One reason we would love to see Kevin Nolan as the new Newcastle captain is that he comes out and tells the truth about things – something very rare these days with the very spoiled professional football players.
Kevin Nolan – what a goal that was at St. James’ Park!
For example we have yet to hear from one England player about their pathetic displays in South Africa – and rather blame their manager – for everything – it would be nice for them to take some responsibility for the fact they were just hopeless. It’s not the fault completely of the Italian manage – although he has become too easy a target.
Kevin was reacting to criticism yesterday of the game against Carlisle United – we won 3-0 but there are still those negative people (they’ll never ever change – believe me) – who said it just wasn’t good enough.
Give us a break – please – but even better this is what Kevin said about those negative comments:
“I’m sick of hearing ex-professionals coming on and saying that we’re not good enough,” “They were a bunch of nobodies when they first went into the Premier League, and they made names for themselves.”
“We have a squad here that have probably had more Premier games than a lot of those had at that time. We’re confident that once we get in there and mix it up with the other teams, we’re a lot better than a lot of them around us.”
‘‘Last year, people didn’t know who was staying and who was going, we didn’t know who the manager was going to be and people were predicting we would go straight back down again.”
“This year is more stable, but no matter what this club does, there’s a lot of people wanting to put it down.”
Great words from Kevin – and good for him – he’s showing a bit of good leadership there.
Kevin Nolan epitomizes the new spirit that is Newcastle United, and we have to expect another stellar season from this lad, who was monumental for Newcastle last year, when he scored an amazing 18 goals – and from midfield.
And the easiest thing in the world, as we all know, is to be destructive and negative – it’s so easy we nearly all do it.
But it’s much harder, and takes a lot more effort and ability to be upbeat and positive, and to make a difference for the better – especially at Newcastle, where those moaners always lie in wait for a poor performance- or anything else they can adversely criticize.
They must have been frustrated last season, since the ads were simply brilliant – and certainly were so much better than we had expected.
But good for them – we were wrong and the lads were simply magnificent.
Sorry to be so positive on an early Monday morning, but I’ve already had 3 coffees in the KFC (Free wireless network available) in KFC, down in the Plymouth City center, and feeling just a wee bit up-beat this morning.
As I said I do apologize for this.
But we have to agree 100% with Kevin’s statement, and good for him.
Comments always welcome – positive comments particularly welcome for this article. 😀
Written from Plymouth, England.