Yohan Is A Brilliant Player – I Didn’t Pronounce His Name Right


Joe Kinnear has talked again to the press today, and he says he was caught off guard in the talkSPORT interview on Monday night, because he thought he was going to talk to Bobby Gould about the old days, but then Andy Goldstein started asking him questions about his new job as Director of Football at Newcastle.

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Yohan Cabaye – he just scored

Does Joe really believe he was on that interview to talk about the old times, rather than because he had just been appointed the new Director of Football at Newcastle – that seems difficult to believe.

This is what Joe said, and he mentions Yohan Cabaye too, who is supposed to be upset at what Joe said in the interview:

“I did it as a favor and I am so disappointed.” “I was on air and he switched me to the other presenter.” “I thought I was going to speak to Bobby about the old days.”

“Yohan is a brilliant player and I didn’t pronounce his name right.” “But I didn’t say “Kebab”.” “I said “Keba” and they put the “b” onto it.” “They made a meal of it, no pun intended.”

“Typical journalists, but it is my own fault and I regret what I said about the supporters.”

We listened to the interview again on talkSport, and it certainly sounds like he pronounced Cabaye like Kebab – and the “b” seems to be there – and of course he also talked about another top Newcastle player – Ben Afrie.

But that hasn’t upset Ben Arfa – and he’s now keen to get a new five-year contract at Newcastle – and Joe would do well to sign the 25 year-old – and talks are said to start next week – although Secretary Lee Charnley and the Director of Finance John Irving are leading that effort.

Of course most of the reports last week have been on the daft comments Joe made in the talkSPORT interview but he did talk some sense at times but then got carried away with some ludicrous statements.

We’d be happy if he didn’t talk to the press for several weeks, and let Newcastle and Alan Pardew and his coaching staff get off to a decent start this summer, and Joe could concentrate on getting some good players through the door – which after all is his chief job now at Newcastle.

If Joe gets some good players through the door this summer – attitudes could change towards him – but they would have to be some very good players for that to happen.

But we hope that’s exactly what happens – for the good of the club.

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236 comments so far

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jun 23, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #1

    How were they supposed to have put the B on it when it was a live interview you Tool. It actually sounded like Yohan Kebabs to be honest.

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  • John Tudor

    Jun 23, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #2

    heres a biggar shovel sh1t head

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  • John Tudor

    Jun 23, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #3

    dig your’s and ashleys hole

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  • toon22

    Jun 23, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #4

    We have too many foreign players in the team,they are great when the goings good but when the shit hits the fan they go missing.

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  • Constanstine

    Jun 23, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #5

    What’s the difference between Keba and Kebab. It’s still fking disrespectful.

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  • gonufc (not Arf' bad)

    Jun 23, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #6

    Unbelievable. He’s blaming “typical journalists” again.

    It’s your fault Joe for not having enough knowledge or intuition.

    He thought he was going to talk to Bobby Gould about “the old days” a couple days after being appointed to a new job (for the first time in years)- I’m sorry but what a fool.

    Never Joe’s fault- he’s got more intelligence than any of us.

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  • toon22

    Jun 23, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #7

    JK and his gobshite might be useful.
    If the team start to struggle they can roll out JK to peddle some insulting rubbish to the media.They will focus on him and imo the team will get some breathing space.
    Morinio does it all the time.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 23, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #8

    Best case scenario: Pardew walks and an up and coming ” footballing” manager comes in: Shortly after JFK leaves. A technical adviser comes in and Happy days.

    Happier even more if Elmanio’s talk of a Saudi crown prince was true!!

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  • toon22

    Jun 23, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #9

    In a way he has done it already,AP the team the whole club has been given a breathing space.Without the insults from the cockney twat AP and the team would be getting pilard as usual.

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  • Bambams

    Jun 23, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #10

    This utter idiot is something that belongs with Homer Simpson……

    He is so stupid and just makes up more lies to try and hide previous mistakes. … We are entrusting this buffoon with all football matters !!!!!

    I am actually laughing as I write this, you could not make it up.

