What Does Kinnear Actually DO At Newcastle?

Last updated : 14 January 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

The Magpies have been linked with a series of potential targets in recent weeks, and manager Alan Pardew has spoken of his hopes of adding to his squad with another striker a particular focus.

However, Kinnear has confirmed that the club will stick to its policy of only doing business if the player and the deal are right, and that could mean no new signings.

Writing in his programme notes ahead of Sunday afternoon's Barclays Premier League clash with Manchester City, Kinnear said: "Given the business we did last January and with the addition of Loic [Remy] in the summer, it is our belief that we now have a squad that, in terms of quality and quantity, is stronger than we had in the season we finished fifth, and should enable the manager to deal with every reasonable eventuality.

"For obvious reasons, in January 2013 we did significant business, but this year we can afford to take a more calculated and considered approach - if the right player becomes available for the right price and we are sure he can improve on what we have in the squad, then we may do business.

"If not, then we won't. That's how it should be. We will not be rushed or forced into making knee-jerk decisions, which experience tells us more often than not turn out to be costly mistakes."

Indeed, Kinnear revealed that Newcastle's intention is to limit signings to "one or two" a year as they attempt to build upon the pool of players they already have.

He added: "Now that we have strength and depth in most areas, as well as players within our ideal age range in most positions, our intention for the first team going forward is to sign one or two players per year to improve the squad.

"This will be done within strict financial parameters - the club will only spend what it can afford."

History has shown over the time of Pardew's Newcastle career - we only buy when we sell.

Pardew's total spending is £59,100,000 - total income:  ~ £60,850,000.


2011-01-05 MF  Hatem Ben Arfa  Olympique de Marseille £2m loan fee + £5m
2011-02-10 FW  Shefki Kuqi Free agent Free
2011-05-25 MF  Mehdi Abeid  Lens Free
2011-06-10 MF  Yohan Cabaye  Lille £4,300,000
2011-06-17 FW  Demba Ba  West Ham United Free
2011-06-18 MF  Sylvain Marveaux  Rennes Free
2011-08-09 MF  Gabriel Obertan  Manchester United £3,250,000
2011-08-30 DF  Davide Santon  Internazionale £5,000,000
2011-08-30 GK  Rob Elliot  Charlton Athletic £300,000
2012-01-17 FW  Papiss Cissé  SC Freiburg £9,000,000 
1 July 2012 MF  Romain Amalfitano  Reims Free
6 July 2012 MF  Gaël Bigirimana  Coventry City £1,000,000
31 July 2012 DF  Curtis Good  Melbourne Heart £500,000
15 August 2012 MF  Vurnon Anita  Ajax £6,700,000
4 January 2013 DF  Mathieu Debuchy  Lille £5.5 million
22 January 2013 DF  Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa  Montpellier £6.7 million
23 January 2013 FW  Yoan Gouffran  Bordeaux £1.4 million
24 January 2013 DF  Massadio Haïdara  Nancy £2 million
24 January 2013 MF  Moussa Sissoko  Toulouse £2.1 million
31 January 2013 DF  Kevin Mbabu  Servette £1 million
4 July 2013 MF  Olivier Kemen Metz £350,000
5 August 2013 ST  Loïc Rémy Queens Park Rangers £2 million

