Official: Positive Update On Joe Kinnear’s Condition

The Newcastle United Football Club has issued an update on the condition of manager Joe Kinnear tonight.


Smiling Joe Kinnear – no wonder that’s Ryan Taylor he’s with    😀

NUFC Statement – Update On Joe Kinnear:


JOE Kinnear was admitted to hospital on Saturday morning after complaining of high blood pressure.

He underwent a series of tests during the day and the subsequent results have shown he is okay.

As a precaution, Joe will remain in hospital for observation for a couple of days and will then be discharged.

Joe missed Newcastle United’s 3-2 win at West Bromwich Albion but was visited by Club directors and coach Chris Hughton after the game.

Joe said:

“I’d like to thank everyone who has been asking how I have been feeling.”

“Although I missed the game I had my grandson giving me a full commentary on the match.”

“It was a great win for us and I told Chris well done and to pass on my congratulations to the players, when he came to see me on Saturday evening.”

Managing Director Derek Llambias said:

“Joe was in good spirits and had been listening to the game all afternoon.”

“And in typical Joe fashion he was more concerned about the team’s win than himself.”

“He was nice and relaxed, and hopefully will be back home in a couple of days.”


As we’ve said before, Joe should take the next 10 days off, since our next game is not until two weeks tomorrow.

It’s been a gruelling time for everybody at Newcastle, but Joe has taken the brunt of all the problems and pressure.

Whether you love or hate the man, you have to admit he’s doing his utmost to get Newcastle back on track again – after so many things have conspired against him and the team – let’s give Joe a break.

He deserves a rest, and when he comes back, the players should give him another boost – by winning against Everton. 😀

Howay The Lads!!

344 comments so far

  • Toon Graeme

    Feb 7, 2009 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #1

    Agreed Ed – he has been looking terrible lately.

    He looked terrible last Sunday after the Mackems match.

    Rest he needs and nowt a happening over the next 7 days at least.

    Chris can look after things whilst he is away.

  • Dan4Toon

    Feb 7, 2009 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #2

    Ed – i couldn’t have put it better my self .. very good article this 😀 !!

  • TheToonKing

    Feb 7, 2009 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #3

    Best thing for Joe right now would be to be replaced by Fatih Terim………

  • Greg B

    Feb 7, 2009 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #4

    Llambias speaks!!!! Holy smoke, the bloke has actually spoken on behalf of Newcastle United, wow.

    On a serious note, good to hear JK on the mend.

  • Rodzilla

    Feb 7, 2009 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #5

    Well said Ed.

    I know JK has his knockers (Mrs), but despite his press ramblings and misleadings he’s only ever tried to do his very best for the team – and us fans! – by keeping everyone informed (something the board are only just now starting to realise).

    The media will always blow everything he says out of proportion, he’s their toy. The man has a heart the size of a house and EXACTLY the kind of character we need to get through this torrid season.



  • Wigaz

    Feb 7, 2009 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #6

    Great article Ed! great to hear Joe is doing well but i agree with Toon king in a fashion. I think that being NUFC Manager is prob the hardest Job in the PL at the moment especially with our Regime! But as much as i’m indebted to JFK for coming to our rescue I think he should jack in summer time for his health & his family. I think if he keeps us up then fantastic but then it’s time to hand the raines over to another Guy. Younger & more prepeared for the toll the job takes it on you. It’s time to hand over to Bruce or Big Al. I’d like to see JFK still in the club at some capacity. Maybe in PR! ha ha!

  • ronaldeano

    Feb 7, 2009 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #7


    Brilliant article mate

    As ive said before, weather you rate, or hate Kinnear, he is doing his best for the toon and thats what matters

  • Rodzilla

    Feb 7, 2009 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #8


    Is the banner advert at the top of this page coincidental irony or deliberate?

    ; )

  • Toon Graeme

    Feb 7, 2009 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #9

    We got a half decent write up in the sun – my god.

    Dont doubt that we will get called on the Sunday Suppliment on Sky Sports tomorrow.

    Just read that the Chelski fans were booing and chanting “You dont know what your doing!” to Big Phil – Love it! Im sure I heard one of the Sky pundits singing their praises. Biased prat. By all account Terry missed a sitter than even Ameobi could score!!!!! MOTD for me.