    Listen to the interview you nutter then think about what you say carefully. …

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 23, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #11

    Toon 22

    Sorry but what utter xenophobic b….ks. I’d hardly call Shola a hard worker for example. And Saylor has probably made more cock ups than anyone in the last couple of months of the season.

    Look at Oscar 78 games this season and still going.

    Our players fitness is shocking and they are playing under a clueless hoof ball manager. The same players would look immense under a real manager which is why so many are tipped to leave.

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  • gonufc (not Arf' bad)

    Jun 23, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #12

    Just ridiculous this.

    The idea that on a live interview, talksport acted so quickly that after saying “Keba” the producer seized the opportunity and added a ‘B’ on the end.

    Is he joking? If he’s serious then he’s more stupid than I thought feasible.

    What a joke.

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  • toon22

    Jun 23, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #13

    After the interview the media the fans everyone has left AP and the team alone,even the Cabaye going to where ever has died down.Its all JK and his utter twaddle.Myself i hope he keeps it up till the season starts as the manager and the team has been left to it for the first time in living memory.

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  • DS_NUFC

    Jun 23, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #14

    Lads this is a must watch a fans view on kinnears interview soo funny

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97-p_hFsFao

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  • gonufc (not Arf' bad)

    Jun 23, 2013 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #15

    @toon22 – firstly, your thing about the foreigners is rubbish. Yep, we should’ve replaced Colo with Williamson a bit more- that would’ve helped.

    Secondly, that’ll only work up to a point. This genius ‘deflection’ idea will only end up imploding when players get annoyed with results and want to leave a sinking ship.

    Joe can’t do anything about that. Except swear a bit more.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 23, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #16

    In a sick sort of sense I’m looking forward to the first press conference by Percy once everyone gets back from their holidays. Percy might start off with his agenda but guess what the hacks will be wanting to know all about JK,his relationship with Percy, with Carr -whether JK pulls rank on him etc etc. Stand by for more “fun and games” – but I suppose not for the supporters.

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  • toon22

    Jun 23, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #17

    Dont get me wrong i think JK a joke.As for the foreigners they went missing last year and have done before for us.Im not saying they are bad or we should get rid,im saying we need a to replace some of them when the do go missing and not just stick with it hoofing the ball to nobody.
    Yes a better manager etc would be great but its not going to happen so they need to find a way to get more out of who we have.
    Unless someone buys out MA its not going to change.

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  • yo-yo

    Jun 23, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #18

    In a hole, still digging .
    Thought he was on a wellearned holiday break ?

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  • toon22

    Jun 23, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #19

    Since JKs interview the team and AP have been left alone.Yes its bad press but imo would have been worse if all the media attention was left to its usual devices.Theyve been at it for decades and think would be nice to see us doing what almost everyone else does in similar situations.

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  • toon22

    Jun 23, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #20

    If APs got any sense he shouldnt talk to the media,they will lead him around in circles till he says what they want.

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  • yo-yo

    Jun 23, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #21

    That’s the last time you’re getting a happy birthday message on this blog off me then Beattie 🙂

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  • low fell mag

    Jun 23, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #22

    Glad to see big Joe has came out and apologised both to the fans and the players,now lets get on with what matters most ,and get a few players over the line.
    Many of us do not want him,myself personally I would like to see if it can work.
    I think our manager needs all the help he can get after last seasons abortion,so until Pardew is replaced ,the more hands on board the better.

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  • toon22

    Jun 23, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #23

    Take Villa for example,they were in the same boat as us roughly last year.They have bought players said nowt kept there heads down and have been left alone to get on with it.The media wernt ever going to leave us alone were they.The have papers to sell and no football for a while.

    The only way the team would get a break was this.

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  • toon kk

    Jun 23, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #24

    I’m sure some of our French players will improve next season when they get more used to the premier league. But our team must concentrate on getting fit. A couple of good signings and a hard kick up ars for Pards will make a massive difference too!!!!!!!!

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 23, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #25

    SORRY BUT THERE IS NOTHING POSITIVE ABOUT JFK AT NUFC

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  • Bambams

    Jun 23, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #26

    I hope those of you who think we will make good signings are right fellas

    I just cannot see us signing the standard of players we need. I hope I am totally wrong.

