N’Zogbia Acting Like Spoiled Child – Kinnear Speaks Out

Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear has rightly accused Charles N’Zogbia, who is acting like a small child, of trying to engineer a move away from the club.


Charles N’Zogbia – no thanks to the club that made him

N’Zogbia issued a statement on Thursday claiming the Newcastle manager had insulted him by mis-pronouncing his name several times during a post-match interview following Wednesday’s defeat at Manchester City.

Joe seems to have the problems of the world on his shoulders at Newcastle, with seemingly everything going wrong with injuries, and this lad keeps bleating about wanting to move away – what a team player – and we’re a little surprised Joe is so patient with him.

We wouldn’t be – not in the circumstances Joe finds himself right now, with the sky seemingly falling in on him, before the big game against Sunderland on Sunday.

But how many times did the great Sir Bobby Robson mangle players’ names, and sometimes didn’t exactly say what he meant.   There are some famous incidents of this with Bobby, as we all know.   😀

There is only maliciousness there if Joe mispronounced Charles name on purpose – which he obviously didn’t, so Charles doesn’t have any case really.

The Frenchman says he will never play for Kinnear again as a result. What a little child.

However, Kinnear hit back today and revealed that Newcastle have not had a single offer for the great one, at least in Charles’ eyes, even after news yesterday that Wigan had offered £6M for him.

Joe said today:

“I couldn’t believe it when I was told Charles had issued a statement claiming he was insulted, apparently for nothing more than me mis-pronouncing his name in a post-match interview at Manchester City,”

“Okay, I got a little tongue-tied – but if I had a pound for every time I’ve mis-pronounced a player’s name down the years, then I’d be a very wealthy man indeed.”

“There have already been plenty of quotes attributed to Charles during January, saying he is interested in leaving for other clubs. But the truth is we haven’t received a formal offer for him.”

“Sadly, this just smacks of a desperate attempt to engineer a move away from Newcastle United – a club that gave Charles the chance to play in the Premier League.”

“And which has rewarded him handsomely during his time at St James’ Park.”

We agree wholeheartedly with Joe, and Charles is acting like a little brat.

Of course there is growing news that we will swap Charles for Ryan Taylor, and www.nufc.com last night was saying the deal was almost done.

Usually nufc.com have good contacts with the club, so we actually hope that’s true, and we can get rid of the brat, but we’d also like to see him stay to help Newcastle survive in the Premier League first.

But we like the way Joe has switched the onus onto Charles.

Comments welcome.

46 comments so far

  • Darling27

    Jan 30, 2009 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #1

    Well any club that did want him won’t want him now due to his attitude.

  • Mehzeb

    Jan 30, 2009 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #2
  • Darling27

    Jan 30, 2009 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #3

    If i was Mike Ashley i’d kick his ass this morning.

  • ian

    Jan 30, 2009 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #4

    Zog, cant go we are in a relegation battle and he is our third highest scorer, keep him if he plays up like someone said before it just puts other teams off him.

    A player who is supposed to be professional who the club and fans like and is on form should realise the clubs and his position, any team that wants him should be only approaching with a huge transfer deal, ie above Milners before a club in our situation could even consider the offer.

    So he is going nowhere.

    I do not understand why we havent tried to get Duff to play left back or sold him a long time before now, he is a good player but he doesnt score, like Parker, other teams still need players like them so they are willing to pay, selling him at the last minute may mean we do not get the replacement that we could or should get, if the person who replaces him has a similar or lesser scoring record in the premiership then we have gone backwards again with another signing, saving wages is the last consideration we should have in our current position, top scorer and best midfielder out injured.

  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 30, 2009 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #5

    Dont beleive that Duff story for one minute. Load of twosh by the Mirror to further unsettle the club and its fans.

    Come on – were trying to offload with 4 days left in the window. Rubbish.

    Was this not the same paper that quoted MO to having a gentlemans agreement with Man Citey.

    Tabloid crap. The summer maybe but not now.

    Anyway back to Kinnears response.

