Kinnear Ready To Be Released From Hospital Today

Joe Kinnear will in all likelihood be released from hospital today, and make his way back up to Newcastle with his wife Bonnie.


Joe Kinnear – should be released today

We’ll have to wait and see what the prognosis is on Joe from the doctors, and in particular how long he will need to recuperate, but it appears the manager is all set to resume his duties, if the doctors say that’s OK.

And replacing Joe as manager appears to be far from the minds of owner Mike Ashley and Managing Director Derek Llambias, who of course both visited Kinnear on Saturday night, after watching the team get the vital win at the Hawthorns, against bottom placed WBA.

Chris Hughton said today:

“I think Joe was particularly happy with the three points at West Brom, as we all were,”

“We are all aware of the games that we have to play, and we’ve got some difficult teams to play in the next few weeks, so this was a game we really had to win.”

“Looking at the results of the teams around us, this gives us a huge opportunity to build and get away from the relegation zone.”

“It was hugely important – we all knew that.”

Seems like Joe was as delighted as the fans at the fantastic win, and we could have done ourselves a lot of good last Saturday as we gained 3 points on most of the teams below us in the league.

It would appear the news on Kinnear’s condition suggests that it is not a serious problem, and although there were reports in yesterday’s papers that Joe has pins and needles down his left arm, we don’t know if that’s the truth, because that’s the sign of a pending heart attack, and the papers could well have just put that bit in themselves, given Joe’s previous medical history.

So maybe things are not as bad as we first thought – we certainly hope that’s the case.

A Newcastle club spokesman said today:

“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.”

It seems that Joe is no less committed to getting the job done this season, and keep the Newcastle club in the Premier League.

If he can do that then it’s mission accomplished, in what has been a terrible season for Newcastle fans and the club in general. Then we just must start rehabilitating the image of the club, and certainly it would seem the summer will be very busy as Joe wheels and deals to further improve the Newcastle squad.

With the good form shown from our 3 new players, Ryan Taylor, Kevin Nolan and Peter Lovenkrands, and Viduka, Smith and Martins fit again and all ready to go against Everton, at home, in a couple of weeks, a good result then could lift the mood of the fans even further.

There will always be those that moan and groan about things, and if we were second in the league those would be the ones moaning about not being top.

But that’s life, and it seems that most fans are behind Joe as he tries to save Newcastle United this season.

Comments welcome.

20 comments so far

  • Tjodalf

    Feb 9, 2009 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #1

    1st! 😀

    Why does it say Lovenkradns on Lovenkrands shirt?

  • Ed Harrison

    Feb 9, 2009 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #2

    Probably because they cannot spell. 😀

  • sahota

    Feb 9, 2009 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #3

    If he can return to ground even towards end of this week, that would be huge plus. I am not sure why everyone talking about replacing him. We need him atleast till end of season otherwise we will be down. Also might be even beyond end of season. As I think we need bit stability at our club rather than again new changes in near future. He has brought some new faces to Newcastle which looks like good addition. Also looking at whats going on, I think he is getting well with Mike and also is able to convince hi on few things. Great example is offering Shay a new contract. Don’t abuse me due to what i am saying. But looks like at this time He is right man for us. Nobody will come to us at this stage till Mike sorts out things at club. Everyone talking about Bruce, I can not imagine him coming to us in near future.

  • Troy Stavers

    Feb 9, 2009 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #4


    I totally agree with you.

    These idiots who continuously speculate about who they want are living a dream.

    JK is the only one who will work under Ashley. Managers know this is a high pressured job and if success isn’t found within a season or two then the natives call for their heads.

    We have no chance of success under Ashley, so why will anyone want to ruin their reputations.

    Please get real and be thankful we have a manager willing to take the job and has brought a rare commodity back to the team. Passion!!


    Feb 9, 2009 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #5

    There will be no changes before the end of the season and we dont need anymore upheavel but i think Joe should put his health 1st once the season is over.

  • Tjodalf

    Feb 9, 2009 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #6

    Ed: Yes, that might be it.. 🙂 but on the other hand, Løvenkrands himself should notice…? 😀

    Anyways, wonder if he keeps his place for the Evertongame..? If Martins is back, he would probable start, but I think Lov deserves better. He was my man of the match.

    And when Jonas comes back, he would take R. Taylors place because he looked nervous. This surely will be better in time, but I feel Jonas is very important to this side.

    Maybe we should replace S Taylor with R Taylor? Just to have him on to take freekicks, corners and throw-ins?
    And S. Taylor also looked sloppy sometimes…with the offside-errors…and the slipup didn’t help, but surely, that can happen to anybody.

    R.Taylor Colo Bassong Enrique
    Jonas Nolan Butt (can’t wait to get Barton back) Duff
    Martins Carroll (although this probably will be Ameobi…)

    Do you think anybody would notice if we sent out Løvenkrands as well? Do the referees count players before kick-off? Surely worth a try..? 😀

  • sahota

    Feb 9, 2009 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #7

    Yes I can not agree more Troy. I think everyone need to be bit realistic and stop dreaming about being in Top 4 anytime soon. But for me I would be more than happy if we survive this season and finish next season comfortably in Top 10 and will be very happy if its Top 8. And I think if we add another 2 good decent players to our squad we are not far away from finishing top 8 next season.

