Like a number of players at Newcastle this season, Kevin Nolan is coming into his own.
Kevin Nolan – in Inter-Milan like new 3rd strip
Of course we are now a step down from the Premier League, so some of our players who we pay big money to, and have big transfer fees for, should look good.
It will also allow some of our youngsters, and we have some very good ones, to get some experience in the first team.
Kevin said yesterday he has no regrets about joining Newcastle United – despite experiencing the agony of relegation at St James’s Park and 8 months of turmoil on Tyneside.
The midfielder was a target of former club Bolton Wanderers, and they apparently bid for Kevin on Tuesday and we knocked them back – good.
We are very pleased to see Kevin stay, because nobody ever questioned his fighting spirit, and he will be a key player for the club this season, especially as he’s getting on the goals train again.
Kevin cost is about £4.5M from Bolton last January and said yesterday:
“People say to me all the time do I regret coming to Newcastle, and I tell them every time I don’t regret it for one second,” “This is a new chapter in my life, and I’m loving every minute of it.
“We had 43,000 in for a midweek game (against Sheffield Wednesday), and that was the fourth highest crowd in the country.
“Those fans deserve success, whether it be promotion or winning the Championship, and this is just the start for us.”
Nolan has shown he can also play as a withdrawn striker up front this season, and recently held the captain’s armband, and that is just further proof he’s now one of the leaders of the Tyneside club.
Having fighters like Alan Smith, Steven Taylor, Enrique and Nolan in one team must be frightening for the opposition – gand that’s great.