Kinnear To Newcastle Fans – I Apologize If I Offended People


We had heard that 66 year old Joe Kinnear was regretful for the criticism he gave Newcastle fans in his notorious talkSPORT interview on Monday night, and today he has come out and been interviewed again in the Sunday Times, and he has apologized to Newcastle fans.

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Joe Kinnear – apologizes to Newcastle Fans

Joe’s interview set the alarm bells ringing even louder with Newcastle fans,  as he mispronounced the names of several of  Newcastle’s top  players,  and then when asked about why the supporters didn’t like him – he said he had more intelligence than the Geordie fans.

Huge mistake.

This is what he told the Sunday Times today:

“I regret what I said about the supporters.” “I can’t get anybody to say that Joe has the utmost respect for the supporters and they are the most important people at the club.” “I always go to their forums and loved having the craic with them around the city when I was manager there.”

“There are 10 per cent I’m never going to win over, that is the point I was trying to make, but I regret what I said and if I offended any Newcastle fans I apologise.”

It’s good that Joe’s apologized, but we don’t see other Directors of Football being interviewed in the press all the time – and unless Joe can tale a back seat at Newcastle in his role as a Newcastle executive – it will never work.

His new job is not like the Newcastle manager job he had – so is Mike Ashley going to somehow get Joe under control?

We thought Mike Ashley may have stopped Joe from giving any more interviews after the talkSPORT debacle – but we suppose we were wrong on that one.

Joe has far too much ego to take a back seat at Newcastle, and that’s one of the problems in  his new job.

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430 comments so far

  • John Tudor

    Jun 23, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #1

    is kinnear ashleys Josef Goebbels

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  • spitfire_

    Jun 23, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #2

    “I regret what I said and if I offended any Newcastle fans I apologise”

    IF? A foookin IF? He is not even sure… what apology we talking about… I hope the another heart attack is right behind the corner… this time a little bit serious than last time!

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  • NUFCarter

    Jun 23, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #3

    Wow 10% is a huge understatement. Try 86%.

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  • lesh

    Jun 23, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #4

    Trying to close the stable door after the horse’s bolted.

    Joe. Button it!

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 23, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #5

    “I always goes to their forums”

    I assume that means he will be returning from his holiday to attend tomorrow night then….. No chance. He would struggle to make it out alive if he did.

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  • dantoon85

    Jun 23, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #6

    It’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye

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  • NUFCarter

    Jun 23, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #7

    John tudor
    I did say last week that all these events and conspiracy theories ongoing at NUFC reminded me very much of life in Germany in the 1920s-30s.

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  • JackButler

    Jun 23, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #8

    As if Mike Ashley is gonna gag Old Joe, he’s laughing his arse off at this

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  • lesh

    Jun 23, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #9

    Cornell as well as trying to emulate Hermann Gorring and he came unstuck as time went by.

    Be careful Herr Kinnear, be very very careful.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jun 23, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #10

    Mike Ashley wants Gus Poyet to be Newcastle’s manager, what you reckon lads could all of our dreams be true

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  • Toonarmy77

    Jun 23, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #11

    If it was to happen and Poyet was our new manager would people prefer -Pardew/Lambias or Poyet/Kinnear??

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Jun 23, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #12

    ^^ the ten percenters lol

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  • q8igeordie

    Jun 23, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #13

    spitfire .. shut up you idiot .. it takes a big man to apologise … how can you wish a heart attack on another being … shows how good you were raised

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  • NUFCarter

    Jun 23, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #14

    Black and white.
    He’s just got to wait until pardew resigns.

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  • WWYCD

    Jun 23, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #15

    Christ even when this clown plans what he’s going to say he makes a complete fool of himself

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  • dantoon85

    Jun 23, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #16

    Really starting to grip my Sh1t this tw@t

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 23, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #17

    Sparky,
    Pedro was polar opposite? Pedro was disciplined by the club after bullying some of the youngsters at the club, 2 of them left because of it…

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  • q8igeordie

    Jun 23, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #18

    what happened to pardew being a yes man ????

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  • lesh

    Jun 23, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #19

    Whoops…. • Cornell = Goebbels. Micky mouse fone!!!!

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  • JackButler

    Jun 23, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #20

    Where are people getting this idea that Ashley wants Poyet???

    Is there any truth to the idea or is it simply more fact finding off twitter

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  • NUFCarter

    Jun 23, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #21

    I cant get over that 10%

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jun 23, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #22

    JackButler

    it’s on other sites and blogs mate but it could be BS

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  • stuart no9

    Jun 23, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #23

    q81 – you are blaming the fans and shearer for getting us relegated the last time ??? and ashley had nothing to do with it ?? you certainly are not a fan of the club . your comments cetainly dont come from a knowledgeable head.

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  • NUFCarter

    Jun 23, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #24

    Jack butler
    it is on bbc sport gossip column. I think its bollox if you ask me.

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  • toon kk

    Jun 23, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #25

    I just wish MA would talk to us and explain himself and listen to what we have to say.

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  • lesh

    Jun 23, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #26

    Black and White.
    Do you wonder why Brighton have had Poyet through the disciplinary process?

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  • WWYCD

    Jun 23, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #27

    JB
    Rehash of a story from the end of last season I assume, it’s a Sunday after all

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  • q8igeordie

    Jun 23, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #28

    stuart .. do i have to think like you in order to be a fan of this club? i have to hate ashley in order to get accepted ?? please tell me what do i have to do to get a knowledgeable head?

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  • NUFCarter

    Jun 23, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #29

    Toon kk
    You’re better off wishing to win the lottery because that is more likely than wishing for Ashley to speak out.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jun 23, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #30

    lesh

    mate what exactly happen with this brighton suspension thing?

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  • JackButler

    Jun 23, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #31

    I may be out of touch but why is Poyet in trouble with his current club?

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 23, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #32

    JB,
    Poyet is in bother as he effectively said they had plateaued and he would have to consider staying at the club if the club didn’t show they wanted more ambition.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 23, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #33

    Replace wanted with had.

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  • spitfire_

    Jun 23, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #34

    q8igeordie

    And who are you to tell me to shut up? You are nobody. Period.

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  • Tommyy

    Jun 23, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #35

    I think the real issue regarding the Shearer comment was ‘Damien is one of the best left wingers in the business’ or words to that effect. Now that is truly scary talk, Duff has been mediocre for 6 years getting progressively worse. If that’s the sort of mindset we can expect with Kinnear regarding transfers then we’re completely and utterly fcuked.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jun 23, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #36

    Lilongwe Geordie

    so he’s a manager who is very ambitious, well then MA sign him up ASAP

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  • sparky55

    Jun 23, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #37

    lilongwe…I knew someone would come out with that one as soon as pressed the submit button!!!…but having met them both and seen how they react with/to people I’ll still stand by what I said…Pedro’s a much nicer bloke

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  • stuart no9

    Jun 23, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #38

    q81 — please tell me what do i have to do to get a knowledgeable head?———-get some knowledge!

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 23, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #39

    All in all, Poyet is unpopular with players, with fans, had a large budget during his time there, defended Suarez in his racism issue, saying that England should change to suit Luis Suarez, and defended him again when he bit Ivanovic. Then there is the Wise issue.

    Not for me.

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  • q8igeordie

    Jun 23, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #40

    spit fire .. i thinks its my right … do you think its appropriate to wish a heart attack on someone??

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