Official – Joe Kinnear To Have Triple Bypass Surgery Tomorrow

Newcastle United have issued an official statement on Joe Kinnear’s bypass surgery tomorrow.


Joe Kinnear – to have triple bypass surgery tomorrow.

This is the statement from Newcastle United that has just been issued.


Newcastle United can confirm that manager Joe Kinnear will undergo a triple heart bypass operation tomorrow.

Joe was admitted to hospital on Saturday morning in the Midlands after reporting of feeling unwell at the team’s hotel ahead of the game at West Bromwich Albion.

Tests have since confirmed Joe requires surgery, after which he will need to rest for a period of at least eight weeks.

Joe said:

“I’ve really appreciated all the get well messages I’ve received from people over the last week and I’d like to thank everyone who has been in touch.”

Managing Director Derek Llambias said:

“I am sure the whole football community will join Newcastle United in wishing Joe a speedy recovery.”

Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood will continue to take charge of first team football affairs at the Club.


Well it’s a triple bypass and not a quadruple so that’s a good thing.

We wish Joe all the best, that his surgery is successful, and that he makes a quick and complete recovery.

Comments welcome.

42 comments so far

  • Magical_Gutierrez

    Feb 12, 2009 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #1

    Well, its official – we are going down.

  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 12, 2009 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #2

    Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood. God help us.

    If we have any chance of staying up, Hughton must be very much the no. 2 in the double act.

    Joe Kinnear was not by any stretch of the imagination a great manager, but he could do the basics.

    Lets look forward to the championship then.

    Kinnea is out for 8 weeks, thats ages! We could be sunk by then and they still want to offer him the job next season?!?! 1. He isn’t good enough, 2. he has very poor health.

    We are relegated.


    Feb 12, 2009 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #3

    good luck joe

    you crazy little man

  • Ally

    Feb 12, 2009 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #4

    All the Best Joe

    Get well soon mate

  • leekirtley

    Feb 12, 2009 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #5

    hughton i mean wtfffff, please find a temp manager to cover our temp manager

  • repo

    Feb 12, 2009 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #6

    well whats the problem with them both..

    they got us a win and may it continue..

    we dont need joe k…

  • Ally

    Feb 12, 2009 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #7

    This has been an absolute NIGHTMARE of a season.

    we need to scrape to safety and just forget about it!

    Our F******** Luck, can you believe it!

  • Shot Bru

    Feb 12, 2009 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #8

    I gotta agree Tom Toon, the board now need to appoint a permanent manager who they think is gonna take us forward over the next 5 years and stick with the him for that period.

  • beyethegreat

    Feb 12, 2009 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #9

    get well joe


    Feb 12, 2009 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #10

    Samuel Adjei – were does he play i forget

  • beatski

    Feb 12, 2009 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #11

    we need to appoint someone (good) for the long term now

  • MarkO

    Feb 12, 2009 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #12

    I think people are overeacting a lot here we aren’t goin to go down we have a good enough squad and enough winable games to be almost guarenteed safety.

    These are our next six games:

    Sunday, 22 February 2009
    Barclays Premier League
    Newcastle v Everton, 16:00

    Sunday, 01 March 2009
    Barclays Premier League
    Bolton v Newcastle, 13:00

    Wednesday, 04 March 2009
    Barclays Premier League
    Newcastle v Man Utd, 19:45

    Saturday, 14 March 2009
    Barclays Premier League
    Hull v Newcastle, 15:00

    Saturday, 21 March 2009
    Barclays Premier League
    Newcastle v Arsenal, 17:30

    Saturday, 04 April 2009
    Barclays Premier League
    Newcastle v Chelsea, 15:00

    Out of those with Joe we would probably have got six points at the most nine. Even without Kinear we will do well against Everton maybe even win, we will beat Hull and Bolton and that lifts us right away from the relagation zone.

    Our results until the end of the season will most probably be:

    Everton – Draw
    Bolton – Win
    Man U – Lose
    Hull – Win
    Arsenal – Lose
    Chelsea – Lose
    Stoke – Win
    Spuds – Win
    Pompy – Draw
    Liverpool -Lose
    Boro – Win
    Fulham – Lose
    Villa – Lose

    That gives us 44 points which will be easily enough to survive and maybe even push for the top half.

    Next season Tassotti as manager and keep Wise and Ashley. Put Kinear in some kind of role if he wants and we are sorted for Europe.

  • The Real Entertainers

    Feb 12, 2009 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #13

    First and foremost get well soon Joe, i wish you all the best.

    But the managerial situation will have to be looked at for the short and long term.


    Feb 12, 2009 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #14


    i hate people that think were too good to go down

    you never know in the PL your probably ryte we wont go down but ye never know and for people who think were too big your living in the past.

  • Obafan

    Feb 12, 2009 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #15

    That is the most optimistic comment I’ve read for months on this blog. I really hope that your words become reality. One tihng I don’t understand is the fact you want Tassotti as manager??? I don’t know but has he achieved anything as manager???

    Get well soon Joe!!!!!

  • Guinea Mag

    Feb 12, 2009 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #16

    Get well soon Joe….

    We need to bring in some one until the end of the season. Terry Venables is out of work and should be used!

  • Mikeflame

    Feb 12, 2009 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #17

    Triple bypass? Ouch! We won’t see him again before the end of the season! Unfair to even expect him to come back really!

    This is going to make or break the board seeing how they cope with this! Personally I see no other choice but to get a full time new manager in fast to settle a boat that is going down at a silly rate! Players will be demanding to leave before the season has even ended cos again its uncertainty, atleast if we get a full time manager in players will know where we’re heading! Plus I think JfK should have a position in the club but one way behind the scenes cos its blatantly obvious he is not up for management anymore, of even 10 years ago when he had his first scare!