  • ronaldeano

    Feb 7, 2009 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #10


    Yeh mate, haha

    The chelsea ‘fan’s’ dont know what they are on about!

    At least they havent the worry of getting relegated!

    NUFC are a much bigger club, they just got lucky that an extreemly rich Russian bloke bought them success.

    NUFC are the unfortunate ones because we have been let down by the buffoons that run the club.

    Chelsea fan’s dont realise how lucky they are…

  • Troy Stavers

    Feb 7, 2009 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #11


    please spell whether correctly instead of weather! I’ve dismissed every word you have written after that basic mistake.

    I am the real deal when it comes to football and I would like to offer my sincere best wishes to wor Joe!!

    Despite his minor faults, his major attributes win over me. He talks some dross but at the same time talks passion. That shows on the pitch and in the first time for a long time, I can see passion on the pitch!!

    As far as I’m concerned he is getting the best out of a bunch of average players.

    It’s not his fault for the predicament we are in!

    Take the pressure of Joe and keep it on Ashley!!
    It’s the only way we will progress.


  • Toonmania

    Feb 7, 2009 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #12

    I’d like to see JFK still in the club at some capacity. Maybe in PR! ha ha!

    ideal job for joe
    rofl !!!

  • ronaldeano

    Feb 7, 2009 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #13


    Why does a basic typo make you dismiss every word i say?!!

    Are you the “real deal” when it comes to English lessons?

    Or are you just the real deal when it comes to getting stoned?!!!! 🙂

  • Rodzilla

    Feb 7, 2009 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #14

    oooh, get you, “real deal” Troy!

  • Troy Stavers

    Feb 7, 2009 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #15


    If you notice is spelt “off” incorrectly on the last line. Don’t worry, I am superior to the vast majority of bloggers including you and i realise my mistakes before you and others. You wouldn’t have even realised if i hadn’t pointed it out.
    Are you one of the mob?

  • Rodzilla

    Feb 7, 2009 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #16

    …and watch it ronaldeano, he’s got a keyboard and he ain’t afraid to use it!

  • brownrob

    Feb 7, 2009 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #17

    Attacking we were good today, had we a better striker than Ameobi we could have created a lot more opportunites, maybe 3 more goalscoring chances. Defensively, we were awful.

    Mostly from the flanks. Jose played OK today but he was very “bullish” and got forward a lot. This worked well against the mackems as Jonasdid a great job of tracking back to help Jose, but Duff did not do this today. On the right, S Taylor is not a RB, he would have been more suited playing instead of Fabricio in CB, as Fortune was causing Colo havoc with his strength. Once you have 1 weak link in your defence it goes bad, we had more than 1!

    I think we can shore up the defence in time for next game vs Everton. Jonas will be back (yay) so thats Jose covered, and Colo will have had 2 weeks rest

    So hopefully the team for Everton will be…

    R Taylor Colo Bassong Enrique
    Duff Nolan Guthrie Jonas
    Martins Lovenkrands

    the only variant of this I can see is

    S Taylor Colo Bassong Enrique
    R Taylor Nolan Guthrie Jonas
    Martins Duff

    Some nice pace up front, for a change!

  • ronaldeano

    Feb 7, 2009 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #18


    When i was 16 i used to live in the after dark, and the monkey, so, i suppose i ‘used’ to be one of the mob!

    Im FAR to old for that stuff now like!!! 🙂

  • Troy Stavers

    Feb 7, 2009 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #19

    @ ronaldeano

    I’ve perposfully spelt “i’ve” wrong in my first line of the last post.

    I’ve gave you another chance to come back and you’ve failed.

    I am so superior to you and others.

  • bobby_ollox

    Feb 7, 2009 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #20

    Just announced on Sky – Milner gets full England call up for the squad to face spain.


    It’s like seeing your ex missus win the lottery – you cant feel good for them.

  • ronaldeano

    Feb 7, 2009 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #21

    Ok Troy!, you are FAR better than i am…!

    But im pissed, so my English is not up to scratch, especialy on a Saturday night!

  • Rodzilla

    Feb 7, 2009 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #22

    Troy Stavers,

    You also purposefully spelt “perposfully” wrong.

    Ha ha, great game.


  • ronaldeano

    Feb 7, 2009 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #23


    Did you learn you spelling’s on an adult learning coarse, or did you stick in at school?!!!

