Kinnear Glad To Have Butt Around For Next Season

Nicky Butt finally signed a one year extension at Newcastle United, which will keep him at the club until at least the summer of 2010.


Nicky Butt – wants to finish his career on Tyneside

Nicky Butt has just turned 34 last month, but he shows little sign that his legs are going, and with Kevin Nolan being signed and hopefully Danny Guthrie back in a couple of weeks, Nicky will be given a rest now and again by Joe, in the run-in to the league.

In fact we’d like to see how Kevin Nolan and Danny Guthrie play like together, because both lads can certainly run all day, and Kevin was very efficient in the Newcastle engine room on Sunday.

Nicky talked about singing his contract, and of course he was very keen to stay at Newcastle, despite the recent turmoil at the club:

“I’m happy to get it sorted and I now know that I’ll be staying at Newcastle next season,”

“Hopefully we can get things moving forward again and start climbing the table and finish this season as strong as we possibly can.”

We only want players who want to be at Newcastle, and Nicky fits into that category, and in fact all the players we have now, following the January ins and outs, are at Newcastle because they want to be there.

Nicky has played 138 matches for Newcastle since ending 12 years with Manchester United in the summer of 2004.

And it seems the former England midfielder likes working under Joe Kinnear, and Joe was delighted yesterday to have Nicky for at least one more year at Newcastle:

“I’m delighted to have Butty on board for another year,”

“He’s a great lad and has plenty of experience, which we need at the minute.”

“He’s been raised the right way in the game and we’ll certainly benefit from having him around.”

Nicky does take some stick from the fans, but who doesn’t these days?

But Nicky is very experienced, and he continues to put some solid performances in for the team, but we expect him to be used less by Joe Kinnear, now that he will soon have more players that can operate in central midfield.

That’s what Nicky said he had wanted, so he can have a rest now and again.

Comments welcome.

25 comments so far

  • Weezertron

    Feb 4, 2009 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #1

    What!! Joe is staying for another season! when was this decided.

    I’m speechless.

  • Weezertron

    Feb 4, 2009 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #2

    Oh, that was butt talking.

    thank F**k for that.

  • Kash

    Feb 4, 2009 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #3

    Please make next season his last!!! Hopefulyl he won’t even get into the team next season!!!

  • cashleyout

    Feb 4, 2009 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #4


  • aus_toon_todd

    Feb 4, 2009 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #5

    happy he’s hanging around, good mentor to the younger group of players, just a shame he plays as much as he does. he’s a once a month type squad player, legs can’t take it.

  • SpartanChris

    Feb 4, 2009 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #6

    Agree – Butt yes.

    Joe – Nooooooooooooooooooo

  • Its good to keep him around but he shouldnt start every game. Experience is vital and im happy he is staying.

  • valle

    Feb 4, 2009 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #8

    A midfield of Barton and Johnson next year please… 2 box to box players, and add a very fast right wing with a decent cross and our offense seems strong.

  • bennytoon

    Feb 4, 2009 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #9

    valle- should be too good for most teams in the championship.

  • Micky Toon

    Feb 4, 2009 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #10

    He looks finished now, never mind in another year.

  • Kash

    Feb 4, 2009 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #11

    I personally think that if we add a playmaking RM and an all round striker, then we could have a quality team! However our 2 CM’s would have to be Barton and Nolan for the middle!

  • bennytoon

    Feb 4, 2009 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #12

    Kash- You are currently 10 players short of having a quality team. It will be 11 when owen leaves!

  • bennytoon

    Feb 4, 2009 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #13

    A very loud, fat, greasy, unattractive, chav type woman wearing a Newcastle United top walked into ASDA in Sunderland with her two umpalumpa kids, yelling obscenities at them all the way through the entrance.

    The ASDA greeter said pleasantly, ‘Good morning Madam, and welcome to ASDA. Nice children you have there. Are they twins by any chance?’

    The ugly fat woman stopped yelling long enough to say, ‘Whye na, they’re not twins yer twat. The oldest one’s 9, and the other one’s 7. Why the ell would you think they’re twins? Are you blind, thick, stupid or just a cheese eater?’

    ‘I’m neither blind nor stupid, Madam,’ replied the greeter, ‘I just couldn’t believe you’ve been shagged twice’.

    ‘Have a good day, and thank you for shopping at ASDA’.

  • Charlietoon

    Feb 4, 2009 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #14

    Ahh benny you sad little tool. Do you feel clever to go and copy and paste a joke off the internet, change one of the words to newcastle and then post it here??

    Your not like the old spurs fan we used to get. I miss fernando/AO. he was good natured and liked to wind people up..He was damn good at it too. Then we kicked spurs ass again and he disappeared?? Are you him but angry, frustrated and disappointed as you seem to have a bit more venom than the old days. If your not him….well……your just a sad little f&^ker aren’t you?

  • Nick D

    Feb 4, 2009 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #15

    The minute the last whistle goes on the final match,K innear and Butt should be off the payroll with a load of others.

    Why do we reward someone who is so past it with yet another expensive contract?

  • Mongo

    Feb 4, 2009 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #16

    bennytoon is nothing but a mere circus clown, intent on trying to honk his red nose and stomp his floppy boots around. Just ignore him lads, don’t respond to his posts and he will soon go away like the bad smell that he is.

  • WesToon

    Feb 4, 2009 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #17

    Bennyloon listen mate,when do you ever see a Newcastle fan on a spud blog,the whole day,everyday??? Its kind of pathetic son

    Oh by the way(Fernando,nando,AO,super.trooper,bennytoon)
    Do you remember these words mate….

    “I dont even support spurs,i support arsenal”

    You are a glory hunter & you make every true football fan sick even your own you TWUNT

    Thats why you are on here,cause even your own fans CANT STAND YOU & your lack of football knowledge pr!ck

    Isnt your mam calling you for some bitty????

  • Kash

    Feb 4, 2009 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #18

    It was a funny joke though!!!

  • Spitfire

    Feb 4, 2009 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #19

    “Nicky talked about singing his contract”

    Is he going to do Blaydon races at the start of the match then ?

  • Macas35

    Feb 4, 2009 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #20

    Butt had a good game against Sunderland, wish people would get off his back at times

  • chuck

    Feb 4, 2009 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #21

    Sorry disagree, Butt had a good career, you dont play for Man.U. without being decent (Smith is one of the exceptions to the rule) however he is obviously past being a starter but (no pun intended) could possibly fill the defensive sub role for a season.
    As for Guthrie, will never be anything but a benchplaying journeyman.

  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 4, 2009 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #22


  • Obafan

    Feb 4, 2009 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #23

    Butt is okay as asquad player, but that is that. He is not good enough (any more) to be in the starting eleven. But every week he starts, that tells us enough about the quality of the club these days.

    Oh and why on Earth are we going to give JFK another season??? The man knows nothing about the modern game and he is not a coach to attract players. But Ashley is in the same category and that is a fact!

  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 4, 2009 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #24


  • Brutooon

    Feb 5, 2009 at 12:40 AM

    Comment #25

    WTF? This season is Nicky Butt’s FINAL Season.

    His legs is old enough, he pass the ball to the opposition too much and he is not Gary Speed.

    Nolan, Guthrie, Barton and a new signing for next season…


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