Joe Kinnear Gets His Battery Of Tests Today


With all the furor surrounding the appointment of Alan Shearer as Newcastle manager through the end of the season, we don’t want to forget that today is D-day for Joe Kinnear.

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Joe Kinnear – still praying for survival

Joe is scheduled to get a battery of tests with his heart doctors, and until last Wednesday, the results of the tests would have determined whether Joe would be allowed to return to manage Newcastle.

But Mike Ashley quite rightly had a change of heart (excuse the pun), and decided it was not in Joe’s best health interests to have him return to the Newcastle relegation cauldron, after so recently having open heart surgery. Now Joe can go on garden leave until the summer, and try to relax a little.

Of course Joe would have been ready and willing to come back as soon as possible, that’s what Joe is like, a complete workaholic, but the relegation stakes are now out of his hands, and in those of Geordie legend Alan Shearer.

Alan will of course be ably assisted by Iain Dowie, Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood, and it’s all hands to the pumps, as the quartet try to reverse the terrible form of the previous 15 games, in which we have just one win – against bottom of the league WBA.

This is the worst run ever for Newcastle in the Premier league, although we know that will come as no major surprise to anybody.

Derek Llambias has said that Joe will continue the management of Newcastle in the summer, once this season is over, but we find that very hard to believe.

However, we’d love to see Joe still connected to the club in some capacity, perhaps with a reduced role as someone upstairs, because Joe has a wealth of football talent, and seems to have become somewhat attached to the club.

We’d like to see that, but what exactly will happen this summer we’ll all have to wait and see, until job one is successful, and Newcastle are safe from relegation.

We wish Joe the best of luck with the tests today and are certain that Mike Ashley will see him OK, with some role at the club, in the summer.

Comments welcome.



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27 comments so far

  • workyticket

    Apr 6, 2009 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #1

    Thought it said “Joe Kinnear gets his new battery” for a minute there! 🙂

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  • sahota

    Apr 6, 2009 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #2

    I think MA under estimated the situation we were in. We should have Shearer in charge as soon as Joe was admitted to hospital.

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  • workyticket

    Apr 6, 2009 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #3

    Thought he was running on 9Volts!

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  • broon ale

    Apr 6, 2009 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #4

    i think he should have nothing to do with the club again. i wish him well but i dont wish to see him ranting on and getting sent to the stands for this club ever again.

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  • komfort

    Apr 6, 2009 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #5

    what does he offer the club ? nowt in my oppinion !…all the same hope you stay healthy jk.

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  • Nick D

    Apr 6, 2009 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #6

    Ed stop this ” we ” business please. I didn’t want Kinnear anywhere near us in the first place and nothing he has done that has changed that.
    He’s a total embarrassment.

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  • workyticket

    Apr 6, 2009 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #7

    Nick D // Apr 6, 2009 at 2:24 PM

    “He’s a total embarrassment.”

    Supporters like you are as well Nick D, but that’s life!

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  • Stuart79

    Apr 6, 2009 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #8

    workyticket // Apr 6, 2009 at 2:34 PM

    P1ss off Worky!

    It’s his opinion and he’s entitled to it. Just because you don’t agree with him doesn’t mean he’s an embarrasment!

    I for one feel the longer Kinnear was at the club the more counter-productive his presence was becoming! he had an initial positive impact but after that nothing!

    The fact that he isn’t a good enough manager is the main reason we are where we are!

    Like I said-Opinions!

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  • Nick D

    Apr 6, 2009 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #9

    worky – ditto stuart 79

    Worky are you Kinnear’s love child or something?
    I would say you were the embarrasment mate.
    We have to carry throwbacks like you who still can’t function, look ahead with a bit of vision and move with the times. You still inhabit the 70’s with all your negative, dour, doom and gloom pessimism on all fronts. If Kinnear is the limit of your ambition, then I ask again, who really is the embarrassment ? As Stuart 79 says better than most – p..s off.

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  • workyticket

    Apr 6, 2009 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #10

    Stuart79 // Apr 6, 2009 at 2:37 PM

    “P1ss off Worky!

    It’s his opinion and he’s entitled to it. Just because you don’t agree with him doesn’t mean he’s an embarrasment!”

    Stuart79, if Nick is “entitled” to an opinion about our manager, then surely I am entitled to an opinion about Nick. Nasty people must understand that it works both ways.

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  • komfort

    Apr 6, 2009 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #11

    Nick D , you should change your user name to: Nasty Nick..ha ha..just my opinion !

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  • Stuart79

    Apr 6, 2009 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #12

    Worky

    Your opinion is based on statement that he’s made.

    Nicks opinion is based on fact. Kinnears record has been disasterous!

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  • workyticket

    Apr 6, 2009 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #13

    Stuart, “He’s a total embarrassment” is a subjective opinion. Sorry.

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  • Stuart79

    Apr 6, 2009 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #14

    Yeah and Kinnear ffing and jeffing at reporters, fighting on the touchline and getting repremanded every week IS a total embarrasment to the club!

    FACT!

