Newcastle Have Bid Accepted For Kevin Nolan


Sky Sports News are reporting that Newcastle United have agreed a fee with Bolton Wanderers for their midfielder Kevin Nolan.

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Kevin Nolan – on his way to Newcastle United?

Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear has spent the majority of the January transfer window trying to get new faces into the club, and we have to assume that Newcastle have gone after Nolan because of Barton’s injury last night against Manchester City. Joey will be out up to 8 weeks with a broken metatarsal in his right foot.

Michael Owen and Joey Barton joined the growing list of injuries last night, and Kinnear is struggling to even name a team for the Sunderland game on Sunday.

It would appear that Newcastle want this deal to go through quickly, so Nolan can play on Sunday.

The 26-year-old 6’0″ tall player has spent his entire career at Bolton Wanderers and was linked with Newcastle when Sam Allardyce was manager at the Tyneside club.

He has earned international honors with two England’s U21 caps in the past, but he has never been called up for the full England squad, well not yet anyway.

Newcastle and Bolton have yet to confirm that an agreement has been reached for the midfielder, but Sky Sports News are now claiming a deal is imminent, and we’re sure Kevin will be delighted to join Newcastle United.

This will be welcomed by most Newcastle fans, since Kevin has played over 300 games for Bolton with 40 goals, and he can become a very good player at Newcastle. He obviously has Premier League experience and is a known commodity, unlike any European players we will bring into the club.

Kevin Nolan is a similar player to our own Joey Barton, and both were born in Liverpool, and both seem to be the fighting combative midfielders that Newcastle manager Kinnear obviously wants in the battle against relegation.

More importantly, it also shows that the Newcastle Board are still in the business of strengthening the squad, which seemed debatable after some of Kinnear’s comments this morning.

But the injuries last night hopefully will have lit a fuse under the Newcastle Board to get some signings into the club, and quickly.

We now need to get Albin Ebondo from Toulouse also signed up before Sunday, and then he can also make his debut against Sunderland too.

Newcastle are haggling over the price – since Toulouse now want £3M, from their initial demands of £2.5M.

That shouldn’t be a big problem, but it’s held things up for several days, or so we are told, so get the lad signed – he looks a good player.

Comments welcome.



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414 comments so far

  • toonoholic

    Jan 29, 2009 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #1

    doesnt make sense to bid for veloso . rather look at a more creative midfielder

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  • toonoholic

    Jan 29, 2009 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #2

    ps : david craig can still eat my poop !

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  • geordie bulldog

    Jan 29, 2009 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #3

    could it be a signing at last???

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  • Turkish Magpie

    Jan 29, 2009 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #4

    good news finnally!

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  • KevinHann

    Jan 29, 2009 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #5

    See how everything we were talking about suddenly turns right? One just needs to think constructively instead of surrendering to the doom and gloom with open arms.

    I say let’s push our luck in the same manner, who next?

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  • mrtoad

    Jan 29, 2009 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #6

    If this goes through then i am a happy man. I have had enough of us paying silly money for people who may be good in the prem – only for them to turn out to be not good enough or just whining sods (NZOG). I say get some more in with experience like Nolan, and stop buying spanish sh**e all the time. At the very least we may stay up and show some fight!!! I know people dont like SHorey to much, but at this point i say get him on board for next to nothing (2-3mill) and forget about the foreign lot until we are safe.

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  • ian

    Jan 29, 2009 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #7

    Good signing if he arrives, providing Nzogbia isnt on his way out, otherwise we are no further forward.

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  • toonoholic

    Jan 29, 2009 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #8

    strangely we sold scott parker 2 seasons back and got back a similar player. the club confuses me

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  • shearer4pm

    Jan 29, 2009 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #9

    look how much happier one signing makes everyone, now i dont mean to ask for alot, but imagine 5-6, i personally luv it lots, cmon joe, keep it up

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  • azim

    Jan 29, 2009 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #10

    not a bad player…but why only now??

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  • Toon Sweden77

    Jan 29, 2009 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #11

    Kevin Nolan would be good, finaly som good news! This made me alot happier.

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  • Turkish Magpie

    Jan 29, 2009 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #12

    I remember my son payed 30million for him on FM 09 and was Buzzing all day because Nolan was top scorer!

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 29, 2009 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #13

    If he is good why are they selling him?
    It’s a body I suppose..not excited though sorry.

    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawn Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Sttttttttttttttttttrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrretcccchhhhhhhh

    Thats better.

