Will Joe Kinnear Go After This Striker?


Joe Kinnear in his new role as Director of Football at Newcastle and in charge of transfers into and out of the club, has said his number one priority is to sign a striker to help out Papiss Cisse, who has scored three goals for Senegal in their last two games.

darren bent at Villa

Darren Bent – available at £6M

And of course we haven’t replaced Demba Ba since he left for Chelsea in early January, and supposedly our top target is 24 year-old St. Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, although is in big demand and there was news a couple fo days ago that German club Bayer Leverkusen had been priced out of a move for the Gabon Intentional.

We really cannot see Newcastle being able to get him in, because his transfer fee is likely to rise, so we may have to move to other available players, and Aston Villa striker Darren Bent is still available for about £6M from Aston Villa.

Whatever you think of the former Ipswich, Charlton, Tottenham and Sunderland striker he is a proven Premier league goalkeeper and will looking to have a good season to get into the England squad for the World Cup next summer in Brazil.

And news recently that newly promoted Hull City are also interested in the player, with Hull manager Steve Bruce having signed him from Tottenham in July of 2009 for £10M.

It may say something about the current day ambitions of Newcastle United, that a small club just promoted is also after one of Newcastle’s transfer targets.

Bent eighteen months later Darren deserted Sunderland and signed for Aston Villa for £24M, but as soon as Paul Lambert arrived at Villa last summer, he has been our of favor and is available for transfer this summer.

With Joe Kinnear coming in, we’ll have to wait and see who he fancies as the striker Newcastle will go after, but it would be good for Newcastle to get a good signing made in the next week or so, to help settle things down at the club.

Pre-season training starts in two weeks time, and Newcastle are currently in disarray as Joe Kinnear has come in, Derek LLambias has gone out, and we don’t know the status of current manager Alan Pardew, who we haven’t heard from at all since Joe Kinnear was appointed to his new role.

Well, here’s another fine mess you’ve gotten us into Mike Ashley.

Comments welcome.



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29 comments so far

  • 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 11:12 AM

    Comment #1

    Hope not. Very strange times at NUFC, Don’t know what to make of it all to be honest.

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  • rainrix

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #2

    Repost. Ginger From Previous…

    That was more what i was meaning actually. No need to do a monaco and spend 100mil on 3 players. No more along the lines of keeping our scouting network and having the money to buy players like PEA without having to haggle. Spending the right amount to improve but not going over board. Plus the added security of not having to sell our players to fund transfers. Ah we can dream 🙂

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  • toonbrother

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #4

    this is not the player we need at this particular time

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  • Santon03

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #5

    These are the players on my wanted list:

    Srna, Bubnjic, Krkic, Andrijasevic, Schildenfeld, Pletikosa, Halilovic, Tymoshchuk, Kjær, Konoplyanka, Vrsaljko, Wojtkowiak, Gündogan, Blaszczykowski, Papasthathopoulos

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  • richyg01

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #6

    Papers are saying Villa want nearer £9M.

    We won’t be going after him at that price, nor would I want us to.

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  • archaeomag

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #7

    ED – the lights are on at SJP – but nobody is home, and JFK is wondering who is going to call?

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  • Santon03

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #8

    If Carr recommend those players, I don’t know how Kinnear will inquire. I don’t even know how to pronounce them correctly especially Blaszczykowski

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  • SuperShearer

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #9

    Stupid question, or rhetorical one maybe, but what is the logic in MA appointing JK? Is it simply because he’s a mate? Or that he knows he can undermine AP to force his exit before hitting the re-set button? I seriously believe all of this stems back to the idiotic decision to give AP an 8 year contract. It’s massively backfired and now the club look to be in a downward trajectory.

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  • Ginger

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #10

    rainrix

    Ah right mate, yeah I’d agree with you on there. To be honest there’s a lot that can be improved on. Budget, youth players, tactics which all aren’t that big of investments. If only.

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  • archaeomag

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #11

    @Super-
    The word is MA met JFA in a pub and offered him the job, not told anyone else at the club .. yes it is probably that random!

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  • magpies

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #12

    what is going on in newcastle

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  • Tommyy

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #13

    It stinks and we’re employing worse and worse candidates as the roles become available, since Ashley took over every non playing role that has become vacant has been filled with a downgrade.

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  • magpies

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #14

    anymor dan 6mil for bent do not get him 6mil id jus about rite for a player da neva plays. as he is geting old and u can find better strikers for mor den 6mil

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  • Sydney Toon

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #15

    Goodfella
    You can give it a rest now, I think a lot of us have let off steam, it’s more about what restructure will take place at executive level we are now concerning ourselves. Yes JFK is not the desired person, but Ashley has made the right call on Llambias and is obviously considering Pards future.

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  • nico

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #16

    I’ve thought of this long nd hard.
    The only reason that Ashley would hav appointed JK was if he had something on him. Must be something that could potenially ruin Ashley.
    That can surely be the only reason.
    JK is an absolute idiot whohasno professionalism at all Hes already upset a lot of the Newcastle players by all reports n Twitter etc. 99.9% of fans can’t stand the fella either.
    What good is this doing. I really don’t understand Ashley.
    I’ve not re-newed my season ticket for myself, lass and lad and I wouldexpect many others to follow suit.
    I got a ca yesterdy asking why I had not renewed haha. You can only guess what I said

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  • SuperShearer

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #17

    @Arch…is that for real? Seriously what is going on at the club? If MA wants AP out there are surely easier ways of doing it. If he wants to get rid of the club itself why make it look so unattractive….UNLESS…..that’s the plan. He can’t sell with AP on such a long contract and therefore needs someone to undermine him and get him to quit so he can install an interim and sell it knowing the buyer doesn’t have to fork out compensation for all the outgoing staff.

