Pardew Explains Meeting Between Himself, Kinnear and Ashley

The Newcastle manager seems to welcome the meetings he has had with Joe Kinnear and Mike Ashley after the most recent games, although both league games were embarrassing defeats  for Newcastle, and we also conceded six goals in the process.

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Mike Ashley and Joe Kinnear

And the Newcastle manager spoke to the press this afternoon and explained the meeting(s) between the three top men at the club:

“We had what we’ve been having for the last few games, just a meeting about going forward, making sure that we know exactly what we think the weaknesses are in the squad and problems we’re having in games so that they have the information to improve upon if we need to improve in January.”

“Sometimes you have to talk about players whether they’re actually going to grasp it or not I think these players will grasp it, we just need to give them time.”

“It is important go and see the owner after a game and make sure we know where we are going from. We had a good meeting so we know what is going on on the pitch in terms of results so there was nothing untoward.:

:And Joe should be at matches as Director of Football. I think questions would be asked if he wasn’t.”“Mike and Joe wanted to know how they could help.”

“Particularly when the transfer window’s shut, Joe’s an ex-manager so he needs to know exactly what the issues and problems are if we have any, so it’s just an explanation of those. I think that’s a general chat that most managers have with their owners.”

The way Alan puts it above, it seems the three of them are working closely and are in close communication on what needs to be done in January to improve the squad.

We hope that’s true, and it would certainly help everything if not only the team can put in a good performance but also come away with all 3 points at Cardiff on Saturday.

The first 20 minutes of the game in South Wales will be very important, and we have to start the game very solid at the back.

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16 comments so far

  • daztoon

    Oct 3, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #1

    Biggest weakness being Ashley,Kinnear and Pardumb and we’re going backwards not forwards with these clowns in charge.
    Simple stay away the football being played is shite anyway so wouldn’t miss much.
    Get them out and we will go forward

  • wolfshead@toon

    Oct 3, 2013 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #2

    going forward yeh straight down the shitter

  • JackButler

    Oct 3, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #3

    Forward into oblivion and obscurity under this collection of chancers

  • stuart no9

    Oct 3, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #4

    that mans interviews just make me want to vomit. one of the reasons i hate him is his consistency to believe we are so stupid , and believe every load of drivel he spouts every time he opens that gob of his ,the cretin has to be removed.

  • stan anderson

    Oct 3, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #5 just started this season and most supporters knew we needed to sign players in the last window.
    They are only having meeting to discuss whether we may need to strengthen in the next window,what a F—ing joke we are

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Oct 3, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #6

    Making sure you know what the weaknesses in the squad are?

    Internationals all over the pitch who are managed by a lower league manager. I’ll tell you where the problem lies, Alan.

  • blew

    Oct 3, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #7

    He can certainly talk.
    Last season-manager of the year.
    This season-mouth of the year.

  • cornishman

    Oct 4, 2013 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #8

    I believe we have the players to do well. The problem is an inept manager who,s tactics are all over the place and based on fear of loosing. This is rubbing off on to the team and it showed only too well on Monday in the first half.

  • chuck

    Oct 4, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #9

    What a load of nonsense, everyone knows where the problem lies, it’s not a case of the players grasping it, but a case of their manager not knowing what to do about it.
    You are a dead man walking, you know it as you have gone through it before at a number of clubs.
    Do the right thing and resign !

  • thejokethatisnufc

    Oct 4, 2013 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #10

    stop beibg so harsh

  • lesh

    Oct 4, 2013 at 7:18 AM

    Comment #11


    Don’t you think that as ‘Mike and Joe wanted to know how they could help’, that Kinnear’s offering his advice with the protection or Ashley, whether Pardew wants it or not.

    From that it’s possible, nay highly likely that Pardew will follow Kinnear’s advice to the letter and when we lose, Ashley sees that that advice was crap and that Pardew’s being cooperative.

    I have no doubt that we’re seeing Ashley being caught in the middle of Kinnear-Pardew politics and unfortunately, it’ll lead to another disastrous season for Newcastle United.

    Kinnear will prove to be a disastrous appointment that will prove difficult to undo!

  • JaxtheMag

    Oct 4, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #12

    the way we are heading is down. the 3 of them are clueless

  • numba9

    Oct 4, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #13

    Funny how these two clowns wanna offer their help to the manager when the window is shut and it is not gonna cost them a penny …. where was they when the last window was open… oh yes going on holiday and such like after only just starting the job. Kinnear is just a sh1t deflector for ashley and it all lies at his doorstep. Get out of our club !

  • Owldman

    Oct 4, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #14

    I am staggered that a man with Ashleys business acumen can allow affairs at Newcastle to get in such a mess you would think that he would do everything to protect his business, but everything he does seems to be the opposite.

  • Sav

    Oct 4, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #15

    Mashley is doing his classic Ollie Hardy ‘Another Fine Mess’ face in your photo, Ed. – Alongside bungling Joe Kinnear’s Stan Laurel.

  • K T Cat

    Oct 4, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #16

    Everyone seems to think that Pardew is getting the worst of these visits, but I’d think that Ashley, watching the games, would be wondering why that idiot Kinnear couldn’t get a single transfer done. If Mbiwa and Cisse are ineffective, it’d be hard for Kinnear to be bad-mouthing Pardew when he bungled all of his chances to improve the team. I’d fire Kinnear long before Pardew.


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