Kevin Nolan was interviewed on Sky Sports News after the game last night, and said that’s 9 wins on the trot for Newcastle.
Kevin Nolan – the face of the new Newcastle
Well, it could end up 9 wins on the trot, but right now we have 7 wins on the trot, since we drew 2-2 at Bristol City and came back from being 2-0 down at half time.
Maybe that’s what got Kevin confused, or maybe he had already downed his first bottle of champagne. 😀
That was a wake up call at Bristol, and as usual this season, Newcastle have responded to the challenge.
This is what Kevin told Sky Sports News:
“That’s what we wanted,” “As soon as we got the promotion that’s exactly what we wanted. We haven’t eased up.”
“It’s going to sink in next week but massive credit must go to all the lads and the staff for the effort they put in.”
“We wanted to win the game. That’s nine on the spin now.” “We said we didn’t want to blow up after the Forest game and we’ve got a few little records to break now.”
“We’re going up as champions, it’s fantastic. I’m absolutely delighted.”
Newcastle are unbeaten at St James’ Park this season, and if they avoid defeat against Ipswich on Saturday they will have an unbeaten season, another record – last achieved in the 1906-1907 season.
And if they win their last 2 games will have a 9 game winning streak to finish the season, and in fact since the 3-0 Derby defeat, they will have won 14 of 17 games with the other 3 being drawn.
That’s 45 points from 17 games and a possible 51 points – and some brilliant way to end a season.
But Nolan also said they wanted to beat the Kevin Keegan winning season of 1992-1993 and they’ve already beaten that points total of 96.
“We are going to party,”“We’re definitely going to enjoy this but we’re not going to take Saturday lightly.”
“We’ve got a fantastic home record and we’ve got to make sure we keep that intact.”
” You know what Chris Hughton is like, he will make sure he’s on top of us after our success.”
Keeping up their professionalism since they were promoted 2 weeks ago is testament to the professionalism of this set of lads, and it must auger well for next season.
Chris Hughton has respected every side in the Championship this season, and no side has been under-rated.
And that will no doubt continue next season in the Premiership, and hopefully we’ll be able to be in each and every game with a chance to pick up points.
Here’s hoping anyway – but we cannot wait for August to arrive.