    SSN have had fans emails all night and we are the top story (albeit for bad reasons) but its nice to on the news. All back up that Zog is a idiot and the fact no offers have been made makes it all the more sweeter.

    Looks like D-Day for Given. Good luck mate. The one player who will get standing ovation when he returns.

  • richyg01

    Jan 30, 2009 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #6

    It seems like Charlie boy has modeled himself on Anelka.

    I hate it when players get ideas above their stations, they are paid to play football, obviously they are titled to their opinion but why didnt he approach JK about this rather than going public and humiliating the club even more.

    Well Joe, if there is no offers for him maybe he will just have to go back into the reserves and let some of the local lads have a chance, you know, them lads who WANT to play for us!

    Good news on Nolan and possibly Ryan Taylor. these would be two good signings for us. BUT in signing Nolan we may be shooting ourselves in the foot over Velonso because Bolton are said to be using the Nolan cash to up their previous £12m offer for the Portugese man.

    I think Dondel would be a better aquisition at only £4m and then use the other cash on someone else, rather than putting all of the eggs in one basket.

    We need Quality AND Quantity signings this month!!!!

    C’mon Joe, tie up Nolan and Taylor and restore a little bit of faith!!!


  • NUF-C u in the Championship

    Jan 30, 2009 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #7

    How Brilliant was that?

    Wednesday Night!

    You know the new Cadbury’s Dairy Milk ad…!

  • The Real Entertainers

    Jan 30, 2009 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #8

    Despite Wigans loftier position in the PL and there fantastic season, it would fill me with great joy if Insomnia progressed his career with the mighty Wigan 😉

    The talk of Arsenal, Villa and Lyon but to end up at a club more famous for its Rugby league status than football would serve the spiteful, immature waste of space his true consequence.

    It will not take him long to realise the true size of his former club. Sometimes you dont know what you had till its gone, Insomnia has never experienced life at a smaller club, such has been his priveldged football upbringing, thanks to Newcastle United the club he clearly no longers cares about.

    Well Insomnia the feelings mutual.

  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 30, 2009 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #9

    NUFC – is that the one with the kids and eyebrows? Mint that one. Still liked the one with the Gorilla playing the drums.

  • durhammag

    Jan 30, 2009 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #10

    Insomnia? The way he has played lately, it should be more like narcolepcy!!!

  • Sav

    Jan 30, 2009 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #11

    Graeme absolutely. The Duff story is just that – to get rid at this point over high wages is stupid – especially as Duff is one of the few who are fit and playing consistently.
    Shame to be throwing money about now in a panic to get in Taylor and Nolan – I’m glad to see them coming but would these be the players we would have gone for in the summer? I doubt it. Ominously, we seem to be making the sort of signings I’d expect of a side looking to climb back out of the Championship.

    – Some long term planning from the Toon hierarchy at last, eh?

  • Darling27

    Jan 30, 2009 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #12

    We really need a left back!!! I can’t believe this hasn’t been addressed yet.

  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 30, 2009 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #13

    I posted last night about an article that had me wetting myself laughing (nearly).

    If you go on True Faith Mags (NUFC) site and click on the story about ‘Questions for Llambias).

    There are parts one and two.

    One part two the last few questions are as follows:

    Derrick Llambias can I kick you in the nuts?
    Rumour has it that Ashley is so fat he irons his shirts using a wok, is it true?

    Having read both articles those two inparticulare tickled me like.

    I know I posted this last night but its memorable and thought I would spread the word again today.

    True faith always post articles that really sum up everything to a t on a weekly basis.

    Not as good as this blog but a worth NUFC companion.

  • Charlietoon

    Jan 30, 2009 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #14

    Not worried about losing him and if wigan are offering 6 mill make it 5 and Taylor and well call it a day. Use the money to finalise Ebondo and we can relax in terms of backs.

    I cant believe we cant get 10 mill for Given from MC and its an insult to the man himself. Keep him or let him go for 8 and johnson.

    Velso for 12 mill and we are still just using money made from Giv and zog.

  • The Real Entertainers

    Jan 30, 2009 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #15

    “I have a dream” someone said that once, was it Sir John Hall when he wanted a Geordie eleven.

