This Striker Now Tops The List After Kinnear-Pardew Meeting


We don’t know why these things happen at Newcastle, but the club is once again in disarray, and any sense of stability seems to have gone, and it’s all been caused by one appointment – that of Joe Kinnear as Director of Football.

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Darren Bent – English International tops the list

One of Joe’s first decisions was to pull Newcastle out of the race to sign free agent Douglas, and the news was that Derek LLambias was ahead of other clubs in the pursuit of the Brazilian, but Joe pulled the plug and that was the main reason, we we are told in the local papers today, why Derek resigned yesterday.

Alan Pardew met with Joe Kinnear in London on Tuesday lunchtime, and presented him a list of the players he wants, and it’s understood Alan wants two things – more British players and more players with Premier League experience.

Alan Pardew seems to be one of the few who is acting the part of grown up in all of this,  and wants to make things work with Joe, but it will depend on whether the former Wimbledon boss impinges on Alan’s coaching duties.

If that happens we wouldn’t blame Alan for leaving – but then what happens?

And it seems there is now a good chance that Newcastle will move quickly for Darren Bent – as he meets both of Pardew’s requirement, and he’s not too expensive, and if you believe reports , he is keen to move to Newcastle, and we assume that’s still the case after the Kinnear explosion.

Joe’s task is to collect and review the target lists, and then it’s his job to talk to Mike Ashley – and get the go ahead from the owner.

Joe would be well advised to move quickly, given the current environment.

And now we know why we were told that nobody would  be signed before July, there were (and maybe still are) some major changes in the Newcastle organization.

We just hope that these changes lights a fire at Newcastle, and we can quickly move for some good players this summer, and there has to be a good chance that more players will be coming in, as Joe Kinnear wants to move the mediocre players out of the club.

What do you think?

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43 comments so far

  • Markaccus

    Jun 20, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #1

    From last post

    Rotonda.I think the timimg of it would be horrific. Whether we like the men in charge or not, the decision was made to keep them. If they start jumping ship now, we will basically be screwed for gitting new players in, as alk the time will have to be spent replacing all the managers and coaches. If ashley wanted to do this stupid thing, he should have done it straight away.

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  • jeraziah

    Jun 20, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #2

    For f’s sake, DONT SIGN HIM.

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  • Markaccus

    Jun 20, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #3

    He wants to move out the mediocre players, but he wants bent? Bent has been mediocre at best since he left the scum doon the road.

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  • rainrix

    Jun 20, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #4

    Yup, because when you want you’re team to have grit and fight what you really need is a over the hill uninterested striker.

    Its ok guys disaster averted. CL place next season!

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  • Markaccus

    Jun 20, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #5

    Rainrix

    Yep. That.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jun 20, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #6

    bent has had two good spells….charlton and sunderland

    he flopped at tottenham and oculdnt even get in a struggling villa side

    we need better than this

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  • Mag.no

    Jun 20, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #7

    Repost

    A lot of negative press in Norway the last two-three days. Another big areticle today. My mates, mostly Liverpool and Man U fans, feel sorry for me. They have actually stopped laughing and feel sorry for us!?! Not even my QPR mate got that kind of feedback, and they were a soap opera last season.

    We can’t get any lower than this, but then again… you never know with Ashley, Kinnear and Pardew. Not exactly the football intelligence you would want at your club. If Carr goes then somebody needs to remove Ashley, one way or another. You never know what the fat b@astard is up to, or what his agenda really is. Scary future right now.

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  • TorqToon

    Jun 20, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #8

    No quotes, no proof we are in for him or have ever been in for him, I reckon this is nothing more than paper talk!

    Smokescreen anyone??! 🙂

    Good morning y’all!

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  • Stevenage Magpie

    Jun 20, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #9

    Don’t be ridiculous, Bent I guarenteed goals if he starts. Spurs only used him as a sub, wherever he has start he has scored regularly. I for one would be very happy if we get him in. Cisse and Bent are both goal machines

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  • archaeomag

    Jun 20, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #10

    AP managed bent for a year at Charlton – hence the link – clever these journo’s!

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  • Markaccus

    Jun 20, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #11

    Morning, torq.

    Please say you have heard something….ANYTHING….that will make us feel better. Even my dog is on tablets….and i dont have a dog!

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  • magpies

    Jun 20, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #12

    im actually getting scared of thinking what is going to happen to newcastle.

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  • Roy Morten

    Jun 20, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #13

    Mag.no

    Hvem som har den artikkelen? Skulle nok helst ikke lest mer om det som skjer,men klarer ikke å la være. Forferdelige dager dette her….

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  • TorqToon

    Jun 20, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #14

    Stevenage – I would sign him, but for nowhere near the £8-9mil they are asking. Nowhere near…

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  • Markaccus

    Jun 20, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #15

    If they buy him, but add ‘eke’ on the end of his name, then that would be ok 😀

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  • Phatoon

    Jun 20, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #16

    To be fair, all that has happened since JfK has arrived, are 2 bad phone interviews (which should never have happened and Lambias has left (which most people wanted anyway). I think we need to wait a week or two (til the window opens), to decide if this is all that bad..

    For reference, i’m not a supporter of Kinnear being at NUFC.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 20, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #17

    and it’s understood Alan wants two things – more British players and more players with Premier League experience.
    _ _ _ _ _ _

    Stand by for spearing, Tomkins and Pearce if pardew now has more say than Carr. This is all just too sad

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  • Markaccus

    Jun 20, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #18

    Roy…. is that Klingon? 😉

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  • thepict

    Jun 20, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #19

    Graham Carr pulled the plug on the Douglas deal, not jokin ear.

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  • toonincheek

    Jun 20, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #20

    Even our traditional rivals are feeling sorry for us
    (after they stopped laughing)

    Says it all.