    Or did you spend all of your spare time dancing at the monkey?!!!!

  • Troy Stavers

    Feb 7, 2009 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #24

    Ahhhh Ronaldeano!

    is that you who used to trip out on half a dozen “E”s whilst Troy was commanding the dance floor like Dela Soul in their prime?

    Oooooh yes!

  • Troy Stavers

    Feb 7, 2009 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #25

    @ ronaldinho

    You had a bad game today despite Man city winning.

    You are not worth £32m!!

    You should have stayed at AC Milan!

  • tino97

    Feb 7, 2009 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #26

    A booking for Arteta, Cahill and Lescott next weekend against villa would mean they would have 5 each. Meaning they would be suspended for our match a week later. I think. That would be great.

    Hope Joe gets well soon. Take it easy!

  • Toronto_Toon

    Feb 7, 2009 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #27

    Good news about JK. Having Arteta, Cahill and Lescott booked might be useful 😉

    Anyone know what happened to that Brazilian kid Caio Ferreira? Did he fail to get his work permit?

  • hitman

    Feb 7, 2009 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #28

    i feel sorry for joe like,this is his biggest chance in his long football carear,but the bloke isnt up to it mentally and physically,i hope he stays on till end of the season,then gets back down south tendind to his roses,all the best joe your a top bloke.

  • ronaldeano

    Feb 7, 2009 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #29


    Oh the memories!!!

  • ronaldeano

    Feb 7, 2009 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #30

    Im more of a U2 fan now 😉

    Click my name, i was there!

  • Hobs

    Feb 7, 2009 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #31

    Ed, I really think you should attempt to get an official get well message through to Joe Kinnear, from the readers of this site. If he is about to hit the wall because of the work he’s been doing for our club, then it’s really important that the fans show their support in him and let him know that the effort is appreciated.

    Whatever opinion people in here may have about his skills does really not matter as he’s the only one willing to do that job. The last thing we need is for him to buckle under the pressure .

    A feedback from one of the clubs biggest fan communitys will sure do wonders for the poor man. He’s working all alone with whats seems to me as getting no or little support from the board, and he could really need some cheering up from the fans!

  • ronaldeano

    Feb 7, 2009 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #32


    I totaly agree!

  • nufc1818

    Feb 7, 2009 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #33

    can anyone explain to me news of the worlds ratings?

    Carson (GK) 6 7 (GK) Harper 13.
    2. Hoefkens 6 7 S.Taylor 27.
    5. Barnett 7 6 Bassong 12.
    23. Meite 7 7 Coloccini 2.
    3. Robinson 6 6 Jose Enrique 3.
    14. Kim (46′) 6 7 R.Taylor 16.
    7. Koren 6 6 Nolan 4.
    28. Borja Valero (85′) 6 7 Butt 22.
    11. Brunt (46′) 7 7 Duff 11.
    27. Morrison 7 7 (80′) Ameobi 23.
    32. Fortune 8 7 (90′) Lovenkrands 24.

    i mean fortune 8 wtf???????
    he scored but wasnt that good
    and bassong a 6 ?????

  • hitman

    Feb 7, 2009 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #35

    hobs,i think joes health is more inportant than a game of football mate,the man isnt up to the job…….come on we turn one grey and nearly send another to his grave,are we cursed are what lads…:)

  • catchy in norway

    Feb 7, 2009 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #36

    @ ron

    who cares about spelling ,, as long as u get ur point accross and it isint sh*t really who cares

  • Hobs

    Feb 7, 2009 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #37

    I actually think Joe Kinnear is more concerned about football, than his health. He would actually sacrifice his health with no hesitation just to keep Newcastle away from relegation. That’s how committed he is!

  • hitman

    Feb 7, 2009 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #38

    well hobs with a comment like that,you need a reality check….

  • Norn Iron Magpie

    Feb 7, 2009 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #39

    Thats the first time i’ve heard lamb ass give a statement. Best wishes to JK. Sorry if i misspelt anything

  • Hobs

    Feb 7, 2009 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #40

    I’m serious. Look at the man. Football is everything for him! He is just so delighted to be allowed to manage again. He’s working his shoes off just to keep his job. Even though he don’t want to sign the new contract until the end of the season.

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