Kevin Nolan – The New Face Of Newcastle United


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.

Kevin continued:

“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.

Comments welcome.


8 comments so far

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 15, 2010 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #1

    should be our captain for next year

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  • gunnarnufc

    Apr 15, 2010 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #2

    He has been great for us. There were a few matches a month ago when his form went down a little bit on average he has been very good and a model professional. For me the best players this season have been Nolan, Harper, Coloccini and Enrique. Jonas and Carroll come close behind this quartet. I think these players are the “core” of our team and what we must build on this summer and coming seasons.

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  • UTD111

    Apr 15, 2010 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #3

    “great” is a word that is scattered about too easily in my opinion…..

    Hmmm….”the “great” Kevin Nolan”?

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  • gunnarnufc

    Apr 15, 2010 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #4

    Lovenkrands has also done very well.. better than I ever hoped and could do a decent job in EPL but I still think we can improve in his position. But we cannot forget his part in this.

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  • derekm

    Apr 15, 2010 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #5

    I fear Nolan’s legs ( as in last season ) can’t compete in a premiership midfield – but as a finisher he still has the composure and technique to do damage next year. How you fit a player like that into a side and have him add value to a team is Hughton’s problem!
    The big issue next year is no to panic if we have a bad start.

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  • BeeGuy

    Apr 15, 2010 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #6

    Our pals down at Reading had lots of comments about Nolan & NUFC yesterday. Nolan is a cry-baby that intimidated the whistler to give NUFC all the advantages. Actually, the whole squad was described as dirty, cynical and thuggish louts, unable to play the beautiful football of Reading.

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  • Captain Beefheart

    Apr 15, 2010 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #7

    Well, BeeGuy, at least Reading won’t have to worry about playing us louts again next season. They can practice their royal blue etiquette against Millwall instead….

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  • Captain Beefheart

    Apr 15, 2010 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #8

    ….and in the Prem I’d much rather us be ‘louts’ with a mean defence that can steal 3 points away from home than ‘entertainers’ that come away with nothing but plaudits and 4 goals against!

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