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  • Generic Commenter

    Jun 20, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #21

    All this about Carr apparently leaving is really hard to believe. JFK said himself in his comical interview that DL was resigning, then he resigns, and now the media think it’s torn the club apart?! Carr has known JFK for a long time and they worked together. I really doubt he would leave because of JFK.

    As for Darren Bent, not a terrible player, and after last year I don’t think we’ll be getting the worlds best. And he’s british, more likely to put a shift in when the going gets tough

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 20, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #22

    We are doomed, i tell you we are doomed, Kinnear is an obnoxious unlucky charm

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  • John Tudor

    Jun 20, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #23

    kinnear is calling for a no2 he wants billy liar

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 20, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #24

    Bent is Cisse without the spectacular goals. How exactly are they going to complement each other?

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  • Mag.no

    Jun 20, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #25

    Roy Morten

    Nettavisen today. Linked with Shearers comments.
    http://www.nettavisen.no/sport/fotball/article3638438.ece
    Terrible days, but when you’re down there is only one way to go.

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  • archaeomag

    Jun 20, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #26

    @John T
    JFK is a no. 2

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  • Markaccus

    Jun 20, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #27

    John

    ….or he could get Aldridge Prior, hopeless liar from the Viz.

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  • Spoof

    Jun 20, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #28

    I never thought I would here myself saying this, but well done Derek Llambias, making a Keven Keegan type of stance against Mike Ashleys’ absurd running of the club and the manner in which he treats people makes me proud of you.
    JFK, grow up you tosser, spitting your dummy out and not signing a good player who we desperately needed all because it was Derek’s work is not acceptable and could prove to be very damaging, if as it seems likely, is what happened.

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  • geordiesteve520

    Jun 20, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #29

    Ah Torq, got to admire your optimism.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 20, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #30

    generic

    what a strange and rather xenophobic comment. Bent is incredibly lazy, he makes Shola look like a workaholic!!
    How many games have Luis and Oscar played this season?

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  • HullMag6

    Jun 20, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #31

    The players we signed are probably from an extensive list that Llambias whittled down with his financial stranglehold stifling our potential.The right man has gone, we need to retain who we have and expand on coaches and improve playing personnel. So imo we need

    1 young cb capable of stepping up as cover for possibly 50% of a season

    1 top quality striker to compliment or compete with Cisse (if he leaves 2 needed)

    1 young back up striker to compete/ work with Campbell and Gouffran

    1 possibly 2 attack midfielders either playing wide if benny becomes a true 10 or opposite flank if he plays wide with cabs in the middle.As I said earlier its just an opinion we have enough strength depth cm/cdm the only other addition would be a young specialist rb to develop and eventually rival Debs if simmo has gone.

    I have been thinking, Bent might not be a bad move if the price is right. He’ll be hungry as there could be an England call up if he plays well. Villa was a bad move for him especially when Lambert came in a situation similar to Carroll/Rodgers hence bad stats.

    Only if price is right sign Bent but there could be better out there.

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  • RonVanDam

    Jun 20, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #32

    All the hard work put in since we got relegated is coming undone. If carr leaves then we are fcuked. He’s the best talent relations scout we’ve ever had. Current setup was doing alright before jk came in, ok we were slow in getting targets in but when we did, they were quality. Look like its the chaos from 2008-9 season is repeating itself

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  • numba9

    Jun 20, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #33

    @ 23. I think it is more like cisse is like bent but can’t score strikers simple goals he thinks he is tony yeboah.

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  • geordie@bergen_norway

    Jun 20, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #34

    Praying for a saudi billionaire right now. I’d rather be the next Man City than the next Leeds/Nottingham/Sheff Wed.

    F**king serious!

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  • jammylambo

    Jun 20, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #35

    i dont want darren bent at our club ffs. this is kinnears great plan to win us over. done with this club . turn my allegiance to gateshead. f this

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  • HullMag6

    Jun 20, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #36

    Llambias was jumped before pushed MA put the blame of last season at his door. Failing to secure remy the non signings last summer. MA gets involved signs 5 players in January with apparent ease DL effectively signed his own p45. He didn’t have a clue about footballing decisions it was all finance based.

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  • croftus5678

    Jun 20, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #37

    the thing is guys now that kinear is at the club the press will release every negative story possible about us (true or not) for what he’s done in the past !

    he’s replaced lambass and in fairness we hated him as he was useless and i honestly think jfk will do a hell of a lot better job than him but he’s gone around this all the wrong way and started off making huge mstakes from the off which does not fill me with confidence.

    its hard to part myself from the hate i have towards jk atm from his interview on talksport but he wants wingers/strikers and english players (which i think we all do as we had the debate against english vs foriegn quality) but turning down a free douglas imo we will now go for a lesser english player that will cost a fair bit more 🙁

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  • keeganjr

    Jun 20, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #38

    the rollercoaster never stops, and yet again its a negative one.. im ashamed of the situation of the club, and i cant see any bright light in the tunnel. what now? Bent oure top target? Ash please sell the club,please.. I beeg u, i will even s youre d. Leste skitten i nettavisen nå. takk mag.. blir sjuk av dette..

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  • TorqToon

    Jun 20, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #39

    Mark – Good morning sir!

    You having a rough time of things just now?! 🙂

    No more news my end I’m afraid, but things still as they were re our targets.

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  • magpies

    Jun 20, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #40

    i do not understand what kinnear is trying to do i dont fink u can get a better centre back for freeeee and stil only 25 and got talent. what is joe playing at have sum common sense. only thing i can fink about is they do not want be paying players that will be on the bench they want to get first choice because douglas will be 3rd or 4rth choice he will be fighting spot with s. taylor al rava have colo n mbiwa infront ov him.

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