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  • magpies

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #18

    wondering what kind of players he will bring in. n waht stile of footbal we gna play. going to be really interestn. 1st match against mancity gd luk joe going to be live azwel.comon magpiessss.

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  • archaeomag

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #19

    @ nico
    it would be cheaper to have him rubbed out!

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  • AaranD

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #20

    Re-posts…

    “Franco Baldini joins Tottenham staff as technical director”

    This is someone we should be trying to snap up, worked at Madrid, Roma and England.

    Just puts in to context the difference in goals at Spurs and Newcastle.

    As for whats currently going on at Newcastle, its anyone’s guess!? The club have to come out and justify the developments over the last few days. The joys of being a Toon fan :)!!

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  • HullMag6

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #21

    More chance of signing Carroll who yes has had a medical at hammers but still hasnt signed.

    How about this MA wants AC back DL blocks move as too expensive, result DL booted
    If that scenario were true then maybe MA being taking tips from Roman?

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  • Goodfella

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #22

    Sydney
    And how is Ashley obviously considering Pardews future?

    Or have I missed something

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  • Jimmy Toon

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #23

    If this deal had any legs it would be that he was to replace Shola as a better option on the bench. Although, why would Bent want to move to us to do the same thing he has been doing for Villa (benchwarming) for less money. We would almost certainly ask him to lower his wages and he is over our magic 26 in years so I can’t see this coming off.

    Can’t say I’m upset by that…

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  • papscrunt

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #24

    This time of year you are supposed to be excited and optimistic. Rumours of players coming in and think how we’ll shape up. I’ve honestly not felt this deflated or flat during the off season at all.

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  • archaeomag

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #25

    @Super
    A lot a detail here;
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2344127/Tyne-beer-Kinnear-talked-pint-Newcastle-owner-Ashley.html
    Not a source I would recommend but;
    JFK has been on a media benda ever since spilled most of the beans

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  • Sydney Toon

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #26

    Goodfella
    DL came out and said that AP was safe, but perhaps this was another famous smokescreen to get the media away so MA could take his time in ordering a restructure. This will involve AP. I doubt he has brought JFK to get AP to quit, he has brought him in because he needs people he can trust. JFK might be a nutcase, but his passion for the club has never been questioned.

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  • Beattie25

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #27

    Long post alert.

    I have my own views on things but my mate has been convinced this is all for the greater good. His name is Stephen Finn and apparently his uncle works within the club as a manager of the in ground Customer Service team.

    Apparently Ashley decided Llambias and Pardew were too close and after the meeting he gave Alan one more chance and offered Llambias resignation or the sack. Llambias chose to fall on his sword and would resign as soon as the formalities of finding a new MD had taken place.

    Mike Ashley loves Joe Kinnear and apparently Kinnear is flat broke and when this opportunity presented itself Ashley decided to spilt the MD role in 2. Football and Financial.

    Kinnear will deal with all footballing related issues whilst the new person will continue the corporate side of things detailing to sponsorship, merchandise and other things of that fashion.

    Joe will report back to Mike about team morale, both playing staff and management, will offer advice and will actively be involved in transfers by trying to find the middle ground between the managers wishes and the recommendations of the head scout.

    Kinnear will also talk in the press regarding footballing matters relating to Ashley’s views and desires but will not act as a voice for the team, players or management.

    Basically he is there to offer his knowledge and experience to all at the club and has been told not to step on Alan’s toes.

    The new director of finances will look to bring in better deals than Llambias and will be tasked with finding exciting opportunities that offer both respectability and better financial implications. They will also be tasked with finding income for future transfers.

    Ashley himself will take control of negotiations once the management team have decided which player(s) to go for.

    Mike was seemingly furious with last season and the way all his hard work to get the Geordies back onside had been demolished by Alan Pardew, Derek Llambias and others within the club advising him on footballing matters. He decided that whilst the stock is already low he would ring the changes now and suffer the consequences. He truly believes Kinnears passion, experience and attitude can be used for the good of the club and that he will help motivate Alan Pardew (who by all accounts is miserable after last season) the coaches and the players.

    Finally the club will actively look to get rid of the dead weight after Kinnear has talked to Pardew and Carr before signing some real quality. Apparently Carr is massively respected by Ashley and Graham doesn’t share the same view as Pardew relating to some of the first team players (Ameobi, Obertan, Steven Taylor and Gutierrez).

    In conclusion Kinnear will be the advisor to Ashley and also the mediator between Alan and Graham. Llambias apparently sided too much with Pardew over certain issues within the club and Mike wants a more balanced view. It was said to have been Derek’s fault we didn’t sign players last Summer and his fault we missed out on Remy in Jan. When Mike got involved we signed 5 players and we will start next week on finding new players once Kinnear has listened to Alan and Graham and relayed his own thoughts to Mike.

    Sorry for the long post and I think it’s all bull shit anyway.

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  • Goodfella

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #28

    Sydney
    I’m not questioning his passion and I’m all for restructuring but surely Ashley could have found a better option, but I could be proved wrong by the end of the transfer window ( and I hope I am ) 🙂

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  • Chris

    Jun 19, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #29

    Sorry to sound silly but who is PEA and which club and position those he play for?

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