Harford Was Coming In As Part Of The Scouting Team


The news over the weekend thing to recruit his former Wimbledon player Mick Harford, and most Newcastle fans so distrust Joe Kinnear, that we wondered if this was a kind of coup to build up his coaching team, in case Alan Pardew falters at the start of this season.

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Joe Kinnear – mistrust surrounds this man

Joe Kinnear has done that kind of thing before when he took over as Director of Football at Luton Town and he immediately installed himself as the manager, but Joe is now 66 years old and has a weak heart, and surely he doesn’t think he can be a manager again – it would be dangerous to his health.

But we’re not sure.

Alan Pardew today has poured cold water on all those reports and he said this today in the Evening Chronicle:

“He was coming in as a scout as part of the scouting team.: “That’s all he was coming in for.” “I don’t where any other titles have come from that people came up with.” “That’s all he was offered.”

Maybe one reason Harford turned down the job is that many Newcastle fans sent him tweets to his Twitter account telling him not to come, and that he wasn’t wanted – and he correctly read the tea leaves.

That’s a possibility, but the press said it was another blow to Newcastle when he turned down the job, and what a load of cobblers that was. 😀

And Joe has still to bring in his first signing this summer, but at least he’s been quiet and has not given any more of those daft interviews to the press, and that’s a positive thing.

But now he needs to do his job, and bring in a couple of good strikers soon – very soon.

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83 comments so far

  • richyg01

    Jul 24, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #1

    Got to love the tweet by Liverpool Owner John Henry.

    “What do you think they’re smoking over there at Emirates?”

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  • Levi

    Jul 24, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #2

    Jeff

    carick wont leave not a chance
    also people need to stop putting strikers on the wings, it doesn’t work. Gomis cisse and bent should never asked to be played out wide. That’s why we need a Remy he can do a job in the middle or out wide

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  • richyg01

    Jul 24, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #3

    Decent interview with Santon

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  • Bearsize

    Jul 24, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #4

    Spiderman

    Wolverine predator robocop batman

    Flash hulk terminator thor

    superman Neo

    Bring shola on after 60 mins lol what a fuc!ing team!!!

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  • richyg01

    Jul 24, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #5

    Have to say that Cabs looked off it last night, like hes not interested anymore, like hes away.

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  • jeff

    Jul 24, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #6

    Lilongwe- I assume your team is facing the opposite way

    Hulk just moved to Monaco
    Kevin Prince Boateng would be a great signing i agree
    Philip Cololinho? I doubt Lpool would sell but may as well try haha
    Purrel Frankel is retired lolol would be some steal at the back
    Simeon Jackson isnt good enough for this club
    Sticking with Jonas and Ameobi haha brave move, channel the inner pardew
    Lucan (i assume u mean Lucas) wont leave PSG. Good suggestion though

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  • Ben3arfa

    Jul 24, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #7

    Kinnear still needs to do his job that fat twat . Embarrassing times to be a toon fan

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  • kt97toonarmy

    Jul 24, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #8

    Morning lads

    Ha yesterday i had an argument on the blog on weather that was cisse or not. Theres my point proved i think

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jul 24, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #9

    rotondo

    negotiating skills of the world’s best director of football have lost their edge!!!

    do you think he ever had any!!!!!!

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  • cyprus

    Jul 24, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #10

    On Pacos being a big team, well close but not exactly.

    “Ground capacity: 5,255 (256 if you sit tight)”

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  • marc

    Jul 24, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #11

    would anyone agree with this swapping NANI for CAB’S
    we have anita sissoko mr T and marv who can create plus we need an out and out winger

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  • kt97toonarmy

    Jul 24, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #12

    Marc

    No just NO

    Nani is so overpaid nd overated

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  • cestriasteve

    Jul 24, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #13

    Now I cant stand Spurs especially that weasel Levi and gravel voice AVB but you got to give them credit Paulinho and now listening to Sky they are interested in Soldado, theres a team who granted are in London finished in the top half of the league ( thanks to Bales goals) but who get only 36 thousand fans in a stadium which they need to replace. Look at who we are chasing…………Darren Bent!! you got to laugh or you would cry.

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  • Galtierez

    Jul 24, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #14

    Richy, Mario Balotelli retorted to that tweet ‘and that coming from the man that signed Andy Carrol’

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  • G

    Jul 24, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #15

    marc, not for me thanks, whilst Nani has undoubted skill, he lacks commitment, and would want a lot more money than we would be prepared to pay. Although Cabaye has his issues, I would stick with the Devil we know, so to speak.

