Confirmation Kinnear Will Need Heart Bypass Surgery


It’s now been confirmed that Joe Kinnear will indeed need heart bypass surgery.

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Joe Kinnear – will undergo heart bypass surgery this week

It’s now being reported by Sky Sports and the two local Newcastle papers, the Journal and the Evening Chronicle.

Sky Sports News understands the Irishman is set to undergo surgery this week, after he was taken ill on Saturday before the game at WBA, which Newcastle won 3-2.

Kinnear had hoped to make a return against Everton on 22nd February for Newcastle’s next league match, and had talked confidently of that on Monday and Tuesday, but that is not to be.

Kinnear will have to delay his return to the sidelines, and the Newcastle United club have said they will not be making any official statement in the near future, following reports earlier today, in the national media, about Joe’s condition.

It is expected that following his surgery this week, Joe Kinnear will be sidelined for about a month before making a possible return.

Here are the games Newcastle have coming up:

Sunday 22nd February Everton H
Sunday 1st March Bolton A
Wednesday 4th March Manchester United H
Saturday 14th March Hull City A
Saturday 21st March Arsenal H
Saturday 4th April Chelsea H

So it looks like Joe could miss at least the next 3 games and possibly be in charge of the Hull game on 14th March – that’s 4 weeks this Saturday – but that could also be very optimistic. Joe will immediately feel better after the operation, but of course he will be very sore for a week or two.

It’s surprising that the Newcastle club will not make an official statement on this, but perhaps they are delaying that until after the surgery has been completed.

We wish Joe the very best, and if Newcastle fans want to wish Joe well – he’s at Good Hope Hospital NHS Trust, Rectory Rd, Sutton Coldfield, B75 7RR.

Local telephone number for general enquiries : 0121 424 2000

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113 comments so far

  • Edd Case

    Feb 11, 2009 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #1

    For the sake of his health, he should step down sooner, rather than later.

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  • DanToon

    Feb 11, 2009 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #2

    Take care Joe, all the best.

    It’s not worth him coming back and a bit risky! Think we should bring our move for a long term manager forward from the summer to NOW!

    Bruce or Martinez.

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  • The Real Entertainers

    Feb 11, 2009 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #3

    Good luck Joe!

    I’m sure the club will make a statement in good time, as they’ll have other issues to tend with rather than making statements to the fans.

    Lets be patient….we are getting good at it.

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  • WesToon

    Feb 11, 2009 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #4

    FFS Sorry Joe,all the best gaffer 🙁

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  • DanToon

    Feb 11, 2009 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #5

    He’s out ofr at least 2 months! that takes us to the middle of April at least! Step down Joe for your own sake as well as ours! Breuce or Martinez in!

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  • spiderpig

    Feb 11, 2009 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #6

    keep joe on the books regardless,he deserves to stay if he wants to and health permits,but stand him down as boss of first team immediately and appoint an experienced manager to keep us up.its the only answer.we cant afford to give joe the time to recover,he might not recover enough to take on the sresses and strains of football.what a shame.the bloke has lived and breathed nufc since he got here.he has almost single handly kept the players going thru all this shite,and leaves us lying 13th.

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  • Ben_BKK

    Feb 11, 2009 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #7

    We need to get points off, and hopefully beat, Everton, Bolton and Hull. We could probably get 7-9 points out of those 3 games, but I’m not confident we could do it with Hughton and Calderwood…

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  • Ed Harrison

    Feb 11, 2009 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #8

    Yes – it may be a bit silly to think he can come back to manage a club at risk of relegation – whatever’s done should be for the good of Joe.

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  • Joseph

    Feb 11, 2009 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #9

    good luck joe,
    The reason their probably not making a statement is because they may be assesing is it worth having joe as manager or should they get a new one, not to mention joe thinking about his situation and discussing it with his family

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  • bennytoon

    Feb 11, 2009 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #10

    Thats some very tricky fixtures made even harder without a manager.

    My old man had a heart bypass and was out of action for about 6 months. Think this will be the last we see of joe in football.

