Nolan Hoping For A Good Stretch of Results

Kevin Nolan is a down to earth player who doesn’t care too much how Newcastle play right now, as long as they can continue to get the wins.

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Kevin Nolan – continue to win is what we want

Kevin told the Evening Chronicle today:

“It’s not the prettiest sight at the moment, and not what the fans want, but hopefully in the next four or five games we can settle it all down again and get some results.”

“At this moment in time we’re all enjoying our football, that’s the main thing.”

“I don’t want to start calling myself a bully, I’ve never been a bully.” “I like to be called a finesse player!”

“But I do enjoy working hard and getting stuck in.” “Myself and Andy worked together well against Plymouth.”

“We’re missing one of our biggest players in Shola Ameobi, but since Andy has been back he has been fantastic.”

“We proved that we can cause problems for opposing defences against Plymouth.”

Hughton will probably revert to his safe 4-4-1-1 formation, which most Premier League sides seem to use these days to pack their midfield.

But we’d love to see a more attacking 4-4-2 formation with big boys Andy Carroll and Nile Ranger, both in good form right , together up front.

Ranger again worked his socks off against Peterborough on Tuesday night, with no reward,  but Nolan believes he is certainly one for the future.

Nolan continued:

“Having Nile on the bench is fantastic – he’s got pace.” “He’s a young lad and we must look after him and make sure we keep his feet firmly on the ground.”

“We can’t get carried away with him at the moment.”

“We just want to help him to become a great player at this football club. That’s what we intend to do.”

We have enough class players that will be available tomorrow, to get the win we need, and for once it would be good if the lads can see  off their opponents early, and not leave things uncertain until the final moments of the game.

But we definitely need all 3 points on Saturday in the late KO game.

27 comments so far

  • Charlietoon

    Sep 24, 2009 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #1

    yep that we do

  • Jay jay

    Sep 24, 2009 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #2

    Ipswich are a poor side i expect us to beat, they dont have the quality that we have, but we have to make it count.

  • MacToon

    Sep 24, 2009 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #3

    It’ll be another emotional day on Saturday, I do think we should be too strong again for the opposition.

    Colo’s back but Simpson may well miss the game but we have some cover for rb in R taylor or even Geremi plus our new loan signing may get a chance to play at either rb or maybe cb and could put S Taylor at rb, so we do have options at the back.

    It’s the attack I worry about more but hopefully we’ll get goals even if it’s from midfield.

  • Jay jay

    Sep 24, 2009 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #4

    Harewood deal confirmed ssn

  • dougnufc

    Sep 24, 2009 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #5

    Harewood is coming

  • Thump

    Sep 24, 2009 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #6

    @Jay: We said the same thing about Blackpool – there are no poor sides in the Championship, only scalps.

    I’ve a feeling that we’ll play the 4-5-1 (or 4-4-1-1 whatever) in the first half and move into a more attack 4-4-2 on the 70th or so minute depending on the results.

    Zurab—-S. Tayl—-Colo—-Enrique
    R. Tayl–Barton—-Smudge–McLoven

    …but that line up kind of goes without saying. Maybe move Zurab to DC and Tayls to RB seeing as they can both play there.

  • bren32

    Sep 24, 2009 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #7

    harewood who is he

  • AndyNUFC

    Sep 24, 2009 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #8

    Not gonna comment on Harewood, i’ll reserve judgement till he plays 90 minutes for us, like everyone should.

    We need a cover left back and a winger now. How many loan signings are we allowed again?…

  • Jay jay

    Sep 24, 2009 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #9

    Aye suppose your right thump, just cant help feeling we’re to good for this league, you know what i mean

  • Dragonera

    Sep 24, 2009 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #10


    I think Khiz can cover at leftback., but yes i agree we need a winger to come in. Bale would have been a good shout but he is likely to feature in Spurs’ Carling Cup squad this year.

  • premier

    Sep 24, 2009 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #11

    Normally Barton that you would associate with a stretch

  • Jay jay

    Sep 24, 2009 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #12

    Im out of here lads half two till eleven shift to start then back home for curry and beers.