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 29, 2009 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #14

    fabricio coloccini just been on barclays premier league world on SS1 speaking about the season so far

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  • Ally

    Jan 29, 2009 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #15

    did anyone hear Coloccini on SS1, he was really good.

    he was on about defending the hounour of this illustrious club, sounded like he really cared. and relegation would be a disaster.

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  • azim

    Jan 29, 2009 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #16

    why dont take benjani on loan for rest of the season take replace owen?

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  • Ally

    Jan 29, 2009 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #17

    need to keep signing players hopefully 3 or 4 more.

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  • Soren

    Jan 29, 2009 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #18

    Think he would be a good signing for us. He could add some fight to our thin midfield.

    Also the Chronicle reports we are paying £3m for Nolan.

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/nufc/newcastle-united-news/2009/01/29/nufc-agree-fee-for-bolton-s-kevin-nolan-72703-22813845/

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 29, 2009 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #19

    ally, yeah i saw it he seemed to care about us, glad about that, but he has struggled recently but he is class on his day

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  • Paul141726

    Jan 29, 2009 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #20

    He may be a good signing. The times I’ve seen him (granted, not often) he seemed to be a serviceable midfielder with flashes of better than average skills. Personally, I just want someone to be able to play in our central midfield for more than two games in a row.

    HTL

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  • Flop

    Jan 29, 2009 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #21
  • jimnufc

    Jan 29, 2009 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #22

    excellenttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt

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  • Ally

    Jan 29, 2009 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #23

    yeah Ryan it was quite refreshing actually to hear how much he cared, did u hear the part about after the Liverpool game, where he just went to bed and was depressed!

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  • Toon1978

    Jan 29, 2009 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #24

    Bolton claiming no bid has been accepted as yet.

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  • Doocey

    Jan 29, 2009 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #25

    Ed,
    You’re never too far behind me on updating my site are you lol!

    Good news for all party’s here. Tomorrow we’l have Ebondo and Nolan and maybe another?”!

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  • keeganjr

    Jan 29, 2009 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #26

    nolan is a strong warrior. just what we need, but we need attacing idfielders too.. and bring in saviola or the new henry from france

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  • ToonRy

    Jan 29, 2009 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #27

    sirjasontoon
    You obviously know little about football if you don’t know much about kevin nolan, considering he is bolton captain and all.

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  • Toon1978

    Jan 29, 2009 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #28
  • Toon Sweden77

    Jan 29, 2009 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #29

    Mbia, Ebondo, Veloso, Saviola, McAnus and a lot other players but never was Kevin Nolan mentioned. Our recruitmentteam likes to surprice us… like they did with Jonas in the summer.

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  • NotAGhostToon

    Jan 29, 2009 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #30

    Hang on, will nolan be on less wages than barton? if so then will this not pave the way to remove the high wages that barton takes up?
    I really like barton so i hope not, but if its gotta be done i suppose…

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  • keeganjr

    Jan 29, 2009 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #31

    and i hope we really can push trough the deal for veloso..

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  • Toonfan1

    Jan 29, 2009 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #32

    Benjani is out injured at the moment so would be a waste of time. Maybe a cheeky loan bid for Marlon Harewood would be suitable cover in the striking positions. Just a thought though 🙂

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  • Davy Craig

    Jan 29, 2009 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #33

    Hopefully the first of a few decent signings over the last couple of days of this depressing window. Nolan is the type of player we need to stave off relegation. Here’s hoping!

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  • toonoholic

    Jan 29, 2009 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #34

    saviola. saviola .

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  • toonoholic

    Jan 29, 2009 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #35

    i was going to swear thinking it was david craig.

    close call

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  • Doocey

    Jan 29, 2009 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #36

    Barton nor Owen will be leaving this season anyways. A bit odd they’d accept a bid for one of their best midfielders when we rejected a approach from Bolton themselves for Barton?!

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  • KevinHann

    Jan 29, 2009 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #37

    Sweden, was exactly what I was pointing out on the Carroll topic 😉

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  • batty

    Jan 29, 2009 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #38

    stardust get over freddys 35million in dividends will you it got boring a long time ago .ITS ashleys mess and no one elses

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  • Ally

    Jan 29, 2009 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #39

    I would think that even though there is a slight hitch with Ebondo i would still expect him to become an NUFC player even maybe by Sunday to play in the derby.

    and hopefully get the like of Saviola, and M’bia, and a left back and we should be OK.

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  • ToonAsia

    Jan 29, 2009 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #40

    Good signing, he’s excellent for the squad, we need his creativity and long shots midfielder

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