We know Newcastle fans have had a very bad shock when Joe Kinnear was appointed as our new Director of Football at Newcastle, which happened about 24 hours ago, but maybe there are just one or two positive things about Joe’s arrival – maybe – possibly? 😀
Yohan Cabaye – stop listening for that phone call from Monaco
You’re going nowhere – official – Joe Kinnear – June 17, 2013
Joe’s a real character, and he at least will ensure for Newcastle fans there will never be a dull moment for the next three years – which is how long his new contract lasts on Tyneside.
And Joe is already putting out all kinds of messages – and there are have been a lot of them about Joe in the last 24 hours – Joe likes talking.
The latest headlines is that he is telling Yohan Cabaye to forget about joining Monaco, because he is staying at Newcastle.
This is what Joe told the Evening Chronicle today, when asked about Cabaye possibly moving to Monaco:
“He will stay. We’ve got him under contract and we want to keep all of our top players here. We don’t feel we have to sell our top stars.” “The only players we will move on are the ones that are coming up short. “
“You can’t have that at a massive football club like this.” “We will have to move them on. We can’t have mediocre players at Newcastle United. But we won’t be selling our best players.”
We’ve got to say we like the way he always talks about Newcastle being so great – such a massive club – Joe really believes that – and that’s to his credit – another positive?
And if you are to believe Joe, then Alan Pardew is simply delighted to have such a great football man working alongside him – well that’s the world according to Joe.
And do you remember what Joe said in July of 2009 when we had been relegated – yes that’s right – it would never have happened if he had remained the Newcastle manager.
This is what Kinnear told the Irish edition of the Sunday Times on July 16, 2009 – as we have looked back on some of his previous comments (there’s lot of them):
“I got 20 points from 19 games,” “Kevin Keegan and Alan Shearer, the Messiahs, got nine points between them.” “When I went into hospital, we were 13th with 13 games left.” “Everything was going in our favor.”
“All the other clubs were getting beat, and we were on a great run. It was looking an absolute doddle.” “I said to Mike, ‘let me come back’, but he said, ‘no, the club doctor spoke to the specialist, and it was too dangerous.”
“What disappointed me most was that, irrespective of my health, I could have been a figurehead, so Alan could have bounced things off me.” “I would have been able to help and guide him.” “Alan has been a phenomenal player, but he’s never been in management or coaching.”
Keegan managed for the first three games of the relegation season and got four points – just before the earthquake with a certain Director of Football called Dennis Wise – and Kevin left in early September, 2008.
Alan Shearer was manager for the last eight games of the season and got 5 points – so hence our two Messiahs got 9 points between them from 11 games – not as good as Joe – who says he got 20 points from 19 games.
You know, we never realized Joe was that good – but he says it would have been a doddle for him to have avoided relegation – it was so easy – a cake walk for him.
Some of the positive things with Joe – apart from there never being a dull moment – is that the players at Newcastle liked him – he’s a football man – and we think he really does want to make Newcastle into a top team – and he does have some good football knowledge.
But it’s still 88% in our poll who don’t want him as the Director of Football, with close to 3500 readers having already voted.
We were trying to put a little positive spin on Joe’s appointment in this article – it was worth a try wasn’t it – well maybe not. 😀
Howay The Lads!!
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