  • Stuart79

    Sep 24, 2009 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #13

    We have needed a left back for two years now but it seems to be a position the powers that be think were strong in I can only imagine.

  • chuck

    Sep 24, 2009 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #14

    Better to think one @ a time never mind the next five.
    Lets not get carried away with an early win ratio, it`s a long season and having been beat by a team like Blackpool, brings a bit of reality.

  • Stuart79

    Sep 24, 2009 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #15

    chuck // Sep 24, 2009 at 2:53 PM

    Better to think one @ a time never mind the next five.
    Lets not get carried away with an early win ratio, it`s a long season and having been beat by a team like Blackpool, brings a bit of reality.

    At last!

    Someone with a bit of reality.

    Welcome to the real world mate.

  • chuck

    Sep 24, 2009 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #16

    Yo ! Nolan , how about we play em one @ a time, never mind the next five.
    Having just been beaten by a mediocre Blackpool side, how about reconsidering exactly what kind of side we have here.
    It`s not going to be any cakewalk getting promoted and it`s a long tough season in the champ`s. league.

  • toonoholic

    Sep 24, 2009 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #17

    chuck // Sep 24, 2009 at 3:04 PM

    Yo ! Nolan , how about we play em one @ a time, never mind the next five.
    Having just been beaten by a mediocre Blackpool side

    you forget chuck, even we are a mediocre team, so the defeat is not that bad.
    if we were a high end team, we wld be in EPL

  • Kevin Nichol

    Sep 24, 2009 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #19

    Barton out against Ipswich to now 🙁

    My team;


    Zurab S.Taylor Collocini Enrique

    R.Taylor Nolan Smith Lovenkrands

    Carroll Harewood

    Subs; Krul, Geremi, Tozer, Butt, Ranger, Donalson, Vuckic

  • Toon Graeme

    Sep 24, 2009 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #20

    Sorry if Im a bit behind:,,10278~1807077,00.html

  • vivadavidkelly

    Sep 24, 2009 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #21

    even if fit barton shouldnt be in the starting xi. he has been very disappointing this season. he should be doing in this league what stevie g does in the prem. he has been way below par. would be nice if harewood could start on saturday but i dont think he will be fit enough

  • Thump

    Sep 24, 2009 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #22

    Is it just me or does it look like Barton is running away from a hug on the nufc link?

    I know you’re angry, Joey, but everybody needs a hug from a good friend now and then.

  • Alex

    Sep 24, 2009 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #23

    Agree with that team kevin Nichol , with R Taylor & Lovenkrands out wide we would at last have some width and up front Carroll & Harewood if fit would be a big front 2 with Ranger on the bench to come on for the last half hour if need be

  • Kevin Nichol

    Sep 24, 2009 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #24

    From what hughton has said on harewood…

    “…he has been training for a good peroid of time and is ready to play”

    This would suggest he will come straight into the team on saturday and hopefully provide a boost to the squad in terms of morale which a new face/competition can bring

  • lesh

    Sep 24, 2009 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #25

    Reflecting to Tuesday and Peterborough’s result, I think it was a good move to play so many of the younguns. They’ll hopefully have realised that it was quite a jump from what they’re used to. Playing them might have been useful all round in that it may just keep their feet on the ground.

    Interesting though to see the difference in results comparing ours and Arsenal’s youth.

    Just what does Wenger do to bring out such enormous promise? Do the Arsenal youth have more inate ability or is it the coaching they receive that enable them to tonk the opposition?

    OK, MA’d like to emulate the Arsenal model (as it appears does Pompey’s ‘owner’), but we need to find out just what it is that Arsenal put in the bairns’ bottles and/ or learn from the tactics Wenger employs to make them play so well.

    We’ve a long way to go, that’s for sure.

  • Bigbadbob

    Sep 24, 2009 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #26

    Harewood in, Guthrie banned, Barton and Simpson now on injury list, anyone else hearing alarm bells ringing in the background with a disaster heading our way?

  • punk skunk...

    Sep 24, 2009 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #27

    good team selection man!..


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