Your Chance To Meet Joe Kinnear In Newcastle Tonight


As we mentioned over the weekend,  Joe Kinnear has been invited to a fans’ meeting tonight, set up by NUFC Fans United, who were responsible for negotiating with Newcastle and John Hall to get the old St. James’ Park  gates restored and back at the ground.

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Joe Kinnear – while manager at Newcastle

The main points that will be talked about tonight are the appointment of Joe Kinnear, the subsequent resignation of Managing Director Derek LLambias, and what this will all mean at Newcastle, and who is doing what to whom (so to speak)?

Spokesman for the group is Steve Wraith,  and he had this to say today in the local press:

“It’s a coalition of support.” “We have built up a good relationship with the club recently which we hope to keep going.” “We’ve invited Joe Kinnear, and are waiting to hear back if he will attend.”  “But there will be at least another two club employees attending.”

“If anyone wants to come along, get up and speak, they are more than welcome. It’s open to all fans. We’ve got club officials there who will try to answer any questions they can, and who will report back to Mike Ashley.”

“We want to try to generate some good ideas and see what the supporters want.” “We don’t have any ulterior motives from fans or individuals, we just want everyone to come together.”

“There’s some people who want Mike Ashley out, there’s some people who are happy with the job he’s doing in terms of the finances. That’s fine, everyone is entitled to their opinion.”

“It may be that something is done around the Braga friendly, and planning to boycott it, as some people are saying they want to hit Ashley in the pocket.” “But we will see what is said tonight.”

This is a good move by this group, who we thought was fairly new, but they’ve been working in the background for some three years now, and they are separate from the Newcastle United Trust (NUST).

We’ve never been too sure of what exact role the NUST is playing at Newcastle – but to their credit they seem to do some good work for charity – although a few years ago they were trying to get money from fans to buy the club – which we didn’t think was a good idea, or a good investment for fans.

The meeting tonight starts at 6:00 pm at the Labour Club on Leazes Park Road, and a big attendance is expected – but we’d be surprised if Joe can make it up from London for the meeting.

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25 comments so far

  • Markaccus

    Jun 24, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #1

    Yay. That will be fun.

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jun 24, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #2

    Waste of time. Ashley doesn’t care about the fan’s opinions.
    We’re irrelevant.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 24, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #3

    Scout,
    Both are finishers, both operate best when getting the ball in the box to react and finish. Neither can hold up play, neither are very good at link up play. Yes, Cisse can hit scorchers from distance, but he doesn’t do it all the time, and when he does invariably they have been high wide and handsome, or gone in. No real scraps to feed off.

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  • Markaccus

    Jun 24, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #4

    Everything is hearsay today. And remember, hearsay is an anagram of ars* hay.

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  • scout

    Jun 24, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #5

    Big respect to Joe if he does attend, to be fair he will have to fend off pathetic questions from some people who think we should be making these massive signings.
    Everyone knows our M.O I guess if you don’t like it don’t attend the games, no one is dragging you in.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 24, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #6

    I think as somebody pointed out, a boyvott unfortunately wouldnt hurt Ashleys pocket that much,but I do know unless he spends what I consider a fair amount in the summer he won’t be getting a penny out of me.

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  • Goodfella

    Jun 24, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #7

    Doubt JFK will attend I don’t think he’ll get out of the city centre in one piece after putting his foot in it again (which is just a matter of time) 🙂

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 24, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #8

    Scout,
    I don’t think we should make any signings until we have paid Mikey back.

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  • jeff

    Jun 24, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #9

    saw jk on the street yesterday.seemed like a real down to earth chap.glad we have some nice guys at this club now as once i saw pardew but he ignored me.then this other time i was delivering papers and saw tiote but i dont wanna talk about that hahaha…

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  • scout

    Jun 24, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #10

    Can’t believe Sunderland have a bigger wage bill than us, squad is streets ahead of there’s

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  • scout

    Jun 24, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #11

    When are the shirts out and can you get it without the billboard on it?