    Get well soon Joe, all the best to his family, the Toon army are right behind ya

  • MarkO

    Feb 12, 2009 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #18

    I don’t think we are too good to go down I think that we are almost sure not to because we have too many points and too many winable games.

    Next season appoint Tassotti as manager and keep Wise and Ashley. Put Kinear in some kind of role if he wants and we are sorted for Europe.

  • Ally

    Feb 12, 2009 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #19

    Boys premier League Darts starting in 5, well worth a watch!

    any one like the PDC?

  • geordie jock

    Feb 12, 2009 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #20

    All the very best Joe.

  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 12, 2009 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #21

    Who the hell is Tassotti except and Italian no name.

  • Paul141726

    Feb 12, 2009 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #22

    Nothing but good luck Joe! And don’t go berating your doctors like you do journalists, LOL!

  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 12, 2009 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #23

  • Piers

    Feb 12, 2009 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #24

    It was a mistake not to get Michael Bradley last summer…….he would be a perfect replacement for Nikki Butt

  • workyticket

    Feb 12, 2009 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #25

    All the best Joe. I hope you come back and finish what you started.

  • Orion

    Feb 12, 2009 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #26

    What are we gonna do now, surely we can’t get ANOTHER bloody manager in, 3 in one season is that possible?

  • Doocey

    Feb 12, 2009 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #27

    Tom_Toon. Please talks some sense.
    Joe is having surgery, we wish him a very speedy and complete recovery indeed.
    We have injuries lifting. Viduka, Smith and mostly Martins is back. He’l score a few goals in a terrible spell and even the odd wonder strike if needed.

    Viduka can hold up the ball and can score from inside the penatly box providing we get balls into his feet eitehr for him to shoot or dispense. Owen shouldn’t take too much longer and as we end the season we’l have Barton back to guarantee our safety. During all this Taylor might score a few, an odd free kick and hopefully be the provider of many other goals for Shola or Carroll 🙂

    Duff is playing well and will tease defenders. It’s only a matter of time before Jonas puts a finishing product to his mazy dribbles and with a little luck some results will go our way 😀

    Calderwood is a decent coach but agreed, we might need to appoint someone like Venables or Sven to guarantee the safety 🙂

  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 12, 2009 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #28

    I am talking sense and you know it.

    We are ****ed with Hughton in charge.

  • Doocey

    Feb 12, 2009 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #29

    Tom_Toon, agreed Hughton isn’t suited as manager but that’s what Calderwood is there for. We have other coaches too.

    Only thing missing will be the atmosphere at half time, the way Kinnear manages to get ther players fighting again. Whether Calderwood and crew can do taht, remains to be seen. However I’m still confident of us staying up 🙂

  • RyanToon

    Feb 12, 2009 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #30

    tomtoon and others i told you to be careful what you wish for, ive ALWAYS backed joe and you will now be in more hurt with hughton in charge!

    get well soon joe

  • vic

    Feb 12, 2009 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #31

    good luck Joe

  • Wigaz

    Feb 12, 2009 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #32

    I wish Joe well but FFS it’s mad to think a doctor is going to tell him he can return to manage. We should be looking for a Permanent Manager now! If we leave it to hughton & calderwood we will all be biting our nails. We may only be saved by how stinking WBA & the boro are but it’s not worth taking the risk. We need to Have someone who can come in & do the job with experience of the PL. Bruce is the man. He will keep us up & can then work on the building his squad in the summer with backing from the board by the sound of what Deza was saying. If we got in shearer I think that would also keep us up as the team & the fans would have such a buzz about it which prob wouldn’t ware off until the last couple of games of the season which by that time we’d be comfortably safe. Really hope the board dont put faith in Hughton & Calderwood as it will be the road to ruin.

  • Toon Graeme

    Feb 12, 2009 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #33

    Good luck Joe – my best wishes to you. Shame you aint more local in the Freeman.

    Have faith lads. Its hard but we need to!!


  • dcbashore

    Feb 12, 2009 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #34

    A – I’m glad someone agrees with me on Bradley, I’ve been (mostly) quietly hoping for Newcastle to sign him for the last four windows.

    B – I hope Joe is done with management, for both his sake and that of the club. We need someone who can give stability, and while it’s not entirely his fault that he can’t, he can’t.

    C – Shearer in to save the day? Expectations have never been lower and he’ll get the time he needs.

  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 12, 2009 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #35

    People need their heads checked if they think its good to employ Shearer while we have a big chance of getting relegated.

  • dcbashore

    Feb 12, 2009 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #36

    TT, I’m not saying I think he should be, but it’s “out there” as it were on some forum sites and blogs. I’d rather that be a summer hire if it happens, personally.

  • Wigaz

    Feb 12, 2009 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #37

    Debashore dont worry about it mate. Pissing on people’s parade is Tom Toons Forte. Some random Foreign manager choice will follow i’m sure. LOL!

  • sirjasontoon

    Feb 12, 2009 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #38

    Take it east JK…keep ya chin up Old Boy.

  • Geno Toon

    Feb 12, 2009 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #39

    Good luck JK…

    I think we should take a hard look at Martin Jol. Good attacking football and he can build a good young side.

  • Toronto_Toon

    Feb 12, 2009 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #40

    I agree with Tom Toon – it would be a huge gamble to take on Shearer so close to the end of the season.

    I don’t think that sticking with Hughton/ Calderwood will work either, though the latter at least has some managerial experience.

    But we’re going to have to get someone in. JK will not be out for two months. That’s the minimum recovery time, and it would assume low stress when he returns. He’s not coming back any time soon. They’d better move for someone that they can retain over the long haul.

    Sven anyone? Or Ketsbaia?


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