A quiet Newcastle United can only be good

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Is all now well at Newcastle United after Joe Kinnear's appointment as director of football? Or is it just the calm before the storm?

Since the end of last season things haven’t been so quiet at Newcastle United, with former manager Joe Kinnear famously announcing to the World that he was returning to the club to work with Alan Pardew as director of football.

Kinnear arrived in a style that was amusing to the general public by famously getting players names wrong which will live long in the memory especially calling Yohan Cabaye, Yohan Kebab - which can’t have been funny for the club’s fans.

Though there doesn’t seem to be much too movement out of Newcastle’s hierarchy recently – apart from the Daily Star indicating that Kinnear is trying to swing into action and prove himself as a competent negotiator by attracting Jelle Vossen to the club.

In fact just like any other club they have been going about their transfers, signing Loic Remy on a season-long loan from QPR – and not much of the anticipated fireworks between Kinnear and Pardew.

For now it seems a little quieter, a little more harmonious from the outside looking in and perhaps it is business as usual, and one hopes that things aren’t bubbling underneath ready to explode.

And even if there was conflict, it is best to keep it in house rather than let it affect players on the field and drag the club towards a scrap towards the foot of the table.

Though with it being quiet does that suggest all is harmonious behind the scenes at Newcastle, are there signs appearing that this relationship can actually work, and Newcastle can move forward?

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