Well so much for Joe Kinnear’s statement that no player would be leaving Newcastle in this transfer window, and while Alan Pardew said the same thing three years ago about Andy Carroll – Joe Kinnear is in a better position to know better, because he is our top man on transfers – both those coming in and those going out.
Joe Kinnear – statement questioned
So in retrospect it seems an unfortunate statement for Joe to have made to Sky Sports earlier this month that no player would be leaving.
That’s especially true since we learned yesterday form Yohan Cabaye himself, there was an agreement with Newcastle made last August, that if a suitable offer came in for him in the January transfer window, the club would allow him to leave.
And that’s what happened, so why would Joe Kinnear would make those kinds of statements – we have no idea.
Joe seems to be learning about the Director of Football job as he goes along.
And while that does happen in top jobs, usually the person in the job keeps a low profile and doesn’t say too much, until they understands the job a little better.
But that doesn’t seem to be the case with Joe.
But to be fair, if the Irishman comes through with the goods before tomorrow night – and signs a good young player to replace Cabaye – then it will be a win for Newcastle and a win for Joe Kinnear too.
We hope that’s exactly what happens.
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