Total spending:  ~ £59,100,000


2011-01-31 FW  Andy Carroll  Liverpool £35m
2011-05-25 DF  Sol Campbell Free agent Free
2011-05-25 FW  Shefki Kuqi  Oldham Athletic Free
2011-06-16 MF  Kevin Nolan  West Ham United £4,000,000
2011-06-23 MF  Ben Tozer  Northampton Town Free
2011-06-30 MF  Patrick McLaughlin  York City Free
2011-06-30 DF  Matthew Grieve  Ashington Free
2011-06-30 MF  Daniel Leadbitter  Torquay United Free
2011-06-30 FW  Andy Mogwo  West Auckland Town Free
2011-06-30 MF  Ryan Page  North Shields Free
2011-06-30 GK  Ben Robinson  Trafford Free
2011-06-30 FW  Aaron Spear  ÍBV Free
2011-08-04 MF  Wayne Routledge  Swansea City £2,000,000
2011-08-12 DF  José Enrique  Liverpool £6,000,000
2011-08-26 MF  Joey Barton  Queens Park Rangers Free
2011-09-16 MF  Fabio Zamblera Free agent Free
2011-11-21 MF  Kazenga LuaLua  Brighton & Hove Albion £1,000,000
2012-02-15 MF  Jóan Símun Edmundsson  Viking FK Free
2012-04-01 GK  Ole Söderberg  Molde FK Free
1 June 2012 MF  Alan Smith  Milton Keynes Dons Free
1 June 2012 FW  Peter Løvenkrands  Birmingham City Free
1 June 2012 MF  Danny Guthrie  Reading Free
1 June 2012 FW  Samuel Adjei Free agent Free
1 June 2012 FW  Phil Airey  Blyth Spartans Free
1 June 2012 MF  Ryan Donaldson  Gateshead Free
1 June 2012 DF  Stephen Folan  Limerick Free
1 June 2012 DF  Tamás Kádár  Roda JC Free
1 June 2012 MF  Greg McDermott  Stockport County Free
1 June 2012 DF  Patrick Nzuzi Free agent Free
1 June 2012 FW  Ryan McGorrigan  Gateshead Free 
1 June 2012 MF  Daniel Taylor  Oldham Athletic Free
1 June 2012 DF  Jeff Henderson  Sligo Rovers Free
1 June 2012 DF  Michael Hoganson  Derby County Free
1 June 2012 GK  Alex Baird Free agent Free
1 June 2012 FW  Billy Ions  Leeds United Free
1 June 2012 MF  Ben Sayer Free agent Free
1 June 2012 DF  Louis Storey  Ashington Free
1 June 2012 DF  Lee Toland  Glenavon Free
2 July 2012 FW  Leon Best  Blackburn Rovers £3,000,000
5 July 2012 GK  Fraser Forster  Celtic £2,000,000
4 January 2013 FW  Demba Ba  Chelsea £7 million
31 January 2013 FW  Xisco  Córdoba Free
31 January 2013 MF  Marcus Maddison  St. Johnstone Free
31 January 2013 DF  Michael Riley Free agent Free
31 January 2013 FW  JJ Hooper Free agent Free
31 January 2013 FW  Dennis Knight Free agent Free
1 March 2013 FW  Nile Ranger Free agent Free
1 July 2013 LW  Yven Moyo Free agent Free
1 July 2013 CB  Alex Nicholson Free agent Free
1 July 2013 RB  Lee Desmond Free agent Free
1 July 2013 RB  Alex Kitchen St Johnstone Free
1 July 2013 RW  Esteban Cardona Lopez Free agent Free
1 July 2013 MF  Bradden Inman Crewe Alexandra £100,000 
1 July 2013 RB  Danny Simpson Queens Park Rangers Free
3 July 2013 RB  James Perch Wigan Athletic £750,000
15 July 2013 GK  Steve Harper Hull City Free

Total income:  ~ £60,850,000

Newcastle United Fixtures

Saturday January 18 - 15:00 West Ham v Newcastle United
Tuesday January 28 - 19:45 Norwich City v Newcastle United
Saturday February 1- 12:45 Newcastle United v Sunderland
Saturday February 8 - 15:00 Chelsea v Newcastle United
Wednesday February 12 - 19:45 Newcastle United v Tottenham


NEWCASTLE: 1. Tim Krul 13. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa 82' 6. Mike Williamson 27. Steven Taylor 3. Davide Santon 8. Vurnon Anita 73' 24. Cheick Tiote 7. Moussa Sissoko 4. Yohan Cabaye 11. Yoan Gouffran 82' 14. Loic Remy
Subs: 9. Papiss Cisse 73' 10. Hatem Ben Arfa 82' 15. Dan Gosling 19. Massadio Haidara 82' 21. Rob Elliot 22. Sylvain Marveaux 28. Sammy Ameobi

