Kevin Nolan was a very welcome addition to the Newcastle squad when he was signed less than 24 hours after our 2-1 loss at The Eastlands a couple of weeks ago.
Kevin Nolan – another leader at Newcastle
Kevin told the Evening Chronicle today:
“It’s important we consolidate this year, and then we can go on to bigger and better things next season. That’s why I am here.”
“Outside the top four, there are not many clubs who have the fanbase and stadium to rival Newcastle, and that was a massive attraction for me.”
The performance against WBA was just what the club needed, and although it wasn’t pretty, it was a good performance from the lads, who certainly didn’t lack the spirit or courage, which is very important in fighting relegation.
Nolan did his part too, and he linked with Nicky Butt right from the start, and it was hard to believe it was his very first game for the club.
“I’m sure, given the position we’re in, the fans will be right behind us.” “They want to be where they belong, and we want to be where we belong.
“With us working together, I’m sure we can go on to better things. “I don’t think we’ll have any problems with the ability we’ve got in the squad.”
We really do hope the Newcastle fans will be behind the lads, and that the demonstration planned by NUSC before the Everton game is called off.
If it would help us beat Everton we’d be all for it, but it will do just the opposite.
Kevin Nolan feels that Newcastle can finish the season strongly with plenty of football still to be played, and certainly our three new players have given the lads a big boost and we also have Smith, Viduka and Martins coming back from injury too.
Smith and Viduka have a lot to prove, and while we think the decision has already been made not to keep Viduka, Smith can save his career by playing well – and getting some goals – in the last 13 games of the season.
“Recently, Newcastle have been very unlucky with injuries more than anything.”
“They’ve always had the players and the ability to do it, but at the wrong times they’ve had players out with injury.”
“If we can get the likes of Michael Owen, Joey Barton and Mark Viduka back as quickly as possible, you’re talking about world-class players.”
“If you’ve got them in your team, you’ve got every chance.”
It will be interesting to see how Joey and Kevin play together once they start in midfield. Both are box to box players, like Danny Guthrie, so our central midfield is already starting to look rather good.
It’s great to have a player at the club with the character, skill and drive of Kevin Nolan. Kevin is just the kind of player Newcastle fans love.