Three New Lads Are Definitely Not Shy – Kinnear

There was some encouraging news on the Newcastle web-site from manager Joe Kinnear yesterday, and Newcastle fans are looking for any and all good news they can get right now.


Kevin Nolan – this lad is not shy – what a shock!

Joe admitted he had been delighted at the pace with which his three January signings have integrated within the squad and the dressing room, and admits that none of the three new players Kevin Nolan, Ryan Taylor and Peter Lovenkrands are shy lads.

Liverpool pair Kevion Nolan and Ryan Taylor are two typical Scousers, and for those of you who have nufcTV, make sure you see their interviews, they say some enlightening things about what they think of Newcastle United, and it’s all good, and that’s not the norm in these difficult times.

And it will be interesting to see if former Rangers forward Peter Lovenkrands, can get on the goals track at Newcastle, because we need a goalscoring winger at the club.

Joe Kinnear needs morale lifted at the club now that want-away players Given and N’Zogbia have left the club.

Both had a blast at the club yesterday, but Newcastle fans will listen carefully to what Shay said, because he has separated the fans from the Board, and didn’t like the way the upper echelons at Newcastle handled his move to Manchester City.

Of course the club hardly wanted to lose their best and most loyal player.

They will rightly dismiss Charles’ comments almost out of hand, and Kinnear blasted back at N’Zogbia, who seems to still live in a fantasy world of his own making, in which he is the star.

Joe remained quiet on Shay’s comments – and was right to do that for a player who is still revered on Tyneside,  for his wonderful and committed service to our club.

Joe said that the three new lads have helped to raise morale during the past week while they still get acquainted with the rest of the squad and Newcastle in general:

“I can’t stress how well the three new lads have settled in,”

“They’re three very good characters. None of them are shy, they all look like they enjoy a laugh and have joined in with the rest of the boys straight away.”

“Of course what matters is what they do on the pitch, but I’ve got no worries in that department.”

“I though Kevin had an exceptional debut against Sunderland and will play a big part for us in midfield.”

“Ryan has fitted straight in, he’s neat and tidy, good on the ball and we all know how dangerous he is from free-kicks.”

“And Peter is a threat with his pace and he could well nick some important goals for us.”

As we said the big thing that Peter can do for the club right now is to get a few goals, and if he can do that ion the last 14 games, he can almost assure himself a longer contract at Newcastle in the summer.

A win tomorrow at WBA is vital and since it’s now 8 games since we last won against Spurs at St. James’ Park on 21st December,  it’s time we got to celebrate another win – isn’t it?

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • NUFC_4_Life

    Feb 6, 2009 at 6:51 AM

    Comment #1

    I would be gutted to see N’zogbia leave since he was such a class player…but i’m happy that we finally got rid of the loud mouth that figured our club didn’t have big enough ambitions for him…while he’s a great player we needed him gone and finally we brought in some players that look intent on playing for the club and giving it there all…I’m so happy we have noland and taylor to play for us and it sounds like they both are in the fighting spirit and want to keep us up…nothing againsnt lovenkrands but i don’t know a thing about him and hopefully he becomes someone i know a lot about…but i’m glad we finally have fighters for the club and as i love nolan i think taylor was our biggest signing we needed someone to fill in the great beye while he’s out and taylor is great at free kicks which correct me if i’m wrong we have no one to take…i’d love to see ashley spend more money instead of gamble it away but i think we’re going to be clear of relegation and for next year we’ll bring in krancjar and other likes which will make us a strong squad just a couple people from top class

  • Dingo†®

    Feb 6, 2009 at 7:50 AM

    Comment #2

    yes Mike.. yes Mike… I said

    “YES MAN”

  • cicero

    Feb 6, 2009 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #3

    Ed, Shay our “best and most loyal player”, I don’t think so. Jumps ship to money bags City in the middle of the season. If he loved the club so much why didn’t he stay till the end of the season and help keep us up then ask for a transfer? As for the “best” he’s a busy keeper but poor on crosses and his distribution is sh*t

  • Stardust

    Feb 6, 2009 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #4

    Lovenkrands could offer real hope, he is the only striker at the club to have, pace, movement, a pass, a cross, a great touch and an eye for goal.

  • NE3 NICK

    Feb 6, 2009 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #5

    I am with cicero.

  • clinta

    Feb 6, 2009 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #6

    Of course JK was tight lipped on what Given had to say- Given is a world class keeper and respected the world over especially from the toon army for his 12 years of service.

    JK’s a has been, out of his depth busy body, who speaks to much and most of what he says is proven wrong or discredited within the very day he make the comment.

    Glad he chose to shut it for once, and let someone who actually has something worthy to say get a look in.

  • damostoon

    Feb 6, 2009 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #7

    cicero, for de past 5 seasons, Shay stressed that we must be contending 4 Europe, de club said no problem’thats our plan’ and look at us now !!! cant blame Given 4 leaving, de club wanted de money,,,

  • clinta

    Feb 6, 2009 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #8

    It’s a sorry state when were relying on Laver…… who??? to get the goals to keep us up.

  • clinta

    Feb 6, 2009 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #9

    cicero- ?? Shay has spent many years with our under performing circus of a club, and have stuck by us in a hell of a lot more low points than high, at times when he must of felt very alone in that with the crap he’s had playing in front of him season after season at times.

    He’s done more for us than any modern player would, and more than any other player probably will again for the club, so shut it!

    just busy then shay yeah?! who would you suggest we had then over the past 12 years that would of done a better job for us, and stuck by us this long?????

  • Whumpie

    Feb 6, 2009 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #10

    Overall, I’m happy with the transfers in terms of quality – but disappointed with the quantity. One or two more, and I think we’d be giving the bosses less stick.

    Quite excited about these signings, too – we need fresh enthusiasm to help prop up what must be tired and war-weary spirits in the dressing room.

    Given – gone, thanks, good for Harps who will make us a better attacking team, especially on the break. Good riddance Zog – you never were as good as your own hype.

    As for the rest, we’ll wait and see – but I’m optimistic.

    3-1 to us tomorrow.

  • jordi

    Feb 6, 2009 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #11

    As much as I rate Given as a keeper (Harper not too far behind) I can’t call him loyal.
    Like cicero said earlier, why leave in the middle of the season? Keep us up and then go for silverware, fine, loyal. Leave us in the middle of a relegation battle for one of our relegation rivals, not fine, not loyal.
    End of.


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