MAN CITY: 1. Joe Hart 5. Pablo Zabaleta 13. Aleksandar Kolarov 42. Yaya Toure 61' 4. Vincent Kompany 26. Martin Demichelis 8. Samir Nasri 79' 25. Fernandinho 10. Edin Dzeko 52' 9. Alvaro Negredo 21. David Silva
Subs: 2. Micah Richards 6. Joleon Lescott 7. James Milner 79' 14. Javi Garcia 61' 15. Jesus Navas 52' 22. Gael Clichy 30. Costel Pantilimon

Edin Dzeko and Alvaro Negredo scored as Manchester City moved to the top of the Barclays Premier League with a controversial 2-0 victory at Newcastle.
The Bosnian striker set the visitors on their way to a 10th successive win over the Magpies with an early finish and Negredo struck in added time as City extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to 15 games.

However, the home side were hugely aggrieved to see a 34th-minute Cheick Tiote equaliser ruled out by referee Mike Jones for offside.

The Ivory Coast international blasted home from distance, but after speaking to assistant Stephen Child, Jones ruled out the goal - to the fury of Newcastle boss Alan Pardew, who later became involved in an angry touchline spat with opposite number Manuel Pellegrini.

Newcastle were seeking to avoid a fourth successive defeat but the early signs were not good as City, fresh from their 6-0 Capital One Cup semi-final first leg demolition of West Ham in midweek, ripped into them from the off with full-back Aleksandar Kolarov terrorising counterpart number 13 Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.

It took them just eight minutes to go ahead when David Silva played Kolarov in behind Yanga-Mbiwa and his driven cross was thumped home by Dzeko.

It could have been worse for the Magpies with the in-form Negredo just failing to connect with another Kolarov cross in front of goal and then looping a 15th-minute header on to the roof of Tim Krul's net.

But with Yohan Cabaye, who had started in a number 10 role behind lone striker Loic Remy, dropping deeper, the home side took a foothold in the game and gradually stemmed the tide.

Defender Steven Taylor stabbed a Cabaye corner wide, and the French international forced a fine 33rd-minute save from England keeper Joe Hart with a rasping shot from a near-impossible angle.

But the resulting corner brought controversy as Newcastle thought they had dragged themselves back into the game.

The ball was cleared to Tiote on the edge of the box and he unleashed the sweetest of left-foot strikes which left Hart rooted to the spot as it screamed into the back of the net.

The midfielder, whose last goal for the club was a spectacular long-range equaliser in a 4-4 draw with Arsenal in February 2011, set off on a joyous run, unaware that Jones was consulting his assistant.

Replays confirmed that Yoan Gouffran was one of three players in an offside position, and the pair decided the Frenchman was interfering with play, a view not shared by the vast majority of the 49,423 spectators inside St James' Park.

Pardew was certainly of that persuasion and he and Pellegrini were involved in a heated exchange as the whistle approached.

Buoyed by a sense of injustice, the Magpies returned in determined mood and Vurnon Anita forced a 48th-minute save from Hart before Remy was presented with a glorious opportunity to level.

Moussa Sissoko's pass put the striker in on goal, but as he tried to turn inside Vincent Kompany rather than shooting first time, he took a touch too many and the chance had gone.

However, City were far from done and Krul had to make a fine 55th-minute block to keep out a point-blank header from Alvaro Negredo, who had earlier fired high over on the turn.

But Hart had to dive to his right to keep out Cabaye's swerving 59th-minute attempt and then punch away the same player's free-kick two minutes later with the home side dominating.

The former Lille midfielder was waging a one-man war on Hart's goal and sent another dipping shot just over with 68 minutes gone, but it was Remy who was denied by the goalkeeper after latching on to Gouffran's cross two minutes later as Kompany and Pablo Zabaleta collided.

