What’s Happening At Newcastle Now Will Never Happen Again

Joe Kinnear will have a series of important tests next Monday, and it appears the Newcastle manager is recoveriong nicely, and has talked to the Evening Chronicle today.


Joe Kinnear with Colin Calderwood in background
Doesn’t Colin resemble Mark Viduka 

 Kinnear told the Evening Chronicle today:

“I’m just desperate to be back and do what I can for Newcastle.” “I still think we have enough quality players to see us through this.”

“Obviously I look forward to next season, and I want to say that what’s happening now will never happen again.”

“Whatever happens, I will have an input. It’s as simple as that.” “If I can’t do certain things, I will be speaking to staff and players at the club and working at the training ground during the week.”

“I’ll still have a major say to the players too. We’ll work it that way.”  

Good words from Joe, and we have to say we think the situation that Joe will return to at newcastle is tailor-made for him.

While at Wimbledon in the 1990s, his team were never given much of a chance, but they fought like tigers, and got some impressive results too, and Joe had very little money to spend.

We need a few tigers in the Newcastle team right now, and we just hope Joe is fit enough to resume his duties at Newcastle as soon as possible. Hopefully he’ll be able to return on a part-time basis next week.

But if he does return, we know it’s a mountain of a job, but he knows that too,  and no doubt will be ready. Certainly his work ethic is  unquestionable, as he is simply the consummate workaholic, although that may not be good for his health.

Good words also from Joe, to say this stuff at Newcastle will never happen again, and for Joe’s sake we hope he gets the chance to manage Newcastle in the Premier league next season.

If  Joe is still around by then and Newcastle survive, watch out for one of the most interesting transfer seasons for a many years on Tyneside.

It will be Mike Ashley’s last chance to show he really wants to rebuild our club – and he’s hardly shown that this season, in fact he’s shown the exact opposite.

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35 comments so far

  • It Could Be Worse...We Could Be Spurs -DC-

    Mar 30, 2009 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #1
  • beyethegreat

    Mar 30, 2009 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #3
  • Doocey

    Mar 30, 2009 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #4

    New articles up lads.
    Click the name.


  • toonarmyuk

    Mar 30, 2009 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #5

    Kinnear’s words tell me he isnt going to be manager after this season. I reckon he’ll finish the season off and then head upstairs.

  • Cooper

    Mar 30, 2009 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #6

    ^ yeah i would think so.

  • Nick D

    Mar 30, 2009 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #7

    Kinnear shouldn’t be anywhere near our club in any capacity. 3rd rate unsuccessful dinosaur manager.

    DOF if they exist at all, are for people like SBR, great embassadors. To reward an oaf like Kinnear for abject failure is just another notch in the stupid decision making of and a further nail in the coffin from Ashley to go along with his classless:-

    1) treatment of KK
    2) rejecting the Abu Dhabi bid
    3) swigging pints in one at the emirates
    4) etc etc but I haven’t got time to name them all

  • RyanToon

    Mar 30, 2009 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #8


    ace mate that link!

  • workyticket

    Mar 30, 2009 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #9

    Nick D, you think Kinnear should be sacked for being ‘unsuccessful’, yet you also berate Ashley for the walkout of another manager who had more or less the same record (Keegan). That is unfair and doesn’t make any sense.

  • workyticket

    Mar 30, 2009 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #10

    Nick D. Why should he have accepted a derisory bid from a load of slave owners anyway?

    Personally, I would rather the club be relegated than owned by scum like that.

  • Waddles mullet

    Mar 30, 2009 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #11
  • Stuart79

    Mar 30, 2009 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #12

    Steve Bruce WILL be the next Toon boss!

  • Waddles mullet

    Mar 30, 2009 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #13

    no Sh!t stu

  • Cooper

    Mar 30, 2009 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #14

    How much u willing to put on that stuart

  • Turkish Magpie

    Mar 30, 2009 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #15

    Anyone know wt team is?

    I see Guthrie and Xisco are playing!

    Any other big names?

    Quite a strong team 😉

  • Turkish Magpie

    Mar 30, 2009 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #16

    oh ii and Cacapa, gosh i hope Bassong is fit 🙂

  • Ross

    Mar 30, 2009 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #17

    nile ranger just put in quite the “tackle” on gary neville there, haha

  • Waddles mullet

    Mar 30, 2009 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #18

    Forster, Tavernier, Ferguson, Doninger, Lough, Cacapa, Godsmark, Guthrie, Ranger, Xisco, Baheng.
    Subs: Danquah, Inman, James Taylor, Dummett, Adjei.

