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 – 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.
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