    Well i think we are closer to a scouse 11!


    4 down 5 to go

    Do you think we could steal Stevie G 😉

  • The Real Entertainers

    Jan 30, 2009 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #16

    My maths !!!!!

    I clearly mean another 7 scouse players.

  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 30, 2009 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #17

    Its been a non stop wind up by the Mackems on my Facebook friends list since last night.

    Normally I would laugh it of – but Im concerned this year.

    Will be at SJP from about 1230 and looking forward to what will be the best match of the prem this year.

    Howay the lads.!!!!

  • Nick D

    Jan 30, 2009 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #18

    N’Zogbia may be acting the prat, but with Nolan and Taylor coming, we may just as well call ourselves Wimbledon on Tyne. 2 more journeymen with no star quality.

    If Kinnear is here next season, we’ll have 30,000 crowds. It’s an entertainment industry and kinnear couldn’t be further removed form that concept.

  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 30, 2009 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #19

    Should have been shipped out years ago…or scraped in the bin like poop off a slipper.

    Deluded dreams of Arsenal he wouldn’t even get in the 3rd string gunners side.

    Why hasn’t he been sold yet?

  • jim

    Jan 30, 2009 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #20

    ian! wot u on about u? saying hes going no where? ah aye u would know eh! lol-hes a tit and we should get rid and get a replacement with the cash or get ryan taylor-or whichever way-he wants away man u cant build a team on players that want away! ie owen, given, zogs, all old hat and we need fresh young talent or proven quality players who want to be here! jeeez! hope martins is fit for the mackems-and nolan kicks richardson about the park-carrol and martins on their day will be the new danger-and hoy ranger in for good measure-cmaaan!

  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 30, 2009 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #21


    If Kinnear is here next season, we’ll have 30,000 crowds. It’s an entertainment industry and kinnear couldn’t be further removed form that concept.

    JK is really entertaining makes me laugh,cry and punch walls haha

  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 30, 2009 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #22

    Dont expect JFK to use the young lads.

    We have Butt, Smith, Loven and Geremi to fill the gaps.

  • GeordieJayne

    Jan 30, 2009 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #23

    I think I am in the minority here , but hey ho.

    I think Zoggy should shut his mouth, but I also think his agent is badly advising him.

    Whatever comes out of Joe’s mouth I have to question, I dont know what is going on behind the scenes, but if Joe speaks to his players like he does with the press etc he would pee me off too.

    Although there should be a time for zoggy to shut his mouth, I have respect for him in as far as he has been prepared to play out of position and on occassions has done a good job for us.

    I just worry that we are too willing to say let players go when we need every man and his dog.

    There are things they could do to zoggy like fine him etc.

    There are no offers in for him according to Joking, I think there will be offers in but they are holding out for more, he is not that bad of a player.

    My opinion like lol

  • The Real Entertainers

    Jan 30, 2009 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #24

    Whats the point in making the effort with a player who clearly does not want to stay or play.

    I remember the days when players played for the fans aswell as the club.

    Zog has played for niether…..its all about himself

  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 30, 2009 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #25

    Well for me he can Zog off – get it?? Sorry.

    Its Friday – work is boring and Im on count down and having to put up with the Mackems in the office constantly having a pop and a wind.

    Just got me wrist slapped for shouting accross the desk “shut up you sad mackem bas***d”.

    It was worth it. F’ing hate the mackems.

  • craig s chisholm

    Jan 30, 2009 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #26

    if he is refusing to play i would just tell him to sit at home, not bother coming to the training ground and stop his wages. simple as. i’d leave him to rot off pay for the next 4 years. he will soon change his tune. as for now though – maximum club fine which i think is 3 weeks.

  • matty_g

    Jan 30, 2009 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #27

    How the F**k in Nolan a journeyman???? He has been with bolton for a decade and is arguably their best player. He is actually technically sound and has a great engine. He has a bit of height which, we still lack and a good eye for a pass! Pluss Danny G and Nolan bossed the bolton midfield at times last season. We should sign Taylor on the principle that at least he can’t score against us now, as this appears to be a habit of his. He has a fantastic freekick and corner delivery which we currently lack!!!! Good signings in my opinion considering our league position!!!!

