It Was Board’s Decision To Sack Kinnear – He Did Good Work

Newcastle manager has talked about the dismissal of Joe Kinnear at his press conference today for the game at Chelsea on Saturday, and Alan said he was sad to see Joe go.

alan pardew home to Sunderland 3-0 Feb 2014

Alan Pardew – on sidelines in Sunderland game

This is what Alan said today when asked about the departure of the Director of Football:

“I’m sad to see anybody lose their job.” “He did a lot of good work here, but the decision was the board’s decision.”

“My job is working towards getting the club’s position in the league more secure.”

“Coloccini will hopefully return in the next three weeks, maybe against Aston Villa.”

We’re not sure what good work Joe did at Newcastle, so if Alan was going to say that, then maybe he should have mentioned some of  the good work Joe Kinnear did  – because the fans certainly couldn’t see any, in his short second tenure at Newcastle.

And it’s a little worrying we still have injuries to Papiss Cisse, Yoan Gouffran and especially to Colo,  who has already been out five weeks with that knee injury of his – and Cheick Tiote is also a doubt for Saturday. 🙁

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16 comments so far

  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 6, 2014 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #1

    so the resignation was decided on by the board and not kinnear himself…interesting

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Feb 6, 2014 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #2

    For those of you who want a different take on Laudrup’s firing here are a few article from BT, who have actually talked to Laudrup and people around him:

    *I do apologies in advance as I have used goggle translate!

    There is a 7 page story in BT today, but I cannot access it since I don’t subscribe 🙁

  • toonking

    Feb 6, 2014 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #5

    these words are another set of words that pardew i think has been forced to say.

    that coach that i posted on here saying has been suspended by the club for a reason we don’t know.

    pardew refusing to answer questions the media asked him in his last press conferance.

    they all seem to point in the same direction, if you say something negative or make me look a fool you will be forced out.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Feb 6, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #6

    Maybe Pardew should have stopped after he said:

    “I’m sad to see anybody lose their job.”

  • wolfshead@toon

    Feb 6, 2014 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #7


    all i heard was he gave the players 2 days off after the west ham defeat while he swanned off to paris

  • LocalZero

    Feb 6, 2014 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #8

    Ouch! “Newcastle United can confirm that Joe Kinnear has resigned from his position”

    Alan Pardew: “the decision was the board’s decision”.

    Guess Pardew wanted that known then, unless he’s spinning it. Not toeing the party line would be a wrap on the knuckles for most people, but definitely seems like AP and JK didn’t see eye-to-eye given AP’s “control over transfers” comment as well.

  • wolfshead@toon

    Feb 6, 2014 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #9

    no one knows what goes on behind closed doors maybe he re decorated pards office 🙂

  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 6, 2014 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #10


    Laudrup is obviously going to defend himself though, same way swansea will look to defend their club.

    I think the sacking was little to do with management and more to do with politics, looking from the outside.

  • LocalZero

    Feb 6, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #11

    Laudrup is getting a reputation for falling out with the clubs he’s at. Doubt he’d enjoy working for MA!

  • ash1001

    Feb 6, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #12

    Simple question???????

    Since when did Newcastle have a BOARD. and if they do who is on it.

  • ethiomag

    Feb 6, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #13

    we don’t need another manager,pardew is better than laudrup IMO,now we have to move forward with a new DOF and so takes a little time to develop a new team formation without cab,everything’ll go back to normal if we get a win or two quickly.
    transfer sage
    have u seen clement grenier?what a player,perfect replacement for cab,i don’t think there r better options than him,deserves 20m like cab,what do u think?do u have any better recom,than grenier?let’s have it

  • BeeGuy

    Feb 6, 2014 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #14

    If JFK got sacked because he did not get a high enough price for Cabaye, what will the next DoF be like? I mean was Cabaye the icing on hte cake because Marveaux, Gosling, Obertan etc are still on the books? Or could it be because he did not sell Tiote to Manu?
    In any case, whoever comes in, if anyone, will just have to go along with the whims of the owner until he is satisfied the accounts are healthy. At that point, we will see what MA’s ambitions are, or how much he gets to sell the club..

  • shanghai fan

    Feb 6, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #15

    Of course it was the Boards decision, it wasn’t hardly going to be Bob the Gardener’s decision!

  • Reggie

    Feb 6, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #16

    FFS Pardy, grow some balls and stop being a yes man


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