Director of Football Joe Kinnear To Move


The Newcastle Journal is reporting that Director of Football Joe Kinnear will relocate from his London home to Newcastle within the next week, and will be on Tyneside for the last crucial days of the transfer window, but we would hope by Saturday that our transfer business has been completed, both outgoing and incoming.

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It seems the Joe will be resident in Newcastle from now on and of course will be available through next Monday for consultation on transfer deals, and we wonder if Mike Ashley will also be on Tyneside for the last few days of this transfer window, which could still be hectic.

If Yohan Cabaye is still at Newcastle on Saturday, and Arsenal have by then pulled out of the race for Yohan, we suppose a club like PSG could still come in with a last minute stupidly high bid, but that would be dangerous for Newcastle, because we wouldn’t have time to get a replacement in.

If we can keep Yohan Cabaye at Newcastle and get in another striker before next Tuesday, then we suppose we’ve just about cleared the bar in this transfer window, but it’s been very difficult for Newcastle fans, make that painful, and Newcastle have been outbid by smaller clubs like Swansea, Norwich, West Ham and Fulham.

We are becoming a much smaller and less significant club than we were even two years ago – and that’s not good – in fact it’s painful, very painful – but maybe I’m wrong on that?

And we watched the Manchester United – Chelsea 0-0 draw last night, and it seems we are nowhere near the class of those teams – so we are losing ground on the top clubs, and have been for the last year, and this transfer window has hardly helped us become a lot stronger than we were in the second half of last season.

But there’s still six days left and hope springs eternal.

We are still wishing and hoping that Joe Kinnear can shock us with a couple of excellent players signed, and also keep Yohan at the club.

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59 comments so far

  • Toon Tang

    Aug 27, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #1

    arsenal never really wanted him anyway, their people are doing exactly what our people do and are making it look like they are after players to please (bullshit) the fans.

    Absolute shambles of a set up.

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  • tekkers2402

    Aug 27, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #2

    There’s not gonna be any incoming. Seriously there’s less than a week of the window left and what signs have we seen to assume there will be 1 player let alone 2 come in.

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  • jayphoto

    Aug 27, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #3

    With a world Cup at the end of the season I guarentee if he stays Cabaye will be playing like a man possessed if he stays! No chance he’ll strike or play half heartedly, hes got a bunch of young hopefuls snapping at his heels for his place in the French squad, Pogba, Grenier, guilavogou, Kondogbia, Capoue etc, needs a big season this year

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  • lesh

    Aug 27, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #4

    If he’s moving to Tyneside, I want a reduction to my Council Tax!

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  • BandB

    Aug 27, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #5

    I’ve been wondering for a while what Joe’s role will be once the window is over. Maybe he’ll be “over-seeing” the coaching and offering some helpful tips on selection to Alan?

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  • jayphoto

    Aug 27, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #6

    Also Ayew wants to play as a central midfielder! Played there numerous times for Marseille and has said its the position he sees as his best and wants to progress in! If we sign him he’s a Cabaye replacement! Hes on €75,000 p/w (4m per year) though, not sure hed get that at newcastle! His buyout is 15m but they’ll sell for 10m as theyre looking to fund late moves for Thauvin and Gomis (ironically)

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  • aidytoon9

    Aug 27, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #7

    Wow joe is moving up north, lets all get excited!
    this is all a smoke screen to make it look like we will sign someone!
    Why do you think we bid for pea? Knowing for a fact that he would join Dortmund, but it keeps us simple folk happy for a few weeks though eh.
    Shambles at the moment people until Ashley goes.

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  • gaz 44

    Aug 27, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #8

    We should make a move for flamini, I’m sure he’s still a free, don’t think he can b that old, and a few year ago looked as though he could turn out one of worlds best..
    I’m unsure on McCarthy and buying more french

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  • jimmysmith

    Aug 27, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #9

    I just hope we get a decent central striker in and if Cabaye goes, as long as its for huge money, then so be it, even if we can’t replace him. We aren’t short of central midfielders and Anita deserves a shot. We are miserably short of attacking threat, it seems a far more pressing concern than midfield.

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  • jayphoto

    Aug 27, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #10

    @bandB – the length of time its taken him to do a deal, hopefully he’ll start trying to sign out January or next summer signings, 8 months might be long enough to drag one over the line

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  • lochinvar

    Aug 27, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #11

    Anyone got the number for Neighbourhood watch ?

