Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

Transfer Tattle: Kinnear badgering board

Transfer Tattle: Kinnear badgering board

After weeks of nagging Mike Ashley for brass, Joe Kinnear seems no closer to actually getting the pennies he needs to strengthen the threadbare squad. Cue a combination of guilt trip and reality check sent to the hierarchy by JFK:

"I`ve spent more time spelling it out to them than any other manager. I`ve had to paint the gravity of the situation. There`s no ifs and buts . . . things have to be done. People think things will turn out OK whatever happens, but I don`t believe they will.

I tell them: 'We`re not prepared for anything like the disaster we face and you`ve got to realise the importance of that`. People have said that previous managers maybe didn`t get what they want. I don`t believe that will happen to me.

Fulham got out of jail last year with 36 points. This year it might be 38, but probably 40. Then you`ve got to look at the teams we`ve got left to play: Arsenal, Liverpool, Aston Villa, Man United. We have the hardest finish of any of the clubs in the survival battle.

We have to make sure that we are near safety before the last six games, we have to have around 38 or 40 points before those games. We would be borderline with the existing squad. But if everybody`s back fit, it`s realistic because we`ll be stronger than the teams down there already."



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

Writer:Ross Molyneux
Date:Sunday January 18 2009
Time: 1:31PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Newcastle United Articles

What Price For Newcastle United?

As takeover talk flourishes in the media, several prices are being bandied around.

Four Clubs Miss Disabled Access Target

On Friday evening it was confirmed that four clubs had failed to honour their self set deadline for basic access standards for disabled fans.

The Newcastle United Injury Table Updated 20/10/2017

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Newcastle United and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

A Sensible Xmas For 2017/18

Following the speculation that at least one Premier League tie would be moved to Christmas Eve, it has now been confirmed...

Archived TOTT Articles

TOTT articles from

Site Journalists

TNMW
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How Many Players Do NUFC Need To Survive Next Season?
Suggested By: Talk of the Tyne
None3%
1-312%
4 or 540%
6 or 731%
More than 714%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Newcastle United Results (view all)

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Toon_NoMatterWot103
2.CuckFan84
3.MickMartin36
4.keggy_keagal29
5.Mcnamee6727
6.Jackals Tooth20
7.The Pyrry17
8.crooktownmags16
9.daftladguy16
10.Rytoon16
The Vital Football Members League