Pardew – Kinnear Has Set Up Some Important Meetings


It would be just great if Newcastle’s Director of Football Joe Kinnear can bring a couple of good strikers through the door at Newcastle in the next week or two (or sooner).

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Alan Pardew – Joe has set up some important meetings

And Alan Pardew, when interviewed today in Portugal by the local press, Alan revealed Joe had set up some important meetings.

This is what Alan Pardew said today:

“I’m focusing on the team out here, and Joe, Lee Charnley and Graham Carr, our chief scout are looking to get someone over the line.”

“At the minute, especially if Shola’s missing, and with no Papiss out here, we’re a little bit light for a Premier League team.” “I spoke to Joe on Friday, and he has some important meetings.”

We assume Kinnear is working hard to bring in new players, and Alan had said last Wednesday when he left with the 23 man squad for Portugal,  that he had hoped to have a new player through the door when the lads come back on Wednesday.

Newcastle will play their second game of the tour tomorrow night against Pacos de Ferreira at the Estadio da Capital do Movel,  and the game kicks off at 8:00 pm.

Pacos de Ferreira finished in third place in the Primeira League last season on 54 points, three places and 12 points ahead of Rio Ave,  and they qualified for the play-off round of the Champions League.

So it looks like they are a good side and will present Newcastle with another severe test.

We are hoping that Coloccini, Ben Arfa and Mathieu Debuchy will be fit enough to be in the starting lineup tomorrow night.

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67 comments so far

  • estechco

    Jul 22, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #1

    How long until the next candidates start to line up…

    Beasant, Jones, Sanchez, Fash-th-e-Bash…err Wazzer

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  • Slank

    Jul 22, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #2

    Repost

    Average_Contents @ 38

    ‘…actually met with ashley too!..’

    I think Harford wasn’t convinced when they grudgingly and somewhat belatedly insert the word ‘scouting’ into the initial job title ‘domestic role’ offered to him.

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  • JackButler

    Jul 22, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #3

    Even with Shola and Cisse we are very light

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  • Belfast

    Jul 22, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #4

    Cisse the devout muslim wouldn’t gamble would he ??

    http://t.co/0NfJha7voe

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 22, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #5

    TDS,
    Wenger had Pat Rice as his number 2, who was there before he arrived. Fergie had 7 assistants. His first, Archie Knox, came with him from Aberdeen. The rest were appointed having worked at Man U under as coaching staff, other than Querioz and McClaren who got their jobs on merits of previous work done elsewhere. For completeness (forgotten on previous post) Walter Smith was their a few months but his credentials are there for all to see!

    That holds absolutely no comparison to JK recruiting a man who is neither qualified nor experienced for a role.

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  • Belfast

    Jul 22, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #6

    Damm those bloody camera phones catch everything don’t they lol

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  • Ben3arfa

    Jul 22, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #7

    little bit light??

    WE ONLY HAVE GOUFFRAN AND CAMPBELL YOU MORON

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  • JFK junior

    Jul 22, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #8

    If it indeed IS him! Not entirely clear.

    But if proven, should put this “religious reason” stories to bed.

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  • Slank

    Jul 22, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #9

    ‘….Shola’s missing, and with no Papiss out here, we’re a little bit light..’

    Lovely sangfroid, wonderful.

    No doubt Pardew is currently sticking pins into a doll that has more than a passing resemblance to the Director of Football.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jul 22, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #10

    Lilongwe

    So Fergie brought his assistant from Aberdeen you say…Wenger did appoint people he knew but he wanted his assistant to be an Arsenal man. Eriksson brought Tord Grip with him everywhere and a bunch of Italian coaches too, so did the Italian for Ireland. Pretty much every manager looks to hire the best people he knows for the job.

    You have no idea what Hartford has been doing recently, he may be massively sought after or maybe he’s got some talents that haven’t even been properly utilised yet. It’s not as if he’s coming in as manager is it?

    And then it falls through…so what really happened is the he may have got an interview, it was stupidly leaked somehow, and the fans have made crazy speculation ever since.

    We’re always going to be a media circus when our fans overreact. Who cares who JFK brings in to help him out, as long as we have signed a couple of good players come 1st September.

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  • Belfast

    Jul 22, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #11

    It’s much more clearer in a smaller picture size don’t no why it’s so big in that link

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  • nut meg

    Jul 22, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #12

    Some important meetings, his shrink & a AA would be a good start.

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  • rainrix

    Jul 22, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #13

    JFK…. I’d say it is him, seen him loads of times wearing that blue gilet. Its very distinctive. Brought down by fashion, nice one papiss.

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  • plana

    Jul 22, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #15

    According to Courtney, NUFC, won’t be doing much transfer business, the Mackems, will carry on spending.

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  • Belfast

    Jul 22, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #16

    Looks like him to me. I’d seen previous pictures a few months ago too.

