Kevin Nolan, probably a future captain of Newcastle United, has today come out and said if Newcastle can play against Chelsea like they did for the first 60 minutes against Arsenal last time out – they have a chance of getting all 3 points.
Kevin Nolan – possible to capture all 3 points tomorrow
Kevin told the Evening Chronicle today:
“It is going to be interesting against Chelsea.” “On the day, if we play like we did against Arsenal for the full 90 minutes, and not just the first hour, I am sure we will give them a good game.”
“If we do not lose men at key stages of the game, like we did against Arsenal, hopefully take maximum points off them.”
Since January Newcastle have had three managers in Kinnear, Hughton and now Alan Shearer, and so in little more than two months, new signings Ryan Taylor, Peter Lovenkrands and Kevin Nolan have seen three managers at Newcastle – how’s that for stability and consistency.
But Alan Shearer is now the manager until the end of the season, and that’s all that matters right now.
With the news that Didier Drogba will miss the game tomorrow, Newcastle may face a slightly weakened Chelsea side, which is what we have to hope for, from a selfish viewpoint.
It will also be more than interesting to see Alan’s first team selection at the club as manager, as we’ll get some idea as to which players he prefers at the club right now. We’ll also see if he will play 4-3-3 and try to use more strikers, as Kevin Keegan did so successfully last season.
Howay The Lads!!