Kinnear Still Talks To Newcastle Coaches Every Day

For those Newcastle fans that were hoping Joe Kinnear would rest up before he returns to managing Newcastle full time – think again.


Joe Kinnear – getting his point over

Kinnear has revealed today that he still  talks to the Newcastle coaching staff every single day, as he does his very best, even though he is still in rehabilitation, of saving Newcastle United this season.

Joe still has three weeks left of his rehabilitation, before returning to prepare for the Stoke game, in a restricted capacity.  Kinnear will also be offered a two year contract at the club by owner Mike Ashley, with assistants Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood also part of that deal.

It would be good if we can sign Colin Calderwood for the next two years, because he seems to have taken to Tyneside, like a duck to water, and the word on him, is that he’s an excellent coach.

Kinnear talked today about the decision he will make on that contract:

“The big decision time will be in the summer. First I need to keep Newcastle up and know I am going to be fit enough for the job going forward.”

“If all goes to plan and I continue to make the same progress, I’m assuming the specialist will give me the OK and it will be all-clear for the Tottenham game on April 18.”

“We’ll be safe if we win our home games. It looks like a big name could go down, but it’s in our hands.”

“We have a potentially tricky run-in with Liverpool and Aston Villa away, but every other club down there has a hard fixture list.”

“I talk to the coaching staff, Chrissy Hughton and Colin Calderwood, every day.” “But it is not the same as being there.”

The danger with Joe is that he’ll come back too early, and we don’t want that to happen – so even if Newcastle are in dire straits, we cannot allow Joe to come back too early.

Newcastle’s position in the Premier League is important, but not as important as human life, however hard that may be to understand for some of our fans. 😀

Comments welcome.

35 comments so far

  • Graeme

    Mar 20, 2009 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #1

    Then I hope Joe has told them to start playing the right players and leave the “have beens” on the bench at best.

    We need pace, guts and commitment if we are to have any chance against the arse, something sadly lacking at Hull.

    Fingers crossed for a home win, its long overdue, but would settle for a battling performance and a draw!!!!!

  • LoonyToon @ graft

    Mar 20, 2009 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #2

    Walcott injured and missing 2moz’s game……

    big plus

  • Toon Graeme

    Mar 20, 2009 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #3

    Graeme – I agree – alot of people haev written off this match as a nil pointer. The toon just have to turn all the chatter into action and prove they are all trousers and not just mouth.

    If anything – I think it will be a nail biter and edge of seat job.

    Got a feeling Wenger will field a strong side as possible. We were pants last week and although we said it last week, we have to go for the jugular and take the game to them.


  • Toon Graeme

    Mar 20, 2009 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #4

    Looney @ graft – I dare say you aint yanking the chain there fella 🙂

    Thats good news like.

  • Rupert Albert

    Mar 20, 2009 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #5

    Where do you get the idea that Calderwood is great coach? He’s hardly turned things around at Newcastle. Since he joined we’ve amassed a total of 6 points out of 21.

    Your blind faith in Kinnear and his minions is touching, but misled, just look at the results – and the amazing team selections/substitutions.

    It’s sad for Joe and his nearest and dearest that he’s not a well man, but just because someone is poorly, it doesn’t mean I have to smile while the idiots systematically destroy something I actually do care about.

  • Toon Graeme

    Mar 20, 2009 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #6
  • Toon Graeme

    Mar 20, 2009 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #7

    Just moving the topic off on a slant – do you think we are too defensive minded and that why we aint shooting on goal?

    With Hughton being a defensive coach that is.

  • Bill F

    Mar 20, 2009 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #8

    We aint shooting as much as we should b’cos of a poor midfield. And then the few chances we are getting aren’t being taken. also our current no.1 goalie should be stopping more. We are falling down at both ends of the pitch.

  • Marty-Toon

    Mar 20, 2009 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #9

    Toon Graeme…..
    Don`t think we are too defensive minded but not choosing Lovenkrands over Geremi is gonna affect the attacking mindset of the team.
    Naturally it will put us off balance.
    Smith would have been better in the middle with loven on the right.

  • Toon Graeme

    Mar 20, 2009 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #10

    Lets hope we (well hughton and Calderwood) learn from this and set the team accordingly.

    Another (he says) one of our problems this season is lack of consistancy.

    Our players should be able to read each others game and be used to how each other plays – with all the injuries and suspensions it been another reason as to how we do so good some weeks and rot the other.

    Getting the nerve kickin in now for tomorrow!

  • Marty-Toon

    Mar 20, 2009 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #11

    Tomorrows team…….

  • Toon Graeme

    Mar 20, 2009 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #12

    Marty – looks good to me.

    I would say start with Oba and MO, see how it goes and then use Carroll as sub – if needed and hopefully before 83 minute!


    Mar 20, 2009 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #13

    I think Ashley and Llambias are desperate to have JFK back as they feel they can control him within the structure they have set up.
    Any new Manager will want more control.

  • Toon Graeme

    Mar 20, 2009 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #14

    Skysports reports Danny Guthrie still knacked in pre-match preview.

  • Don

    Mar 20, 2009 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #15

    It wouldnt be good to sign Calderwood for 2 years at all. I would much prefer Kinnear not to come back at all and a new manager pick his own staff.

  • batty

    Mar 20, 2009 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #16

    think joe and co should take a holiday for a bit aboot 5 0r 10 years or so

  • Nobby_Long

    Mar 20, 2009 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #17

    Putting asdie all of the debaye about Joe’s managerial qualities, or lack of, The Club should be making sure Joe takes his time to recuperate and keep well away from the club and make him stop calling the coaches each day.