  • Toon_Factor

    Mar 30, 2009 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #19

    Guthrie is playing well. MUST START ON SATURDAY

  • Nick D

    Mar 30, 2009 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #20

    Worky we all know you love Kinnear. Based on what? is anyone’s guess. Maybe you just enjoy his classy x rated, foul mouthed rants or his ability to put on an extra defender at half time when we are 2-0 up against Stoke.

    There are elements of Ashley ( the youth academy ) that I admire, but I’m seeing his increasingly stupid and bizarre decisons get more calamitous by the day with his choice of management personel.

    KK certainly has his faults, but he was flexible enough to adapt Owen, Martins & Viduka to a 4-3-3 formation, unlike Kinnear who is rigidly 4-4-2 and has absolutely no plan B to ever change anything in a positive manner.

    I can’ see Kinnear having us beat Spurs 4-1 away and playing very ” watchable ” football.

    The point you embarrassingly and continually seem to miss is that Kinnear doesn’t have the credentials to be in charge of NUFC, based on the fact he has never and is never likely to win anything.

    Kinnear’s footbal is dire, he is rarely at the training ground, can’t develop youth and under him, players like Nolan and Taylor would become the norm.

    Which top 10 team, let alone top 4 or 6 would seriously ever consider Kinnear (failed at Luton & Forest) as their manager. If that’s the level of your ambition I think you’ll find you’re in a very small minority.

    Also who the hell are you calling slave owners and scum. You seriously have little or no credibility whatsoever.

    You just come over as a very sad, bitter and bigoted litle individual, caught in some dour, gloomy, depressing and miserable timewarp, who spouts off, because you think somebody actually cares!

  • Ross

    Mar 30, 2009 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #21

    toon factor-agreed guthrie is having a really good game. may only be reserves but everything is going through him and he’s spraying the ball about v well. thought Ranger was in to score just before like

  • Steve_48

    Mar 30, 2009 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #22

    Guthrie scored a belter tonight c20 yds out good attacking run through from midfield. Need him to start at the weekend.

  • beyethegreat

    Mar 30, 2009 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #23

    i was surprised at how much the ressies look for the long ball

  • RyanToon

    Mar 30, 2009 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #24

    just watched the reserves on the net

    3-3 ft good game aswell.

    guthrie scored a corker, donniger and xisco with the others

  • Joseph

    Mar 30, 2009 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #25

    good game in what i saw of the reserves smashing goal by guthrie

  • beyethegreat

    Mar 30, 2009 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #26

    and where were inman and vuckic also do we play any of the big 4s ressies again this season as they all have their own tv channels

  • workyticket

    Mar 30, 2009 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #27

    Nick D // Mar 30, 2009 at 7:29 PM

    “You just come over as a very sad, bitter and bigoted litle individual, caught in some dour, gloomy, depressing and miserable timewarp, who spouts off, because you think somebody actually cares!”

    There’s no need to be so personal and childish Nick D. This is only a ‘blog, you shouldn’t take things so seriously.

  • workyticket

    Mar 30, 2009 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #28

    BTW Nick D, UAE’s potentates are well known for their shocking and abusive treatment of foreign workers, and it has been renowned as a hub for forced labour.

    “Kidnapped children starve as camel jockey slaves”


  • JJJ

    Mar 30, 2009 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #29

    This would be my team for Chelsea:


    We play that team with Lovenkrans and Jonas supporting Martins on the counter attack and Nolan and Guthrie spreading the passing with Butt to protect the back four…
    I honestly think that side is our best for any away game…

  • JJJ

    Mar 30, 2009 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #31

    The problem is that our coaches will pick Owen on his history, and it messes up the whole system.

  • sirjasontoon

    Mar 30, 2009 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #32

    Steve Bruce makes paint drying look interesting..pleb.

  • workyticket

    Mar 30, 2009 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #33

    JJJ // Mar 30, 2009 at 8:32 PM

    “The problem is that our coaches will pick Owen on his history, and it messes up the whole system.”

    Capello is right.

  • Nick D

    Mar 31, 2009 at 6:46 AM

    Comment #34

    Worky – ”you shouldn’t take it so seriously.”

    Is that why you sent another 3 emails still harping on about it. What a prat!!

    I think what you get off me is very tame. If people could be bothered you’d get far worse.

  • jim

    Mar 31, 2009 at 7:52 AM

    Comment #35

    i reckon we will have Steve Bruce brought in very soon meeself like- maybe its not soon enough but he might just salvage us from the drop with his defensive tactics-then hopefully master that for next season with a new offensive, as he knows newcastle fans will demand attacking football-its probably wishfull thinking tho……..


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