Kevin Nolan – This Will Go Down To The Wire


Kevin Nolan has come out saying the Newcastle players remain positive as they approach the last 7 games of the season.

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Kevin Nolan – this will go down to the wire – oh no!

And this has be one of the worst seasons ever for Newcastle, at least in living memory, given the high priced squad of players we have available.

Kevin talked this morning to the local Newcastle Journal:

“The most important thing is not to get disillusioned, because we’ve got seven games to go,”

“I know we’re three points below Sunderland and four or five away from a few other teams.”

“But I was in a similar situation with Bolton last year – four points behind with five games to go and we managed to do it.”

And it’s that experience that can help Newcastle survive this season too, as we only need to get on a two game winning run, and then anything can happen, but it’s getting the wins that has proved so difficult this season.

Kevin didn’t have a particularly strong game last Saturday but we are hoping the Sheraer inspiration will start telling on the lad, sooner rather than later, as we know Kevin has loads of guts and courage.

Unfortunately, Nolan believes the survival fight will go down to the wire – and is urging everybody to keep believing right until the last game when we will play Aston Villa at Villa Park on May 24th.

But what you think is sometimes what you get, so we don’t like the fact that both Kevin and Nicky Butt think this will go down to the wire. Why don’t we go all out and try to get 4 wins in our next 5 games against Stoke, Spurs, Portsmouth Liverpool and Middlesbrough and be safe?    That’s not beyond the realms of possibility with an uptick in form and the hoped-for Alan Shearer effect.

Kevin continued:

“No matter what happens on Saturday, we have to remain positive and do what needs to be done between now and the end of the season,”

“We’re determined to get the win and that’s what we’re going for, but we must remember there’s still six games after that and you have to keep on going until the very end.”

Kevin’s right of course, but it’s almost like he’s preparing us for a poor result at Stoke on Saturday, but maybe we’re just getting a little paranoid with all the defeats we’ve suffered lately. 🙁

A win is what we all need – let’s got for it on Saturday – and we always have to remember – fortune  favors the brave.

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13 comments so far

  • Toonkistan

    Apr 9, 2009 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #1

    Ed….win 4 in the next 5…thats a bit ambitious looking at our recent run, but anything is possible 😀 keep the faith i think if barton can make for the last 5 games that can be onli be good for our survival …… a win is whats needed on sat ….

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  • Micky Toon

    Apr 9, 2009 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #2

    Personally, I don’t think it will go down to the wire. I think our fate will be decided before then. Also I wouldn’t like to be relying on us getting something from the Villa game, so it would mean relying on other teams results.

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  • bennytoon

    Apr 9, 2009 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #3

    sunderland have 3 or 4 very winnable games so i think they will be safe. Thjat is unless you beat stoke , in which case i think they will shit it and implode.

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  • Micky Toon

    Apr 9, 2009 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #4

    We also have 3 or 4 winnable games. I know you are on here to wind us up and take the p!ss, but be fair we have just as much chance as the unwashed.

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  • Johno Toon

    Apr 9, 2009 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #5

    some encouraging words from bennytoon? Nice for a change!

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  • bennytoon

    Apr 9, 2009 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #6

    mickytoon- it all comes down to stoke as it will put pressure on sunderland who i think will crack under the pressure.

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  • Kevin Nichol

    Apr 9, 2009 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #7

    Could someone kindly ask kevin nolan to stop talking to the press and concentrate on breaking into more than a brisk paced stroll!

    He has not shown us anything since he came to newcastle! He has looked completely ineffective! Nicky butt’s aging legs get through more work and even he still looks quicker than nolan!

    All said…Stoke are a bunch of big lumpers! No ability; just power and committment! Nolan should fit right in on sat!

    If we do not get a result on sat then we have had it! I believe we will need a min of 10points to stay up! Where on earth are they going to come from??????

    God cannot help us so i’m hoping the next best thing (big al) might be able to get something out of these players; but let’s face it, they are so poor its untrue!

    All together now……..

    “Were SH’T….and were sick of it….Were SH’T and wer sick of it….”

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  • Flan

    Apr 9, 2009 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #8

    He’s fat he’s round,
    He covers f**k all ground,
    NOLAN NOLAN.

    Don’t like slagging our owen but he’s been a huge dissapointment so far i’d start with Guthrie over him all day long.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 9, 2009 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #9

    Guthrie is a class young player and aNolan is as fat and unfit bumbling oaf who couldn’t pass wind.

    If Colo, Nolan and Ryan Taylor are left out of the squad completely, we have a good chance of staying up.

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  • Kevin Nichol

    Apr 9, 2009 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #10

    I don’t believe it!!!!!!

    I am finally in agreement with my age old nemisis Tom_Toon….

    We have found a common ground in that Kevin nolan is an absolute calamity of a signing for the toon!

    Ryan taylor is no where near good enough…

    Colocini turns like a ferry….!!!

    Then theres michael “I probably won’t ever score again unless it’s laid on a plate from 4 yards out” Owen…!!!!

    Oba “where’s my touch” Martins….!!!!

    Jonas “no end product” Guttierez…!!!

    Damian “runs round in cricles” duff…!!!

    I could go on and on…..!!!!

    Its as simple as this….

    Selling good players + buying in sub standard players = relegation!

    Who have we sold or never replaced????

    Shearer…(It was obvious we needed a new strong forward; we got Viduka, Martins and shola; add them all up and you still don’t have half the player Al was)

    Sold or allowed to leave the club in recent seasons….

    Bellamy, Nobby, Speed, Jenas, Bramble, Robert, Abdoluye Faye, Emre, Milner, Nzobia, Given.

    Bought in…

    Luque, boumsong, Viduka, Barton, Guthrie, Nolan, taylor, Collocini, Cacapa, lovenkrands.

    I like both Guthrie & Lovenkrands! A bit of guile and pace between the two of them; but at this moment in time they were never going to set the world alight!

    We are going down because we deserve to by the way we have been mismanaged over the past few seasons!

    RIP Newcastle united and my season ticket renewal (because that aint happening)

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  • chuck

    Apr 9, 2009 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #11

    Understand Martin Jol wants a return to the PL,
    This is your chance Ashley to do something right, instead of compounding your series of f**k ups.
    Go offer the man enough to take on the rebuilding of the team you have dismantled, FFS
    do something right in your life.
    What am I saying, gonna be more of the same, i`m disgusted.

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  • chuck

    Apr 9, 2009 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #12

    Guthrie ? surely you are joking.
    Please just watch the guy, if this is your evaluation of a decent PL player, then you deserve a lower division team.
    I would go as far as saying there`s hardly half a dozen PL quality players on the entire team.
    You all have just become accostomed to shit players.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 9, 2009 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #13

    Guthrie is a great little young player.

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