Pardew Fears Star Exodus After Kinnear Comments

We had heard that Yohan Cabaye, who is currently on vacation with his wife in St. Tropez, was very unhappy at Joe Kinnear’s comments last Monday night, when he stupidly mispronounced the names of many Newcastle’s stars, including Yohan’s name.

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Yohan Cabaye – furious at Joe Kinnear’s comments

But we didn’t realize that Yohan was furious with Kinnear’s comments, which is being reported in the Daily Mail today.

Yohan has been linked with a number of clubs already this summer, including mega rich French clubs – PSG and Monaco, and from some of Yohan’s comments, he wouldn’t mind joining either of those two clubs.

It’s really unbelievable the damage that Joe has caused, but it seems that Mike Ashley has closed him down – so to speak – since the end of that awful and embarrassing talkSPORT interview on Monday night.

It gives an extra challenge to manager Alan Pardew to try to settle down Yohan Cabaye and other French players when they report back to training in July.

But Kinnear is in charge of who goes and who stays at the club, that’s his new job, and he has already said that Yohan is going nowhere – but if Cabaye is turned off by Kinnear, the Frenchman may well try to force a move away from Tyneside.

And reports that Ben Arfa (or should we say Ben Afra) will be sold are unlikely to be true, although it seems very possible that Joe will try to move out players this summer who he feels are not just good enough.

That will hardly include Ben Arfa, who is a huge fan favorite.

And Joe has already called off the chase for Brazilian center-back Douglas, but who our number one target will be – we don’t know – since Alex Pearce singed a new contract with Reading for two years today.

So our article yesterday that he could become Newcastle’s number one center-back target was wrong – so maybe we are going after James Tomkins?

Your guess is as good as ours, but having Joe Kinnear make things so much worse at Newcastle in a couple of days earlier this week – is completely unacceptable – and his talents are simply not worth the huge baggage he brings to Newcastle.

Pity Mike Ashley couldn’t admit his huge mistake and terminate Joe’s contract tomorrow – that would work.

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85 comments so far

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jun 22, 2013 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #1

    face it Newcastle is finished, a once proud club being in controlled by ppl who knows nothing about football, this IS the beginning of an era.

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jun 22, 2013 at 12:35 AM

    Comment #2

    sorry beginning of the end

  • archaeomag

    Jun 22, 2013 at 12:35 AM

    Comment #3

    ED – are you sure you are intelligent enough to understand all this ?

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jun 22, 2013 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #4

    i think in all fairness our top players need to move on, there’s no ambition at this club anymore and the players must see this and wanting out.

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jun 22, 2013 at 12:43 AM

    Comment #5

    sh!t manager
    sh!t chairmen
    sh!t coaches
    sh!t DOF
    sh!t incoming players ( Bent & Tomkins )

    where’s the ambition?
    where’s the club moving forward?
    where’s the 5 year plan?

  • wolfshead@toon

    Jun 22, 2013 at 12:53 AM

    Comment #6

    lol arch

  • gonufc (not Arf' bad)

    Jun 22, 2013 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #7

    @arch – bit harsh mate, “and you are?” comes to mind if you want to be that smug and obnoxious.

  • gazzaforever

    Jun 22, 2013 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #8

    Hoof hoof hoof. Sad old clown who knows shit and disrespect Hatem Ben Arfa who is a genius.

  • wolfshead@toon

    Jun 22, 2013 at 1:03 AM

    Comment #9

    i dont think that is ED he used to be impartial?

  • hadthetshirt

    Jun 22, 2013 at 1:13 AM

    Comment #10

    Can you blame Cabaye or any other player that disrespectful auld git has tried to be clever about.Sir Bobby once called 23 Carl Court,we all laughed as did 23,this is just down right disrespectful,and this flipping clown comes out and say’s we are all thick compared to him.My blood is boiling as I can imagine many others are.
    jfk what have you won in your career that makes you so fecking special.answers on the back of bog paper 1 sheet.

