High Expectations For Kevin Nolan Next Season

All the Newcastle players, who have already played in the Premier League, are certainly looking forward to their return to the big time next season.

Kevin Nolan – will be OK next season

And Newcastle boss Chris Hughton has talked in particular about Kevin Nolan, the likely Newcastle captain next season:

“All the players are the same – there’s a genuine excitement to be back in the Premiership,””Kevin’s a big player for us, and he was a big part of what we achieved last season. We’ll need him to be a big player again.”

“It was unfair on Kevin the last time round. He came from Bolton, and he’d just had a small ankle operation. He wasn’t able to play at the level he’s capable of playing at.”

“It was hard for Kevin, but last season we saw regarding fitness and goals,  what he can do.”

Kevin Nolan was simply fantastic for Newcastle last season, and that was both off and on the pitch, and he was one of the main drivers in getting that team spirit back on Tyneside, that he had enjoyed in his years at Bolton Wanderers.

And of course the midfielder scored a massive 18 goals for Newcastle, just a single goal short of Andy Carroll’s 19 goals, which topped the list last season.

If Nolan can be as impressive as he was last season, when he was voted the Championship Player Of  The Season, then we’ll certainly do all right.

Comments welcome.

5 comments so far

  • Doha Mag

    Jul 10, 2010 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #1

    I hope Nolan has another succesful season this season as his goals will be so important in the Premier League…..

    Andy Carroll and Lovenkrands will find it much tougher to score this season so we’ll rely more on goals coming from mid field and defenders.

    We still need another 3 to 4 new players to strengthen the first team, then a mid table finish; say 12th is possible……

  • GeordieGerman

    Jul 10, 2010 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #2

    What Chris is saying is, Nolan is our new captain.

  • Robby Bobson

    Jul 10, 2010 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #3

    There will be people who will say hes slow and fat but hes effective. 17 goals from midfield is a good return.

    Away from home i think he will be vital in the hole behind Carroll. It wasnt just the amount of goals, it was the timing and the goals he scored, most importantly Preston, that made him so vital.

  • GeordieGerman

    Jul 10, 2010 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #4

    Agree Robbie (once again). Can anyone remind me who it was that chased a ball (that was thought to be going out and given up) got it and set a goal up? It was Nolan or am I wrong?

  • cupiddstunt

    Jul 10, 2010 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #5

    What I like about Nolan is he has been scoring his goals as part of the whole attack unlike midfielders such as Lampard who take shots from as much as 30yds out as they just want to score and appear to be less interested in feeding the frontline.

    All that does is cut out the rest of the attack whereas Kevin gets his as just part of the attack by pushing up to mix it up and back up the rest of the forwards.


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