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  • Wallace7

    Feb 11, 2009 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #11

    Best wishes Joe, the only manager with the bottle to take the job fair play n good luck

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  • toonarmyuk

    Feb 11, 2009 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #12

    Absolytely no way on God’s earth that he will come back to manage us if he needs a heart bypass! They will tell him to minimise any stress (which would raise blood pressure) for a long time after the operation, and managing Newcastle – especially at this delicate point in the season – will be more stressful than he could cope with.

    So…..the question is….who’s next!?

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  • craig s chisholm

    Feb 11, 2009 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #13

    jfk is finished, leets get a new manager NOW, i like sven.
    also its a bit ironic that the day after lambiarse saying they were going to communicate with the fans now that we hear nothing about jfk appart from sky news and local papers. nothing has changed for the better.

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  • jordi

    Feb 11, 2009 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #14

    I can’t see him staying on as manager after this. Can’t imagine the board allowing it either.

    I’d like to see him employed by the club in some way though, maybe as a scout (not too stressful).

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  • DanToon

    Feb 11, 2009 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #15

    toonarmyuk – True, Joe’s finished bless him…

    Bruce or Martinez lol keep saying it!

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  • dp_geordie

    Feb 11, 2009 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #16

    Get well soon Joe. The board must have had an inclination that something like this could happen. Otherwise why bring in Colin Calderwood? That appointment doesn’t make sense to me. Speaking to one of the academy coaches, he seems to think it will be Calderwood who will take charge for the rest of the season.

    Mainly, get well soon JFK

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  • Newckie

    Feb 11, 2009 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #17

    Well said Wallace and totally agree.
    Joe’s health must be our prime concern at this point in time.

    Hang in their Joe and let us hope all goes well.

    I am not prepared to even consider post Joe’ s health out of respect for the man in his time of need.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Feb 11, 2009 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #18

    Thanks Joe and get well soon.

    Now can we get a new manager please we are in a critical phase in the season and need a manager.

    No to Bruce he is shocking and the football he serves up is dull.

    European manager that has at least won trophies..not championship play offs.

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  • toonarmyuk

    Feb 11, 2009 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #19

    Newckie – very thoughtful, but also very short sighted of you. EVERYONE in here I’m sure, will be 100% behind hoping that Kinnear gets well soon, but what the hell can we do about it, sat here lighting candles for the man!? He would want us to crack on and try to get out of the relegation scrap, not sat with hankies in hand waiting for any scrap of news about he’s getting on.

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  • bennytoon

    Feb 11, 2009 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #20

    sirjasontoon- what good is a european coach going to do in a relegation scrap. You need someone in the harry redknapp mould who has been there before.

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  • Spitfire

    Feb 11, 2009 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #21

    Best wishes to Joe. Stop having a go at the club for ‘non communication’ on this issue. At the moment they can only from repeat the bleeding obvious or be sentimental. They have a huge decision to make before they can release a meaningful press statement . Lets give them the benefit of some time and trust. Please.

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  • workyticket

    Feb 11, 2009 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #22

    Well said Newckie, I agree. I really do hope that it’s only a minor bypass without any complications, and that Joe gets well soon.

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  • Joseph

    Feb 11, 2009 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #23

    spitfire spot on there regards any statement

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  • MickMack

    Feb 11, 2009 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #24

    This is a very difficult time for both Joe and his family, my thoughts are with them both, football should take a back seat in these times. The man is going for a life saving operation, and it would be disrespectful for people to ask him to stand down. I know he had his problems with his heart, but i cant help but think the stress that comes with managing this club has had a major part to play. He only wanted to win.

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  • Wiser_than_wise

    Feb 11, 2009 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #25

    I think this is the last we will be seeing of joe as coach of football club newcastle, his age wont make the recuperation proccess faster, its maybe best just to bring in someone new not vernebles for sure he suxx ass

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  • bennytoon

    Feb 11, 2009 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #26
  • WesToon

    Feb 11, 2009 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #27

    @ toonarmyuk // Feb 11, 2009 at 12:11 PM

    Not everyone on here mate, i mean just look at bendyloon,he has been on OUR forum the whole day AGAIN & yet he is still going on aboot WHO OUR new manager is going to be or not!!