  • jonobbad

    Jun 22, 2013 at 1:14 AM

    Comment #11

    Our last published turnover was 93.6m
    Sports direct was 1.8b.
    This is why mashley doesn’t care about us and just uses us as a professional poster for sports direct.
    Probably why he employed JFK. To keep people talking about us and keeping him and his businesses in the news.
    He is the biggest problem at the club and the root of all evil.

  • jeff

    Jun 22, 2013 at 1:25 AM

    Comment #12

    for once in a while i actually want pardew to open his fat gob and say something

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 22, 2013 at 1:39 AM

    Comment #13


    This blog is a news website. Keep an eye on your own intelligence eh..

    Our only hope is that our players see what kind of idiot this bloke is.

    What they are really going to look at though is the owner? It’s inevitable.

    This could well be fatal. Any players who had doubts will be instructing their agents.

    There is no way on this earth i’d want to be at a football club with this kind of owner. If i was a pro of course.

    Just take a look at other clubs in and around the Prem. who would put up with this nonsence?

    And yet, I here shouts fot the manager still.


  • christoon5369

    Jun 22, 2013 at 2:10 AM

    Comment #14

    tomorrows headline,

    cabaye hands in transfer request

  • MidtownMagpie

    Jun 22, 2013 at 2:22 AM

    Comment #15

    What is going on with Ed and all this Kinnear hatred, it’s as if Kinnear had punched Ed in the face and he can’t let go of it, Ed is being quite biased which then only adds fuel to the madness of many on the blog

  • workyticket

    Jun 22, 2013 at 2:29 AM

    Comment #16

    Ed, are you a Newcastle United fan? Or are you a fan of the media parasites who wamt to spread as much dischord as possible at Newcastle United with these secondhand untruths you persist in publishing as if they are facts?

    Make your mind up.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 22, 2013 at 2:37 AM

    Comment #17


    Don’t even bother.

    Your hatred towards Pardew and the effort involved to dismantle and split the support was totally unwarranted from January or maybe even earlier. I fail to see the articles you printed are a “means” of “support”.

    You make your mind up.

    At least there is a balanced argue on this website.


  • MacToon

    Jun 22, 2013 at 2:39 AM

    Comment #18

    Worky, how many LMA manager of the year awards has Kinnear won?

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 22, 2013 at 2:40 AM

    Comment #19


  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 22, 2013 at 2:53 AM

    Comment #20

    Ed does not need to spread any dischord – it’s already been done by Joking Joe – as a consequence of being hired by El Gourdo. There will be more to come.

  • Tommyy

    Jun 22, 2013 at 2:58 AM

    Comment #21

    Sod it, we’ll see what happens. We can’t get any worse right? I just want to see some football now, I’m bloody starved!

  • jonobbad

    Jun 22, 2013 at 3:25 AM

    Comment #22

    And what if ‘what happens’ is our top players leaving and we get sucked into a relegation battle?
    12 months ago we were all looking up, feeling ambitious and excited about the future of our club.
    We have been set back quite a bit by last season but this could set us back, and by an even bigger margin.

  • Tommyy

    Jun 22, 2013 at 3:40 AM

    Comment #23

    Who knows until it happens? You could turn that thought on its head and it makes it null and void right? We just don’t know.

  • Tommyy

    Jun 22, 2013 at 3:43 AM

    Comment #24

    ‘This COULD set us back’ hypothetical talk is all we have at the moment. What we had last season wasn’t working, we’ve changed it (not for the better) and we’ll have to see what happens.

    I don’t agree with the appointment but it’s done, I want a technical coach but that doesn’t look like happening.

  • jonobbad

    Jun 22, 2013 at 4:38 AM

    Comment #25

    I have no crystal ball and can’t claim to see the future.
    However employing someone to buy players when he doesn’t know many modern players (how else would he get so many names wrong is such a short space of time) is suicide and more than likely going to blow up in our face.
    Some fans are prepared to wait and let that happen. Others just want him out now which will definitely prevent it.
    It might not with him their ( I think it will) but it definitely can’t happen if he’s there.
    Also we are giving pardew an excuse. If we have another bad season it’ll be jobs fault and all the delusional fans will be saying ‘let’s give him a couple of months next year’
    Never ending.

