Kevin Nolan Voted Championship Player Of The Year


Newcastle United midfielder Kevin Nolan has just been voted the FourFourTwo Player of the Year Award for the Coca-Cola Championship at the 2010 Football League Awards.

Kevin Nolan – Championship Player Of The Year

And the Newcastle official site is reporting that the 27-year-old Liverpudlian attended the Grosvenor House Hotel in London last night,  to receive the award.

Of course Kevin has been one of the real leaders at the Tyneside club this season, and has provided some combative play in the middle of the park for the Magpies, not to mention his 13 goals so far this season.

Kevin talked after receiving the award:

“It’s something that I will treasure for a long time.”

“When I first joined Newcastle, there was a lack of togetherness between the players and the fans, but one of the best things to happen this season is that we’ve got them back on board.”

“We’re now looking to the future together and we have to make sure that what’s happened to this fantastic club never happens again.”

“I want to make sure that when I do eventually leave Newcastle, the fans can’t say I jumped ship.”   “I want to come back in 10 years and be warmly accepted by the people.”

Well said Kevin, and we always think that a player of Kevin Nolan’s character and passion was born to play for a club like Newcastle United, which has some of the best and most passionate fans in the world.

And Kevin’s turned out to be a bargain buy at just £4M from Bolton Wanderers.

Howay The Lads!!



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5 comments so far

  • Toon Sweden77

    Mar 15, 2010 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #1

    Congratulations Kevin – Good work, keep it up!

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  • vivadavidkelly

    Mar 15, 2010 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #2

    dont mean to put a downer on his award but there is no way he should have won player of the season. there is no doubt he has scored some important goals, but he would even get in my top 3 newcastle players for the season. even by championship standards he is so slow and has been treading water for the last 3 months. i cant see him being effective in the prem next year. i wouldnt say he has been poor this season but it is obvious that they are just basing this on the fact he has scored a few goals and not his overall performances

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  • vivadavidkelly

    Mar 15, 2010 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #3

    that was meant to say he wouldnt get in my top 3 nufc players this season. jose, colo, carroll and possibly jonas have all been ahead of him in my opinion, and even possibly lovenkrands, although he has missed a few

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  • darryl burleigh

    Mar 15, 2010 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #4

    I have been following nufcblog for a long time now, good to see it back up and running, but I have finally decided to sign up and leave some of my own comments. I have to say I am disappointed with alot of comments posted on here! Giving the catastrophic events of last season and the pre season, critisism that has surrounded that period were very valid points, an eye opener and it brought us down to earth! Since the beggining of the season, nothing but positives has been shown by the players! Sure we have had a few lackluster performances, but tell me, is there any team in the world that doesn’t? The critics on this site need to open their eyes and relise we are not a top premiership team any more, need to relise we can not go spending stupid amounts of money on players anymore, and relise that all negativity spoken out about the toon, could cause serious a upset in morale!! For instance, I have witnessed a few posts in here, slating a few players, the majority who have been our top performes this season! One article, I believe it was about who’s going out and to bring for next season , comments left were pure and utter shite!! A list of players of who to ditch and bring in. For example, players out …. Nolan because he doesn’t have the legs for the premier league! What a loaf of bollocks!! Kevin Nolan was the main man at Bolton and played brilliant, nearly earning him an England call up!! He joined us at a point when we had no confidence in ourselves and had no fight or self asteam! How can you judge a player on the worse 6 months of NUFCs history! Just look at the players who jumped ship and now producing performance at other clubs, for instance Damien duff!! He’s playing an loads of confidence and look at his goal and assist record, playing near back to his best!! Yes I have critised players in the past, but the past is the past, we have to look forward! Unfortuently some toon fans can’t! In the same article the blogger had a list of players for us to buy! This was unreal! Some of the players mentioned wouldnt be able to come to us for the money he was suggesting and also wages! Again the few toon fans who live in the past!! I again continue with the critics. When news got out we were in te Market for mike williamson, the majority were negatively outspoken, about a player who they hadn’t even seen play! Even before he had played for the toon, he was Not giving the chance! I was at the palace match and even after the first 10 mins you could see he was a steal!! I hope the bloggers who made the remarks have relised the big mistake they made!!

    I’m gunna leave it there for now, because it’s making me out as a negative! Lol but this has been a very steep Learning curve for the toon, and a good one! Let’s stop getting on there backs and get behind the lads, and carry it on to the premiership next season and build on the morale created this season!!

    Howay the lads!!!!

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  • Bucks mag

    Mar 15, 2010 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #5

    darryl burleigh – well said mate.

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