Kinnear To Concentrate 100% On Newcastle Survival


Joe Kinnear has said today that he is not even thinking about signing a new contract to manage the Tyneside club past this summer.

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Joe Kinnear – concentrating 100% on keeping Newcastle in Premier League

Joe wants to fully concentrate on trying to keep Newcastle in the Premier League this season. and if he can do that, it would be great news, after what has been one of the worst seasons for a long long time at Newcastle.

The Newcastle United manager said he had been offered a lucrative contract to stay at the club past the summer, but that revelation has coincided with some terrible results in the league and cup recently, and we are without a win in the last 8 games.

But Joe knows that the most important thing with Newcastle fans right now, and if it’s not, it should be, is ensuring we stay in the top flight in the last 14 games of what has been an agonizing season for the Newcastle faithful.

Kinnear talked to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today:

“We’ve agreed the contract and it’s there on the table.” “And we’ve had a meeting about the future of the club.”

“But we came to the conclusion that the best decision to make was to get round the table again at the end of the season.”

“We have talked about what is the best way to take Newcastle forward.”

“I’ve had a fantastic offer, but we shook hands on it and said we would address it at the end of the season.”

“It’s all about survival.” “Before the club can take the next step it’s about us cementing ourselves in the Premier League.”

Joe is absolutely right to concentrate on keeping the club in the Premier League, because as we’ve said many times before, relegation would be the worst thing that could happen to the club.

We would need to sell all our high wage earners, as we just couldn’t afford them without the world-wide TV royalties that we get now as a Premier League club.

We hope all Newcastle fans will get behind Joe and the players through the end of the season, for the good of the club.

If and when we are clear of relegation worries, we can all start concentrating on the summer, and next season.

The good news is that the Newcastle Evening Chronicle is reporting today that 20 year-old Michael Johnson of Manchester City is more than happy to join Newcastle in the summer.

If he does join us that would be a good start to the summer transfer window.

Comments welcome.



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45 comments so far

  • murphy

    Feb 5, 2009 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #1

    at first I took to joe and wanted to give him my support but i pray the he’s not hear at the end of the seaon. I think his health is suffering from the stress, you can see the man is having problems he’s put on alot of weight and he’s talkign crap alot of the time and not knowing what he’s said.

    I’ve got my fingers crossed for bruce, he’d be perfect for ashley and it would give the fans and players a lift and who knows he might make Mike a few million with his great signings.

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  • Ed Harrison

    Feb 5, 2009 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #2

    murphy – I think you could be right about Joe’s health – he looked terrible at the Sunderland game – and by his own admission he’s finding it hard to sleep at nights.
    Steve Bruce could certainly work within Ashley’s limitations – he’s done fantastically well at Wigan.

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  • sweendog

    Feb 5, 2009 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #3

    murphy .. partly true .. don’t think Bruce is the answer ..
    Somebody with good tactics is first on my list .. neither Joe or Bruce IMO have this.
    Then transfers etc next.
    Shame as KK had all the attributes .. maybe shearer and Venables as joint managers with Venables as assistant would be ideal.

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  • sweendog

    Feb 5, 2009 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #4

    Nevermind the fact Bruce loves United..

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  • Tom1664

    Feb 5, 2009 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #5

    I would do the now-mandatory bigg market naked conga if Terim came in at the end of the season.

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  • Toon Sweden77

    Feb 5, 2009 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #6

    “We have talked about what is the best way to take Newcastle forward.”

    Sorry to sound negative but the best way to take Newcastle forward would be withdraw the contract offer and find a new manager in the summer.

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  • bennytoon

    Feb 5, 2009 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #7

    I saw the headline and thought ; thats strange i thought he would be concentrating on the fa cup, carling cup, uefa cup or finishing in the top half.

    Bruce would do a good job. He has done well at wigan and they are a good team to watch. Shame they lost palacios as they could have made europe.

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  • RyanToon

    Feb 5, 2009 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #8

    omg bennytoon you need to get a life, you still on here? sad individual

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  • Magpietillidie22

    Feb 5, 2009 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #9

    I think after the season we’ve had Mike will atempt to get in bruce or shearer purely as a spirit raiser kind of like keegan but if he were to do this then i hope and pray he doesnt let wise mess it up again.

    For me though, i want an experienced manager, someone who is a tactician, loves attacking football, brilliant at bringing through acadamy players and has a fantastic eye for potential superstars…. not too much to ask for right?

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  • greatnavi

    Feb 5, 2009 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #10

    I think of only one Man ‘Fateh terim’.Look how he has transfromed Turkey.
    We need somebody that passionate with good tactical acumen.

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  • bennytoon

    Feb 5, 2009 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #11

    ryantoon- You still pretending to be a geordie my cockney friend?

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  • RyanToon

    Feb 5, 2009 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #12

    bennytoon, im not a geordie, well done, 1st thing youve ever got right but im still a toon fan unlike you, unlucky spud

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  • RyanToon

    Feb 5, 2009 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #13

    all together now

    glory glory tottenham hotspur,glory glory tottenham hotspur

    hahaha, joke of a club

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  • RyanToon

    Feb 5, 2009 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #14

    bennytoon zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  • bennytoon

    Feb 5, 2009 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #15

    ryantoon- who did you support before newcastle were promoted?

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  • durhammag

    Feb 5, 2009 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #16

    I would like Didier Deschamp. Still think we should have pressed him when Allerdyce was appointed. Only issue he has fallen out with owners of Monaco and Juve. Alternatively, I really would like to see Ketsbaia here as manager. He has done an amazing job with a small team, which suggests he is tactically astute, he loves the Toon, has had European experience as a Manager.

