Kevin Nolan – The So-Called Experts Still Knocking Us


Kevn Nolan has not finished scoring this season,  and he hit an opportunist brace last night at the Medejski Stadium, to take his grand total to an amazing 18 goals for the season.

Kevin Nolan – has been great for Newcastle this season

That puts Kevin one goal ahead of 21 year-old Andy Carroll who has 17 goals and was on the bench until the 75th minute last night.  And after scoring his first goal, Kevin ran to the Newcastle subs bench, and we think it was Andy Carroll he said something to.

We’re not sure, but anyway Kevin was laughing away,  and his two goals were both just half-chances, if that.

The first one wasn’t even a real chance, but he hit it home with great skill and technique – this lad looks like a very good player.

Kevin Nolan told the Evening Chronicle today:

“All the so-called experts gave us a bit of stick at the start of the season, so to win it would be great. Getting stick was one thing but we just wanted to get on with our job.

“The so-called experts are still knocking us and we haven’t even finished this season.”  “But we’re not bothered by it.”  “It’s about us and making sure we do the right things.”

“Hopefully this season we have proved a few doubters wrong.”  “We can get 100 points. And if we win the Plymouth game we’re champions.”

“I know it’s a cliché but we just take it as it comes, we’re not letting up.”  “It looks good, but it doesn’t do anything for next season. This is only the start of things, and hopefully I can be part of that as well.”

“But we just want to get our hands on the trophy now.”  “We’re all coming together now and we’re taking it on for next season.”  “This is hopefully a club that steadily climbs up again.”

“We’re a solid side away from home. We set our stall out and make sure we don’t get beaten.”  “I think it proves that when you look at all the Ws on our sheet, and shows why we are where we are.

“We’re a bunch of lads who work well together and want to do well and we do create chances.”

Those are good words from Kevin, and we like his reference to the so-called experts – and we all know most of them haven’t got a real clue about football,  but are just trying to stir things up – and that’s being kind to most of them.

And Kevin Nolan last night was so close to a hat-trick, when  in the second half,  his header came back off the bar, when it looked like he had scored yet again.

Kevin continued:

“We created a load of chances again at Reading.” “I should have scored more, and it was a bad miss when I hit the post, and Wayne Routledge should have done likewise with a one-on-one.”

“It was a good game for us and we were delighted with three points.” “We knew Reading were going to come at us and make it difficult – they haven’t lost at home since December.”

“But we know that when we get chances they’ll put them away.” “There are a lot of lads in good form and a lot of lads in the late teens in terms of goals.”

We’re really surprised how many chances Newcastle are creating these days, as we could have had more against Blackpool, and we got four in that game, and some chances were missed last night too.

And maybe the reason Chris Hughton wants a proven goalscorer is to ensure we have somebody next season who can put the easy chances into the back of that net.

The lads are on a terrific 6 game winning streak, and could make that 9 before the season is out.

Kevin continued:

“People were laughing at us when we clinched promotion after Forest and said we wanted to win all of our games.”

“We’re not a side that takes their foot off the pedal – that’s not us.” “This group of lads are determined and want to win the next three games.”

“That’s the target and we can be champions in the next game.” “It will be tough, be we’ll give it a right go.”

Kevin talked about the two goals last night, and the first was a terrific strike for the Liverpudlian, but it looks like he enjoyed the second goal more, which came on 43 minutes, from classic wing-play from the energetic Wayne Routledge out on the right wing.

Nolan added:

“The second goal was a real delight for me, but I thought I had a third when I headed against the post.”

“I was about to celebrate.” “It just hit the post and rolled out – it was just one of those things.”

Well two goals is fine Kevin, and there’s still 3 games to go to reach that 20 goals target.

Kevin epitomizes the new strong spirit at Newcastle, and this lad has been terrific, both on and off the field this season.

He’s been more than great!

Comments welcome.


13 comments so far

  • Shot Bru

    Apr 14, 2010 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #1

    Let the so-called media experts and pundits continue to write us off. The players have kept their heads down and let their football do the talking on the pitch. The fans have also put two fingers up to the rest of the media and the premiership by continuing to support the team through huge attendances and gained many friends in the CCC TO boot. Getting relegated wasn’t pretty but it has done us the world of good and taught everyone a few lessons along the way and personally i believe the players and fans will be stronger for it, we’ll need to be because we’re gonna get written off before next season even starts…what better motivation than to prove to everyone otherwise.

