home games against Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United in March, and that will be tough, especially if we play anything like we did against Liverpool.

Joe continued:

“There are some stiff games coming up and we would like to be in the safety zone when they come up,”

This is a very good move by Joe, and it shows he’s taking control of things, which someone needs to do at the club, and if it’s Dennis Wise’s job to arrange the transfers, both incoming and outgoing, it could well be Dennis who is dragging his feet.

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262 comments so far

  • magsie1

    Jan 13, 2009 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #1

    Nice one Joe! Give em Hell M8!

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  • Toon_Ksk is back!

    Jan 13, 2009 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #2

    Weeee~!!! We need transfers, tear his door down if you have to JK!!

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 13, 2009 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #3

    Its a bloody shambles yet again.

    WHy the hell are we doing this now. Its nearly the 14th of January.

    I hope JFK has a ‘rant’ at them all and puts it on the line in leymans terms!!!

    F’off Lambiarse – your a joke of a Chairman. How can they sit back and as for MA not giving any cash (apparently) – nails and coffins Mike.

    If things dont transpire there will be murders on at SJP.

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  • Big Dave

    Jan 13, 2009 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #4

    Hi Lads can anyone imagine JK saying “The chairman [Llambias] was at home and I said, ‘No, you need to come in. Come up tonight, we need to talk and get cracking.” to DL could you imagine what DLs reply would have been to that.

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  • beyethegreat

    Jan 13, 2009 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #5

    does big fat mike ever learn or does he want us to be relegated

    go on joe

    you canot get through to this board

    does any 1 else get reminded of a brick wall when they think of our board?

    i just cannot believe they would be happy to let this happen

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  • Doocey

    Jan 13, 2009 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #6

    This is Ashley’s chance to make up for some of his mistakes!
    If he gives Joe a nice sum of cash it could work out a win win situation for all of us.
    We get new player, stay up and Ashley FINALLY realises managers must be given a certain amount to spend

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  • barcode

    Jan 13, 2009 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #7

    Even if we stay up it would not be surprising for Joe to resign even if Ash wants him to stay. Sub 40k crowds next season easily.

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  • Big Dave

    Jan 13, 2009 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #8

    Beyethegreat i find it really hard to believe just how much we have changed. I also find it really hard to believe that MA didnt make it a priority to get a decent signing in in the 1st week to show that he wants the “best for us”. or maybe players just dont want to sign for us.

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 13, 2009 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #9

    Beyethegeat –

    How can they (board) sit back and let the club get this bad.

    WHAT IS MA DOING??? He is the owner/boss and can he not see what is happening or it it just a Saturday/Sunday thing when he wakes up and phones Lamearse – sorry Lambiarse and asks how his week has been.

    At the end of the day – the 1st team is we bread and butter. It all happens in the prem league and I will, how do we put it, go for blood if we go down. Try selling we then you stupid fat numpty.

    Give em hell Joe and use your tourettes son. Sod professionalism – tell em the way it is and ask the daft f’ers if they are BLIND!!!!!!!!

    Sorry lads. Feel better I can ofload things to those who probably feel the same.

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  • Fostino

    Jan 13, 2009 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #10

    llambias get the fu*k out of your house and do your job you mug

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  • AmSickOfThis

    Jan 13, 2009 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #11

    we are in dire straights and after the feb home games could easily be bottom

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  • OHurley

    Jan 13, 2009 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #12

    Spot on, Joe! Keep it up, man! Let ’em know what we need to do!!

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  • MDS

    Jan 13, 2009 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #13

    Go get ’em Joe.

    But this just goes to show how worthless the owner and Board are. How can they not see the situation???

    Now he has sell players to get $4.5 million to make a signing???? Where is the investment???

    Ashley OUT!!!!

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  • Alex

    Jan 13, 2009 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #14

    I hope he lays into LambiARSE and Ashley the same way he read the riot act to the scumbag reporters when he first came . Go on Joe lad kick ass . They need woke up

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  • Ally

    Jan 13, 2009 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #15

    Its right like Ashley in his statement on not selling the club quoted as saying.

    “Drive the club forward in 2009”

    so this is driving the club forward is it free transfers and loan deals.

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  • MDS

    Jan 13, 2009 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #16

    Go get ’em Joe.