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  • toon22

    Jun 23, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #27

    Without JK i think the papers would have published stuff to back AP getting sacked,if we kept him we get strife.Sack him we would have been ridiculed for the contract and stability we cant win ,the circus would have been different but it would still be in town.The only positive thing out of this is JK as bad as he is has deflected the attention and helped the manager and the team.Saying that i would be better if both JK/AP were gone but they arnt are they.

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  • magpie6699

    Jun 23, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #28

    Indian – shouldn’t that say “Sorry – there is nothing positive I will ever say about Newcastle United – ever”.

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  • scout

    Jun 23, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #29

    No one seemed to mind when SBR got names wrong???

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  • Belfast

    Jun 23, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #30

    To be fair to him, he did say Kebabs not Kebab lol

    Really wish he’d stop doing these interviews though.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 23, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #31

    Sorry – there is nothing positive I will ever say about Newcastle United – ever

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  • toon22

    Jun 23, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #32

    The difference with SBR and JK is vast.SBR had the club at heart.JK is here because hes is apparently MA mate and need a job.

    SBR could get away with alot and he didnt insult the fans,JK did and we all know he dont care what he said.

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  • jmcreavy91

    Jun 23, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #33

    Joe Kinnear is an ex football manager who has indeed won a manager of the year award. His ability to pronounce names does not diminish his CAREER in football. Stop moaning. It’s boring.

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  • toon22

    Jun 23, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #34

    JK needs to keep himself in the medias spotlight till the season starts,even if it means anther one of those interviews hes so good at lol.
    If he doesnt the media will go back to what they always do up here.Lets hope the mackems do something silly.

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  • Belfast

    Jun 23, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #35

    If Cabaye is upset he must be a bit of a knob like.

    50 odd grand a week & you’re upset with somebody not getting your name right. lol

    He can swap places with me anytime he wants.

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  • jonobbad

    Jun 23, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #36

    As much as I hate the guy, after listening to the interview a few times again I think he might be telling the truth.
    Still don’t want him here as he unqualified and way behind the times.

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  • Thump

    Jun 23, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #37

    @scout: SBR was a loveable bloke, respected in the game and had a CV to back up what he said.

    Joe Kinnear is deluded, egotistical and finished mid table with Wimbledon.

    I’d say that about sums it up.

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  • Thump

    Jun 23, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #38

    @Belfast: “Insomnia”?

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  • ToonArfa

    Jun 23, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #39

    Ashley loves fans slaggin him off for an opposed bad move but then likes to counter-act that with a good move to prove us wrong. He loves it!

    He runs this club like a business and some moves are bad, but then again some moves are great.I reckon he will get in Poyet who will introduce exciting times ahead, but needs Pardew to walk otherwise Ashley will have to dip into his pocket, which we all know will not happen.

    So he did it the Ashley way and caused alot of bother. He got in Kinneer to stir it up so that he will hopefully make Pardew resign.

    Have you not noticed how strange the Poyet drama with Brighton is?……. yet he doesnt seem to be bothered does he??

    Oh and just to top it off Poyet played for Spurs for 3 seasons and got 18 goals in 82 apps as a midfielder.

    Poyet and his assistant coach were in the team that got to a cup final against Blackburn. They lost 2-1, with Mike Ashley (a spurs fan) most definately watching so he must be fond of Gus even before he became a manager.

    His managerial career started off well with him steering Brightonn to saftey after a bad start with a different manager.

    His second season in charge brought the club promotion and Poyet recieved LMA league one manager of the year.

    His third season (the one just gone) he managed to drive the team to a play off final. That was their first season in the championship!!

    I am 90 odd % sure that Poyet will be our new manager next season and Ashley is working on it. He would also be cheap i todays market.

    No owner would let the manager go 3 games in a row at home and score 0 and the other teams score a wapping 10.

    I know what he has done is not the best way to go about it and at first i was as angry as the next fan but i thought it through and knowing how he seems to do things, i dont think hes finished yet.

    All i can say is have faith in Ashley, he has the power to surprise.

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  • Belfast

    Jun 23, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #40

    Thump he could call be whatever he wanted for 50 grand a week lol Most of these footballers act like women.

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