£4M Kevin Nolan Now Looking A Superb Player And Great Buy

Kevin Nolan was the hero last night for Newcastle,  as Reading manager Brian McDermott said after the game that the Magpies got their two goals out of nothing.

Kevin Nolan – after scoring last night

And of course Kevin Nolan scored both those goals, and he’s been a huge player for the Magpies this season, and must a be a hot favorite to lead Newcastle United back into the Premiership as captain next season.

And, speaking after the game, a composed  Newcastle manager Chris Hughton said:

“Kevin showed again how he is so lethal in those goalscoring positions.”

“He gets into those areas on a regular basis and, when he does, he more often than not finishes those chances off.”

“We played him in a role just off the striker and it’s nice to have that option.”

“He’s been a really big player for us this season and is someone who has shown a real desire to get this club back in the Premier League.”

“I think he’s missed just one game and has been a big influence both on and off the pitch all season.”

Of course the thing with Kevin is we know he’ll do well in the Premiership next season, because he played 345 games at Bolton with 50 goals, and most of those were in England’s top division, and he showed he can be a top player there.

Kevin also has said he’s got something to prove next season in England’s top league too.

Nolan now seems to be in the best form of his life, and scores goals for fun it seems.

For the record Kevin has 57 appearances for Newcastle so far and 18 goals, and he’s been a huge influence on Tyneside this season – both on and off the field – and all positive.

And how much did we pay for him?

That £4M must be the best £4M Newcastle have spent in a long long time.

Howay The Lads!!

12 comments so far

  • lesh

    Apr 14, 2010 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #1

    18 from 57 games is a fair striker’s goal ratio!

    No-one could ever argue against the fact that during this season alone, he’s been worth every penny of the £4m fee.

  • The Entertainers

    Apr 14, 2010 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #2

    Hes been superb this season.

    Nolan, Enrique and Colocini have been my picks for the season.

    He will be very important next season, as i can see us playing last nights formation a lot.

  • UTD111

    Apr 14, 2010 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #3

    Nolan has done well this season, no doubt about it.

    It remains to be seen how many of the players will stay for the PL campaign. Some have found their level in the fizzy pop league and have probably fared much better than they ever would in the PL.
    It’s tricky decision time, and it’s up to the FCB and his manager to get the decisions right.

  • Toon Sweden77

    Apr 14, 2010 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #4

    18 goals as a midfielder – Superb – enough said! 🙂

  • The-Ciaran8

    Apr 14, 2010 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #5

    Just glad we got through the game last night , Thats The hardest one Over ! HTL

  • Charlietoon

    Apr 14, 2010 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #6

    Good to see him earning his player of the championship title.

  • wsquare

    Apr 14, 2010 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #7

    fingers crossed he contributes the same amount in the premiership.

  • Julio Geordio

    Apr 14, 2010 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #8

    A great buy. Not just on the field but off it as well.

    Deserves to be captain next season should the opportunity arise.


    Apr 14, 2010 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #9

    Was not to impressed when we bought kevin nolan,but im glad i was wrong turned in to a good player for us and wears the shirt with pride.

  • chuck

    Apr 14, 2010 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #10

    Superb ? I think not.
    Decent EPL player, sure !
    @4m. abargain, no question.

  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 14, 2010 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #11

    as well as he’s done at this level, let’s reserve judgement on him and others till next season.


    Apr 15, 2010 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #12

    chuck comon mate, any midfielder that gets you 18 goals has had a superb season


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