    But this just goes to show how worthless the owner and Board are. How can they not see the situation???

    Now he has sell players to get $4.5 million to make a signing???? Where is the investment???

    What in God’s name does Llambias do for the club? Where is Wise???
    Ashley OUT!!!!

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 13, 2009 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #17

    Agreed Alex – what they gonna do – sack him for telling the thruth.

    I do hopw that some of the NUFC scan this blog (being the best that it is) and can see how much we all feel about the things from our end.

    Its probably totally (well will be) from the teams point of view. Zog aside and I said this before, Given has already used his solicitor to stick his fingers upto the board and MA and the crowd got behind given and backed him.

    If they got there stupid heads out of the London Times and opened their stupid eyes they would think: “ooooh our long serving keeper has had enough – maybe we should do something about it”. Chances are Lamearse sorry Lambiarse (said it wrong again) was like – “and?” Im in a nice office in London you are on a cold pitch in Newcastle. Pr**K of the highest.

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  • MDS

    Jan 13, 2009 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #18

    @Beye

    You’re talking about an owner who spent 180M+ on the club without doing due dilligence!!!! Now he’s in over his head and we are stuck cuz no one beleive the club is worth that much.

    The fool overpaid and now we are stuck with loans of players who can’t start for their clubs and need to sell 2 players to sign a serviceable LB.

    I wish zog would keep his mouth shut but I don’t blame him for wanting to leave

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  • beyethegreat

    Jan 13, 2009 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #19

    Big Dave // Jan 13, 2009 at 9:25 PM

    Beyethegreat i find it really hard to believe just how much we have changed. I also find it really hard to believe that MA didnt make it a priority to get a decent signing in in the 1st week to show that he wants the “best for us”. or maybe players just dont want to sign for us.
    9 Toon Graeme // Jan 13, 2009 at 9:26 PM

    Beyethegeat –

    How can they (board) sit back and let the club get this bad.

    WHAT IS MA DOING??? He is the owner/boss and can he not see what is happening or it it just a Saturday/Sunday thing when he wakes up and phones Lamearse – sorry Lambiarse and asks how his week has been.

    At the end of the day – the 1st team is we bread and butter. It all happens in the prem league and I will, how do we put it, go for blood if we go down. Try selling we then you stupid fat numpty.

    Give em hell Joe and use your tourettes son. Sod professionalism – tell em the way it is and ask the daft f’ers if they are BLIND!!!!!!!!

    Sorry lads. Feel better I can ofload things to those who probably feel the same.

    agreed

    this board is like communicating with a 1 year old its like they hear what youre saying but cant take it in

    i realise MA is doing things on the cheap but ffs this is taking the____

    i will get slated for this but we should own the club

    atleast we would get honesty integrity and hopefully some1 not too hard headed

    it would be our luck to get some1 like MA at our club

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  • stelstyl

    Jan 13, 2009 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #20

    Regarding Lovenkrands, who has been released by Schalke 04, and his other potential recruits, Kinnear, who denied any interest in Nigel Quashie, the Birmingham City and Scotland midfield player, said: “It looks OK on Peter. I know his agent and he’s accepted an offer until the end of the season. There are two midfield players, one Argentine, one Italian. The loan fees for them are £350,000 and £400,000 until the end of the season because we weren’t in a position to pay what their clubs wanted to buy them.”

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 13, 2009 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #21

    MDS – JFK blamed Zogs agent for “touting” zog to other teams etc.

    My view ZOG is accountable as his agent is his employee and therefore should take responsibility.

    I have no doubt he will get booes tomorrow.

    That will do two things. Spur him on to get the best out of him or buckle.

    Hope the first thing.

    Bet Phil Brown is laughing at we and will probably use a strong team

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  • beyethegreat

    Jan 13, 2009 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #22

    18 MDS // Jan 13, 2009 at 9:33 PM

    @Beye

    You’re talking about an owner who spent 180M+ on the club without doing due dilligence!!!! Now he’s in over his head and we are stuck cuz no one beleive the club is worth that much.

    The fool overpaid and now we are stuck with loans of players who can’t start for their clubs and need to sell 2 players to sign a serviceable LB.

