Joe Kinnear couldn’t make the fans meeting on Monday night because he was meeting with Newcastle Chief Scout Graham Carr, and the news coming through this morning ia that meeting was very productive – so we’ll take that as some good news today.
Joe Kinnear – productive meeting with Graham Carr
It seems that Newcastle’s transfer business has been delayed because of Kinnear rejoining the club, but even before Joe was signed up again, the local reports from the club was that nobody would be signed before July rolled around.
The Journal is reporting that the targets have now been identified and the first set of offers for players will go out later this week.
Training starts a week tomorrow, so it would be good if we can get some of our new players through the door soon.
The press will try to judge who’s won the battle between Pardew and Carr, depending on which players are signed this summer.
But we hope it’s not like that, and the three of them will decide together which players will be brought in, and it’s very likely to be a mix between English players and those from the continent.
Those players who will leave the club will be decided by Alan Pardew and Joe Kinnear together.
In spite of the negative reaction to Joe Kinnear’s appointment, and the way he has embarrassed himself and Newcastle at the same time, if Joe takes a back seat at the club and lets Pardew continue to be the face of Newcastle to the press, things could work out a lot better than we think.
But the key is for Joe to stop making headlines for all the wrong reasons, and an easy way that Mike Ashley can do that, is to stop Joe speaking to the press – because there’s no reason in the job he now has that he needs to do much of that.
Now there’s a positive.
But it does look like some good progress is being made on the transfer front and that’s good news – now we need to sign some good players.
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