Kevin Nolan Top Scorer With 6 Goals

Kevin Nolan has certainly been knocking in the goals this season with six goals  already to his name.

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Kevin Nolan – top scorer with 6 goals so far this season

Five of those goals are in the league, and of course the Liverpudlian bagged a great hat trick against an out-classed Ipswich Town side last night.

Manager Chris Hughton is well aware of the excellent form being shown by the former Bolton captain right now, and he says the player is on fire at the moment.

After the game last night Newcastle boss Hughton said:

“Kevin’s on fire at the moment and he was outstanding today.” “He is capable of scoring goals and at the moment he can’t stop scoring – long may it continue.”

“His first was a fantastic header – he had a similar chance at Blackpool but unfortunately missed that one – but this was a top-drawer finish.”

“For his second he’s found a turn of pace and it’s a lovely hook inside the defender and a cool finish.” “His third was a little easier but capped a great team display and individual display from Kevin.”

Newcastle were by far the better team last night, and the Magpies stunned Ipswich with 3 goals in 4 minutes,  after a half hour of the game.

The contest was essentially over at that point, and Newcastle went on to easily get their 7th win of their first 9 Championship games – not a bad start at all – but we have to keep it up.

That means beating QPR at St. James’ Park on Wednesday evening KO 7:45 pm, in our next league game.

Comments welcome.

17 comments so far

  • Ile

    Sep 27, 2009 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #1

    When did have midfielder who can score goals? Thank you very much Nolan!

  • thud and blunder

    Sep 27, 2009 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #2

    again the BBC disappoints!! we win 0-4 away, they didnt even show Rangers first half effort before the goal and after the game is all “ipswich, ipswich, ipswich”

    Whats the bloody point of that show….??? it may as well be on channel 5!!!

  • Toony Soprano

    Sep 27, 2009 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #3

    oh deaR SMOGGIES

  • waddler

    Sep 27, 2009 at 12:50 AM

    Comment #4

    Very good performance from the best team in the championship. When we get Guiterez and Ameobi back we will be really flying, go easy with the likes of Ranger, Caroll and Vukic and add Bale, and the two Norwegien lads then we will be set fair for our return to the Premiership.

  • toonoholic

    Sep 27, 2009 at 2:19 AM

    Comment #5

    waddler // Sep 27, 2009 at 12:50 AM

    are u kidding me mate ? even the bottom team like portsmouth have a better squad than we do. look at sunderland, they have spent above 100 mn to make sure they linger between 10 to 15th spot.

    this team will get us promoted , but i doubt if this team will ensure we remain in epl another season ! we need a minimum of 50 mn investment

  • Irish Toon

    Sep 27, 2009 at 3:18 AM

    Comment #6

    5o mill investment?lets stop wasting money on overpaid stars who never preform! we will stay up if we have players who play for the shirt like carroll, ranger, smith and nolan

  • ziad

    Sep 27, 2009 at 3:24 AM

    Comment #7

    Great win for the lads !!

    Great game : R.taylor , Nolan , smith.
    good game: our 3 strikers, Zurab, Enrique, S.Taylor, Colo, Harper
    unnoticed: Loven , Donaldson.
    piss poor as usual and should be warming the bench: BUTT…

  • AussieToon

    Sep 27, 2009 at 3:28 AM

    Comment #8

    This squad can take s out of the division, but lads, let’s not get far ahead of ourselves here. One game at a time.

    Last year Wolves won the title on 90 something points is that correct?

    Well we still need 70 odd points, so a long way to go.

    Lets talk Premiership and investing in the Premiership squad when we cross that bridge. Right now, we have a tough task against QPR on Wednesday.

    Great start, but can fall over with fan expectation. Lets just get behind the lads every game here and keep winning.

  • Bigbadbob

    Sep 27, 2009 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #9

    Good gritty performance followed by an avalanche of goals, great goals at that and thats despite the referee who i thought was terrible.
    Nolan got booked for his first bad challenge yet the poisoned little mackem, Leadbitter put at least three bad challenges from behind and walked away.
    It was good to see Calderwood having a go at the ref from the sidelines after the foot up tackle on Kish, another one he missed, quite ironic that the top team in the championship have to fight the ref as well but ManU use him as their twelfth man.

  • toonsy

    Sep 27, 2009 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #10

    Its been a long time since ive felt this good on a Sunday morning. Think im still p1ssed n’all!


  • magpie6699

    Sep 27, 2009 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #11

    Was I the only one who thought that one of the commentators was horribly pro-Ipswich? He was going on about Khiz reacting strongly to a “push” – what I saw was a deliberate kick on the back of the legs from behind – which deserved at least a booking – and at least K kept his hands well down and only gave the stare and some verbals.
    He was like that the whole game. Plus he went on about Ipswich’s absentees – errm, weren’t we missing Jonas, Shola, Simpson, Barton, Guthrie, Kadar and Geremi and playing Andy C with some injury – or does that not count?

  • magpie6699

    Sep 27, 2009 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #12

    Aussie Toon – I’m cautious like you. Our “big”wins – Reading, Ipswich and perhaps Plymouth (which was far from comfortable) have come against the bottom teams and we’ve had to grind out the wins against the likes of Wednesday, Leicester and Cardiff.
    However, our squad is improving – liked the look of Marlon and Khiz – and what we have learnt is that we should not go into games fearing anybody in this league – respect, yes, but not fear. Before the season, a lot of us really didn’t know how we would look in this division -we ought to be good but note Leeds, Charlton, Southampton etc. Some feared another relegation -but hey, another 28 points should see us OK!

  • alkinou

    Sep 27, 2009 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #13

    Is there anyone who actually thought Butt was good, or even usefull? I don’t understand why he even get’s a game now and again.
    I’m a bit scared that the only reason of having two strikers from the start was because Guthrie, Barton, Geremi and Jonas were missing.
    Let’s hope that when they come back, he still plays two strikers up front.

  • Alex

    Sep 27, 2009 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #14

    Fair enough those teams you mentioned could not bounce back and even ended up relegated to div 1 , but dont forget the likes of Birmingham and WBA that seem to always bounce straight back . I truly think it is down to good Management and coaching . Teams that get relegated but keep most of thier squad intact have far more talent in the side than the likes of peterbough , doncaster , scunthorpe , Plymouth and the likes . Hughton has instilled a fighting quality into the side and thier seems to be a real belief throughout the squad that they will win every time they step onto the field . With this mindset and the talent we have promotion should be achieved .

  • JonnyNufc

    Sep 27, 2009 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #15

    Magpie699, its not a coincidence that in everyone one of the big wins you named we played a 4-4-2 style formation or similar. The other games 4-5-1.

    We are good at attacking, when we focus on that we should beat most teams in this league with ease.

  • punk skunk...

    Sep 27, 2009 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #16

    Spot on thud & blunder & BigBadBob!..

  • premier

    Sep 28, 2009 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #17

    yet another who has found his level


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