UK time is: 11:18:29
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Daily Mirror brands Magpies boss a 'Clown'

The Daily Mirror who are known for their raunchy bylines, and rumour-friendly back-pages has taken another pot-shot at Newcastle United by branding Joe Kinnear a 'clown' and the club as the 'Premier League's top laughing stock.'

The column written by Brian Reade (who?) and titled Clown Joe Kinnear could turn Newcastle into biggest laughing stock in the Championship refers to the Magpies as being '...run by clowns whose only plan to change that tag, seems to be making them the biggest laughing stock in the Championship.'

The columnist goes on to talk about the misfortunes at Tyneside, and stipulates that 'Joseph Stalin sneaked into Wembley for a couple of those FA Cup wins in the early 1950s with a black-and-white rosette on.

Because only someone who had killed an estimated 20 million people could have brought on the level of bad karma Newcastle have suffered since.'

The piece goes on to more insulting heights as the Mirror digs into Kevin Keegan, the Newcastle fans, and the club itself in the more demeaning of tones.

It isn't a secret that The Mirror is a newspaper which seldom falls under the 'responsible journalism' header, and it carries less weight than a paper airplane, still, a media organisation personally taking pot shots at a top-flight club?

It is hardly professionalism. An example? Brian Reade even at one point refers to Joe Kinnear's feet saying that the Magpies gaffer should glimpse at 'his size 32 shoes.'

It is sad. Yes. But what more can you expect from a newspaper of that standard. Be sure to read next week's column for more profanities on the Tyne. It is only beginning from the look of things, and with zero results, and absolutely no spark in the transfer window - the club isn't doing the fans any favour(s).




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Mehzeb Chowdhury Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday January 17 2009

Time: 12:44PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
The mirror is so far up Manchester United's backside they can't see any other team. Joe K. told them at that press conference what he thought of them, and he was right. Bad day at the office today, but typical of Big Sam, he is a good motivator. You need new blood, I wonder if he will sell Given now for the $8m on offer and try and get someone in before the window closes.
Buzz Lightyear
Report Abuse
17/01/2009 17:29:00

Laughing stock? Understatement of the year.
BaldEagle
Report Abuse
17/01/2009 23:32:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Newcastle United Articles

NUFC Irony (Tuesday April 28 2015)

De Jong & Riviere On Swansea Loss (Monday April 27 2015)

Carver - Not Good Enough Again (Monday April 27 2015)

Can The Cavalry Save NUFC? (Sunday April 26 2015)

NUFC Secrets And Lies (Sunday April 26 2015)

Janmaat Set For Exit? (Sunday April 26 2015)

Carver Accused Of Abuse Again (Saturday April 25 2015)

Audio - Not Good Enough Again (Saturday April 25 2015)

Stats: Newcastle v Swansea (Saturday April 25 2015)

de Jong Back For NUFC (Saturday April 25 2015)

Archived Newcastle United Articles

List All TOTT Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Toon_NoMatterWot 162
2. OldLeazes 130
3. billybobcat 114
4. officemonkey 113
5. BLACKBOB 27 101
6. keggy_keagal 75
7. BLACKBOB 74
8. Hugo45Viana 61
9. vin1892 57
10. daftladguy 51

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. West Ham 34 11 11 12 0 44
12. Crystal Palace 34 11 9 14 -5 42
13. WBA 34 9 10 15 -14 37
14. Newcastle 34 9 8 17 -21 35
15. Aston Villa 34 8 8 18 -22 32
16. Hull City 33 7 10 16 -14 31
17. Leicester City 33 8 7 18 -16 31

Breaking League News

Bruce Backs Reduction Calls
Hull City : 28/04/2015 10:58:01
Bolasie Battle
Crystal Palace : 28/04/2015 10:34:01
NUFC Irony
Newcastle : 28/04/2015 10:10:00
Ramsey Within His Rights To Blank Whatshisname
Arsenal : 28/04/2015 10:02:01
Giroud - Well Placed To Mount A Serious Challenge
Arsenal : 28/04/2015 09:42:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Swansea MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Krul 0%
Janmaat 24%
Williamson 0%
Coloccini 0%
Anita 0%
Colback 44%
Taylor 0%
Gutierrez 12%
Cabella 0%
Riviere 0%
Perez 8%
Sub - Abeid 0%
Sub - de Jong 8%
Sub - Armstrong 4%