Joe Kinnear has talked to the press for almost the very first time, since undergoing his heart bypass surgery last Friday.
Joe Kinnear – taking it easy in hospital right now
Kinnear talked today to the press, now he is safely out of intensive care, and resting up in his own room at the hospital:
“I’d really like to thank everyone for all their best wishes while I’ve been in hospital,”
“I had the operation last Friday and since then it’s just been a case of taking it easy. The doctors have told me everything has gone well, I feel OK and hope to be able to go home on Sunday.”
“I’ll be ringing Chris [Hughton] to say ‘good luck’ to him and the boys for Sunday’s game.” “I’ll be glued to the television cheering them on and hopefully the lads can build on the win they had against West Bromwich Albion and pick up another three points.”
“I know the fans will be right behind the team again on Sunday. I said from day one when I took over that they are the 12th man for us and they have a big role to play for us again as always at the weekend.”
“I’ve been really touched by all the messages I’ve had from people over the last two weeks. I’d like to thank everyone for that and I hope to see you all again soon.”
Since Joe will be watching, the last thing we want is for the game to be too stressful for him, so maybe can be two up by half time, and then run out easy 3-0 winners.
We’re sure Chris will be explaining that to the players before the game. 😀
But seriously, we think the fact that Joe will be watching the game on TV, will spur our players into doing everything they can to secure all 3 points for the gaffer. We are looking for some very committed performances against Everton, who are a very good side under David Moyes.
Whether you like Joe or don’t like him, he’s given everything to Newcastle since he arrived last September, and it’s hard to ask anybody for more than that.
Howay The Lads!!