What The Hell Was Joe Doing In The Dugout?

Last updated : 06 October 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor
He could find himself in trouble with the FA after seeming to compromise his touchline ban.

Kinnear was seen passing instructions from a position in the tunnel, and first the fourth official and then a policeman made sure he left the area.

Kinnear: "I feel it is highly unlikely I will be in trouble for going down to the tunnel. I was on a mobile and could not get any reception, all I wanted to do was make substitutions and changes.

"If they want to be so fickle, so be it. I was talking on the phone and the signal went. I was not on the pitch or in the dugout.

"I passed on instructions to make the substitution and then left the area. I didn't go on to the touchline, I stayed in the tunnel.

"I was trying to get a point over. That's all. I passed the information on to someone and then turned away and went back. It's nothing as far as I am concerned."