Nolan Can Still Get The Job Done For Newcastle


We’ve been disappointed so far with the performances of Kevin Nolan for Newcastle, since he was signed from Bolton Wanderers in January for £4M.

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 Kevin Nolan – still has good future at Newcastle United 

But strangely, we are still fans of the Liverpool born player and think he will turn out to be a good buy for the club down the road.

It’s hard to fault the character of the player, as was evident when he was sent off for a terrible two-footed lunge on striker Victor Anichebe, shortly before half-time in the game with Everton in February.

Kevin apologized to the player as he left the field, and then apologized to his team mates at half time, and lo and behold the lads held on brilliantly in the second half  to get a well earned point.

Joey Barton obviously didn’t learn much from Kevin’s behavior that day.

And it appears that Alan Shearer hasn’t given up at all on Kevin, and has insisted Kevin Nolan is still part of his plans for the future.

Alan said today:

We’ve got to get Kevin into the positions he had at Bolton,” Shearer said. “We’ve got to get him on the end of things in the box.

“We’ve got to get him driving in there, and being a threat from set pieces, because he can do that. He showed it at Bolton.”

We’ll probably bring out a list of players we think let the club down badly this season, and it will not be too long, and it’s mostly our high end wage earners.

But Kevin Nolan will not be on that list, because while he hasn’t played at his best for the club since January, it’s hard to doubt the lad’s spirit and potential.

We expect Kevin is very like the fans, and is hoping like crazy we stay in the Premier League this season, but if we go down he’ll be one that we expect to stay at the club.

If we do go down we expect the two Tayls, Harper, Beye, Bassong (hopefully), Enrique, Duff, Lovenkrands, Butt and Guthrie to stay, along with of course all of our outstanding youngsters. We would expect some of our promising young players like Carroll, Tozer, Ranger, Kadar, Krul, LuaLua and even  Haris Vuckic to be starting to show through nicely next season.

Most of the rest will be sent packing, and quite honestly we will not miss many of them, and Mike Ashley will save a fortune on the wage bill.

Alan will have to build the squad using those players as a base, but we have no doubt we could have a very strong and appropriate side come August, for the Championship. Iain Dowie’s experience at getting Crystal Palace promoted in 2004, will be important and a good help to Shearer.

But we would expect to get out of the Championship at the first attempt, just like Birmingham City have done again this year, for the second time in the last three years.

But we hope we will not need that season of rebuilding down in the Championship.

Howay The Lads!!.

Comments welcome.


170 comments so far

  • Turkish Magpie

    May 8, 2009 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #1

    Just got my tickets for the mboro game. CANT WAIT!

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  • workyticket

    May 8, 2009 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #2

    The witch hunt continues.

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  • Hugh Jorgan

    May 8, 2009 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #3

    We are going to beat the smoggies 4 -0 Turkish !
    http://francis-rossi.mybrute.com

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  • Hugh Jorgan

    May 8, 2009 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #4

    Which witch ?

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  • Nick D

    May 8, 2009 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #5

    Ed – who is this we allthe time? Nolan is a donkey.
    He is a functional kicker in an Allardyce non footballing set up. He creates nothing, is overweight and way past his best like so many of our other rejects. Stupid fee and wages as well.

    Nolan and taylor are why we have sunk so low with an appalling joke manager like kinnear.

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  • Nick D

    May 8, 2009 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #6

    Ed if we go down people like Butt and Duff should be out the door

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  • Hadji a.k.a Partizan

    May 8, 2009 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #7

    Nick D….We should have signed Aldo Duscher when we had the chance.Stupid BSA!!!

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  • workyticket

    May 8, 2009 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #8

    Nick D, why are you so full of hate? What went wrong?

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  • Big Dave

    May 8, 2009 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #9

    workyticket just out of interest m8 do u know where 51times is from

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  • workyticket

    May 8, 2009 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #10

    Comments aren’t working again.

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  • workyticket

    May 8, 2009 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #11

    He says that he’s from Newcastle and is a staunch supporter of Northumbrian independence Dave. “51 times” is a Rangers reference though. They have won the Scottish league that many times.

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  • workyticket

    May 8, 2009 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #12

    Arrgh!

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  • workyticket

    May 8, 2009 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #13

    He says Newcastle Dave, and he’s a fierce supporter of independence for Northumbria.

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  • workyticket

    May 8, 2009 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #14

    He sounds like a Rangers supporter with a name like “51 times” though.

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  • workyticket

    May 8, 2009 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #15

    His nickname is a Glasgow Rangers thing though.

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  • G 2

    May 8, 2009 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #16

    & Nick D

    Spot on!!!! Nolan is shit, he has been for 2 seasons!! Our midfield will be the reason we go down. Butt, Nolan, Duff, Geremi are all past it. Barton was our only chance and he is a headcase.

