Losing James Perch is going to hit Alan Pardew hard, especially as the player made 38 appearances last season - and only Papiss Cisse and Jonás Gutiérrez played more games.
Pardew tried to cover his arse after Kinnear sold his influential utility player by saying: "We have a big squad and James wouldn't have been involved in the first team set up this season."
What a load of BOLLOX!
Kinnear has swung the axe and there is nothing Pardew can do about it!
Dan Gosling is ready to join Crystal Palace, Mike Williamson is heading to Cardiff and Shola Ameobi is looking to join either Middlesbrough or Sheffield Wednesday after being told his 13-year spell at St James’ Park is coming to an end.
WE TELL IT AS IT IS - NO BULLSHIT!
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Only 5% Wanted Pardew - What's The Percentage Now? PLEASE VOTE
Mike Ashley stunned us all ... and I mean ALL ... when he sacked Chris Hughton and brought in Alan Pardew.
Apparently, Ashley knows Pardew from a London casino the pair used to visit, and the former West Ham boss talked his way into the job.
At the time the appointment was made, ourselves (NU-MAD) and the Chronicle held a poll to ask the Newcastle fans if they were happy with the new manager.
Both polls showed only 5% of Toon fans were happy, and if the truth was known, I'd say 3% of those were Mackems gatecrashing the voting!
So ... with Pardew two and half years into the job ... has he turned the voting around? Has he won you over?
We were still in the relegation dog-fight until Swansea won at Wigan a week before the season ended, and there was growing concern after heavy home defeats to Sunderland and Liverpool.
Pardew gave his excuses, saying his squad was "wafer thin and too small to tackle a long season".
Yet on Thursday - having lost Steve Harper, Danny Simpson, James Perch and Dan Gosling on the way to Crystal Palace (FOUR PLAYERS LESS) he said: "I'm not too concerned because we have a big squad".
Confused? We certainly were.
So click the button - PLEASE VOTE.
Is he the man for the job ... or not?
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