  • batty

    Feb 9, 2009 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #8

    ED dont you think if joe has got high blood presure he should take it easy because less face it this job is not the easyist of jobs is it

  • lesh

    Feb 9, 2009 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #9

    Tjodalf // Feb 9, 2009 at 9:36 AM


    Why does it say Lovenkradns on Lovenkrands shirt?

    Congratulations on your alertness Tjodalf. I’m delighted to inform you that you’ve won the top prize…… dinner with Llambias and Wise. Whooooooooowy!

  • tooner

    Feb 9, 2009 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #10

    Does anyone know the song they were singing about Lovenkrands?….

    Something about

    “We signed him on a free, he’s from Germany,
    Oooh ooh Peter Lovenkrands”

  • lesh

    Feb 9, 2009 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #11

    batty // Feb 9, 2009 at 9:59 AM

    ED dont you think if joe has got high blood presure he should take it easy because less face it this job is not the easyist of jobs is it….

    Who, with high blood pressure needs a hospital visit from Mr Wise and Mr Llambias?

    Bet Joe’s BP shot through the roof!!!

  • batty

    Feb 9, 2009 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #12

    lesh never thought ov that lol

  • Troy Stavers

    Feb 9, 2009 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #13


    The one thing you failed to point out about Ryan Taylor was he set up a goal. That’s more than Jonas has done for approximatley 20 games when he set Michael Owen up.

    Take a closer look at Jonas next time he plays and look beyond all the running he does in his own half and just beyond the half way line. He creates absolutely nothing for himself or others.

    Compare him to Milner, who plays most of his game in the final third, was again on the score sheet at the weekend, scoring a screamer!

    Milner had his faults but he was never afraid to try and get a cross in and take a shot at goal. That is a wingers job, not to play deep, which creates pressure on the defence. The defence need an outlet and Jonas plays too deep to provide one.

    Can’t knock his heart but that is not good enough alone.

  • batty

    Feb 9, 2009 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #14

    Troy Stavers were you with stardust on saturday then

  • Kevin Nichol

    Feb 9, 2009 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #15

    Forgive me troy….Was it 20 games ago when jonas beat three villa players to lay on the second goal for martins when we beat the villa 2-0?

    Or maybe 20 games ago when he shaved the post against west ham; laid on a chance for owen to hit the post in the same game?

    Fair enough against the mackems his final ball was not up to his build up play; but he took away two sunderland players in each attack which created space for others!

    Jonas is our most dangerous player breaking from midfield with his direct running and style of play! To knock him; playing in a very limited midfield creativity wise is a poor shout! Not having that like…your opinion and all; but it is wrong…

  • Troy Stavers

    Feb 9, 2009 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #16

    @Kevin Nichol

    I’m sure you won’t have it but it’s the truth.

    Jonas is so over hyped it’s unbelievable. Tell me how many crosses he successfully puts in the box per game. Tell me how many shots he has taken all season.

    You can count them on one hand for both, all season.

    I’m not knocking his endeavour, attitude or defensive duties but as far as i’m concerned, he plays too deep and it puts pressure on the defence.

    You’ve got to love the truth.

    PS Batty, aye i was out with Starship on Saturday. He also loves Jonas, so that says it all.
    I dropped him in it, in the bar by announcing to people around us he was a big Mike Ashley fan. I’ve never seen a man crawl into his jumper so much. It was embarrassing.

  • Mags

    Feb 9, 2009 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #17

    Just because Joe is being released from hospital today does not mean he is fit to resume his duties as manager. I think we all need to take a reality check.

    Let’s face it, being a football manager must be one of the most stressful jobs around and probably the Newcastle one being one of the most demanding of all. Not good for Joe or his health.

    I think we need to wait to find out what his medical team are advocating. Also the number one responsibility in Joe’s life, namely his wife and family and how they feel about his return to working at Newcastle.

  • magpie6699

    Feb 9, 2009 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #18

    Just as well Lovenkrands didn’t notice his mis-spelt name – he might have thought it was a terrible insult, and so might Taylor (the PFA rep who stuck his stupid nose in about Insomnia). Oh, wait a minute, maybe Peter is an adult?

  • Troy Stavers

    Feb 9, 2009 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #19

    @Kevin Nichol

    I will help you cos you are obviously looking vacant at the computer screen.

    Jonas 2 assists 0 goals
    The last assist was on 7th Dec against the mighty Stoke and he set up M.Owen.
    The other one was against Villa on 6th Nov., setting up Martins.

    Milner has 5 assists and 4 goals!!

    All stats can be obtained from ESPN football.

    The truth is out there.

  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 9, 2009 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #20



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