Joe Kinnear Comes Through Tests With Flying Colors!

There was good news yesterday that Joe Kinnear came through all his tests with flying colors, but he will not return to Newcastle until the summer.


Joe Kinnear – came through battery of tests just great

We’re very pleased to hear that good news on Joe, let’s be very cl;ear on that and apparently Joe has lost two stones (28 lbs) in weight which is very good news.

Exactly what position Joe returns to the Newcastle club is open for debate of course, but we think Joe will be offered some position as Chief Scout or a watered down Football Director position at the club, but that will all have to be made good with Shearer – since we have to have all the lads working together and pulling in the same direction for the good of the club.

No more of this Dennis Wise type nonsense. But Joe is a good team player and we hope he’ll stay at the club, and he can keep living at his home down south.

Joe will hopefully get some position that will help Newcastle move forward. We’re really not sure that management is the right thing for Joe with his health, and maybe his family will be able to persuade him of that over the next two months.

Llambias gave an update on Joe Kinnear’s health:

“Joe had his tests on Monday and the doctors were pleased with him.”

“He’s lost two stone in weight and has passed all his tests with flying colors.”

“He’s on the mend – in two months time he should be fully fit.”

There is still a lot of talk about what will happen at St James’ Park at the end of the season.

While fans are keen to to know who will be in charge of the team, it’s clear the only thing that anybody at Newcastle United is focusing on at the moment is staying in the Premier League – and that’s the way is should be.

Helping the club right now is where every supporter’s energy has to be, as we try to avoid that relegation disaster, and if we do that, then things will be sorted out come the summer.

Whatever happens, we do hope that Joe will be taken care of by Mike Ashley, because we have to admit we have a special place in our hearts for Joe.

The man gave all he had to the Newcastle cause this season, and you cannot ask more than that, whatever you think of his management skills, and Joe almost paid dearly for it – let’s not forget that.

Anybody who is willing to do that for the Newcastle United club will always have a special place in our heart!

Comments very welcome.

25 comments so far

  • BennyToon you need to get a life and lay your wife

    Apr 8, 2009 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #1

    Good lad 🙂

  • lesh

    Apr 8, 2009 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #2

    Really pleased for Joe and his family but from now on, he must consider his health and what’s best for teh club.

    He didn’t exactly set the world on fire with 20pts gainded under his stewardship but those points are the difference between being in a dog-fight or guaranteed for the drop!

    Whatever, the club owes Joe something but I really don’t think it’s a role that cpuld kill him – they will be responsible in dealing with Joe, I’m sure and that includes consulting with Shearer, if he’s still around next season

    As Ed said……. ” we have to have all the lads working together for the good of the club” and it’s just a pity that MA and his colleagues hadn’t thought like that last season.

    However, it’s water under the bridge and Wise has effectively gone down the road so, let’s get ready for the fight of NUFC’s life and when that’s won, onwards and upwards.

  • Toonkistan

    Apr 8, 2009 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #3

    I’ve a feeling JK will be managing us next season 🙂

  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 8, 2009 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #4

    Ed – agreed with your last bit – no job is worth more than your health – NO matter what the job is.

    I cant see us going back from Shearer to Kinnear as manager – well being honest – I dont want to think about that.

    7 games – 630 mins (not including extra time) to go and its gonna be a long two months.

    Im sure our away boys will do us proud on Saturday and again when we play Bennytool’s boys the week later.

    Monday 27th of April – I know its a Monday but lets pack out SJP and give the lads our all.


  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 8, 2009 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #5

    Here is a story for you – one of the top brass from work was in the exec area (where MA and DL sit) and at half time was ‘asked politely’ not to ‘show restraint in his support’ and to remain seated at all times during the Chelsea match or he would be removed. This is a bloke of over 60 who has been to SJP since jack was a lad too!

    He was telling us how he couldnt understand how people could just sit cold faced and static for the full 90 mins and show no emotion at all.

    I told him to sit in the cheap seats and lap it up.

  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 8, 2009 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #6

    correction – was told to ‘show restraint’ – doh!

  • RyanToon

    Apr 8, 2009 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #7




  • ToonRich

    Apr 8, 2009 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #8

    Toon Graeme, I agree about getting a packed house for the Portsmouth match…even I’m venturing up from S.Yorkshire to show my support to the lads 🙂

    Cant wait, I loved the noise in the 1st half of the Chelski game…was a shame to hear the away support out do us in the 2nd half though 🙁


    Good luck to JK where ever his future may take him…hopefully away from the SJP dugout – upstairs somewhere will do!