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  • NUFCELITE

    Apr 14, 2010 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #3

    iam a right hard b@stard i am and i will be kicking ur doors in too find oot who is useing my name iam a fu ckin right hard nut

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  • RetroBiscuits

    Apr 14, 2010 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #4

    Listened to the game on 5 live sports extra and i think it was Clive Walker summerising but by half time i was disgusted with the comments, it seemed that every time Reading had an attacking move that broke down or a blocked shot it was never good defending, always a missed oppertunity. Then when newcastle attacked it was never good play by them but poor defending.
    I know this happens but i cant remember one good comment about NUFC even when talking about the EPL next season they sugeested anumber of new personel and changes will be required just to survive.

    If this is the attitude of the so called experts then how are you supposed to win the CCC to win there approval??

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  • jesus

    Apr 14, 2010 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #5

    I actually went to see the reading game the other day and it was so funny lol, we started really bad and then after 20mins had passed we like got a counter attack and scored it was g8 🙂 and from there we scored another which meant nolan had got his brace — and then on we just sang our hearts out to compact there worthless reading stadium which they hardly filled up 🙂

    they all played alright except proply danny simpson and ryan taylor………….

    but from seeing shola ameobi display was absolutely and the most worst perfromce i hav ever seen!!!!!!

    we need to get rid of him because he run like a donkey and is never fit— i know hes scored like 8 or 9 goals but he is never ever goin to be a premiership player!!

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  • donjuan

    Apr 14, 2010 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #6

    NUFCELITE – That is the funniest thing I have ever read! Thanks for making me laugh little man.

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  • chuck

    Apr 14, 2010 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #7

    The team has done an exceptional job this season, guided by a canny manager in CH.
    But lets not confuse the quality of the second tier with the PL.
    I think most will agree we are as yet , not a team that would be competitive there.
    However with a few good additions, I believe we could survive and some will agree survival would be acceptable.
    This is not going to be a sprint, but a long term approach both financially and competitively.
    Probably take a couple or more years before we arrive as a side compareable to Sir Bobby`s teams.

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  • NUFCELITE

    Apr 14, 2010 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #8

    donjuan hey iam f@ckin hardcore me ile dee yee

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  • NUFCELITE

    Apr 14, 2010 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #9

    Just keep doing what ya doing kevin and keep stick them 2 fingers up at all the knockers of the club mate.

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  • NUFCmagpie

    Apr 14, 2010 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #10

    i dont mean to be a downer but nolan only has 1 game to reach the 20 mark. he got a yellow card against reading which means he will miss the next 2 games, it was his 10th card, or am i wrong? hes been a fantastic buy for our club and one of my bolton mates hasn’t paid attention to newcastle this season and was shocked when i told him nolans goal count this season.

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  • Ericles

    Apr 15, 2010 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #11

    I ignore the pundits now. They are simply not worth the time of day. As RetroBiscuits points out we are the victims of bias, jealousy, and sheer bloody minded prejudice. We could win the Pemiership and still be branded as losers by these overpaid loudmouths of the media. I am almost convinced that there are a few back-handers flying about too – especially with those wannabes and usedtobes on the telly. Our lads have proven themselves to us the fans – so who needs a pundit eh?

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  • greekgeordie

    Apr 15, 2010 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #12

    I would love to come face to face with mackem Cascarino and that Ping Pong player, cannot remember his name, to discuss the CCC season and have their comments on why Newcastle finished as Champions on a season that they gave no chance at all.
    PL will be hard but with a few additions to some places and providing we keep the squad together, minus Butt and Hall we will be ok.
    My other candidate for departure would be poor Ameobi, he had his chances and he took no advantage, the man will be a liability in the PL and I hope Houghton find a deal with a Championship side in the Summer. Maybe Boro can use him?

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  • David_Barber

    Apr 15, 2010 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #13

    Speaking of journalist scum-there’s a Mick Dennis, who wrote “Disloyal Newcastle fans still deluded” (Daily Express) it seems on every blog you care to mention (including this one) has sent a discourteous e-mail. He also claims that thousands of fans (outside St James’) the very core-that he! Winds up… No doubt this “so-called” journalist would be the first one to protest against crowd violence? Funny how he counts empty seats! Seems the bigger the ground-the more you have to fill (for every empty seat-there’s a disgruntled fan?). He looks quite respectable in his suite (but then so does Nick Griffin) not a man I’d support (but amazingly) many do? Not the majority (thank goodness) so they’re worse leaders than Gordon Brown. They’re also better sports writers (without a chip on shoulder “snob” more like) I feel!! To think you can get paid for doing this (a wasted degree)? You should see what he has written about Andy Murray (gives you a clue about the man’s mentality). So, don’t worry Kevin there are a few short of a picnic basket (and were not the only ones) they get their teeth into.

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