  • sahota

    Jan 30, 2009 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #28

    Its shame on this guy. He is not a professional we should keep. We are in very sad situation, otherwise it would have been good to just kill him by keeping in reserve teams or just not release him to any club and let him suffer for a year atleast. Looking at his attitude , I think someday he will suffer. Or atleast I wish so.

  • Ericles

    Jan 30, 2009 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #29

    It is very obvious that Zog has no sense of humour and a lot of growing up to do. Jack Charlton or Joe Harvey would have sorted him out behind the changing rooms. Do not want to push the issue Zog but – wake up to yourself!

  • GeordieJayne

    Jan 30, 2009 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #30

    For me Nolan is a good player, but can anyone tell me why he wants to come to this circus

  • Ericles

    Jan 30, 2009 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #31

    Joe – sell him to the highest bidder but do not forget to add extras for the toys (soiled), the dummies (badly chewed), and the pram (Soggy)!
    With some maturity you could have been a good and regular player for NUFC – but the way things are we have not got the time now for you to grow up. If you want to be a prima donna there is always the Ballet Rimbaud in Paris!

  • ian

    Jan 30, 2009 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #32

    Anyone who thinks we should let our third highest scorer, Zog, go is mad, unless it is for a fortune and we have can sign someone better at the same time as we sell then he is going nowhere for me. Geordie Jayne, I agree with you.

    Duff is brilliant in left back, Zog didnt suit that position we do not need anyone for that position if Duff will play there. In that position Duff makes himself an even more valuable player as he would be a high scorer from that position, how many times on how many sites do I have to shout play him left back, if he has refused then fair enough.

  • craig s chisholm

    Jan 30, 2009 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #33

    i dont agree we should keep zogs because of our dodgy position at all. lets be honest, its these shit players that have basically put us in this situation to start with – along with ashleys superb tactical skills to of course. zogs has been shit all season, he would be so much worse from now on in too. he will have a face like a slapped arse in the dressing room, will do nothing that jfk asks him to do and will be gobbing off in french al lthe time plus releasing wank statements and generally de-stablablising everything even further. he has to either sit at home off pay or be sold.

  • Brettoon

    Jan 30, 2009 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #34

    Little sh1t

  • RichY

    Jan 30, 2009 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #35

    in an interview on 5Live, Insomnia’s agent claimed he had never wanted to leave the club and had never said anything of the sort. Surely that is a lie?

    Also, during the interview, the agent called the player Jaques and not Charles. I presume now that ‘NSomnia is never going to work with that agent ever again.

    what a pathetic little twat.

    “insomnia la la la”

  • Dingo†®

    Jan 30, 2009 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #36

    I know this sounds bad and many of you will get on my case…. BUT…..

    I hope Zog is Dyer mark 2 and breaks both his legs and arms in his first outing for his new club…. then when he has finally recovered, has a few too many and wraps his NUFC bentley round a tree.

    Cheese eating surrender munkie

  • Whumpie

    Jan 30, 2009 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #37

    He’s poison in the dressing room – just like Robert and Bellamy. Doesn’t matter how well they can play if they drag the team down.

    Get rid of the idiot – to the reserves if nobody wants him (which would be understandable now) and use Kaz when we need that young spark in there.

    QUESTION: Does anyone else think that JFK’s tongue-slip was actually because that’s what the rest of the team call Zog? It would be a worthy nickname after the way he’s been playing recently.

    I hate the little idiot; should’ve been shown the door after Roeder found him texting during a team talk. Get rid.

  • andoni

    Jan 30, 2009 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #38

    KEENAR SHOULD GO OUT!!!! Im sorry to say this…. but he have to go out if we want to improve our team.

  • andoni

    Jan 30, 2009 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #39

    IRAOLA can be a big singing.

  • andoni

    Jan 30, 2009 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #40

    jajajaja!!!! singing=signing


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