Joe Kinnear’s Net Transfers In For Newcastle – Zero


Joe Kinnear was singularly unsuccessful in bringing some good players into the club this summer, except for getting Loic Remy into the club for a season long loan spell from QPR, and with having Loic on board, we’ll at least have one more striker than we had for the second half of last season, but that may not be enough.

joe kinnear

Joe Kinnear – net zero in incoming transfers

But apart from adding only one senior player we brought in, albeit a loan signing, the very first thing Joe did when he came on board was to negate the signing of FC Twente and Brazilian center-back Douglas, and he was all ready to sign on as a free agent.

We had been after Douglas in the summer of last year,  and Newcastle made a £4M bid for him, but in the end he decided to see out his last year at his Dutch club and become a free agent this summer.

And as so often happens, Newcastle were still keeping tabs on the player and Derek LLmabias had got the deal done, and Douglas was ready to come to Newcastle.

And then what happened – Joe Kinnear came on board and stopped the deal, and it’s small wonder that Derek LLambias then resigned in protest.

We think Newcastle could have done with another center-back, and especially one that stands 6’4″ tall and is a threat from corners, something we didn’t have at all last season.

So Joe has not done very well this summer, and the Newcastle  fans know it.

Comments welcome.

Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook and +1 us on Google+:

You can also reach Ed at admin@nufcblog.com



You can share this articleShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someonePin on PinterestDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on Tumblr

284 comments so far

  • DS_NUFC

    Sep 3, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #1

    the puppet speaks people who pity pardew should have a look at themselves.we nedd to get ashley kinnear and pardew out pardew is as bad as the other two what kind of a man just takes this kind of crap he should of been knoking on ashleys door demanding transfers but he comes out with a statement like this. also people questioning why keegan left you can now see why he has done this the man had respect for himself and the fans we need to get this mafia out just like what liverpool done with their owners.we will never progress under ashley we need a owner that will support us financially that gives the fans a say and a quality manager that the fans like

    0
  • John Tudor

    Sep 3, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #3

    but hey the fc wont payup

    0
  • Toon-Prodigy

    Sep 3, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #4

    Pardews not as daft as people think.

    He maybe a mediocre manager who has been drafted in to do a mediocre job, but he has showed anyone with an ounce of intelligence that this regime is lacking in ambition over the past year.

    His cry’s for players and investment hasn’t gone unnoticed from me that’s for sure.

    0
  • jimiley

    Sep 3, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #5

    When we take off our black and white goggles it is plain we are in a relegation fight already. 5th bottom last season and no recuits in the summer. Our French signings in January did not help us even though we were out of Europe in Feb. Other teams at the bottom are much stronger coz they have spent. Soton 36 million!!!! and Norwich 24 million for example. Can somebody with their goggles on explain to me how we are now a mid table team and not a relegation team And we still have Pardew!!!!

    0
  • DanRo

    Sep 3, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #6

    I understand and empathise people voicing very negative opinions. The criticism towards Kinnear, Ashley and Pardew is emotive and has strong merits.

    I like to take a more philosophical perspective. I don’t believe the blueprint of the club will change – minimum input with maximum output.

    An appalling example of such cost cutting has been highlighted in the journal today ‘One club employee – photographer Ian Horrocks, with 19 years of experience at Newcastle – was made redundant as Ashley shaved the margins again.

    It was a sad end to a career underscored by loyalty to his club – just another example of the reality that is Ashley’s Newcastle.’

    As supporters we have very little choice. No-one will readily support the actions of Ashley, Kinnear and to a lesser extent Pardew. Does this mean things will change? Undoubtedly and sadly, no.

    We will continue to turn up every week supporting the club, spending money on merchandise, as well as food and drink. We will continue to support the team and hope for the best.

    This is what Ashley and his allies rely upon. This is what supports his plan. The stark choice remains: support NUFC and inadvertently Ashley or boycott NUFC and Ashley. We all know what choice fans will make.

    In the meantime, I watch, I support and I hope (that’s what we do best) for a better future for NUFC.

    0
  • scout

    Sep 3, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #7

    MA must be gutted, AP won’t go. Totally undermined by the current regime and still stays. If he only gets a years money if they sack him I’m a Dutch man.
    They must be well pi..ed off. Good enough for them. Probably have to give AP over 10 million to get rid. Well done Alan, give them hell son.

    0
  • SeanNufc87

    Sep 3, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #8

    You lot watching that true geordie or whatever he’s called? Is that how bad its gotten? That we are agreeing with a bloke with a bee in his bonnet and a couple of brain cells saying everything ben3arfa and catchy have been saying for ages? Pathetic hate mongering.

