This Is How How To Judge Kinnear, But Can He Behave Himself?


Joe Kinnear has been brough into the club to be another football person involved with recruiting players to Newcastle, and not only that,  but as Director of Football, Joe is in the lead on this, and will need to communicate closely with Alan Pardew and Graham Carr, who now report to him.

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Joe Kinnear – this is how to judge him

That’s how it’s supposed to work , and while Joe has made almost the worst possible start in his new job, the major way to judge his impact at Newcastle is by seeing who he signs this summer, because that’s the first chance fans will get on whether Joe will be any good in his job.

If Joe is going to be successful there are a few things he needs to do – with the major things probably being as follows:

  • Sign top players for Newcastle and also keep our top players at the club – like Yohan Cabaye and Ben Arfa
  • Form a triumvirate with Alan Pardew and Graham Carr as a kind of recruitment and scouting board and work hand in hand with them
  • Continue to let Alan Pardew and Graham Carr do the jobs they were doing – and don’t impinge on that, but augment their work
  • Keep in the background, and give press interview sparingly – very sparingly – they are not needed in this job
  • Allow manager Alan Pardew to continue to be the face of Newcastle United to the press

Newcastle seem to be rather late in this transfer window – with other clubs like Liverpool as one example, who  have already signed four top players – yet Newcastle  have nobody through the door yet, not even one youngster, although we have been closely linked with 16 year-old striker Olivier Kemen.

It’s the latest we’ve been in the transfer window for a number of years – because even last year at this time, we had signed Gael Bigirimana from Coventry for £1M – and he still looks like a great signing.

Over the last couple of years or so Newcastle have been relatively stable – and we want to stay that way – so another way to judge Joe is that the bad publicity is kept to a minimum – and it doesn’t get like it was in the first week after Joe was appointed – which is unacceptable.

We can do without that – thank you very much.

And Joe has to remember that when he speaks now,  he is representing the Newcastle United  at an executive level, and he has to be very careful about what he says.

Now whether Joe has the ability not to keep putting  his foot in his mouth, we have our doubts, but we’re willing to be wrong on that, for the sake of the club.

So come  September,  we should have an idea on how Joe has performed so far in his new job, at the end of his first transfer window as the Director of Football.

It will be a combination of what players have been signed, which players have left the club,  and how stable the club has been over the summer months, with a minimum of bad publicity.

That’s the way to judge Joe in his new job – and for the sake of our club we hope he does well – very well.

Here’s hoping.

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23 comments so far

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jun 27, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #1

    Jonas, Willo, Gosling, Obertan, Perch, Shola should be sold and be replaced with PEA, Belhanda, Zouma job done 🙂

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 27, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #2

    Pardew Out, Kinnear out!!!!!!

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  • nufc_eire

    Jun 27, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #3

    The only way the PEA and Zouma story could be true is if PSG have made a comparible bid for Cabaye….

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  • John Tudor

    Jun 27, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #4

    willie out

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jun 27, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #5

    Indian Magpie Out

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  • cyprus

    Jun 27, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #6

    @193,
    We always lament what is gone, but I think he’s more instinctive than Ba. It was almost embarrassing the way he was scoring when he came. Ba, such a nice and cool dude, was losing his composure…

    Cisse scored more goals than his tally shows, he’s the most naturally instinctive CF we’ve ever had. Ok, that’s the good part…

    NOW, can he learn to play with someone else? Can he improve his game + vision?

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  • John Tudor

    Jun 27, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #7

    get ur t1t5 for the lads

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  • Ben3arfa

    Jun 27, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #8
  • John Tudor

    Jun 27, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #9

    well back under the sand

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  • 89Norcal

    Jun 27, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #10

    All they have to do is submit serious offers for our top rumored targets, that would win many fans over.

    But that would be too easy. And we’re likely to get priced out anyway

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  • toon kk

    Jun 27, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #11

    We are always slow in this transfer window, then we get the accuse we missed out on our targets. Then its to late. MA way of saving money.

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  • John Tudor

    Jun 27, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #12

    no not the newcastle in stoke dummy

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  • 89Norcal

    Jun 27, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #13

    Ben3arfa
    Yes, I remember some here mentioning Pieters often. 3m seems like a good deal for Stoke but I haven’t seen him play since last year.

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  • Bambams

    Jun 27, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #15

    Other than saving one months wages what is the advantage in not getting our signings in early. Could it be we literally make them an offer and they the targets wait for better ones and if nothing materialises they then sign up. ….

    Other clubs have pre contracts signed up for their targets. ….

    Any other reasons ?

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  • cyprus

    Jun 27, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #16

    Why did MA buy Oxford street HMV store? Sure loser that… Losing it? JK advised him to?

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  • bills-son

    Jun 27, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #17

    Ed – Liverpool have signed four top players?

    Really?

    Just like they did with Carroll, Henderson, Downing and Adam for a total of £80M?

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  • Average_Contents

    Jun 27, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #18

    because we are shite at managing anything including transfers @ 15! all those people who were saying the window does not open till such n such a time! how many players have been signed in principle now? by how many clubs I can think of at least 12 players already by English ones so what’s our problem n even before joke in ear arrived they had already signed a few of those so why is our club so sluggishly behind everyone else aye?
    Love that pea likes our club but can anyone realisticlay see him coming here with the type of money being bandied around………………….erm no thought not

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  • swemag

    Jun 27, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #19

    “Newcastle is a good club and St James’s Park is a monumental stadium where there is passionate fans.”

    Love is in the air. Music to my ears. Pull on the black and white jersey and start banging in the goals already!!!

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jun 27, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #20

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jun 27, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #21

    :/

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  • rotherschild

    Jun 27, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #22

    Mr Harrison words like, triumvirate, impinge, augment, may as well be in Mandarin as far as Joe Kinnear is concerned he can barely pronounce them, let alone know and understand there meaning. Joe’s vocabulary starts and finishes with the F Word
    Mind you he does have an “O” Level in difficult sums, so he sez.

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  • GeordieDan

    Jun 27, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #23

    A triumvirate Ed?

    And who said football blogs wern’t cultured? 😀

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