Nolan – We Have To Keep Our Feet On The Ground


Man of the moment Kevin Nolan, who scored a great hat trick last night for the Magpies,  has talked today that the players have to keep their feet on the ground.

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Kevin Nolan – celebrating with Carroll after scoring 3rd goal last night

Kevin talked about the Newcastle team this season:

“The lads are breathing confidence now because of the start we have had,”

“We knew it was going to be hard work after relegation last season and we were willing for the challenge.”

“We always knew we had enough quality in the squad but it was about fulfilling that potential.”

“We have got to keep our feet on the ground to continue to do it throughout the season.”

Kevin is exactly right, and one way to think of this season is that we need 30 league wins to get promotion – that will be 90 points  plus whatever we get from draws.

And that should be enough to give Newcastle automatic promotion.

We now have 7 wins so we’re about one quarter towards the target – but we now need to get two home wins on Wednesday (QPR) and Saturday (Bristol City) before the International break.

Every point counts this season, as we build up the points that could see the Tyneside club back in the Premier league next season, where the club obviously belongs.

But we cannot relax or rest until we are mathematically there – with automatic promotion.

What the players have proved this season to the majority of fans, is that they are for real, and if we continue to show the fight and spirit we showed last night, surely success will be ours!

The players have now earned two big home crowds this coming Wednesday night  and Saturday, and we expect the average home league crowd to even increase from the current 40,000 average.

Certainly life on Tyneside is now looking a lot better than during the summer, that’s for sure. 😀

Comments  very welcome.



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58 comments so far

  • SJS

    Sep 27, 2009 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #1

    Anyway, what about that singer last night? Ding dong, I wonder if she can be our next loan signing!

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Sep 27, 2009 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #2

    One sour note from yesterday when the minutes applause for SBR was taking place the TV cameras went to the directors box showing the Ipswich Directors with SBR’s wife all suited & booted it the panned to the Fat Tw*t Ashley standing wearing jeans with an open knecked shirt looking like a real t*sser. That man has no respect or class the sooner he gets out the better.

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  • Dragonera

    Sep 27, 2009 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #3

    SJS

    “loan signing”…you cheap b@st**d! haha

    Anyone else like the look of Jamie Mackie of Plymouth? Looks a confident player with a bit of everything in his game. He would provide us with decent cover for both wings and up front it needed.

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  • toonsy

    Sep 27, 2009 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #4

    Dragonera // Sep 27, 2009 at 1:59 PM

    Gunter would have been better!

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  • batty

    Sep 27, 2009 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #5

    kevin your not gonna score many headers if y keep your feet on the ground kid

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  • buda boom

    Sep 27, 2009 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #6

    When is Lovenkrands going to do something that might indicate he has a little ability. Great result but every game emphasises how small our squad is. Our first eleven and three subs are too good for the fizzy pop league but after that we are like the rest of teams. Guthrie back in for Butt on wednesday and after the international break Jonas should be back in we have so missed his left foot. Enrique has missed him most. Shoala four weeks away. Great to hear the fans telling Ashley to move on why does the home crowd not tell him to do the same.

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  • Graeme

    Sep 27, 2009 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #7

    Ed,
    “Certainly life on Tyneside is now looking a lot better than during the summer, that’s for sure.”

    If only the owner would find a streak of decency and vacate the premises, you would be right!!
    I’m afraid that as long as he retains ownership of the club, nothing good will transpire – he is the proverbial “loose cannon” and needs to be removed.

    Great game, great result, c’mon the toon!!

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  • Dragonera

    Sep 27, 2009 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #8

    This game between Plymouth and Nottingham Forest really symbolizes the quality of this league. Two sides that can barely string together 3 passes, with little to zero cutting edge, but plenty of effort…

    …If we don’t walk this league we really are a poor side.

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  • Dragonera

    Sep 27, 2009 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #9

    Also, Paul Sturrock is probably the thickest looking manager i have ever seen. He stands there with his arms crossed and mouth hanging open looking like a right doughnut.

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  • Thump

    Sep 27, 2009 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #10

    batty // Sep 27, 2009 at 2:29 PM

    kevin your not gonna score many headers if y keep your feet on the ground kid

    —–

    Ba-dum tsh…

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  • Doocey

    Sep 27, 2009 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #11

    An off-topic question lads.?
    Any of you play Football Pools?
    I want to give it a go but the site I’m trying to use won’t accept me credit card, because of some error.

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  • TOONPIPES

    Sep 27, 2009 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #12

    Nolan has got a bit quicker …… Caroll our best player by a mile tho .. 2 footed, 7 ft tall, hard working, good in the air .. hes class! .. ranger looks like hes following him rather than the example set by Shola, tho i admit that Shola has worked a bit harder this year

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  • Bigbadbob

    Sep 27, 2009 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #13

    Got to say that Harewood looked class when he came on as did Kishanvilli who never put a foot wrong, one more defender and we should be sorted but if these players do well they should be rewarded by us signing them on a permanent deal.
    Keep the squad together and stop the chopping and changing which we have done season after season, stability please.
    What i was most pleased about last night was that we started poorly but kept at it and there are definite signs that there is better to come but being a fan for 44yrs and long term cynic, i am waiting, with eyes screwed almost shut, for the mighty kick in the nuts.

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  • Stuart79

    Sep 27, 2009 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #14

    Dragonera // Sep 27, 2009 at 3:08 PM

    Also, Paul Sturrock is probably the thickest looking manager i have ever seen. He stands there with his arms crossed and mouth hanging open looking like a right doughnut.