    If they do not, then they are grossly failing in their duty of care towards Joe’s health. Irrespective of what Joe wants, medical matters must come first. If Joe suffers any sort of relapse or re-occurence of his condition, the club would be complicit in it and could be sued. Under Employment & Health & Safety Laws they MUST NOT allow Joe to keep doing this.

    They must only allow Joe to have involvement on the advice of his doctors, and that alone.

    Imagine what his Family would think if he takes ill again? – Joe has been seriously ill, and the club allowed him to get involved against medical advice. ????

    They cannot just laugh this off, saying, well we know what Joes’ like blah blah….

    This is frankly gross stupidity at best, and gross negligence at worst.

  • Whumpie

    Mar 20, 2009 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #18

    I think Joe will turn any contract down anyway. That line “and know I am going to be fit enough for the job going forward” is a bit of a giveaway that he’s seriously considering stepping back, and rightly so.

    As for Calderwood – I don’t think we can judge yet – but I think we can safely say that he and Hughton have shown why they are not premiership managers! Doesn’t mean they’re not good at 2nd-in-command coach jobs, though.

    Marty – agree with that team. I’d start MO over Caroll, because the passes in are likely to be on the floor rather than on the box with those wingers.

    It’s going to be a hell of a match.

  • Ashley Hole

    Mar 20, 2009 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #19

    Hughton, Calderwood menu:


    S Taylor Colo Bassong Enrique

    Duff Butt Geremi Jonas

    Owen Ameobi

    When you see Shay Given between the sticks I think, mentally, he can get into opposition players’ minds,” said Hughes. “I think that’s what he did.

  • Nick D

    Mar 20, 2009 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #20

    So we can still blame him for the crap performances and results then.

    Kinnear is a media joke with his ranting and raving. He is a major embarrassment to the club all the while he stays. Could you imagine SBR, KK etc telling a reporter to f…off 51 times. Kinnear has absolutely no class and only a few adolescents would think his approach is funny in any way.

    People say he had guts to take us on. Give me a break. He was never going to turn down 50K a week when he was virtually unemployable, having largely been responsible for Luton and Forest getting relegated.

    As for tactics, anyone who puts on an extra defender on when they are 2-0 up at home at half time against Stoke needs shooting! Plus the guy hardly ever attends training. If his only strength is motivation, where is the evidence of that?, his record stinks!


    Mar 20, 2009 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #21

    just been talking to Caio Vinícius Mattedi Ferreira on facebook he says he is signing when he gives them hit itailian passport

  • sirjasontoon

    Mar 20, 2009 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #22

    Less talk more action…the spin is boring…

    Thats better : )

  • Stuart79

    Mar 20, 2009 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #23

    Off topic this but- I noticed that Niall Quinn was on the legends last night answering questions fro fans.

    This is the second time he’s been on the show.

    Does anyone think that we could get Ashley or Llambias on there? I doubt it very much!

    It pains me to say this but I wish we ha a chairman like Quinn!

  • Craigg

    Mar 20, 2009 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #24

    —S. Taylor–Coloccini–Bassong–Enrique—

    Subs: Krul, Beye, R. Taylor, Geremi, Guthrie, Lovenkrands, Carroll

    I Wouldn’t throw Beye or Guthrie in too early as it risks another injury that could see them out for the season.

    Ive got a weirdly optimistic feeling about tomorrow, I had this prior to the Everton and Chelsea away games and the Villa home game.

    It might be because everybody expects us to lose, so i’m not as panicky as usual, But we seem to do pretty well against good opposition and poorly against Hull, Bolton ETC.

    Im predicting 2-1 against the southern mincers, Owen and Oba.

  • Big Dave

    Mar 20, 2009 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #25

    I agree with Batty they should take a very long holiday or preferably early retirement as I think while they are here we are doomed

  • Obafan

    Mar 20, 2009 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #26

    If I see Ameobi in the neighboorhoud of the pitch (let alone on the pitch) I will go mad. If we have to count on useless players like him we are doomed; doomed!

    And I would love to see an interview from JFK saying that he is quitting football, so we can finally move forward and search a descent manager (prefer a good manager, but don’t know if that is what MA wants).

  • toooooonfan

    Mar 20, 2009 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #27

    if he plays ameobi 2moz i will rape chris hughton

  • blip

    Mar 20, 2009 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #28

    From the looks of the pics on, Nolan and Guthrie in CM? I wouldn’t be too unhappy if that happened. Owen and Carroll upfront by the same logic (wearing a bib = playing tomorrow).

  • Toon Graeme

    Mar 20, 2009 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #29

    Tooooooonfan – thats a bit harsh mate.

    Blip I thought Guthrie wasnt ready for the match (SSN).

    We’ll see about half four tomorrow – ish.

  • Toon Graeme

    Mar 20, 2009 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #30

    Confirmation has now been received that our forthcoming game at Tottenham Hotspur has been moved to Sunday April 19th @ 1.30pm and will be shown live by Sky.

    Get in!

  • Obafan

    Mar 20, 2009 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #31


    And what about Martins??? On the bench or what, come on we need his pace tomorrow.

  • Toon Graeme

    Mar 20, 2009 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #32

    Blip – they were playing in teams so dont read too much into the pictures

  • blip

    Mar 20, 2009 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #33

    Well, yeah, I’d guessed that much. Someone made a similar call for a match a few weeks ago based on the weekly pics and ended up being spot-on, just thought I’d speculate.

    I’d rather see Martins and Lovenkrands start, at any rate. We’ll need pace to scare l’Arse, and Owen looked rusty against Hull.

  • Sav

    Mar 21, 2009 at 1:14 AM

    Comment #34

    ‘He still talks to me every day’. The old woman next door used to say te same about her husband and he’d been dead 5 year.
    …………………………………………………Bless ‘er!

  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 21, 2009 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #35



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