Kinnear Hopes To Leave Hospital On Sunday

Newcastle manager is hoping to leave hospital this coming Sunday, following his triple bypass surgery last Friday.


Joe Kinnear
– hopes to leave hospital on Sunday

Apparently the Newcastle manager has received loads and loads of goodwill messages form Newcastle fans and Joe wants to thank the fans for all the goodwill messages he has received to date.

Joe told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today:

“I’m feeling good and hope to be out of here Sunday.”

Kinnear has been told in no uncertain terms, that he must not return to the Newcastle management job until the middle of April and he must recuperate and rest up until that time.

Kinnear however has apparently also told close friends he is determined to complete the task of keeping Newcastle in the Premier league this season, which was always his stated number one goal, when he arrived at the end of September, with the club in complete turmoil.

When mid-April rolls around Newcastle will still have 6 league games to play, but we all have to hope we’ll be out of the woods by then.

Something good should happen for Newcastle fans this season, just to balance things out a little, and maybe the players returning from injury and our three new stalwarts at the club, Kevin Nolan, Ryan Taylor and Peter Lovenkrands can together help us survive this season, and sooner rather than later.

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • lesh

    Feb 19, 2009 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #1

    And before the mindless idiots who do him down start, let’s show the man some respect and appreciation for doing his best in very very difficult circumstances!

    Let’s wish for a speedy recovery for Joe and convey best wishes to his family

  • Toon_Ice

    Feb 19, 2009 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #2

    I wish him well and hope recovers. But i think he will be our manger next season. There are reports that Steve Bruce will be offered the managers job at Newcastle in the summer. What do you guys think about that ?

  • Toon Graeme

    Feb 19, 2009 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #3

    Aye, best wishes Joe. Put your feet up fella and let the Mrs tend to your every need!!

    I dont doubt he will be on the phone to Chris. Especially about tactics and with Manure etc.

    From personal experinece in this type of op, he Joe should have felt an immediate improvement and a little sore in places. he will have good days and bad days – time is a healer as they say.

  • LoonyToon @ graft

    Feb 19, 2009 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #4

    Bloke is a fighter…..earned my respect by coming to help us out when no one else fancied getting their little hands dirty….

    Speedy recovery fella

  • babelfish

    Feb 19, 2009 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #5

    Big thanks to Joe for taking the job on at the time, and you could see in the weeks leading up to the heart scare that he wasn’t looking as healthy. Hope he comes back raring to go and help drive us forward.
    Having said that, my one concern is the supposed 5 year plan the board have, and if anyone here can see Joe still being manager for that whole period? As I feel for the 5 year plan to be a success there must be a constant manager. Any chopping and changing of the man in charge and the plan will fall down. May be best for the club to get a longer term manager in asap, albeit if that is at the end of the season. And go against the grain and stick with him even when times are bad.
    I like the look of the style of play swansea have under martinez and feel that style would be popular at sjp. Bring back the entertainers.

  • workyticket

    Feb 19, 2009 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #6

    lesh // Feb 19, 2009 at 12:44 PM

    “And before the mindless idiots who do him down start, let’s show the man some respect and appreciation for doing his best in very very difficult circumstances!

    Let’s wish for a speedy recovery for Joe and convey best wishes to his family”

    Hear, hear lesh. Excellent comment.

    Best wishes and good luck Joe!

  • Ericles

    Feb 19, 2009 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #7

    Get well soon Joe. Please listen to the doctors and your missus mate. Come back when you are really ready and not before. I went through what you have twice and I know what it feels like to wake up as though one has been run over by a bus. Nothing to stop you using a phone and a webcam though Joe.
    We have a team of coaches and players who will keep us up I think. Bloody good on you for your attitude – says diamonds about you.

  • sahota

    Feb 19, 2009 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #8

    Good Luck Joe. When you do that kind of job, you always have people who say things against you. So just look at how many people want you to return and save us. It would be present for Joe if our players can get good points on board. And before he returns if they can gift him more 12 points, that would be great. Then he won’t have anything to worry about other than consolidating our position in table.


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