Kinnear Wants To Forget About Shay Given And Look Forward!

Last updated : 27 January 2009 By Footy Mad - Editor
Kinnear has confirmed that the blow of Shay Given's probable departure from Newcastle has been softened by his success in keeping Steve Harper and Nicky Butt.

But Toon fans don't seem to be THAT gullible.

Rule number one - if you sell a player, you replace him with a BETTER player - and no disrespect to the loyal Harper, but he is not as good as the Irishman.

Joe Kinnear: "The good news is that Nicky Butt and Steve Harper are both close to signing new contracts. I think they're virtually done.

"That's a step in the right direction and I'm delighted they are going to sign because they are two of our most experienced players."