Graham Carr On Brink Of Resigning After Kinnear Appointment


The Independent, in what they call an exclusive, are reporting tonight that Graham Carr is considering resigning from his post as Newcastle’s Chief Scout, a position he has held since February of 2010.

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Graham Carr – on brink after Kinnear appointment

The news is that the 68 year-old is considering following Derek LLambias out of the club at Newcastle, after Joe Kinnear was announced as the Director of Football yesterday morning, and Joe has already famously embarrassed himself and the club several times.

Alan Pardew on the other hand has said he’s staying at the club, so the only person left that’s most affected by Joe’s appointment is Graham – and there’s a chance this is a made-up story – so we shouldn’t over-react – well not too much anyway.

But if this is true the appointment of Joe Kinnear is completely blowing up Newcastle United – or should we say Mike Ashley is blowing up the club by his ill-advised appointment of Joe Kinnear as the new Director of Football – a position he is simply not suited for.

Joe hasn’t got the presence, smarts, training or professionalism to ever be an executive.

But if the news is true about Graham Carr, it’s hardly surprising, because Graham has effectively been playing the role of Director of Football at Newcastle since Dennis Wise resigned the post, and the Corbridge-born Carr has been doing an excellent job too, and recently signed an eight year extension to his contract at Newcastle.

Carr is very well liked by Newcastle fans, and he’s been responsible for bringing in players like Cheick Tiote, Yohan Cabaye, Demba Ba, Papiss Cisse. Moussa Sissoko, Massadio Haidara and Gael Bigirimana – among others – he’s simply an excellent judge of players.

We hope this report in the Independent is not true, but they are reporting that Mike Ashley is simply furious with Newcastle’s complete failure last season, and that’s maybe why Derek Llambias left this morning – may be he was shown the door?

We have to hope we are not going to lose Graham Carr – that would be too tough to take.

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162 comments so far

  • Dondatta13

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #1

    Dennis Wise syndrome all over again…

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  • nufc786

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #2

    oh dear…. no no no no no no no please dont be true……..

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  • TurkishFan101

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #3
  • Dondatta13

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #4

    Off topic… Japan 2-0 up against Italy!

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  • jammylambo

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #5

    fair play to carr , hes better than all this. personallt think it would be good for the game in general if he was able to work for a less restrictive club .

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  • AMEOBI

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #6

    Perfect comment here, I agree totally..

    scout // Jun 19, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    Nice one Joe, loving the pacey wingers comment. Back to basics, this poxy continental styles no good. 442 at home let’s get some goals. Not an isolated striker all the time.
    He sees the problems I’m telling you, this is gonna work out well. I’m warming to Kinnear, lads give the bloke a chance.

    Black and white,

    Haha cheeky comment but based after last season that would of been the case eh? I got a feeling this will work out..

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  • nufc786

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #7

    jammylambo

    he does deserve better but another club will be getting all the new bargains and undiscovered talents and it will not be nufc

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  • scout

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #8

    I couldn’t care less if he leaves, the so called gems he has scouted out. Not exactly unknown quantities. People on here think he walks on water. Think he’s also is on a 8 year steal???

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  • Big Pappa Cissé (a.k.a - Yohan Kebab, a.k.a - Hatem Ben Afri, a.k.a - Shola Amamobi, a.k.a - Jonas Gultierrez)

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #9

    Would love us to knock it around like Japan do

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  • Dondatta13

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #10

    Scout are you for real fella?

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  • scout

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #11

    ameobi
    Dunno whether your comment above was sarcasm but this is how I feel. Everyone moans about Pardew, he gets a bloke in to help out and gets ridiculed by everyone. Graeme Carr has had other jobs in the past, he’s by no means a genius.

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #12

    This is a joke right?!?

    Carr loves Newcastle and has provided us with some quality players and we are going to get rid of him? Na this is just a wind up by the press designed to unsettle the squad as most of them signed because of Carr he is usually our 1st point of contact watching players

    The only way that I can see Carr walking is if he has been told that Ashley is putting the Toon up for sale and has been told that there is no money available for players and is getting out before it goes crazy with the fans

    My guess is we will have some signings by next week and all of this will be forgotten…. Fingers crosseD!

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  • Big Pappa Cissé (a.k.a - Yohan Kebab, a.k.a - Hatem Ben Afri, a.k.a - Shola Amamobi, a.k.a - Jonas Gultierrez)

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #13

    Glad I stayed up to watch this, cracking game. Don’t believe this story, apparently they have known eachother for 20 years

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  • TurkishFan101

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #14

    @scout f@ck off you mackem cheese inbred. A respectable man like Graham Carr known worldwide, brought in players for so cheap other clubs were wondering if he was a “wheeler dealer”. He got the likes of Cabaye, Ben Arfa, Tiote, Sissoko, Haidara, Santon, Anita, Debuchy, Yanga Mbiwa, Cisse.

    We will never and I repeat never get a chief scout like him ever.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #15

    Carr is the heart of Newcastle without the heart what are we left with???????

