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Kinnear forced to watch first Newcastle game from stands

Joe Kinnear was stuck in the stands for Newcastle United's 2-1 defeat at home to Blackburn Rovers.

It was Kinnear's first game in charge at the Toon, but the 61-year-old was in the stands at St James' Park on Saturday - he still has to serve a two-game touchline ban from his spell in charge of Nottingham Forest - to see the Magpies lose 2-1 to Blackburn.

Asked about the ban, he said: "I got two matches for calling one of the referees Coco the Clown. I asked the referee what he did in his spare time, and that was it."

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