Newcastle Have Second Hit List Of Strikers Lined Up


There’s a decent video of Joe Kinnear speaking with Sky Tyne and Wear and the interview lasts over eight minutes and it’s on a cricket filed before Joe takes part in a charity cricket game.

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Joe Kinnear – decent interview

That’s been the big news on Sunday afternoon and it’s a decent interview in that Joe talks well and quite professionally about what Newcastle are doing in the transfer market.

It’s great for the fans to hear exactly what’s happening, and it even sounds good, but we still wish both Joe and Alan Pardew would keep quiet about the deals – until they are complete.

This is the bit right at the end, when Joe is asked how successful can Newcastle be next season:

“I think it took it’s toll and we had a tough season last season, no question about that , and injuries didn’t help things either.” “Maybe the squad wasn’t big and strong enough in certain areas.”

“I’ve sat down with Alan and we’ve gone through numerous things, irrespective of what everybody else is saying about it and the tricky stories that we don’t get on and this that and the other, you as well as I do that it’s a nonsense.

“We get on very well and we have the utmost respect for each other, he keeps in touch with me on a regular basis, and I keeps in touch with him on a regular basis

“I know it’s frustrating for anybody at the club at the moment going into the start of the season without having additional strikers but we are dong the very best we can and I can give people my word of honor if it’s not being these players that we may not be able to snatch and sign we would be signing somebody else.”

“That’s for sure, because we have a second hit list if these three players fall through”

Joe also said he wanted to get the strikers in first, and then he would go after a player to strengthen another part of the side.

Joe of course didn’t mention what the position was and who the targets may be, but that could be a winger like Blackpool’s Tom Ince,  or maybe a central midfielder like James McCarthy of Wigan.

Here’s the full interview and it’s definitely worth a look and listen.

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114 comments so far

  • AmeriToon

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #1

    Having a cricket ball hit him in the family jewels is too good for kinnear

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  • aidytoon9

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #2

    Wow who is on the second hit list lol.

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  • Heslop Toon

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #3

    It’s all very well saying you have a second list to fall back on. But it doesn’t seem like we can close any deal at the minute so why should our dealings involving players on the second list be any different?

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  • Lowesy

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #4

    Watched the Derby vs Blackburn game today, Will Hughes looked bloody decent, well worth the hype. Thought I’d bring that up. Would be nice to get him and Ince wouldn’t it? Also, always been a fan of Rhodes who just happened to be playing in the same game.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #5

    Being put in stocks with a mountain of EU surplus rotten vegetables and 52K Geordies is too good for Ashley.

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  • prashanth

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #6

    LOL@Kinnear i thought he wanted to address specific areas on the pitch but he is redefining the positions themselves. He says we are looking for a top ‘Scriper’ and ‘a Sister’… man, opposition teams have no clue whats about to hit them this season. (watch interview between 5:10 and 5:40)

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  • Twatter

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #7

    Repost from last thread…

    @Ruddy

    Gomis has scored 10+ goals consistently for the past seven seasons and he’s only decent? Many strikers would love a record like that.

    Tell me, what do you make of Wilfried Bony?

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  • AmeriToon

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #8

    Unless cabaye or even tiote is leaving soon i dont understand why we spend so much money on a cm when that is the only part of the team that doesnt really need strengthening.
    Has anyone heard anything recently about us pursuing Zoet? He seems young and full of potential and alot better than Elliot who should only be third choice anyway

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  • prashanth

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #9

    The VVV Venlo striker might be on the 2nd hitlist

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  • scottoon

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #10

    I thought the present list was the second tier? We missed out on PEA so we turned to our second list. Seriously, is this man for real?

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  • stuart no9

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #11

    repost——
    NUFC FOR SALE @260 100% right . from being an ambitious club before ash took over, to being happy to be in the prem is all down to ashleys psychology in making the fans believe they are not worth more , by repeatedly giving excuses why signings now are so difficult to get ” over the line” when they are not . buying a player now is like watching coronation st,- always tuning in to see what happens next week – and the next – and the next. BUT his philosophy is working on a number of fans who have been sucked in by his greed and hatred for NUFC

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  • firebug666

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #12

    DL would have them all in now getting a pre – season under their belts. Joe Kinnear is a waste of space. All he is doing is talking, and playing cricket with his mates. I was never a fan of DL but at least he stayed on site and worked on his targets. Kinnear pi**ed of on holiday, now off playing cricket, and visits SJP occasionally to have a meeting with Pards over potential targets he won’t be getting. Paid for nowt.