    A little harsh considering he has parkinsons.

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  • Bigbadbob

    Sep 27, 2009 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #15

    dragonera – you dont want to be calling anyone after some of the idiotic posts youve put on here

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  • Dragonera

    Sep 27, 2009 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #16

    Stuart79

    To be honest, I wasn’t aware of that. If that is true then i apologize for that distasteful comment.

    ToonPipes

    I would rather Ranger followed in Ameobi’s footsteps rather than Carroll. Ameobi has all the makings to be a good player; good feet, good hold up play, good in the air, quite pacey. Injuries have just held him back for far too long.

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  • Dragonera

    Sep 27, 2009 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #17

    Bigbadbob

    example?

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  • woodsee

    Sep 27, 2009 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #18

    Tell you what im enjoying almost as much as our fantastic start to the season,
    And thats the demise of Hull City,or rather the demise of the tanned mackem karaoke dwarf.
    Looks like the only song that midget will be singin at the end of this season is way on down by Elvis
    Even sweeter if we pass them as champions.
    Every dog has its day,and Phil factor 1 Brown youve had yours my son

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  • Stuart79

    Sep 27, 2009 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #19

    Bigbadbob // Sep 27, 2009 at 3:44 PM

    dragonera – you dont want to be calling anyone after some of the idiotic posts youve put on here

    To be fair to Dragonera he always talks sh1te it’s not just today.

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  • The_Legend_Of_Jonas

    Sep 27, 2009 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #20

    woodsee // Sep 27, 2009 at 3:50 PM

    Tell you what im enjoying almost as much as our fantastic start to the season,
    And thats the demise of Hull City,or rather the demise of the tanned mackem karaoke dwarf.

    ——————————————————–

    Haha, too f*****g right mate..

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  • Alex

    Sep 27, 2009 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #21

    the one thats making me smile is Portsmouth , new owner apparently loaded and it seems they are trying to break the record for lowest points total and earliest relegation ever . Is it possible to be relegated before the turn of the year ?

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  • toonoholic

    Sep 27, 2009 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #22

    FFS mackems scored. will we ever have a perfect weekend ?

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  • Bigbadbob

    Sep 27, 2009 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #23

    Portsmouth and Hull were desperate to get relegated last season but Ashley was more up for it.

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  • Toon_Factor

    Sep 27, 2009 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #24

    toonoholic

    “FFS mackems scored. will we ever have a perfect weekend ?”

    We had one last weekend, dont be greedy!

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  • Big Dave

    Sep 27, 2009 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #25

    Alex tbh i feel a wee bit for portsmouth, but would love to see phil baby oil brown get the boot and i hope keano the dog lover to get the boot too 😉

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  • Doocey

    Sep 27, 2009 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #26

    Anyone gonna answer my question? 😀

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  • Bigbadbob

    Sep 27, 2009 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #27

    Doocey – had the same problem when i used my card on i tunes, your card company may see a small purchase as irregular spending and deem it as suspicious, my card was blocked and i had to ring security to confirm the transaction and it was un blocked.

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  • Big Dave

    Sep 27, 2009 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #28

    Doocey cant help mate

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  • Stuart79

    Sep 27, 2009 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #29

    Yes Doocey – Don’t gamble it’s a mugs game.

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  • Doocey

    Sep 27, 2009 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #30

    Bigbadbob // Sep 27, 2009 at 4:44 PM

    Doocey – had the same problem when i used my card on i tunes, your card company may see a small purchase as irregular spending and deem it as suspicious, my card was blocked and i had to ring security to confirm the transaction and it was un blocked.

    Big Dave // Sep 27, 2009 at 4:46 PM

    Doocey cant help mate

    Fair enough, cheers lads.

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  • Toon_Factor

    Sep 27, 2009 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #31

    Get in !!! Sunderland 2 Wolves 2

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  • Doocey

    Sep 27, 2009 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #32

    Ya, only thing is, it’s bad for my fantasy league team, I was hoping Malbranque would assist Turner from a corner and then Wolves would equalise with Keogh on 90.

    Not looking like that now though lol!

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  • Jay jay

    Sep 27, 2009 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #33

    Work, work, work, i hate sundays. half two till eleven, the S.M.Bs could have had the kindness to get beat and give me something to be cheerful about. unsporting gits.:(

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  • Alex

    Sep 27, 2009 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #34

    guys who would you want sacked first Brown or Bruce ? for me Bruce . i would love it if they start a slide into the bottom 3

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  • Jay jay

    Sep 27, 2009 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #35

    I think brown the more likely to go though,

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  • Big Dave

    Sep 27, 2009 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #36

    I dont really think Bruce will be going anytime soon. so its a toss up between baby oil Brown or Keano and brown would get my 1st preference

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  • Jay jay

    Sep 27, 2009 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #37

    What are the chances that peter ramage will play a blinder for QPR in the week

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  • nobby sol

    Sep 27, 2009 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #38

    wat do yaz rekon

    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11688_5587511,00.html

    i think hes decent and if simpson, rtaylor nd collocini are out im sure hes worth a punt.

    on another note goodness me did yaz check khizanishvillis bald patch! hes got the head of a 40 year old

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  • ginkoh

    Sep 27, 2009 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #39

    I think Nolan is Gary Speed type midfielder with Right foot. He’s tough tacking, Leader and good heading but more offensive.

    His best position is behind the striker. No doubt about that.

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  • Jay jay

    Sep 27, 2009 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #40

    @Nobby sol i cant see west brom letting players go to promotion rivals.

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