Joe Kinnear Keeping A Low Profile And That’s Good News


The initial plan was for Director of Football Joe Kinnear to accompany the Newcastle squad to Motherwell on Tuesday night, but Joe didn’t make the trip, and instead was watching some of the Newcastle youngsters as they went down 3-0 to Hamilton Academicals at Benton.

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Joe Kinnear keeping low profile – so far so good

Joe Kinnear’s remit includes bringing in players at all levels to Newcastle, and the youngsters are important, because it seems that when they were given their big chance in the first team last season, they were found wanting, and owner Mike Ashley was not too pleased about that.

In a way Joe is responsible for who’s in the Newcastle squad, and Alan Pardew is responsible for getting the best out of who’s in the Newcastle squad – that’s one simple way to look at their two jobs.

Joe will be measured on how the teams do at all levels at Newcastle, although of course the first team is by far the most important, and he will be heavily judged on how successful the players are he brings into the club.

And as we mentioned yesterday, we haven’t heard from Joe Kinnear at all this week, and that’s good and it will be important for Kinnear in his new job to keep a low profile.

We assume the reason Joe didn’t attend the Motherwell game is that he is also working around the clock to bring in two strikers at Newcastle, and indeed Alan Pardew said earlier this week he hoped Newcastle would have a new player on Tyneside in the next week.

Newcastle fans are not too happy that there’s just 46 days left in this summer’s transfer window (we assume it ends on Monday 2nd September) and we haven’t got one senior player through the door yet, and only one youngster in 16 year-old Olivier Kemen from Metz.

Things are not great at Newcastle at the moment, so we’ll have to keep winning our pre-season games to keep the mood of the fans positive.

But we must get two top strikers through the door before September rolls around, and the earlier the better, and three if we are forced to sell Papiss Cisse, with the Wonga impasse as it stands right now not looking too good.

But surely that’s not going to happen?

What do you think?

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216 comments so far

  • Ben3arfa

    Jul 18, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #1

    He isnt signing any players either though ..

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  • JackButler

    Jul 18, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #2

    Kinnear and low profile are words that don’t go together.

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  • expatmag

    Jul 18, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #3

    Evening all from Oz

    So, it appears as usual, we cant get through a pre season without some sort of major drama.

    We should all be awarded medals as big as frying pans for supporting this lot.

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  • G

    Jul 18, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #4

    If he has been appointed in charge of player recruitment, and he doesn’t recruit, he gets sacked. Kind of win-win in a backhanded kind of way.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jul 18, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #5

    richyg

    too simple to say they have a choice

    if its either get a wonag loan or go without food/rent for the month what do you do? it can easily spiral out of control for those on very low incomes, especially if an unexpected bill/cost occurs

    it’s a serious issue, hence why it is debated in government.

    I like to make sure all companies are fair if i am using them or their products….can’t be perfect, obviously make some i miss but this is a totally non-essential product and its easy to boycott

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  • southerngeordie

    Jul 18, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #6

    Sad day when good news is your DoF not calling someone a c*nt and addressing your Pappa Settee.

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  • Tinman

    Jul 18, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #7

    Devon, but then how many great left footed LB should I name?
    Plenty of left footed LB can use their right foot also, making it difficult for the opposition to guess which way they are going… Marcelo is the first name that comes to mind at the minute.
    Of course there are exceptions to every rule. Lahm being one. Santon could well go on to be a great player, I am not disputing that.
    I just have a problem witht he fact that Santon doesnt go down the line enough. I would much prefer my LB, and LW for that matter, to go down the line 75% of the time and inside 25%. Rather than the other way round.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jul 18, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #8

    the majority that use wonga wont be like the adverts where they smile cause they got a holiday etc

    most use it as it is essential…if your income only just covers living costs and and unexpected expense arrises these people have no choice.

    hence the reason they sponsor us and blackpool and not rich areas of the country.