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  • AmeriToon

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #13

    @9 pranshath
    I like the vvv striker, I’ve only seen him on YouTube but he seems like he works hard to pressure the defense. He looks really strong and fast

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #14

    Twatter

    Can he do it in the PL? I don’t class Ligue 1 as a top league. Chamakh scored over 10 goals in the few seasons prior to signing for Arsenal, and he’s terrible.

    Bony looks very powerful, not overly quick but can hold up the ball and is strong in the air. 12m was a bit much for him but physically he might cut it. If Gomis is going to cut it in the PL it will be on the back of his physicality too.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #15

    I not Joe’s biggest fan but have to say he came across very well and went a full 9 minutes without swearing or insulting anyone 😀

    But like and Director of Football at any club he has a budget to work to and the limit of that budget will determine the type of player we can go after and it seems that our budget is a hell of a lot lower than most other clubs in the league

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  • stuart no9

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #16

    joe kinnear talks f”cking bal//cks . always has – always will .

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #17

    NUFC at the moment has mediocre printed all over it.

    Mediocre players and targets.
    Medicore wage and transfer budget.
    Mediocre recruitment in staff.
    Mediocre in regards to a lack of planning and structure within the club.
    Mediocre in terms of negotiating skills.

    All suggesting we are just happy to be in the Premier League and float about in mid-table. So long as we are safe, that is OK for Mike Ashsley.

    And the most worrying thing about it is we have just been given millions upon millions to spend and we still tippy tappy about.

    Zero ambition.

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  • geordie157

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #18

    so we’re gonna sign Remy, Gomis, Ince, McCarthy, Zoet and a centre back.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #19

    I have a good friend living in Holland and he was raving about Uche Nwofor but doubts remain about his age, he’s listed as being 21 but looks more like 41

    http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/5871/20479216360917702547110.jpg

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  • geordie157

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #20

    2nd hit list, Vydra, Rhodes and Erding

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  • JackButler

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #21
  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #22

    That is possibly the most incoherent interviews I have ever heard, there is clearly only one stiker target if you listen clearly, and a fuskin hit list makes it sound like him and Moikey have been watching to many films together.

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  • lesh

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #23

    prashanth@9.

    The W W W Which striker?

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  • firebug666

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #24

    A couple of injuries this season and it’s the championship for us, No ambition, No game plan from Pards, no players in, three players out to date, poor to none negotiating skills from Kinnear, lacklustre performances from squad against poor opposition, with the exception of St Mirren. The only way is down.

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  • Tom4Nufc

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #25

    JFA- I think you may be overreacting to the fact it’s Kinnear!

    I personally thought he came across very well in that interview- he’s never going to win an award for being the most articulate of souls although equally what he did have to say was interesting and very fair.

    Maybe it’s just me though!

    Anyway, HWTL!

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  • i

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #26

    I have listened to AP’s interview on Radio Newcastle, JK’s interviews.
    They have always stated they are after a striker to play up top to challenge and/or support Cisse, that is obviously Gomis.
    AP wants a striker who can play from the left, that is obviously Remy, with Ben Arfa on the right.
    JK stated he wants a striker to come off the bench who can get you a goal. That is BEnt.
    In another interview JK said he likes a striker with pace who can come on and change a game, that would be Gouffron.
    My point is that’s the attacking positions covered and AP says he’s happy with the midfield and defence. So forget about Sinclair, Ince or McCarthy. The last position JK is talking about that he wants to cover is keeper, cos I don’t think he trusts Elliot or Alnwick.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #27

    JB,
    Sorry pal if you thought that came across well, it was littered with inconsistencies if you listen carefully.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #28

    lesh

    Uche Nwofor who plays for VVV Venlo in Holland I just put up a video of the lad

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  • Twatter

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #29

    @Ruddy

    Is the Belgian league a top league? Is the Portuguese league a top league? What I think you’re highlighting here is that a lot of it’s very tricky to get right. In Michu and Benteke I think you’ve got two players brought in under a perfect storm; very little competition or fuss made, signs of their calibre were shown without the big clubs or their scouts cottoning on.

