Carr And Pardew Staying – What About Kinnear?


It’s been another terrible week for Newcastle fans, but maybe there are some bright spots starting to shine through the clouds – just maybe?

graham carr - closeup

Graham Carr – staying at Newcastle

Alan Pardew did the right thing this week, and essentially said nothing, as the Kinnear nonsense was in full bloom, and then Alan issued a short statement saying he was staying at Newcastle, so he could take the team up the league table.

And we heard yesterday that Graham Carr had told friends he would be staying, and that’s the new news today.

So in retrospect. that’s two bits of good news – and you’ve got to take them where you can find them these days. 😀

The other thing that’s worked well for Newcastle, at least since Tuesday – is that we haven’t heard any more nonsense from Joe Kinnear – but of course he caused himself and Newcastle a lot of damage by that stupid interview he gave to talkSPORT on Monday night.

The news yesterday was that Joe had been brought in to help fix the ongoing battle between Alan Pardew and Graham Carr, but if that news is true, and we have our doubts, a person like Joe Kinnear is hardly the type of person who is going to do anything to help the situation – he’s not that type of cool and collected personality – in fact he’s almost the opposite.

So if Mike Ashley has any sense, there’s two ways he could go – one is to end this Kinnear nonsense right now, and admit it was a mistake – Joe can go away – and we can all go back to relative stability again.

If he does that, things could even look bright again for Newcastle – in fact they could look very bright.

It’s a bit like when you hit your head continuously against a brick wall and then stop – it feels really good. Having Joe Kinnear this week has been terrible, and if he suddenly leaves we’ll all feel so much better.

The other thing Mike could do is to prohibit Joe from talking to the press for the foreseeable future – at least for a month or so – until he settles down in the job and proves he can work in his new position, and work well with Alan Pardew and Graham Carr.

We have our doubts about that, but preventing  any interviews will prevent Joe from doing any more damage.

It’s hard to think that Joe Kinnear’s appointment is anything but a disaster for Newcastle United, but if Mike Ashley puts some limits on what he can do – it may reduce the damage he can cause.

But if that’s what you have to do with a new Director of Football – four days into the job – it’s probably a poor appointment – a very poor appointment.

Comments welcome.

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227 comments so far

  • jonobbad

    Jun 21, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #1

    I wish mike would end all this nonsense now and sack JFK.

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  • Unbelievable Tekkers

    Jun 21, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #2

    Proud – You may as well just say PEA if you are going to say from a french club lol. This is annoying as you have got me really anxious now. We should all have a direct line to torq to confirm or deny rumours 🙂

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jun 21, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #3

    Before the inevitable ITK tosh gets bandied about I really am going to leave.

    Always a pleasure chaps.

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  • proudtobageordie

    Jun 21, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #4

    Tekkers

    It isn’t Pea mate sorry to dissapoint

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  • colwell

    Jun 21, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #5

    Proud

    Is it Gomis by any chance

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  • Unbelievable Tekkers

    Jun 21, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #6

    Proud – Well you definitely have 🙂 We havent been linked to any other strikers from ligue 1 lately have we?

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  • Unbelievable Tekkers

    Jun 21, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #7

    I hope its not Gomis he cant finish for shit!

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  • colwell

    Jun 21, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #8

    gamerio

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  • Abu Qatada - I'm not Joking ere keep off Pardew's Kebab.

    Jun 21, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #9

    Evening all.

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  • Unbelievable Tekkers

    Jun 21, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #10

    I hope its not gameiro either

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  • ochytoon

    Jun 21, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #11

    Proud
    You’re really gonna do this again? Be bold enough to say a name at the very least.

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  • kevymartins

    Jun 21, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #12

    Gamerio would be great couldn’t see it happening though.

    Why couldn’t all players be like ben arfa and just demand a transfer and show up at newcastle airport out of there own pocket 😀

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  • toonking

    Jun 21, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #13

    this is all just the media again trying to sell more papers
    i have found the evidence that has been missing and proves just how much is guess work

    i have got two papers which were from the same date and about the very same person-graham carr and his future.

    if a story was announced officially then both paper must have the same headline FACT.

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/newcastle-united-chief-scout-graham-4694363

    http://www.journallive.co.uk/nufc/newcastle-united-news/2013/06/21/future-of-graham-carr-at-newcastle-united-is-still-in-doubt-61634-33504958/
    here is the chronicle and journal both did on the same date about the chief scouts future but the difference, the chronicle says he is staying the journal saying still in doubt.
    what is written in papers can be garbage all they do is search online for what ever rumor they can weather it is twitter blogs or sky sports their main aim is to just sell them and make the money like most buissnesses
    the best place for the facts are the official sites and from interviews with people from the club itself as they are official sources from the club.

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  • belgrade fan

    Jun 21, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #14

    Proud

    Y said Siem to be announced this week?

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  • Abu Qatada - I'm not Joking ere keep off Pardew's Kebab.

    Jun 21, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #15

    Proud – Tell me JFK hasn’t got us back in for Stephan Guivarch!! won the world cup you know (obviously Joe helped him win it).

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  • toon kk

    Jun 21, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #16

    Tiote could miss pre season if he’s sent down for his offences.