Yanga-Mbiwa picked up the game's sixth and final yellow card in the 74th minute for a challenge on Samir Nasri. The City player exited the pitch on a stretcher five minutes later - James Milner replaced him.

As Newcastle pushed forward, City exploited the space they left behind and Fernandinho rattled Krul's crossbar with an 87th-minute header.

Remy might have snatched a point with a header which sailed just high and wide from Cabaye's corner and Taylor saw a shot blocked by Dzeko.

However, Negredo made sure City would displace Chelsea - 2-0 victors at Hull yesterday - in the fifth of seven minutes injury time, despite Krul blocking his initial effort.



Krul, Yanga-Mbiwa (82' Ben Arfa),  Williamson, S Taylor, Santon, Anita (73' Cisse), Tiote, Sissoko, Cabaye, Gouffran (82' Haidara), Remy
Subs: Gosling, Elliot, Marveaux, Sammy Ameobi

Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini (65' Yanga-Mbiwa), Santon, Cabaye, Tiote, Gouffran (45' Ben Arfa), Sissoko, Remy, Shola Ameobi (76' Haidara).
Subs: Anita, Cisse, Elliot, S Taylor

Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon, Anita (74' Shola Ameobi), Tiote, Sissoko (79' Haidara), Cabaye, Gouffran (62' Ben Arfa), Remy
Subs: Cisse, Yanga-Mbiwa, Elliot, Sammy Ameobi

NEWCASTLE 5 STOKE CITY 1 (Remy 2, Gouffran, Cabaye, Cisse pen)
Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon (61' Haidara), Anita (45' Shola Ameobi), Sissoko, Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Gouffran (72' Cisse), Remy
Subs: Yanga-Mbiwa, Elliot, Obertan, S Taylor

CRYSTAL PALACE 0 NEWCASTLE 3 (Cabaye, Gabbidon og, Ben Arfa pen)
Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon, Anita, Tiote, Sissoko, Cabaye (79' Ben Arfa), Gouffran, Remy (75' Shola Ameobi).
Subs: Cisse, Yanga-Mbiwa, Haidara, Elliot, Obertan

Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon (78' Haidara), Sissoko, Anita, Tiote, Gouffran (73' Ben Arfa), Shola Ameobi (61' Cisse), Remy
Subs: Yanga-Mbiwa, Elliot, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi

Krul, Debuchy (83' Yanga-Mbiwa),  Williamson, Coloccini, Santon, Cabaye (78' Shola Ameobi), Tiote, Anita, Sissoko, Remy, Gouffran (57' Ben Arfa).
Subs: Cisse, Gutierrez, Elliot, Obertan

Krul, Debuchy, Williamson (77' Yanga-Mbiwa), Coloccini, Santon (56' Haidara), Sissoko, Tiote, Cabaye, Gouffran, Shola Ameobi (67' Obertan), Remy 
Subs: Anita, Elliot, Sammy Ameobi, Dummett

NEWCASTLE 2 WBA 1 (Gouffran, Sissoko)
Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon, Sissoko (90+5' Cisse), Tiote, Cabaye, Gouffran, Shola Ameobi, Remy (84' Anita)
Subs: Ben Arfa, Yanga-Mbiwa, Elliot, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi

Krul, Yanga-Mbiwa, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon, Sissoko, Tiote, Cabaye (68' Anita), Gouffran (83' Ben Arfa), Shola Ameobi (74' Cisse), Remy.
Subs: Haidara, Elliot, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi

Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Yanga-Mbiwa, Santon, Sissoko, Cabaye, Tiote, Gouffran (85' Obertan), Remy (75' Cisse), Shola Ameobi (60' Anita).
Subs: Coloccini, Ben Arfa, Elliot, Sammy Ameobi

NEWCASTLE UTD 2 CHELSEA 0 (Gouffran, Remy)
Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Yanga-Mbiwa, Santon, Sissoko, Cabaye, Tiote (53' Anita), Gouffran (85' Obertan), Shola Ameobi (62' Cisse).
Subs: Ben Arfa, Elliot, Sammy Ameobi, Tavernier.

Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Dummett, Santon, Sissoko (45' Cisse), Tiote, Cabaye, Gouffran (86' Sammy Ameobi), Ben Arfa, Remy (70' Shola Ameobi).
Subs: Anita, Haidara, Elliot, Obertan.

Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Yanga-Mbiwa, Santon, Cabaye (78'  Sammy Ameobi), Tiote, Gouffran, Sissoko (45' Dummett), Remy, Ben Arfa (78' Anita).
Subs: Cisse, Elliot, Obertan, Dummett.

Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon, Tiote, Cabaye (86' Ben Arfa), Gouffran, Sissoko, Remy (71' Gutierrez), Cisse 
Subs: Anita, Yanga-Mbiwa, Elliot, Sammy Ameobi, Dummett

EVERTON 3 NEWCASTLE 2 (Cabaye, Remy)
Krul, Debuchy, Yanga-Mbiwa (46' Williamson), Coloccini, Santon, Tiote, Anita (69' Cisse), Ben Arfa (46' Cabaye), Sissoko, Gouffran, Remy 
Subs: Elliot, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Dummett

Krul, Debuchy (86' Tiote), Yanga-Mbiwa, Coloccini, Santon, Cabaye (62' Gouffran), Anita, Sissoko, Ben Arfa, Cisse (73' Marveaux), Remy 
Subs: Williamson, Elliot, Sammy Ameobi, Dummett 

ASTON VILLA 1 NEWCASTLE 2 (Ben Arfra, Gouffran)
Krul, Debuchy, Coloccini, Yanga-Mbiwa, Santon, Anita (74' Tiote), Cabaye (88' Sammy Ameobi), Ben Arfa, Sissoko, Remy (63' Gouffran), Cisse 
Subs: Elliot, Marveaux, S Taylor, Dummett 

Krul, Debuchy, Yanga-Mbiwa, Coloccini, Santon, Ben Arfa, Sissoko, Anita 65' (Cabaye), Marveaux 74' (Remy), Shola Ameobi 65' (Gouffran), Cisse 
Subs: Gosling, Elliot, Sammy Ameobi, Dummett 

Krul, Debuchy, Yanga-Mbiwa, Coloccini, Santon, Ben Arfa, Sissoko, Anita, Marveaux 66' (Sammy Ameobi), Shola Ameobi, Cisse 72'
Subs: Gosling, Bigirimana, Elliot, Vuckic, Dummett 

Krul, Debuchy, Coloccini, S Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa, Sissoko, Tiote, Gouffran 45+4' (Dummett), Ben Arfa 65' (Sammy Ameobi), Gutierrez 44' (Anita), Cisse 
Subs: Elliot, Marveaux, Shola Ameobi, Obertan 


Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Yanga-Mbiwa, Haidara (45 Dummett, 80 Ben Arfa), Anita, Tiote, Gouffran, Sissoko, Shola Ameobi (66 Cabaye), Cisse
Subs: Remy, Elliot, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi

NEWCASTLE 2 LEEDS UTD 0 (Cisse, Gouffran)
Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini, Dummett, Gouffran (90' Vuckic), Anita (80' Gosling), Tiote, Marveaux, Sammy Ameobi, Cisse (71' Obertan).
Subs: Ben Arfa, Yanga-Mbiwa, Bigirimana, Alnwick

MORECAMBE 0 NEWCASTLE 2 (Shola Ameobi, Sammy Ameobi)
Elliot, Debuchy, Yanga-Mbiwa, Good, Dummett, Bigirimana, Gosling, Marveaux 88' (Sissoko), Vuckic 46' (Shola Ameobi), Sammy Ameobi, Gouffran 71' (Ben Arfa)
Subs: Santon, Anita, Alnwick, Streete 


Elliot, Santon, S Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa, Haidara, Sissoko (85' Shola Ameobi), Tiote, Anita, Gouffran (63' Obertan), Ben Arfa, Cisse (85' Remy).
Subs: Williamson, Sammy Ameobi, Dummett, Alnwick