Kevin Nolan Would Be Great Captain For Newcastle Next Season


There’s no doubt that Kevin Nolan has had an enormous impact this season at the Newcastle United club, both on and off the field.

Kevin Nolan – the face of Newcastle this season

And Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has played Kevin in every league game but one this season, as he seems to be the player Chris really admires, again both on and off the field.

Even a month or two ago, when Kevin seemed a little  jaded, we thought it would be a good time to rest Kevin, but Chris kept him in the side, and in retrospect was proved right with Kevin coming back to form big time, and scoring some great goals.

And it’s not surprising that Chris Hughton is delighted with Nolan this season, as the Newcastle gaffer  told the Evening Chronicle today:

“He’s still going strong and what he’s given us in goals is outstanding for a midfielder, albeit we’ve played him off the front in a far more advanced role.”

“It’s a wonderful contribution but his biggest contribution is what he’s given us on the football pitch as a player that has played more than anybody else.”

“He’s a high-energy player.”  “You see the same sort of the thing from him week-in, week-out.”

Nolan’s played a total of 46 times this season with 45 start for the Magpies,  and we think he will be a great Newcastle captain next season.

Kevin demonstrates both on and off the field, what it means to be a Newcastle United player, and he’s a terrific example to our many younger players, not to even mention he’s played very very well this season.

Nicky Butt will very likely be leaving the club in the summer, and we think Alan Smith will have trouble getting into the starting line-up too many times next season to be the captain.

And Kevin also seems to be able to keep free of injury, which is another good reason he would  be a great captain for Newcastle in the Premiership.

Kevin has already been captain at his previous club, Bolton Wanderers, and he seems to us a born leader.

Comments welcome.


8 comments so far

  • Edd Case

    Apr 19, 2010 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #1

    Certainly a better captain than Taylor would be, and I can’t see Smith being there next season.

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  • Captain Beefheart

    Apr 19, 2010 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #2

    Is this because we have a recent history of captains being bench warmers? Give it to Colo, the man has class and guile aplenty.

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 19, 2010 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #3

    Only man for the job, just leaving for the game. Howay the lads!!! NOLAN

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  • Robby Bobson

    Apr 19, 2010 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #4

    Nolan would be my choice. I think he will be vital next season in away games as I can see hughton playing the same system of Nolan off Carroll and packing the midfiled away from St James.

    Im excited. I really want to see Jonas and Enrique against premiership right sides as they have been exceptional this season. And Caroll as well, Morgan is crap but he is just a thug and if Carroll has Morgan cheating and looking like a lost child against him he should take the prem by storm.

    Terry against Carroll…i like the sound of that. I have never seen anyone annoy Terry and get him frustrated as much as the great Sibiserski did and Carrolls a bigger nuisance.

    My prediction is 15th next season :P.

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  • Aza9

    Apr 19, 2010 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #5

    Lads, was contemplating having to sell my toon tickets for saturday because of the flight chaos, thank God they are back on from tomorrow!!

    I’d be happy for big Kev to take the armband next season. The players respect him, he gives 100% and scores important goals. 3-0 tonight

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  • Dukis22lt

    Apr 19, 2010 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #6

    captain breefheart- i dont think that Colo could be our captain next season knowing that he doesnt speak much english, i agree with the lads that Nolan is the best choice, hes been there, done that with bolton.

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Apr 19, 2010 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #7

    Kev is the obvious choice, Dukis22lt is right about colo, i think colo could be a great skipper but the language barrier would make it tough. Kev is the only choice with maybe the great dane as vice captain..just a thought..

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Apr 19, 2010 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #8

    My reasons for the great dane being vice captain(cuz i know everybody will want me to explain myself) is because he is a seasoned veteran who leads from the front. Maybe not alot with words but surely with his actions. At times last year it seemed he was the only player fighting. He saved our bacon quite a few times and had the army singing his praises. That’s my reasons. But with Kev as captain i don’t expect the great dane to have to sport the armband much…

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