    I wish zog would keep his mouth shut but I don’t blame him for wanting to leave

    yeah i am talking about an owner who payed 180+ without due dilligence

    i would like to comment but what can i say

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  • beyethegreat

    Jan 13, 2009 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #23

    ill just se what has happend after the window

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  • Doocey

    Jan 13, 2009 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #24

    Imagine if I wake up to headlines tomorrow of – Kinnear resigns.
    I would go mental! NMot only would it unstabilise teh team EVEN more, it would possible ruin any chances of signings we’re making at the moment!
    Not going to happen though, Joe knows his job and Ashley knows that most fans are against him

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  • Toon1978

    Jan 13, 2009 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #25

    MDS

    N’Zogbia is a spoilt little brat who doesn’t really know how lucky he is. He is a gobby little sh1t who needs his head slapped. There are thousands upon thousands of NUFC fans who have put up with this sh1t for years. Who does this little weasel think he is, he is nothing spectacular and if push comes to shove he could easily be replaced with someone who is just as good and appreciates what he has. Maybe NZOG wants to get up at 6am with me and finish work at 6pm for £300 a week. Maybe then he will see how much of a f*****g little brat he is and just thank his lucky stars he is doing something he loves doing and getting paid a bucket load for keeping us geordies entertained at a weekend. Letting us forget the stresses of work and enjoy the football. The little pr1ck really annoys me…miserable little sh1t that he is.

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  • Ally

    Jan 13, 2009 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #26

    Aye Doocey i would go mental if JK resigns

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  • Toon1978

    Jan 13, 2009 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #27

    JK deserves a bloody medal for putting up with mouthy little brats and a board that won’t back him aswell as an injury list as long as the river Tyne.

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  • ToonAge DayDream

    Jan 13, 2009 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #28

    We need a tall midfielder badly, I wouldn’t mind Jerko Leko from Monaco, he was quality while he was playing for Kiev. I don’t think he would cost alot either.

    He’s really strong and has a good composed tempo to his passing and 50+ caps for Croatia, so has good experience.

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  • pdidy

    Jan 13, 2009 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #29

    Love this quote!

    The chairman [Llambias] was at home and I said, ‘No, you need to come in. Come up tonight, we need to talk and get cracking.”

    at F…ing home in London!
    These are the people that are running our club!

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  • Ally

    Jan 13, 2009 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #30

    Toon1978 mate you have been spot on with ur post on N’Zognia tonight. the little twat doesnt know ho lucky he is

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  • alanshearersdiscopants

    Jan 13, 2009 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #31

    We cant blame any of our players if they want to leave this shambles of a club. The best thing Kinnear could do is get out as well before we drag him down with us. I hope he gives the fat bastard a right mouthful.

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  • Alex

    Jan 13, 2009 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #32

    I have a nasty feeling that , if we dont get the 2 loan signings in and ready to play before the Blackburn game , then Joe will walk after that game . Then we are Fu@ked

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  • Fostino

    Jan 13, 2009 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #33

    joe: what about the money from milner??

    llambias: who’s milner, we never had a milner playing here!!!

    joe: you crock!!

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  • TonyGreenSupreme

    Jan 13, 2009 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #34

    Toon1978 // Jan 13, 2009 at 9:42 PM
    Excellent Post – We are all feeling the pain.

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  • Toon1978

    Jan 13, 2009 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #35

    Alanshearersdiscopants

    That is the most depressing post i have EVER read on here. CHIN UP FELLA!!!!!!

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 13, 2009 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #36

    I read that MArtins oot for upto 6 weeks and mo was back in two weeks was it? Take it Oba is worse that MO was?

    Nice one Fostino. Your forgot to use the word

    “You F’ing voiceless crock!”

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 13, 2009 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #37

    If JFK walks – we are fckde bigstlye.

    He wont as I do beleive he has the toon in his heart.

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  • TonyGreenSupreme

    Jan 13, 2009 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #39

    alanshearersdiscopants // Jan 13, 2009 at 9:47 PM
    Its not us fans that will drag JFK down it’s the ineptitude of the board.
    They have not got a clue how to run a football club, it goes from bad to worse.

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  • Alex

    Jan 13, 2009 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #40

    Toon1978 i think Lovenkrands is Nzogbias replacement . I think JK leaving him on the bench gave a sign off that he has had enough of him. Lets hope so and we get either good money for a replacement or a good swap deal . He is a little T#@t

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