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jul 22, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #17

    JFK can’t even get his best mate over the line.

    The club really is nothing but a joke.
    Ashley’s revenge on us I guess.

    Sell up and f… off Ashley.

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  • JackButler

    Jul 22, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #18

    Bernard having medical at Arsenal!

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  • Slank

    Jul 22, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #19

    Belfast,

    Come on, that’s him asking for a strawberry syrup surely

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  • Belfast

    Jul 22, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #20

    He thought it was a mosque, and when he got in the other punters told him they wouldn’t let him leave until he gambled. He was afraid very afraid.

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jul 22, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #21

    No offside in Blackjack … he might win.

    Isn’t he shacked up with Miss Newcastle too?

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  • Ben3arfa

    Jul 22, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #22

    JB

    Bernard is one hell of a player, may be too light for EPL though

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  • jayphoto

    Jul 22, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #23

    Think the thing with Cisse is more to do with how the muslim conmunity and the Senegalese people will react to him wearing the Wonga shirt! Not sure its actually his ethics that are being questioned, i think its more to do with the ethics of his family and the place in senegal that he comes from

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  • Belfast

    Jul 22, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #24

    I said the other day he’s had his agent in his ear telling him how much he could earn in Russia, but Ashley and co value him at 25 million or whatever it is, and the Russian club don’t want to pay it.

    Handy we way of forcing a move at a knock down price in my opinion.

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  • jayphoto

    Jul 22, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #25

    That Bernard at arsenal has come from L’equipe so im not sure id believe it! Their about as reliable as the metro or the sun!
    Talk about Bernard was that he wanted to wait till after the world cup in 2014 to move because a bad year trying to adapt to a new league would lose him his squad place for Brazil as their are numerous players breathing down his neck for his place and under Scolari playing in brazil gives him the best chance of getting a place

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 22, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #26

    TDS,
    Appointing coaches to work with you as coaches makes sense. Appointing coaches/players who played and coached for you as an assistant to a Director of football, and in a potential scouting capacity is different. If I worked as a barman when a student would I then appoint my fellow bar staff to work with me when I am at an accounting firm?

    What has Mick Harford ever done? Has he coached, or managed at the top level? Has he coached or managed international level players? He was obviously so in demand that he joined Millwall’s coaching staff earlier this year….

    As for your point about the media circus, there hasn’t really been one. There was a story in the press, that has turned out to be correct in that he was offered the role. Harford has turned it down. Kindly point out which part constitutes a circus?

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 22, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #27

    Hey right Alan lad I’ve err I’ve set up some f***ing meeting right! Stop phoning me yeah! I’ll ring u when these err meeting are over the line

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jul 22, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #28

    jayphoto

    So it’s not a personal religious dilemma, it’s his image he’s worried about.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 22, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #29

    plana,
    You remind me of a 13 year old Indian boy from pennywell whose about as Indian as Mcewans lager.

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  • jayphoto

    Jul 22, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #30

    I reckon so! Hes an idol in Senegal known for his devotion to islam and charity! Hes like their version of princess Di! Lol

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 22, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #31

    Let’s not write this Harford piece off just yet. He initially turned down Kinnears advances at Notts Forest, before joining a few months later.

    TDS,
    In answer to what he has been doing, QPR, Colchester, Luton, Swindon, Rotherham, QPR. Oh yes, high quality.

    To be honest, the fact he isn’t coming is by the by, it is more the fact that the club wanted him to join in that role that is worrying.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 22, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #32

    (he was at QPR twice)

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  • Moe

    Jul 22, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #33

    What pisses me off is that JFK has the chance to ring any Manager in the world ANY manager … and he rings Hartford

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  • plana

    Jul 22, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #34

    Jfa, i thought we established already, that you are a retard!

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  • jayphoto

    Jul 22, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #35

    Thing is with the cisse wearing a virgin money shirt too is that its justifiable in that they do offer no interest and no APR accounts and loans for Muslims aswell as their regular accounts and loans! Same as most big banks! So cisse could look as if the club was advertising those! Obviously Wonga do not! Just guessing but i think the town in senegal is what cisse cares most about, sends a massive percentage of his wages back there, i think its his image there that he wants to preserve

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 22, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #36

    No,
    We never got around to establishing it !

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  • lesh

    Jul 22, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #37

    Yer right again lol.

    A good manager always tries to hire the best people he knows for the job.

    Now in Joe’s case and given his extensive contacts, Harford ‘ll be it!

    Maybe we could get the position advertised abroad and outsource it?

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  • plana

    Jul 22, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #38

    These foreigners bringing religion into football. Move Cisse, on.

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  • plana

    Jul 22, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #39

    Well we have now retard!

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  • lesh

    Jul 22, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #40

    • Lilongwe, the lol was meant to be Lil. Sorry Lil, lol!

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