    0
  • bishopblaize

    Sep 3, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #9

    If its true that the targets we’re no better than the current squad (.. Does that inclde Shola .. ) Anyway a Top Signing of Flair that would have sold an Xtra 6000 Seats at a good Price and Flock of Shirts saying Messi (not what a mess we in) We can only back the current Team in hand and support Pardew while he here HWTL (let’s get job done:)

    0
  • John Tudor

    Sep 3, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #10

    i dont wear goggles its the same old same old every season is a relegation scrap for us unless we have a cracker once in a blue moon

    0
  • Wiz

    Sep 3, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #11

    Pardew is the ideal Ashley manager, and I persist in my apparently perverse viewpoint that he is a good manager and an excellent man manager. Obviously a time will come, because of the position he is in and his limited role in controlling players’ careers, that he will lose the dressing room. But that has not happened yet, and he is the most astonishingly resilient man. Ashley, by contrast, is out of his depth, and a cynical disgrace. I have no view on Kinnear. He doesn’t seem to have a role. He just gets in the way.

    0
  • DevonToon

    Sep 3, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #12

    JT I feel like I read that article last summer… all those players where available then..

    0
  • Rooster

    Sep 3, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #13

    Prodigy, he gets fed a “line” and he delivers, honestly I truly believe apart from his after match summeries its all scripted up for him, ie keep the plebs happy and say we are working hard to get players over the line, it has turned my stomach, the utter utter bullshitters.

    0
  • John Tudor

    Sep 3, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #14

    there are players available none of which ashley will take on simply due to wages

    0
  • Rooster

    Sep 3, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #15

    Tudor, there was a blue moon last month, honest!

    0
  • giimps

    Sep 3, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #16

    Sean, I’m afraid however badly it may be dresses, his argument is right.
    Cashley will not spend any more of his own money to keep this club going, he will in all probability sell this year after he has recouped all of his loans to the club and we will all breathe a huge sigh of relief

    0
  • John Tudor

    Sep 3, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #17

    one of his shops was ram- raided, the robbers took all the racking and clothes hangers and left the tat

    0
  • bishopblaize

    Sep 3, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #18

    How many of you gan banging on the Directors door no matter where u yak?
    If u on a Good Number u know what side yer Bread Buttered!
    What’s score with some of yer saying Board want Pardew to walk? If Alan was voicing about wanting to Buy a Dream Team publicly that would call good ground for divorce but he perfect Biatch to MA with Positive Press interviews.
    Just hope we can play the game with Men we Have!!!

    0
  • Rooster

    Sep 3, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #19

    Pardew, Gomis himself said a fee was agreed 5 weeks ago, agent fees and terms could not get agreed. why???? we want the cheapest deal possible when we are buying and the dearest when we are sellin, got to be middle ground little Emp MIKE.

    0
  • Ketsbaia9

    Sep 3, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #20

    We need radical changes. The only promising thing is seeing a few english players improving. Redmond and Barkley look decent and Sturridge is on fire. Mcmanaman could make the world cup squad. He’s the new Gillespie.

    0
  • Toon-Prodigy

    Sep 3, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #21

    Scout,

    Well said.

    I hold the belief if you hire a manager then you have to back him.

    Regardless if you want him to finish mid-table or not.

    The bloke has been lied to, undermined, embarrassed to the absolute max. He got an 8 yr deal because he is a yes man who is capable of hitting Ashleys target of mid-table. It had nothing to do with stability. As you can see by the introduction of Kinnear a week before the window opened.

    Exactly the same as Keegan. He expected backing. Shearer wanted backing. Houghton made do, got us promoted, then got sacked. Why?

    Mike Ashley likes us against our managers because it distracts any bad mouthing away from himself.

    We qualified for Europe and pardew still didn’t get backed. We finished 16th? Still no backing. Answers on a post card?

    Ashley is sh1t scared of any kind of success because it means investing large somes of money, and also with that an increase in the wage bill which he is still trying to lower.

    Simpson, Perch, Harper all off the books aswell now.

    Stinks people, it stinks.

    0
  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Sep 3, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #22

    Just thought I’d share this with those who are interested before I go for good.

    “Just so you know what I did – when you sent me that note on Pushy Pardew
    and Ian Toon being the same person – I sent you back an email saying while
    the IP address and emails were different – the emails were very similar,
    and I suspected they were one and the same person.

    I blocked Pushy Prdew and the IP address he was using and then two days
    ago Ian Toon was being moderated again (?), and I solved that because it
    was the other device he had used for Pushy Pardew and was now using for
    Ian Toon – and I had blocked the email – and that proved he was indeed
    using two different IDs last week.

    But as far as I am aware he is only using one ID now – so as far as I am
    aware I fixed the problem you had rightly pointed out.

    Ed Harrison.”

