Fantastic Get Well Soon Message Sent To Joe Kinnear

We hope Joe Kinnear is doing well in hospital after the Newcastle players today sent him a fantastic get well soon message from The Hawthorns, and the lads showed great spirit in getting the vital win.


Joe Kinnear – great message sent by his players today

Here’s some reflections on the game today:

  • This was a game in which the result was a lot more important than the performance and the lads got the job done
  • All 3 new players had a part to play in this win – and each of them – Lovekrands, Nolan and R Taylor, looked good in the game, and less than £6M for the 3 of them makes them all look like bargain buys.
  • Butt and Nolan bossed midfield from the start, and with Guthrie and Barton still to come back, our central midfield will look more than useful from now on
  • The back four looked by far the weakest part of the side today, and the coaches must work with the four of them to ensure they are better drilled than they were today. Today they played far too high a line and were always prone to a WBA player breaking the offside trap.
  • Steven Taylor made a bad mistake for their first goal and he must improve and cut out these mistakes, otherwise he’s just not going to stay in the big time.
  • Steve Harper looked solid as usual and we think he’s going to start playing so well that Shay Given will not be missed – the French trouble-maker will certainly not be missed – so it’s like having 3 new players in the squad after January.
  • WBA’s defense looked terrible and were responsible for all Newcastle 3 goals, and with any luck Newcastle could have had 5 before the break. It would have been criminal if Newcastle had not got all 3 points out of the game today.
  • Ryan Taylor had a good game, and we think he will start every game under Kinnear. After watching the back four today maybe Ryan should be played in either full back spot, because he would be better than either of the full backs we currently have in the side.
  • The Newcastle fans at the game were fantastic again, and gave a chorus of The Blaydon Races at the end of the game.

We hope this is the start of something new, and something better, at Newcastle United.

Howay The Lads!!

24 comments so far

  • Wiser_than_wise

    Feb 7, 2009 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #1


  • Wiser_than_wise

    Feb 7, 2009 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #2

    Joe aint getting out of hospital soon he was diagnosed with high blood pressure

  • Toonmania

    Feb 7, 2009 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #3

    get well soon joe hooway the lads good day today

  • Wiser_than_wise

    Feb 7, 2009 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #4

    he better get out of management before something bad happens, managing NUFC ain for the faint hearted get it 🙂

  • Toonmania

    Feb 7, 2009 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #5

    get well soon joe howay the lads good day today

  • Ben_BKK

    Feb 7, 2009 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #6

    Not sure about Ryan Taylor being better than both our current fullbacks, I think Enrique definitely deserves to keep his place in the side, he’s progressing, and is beginning to play quite well.

  • Toon Graeme

    Feb 7, 2009 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #7

    Aye the away fans yet again done us proud and were behind the boys all through the game.

    I didnt see the match due to AOL going down and me router deciding to wipe all its settings (bas**rd thing).

    Heard on the radio and am looking forward to the full 90 mins on Sky Sports at 830.

    Joe got High Blood pressue according to the latest on NUFC website and Llambiarse is quoted in it. My god – it speaks.

  • Toon Graeme

    Feb 7, 2009 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #8

    Forgot – get better soon Joe and look after yourself.

    2 weeks and 1 day til next match.

    Plenty of time to regroup and for the defense to sort itself out (again) – sounded like we were all ower the shop at the back.

  • Ed Harrison

    Feb 7, 2009 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #9

    Ben – right – so maybe Steven Taylor has to go – but both looked a little dodgy at times today.

  • Marty-Toon

    Feb 7, 2009 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #10

    Enrique n Butt made some good bursts into the box today,Duff could have had2 goals n if Ameobi was awake during the game he could have had2.
    Lovenkrands had another grt effort just outside the post near the end from a Duke header on
    Good looking player…..bit of quality at last

  • Ed Harrison

    Feb 7, 2009 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #11

    Joe should take this next week off – and get away from football – maybe take his wife to Sunny Spain – then he’ll still have a full week to prepare for the Everton game – which will be a good game to watch.

