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!!