UK time is: 12:43:19
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

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."




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: Ross Molyneux Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 18 2009

Time: 1:31PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Newcastle United Articles

De Jong Back For Tottenham? (Friday April 17 2015)

Aarons Not Out For The Season? (Friday April 17 2015)

Carver On 34million Summer (Friday April 17 2015)

NUFC Accounts Made Simple (Friday April 17 2015)

Eagles Flying High For SBR Charity (Thursday April 16 2015)

Why Can't Some People Boycott NUFC? (Wednesday April 15 2015)

Ameobi On The Move? (Wednesday April 15 2015)

NUFC Take Support For Granted (Wednesday April 15 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)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. Stoke 32 12 7 13 -4 43
11. Crystal Palace 32 11 9 12 -1 42
12. Everton 32 9 11 12 -3 38
13. Newcastle 32 9 8 15 -18 35
14. WBA 32 8 9 15 -16 33
15. Aston Villa 33 8 8 17 -21 32
16. Sunderland 32 5 14 13 -23 29

Breaking League News

Good Luck Lads
Chelsea : 18/04/2015 12:39:01
A Change in Tradition
West Ham : 18/04/2015 12:30:00
Cole`s Time to Shine!
West Ham : 18/04/2015 12:20:01
Everton Vs Burnley Preview
Everton : 18/04/2015 11:46:00
Liverpool Want Cech on Loan?
Chelsea : 18/04/2015 10:44:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Liverpool MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Krul 24%
Taylor 0%
Janmaat 40%
Williamson 0%
Anita 6%
Colback 6%
Abeid 6%
Obertan 6%
Sissoko 0%
Cabella 6%
Perez 0%
Sub - Gutierrez 6%
Sub - Armstrong 0%
Sub - Gouffran 0%