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jun 24, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #12

    Boycotting matches serves 2 main purposes:
    1 – demoralises the team
    2 – brings less money into NUFC

    I know nobody wants to do the first thing, and what’s the point of the second? Sure, it means it might take a little longer for MA to get his interest free loan back, but it’s chicken feed, do you really think it matters?

    And don’t you think that MA is capable of hurting our club a lot more than we are capable of hurting him?

    Things like this evening are great and I wish I could attend. A voice for the fans stating (rationally) what we want for our club is great.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 24, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #13

    Toonaids,
    Firstly, he had only just signed a new improved contract, on £40,000 a year. That isn’t bad for someone who has really only done well for 6 months. He had 4 years on it, no one could force him out if he didn’t want to go. Liverpool gave him 80,000 not 100, a sizeable increase, but I’m pretty sure Andy could have managed on 50k if he had really wanted to.

    Yes, I’m sure Ashley was more then happy to get 35million for him, but let’s not be naive and think that Andy wasn’t also very happy to go,

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  • Goodfella

    Jun 24, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #14

    Scout
    Start of August I think m8

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  • Raffo

    Jun 24, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #15

    Boycotting games is silly. Anything that damages the clubs finances damages the team, therefore damages us.

    Whats needed is a group to have a figurehead to go and lobby businessmen to get a consortium together in coordination with the fans to take over the club, and then have supported reps on the board

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jun 24, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #16

    Why are we back on the Carroll topic?

    For the record, here’s my take on it:
    1 – bid of £30M comes in from LFC
    2 – we turn it down as it is too big a risk so later in the transfer window
    3 – Carroll’s agent says that if Carroll is worth more than £30M and £80kpw, then NUFC should be paying him more
    4 – MA and DL get another call from LFC and (p*ssed off by the above) play brinkmanship and say £35M and not a penny less
    5 – NUFC rip off LFC for a £10M striker

    It wouldn’t surprise me if Carroll was supportive of his agent asking for more money. Who wouldn’t if their own agent said he reckoned he could get you a higher wage?

    Once the agent did what agents do, the die was cast. Why turn down £30M+ for a player who may feel he’s undervalued if he stayed?

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  • scout

    Jun 24, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #17

    Cheers goodfella

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jun 24, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #18

    Raffo

    There would need to be a pot of at least £300M to consider buying the club. And what do we think would change afterwards? Unless we had a group of very wealthy fans who are willing to subsidise transfers (up to the point of the FFP rules), we’ll be in the same situation.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 24, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #19

    Raffo,
    Great idea in theory, but I find it hard to believe that any multi millionaires/billionaires would spend there personal fortunes on a club and then allow supporter reps onto the board with any sort of power.

    They may allow it in an advisory capacity, with no reason or need to pay attention to them, but there is too much money at stake for people to allow others to be able to make decisions.

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  • toonaids

    Jun 24, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #21

    car crash here, the best we can hope for is for him to call all geordie birds slags haha

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 24, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #22

    TDS,
    We aren’t back on the Carroll topic, it was mentioned as you can’t always believe even direct quotes from people, ie he said he wanted to stay and become a legend then a month later packs his bags.

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  • scout

    Jun 24, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #23

    Personally think the phone rings Liverpool say how much do you want for Carroll?
    Ashley for a laugh says 35 million, they agree.
    Ashley then does cartwheels around the office, him a dekka laugh like a pair of school kids and light up Cubans

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  • numba9

    Jun 24, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #24

    Boycott a friendly? What’s the point if you believe in something boycott the first few games

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  • low fell mag

    Jun 24, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #25

    BE careful what you wish for.,
    Im more than happy with Ashley,yes he has dropped some Bollocks and some big ones at that,but there is a lot worse out there, and there is plenty out there who would like him at their club.
    Boycotting games ,what a load of bollocks that is.
    Wake up and smell the roses we are in the Premier league, and if you have any Gripes to bear with Ashley ,try having a pop at Hall @ Fat Freddy.
    They could not take Ashleys cash quick enough to line their back pockets.
    Enough said!

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