  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 8, 2009 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #9

    ToonRich – good on ya mate. If your driving – watch the traffic it can be a bitch into toon and give plenty of time- especially on match night.

    Where you looking to sit mate?

  • ToonRich

    Apr 8, 2009 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #10

    Toon Graeme – I’ll be in Leazers end again, same as last weekend 🙂

    Thanks for the heads up on the traffic, as we are travelling by car again! I got caught in some on sat due to some muppet smashing up his renault scenic near the Metrocentre!

  • Nick D

    Apr 8, 2009 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #11

    That’s nice. Can he now quietly disappear.
    His desperation for the job is a very unedifying sight. He’s made a fair few bob, now please go Joe.

  • Joseph

    Apr 8, 2009 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #12

    good to hear joe is on the mend but for the love of god man take a smaller role than manager for your own good

  • Doocey

    Apr 8, 2009 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #13

    Agreed Joseph!
    I wonder what will happen to that two year contract lying in his drawer :O

  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 8, 2009 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #14

    Toonrich – good choice of seat – Im up the leazes corner on level 7.

    Angel of the North and Team Valley can be a right sod. Your best bet is to come off past the metrocentre and head over the scotswood bridge and up scotswood road and straight along St James’s boulevard to SJP. Either way Im sure you will get here ok.

    6 pointer that one.

  • ToonRich

    Apr 8, 2009 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #15

    Thanks for all the info Graeme 🙂

    I wanted a seat in level 7 last week, but as i forgot to specify when I rang the ticket office I got one @ level 4! Still an awesome view down there!!

  • lesh

    Apr 8, 2009 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #16

    Toon Graeme // Apr 8, 2009 at 12:44 PM @5 and ‘show restraint’…….. it’s comforting to know the club’s getting better at PR and customer care.

    All fans, whether in the cheapest seats or the Exec area are customers of the club and the club’s perception of them and how they tick really must be an area to review over the summer!

    No customers, much reduced revenue.. learn!

  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 8, 2009 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #17

    This is worse news than us losing to Chelsea.


    Apr 8, 2009 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #18

    Personally I have no time for Kinnear, don’t want him back, but I wish him no ill.

    Ed – I know you’re a Yank now but really – ‘COLOUR’ with a U please

    As the blog is finishing soon I shall divulge a secret on the subject of new ownership – soon

  • Stuart79

    Apr 8, 2009 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #19

    Doocey // Apr 8, 2009 at 1:03 PM

    Agreed Joseph!
    I wonder what will happen to that two year contract lying in his drawer :O

    Do you think his office could do with an accidental on purpose fire!!!!

  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 8, 2009 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #20

    Stuart – Was gonna say the same! ARSON!!!!

  • bronto

    Apr 8, 2009 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #21

    Kinnear deserves absolutely no loyalty. His record for us has been abysmal and his outbursts have cemented our image as a joke club.

    My biggest problem with Kinnear is how he has handled his illness. He would have been happy for us to be relegated as long as he got a new contract.

    My main fear is that he is in charge next season. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 8, 2009 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #22

    bronto – nail. head. and spot. on.

  • Sav

    Apr 9, 2009 at 1:53 AM

    Comment #23

    Bronto: ‘ My biggest problem with Kinnear is how he has handled his illness. He would have been happy for us to be relegated as long as he got a new contract.’

    What are you on about? What do you mean ‘how he has handled his illness’? That is a stupid thing to say. Unworthy of any Newcastle supporter. Unworthy of any humen being.

    The man had a heart attack, for Pete’s sake. If you can’t comment better than that, you’ld be better off to shut the hell up.

    ….Same goes for ‘Spot On’ Tom Toon. Idiots, the pair of you.

  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 9, 2009 at 3:17 AM

    Comment #24

    I’m sorry, but Kinnear caused so much uncertainty because he wanted the job so much. That/this uncertainty could see us relegated and he knew full well.

    He sould have knwown either when he got told he would need a triple bypass or had the heart scare, that he would not be back managing this season, that was obvious to all of us, or that he would not be able to manage again at all.

    He should have spoken out and said this and we could have got someone like Shearer in 5 (?) games earlier. This would of made a huge difference expecially when two of the games were v Bolton and Hull. We could have won then with a better manager than Hughton and we could be fairly safe now.

  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 9, 2009 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #25



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