Nolan And Megson Rue Missed Chances


Kevin Nolan played a crucial part in the Newcastle-Bolton game on Saturday when he failed to put away the penalty they were awarded after 57 minutes.

Kevin Nolan – crucial penalty miss

To be fair to Kevin it wasn’t too bad of a penalty, well hit and to the goalkeeper’s left, but a world class double save by our goalkeeper Shay Given tuned the game.

Kevin Nolan talked to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today:

“That’s the Premier League, if you don’t take the chances you don’t get anything and you get sucker-punched.” “Michael Owen did what he does best, so credit to him.”

“The penalty miss was the turning point for us.” “The crowd got behind them after that.”  “We kept them to a few chances, they had a lot of the ball but not loads of chances.”

“They only needed one chance and they had the right man to get it, it was the wrong man for us though.”  “Fair play he is back doing what he does best but you have to keep on top of him or he will do that.”

“The penalty miss was the turning point for us.” “The crowd got behind them after that.”  “We kept them to a few chances, they had a lot of the ball but not loads of chances.”“Fair play he is back doing what he does best but you have to keep on top of him or he will do that.”

“They only needed one chance and they had the right man to get it, it was the wrong man for us though.” 

And Bolton Manager Gary Megson though his team did at least enough to take a pioint, and he also had some sympathy for Nolan as he said:

“People do miss penalties, but since I have been manager of Bolton we have missed the three penalties we have had, all with different takers.”

We have got to start scoring from those opportunities. A fair result is neither here nor there.” 

“We had an opportunity to get something from the game and I feel win the game, but we didn’t take that.”.”

Both Kevin Nolan and Megson have taken their loss well, and that kind of attitude from both player and manager will surely see them do a lot better in the league this season.

As for Newcastle, it’s a great start – but we have to produce the goods week in and week out to do well this season.

We have the players that can do that, but we need greater numbers to get over injury and loss of form problems.

Come on Mike – get that money out!

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49 comments so far

  • Ever seen a mackem in Milan?

    Aug 25, 2008 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #1

    To be fair i think the penalty and the one near the end was the only chance they had and they came for the point and put everyone behind the ball. Any team that does that doesnt deserve anything from the game.

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 25, 2008 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #2

    ED

    Really quiet on the transfer front mate is there nothing about them 3 chavers that THE ENTERTAINERS seen in the car park hehehehehehe;)

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  • mitch

    Aug 25, 2008 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #3

    I think they are talk en themselves up they were rubbish all they do is stifle and try and bully waste time well done toon for never giving up and showing them that winners in football play the passing beautiful game not the ugly crap from Bolton

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 25, 2008 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #4

    This kid Karl Watson calling NUFC boring, i think this pr1ck wants to look at his own team Boro to see who the boring team is, has he forgotten about that fan that fell asleep watching the Boro, this is why i hate the Boro so much to the point i prefer the macums. Boro fans the most fickle i have ever seen i would LOVE it JUST LOVE IT if they got relagated.

    http://www.comeonboro.com/columns/210503.php

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  • ed_speed

    Aug 25, 2008 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #5

    people like megson are killing the game, although i know big sam started it there, he has done nowt to change it.

    can’t stand the way they play football.

    regards rev. edward

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  • pete stone

    Aug 25, 2008 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #6

    what was the new singing section like? was the atmosphere good?

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  • mitch

    Aug 25, 2008 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #7

    TOON1978 agree what a tosser totally blinkered what a pile of s***te he talks no knowledge air head prick
    PS SORRY FOR LANGUAGE U16s

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  • ed_speed

    Aug 25, 2008 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #8

    remember going to the reebok a few years ago, we lost 2 – 0 under souness, (green striped kiT)

    both there goals where scrambled set pieces with a diouf tap in.

    never again will i watch a game with bolton involved.

    there fans where crap that night aswell, there was only about 18,000. shocking.

    what a boaring club im so glad i wasn’t born there.

    regards, speed

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  • Ally

    Aug 25, 2008 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #9

    We have made a 6mil bid for Per Ciljan Skjelbred according to SkySports transfer clockwatch

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  • scott9

    Aug 25, 2008 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #10

    keegan saya he wants 3 more polayer well il tell u wot the chances of us getting in 3 players in 8 days its a definate 0 we will get 1 in at the very most. 8 days is very little time seen as there are games going on at the weekend the negotiations wud already have to be started

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  • ed_speed

    Aug 25, 2008 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #11

    ally sky sports isn’t the most reliable source.

    i will never forget that time when it went yellow at the bottom with breaking news ” figo signs for newcastle”.

    they are quite reliable.

    regards, speed

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  • Ally

    Aug 25, 2008 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #12

    the exact info is

    According to reports in Norway, Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United have made bids in the region of £6million for Rosenborg midfielder Per Ciljan Skjelbred. The Norwegian club are set to decide on the offers at a board meeting, with Tottenham and Portsmouth also linked with Skjelbred.