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  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #16

    no, mike sack kinnear now, our club will implode because of a fat greasy tw@

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  • scout

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #17

    The name things a load of cr– aswell. If people are gonna ask to leave because he pronounces names incorrectly, they wanna get back to school how old are they 10?
    They kick a ball about, badly aswell last season and should knuckle down and payback the fans who paid to watch them not even try in some games.

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  • Dondatta13

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #18
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  • popscott

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #19

    I reckon for sale, 1 fantastic football club, 200 mil – 60 mill you need to give me from sky money next season, am off to watch spurs fk you Geordies. Itk!

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  • jimmysmith

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #20

    We’re Ducko! I feel an urgent desperate need to evacuate my bowels.

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  • scout

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #21

    Alright Turkish settle down sweetheart, these world beaters Carr found couldn’t finish top half, get a grip lad

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  • hadthetshirt

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #22

    I hope this is bollocks.G.C. is loved and respected by us fans.More than pardew and the rest of the muppets put together.
    If he goes then we really are in the shite.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #23

    Ed got it absolutely bang on the other day.

    Would any other Premier League club recruit him into this position? Or any club for that matter?

    Absolute barmy. There is no other words for it.

    Honestly,

    I wouldn’t give Joe twenty quid a week.

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  • LeedsMag

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #24

    I dont think this a joke or press wind up – speculation maybe but Carr walking is a logical conclusion to reach when you look at what has unfolded so far – Ashley is seriously pissed and wants people out, Kinnear has effectively publicly undermined Carr.
    A lot of the speculation could be ended with a statement from Ashley on his vision, but we know that wont happen.

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  • Dondatta13

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #25

    Scout… your use of the words “world beaters” and “so called gems” leads me to ask, you don’t think our star players are good footballers?

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  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #26

    let all fans pay kinnear £1 a week to leave his post, he will take it as that would be 50-100k a week, for doing nothing.

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  • AMEOBI

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #27

    Scout,

    The comment I highlighted I agreed with you

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  • scout

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #28

    I reckon they’re good players who don’t put and shift in and most probably want out, the 5th place finish was top top football, now I could cry watching the same players.
    It’s just so frustrating

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  • scout

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #29

    Nice one ameobi, appreciate that pal

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  • jimmysmith

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #30

    Way to keep your your powder dry, Scout. I dips my lid to ya’ Guv.

    Although credit where credit is due, “f@ck off you mackem cheese inbred” is brilliant stuff.

    Kudos all round!

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  • TurkishFan101

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #31

    @scout You are absolutely a big pratt. How can technical players finish top 5 if they play hoof ball and philosophy set on long ball where they need to position out wide in order to receive that ball.

    The players are directed by the manager, and must follow them. Now that JFK has say on the tactical side as well, this will only make us worse. Did you not see the football he got Wimbledon to play for over 7 years or so.

    We got world class talent, but they are not being used to their ability.

    You are Jeff’s friend, he wants Bent, charlie Adams, Spearing, Tompkins, Carlton Cole.

    You think these players are going to move us forward.

    Get out of here, you are a disrespectful individual to a man that has basically single handedly saved us, increase d our image and made us a better club today.

    We will never, and again I will repeat never get a chief scout, like him ever again.

    So before making your wish, blow out the candles and hope you are back in the SMB boards before your true identity gets exposed.

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  • Belfast

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #32

    Dondotta13
    I like Graham Carr, but Llambias is a worm who should of been booted out ages ago.

    Goodnight.

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  • scout

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #33

    Haha made me laugh aswell, quality

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  • Belfast

    Jun 20, 2013 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #34

    Think its paper bollock talk anyways

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  • Dondatta13

    Jun 20, 2013 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #35

    Scout, do they suddenly become bad players overnight or maybe were they miss managed; Played out of position or worse still benched or injured? Maybe the punting of long balls made heads drop?

    Honestly I think NUFC has some amazing talent on its roster but you dont have to take my word for it…. Just cast your mind back to Arsen Wenger and how gutted he was when we picked up the 5 lads in Jan. He was GUTTED!

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  • scout

    Jun 20, 2013 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #36

    Turkish mate, I’ve seen man.u rip teams apart with nani one side and Valencia the other 442 doesn’t mean long ball have you ever played in a game outside of your computer?
    Last 3 games at home 0 goals, they’re so technical they can’t create chances, everything is through the middle, we are crying out for wide men

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  • scout

    Jun 20, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #37

    I really don’t mean to upset anyone on here, but maybe your right. I have to say wenger would get them playing without a doubt. And to think some arsenal fans want him out, quite sad really

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  • geordie157

    Jun 20, 2013 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #38

    Has Honda signed for anyone yet? We won’t get him but would like to see him in the prem. Italy 2 Japan 2 now

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  • Dondatta13

    Jun 20, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #39

    Belfast@32…

    I agree 100% but my point was this:

    If a low life “worm” like Lambias doesn’t want to be associated with NUFC on a moral ground… What does that say about the state of NUFC?

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  • Big Pappa Cissé (a.k.a - Yohan Kebab, a.k.a - Hatem Ben Afri, a.k.a - Shola Amamobi, a.k.a - Jonas Gultierrez)

    Jun 20, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #40

    Got a bet on for Italy to win the confed cup but feel sorry for Japan. Two horrible penalty decisions

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