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  • TonyGreenSupreme

    Apr 6, 2009 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #15

    Ed,
    Whilst I have nothing personal against JFK and wish him all the best in his recovery I never want to see him near our 1st team. He is partially responsible for our demise.
    How about running a poll to see who wants/does not want JFK back.

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  • workyticket

    Apr 6, 2009 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #16

    Stuart79 // Apr 6, 2009 at 6:24 PM

    “Yeah and Kinnear ffing and jeffing at reporters, fighting on the touchline and getting repremanded every week IS a total embarrasment to the club!”

    Stuart, The Daily Mirror took an almost unprecendented step in releasing that tape, which broke an unwritten agreement between clubs and the media. If they did it all the time, then many managers would be caught out in the same way. Ferguson does it on a regular basis and several others when their cage has been rattled. As for “fighting on the touchline” what about Phil Brown? or Arsene Wenger for that matter? Would you say that they were an embarrassment to their clubs too?

    It is interesting and strange that you should take the side of the tabloid media and managers of rival clubs over the one that you claim to support. Perhaps this is why I think people like yourself and Nick are an embarrassment to this club.

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  • workyticket

    Apr 6, 2009 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #17

    TonyGreenSupreme // Apr 6, 2009 at 6:46 PM

    “He is partially responsible for our demise”

    You think we should have stayed with Hughton then Tony?

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  • TonyGreenSupreme

    Apr 6, 2009 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #18

    workyticket // Apr 6, 2009 at 7:00 PM
    I have never suggested that we should stay with Hughton as he is as incapable as JFK.
    Full responsibility of our demise rests with Fat Ash as he is the ultimate decision maker. His appointments have been awful and ill thought.

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  • Stuart79

    Apr 6, 2009 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #19

    Worky

    I take it from your reply you think that because the press don’t release certain things it’s perfectly ok!

    Unbelievable! Are you seriously saying that his actions over hte past 3 months haven’t been at all embarrasing?

    FYI I feel that someone like Ferguson is a complete embarrasment to Man U. He might be good at his job but he has no humility or grace!

    Phil Brown-Nuff said

    Wenger- total disgrace! Never see’s anything unless it’s in his favour and has had at least 3 bust up on the touch line in 3 seasons. So yes I thnk he’s also an embarrasment!

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  • workyticket

    Apr 6, 2009 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #20

    TonyGreenSupreme // Apr 6, 2009 at 7:08 PM

    “I have never suggested that we should stay with Hughton as he is as incapable as JFK.
    Full responsibility of our demise rests with Fat Ash as he is the ultimate decision maker. His appointments have been awful and ill thought.”

    Mmm Tony, so your way of showing gratitude to the only man who dared to step in and save us, a man who is currently recovering from a triple bypass after taking us on is to partially blame him for our demise, then retract it and say it was all Ashley instead? And then you wonder why we have such a problem attracting managers? Gary Megson was right about ingrates like you.

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  • workyticket

    Apr 6, 2009 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #21

    Stuart79 // Apr 6, 2009 at 8:20 PM

    “Worky

    “I take it from your reply you think that because the press don’t release certain things it’s perfectly ok!”

    No, I’m just bringing out your views Stuart. Don’t ‘presume’ or attempt to distort my argument. That is logically invalid and shows desperation.

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  • batty

    Apr 6, 2009 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #22

    who is jk can some one remind me as i have a short memory

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  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 6, 2009 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #23

    D0nt want to sound harsh but I really, really hope that the results show he can never manage again and I hope he does not sty in ANY capacity at this club. He is a shambles. Wouldn’t even have him as a cleaner.

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  • Nick D

    Apr 7, 2009 at 7:38 AM

    Comment #24

    Worky how many times do you need to be told? Kinnear was out of work and had beeen for a long time. A reflection of his shocking performance at Forest and Luton. It didn’t take balls taking us on, it took 50K a week!!!!!!!!!

    I agree the mob demos stopped any half decent managers coming, but that’s my point. We were really scraping the barrel with Kinnear and it worries me that you want to continue with a man who wouldn’t make the first 500 name list.

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  • Davies

    Apr 7, 2009 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #25

    Stuart79 and NickD, shut up for the love of God.

    When you people learn that putting FACT at the end of your sentances (based, of course, entirely on your opinions) does not make it so.

    I don’t think Kinnear is an embarassment to the club. Quite the opposite. Furthermore, performance aside, he was the only manager that would touch us with a barge pole when he was taken on. I don’t care how much they paid him, other managers in the same position had already turned the job down.

    The mob demos are the big embarassment to the club, along with the thick w*nkers who sat around after them scratching their heads asking why nobody wanted to buy the club and why we couldn’t a manager.

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  • Stuart79

    Apr 7, 2009 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #26

    Davies // Apr 7, 2009 at 9:02 AM

    Stuart79 and NickD, shut up for the love of God.

    When you people learn that putting FACT at the end of your sentances (based, of course, entirely on your opinions) does not make it so.

    Idiot!

    It is a fact that he has been banned from the touchline, repremanded by the fa on numerous occasions and embarrassed him and the club in his tirade of abuse in a press conference!

    You can’t argue with that i’m afraid cos they are facts!

    So crawl back under ya Kinnear coloured stone!

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  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 7, 2009 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #27

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