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  • southerngeordie

    Jul 18, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #9

    Sad day when good news is considered your DoF not calling someone a c**t and addressing your striker as Pappa Settee

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  • Tinman

    Jul 18, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #10

    Transfer, I disagree, with even half decent money management even people on the income support shouldnt need a Wonga loan. Problem is most of them spend the money they get on tabs, alcohol and drugs.

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 18, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #11

    repost
    and i was in agreement with charlie in the gallowgate i see nothing being directed at him one sided bullying to the enth degree macas care to comment to him on that

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  • Offkey

    Jul 18, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #12

    Richyg and tinman

    repost

    Is it the kids fault for working in those sweat shops – no, they do because they have to………same thing as the people using wonga.

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  • Tinman

    Jul 18, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #13

    Offkey, the kids working in sweat shops dont get supported like people do in our country. FACT.

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  • Offkey

    Jul 18, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #14

    Tinman – That 55 quid a week (jsa) doesn’t get you far in this country though.

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  • richyg01

    Jul 18, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #15

    @ 5

    At the end of the day, a payday loan is like having a credit card.

    Use it responsibly and pay it back and you are fine. Get carried away, miss a payment, over borrow/spend, then you only have YOURSELF to blame – consequences are outlined in the terms and conditions.

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  • expatmag

    Jul 18, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #16

    Anyone heard from Torq or danno today

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  • Tinman

    Jul 18, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #17

    Of course it doesnt get you far, its not designed to. Noone would work if it did stretch far.
    What it will do is put food on the table whilst you search for a job. However a lot of people, and I stress not everyone, dont ever want a job and are happy to live off income support for the rest of their lives.

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  • SeanNufc87

    Jul 18, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #18

    Tin man

    This will get your goat then, jonas is right footed, he doesn’t like playing on the right as he cant cut inside and fire the ball out the stadium. That lad cant shoot for toffee

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  • Macas

    Jul 18, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #19

    John Tudor – So in other words you didn’t report me because there was nothing to report me for. So why say that you had? And I didn’t say anything to Charlie because it was you who replied to me, or have you forgotten that as well? And all this talk about bullying, I mean come on, are you serious??? All I did was mention your conversation with Charlie, as the pair of you were slagging off Kinnear for not being at Motherwell, which you denied you had done.

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  • Offkey

    Jul 18, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #20

    Tinman – thats the point, its not everyone. Some people are forced due to circumstances, to use wonga, they take advantage of this……..I am not saying others dont, but it does not make it good practice that everybody should be happy with.

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  • Tinman

    Jul 18, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #21

    Sean, I cant stand Jonas on the wing, much prefer him through the centre.
    And I also dislike our current set up of HBA on right and Gouf on the left. HBA has the skills to almost get away with it, but I would still much prefer it if he was played on the left or through the centre

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 18, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #22

    Expat,
    You’d be better off asking Jeeves than Toon Danno.

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  • Ian Toon

    Jul 18, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #23

    Rotonda –
    Maybe you didn’t study other religions when you went to school mate!

    The Quran is the central religious text of Islam, which Muslims believe to be the verbatim word of God. It is widely regarded as the finest piece of literature in the Arabic language.

    Stick to criticising Pardew.

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 18, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #24

    you were not reported i said you had been put on a list of people who are to be avoided see there you go failing to read a post just surmising the worst que sara

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  • expatmag

    Jul 18, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #25

    JFA

    Very good, sir.

    So, no change then. No new players in but the possibility of Cisse and Cabaye leaving?

    Never mind. At least Vuckic will be like a new player,

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jul 18, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #26

    richyg

    people cant always pay it back…if your whole income is spent every week its difficult to put money aside for emergencies or loans.

    I agree some use it irresponsibly and that terms are stated before but its not easy if you have such a low income as some do.

    I don’t think it’s fair to blame everyone who gets in financial trouble, it can’t be helped for some…not everyone is in total control of their circumstances and has a regular income.

