Joe Kinnear Now Nearing Hospital Leave

There is some good news being reported by The Evening Chronicle today, regarding Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear.


Joe Kinnear – could leave hospital next Monday

Joe Kinnear could be discharged from hospital this coming Monday, after recovering well from his triple heart bypass operation.

Joe has now been taken out of intensive care and is in his own room in the hospital, and it must now be only a matter of days now before he is released from hospital.

Certainly the danger time is over, and he has had no infection so things are looking good.

Caretaker boss Chris Hughton said today:

“I expect to hear from him soon. But we appreciate where he is at the moment.”

When he recuperates at home, we’re not sure whether that will be in London or in Newcastle, where he is renting a house near Jesmond Dene, but it would seem better that he recovers down south, away from the turmoil at Newcastle.

Anyway, once he’s up and about watch for Joe to try to get back to Newcastle before two months is even near being up.

And come to think of it, if he is released on Monday it would be a nice present for the lads to register a win for Joe on Sunday afternoon against Everton. We have to be in with a decent chance of all 3 points on Sunday, that’s for sure.

In a couple more weeks, it will be hard to keep the man away from the Newcastle training pitch.

Comments welcome.

12 comments so far

  • RyanToon

    Feb 18, 2009 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #1

    good news, now he will have to decide whats best for his health, id like him to stay, but i cant see it, sadly


    Feb 18, 2009 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #2

    The run in will be very stressful. I hope he stays away for the good of his health. With all due respect to him, I for one think we need a new manager for the long term stability. I am jumping on the Martinez ‘bandwagon’. I like the style of football he plays and from listening to Radio5 Monday night club am aware that he lives and breathes football. I think he would be a great success in Toon.

  • richyg01

    Feb 18, 2009 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #3

    Good Luck and all the best to Joe.

    I dont see coming back to work as a good move for him. As MAG PIE says, the run in will be very stressful and that is not what Joe needs. I think it would be best for everyone if he called it a day.

    I think Joe has done well with the players he has had available since he came in and there is no doubt that he motivates his players, but after this setback I cant see why he would risk his health to come back.

  • DanToon

    Feb 18, 2009 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #4

    MAG PIE – I agree Martinez for Toon.


    Feb 18, 2009 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #5

    sorry, why are we in with a decent chance egainst everton?

    they just whooped the villains, and yeah, we might of won against WBA, but thats only because we weren’t quite as bad as they were!

    we’ll do well to survive a mauling

  • sahota

    Feb 18, 2009 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #6

    If its good or bad for long term, I am not sure. But it looks like Joe will get back to Newcastle, thats what I feel. And I think you will know within month of March about his future. As if he is not going to be our manager next season then I guess club will make some statement. I don’t expect Joe to keep quite, he will definitely will come up with some comments in press in few weeks time 🙂

    Personally I wish if he stays for one more season if he feels comfortable in managing after surgery.

  • Robbanufc

    Feb 18, 2009 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #7

    I hope he can come back quickly, but I doubt it, considering his health! We need someone to steady our ship to premiership next season!

    Feel free to join! we’re putting faces to names! Discussing how much we appriciate Ed’s work, etc 🙂

  • Prince Bassong

    Feb 18, 2009 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #8

    JK was never a viable long term option for this club but he is someone who’d be well suited to another role within it (one which he can enjoy) due to his character and experience.

    Now that could be as an assistant/advisor to a good young manager who’ll bring certain traits JK doesn’t have.

    Or he could become part of our scouting network.

  • batty

    Feb 18, 2009 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #9

    ED thought you would have wished sir bobby a happy birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIR BOBBY YOU WERE AND STILL ARE THE BEST .

  • workyticket

    Feb 18, 2009 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #10

    DJM TOON // Feb 18, 2009 at 12:22 PM

    “sorry, why are we in with a decent chance egainst everton?

    they just whooped the villains”

    So did we I seem to recall. 2-0 wasn’t it?

  • workyticket

    Feb 18, 2009 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #11

    You are right Batty, he should get poor old Sir Bobby in here as it’s his birthday like!

  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 18, 2009 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #12


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