Joe Kinnear Tells All

by • August 4, 2013 • NewsComments (6)842

Newcastle United Director of Football, Joe Kinnear explains  it’s really hard to sign players Kinnear5as other clubs want them as well. Who would have thought that eh? I suppose other clubs that have signed players have access to some magic spells that we don’t.


Plus he doesn’t have that much money is the message I’m reading between the lines.


This won’t do much for your blood pressure.


The link is here


Here is the patter though. Given Kinnear’s previous flights of fancy and relationship to the truth, we’ll leave it to you to decide how much salt to sprinkle over this:

 On transfers generally:

“I’m being sensible about the budget I’ve got and I’m going to spend it as wisely as I can while keeping Alan well informed”.


“I have regular meetings with Alan and we sit down to talk about the best type of players for Newcastle and the fans. At the moment I’m waiting for the nod – but the goalposts have moved on numerous occasions – to bring in a couple of strikers”.

 On Gomis:

“The Gomis deal was agreed on numerous occasions but it’s a very difficult situation because there’s always extra add-ons, extra things, another problem. Then there’s always the problem of competition from the other teams. Whatever I offer more or less goes public which alerts others that are interested who of course add more. It comes back to me and so on”.


“We’re fighting hard. There’s two or three of us who all seem to be wrapped around the same players and as I said to Mike this is a serious battle that we need to win. We’re very close to achieving that.”


On the chances of Remy moving to United:


“Yeah I think very much, so I would like to think we are very, very close to agreeing that.


“I would think maybe Monday or Tuesday we will be a position to say yea or nay, but I am very happy about how that deal is going at the moment.”


On the chances of Bent moving to United:


“We were with Darren’s agent for two or three hours, we thrashed out a deal. We are still in negotiations with Aston Villa so there is a really strong possibility there. Again I hear the latest is that somebody else has all of a sudden shown interest in the player so we have competition from various clubs around the country, but I am not letting go”.


“These are players that me and Alan [Pardew] have spoken about. These are players that we’ve all agreed at the club are the type of player we want to bring to Newcastle.”




That is All.

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6 Responses to Joe Kinnear Tells All

  1. WhoArYa says:

    That interview beggars belief and Mike Ashley must be wondering how to relieve him of his duties.

    Another error in judgement added to the catalogue.

    This one will run and run but the songs will be amusing:

    “We’re not for Kinnear, we’re not for Kinnear, we’re not for Kinnear”

    “He’s a Joe Kinnear, he’s a Joe Kinnear, he’s a Joe Kinnear ”

    And so on

    Priceless as its wont be our fans that sing it.

  2. Mick Dixon says:

    What a load of tripe.
    Wonder if at the end of the day we will get the same “Well we tried but…………..”
    This club is a shambles before the season kicks off and I have just about had it.
    Do other clubs “advertise” who they are buying?
    Mackems bought a whole team without a word.
    It will kill me after 50 years of going, but I now feel ashamed and embarassed to be associated with this horrible management. And to think that my hard earned money will in any way be paying Joe F* wits wages well sorry I will not do it.
    And to any supporters that walk around with Wonga shirts well lads its a free country but just think for a moment what you are giving your £££ to.

    • Ant says:

      Mick – I agree. There is too much anger and resentment around this club at the moment and I don’t think there is anything wrong with fans thinking “s*d this for a game of conkers” and just abandoning ship.
      After all is said and done, football has to be entertainment – and our lot is not providing entertainment on or off the pitch.

      Also, and fully aware that we are all innocent till proven guilty, etc, etc: why are we getting involved in potentially messy situations again? This is nothing against Remy specifically (he may be the victim of a horrible set of circumstances), but why are we sniffing around before the situation is resolved?
      It’s a bit like the W***a situation – to mis-quote Balotelli: “why always us”?!

  3. Mikey says:

    While Cashley Ashley stays in charge we are never going nowhere with him …running the club like his business on the cheap may be good for today`s finances but not long term…as I am aware sponsorship is not really hitting heights..and having wonga in our midst drives other sponsors away,and having a DOF in Kinnear is not really attracting players… fair play at him grabbing the job before the slippers and sofa…but would you want to play for him ….I am afraid football has probaly reached it`s nadir,`s the media that feeds it`s the media that will eat it…look at all the players that have swerved the EPL …and there are some good ones…reality calls

  4. Rochford Mag says:

    This must be manna to Pardew; the oaf who is the “Director of F*** All” will get the blame for not delivering any tangible new asset and leaving the club short in key areas. Odd that we appear to be trying to get three new strikers (although I have my doubts about how hard he is trying – certainly the bid for Bent was by all accounts risible) when everyone has highlighted the need for a decent centre back and perhaps another full back along with an additional striker. I cannot imagine that JFK will open many doors or inspire young up and coming talent to sign for out club particularly as they also want to drive down the wages. Even now our best 11 or 12 players are a match for most teams outside the top four or five but there is no strength in depth and when Colo / Taylor get the inevitable injury / suspension we will be royally stuffed. Still as I said it will be all JFK’s fault.

  5. Keith says:

    “Joe Kinnear Tells All”

    Couldn’t have taken long.