Pardew – Kinnear And Ashley Simply Want To Help Me

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again we don’t think Joe Kinnear is the manager in waiting at all, and he is not putting any pressure on Alan Pardew, because he’s attending game with Mike Ashley – since the two of them essentially are now running Newcastle they need to see first hand how the team is doing.

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Mike Ashley and Joe Kinnear

And it hasn’t been good viewing in the last two league games, but to say that Joe Kinnear can become the permanent manager, and even if he wanted to take up the job again, his doctors would probably strongly advise him against taking up the job, because of his heart condition.

Alan Pardew referred to the support he is getting from both the owner and Joe Kinnear:

“Yes, Mike was supportive.” “Along with Joe they wanted to know how they could help.” “Particularly when the transfer window’s shut, Joe needs to understands exactly what we need.”

“He’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 and going into the game. I think that’s a general chat most managers have with their owners.”

“Joe can help with gathering information so when we come to January when I say ‘I think we should do this’, it makes some sort of sense.” “A Football Director at Manchester City, the Director at Tottenham, if they’re not getting that information after games I’d be surprised.”

“I don’t think it’s unique.” “I think in his role as Football Director it’s only right that he is at the game. I think you’d be asking questions if he wasn’t.”

One of the reasons Mike Ashley brought in Joe Kinnear was to have another football person at the club in a high position, and as long as Joe and Alan get on, there’s no reason why they cannot have some good conversations about the side, and who would be good to bring in.

And Joe is not getting anywhere near the training filed and is not interfering with what Alan is doing in his coaching, and that’s actually good news.

For the good of the club we hope Joe Kinnear can indeed be a help to the manager and bring some good players in during January, starting with Loic Remy form QPR, and sign him on a permanent basis.

What do you think?

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11 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 4, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #1


    From the horses mouth, they simply want to help him!!

  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 4, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #2

    The idea that there is no pressure being put on Pardew is nonsense. We’re in 16th place and playing very poorly. Each loss brings Pardew closer to the sack. Ashley won’t tolerate having his TV money threatened. Pardew to be gone by early November.

  • G

    Oct 4, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #3

    If JK and MA would help AP into the job centre then that would be fantastic of them.

  • tequilamag

    Oct 4, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #4

    Rotonda yeah I am sure when Pardew goes to bed he can sleep soundly knowing JFK only has his best interests at heart.

  • Ciaran

    Oct 4, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #5

    For anyone that is interested there is a Football Governance Conference being held in Newcastle on the 24th October. There will be a guest appearance from Jens Wagner, director of HSV who will take about fans ownership, as well as other guest speakers on a number of other issues

    You can find information on the NUST website if you are interested

  • GeordieDan

    Oct 4, 2013 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #6

    “Particularly when the transfer window’s shut, Joe needs to understands exactly what we need”

    What????? Surely to God a Director of Football needs to “understand exactly what we need” BEFORE the transfer window shuts Alan!!!!!! That means you can bring players in to address those problems.

    If the window is shut how the hell can he help? And thats not taking into consideration if JFK was indeed capable of doing anything other than embarrassing himself and our club!

    Every time Pardew opens his mouth now he loses more and more credibility-but then again he is defending the undefendable in JFK and Fatman.

    Get out of our club you bunch of morons!!!

  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 4, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #7

    Just wondering now, when was the last time we had a positive goal difference? It must be back in the season we finished 5th surely. I wonder what our total goal difference is under Pardew the defensive specialist?

  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 4, 2013 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #8

    Spot on GeordieDan. What a ridiculous statement from Pardew, but there have been so many haven’t there?

  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 4, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #9

    Let’s see -23 last season, -4 so far this season, +5 for our fifth place season, and -1 for the 2010-2011 season when he took over which I will count as 0. So roughly speaking his overall goal difference with us is -22. How does that sound? Fairly impressive for a man who emphasizes defense. I guess if you can’t score it would be around 0 as long as you defend well so -22?

  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 4, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #10

    The -22 overall number says it all. Pardew has been a disaster considering the talent he has to choose from and put on the pitch. I know we had a lot of injuries last season but every club has to deal with injuries. We are a poor side even when we are mostly healthy as we are right now.

  • lesh

    Oct 4, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #11


    How can Ashley and Kinnear help Pardew. How the window’s shut?

    You underestimate the substantial wisdom they’ve accumulated in their years involved in football on ah international stage.

    Let’s not forget that Joe’s been oh the same stage as Sir Bobby, Ferguson, Ancelotti and other big bog names. Along with that, Ashley can provide the wisdom of major figures in business.

    Let’s just hope they listen to Pardew and act appropriately and bring oh players we need to provide the strengh in depth that the squad needs. Maybe Kinnear now realises that signing Douglass might just have helped our defence by providing the ariel strength we’re clearly lacking.

    Any daft tw@ can not spend money – it takes a clever mqj to spend it wisely!

    Can Kinnear learn from the debacle of the last window? In principle yes but in practice, no chance at all.

    If Ashley wants to earn some request, he should get rid of Kinnear and get someone in who will add value to the business that is Newcastle United.


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