    The slimy git,says he supports spurs BUT he still cannot even mutter the words GET WELL SOON JOE!!! To Fernando,making fun of Newcastle & its woman is so much more entertaining!! Joe Kinnear was one of YOUR BEST full backs EVER & The PIG that is Nando cant even say GET WELL!!

    You are a lowley form of a human being you pathetic fool!!!!

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  • Whats that on the grassy knoll

    Feb 11, 2009 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #28

    I know everyone seems to be putting forward Martinez, but what about Alan Irvine, mananger of PNE. He worked for Newcastle, then Everton and turned around PNE, who are in the playoff places above Swansea!

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  • ObaFan2

    Feb 11, 2009 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #29

    Get well soon JFK and if you were to have the by-pass @ the Freeman hosy, they are some of the best heart surgeons in the world.
    Some of my family have had triple and even a quadruple by-passes and have been 100% succesful.

    Stress free life for you from now on, not worth it Joe, give up on us for the good of your own health.

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  • WesToon

    Feb 11, 2009 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #30

    There you go Kash,look at the link above!!

    Still feel like defending Fernando???

    Joe Kinnear,may potentially be dying and thats what he posts??

    Well done Son,you have just stepped up your level of being the worlds biggest D!ckhead

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  • DanToon

    Feb 11, 2009 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #31

    bennytoon – Get a job.

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  • workyticket

    Feb 11, 2009 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #32

    bennytoon, your link says more about you than it does about Joe Kinnear. You’re a pathetic, disrespectful little idiot.

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  • bennytoon

    Feb 11, 2009 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #33

    westoon(my shadow) – Brilliant!! Do you sit at your computer all day waiting for me to make a post so you can quickly make a response?

    I love how you can get so wound up by comments made on a blog! You must have very little else going on in your life.

    What weight do you think a get well soon message would carry on a blog he doesnt read. I look forward to your next rant.haha

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  • Spitfire

    Feb 11, 2009 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #34

    Its lunchtime. After a morning of quite sensible ( for the most part ) debate the blog is now attracting the nutters. So I’m signing off. Cheers.

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  • BenjiToon

    Feb 11, 2009 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #35

    I can’t see a way back for Joe now. It’s a very sad way to leave…being forced out for health reasons but I think that’s what will happen.

    Souness and Houllier both had bypasses and continued in management but both were out for months, and both were younger and fitter than Joe. Also, neither had a history of heart problems as Joe does.

    After a bypass you need AT LEAST two months rest and regular check-ups, with a stress free life to ease yourself back to full health. Doesn’t sit well with a Prem manager’s job does it? Ashley needs to act quickly. Maybe offer Joe a board position, so that we don’t have to sack or “retire” him, but then find an established top-flight manager NOW.

    We don’t have the time to see how Hughton and Calderwood might get on.

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  • Toon Graeme

    Feb 11, 2009 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #36

    Best wishes to Joe at this time. Im sure he will get the backing of all Toon fans – football aside as he is after all a human being and a husband father and grandfather. Its good we can all unite our view on this issue.

    Joe aside – I am concerned about who is left in control – due to the fact we have got some big basket (edited word) games coming up.

    I have faith that out lads will give it 110% and cant wait for everton.

    On another note – its my birthday on Friday and Im off to Leeds on the drink.

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  • bennytoon

    Feb 11, 2009 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #37

    westoon- Thats rich coming from someone who has told me to die on countless occasions.

    Kinnear is having an operation that thousands of people have a year. He isnt dying you idiot. Your over the top remarks are hilarious. I bet you were the kid at school who told tales to teacher.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Feb 11, 2009 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #38

    Beat it A.O.
    I would rather have no manager than redknapp..cant even motivate a team with 50m on the bench to beat stoke.

    Why don’y you just stay off the blog,your a muppett.

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  • ObaFan2

    Feb 11, 2009 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #39

    bennytoon, what a saddo!

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  • murphy

    Feb 11, 2009 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #40

    I agree, Although I want joe to stay as manager he really should step down for the sake of his wife and kids and his health, Like ed’s said on many of his blogs the guy looked unwell for his last few weeks and the stress must be massive! Good luck joe, you’ll have a place in every geordie’s heart for your commitment and hard work.

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