    I’m not saying we couldn’t be a little more ambitious or daring, of course we could, but there’s obviously been a decision made to get in a proven and consistent scorer with more experience to aid the team.

    I’m a little sceptical re: Bony. We’ll have to wait and see of course but a lot of his goals last season seemed to come about from embarrasingly bad defending. The Dutch league will always be a fun place for a powerful striker. Swansea will play similarly to Vitesse which should help him, but I doubt he’ll be as successful as Michu.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #30

    Jail

    To what I was expecting from him it wasn’t that bad mate 😀 as I said he went a full 9 minutes without swearing or insulting anyone, which for him must be close to a personal record

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  • gonufc (not Arf' bad)

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #31

    2nd hitlist:
    Shola, Shola and Shola.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #32

    Tom,
    My problem is not with Kinnery but with the man who appointed him, listen to it properly, after all the grief he’s had he still gets a players name wrong and on ‘numerous occasions’ let slip we were after a ‘strikers’.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #33

    Im bewildered with Joe saying we have a second hitlist.

    It’s taking us 7 weeks so far bouncing between 3 players and then back again 48 hrs later to negotiate or get anywhere.

    For us to go through another list of players, we would need a transfer window that would have to be open for 3 months.

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  • i

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #34

    Another reason why I don’t think we are after anymore wingers is Sammy was in the paper on Saturday saying he’s not going out on loan and we have Gutierrez who for reasons beyond me, we are stuck with. Then if you consider remy, Ben Arfa, gouffron & marveaus (even though I don’t think it his best position) all operate out wide. They think we are covered.

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  • jimmysmith

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #35

    I think Newcastle are in for two strikers and then will be in for a winger and those players are probably Remy, Gomis and Ince, who would be fine. I suspect Joes remit is to get those deals on the table and at a minimum keep them there if he can’t get them over the line so Ash can come in and close them. I don’t think Ashley is up for a real tilt at the big boys but I’d be astonished if he doesn’t recognize the urgency to get these three or similar in. I’m confident a concerted effort is being made and if not successful something is surely badly wrong at St James’.

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  • magpiesi

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #36

    Will be gamero who fancy’s Spain than England,erdinc and the player that west ham signed after he failed a medical for us Magia or something, then free agents for after the dead line.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #37

    I hope the FA bend the rules here for Joe and allow him an extra month or two to bring in whats needed.

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  • CruzToonSlug

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #38

    Long time lurker, posting my frustration and had enough of JFK talking out his arse.

    The thought of negotiations conducted in the press in this manner is the clear measure of his poor fit as a DoF. Why not just give out the terms and how beat our offers? Truly sad when Derek appears to be the expert.

    I understand the concept of using the press to get a mess over the line but this is so transparently so, its doomed to failure.

    On the plus side, Gomis gives the team power for a 4-4-2 and Remy the speed to play 4-3-3. I do believe their addition to Cisse and Goofy nicely flesh out the forward depth. But, every quote from JFK leaves me doubting our ability to seal the deal.

    Cheers all, I read the posts constantly, in conjuction with Raiders Football. By the way, the board is clearly tame and filled with far more intelligence than american football forums…..horrid

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  • i

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #39

    My guess remy, gomis, BEnt and zoet
    , then business done. I also bet they are all wrapped up by Friday.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #40

    Twatter

    In scouting a player you look at his attributes, his speed, power, strength, technique, not whether he scores in the league or not, it always helps if he does though, but we can’t judge simply on goals alone.

    It’s just that when I see Gomis play I’m not overly impressed with some aspects of his game, and I am sure that for a million or two extra we could sign someone of a higher calibre.

    As far as Van Wolfswinkle is concerned I think he will do quite well in the PL, I remember not so long ago about Man United being interested in signing him before he got badly injured, so someone saw something in him.

    Hard to tell about Bony, I still think he will score more than 10 goals, and in your first season that’s not terrible, if Gomis does the same (provided we sign him) I will be happy enough.

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