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  • Schwefelberg

    Aug 27, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #12

    2 in I think.

    Ashley probably spends no more than 1 hour a week on NUFC so gets reports from Kinnear. He can’t do that if her doesn’t live in Newcastle.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 27, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #13

    Horrible headline Ed, getting hopes up like that.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 27, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #14

    Did everyone else get their invite for JK’s moving in party?

    Anyone who’s anyone will be there…

    So, with just a few days left of the window they decide Joe would be better off in Newcastle to deal with transfers?

    Is something hotting up? Is it in or outbound? Might just be saving on fuel for the helicopter…mind, you’d think he could be picked up en route to Arsenal or PSG…

    Anyway, time to pop some Champagne…Kinnear is in town!

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  • geordiemark

    Aug 27, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #15

    I was hoping kinnear was moving to jupiter the way he goes on he is deff an alien 🙂

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  • BandB

    Aug 27, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #16

    jay

    Is is he actually relocating, or just coming up for a few days?

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  • outsidethebox

    Aug 27, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #17

    dont blame joe …he is just puppet to balance books ..moving to toon from london is backward step as most deals should be done in london
    dont blame alan his hands are tied…
    blame mike …the only way to hurt him is to hurt sports direct dont buy and black his shops when his sales go down his shares and fortune will go down and publicity will force him to take notice

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  • geordiemark

    Aug 27, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #18

    well the future newcastle united manager would have to be located in newcastle upon tyne wouldnt he watch out pardew kinnear is in town

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 27, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #19

    Gaz 44

    What nationality do you think flamini is?

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 27, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #20

    Pardew’s hands are tied by being such a c–p manager

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  • JAMSHA

    Aug 27, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #21

    so jfk about to move to newcastle on the last day of transfer…. n den say i was so busy with my new house didnt have time to strike any deal. .

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  • Spellcheck

    Aug 27, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #22

    We will find him & we will kick his fat useless ass up & down St.james!!!!! What a muppet.

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  • JAMSHA

    Aug 27, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #23

    JUST BURN HIS HOUSE

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  • geordiemark

    Aug 27, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #24

    Rotonda heights

    aye he doesnt have the balls to tell ashley where to stick his job no one else would work under the conditions hes being made to work under no manager in there right mind would

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  • jayphoto

    Aug 27, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #25

    @bandB sounded like hes just relocating for the week? If its permanent relocation it’s for one of 2 reasons ~ 1) Ashley wants more detailed reports on training and inside club matters or 2) theres a chance he ‘ll take over as manager sometime soon ( ive always predicted after we take 1 point and no goals from first 3 games and we’re oncourse for that)
    Either way, least they’ll have someone to play santa clause at the xmas party

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  • jimmysmith

    Aug 27, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #26

    Maybe Joe’s on one a them 3 month probations you get when you first start with Sports Direct, hope so, then Mike can pull him aside at the end of this ludicrous transfer window and tell the old timer that he sadly has to let him go.

    I’ve had assorted similar experiences involving jobs that came with hairnets and name tags and despite a laundry list of shortcomings consider myself far more competent than old Joe. So why should be spared the indignities that I and so many others have suffered at the hands of clearly psychopathic supervisors. Come on Mike, time to do the dirty, we know you love it.

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  • Mondini

    Aug 27, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #27

    Haha. Joe moving to Newcastle……with one week to go. Usually when you accept a new job elsewhere, is it not the norm to relocate immediately and start your role?

    We should sell Cabaye. If a player has refused to play twice for you, that is enough to say he has no interest. We have a valuation for him. Message should be clear to him. If another club meets the £20M mark then he can decide if he wants to move.

    Players who think they will move on should simply add a release clause in their contracts. Demba Ba was the same, we had no choice once the bid was made. Look at him now, rarely starts for Chelsea.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Aug 27, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #28

    Ibiza,

    Good stuff. Im great thanks. Apart from all things NUFC

    I just can’t see any other reason for it, if we name are price, then they should either match it or make a near enough closer counter offer.

    If this is true about a 13.5 mil counter offer it will only upset matters further i guess through my eyes. Mike Ashley may even pull the plug all together? Suppose we will have to wait and see what prevails this week.