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  • kt97toonarmy

    Jul 24, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #16

    Csteve

    I dont think bent wud go back. Just pure speculation

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 24, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #17

    marc,
    A player we value at £20million+ and on c. £50,000 a week, for a playerr Man U value at under £10million who is looking for wages of over £100,000 a week from Man U. Not to mention the step down for him.

    No thanks… 🙂

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jul 24, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #18

    It’s a damn disgrace that some Toon fans were allegedly sending Harford abuse on Twitter because they didn’t want him to join us. Why would people abuse a guy who was being brought in TV scout the lower leagues?

    Embarrassing for our club if so called fans do that.

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  • JAMSHA

    Jul 24, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #19

    Bearsize

    u fogot our main player HE-Man…. hw come ppl foget this legend

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jul 24, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #20

    OK ok ok …suppose we are not signing anybody…. I get it joke is over

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  • toon kk

    Jul 24, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #21

    There is definitely unsetelment in our squad and no wonder.
    We simply don’t look good enough imo, Pardews tactics doesn’t help.
    MA needs to pull his finger out and strengthen our squad or we’ll struggle next season.

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  • cyprus

    Jul 24, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #22

    Marc,
    I’d do a Carrick swap if you are interested! He is ‘destined’ for NUFC if you know what I mean! Nani would do nice too, if he could be motivated at a wee club.

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  • richyg01

    Jul 24, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #23

    @14

    Ouch, proper bitch-slap there!

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  • STB

    Jul 24, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #24

    Shame Ed couldn’t create a paralell blog where sensible, polite, normal people could exchange their views on Newcastle without it descending into insults, in fighting and general “muppetry”. I’m afraid the blog is no longer a place to come and enjoy reading the comments & opinions of fellow fans. It is too often pervaded with animosity, negativity and lack of mutual respect despite Ed’s honourable efforts to remind posters to behave. A Shame indeed.

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  • richyg01

    Jul 24, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #25

    Nani would be a great player for us, but it wont happen, his wage demands will be well over our ceiling rate.

    Carrick would be a decent player for us, him and Cabaye in the middle would make a formidable partnership.

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  • cestriasteve

    Jul 24, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #26

    marc, I dont think Pardews blueprint for the future is one of 4-4-2 so I dont think anyone will be brought into the wings ( much to my frustration) and as I have blogged before nobody swaps player for player these days.

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  • Slank

    Jul 24, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #27

    Bearsize

    Where’s Wonder Women?

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  • joeinthecheapseats

    Jul 24, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #28

    Kinnear with all these contacts it’s about time you started to deliver the two strikers you promised weeks ago.
    We need a good start to the season so get them in Joe along with a left winger it’s not too much to ask

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  • Slank

    Jul 24, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #29

    richyg01

    I’m sure I saw somewhere that Nani was off to some foreign team.

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  • kt97toonarmy

    Jul 24, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #31

    Stb

    With many stupid views like swap carrick for cabaye or nani u expect these type of arguments

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  • richyg01

    Jul 24, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #32

    @27

    Or She-Ra, must be a strikers name that one!

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jul 24, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #33

    toon kk

    Your comments are negative and tiresome. Are you just fishing for attention and I’m taking the bait?

    MA doesn’t “need” to do anything just like you don’t need to stop being such a miserable git. I do expect MA to sign a couple of first team players this summer which is what I think we need to do to get where we should be this season. And I’m sure he’ll feel good if be does that. I don’t expect you to stop being a miserable git though…

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  • richyg01

    Jul 24, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #34

    @29

    Yeah, hes in talks with Monaco I think

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  • Bearsize

    Jul 24, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #35

    Jamsha, slank

    Sorry guys bench warmers. They have been pardewed lol

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  • richyg01

    Jul 24, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #36

    @33

    Funny – but true.

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  • cyprus

    Jul 24, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #37

    kt97toonarmy,

    I think he was referring to comments exactly like yours. That was friendly conversation, since nothing is going on.

    And don’t start a fight, I’m off for now.

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  • Galtierez

    Jul 24, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #38

    @23 Richy Ha ha, proper one alright.

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  • Bearsize

    Jul 24, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #39

    Was thinking liono and mahoney too 😉

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  • richyg01

    Jul 24, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #40

    Liverpool close to a deal for Valencia left back Aly Cissoko.

    Enrique return anyone??

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