The new face of Newcastle United, the great Kevin Nolan, has been doing the rounds of interviews since the win at Reading, and he’s given an interview to the BBC today.
Kevin Nolan – the new face of Newcastle United
Kevin has probably been the outstanding player at thew club, although we’ve had more than one, in what has been a super successful season – to say the least.
This is what Kevin told the BBC Newcastle today:
“People were saying we might take our foot off the pedal, but that’s not like us,””We’re determined to do a lot of things and we want to win our three games.”
“There’s one more point needed to seal it, and with the run we’re on, we’re not going to let up.”
Newcastle have won 28 of their 43 league games so far this season, and have a massive 95 points, just one less than Kevin Keegans’s title winning side of 1993.
But Newcastle have other targets this season, like ensuring they don’t lose to Ipswich Town in the final home game of the season, to record their first unbeaten home season since the League One Champions of 1907.
Newcastle have also got 20 clean sheets this season, another record for the club, and not bad for Steve Harper, in his first full season as Newcastle’s number one goalkeeper.
And two more wins will take us past the 100 point total, and that’s another target.
This shows how professional the club has become on the field this year, as well as off the field come to think about it, and there’s no letting up on that accelerator pedal – none whatsoever.
“It proves when you see all the Ws (wins) on our sheet why we are where we are,”
“We’re a determined bunch who want to do well, we work hard together and we create a lot of chances.”
We are going to wait until the end of the season before we have our Player Of The Season vote, but we have to think Kevin has a decent chance of winning, especially since he may end up as top scorer – and he’s a midfielder.
Sebastien Bassong won that honor easily last season, as long-term readers may recall.