    On Ba, I wouldn’t have him. I still have a bitter taste in my mouth with the circus he brought with him and the turmoil each window.

    Great player, good goal scorer, but no thanks to that merry go round again. And that’s even though we are cruing out for a striker at the moment.

    I hold the same opinion Ibiza, he put his own personal selfish agenda before the good of the team and Pardew tried his upmost to accomodate him and keep him past January. Little did Pardew know once he had did well he was going to be on his travels anyway.

    I hold the belief we were always a stepping stone club for him and he was always going to go if he did well. His tweets saying how all the stories were untrue on the run up to his departure didn’t flatter him either. Saying it was his agents causing problems etc and he was happy at NUFC. He knew exactly what he had instructed his agents to do, we seen it window after window, same old nonsence.

    He got his move though and to a good club, fair play to him.

    But.. I guess Lady Karma has caught upto him for his disloyalty. Well, that thought helps me sleep at night anyway

    Im going to have to get some sleep mate, it’s been a long night at work.

    Catch you soon, and enjoy

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 27, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #29

    Interestingly….

    Since the season we sold AC….

    Figures inc the AC money….

    Money in…£60,400,000

    Money out…£61,650,000

    Total spend…£1,250,000

    In that time, squad numbers wise (not 1st team, but squad…inc youth) we are 3 players better off…in numbers…that was from the championship season and that actually includes a loan signing in Remy, so 2 players better off as far as playing numbers are concerned.

    Maybe simple, but there is your ambition.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Aug 27, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #30

    Ibiza,

    Aye, I touched upon this yesterday morning.

    Ambition indeed I thought looking back on it last night!

    Goodnight all.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 27, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #31

    Prodigy…Have a good sleep mate. We will see in the coming days indeed!

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  • outsidethebox

    Aug 27, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #32

    rotonda heights and geordiemark ..so you both would walk out on 8 year contract …dont think pardew is long term answer but the thought of joe as manager dosent bear thinking about as that would be mashes answer ….
    dont like wonga… dont buy shirts
    dont like mash…. boycott his shops

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  • Spotlight Kid

    Aug 27, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #33

    ‘The Journal understands that Newcastle’s controversial director of football will be in the North East from the early part of this week until deadline day…’

    Ed, where does it say or even imply he will be doing anything other than taking a 5 day city break? Any DOF should have been based here from day 1 during the transfer window. He’s a pudding (putting it politely), the variety of which is the only thing open to debate.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 27, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #34

    When Joe was appointed it was said his permanent base would be up here and his office would be at the training ground. He has been based in London so he could deal with all our transfer coming and goings. That he is moving up at the end of the window as a permanent relocation was always the plan.

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  • geordiemark

    Aug 27, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #35

    outsidethebox

    am just suprised pardew isnt on the famous ashley sports direct workers contracts

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  • geordiemark

    Aug 27, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #36

    Lilongwe Geordie

    we know where to find him then hahaha

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  • Sydney Toon

    Aug 27, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #37

    Lesh
    Good one!

    Lil
    Well with Kinnear you just simply don’t know!

    On Cabaye, interesting situation if 2 September comes along and he is still here.

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  • Spotlight Kid

    Aug 27, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #38

    Ibizatoon@29

    Spot on – the real DOF at NUFC is an Excel spreadsheet.

    Remember the Summer 2010 club statement to the effect: ‘THERE WILL BE NO ADDITIONAL CAPITAL EXPENDITURE ON NEW PLAYERS’ – so no surprises there then. This policy still holds. And until Cabaye goes, nothing is going to happen.

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  • jokinoot

    Aug 27, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #39

    They seek him here they seek him there the frenches seek him there,is he in heaven is he in HELL that damned elusive joe KInnear ,you better look in pound land that’s where he scouts coming to an area with u soon

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  • gaz 44

    Aug 27, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #40

    Rotonda I know he’s French but played in England n France for most of career. He will end up being arsenals only signing anyway

    For everything good been said bout Carr n scouting team if they’re not French they don’t want to know. It gets a bit boring when we keep going back to French league for players who aren’t that good or up for the fight

    The only one who has ever totally won me over is cabaye (still think slightly over rated) and the less said about him at the minute the better.

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