We thought it might be difficult to keep a guy like Joe Kinnear, recovering from his surgery, without doing anything at Newcastle.
Chris Hughton – phone calls from Joe
But Chris Hughton has said today he thinks Joe will be on the hone with him quite a bit to ensure things are going well at the club during his recuperation.
In fact Chris Hughton expects to hear from the Newcastle manager in the hours after his triple heart bypass surgery today.
We’d all like to hear that things have gone well today.
Chris said today:
“I’d imagine at the first available time he’ll be ringing up and, of course, as we go into our next game against Everton, I would imagine that as soon as he can after that he’ll be on the phone.”
“It is very much a personal thing with Joe; the lads are very fond of him.”
“But with what we’ve been through this season they’re used to refocusing on what they have to do – training, playing games and, more importantly, trying to win football matches.”
“They’re all tough games, particularly in the position we’re in.”
“There are difficult away games at Bolton and Hull but we can only look after the first game and that’s at home to Everton, who are a very good side away from home.”
It’s probably good that we have two weeks to our next game, at home to Everton.
Joe will be comfortable by the game, and we assume he’ll watch it on TV, as long as the doctors OK that, because watching Newcastle is never an easy thinon the old heart. 😀