    0
  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 3, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #23

    20th richest club in the world yet we can’t compete??
    Fcuk off

    0
  • Dragon64

    Sep 3, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #24

    At the end of the day Ashley has to be careful because he is winding 52,000 Geordies up with shit and it just takes 1 to go over the edge and that is why you will never see him at the ground or the joker. He has no plans what so ever still wonder why he ever bought the club was he that pissed off when we beat his team spurs 7-1 and then said he would get his own back and believe me he is loll. Unless someone comes in and buys the club we are stuck with him

    0
  • Tinman

    Sep 3, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #25

    Leeds game in Carling Cup to be boycotted

    0
  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 3, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #26

    Twitter is going into overdrive to get the Leeds game boycotted, good on them
    Mike Ashley get out of our club, your not welcome

    0
  • Dragon64

    Sep 3, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #27

    It’s no good just a few hundred or thousand it has to be the whole ground on a live match to get the full showing from tv around the world so fat boy will then no he has to sell

    0
  • hotdog

    Sep 3, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #28

    I wonder how much time and effort has been written by Nufc.blog users over the last few months. I have never taken part in the pre-season silly transfer period. All you can do is wait to see who is signed and then discuss. Right Loic Remi, the kid is good right??????

    0
  • Ketsbaia9

    Sep 3, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #29

    We could’ve got Alderweireld for £5m, Lukaku and Ba on loan, Bearsejour for £1.5m and Zarate for free but instead, we didn’t bring anyone in. Now with spending just £10m, we could’ve been a top 4 team. It’s so frustrating.

    0
  • roy

    Sep 3, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #30

    Joke of the country now

    0
  • low fell mag

    Sep 3, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #31

    Time to get shot ,but here goes.
    Taking time to think long and hard, my conclusion and keeping it short.
    1 . I do believe there was funds available from Ashley
    2 I do believe Kinnear tried his best to get players in . Pea , Gomis Ince, Bent ,Downing ,to name a few.
    The reason was, they simply did not want to sign for Newcastle United.

    0
  • FatmanJoe

    Sep 3, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #32

    The worst thing is, I woke up this morning and I wasn’t surprised. I barely shrugged. This lot have lowered my expectations.

    That being said I’m not worried about relegation. There are at least 5-6 other clubs with worse squads than us. If we keep our players fit and playing well we should finish in the top ten no problem.

    But from there? There is no ambition in the club to go further than that!

    0
  • FatmanJoe

    Sep 3, 2013 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #33

    Alderweireld didn’t want to come here. Tired of saying that.

    Ba ad Lukaka wouldn’t want to either.

    So no, we could not have signed those players.

    0
  • Ketsbaia9

    Sep 3, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #34

    If we would’ve shown a greater interest, I believe we would’ve snapped him up. We think that 2/3 decent centre halfs is good enough, well it’s not. It’s a weak squad. Look at the bench against Fulham. It was a joke.

    0
  • hotdog

    Sep 3, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #35

    Fatman Joe – I had a quick look at 11 last night and like you was not suprised. I do believe we were in for Gomis (as sissoko on twitter seemed to suggest). The Lyon chairman will get next to nowt come January and i f I was in Ashley shoes i would have walked away from that deal too.

    0
  • Ben3arfa

    Sep 3, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #36

    Pardew is a regime yes-man and gets no sympathy from me . He can piss off and die like Ashley and Kinnear.

    How does he have the nerve to come out and say ” we couldnt conclude deals for players better than ones in our current squad”. How can you not find players better than SHOLA and JONAS? the two most useless donkeys in the team who are at the club for the simple fact that they are under contract and ashley would rather they remained on their average salaries than bring quality replacements who would command a fee and a better salary.

    Piss off NUFC , this regime has destroyed the club

    0
  • kilcline

    Sep 3, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #37

    Can we make banners and take to games?

    Kinnear, i hope you read this you fat f#cking prick, get out of our club, you make dennis wise look decent, you greasy old tw@t who would look more at home serving fries in a maccy ds than a DOF. Hope for a pain in your left arm.

    0
  • roe997

    Sep 3, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #38

    John tudor that report is donkeys old.most of those free agents have clubs.like hoilett at qpr and drenth at reading

    0
  • DanRo

    Sep 3, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #39

    It will be very interesting to see NUFC accounts published in June. I’m also hopeful that the http://swissramble.blogspot.co.uk/ will do a blog on NUFC sooner rather than later. The last blog was March 2012.

    The TV deal alongside Wonga’s sponsorship must make the accounts look very healthy.

    0
  • FatmanJoe

    Sep 3, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #40

    He wanted to go to a club playing in Europe and repeatedly said that. He went to a highly competitive team.

    U saying “we really really want you though” would have done sod all I’m afraid.

    In terms of Pardew’s words. Really confusing after saying all summer he needed 1-2 more. Very confusing!

    0
1 2 3 8

You must log in to post a comment.