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  • bennytoon

    Feb 5, 2009 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #17

    durhammag- he wouldnt need european experience though with newcastle.

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  • RyanToon

    Feb 5, 2009 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #18

    newcastle

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  • RyanToon

    Feb 5, 2009 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #19

    just for you benny ill tell you the HOME games ive been to that i can remember!

    newcastle 1-2 west brom
    newcastle 3-0 reading
    newcastle 1-1 middlesbrough
    newcastle 2-1 valencia

    been to loads away games

    fulham 0-1 newcastle
    portsmouth 0-0 newcastle
    portsmouth 0-3 newcastle
    man utd 1-1 newcastle
    coventry 2-3 newcastle
    leeds 2-2 newcastle
    wimbledon 2-1 newcastle
    west ham 2-1 newcastle
    tottenham 1-4 newcastle
    chelsea 1-0 newcastle

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  • hitman

    Feb 5, 2009 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #20

    do you lads never learn,benny keeps coming back day after day coz he knows you will bite,he comes on every day to whind you up,and you fall for it, ignore him.

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  • bennytoon

    Feb 5, 2009 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #21

    liar

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  • chuck

    Feb 5, 2009 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #22

    Any port in a storm eh!
    Beginning to panic folks ?
    So it`s now Bruce the savior is it.
    It`s more than Bruce we need i`m afraid.
    Beginning with a top footballing executive to take over the board and bring direction and a business plan for this directionless organization.
    Followed by a manager with a track record, prefferably one of the dutchmen who have been so successfull over the years.
    Problem is none of this will happen because of the short sighted approach of our present owner, who I think believes he can do it on a shoestring (got nothing against stocking the club with young talented players) but even Arsenal and Man. U. dont rely on the academy system anymore.
    You have to spend to compete, fact.

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  • cashleyout

    Feb 5, 2009 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #23

    if kinnear DOES sign then we can look forward to another relegation fight next season. sorry but hes not the man to take us back into the top half never mind challenging for europe.

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  • Waldo P. Barnstormer

    Feb 5, 2009 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #24

    Glad to see Joke-in-ere is only looking at survival because I dont want him looking forward tonext year as I dont want him here.

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  • hitman

    Feb 5, 2009 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #25

    chuck,id love van gaal at the toon,but i doubt he would come as az are flying at the moment in the dutch league.

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  • RyanToon

    Feb 5, 2009 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #26

    ah well youll get a girlfriend one day benny

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  • RyanToon

    Feb 5, 2009 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #27

    hitman can i hire you to do benny? lol

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  • Waldo P. Barnstormer

    Feb 5, 2009 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #28

    Cashley If kinnear signs a new contract it means weve already been relegated and no one wants to take over us in the Fizzy pop league

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  • greatnavi

    Feb 5, 2009 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #29

    Hey all u guyz biasede towards ‘terim’ as he belongs to another religion?

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  • stevep

    Feb 5, 2009 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #30

    @bennytoon & ryantoon – can you two get a life and take your spat elsewhere please, it’s rather irritating to watch you two throw your handbags at each other

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  • RyanToon

    Feb 5, 2009 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #31

    stevep, if you dont mind im a toon fan and HE(a spurs fan) is ruining the blog, so a apology would be nice

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  • durhammag

    Feb 5, 2009 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #32

    Benny Toon….very good point LOL. Just think that with the half of the supporters who want Shearer just because he is a legend, and the other half who want experience and track record, I think Ketsbaia would tick all the boxes with most supporters. He loves Newcastle, knows what it means to the fans and he has proven over the last 5 years he can manage at really good level. He has also had experience of playing in the Premiership, so understands that as well.

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  • cashleyout

    Feb 5, 2009 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #33

    Waldo P. Barnstormer

    true. lol

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  • chuck

    Feb 5, 2009 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #34

    Greatnavi. Yes thats true uz guyz are all biasede.

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  • will die for the toon army

    Feb 5, 2009 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #35

    We need stability right now and Joe is the man for me and he is patient. Hew has a well understanding with MA. the best thing he doesnt give up.

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  • greatnavi

    Feb 5, 2009 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #36

    well chuck really i wanna know coz i dont live in the area.I strongly believe that ‘fetah terim’ could be the answer.

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  • SuperShearer

    Feb 5, 2009 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #37

    Bruce would be awesome for us and would people stop saying he is a utd fan he is a Geordie through and through and has said he would love to manage us. He works well with youngsters and he has a good tactical brain on him, he made great signings at Birmingham and Wigan both on the cheap and is well liked by other premiership managers which goes a long way to signing players. Shearer is untested and won’t work with Ashley, I like Joe he is a good guy but he is a stop gap until we can sort this mess out, i just don’t rate him tactically or on a man management level, N’Zogbia being a prime example.

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  • chuck

    Feb 5, 2009 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #38

    Greatnavi
    What was the question ?

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  • cashleyout

    Feb 5, 2009 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #39

    theres is no way even if we stay up that kinnear will take us up the league next season, he has to go whether we stay up or go down. he is ashleys bum boy thats all. we need a proper manager to get us great again. not sure who at the moment though but assess that situation at the end of season.

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  • Rem

    Feb 5, 2009 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #40

    greatnavi,

    turkey came third in world cup without Terim

    But i would love Terim, he is great.

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