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  • toon252

    Jun 21, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #17

    Why are you lot so gullible? Ask the lads who have been reading this blog for years, you get 100’s of ITK’s during the summer months –

    Proud wasdoing this last summer and during the January transfer window and never got one right!

    Did you know that pigs now fly – It’s true, I’m not going to tell you which breed of pig it is but i can assure you it’s true

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  • Unbelievable Tekkers

    Jun 21, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #18

    Kevy – Disagree mate i dont see what Gameiro would add to us. He’s extremely small and weak and isnt fast. He wouldnt be able to play upfront by himself which means we will be playing Pardews 4-4-2 and we all know what that is like.

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  • jonobbad

    Jun 21, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #19

    If prouds source was dekka, how can he still know anything now?

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  • Munster Mag

    Jun 21, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #20

    Facking foreigner !!! Joe’s never heard of him!!

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  • toonking

    Jun 21, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #21

    toon252 that is what i keep trying to say myself if the post cmes up
    http://www.journallive.co.uk/nufc/newcastle-united-news/2013/06/21/future-of-graham-carr-at-newcastle-united-is-still-in-doubt-61634-33504958/
    the journal says the chief scout future in doubt

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  • kevymartins

    Jun 21, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #22

    @Toon252 it’s all fun and games if it get’s the fans excited then why not there doing a better job than the club.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 21, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #23

    Toon252

    Some know more than others

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  • toonking

    Jun 21, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #24
  • toon252

    Jun 21, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #25

    I’m an ITK – I cantell you that we will sign at least 1 player this summer – We will defo sign a striker..

    I have inside information – Both Pardew and Kinnear have told me (well they told the press that a striker is going to be brought in) But i’m a ITK and i can tell you all we will sign a striker…

    You heard it here 1st

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  • JAMSHA

    Jun 21, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #26

    wasnt the french kid… sayd he will sign on 1st july… so m sure its him… nt sum 1st team player

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  • toonking

    Jun 21, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #27

    this is all just the media again trying to sell more papers
    that is the evidence that has been missing and proves just how much is guess work

    if a story was announced officially then both paper must have the same headline FACT.

    what is written in papers can be garbage all they do is search online for what ever rumor they can weather it is twitter blogs or sky sports their main aim is to just sell them and make the money like most buissnesses
    the best place for the facts are the official sites and from interviews with people from the club itself as they are official sources from the club.

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  • nightfa11

    Jun 21, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #28

    i wish mike would just sack pardew already..

    as for this..jfk..just ready his comments..wow..thats all i can say…if he really was such a great football man..such a close friend with saf…hed work for united, city, chelsea, real, etc..
    ..but no..he ends up here, so we can have another drama..

    time to buy a rope on ebay & fcukin hang myself 😀

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  • Cool Hand Luke

    Jun 21, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #29

    If one good thing has come out of it I would say its the abundance of laughs Joe Kinnear has created either directly (Yohan Kebab) or indirectly (Ed’s assessment of him as a blundering baboon)

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  • lesh

    Jun 21, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #30

    Michael Roe for Director of Football!

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  • kevymartins

    Jun 21, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #31

    @Nightfall

    Flebay? I wouldn’t bother 100% uk genuine then comes from china and you couldn’t hang a hamster with it.

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  • ochytoon

    Jun 21, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #32

    toon252
    Yh he was doing it January and caught out after spouting off about Remy. For whatever reason people still choose too believe him. Torq seems somewhat more genuine although I think whatever information he receives is very vague i.e. the Director of Football/Technical Director mix up that happened a week or so ago.

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  • toon kk

    Jun 21, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #33

    Reports coming out all seem to be getting on well within the club.

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  • lesh

    Jun 21, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #34

    ochytoon. It wasn’t a mix up, it was a clock up.

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  • lesh

    Jun 21, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #35

    • a clock up? A cock up.

    Mickey Mouse fone!!

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Jun 21, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #36

    Just hear we signed a new old striker …John Fashnu

    Joking apart , I cannot think of a better Director of football than the excellent Bobby Moncur.

    And I cannot think of a better choice of Manager than the absolute world class, in his day, Peter Beardsley.

    Peter Beardsley is a very very Intelligent man..and why he has never been offered the Managers job I can’t fathom…

    Now make your case for Joe Kinnear ! NO chance. KInnear is a 1st class Knacker job.. and has brought ridicule and shame to our shore’s ….

    Bobby Moncur should also be known as Sir Bob ..How about it lad’s ?

    He is the epitomy / epitome of a true gent and Professional sportsman and spokesman. Bobby Moncur Director of football, Newcastle United . .

    BOB Moncur and Peter Beardsley ..the perfect choice..Very respectable ..

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  • Stevenage Magpie

    Jun 21, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #37

    PROUD: just tell us the name, we all know it might not be true and we can handle the disappointment if it don’t happen. I just need a glimour of hope!

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  • kevymartins

    Jun 21, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #38

    All bs

    Newcastle United are monitoring the situation of Mamadou Sakho at PSG, the player only has one year remaining on his current deal #NUFC #PSG

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  • ochytoon

    Jun 21, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #39

    lesh
    haha auto correct I presume?

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  • kevymartins

    Jun 21, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #40

    Also we kick of our tour at porto on july 23rd

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