Archive for the ‘Joe Kinnear’ Category

Did the Kinnear scouting Shane Ferguson story start with a Sunderland fan?

Posted November 4th, 2013 by workyticket | 47 Comments

My latest story on is now up! Entitled “Is Kinnear scouting Ferguson a Sunderland spoof?” or alternatively “Did the Joe Kinnear scouting Shane Ferguson story come from a mischievous Sunderland fan?” (they seem to think that two titles are better than one over there), it originally had the same title as this piece but […]

Cabaye challenges Kinnear to come clean on Cabayegate (the full exchange translated)

Posted October 8th, 2013 by workyticket | 79 Comments

As I wrote at the time, with Newcastle United, the club of smoke, mirrors and downright lies under current owner, Mike Ashley, there are things we still do not know about the Yohan Cabaye kerfuffle at the start of the season. In an interview as part of the France squad at the side’s Clairefontaine HQ, […]

The madness of Alan Pardew and the Three Stooges in Nice

Posted August 21st, 2013 by workyticket | 65 Comments

My two latest blogs for are now up! The first one, entitled “Pardew – Is he deluded to the point of insanity?” takes a look at some of the talking points from Monday evening’s game with Manchester City. Talking points such as the gossip surrounding Yohan Cabaye and not least, something all we Newcastle […]

Bafétimbi Gomis: It’s over with Newcastle United confirms Lyon Chairman

Posted August 12th, 2013 by workyticket | 20 Comments

Well there have certainly been some very strong hints so far, but now it has finally been confirmed by Olympique Lyonnais chairman, Jean-Michel Aulas that there are currently no parties currently in discussions to sign Olypique Lyonnais striker, Bafétimbi Gomis, confirming that Joe Kinnear and Newcastle United have finally got sick of all the complications […]

Gomis deal goes further off key with Aulas bombshell

Posted August 7th, 2013 by workyticket | 27 Comments

Newcastle United’s pursuit of Bafetimbi Gomis is rapidly becoming what Churchill would have called “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma,” and for once, it doesn’t even seem to be Newcastle United’s fault! Below is the latest bombshell from Olympique Lyonnais chairman, Jean-Michel Aulas, speaking after his side qualified for the Champions League […]

Pardew: Kinnear’s only here for the financial side of transfers

Posted August 6th, 2013 by workyticket | 72 Comments

Speaking in another ‘exclusive’ interview with Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct News, Alan Pardew was repeating his protestations that Joe Kinnear was only brought into the club to work on the financial side of transfers like Derek Llambias before him. Anxious to reassure worried fans that he is still in charge of all football matters (please […]

Remy in Toon for medical today

Posted August 5th, 2013 by workyticket | 34 Comments

QPR forward Loic Remy is undergoing a medical on Tyneside today (Monday) after terms have been agreed for him to spend a season on loan at Newcastle United. Speaking after a charity cricket match at Totteridge yesterday, Newcastle United’s Director of football, Joe Kinnear, had this to say about the pursuit of Remy: “I would […]

Joe Kinnear’s latest interview video on Gomis, Bent, Remi etc…

Posted August 4th, 2013 by workyticket | 13 Comments

Joe Kinnear gives his latest interview to Sky Sports after his latest charity cricket match with a Bunbury 11. In it he gives the latest news on his quests for Loic Remy, Bafetimbi Gomis and Darren Bent, along with a bit of insight into his general thinking towards the end. He wasn’t brave enough to […]

Are we in danger of shooting ourselves in the foot over Kinnear?

Posted July 23rd, 2013 by workyticket | 22 Comments

Whilst searching for inspiration yesterday, this piece by Jackie Smithfield in Newcastle United blog The Mag caught my eye. Entitled ‘Newcastle fans help Mick Harford to decide Millwall is better bet’, it bragged of fan power scaring away Harford from his former club before he’d even started, claiming: ‘With an overwhelmingly negative reaction, no doubt […]

Poll: Is Alan Pardew right to claim he’s “almost an adopted Geordie?”

Posted July 13th, 2013 by workyticket | 54 Comments

In his recent interview on Radio Newcastle’s “Total Sport,” Alan Pardew informed listeners of the show that like figures such as Kevin Keegan before him, he is now “almost an adopted Geordie, trust me.” In the same interview, he also reassured all the Geordies who have taken him to their hearts that he still has […]