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  • beyethegreat

    May 8, 2009 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #17

    2nd bottom and were still being linked with world stars

    http://www.newcastle.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=154007

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  • Big Dave

    May 8, 2009 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #18

    Cheers Worky he is such a knob and comes of with shite he doesnt even understand. but must go work to do i will maybe catch you’s later

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  • workyticket

    May 8, 2009 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #19

    Nee botha Dave.

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  • Ben_BKK

    May 8, 2009 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #21

    Lads as far as I could gather, 51times was doing it as a wind-up, if you look back a few topics, there was someone else being a prick, and somebody said that 51times should go back to being the shit-stirrer. So I think that’s what he did lol

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  • geordie deb

    May 8, 2009 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #22

    I can imagine Nolan couldn’t believe his luck to be signed by Newcastle for £4m. To me not the kind of player we should keep even if the worst comes to the worst and we do go down and I can’t see what kind of potential you think he has Ed.

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  • geordie deb

    May 8, 2009 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #23

    Ben_BKK
    ‘Lads as far as I could gather, 51times was doing it as a wind-up, if you look back a few topics, there was someone else being a prick, and somebody said that 51times should go back to being the shit-stirrer. So I think that’s what he did lol’

    He was given ‘permission’ to stir things up by someone yesterday but I’m pretty sure he believes all that stuff as he has ranted on about it before months ago.

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  • Ben_BKK

    May 8, 2009 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #24

    geordiedeb, I’ve heard him saying similar things before as well, but to be honest I don’t know what to think, cause he did only just start coming out with it when he was given ‘permission’ as you said.

    And with regards to Nolan, I think the potential that Ed is talking about is actually kind of the opposite, it’s how good Nolan has played in the past. If he could play for us like he did for Bolton a couple of seasons ago, we’d have ourselves quite a useful player.

    But then it wouldn’t be like us to buy a player and he continues to play as well as his previous club now, would it? 😉

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  • Doocey

    May 8, 2009 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #25

    Nolan hasn’t been good at all, it’s a pity.

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  • workyticket

    May 8, 2009 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #26

    Did you get my other message Doocey?

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  • workyticket

    May 8, 2009 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #27

    comment

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  • workyticket

    May 8, 2009 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #28

    I meant.

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  • Doocey

    May 8, 2009 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #29

    No WorkyTicket

    Where is it?

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  • NicoGF

    May 8, 2009 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #30

    We are shit and we are sick of it (8)

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  • chuck

    May 8, 2009 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #31

    Dissapointed in Nolan so far.
    I remember not so long ago he was touted as a possibility for the republic squad, but declared he was more interested in playing for Engerland.
    Perhaps it`s a result of the recent chaos in the side asto tactics and shape, but he played fairly decent for BSA.

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  • TonyGreenSupreme

    May 8, 2009 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #32

    Nolan will not come good……
    Over weight, unfit washed up hasbeen.
    No way can we pin our hopes on him for the battle with Boro.
    The game has got nowt, nowt written all over it.

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  • werestayingup

    May 8, 2009 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #33

    wel at least there wil be 1 n east clubs staying up cum on sunderland .

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  • Doocey

    May 8, 2009 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #34

    Guthrie is the man I’d be looking for rather than Nolan!

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  • Partizan

    May 8, 2009 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #35

    My realistic dream team for next season,if we survive

    —————————Enke—————————
    Ilsinho——–Beye———–Bassong——Enrique
    ————————Pokrivac————————-
    ———Jonas——-Fernandinho——-Barnetta—
    ——————Gignac——-Petric——————-

    Subs:Harper,Taylor,Martins,Guthrie,Duff,Lua Lua,Coloccini.

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  • bowburnmag

    May 8, 2009 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #36

    For what it’s worth to anyone still reading who might care, I may have played a part in encouraging 51times with my sarcasm earlier today. I find it amusing listening to his crazy notions but only because I can’t take him seriously. He’s like a parody of himself.
    However, the pretender to the new throne of Northumbria is somewhat offensive when he gets going and I would hate to think anyone ended up taking genuine offence to something I’d played a part in ‘encouraging’ (albeit sarcastically).

    Nolan is a massive disappointment and just like some of the Bolton lot told us, he’s just about past his best by the looks of it. And like someone said earlier, his best was only as part of a very untidy but effective Bolton system.
    I hope any of the buggers are up to ‘getting the job done’. It’s been a long time coming if they are.

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  • workyticket

    May 8, 2009 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #37

    Doocey // May 8, 2009 at 7:32 PM

    “No WorkyTicket

    Where is it?”

    I was just writing that you should change the title of your blog homepage as well. Get “Newcastle United blog” in it somewhere within a 70 character limit. It’s the main page.

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  • workyticket

    May 8, 2009 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #38

    page title tag I meant, Doocey.

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  • workyticket

    May 8, 2009 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #39

    Northumbria for the Northumbrians!

    Cockneys are all evil!

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  • chuck

    May 8, 2009 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #40

    Curious, whats the significance of 51 time, anyone know ?

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