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  • Macas

    Jul 18, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #27

    John Tudor –

    John Tudor // Jul 18, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    enough said no more comments i was trying to have a discussion on here not to have a row
    ed has been informed and i watching my posts and my replies tyvm
    ———————————————–

    That selective memory kicking in again I see John.

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  • Tinman

    Jul 18, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #28

    Offkey, as I said before, if those people managed the money they are given properly then they would never need a Wonga loan.
    £55 a week is ample. Fair enough it may mean they have a poor and boring diet, they cant have a tv, they cant go to the pub, they cant have sky tv or bt broadband, they have to buy 2nd hand clothes etc. But I’m afraid thats what you have to accept when you dont have a job and are capable of having one.

    If anything they should think themselves lucky they live in a country where other peoples earnings are used to support others in their time of need.

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 18, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #29

    there you go again read the posts correctly so now you saying i spoke to you .you directed a comment to me and why no response to him you clearly have a problem with my comments so why not admit it

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  • toon kk

    Jul 18, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #30

    I think we’re a joke, not one signing, penny pinching and desperately needing strikers is pathetic. It all about money. MA has no ambition and doesn’t give a toss about us as fans, all he wants is our coin.

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  • DevonToon

    Jul 18, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #31

    Sage – cant really compare wonga to Al Qaeda. Wonga charge higher rates because they deal in high risk loans. Banks are just as bad, if not worse. I dont remember many fans moaning at newkie brown being our sponsor.. alcoholism’s pretty aweful like. I should quit my job, cos im a bookie. I should stop drinking beers cos im funding companies who ruin lives, i should stop playing fifa cos fifa is corrupt. I shouldnt wear my jeans, t shirts etc cos a chinese child made them.. The world is a sh##y place. Morals only matter when people choose

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jul 18, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #32

    Sage; and Samsung sponsor Chelsea as the southerners are the only ones who can afford to buy their products. Talk about stereotyping bollocks.

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  • BandB

    Jul 18, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #33

    When the history of this club comes to be written, these years will come to be seen a among the darkest in its history. Like living in a country that’s been taken over by a crackpot dictator, where wrong is right and right is wrong.
    In recent years I’ve seen all the people who have given me pleasure and enhanced the name of Newcastle United …Shearer, Keegan, Robson and others, dismissed as nobodies on here by people defending whatever policy Mike Ashley has dreamed up for that given day.
    Now Papiss Cisse is a hypocrite and a greedy Muslim by those cheer-leading for a deal with company run by truly horrible people, which few of us ever welcomed. Why would you want to choose to be on the wrong side of history?
    Maybe someone needs to make a “Support the Regime, not the Team” banner.

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  • Offkey

    Jul 18, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #34

    Tinman – I agree somewhat – but there is a small proportion who say, loser their job – support is not generally as quick as needed and they are left in dire straights with few options . A company taking advantage of this is not something I think is good.

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  • joeinthecheapseats

    Jul 18, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #35

    John Tudor
    Lighten up its a football blog hopefully some transfer news will spark some decent debate later in the day.

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 18, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #36

    he had been informed but it was to track what i said and the replies i received not one persons comments in particular please feel free to slate one party but not the other your hole gets deeper by the character

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  • richyg01

    Jul 18, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #37

    @25

    No, that is agreed, you cannot tie everyone to the same brush.

    For quite a few of the people who are kicking up a fuss, it is much easier and more appealing to click a mouse than it is to get off their ar$e and go get a paid job.

    But I would say that to brand a pay day loan company as ‘exploiters’ is a bit harsh, at the end of the day they are providing a service which people obviously need – whether that be responsibly or not so.

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 18, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #38

    joe its him who needs to lighten up slag one but not the other howay man

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 18, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #39

    Expat,
    Nothing new at all pal hopefully something to cheer us up before the weekend though.

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  • expatmag

    Jul 18, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #40

    Geez, only Newcastle United could get themselves embroiled in a war of attrition involving religious beliefs.

    Whatever happened to the grand old days of Joe Harvey and Supermac rocking up to SJP in a yellow rolls Royce.

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