  • Dan4Toon

    Feb 7, 2009 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #12

    good win today lads keep up the good work, jst hope we get the result agenst everton coz if we win draw or even WIN then going into bolton away we shud b confident 😛 😀 !!

  • Toon Graeme

    Feb 7, 2009 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #13

    Ed – Everton is gonna be huge game as imagine what it would have been like today with 52K screaming and singing geordie fans behind the team.

    Its gonna be a lot harder a match and hopefully we can sort the back 4 out.

    Looking forward to it.

    Im hoping the Q&A will be published in the journal or chronicle on Monday.

  • Toon Graeme

    Feb 7, 2009 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #14

    Forgot to say my heart was gannin like the clappers today and the last 10 mins was like 30 minutes to pass. The radio commentry was not favourable and I was like were gonna kiss 3 points goodbye.

    Well we didnt and I won £20 quid on a £6 bet so £14 up – not bad.

  • tripp

    Feb 7, 2009 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #15

    With Jonas available for the next match perhaps JFK will move Ryan Taylor to RB and Duff to the right wing. OTOH, ST had good match against the Toffees. The defense seems quite unsettled with him in the side though. He just makes too many mistakes.

  • ronaldeano

    Feb 7, 2009 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #16

    I dont think S. Taylor was at fault for their goal, his heals got clipped.

    I think he would have defended it properly if that haddent happend.

    The point is, we attacked them and got the three points.

    Taylor was just unlucky, he dosent deserve criticism for that one!

  • alextoon

    Feb 7, 2009 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #17

    we won, that all that matters….and blackburn lost…and poor fat Sam has Man Utd away next…whilst we have everton at home….so thats a must win for us cos it will put a nice healthy gap between us and the bottom 3 before we play the big boys…crackin result today!

  • Doocey

    Feb 7, 2009 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #18

    Ed, good post.
    Give Joe a holiday to Spain, whilst there relax and also find the next Gutierrez, not a bad idea eh?lol!

  • sahota

    Feb 7, 2009 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #19

    Get well soon Joe. Comeback soon and give our defence a stick. We should not leak such goals. If that stops, we should be fine.

  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 7, 2009 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #20


  • Michael12

    Feb 7, 2009 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #21

    Get well soon Joe. Your health is important.

  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 8, 2009 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #22


  • Sav

    Feb 8, 2009 at 1:53 AM

    Comment #23

    Ed, not to get embroiled in cudda wudda shudda, but while Harper did ok, even if you can’t remember the last 11 years, did you not see ‘Boro battering ManCity’s goal tonight? Its not perhaps against the Baggies that Shay will be missed but in closer contests, somewhere this season, I can promise you there will be points lost because Ashley did nowt to convince Given to stay. I hope they aren’t crucial ones.

    – Remember, we could have signed all 3 newbies on the N’Zog money alone and still had change for the slot machines. Shay was just one for Ashley’s piggy-bank.

    Second point. We have 3 ex-defenders for coaches. How come our back 4 still sucks?

    Every time I see a match commentary, they highlight the crazy high line we keep holding. ‘Its only a matter of time before the players or the officials get one call wrong’ they say. And they’re usually right.

    Finally, maybe Joe won’t be recommended to come straight back in to work. His doc and his missus and his grandson may have something to say about it. Cross that bridge when we come to it? well maybe we’ve come to it now. The guy has previous, and football lore notwithstanding, when Shanks coined that famous epithet about the importance of foota, he was either having a laugh or talking through his Samantha (Janus).

    If it drags on so a new appointment can’t be made, it could cost us dear – I have no great faith in Chris Hughton although I’m sure he’s a very nice bloke, Calderwood has a dodgy record and I’d be sorry to see Money moved like Roeder was (ie. we lose a good Academy chief and gain a lousy Premiership manager). Wise is free (that’s to say, he’s doing nowt else right now), and so is Keegan (although fans will have to set up a rota to drive him to work).

    I don’t mean to be uncharitable or overly pessimistic in raising this, but there’s a war on, and if anyone looks beyond today’s 3 points at the ineptitude of our performance, they’ll be bound to agree.

  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 8, 2009 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #24



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