  • jonobbad

    Jun 22, 2013 at 4:39 AM

    Comment #26

    It might not happen*
    Joes fault*

    Stupid phone

  • jonobbad

    Jun 22, 2013 at 4:42 AM

    Comment #27

    Yea that whole post was messed up.

    It might not happen with him there (I think it will), but it definitely can’t happen if he’s not there.

  • 89Norcal

    Jun 22, 2013 at 4:49 AM

    Comment #28

    This blog is going into meltdown mode right now.

  • jazzyp

    Jun 22, 2013 at 6:31 AM

    Comment #29

    morning guys how are we
    thought I would check in early this morning hoping there was some news on some transfer activity that proud announced last night !!
    Im sure we all had got a bit bored by the end of the week with the same old stories-Kinnear bashing-Ashley bashing-percy out-lammmmmmmmmbeeeeeeeezzee gone,and then a supposed itk announces a big big coup which finally makes you sit up and take note and feel the excitement rush through your black and white veins to no aveil
    guess its just the way of a Geordie supporter eh !!

  • HullMag6

    Jun 22, 2013 at 6:34 AM

    Comment #30

    Ed just passes on what’s out there so we can debate it he might even have time to have an alias on here too.

    Non story media muck raking stirring etc


  • magfly

    Jun 22, 2013 at 7:04 AM

    Comment #31

    Pardew in a win win situation here

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 22, 2013 at 7:12 AM

    Comment #32

    I wish people wouldn’t compare SBRs numerous slip ups with the snidey veiled digs of Joe Kinnear, imo he has deliberately set out to undermine the players he would like to see put in a transfer request that would see Mike Ashley save millions in pay outs if a player were simply sold.

  • Mr Funk

    Jun 22, 2013 at 7:19 AM

    Comment #33

    @ JfA

    Do you believe in conspiracy theories, because you seem to be making one at the moment.

  • sparky55

    Jun 22, 2013 at 7:20 AM

    Comment #34

    This is a case of pardew covering his own arse…Pards had already lost Cabaye and he was going a long time before JFK rode into town.

    Pardew had already lost a large proportion of the dressing room

    The blame games have started

  • Mr Funk

    Jun 22, 2013 at 7:23 AM

    Comment #35

    Just a quick poll:

    How many people believe the info provided by ITK’s

  • sparky55

    Jun 22, 2013 at 7:29 AM

    Comment #36

    how many people believe in fairies….it’s pretty much the same thing.

    I do believe certain people do get good snippets of info but it doesn’t matter if they are truly ITK’s or not…it’s great blog fodder and makes for an interesting read.

    Nowt to get upset about in my book

  • jonobbad

    Jun 22, 2013 at 7:33 AM

    Comment #37

    So how do you know cabaye was long gone. As far as I’m aware he is our player and still hasn’t come back from holiday yet. So your statement is purely speculation.
    I think players may leave but I don’t think cabaye is one of them.


    I don’t believe any info from them but I don’t mind them posting it as long as they don’t follow up conversations with their bit of gossip, proclaiming it as fact. A couple on here do that.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 22, 2013 at 7:40 AM

    Comment #38

    Mr Funk,
    Lies and deceit are very much part of the murky world of conspiracy and since Mike Ashley has been here there have been enough mistruths and deception to fuel the least imaginitive minds.

  • sparky55

    Jun 22, 2013 at 7:41 AM

    Comment #39

    jonobad…and I think he will leave and I think Pardew lost the dressing room last year because of his shit tactics and shit set up and shit style of play which resulted in any player of any class being excluded from having the ball delivered to their feet.

    So I guess we disagree…which is fine…and I think you’re living in LALA land if you’ve been able to completely ignore all the speculation about Cabaye leaving which started long before JFK arrived…so I think you’re as wrong as wrong can be.

    Keep the faith

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 22, 2013 at 7:50 AM

    Comment #40

    I enjoy a majority of your posts but I wish you could see that there were a lot of factors in our demise last season rather than the simpistic view of Pardew is sh1t.


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