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  • ed_speed

    Aug 25, 2008 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #13

    doubt that will mateirialise.

    regards, ed speed

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 25, 2008 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #14

    How good is this Skjelbred, would he get into the first 11 straight away?

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  • ed_speed

    Aug 25, 2008 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #15

    he is standard, thats all.
    would rather an arsharvin esque player, tbh.

    regards, speed

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  • Punk Skunk

    Aug 25, 2008 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #16

    nolan & megson rue playing REPUGNANT crap, passed off as football!..
    …Got what they deserved…pug-ugly game that they eventually lost to a superior team, that didn’t give up… 1-0…HA!..

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  • ed_speed

    Aug 25, 2008 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #17

    couldn’t agree more, punk.

    regards, speed

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  • Shot Bru!

    Aug 25, 2008 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #18

    Going to Coventry tommorrow night, with the lack of fit strikers, does anyone reckon we should give Zamblera a go alongside Owen and see how they get on, as good a time as any to play him against a reasonable championship side.

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  • Patrick

    Aug 25, 2008 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #19

    I agree with giving Zamblera a chance…

    is Skjelbred a Butt-type midfielder though? I am thinking that we should sign someone to play that position sharing the workload with Nicky.

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  • beyethegreat

    Aug 25, 2008 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #20

    ed speed i rememeber a few weeks ago when david craig ‘confirmed’ that infian dadgey was interested aswell

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  • Keegan is King

    Aug 25, 2008 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #21

    may as well give smith a run out, hopefully might get a tap in n get a bit of confidence going

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  • ed_speed

    Aug 25, 2008 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #22

    i know bye, pathetic.

    regards, speed

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  • Graham

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #23

    Well said Punk Skunk! Their only shot on target was the penalty and while we didn’t create a hatful, we went for the win – not with the idea of getting a 0-0 draw.

    Got exactly what they deserved in the end – Sweet bugger all

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #24

    Is it just me but do you not think Wednesday is a little bit late to be talking about Transfers and Owens contract, it gives KK a few days to get in who he wants in a few days if this is what the meeting is all about?

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  • scottish mag

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #25

    whos infian dadgey?????

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  • ed_speed

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #26

    like i said earlier i will never attend a game involving bolton again.

    regards, speed

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  • obaistheman

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #27

    It wud be stupid to get a butt-esque player, we need creativity. Hope we get this skjelbred fella.

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  • ed_speed

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #28

    oba he’s the one there talking about being butt esque

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  • Marguerite

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #29

    No sympathy for them at all Ed. In fact I could not be happier – I hate Bolton I cannot stand the way they play; ugly manager, ugly team, ugly football just like it was under fat Sam.

    The sooner these sort of teams drop into the championship the better.

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  • thefuturesbrightthefuturesblackandwhite

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #30

    i think the above posters will find that ryan donaldson is ahead of zamblera in pecking order and more likely to play tomorrow night.

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  • beyethegreat

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #31

    given

    beye bassong edgar/tozer/kadar enrique

    lualua guthrie geremi zog

    smith zamblera

    i know its not our best side but it should do a job

    p.s what hapened to our 5 trialsists

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  • ed_speed

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #32

    well said marg, couldn’t agree with you more.

    regards, ed

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  • beyethegreat

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #33

    indian gadgey and ahat has happened with spear it says or said on wikipedia we signed him

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  • Punk Skunk

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #34

    Well Shot Bru,
    i’d defo play someone up with Owen & not a midfielder!..Like you say: as good a time as any to blood a young ‘un!..

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  • Tom

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #35

    http://www.pafc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/YouthNews/0,,10364~1369082,00.html

    In there, a brief mention about the youth team missing the goal scoring ability of Aaron Spear, who was recently transferred to Newcastle!

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  • Graham

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #36

    Not sure if he’s fit but why not stick Smith up front with Owen?

    Might be an ideal opportunity to get a goal and some confidence going in him.

    Mind you, he had that chance against Doncaster & Hartlepool!

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  • Punk Skunk

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #37

    cov game might be a good oppotunity to make a 433 team from other players…inc reserves?..

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  • Patrick

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #38

    If we can prove Fabio Zamblera (and even Ryan Donaldson) can do the job, we don’t need to sign forwards, right? just coz we already have the force!

    We instead need to pay more attention to the midfield. Maybe a lot of us are thinking of a creative midfielder, but I also think, again, KK tends to play more from the flanks. Besides, Danny Guthrie has been doing a great job. We need to give Nicky Butt a lift by sharing his workload in the long run.

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  • Graham

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #39

    Tom – are they not keeping a lid on Spear in order to allow him to settle in the area before putting him in the big wide world of the media? He’s only 15 after all (or 16)

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  • Shot Bru!

    Aug 25, 2008 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #40

    I agree Punk Skunk, no point playing a mid up front. Its not like we are playing a game where we are desperate for points and have no other option but to play Zamblera with heaps of pressure on his young shoulders. This way he can go out and enjoy himself alongside Owen and put in a decent performance.

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