We had read in the People newspaper last Sunday, a report from former Evening Chronicle reporter Alan Oliver, that Sol Campbell would be the new Newcastle captain.
Kevin Nolan – new Newcastle captain?
But since Sol hadn’t even signed for the club and at the time was still on his honeymoon, we thought that was a bit of a stretch – a bridge too far if you like.
And Chris Hughton has quelled the talk about Sol bring captain as he told the Evening Chronicle today:
“I can categorically say that Sol will not be captain.”
I can completely rule that out and there is no truth in the talk that he will skipper this season.”
“That is still to be confirmed.”
We have to believe that Kevin Nolan will be the new captain, and are wondering why it seems to be taking Chris so long to name his captain for a season that will be so crucial to the club.
In our poll for captain last month Kevin was top with 63.5%, Steven Taylor was second with 16.4% and Alan Smith was third with 12.6% – so there was big support for Kevin as captain next season.
We think he’d make a great captain for Newcastle, as he epitomizes the spirit at the club right now.
And he did an excellent job when he was captain of Bolton Wanderers, and was outstanding both on and off the field for Newcastle last season.