Kevin Nolan Remembers Brilliant Win At Old Trafford


Kevin Nolan has nice memories of having won at Old Trafford and not only that but he scored one of the goals when Bolton beat Manchester United 2-1 in 2001.

Kevin Nolan – has won at Old Trafford before

And Kevin was only 19 at the time, and his goal just stunned the Red Devils, and we have to hope he can stun them again on Monday night.

Kevin told the Evening Chronicle today:

“To beat Man United was brilliant.” “In my first two seasons in the Premier League, I managed to score at Old Trafford, and we won both games.” “Hopefully, It’ll happen again. The 2-1 was brilliant.” “We were 1-0 down from an amazing Juan Sebastien Veron free-kick, then I put in a volley.”

“It was 1-1 for most of the game, and we hung in there and hung in there, and we just got a breakaway and Michael Ricketts put it in there.” “It was a fantastic finish – it was just brilliant.”  “The second time, I just remember David Beckham taking a touch, and I took it off him.” “It went under Fabien Barthez, and it was brilliant.”

“It was an absolutely great feeling.” “At that time, I was 19 and 20, and I had a bit of a thing for Man United when I was younger.”  “I used to think they were brilliant, even though I’m a Scouser! I really enjoyed it.” “Hopefully, it’ll be the same again, and it’ll be a good start for us.”

“It’ll be tough. Hopefully, we can stick together and make sure we get a result.”

Well there’s a lot of brilliants in there from Kevin, and indeed it will be brilliant if the lads can pull off a win on Monday night – and if we can do that – look for a sell-out crowd against Aston Villa the following weekend – 52,300.

Joey talked yesterday about looking forward to the Old Trafford game and today it’s Kevin’s  turn, as he continued:

“I’m looking forward to it.” “This is what we wanted last season, this is what we talked about, and this is what the fans wanted.”

“We wanted to be back in the big time, and we are now.” “We’ve got to make sure we prove we belong there.”

“That’s what this group of lads, and hopefully a couple of new faces, have got to do.”

We seem to have a number of players coming good in pre-season in central midfield,  and in particular Kevin and Joey Barton have looked impressive.

And they will have to both be on their top form if they are going to hold their own against the might of  Manchester United next Monday night, but with this Newcastle team – anything is possible.

They showed that last season, when in early August, all the world and their mothers seemed to be against them.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.


87 comments so far

  • Thump

    Aug 11, 2010 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #1

    I’d be happy walking away with a point, if I’m honest!

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  • FalseFlag

    Aug 11, 2010 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #2

    be happy with a point at old trafford.
    carnt believe we wernt in for be arfa,would of been a cracking signing

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  • WesJameson

    Aug 11, 2010 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #3

    Agreed Thump, if im honest, Newcastle UTD have done it to me again this season * SO FAR*
    I began the season with so much hope, and yet again im *SO FAR* greatly dissapointed with the transfer activity…FFS Lads, as it stands we might be in for a mighty slog this season

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  • WesJameson

    Aug 11, 2010 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #4

    although I do think that Big Sol is a cracking signing

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  • Mike Ashleys Loin Cloth

    Aug 11, 2010 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #5

    Anyway regarding the Ben Arfa saga, does anyone know what on Earth has happened here?

    Because it seems realy strange for CH to come out and say we have had no direct contact with Marseille after there presedent has claimed we were in talks and his agent said they were at a “critical stage”, the player himself confirmed it on video aswell!

    Realy strange, but either Chris is playing things down or Marseille have been trying to use us as bait.

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  • jackdnufc

    Aug 11, 2010 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #6

    MALC- I think it’s a bit of both.

    CH is keeping his cards v. close to his chest and OM are determined to gain a large fee now rather than later. I’m sure we are still the front runners for him but it may be a while before it is resolved.

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  • jackdnufc

    Aug 11, 2010 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #7

    Plus while the player is away with his national squad it’s going to be slow untill Friday IMO.

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  • JerseyGeordie

    Aug 11, 2010 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #8

    brilliant!

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  • Stardust

    Aug 11, 2010 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #9

    Malc

    CH will be telling the truth and masking his intentions. If negotiations with OM are ongoing the club can talk to BAs agent but not BA.

    He can obviously talk to OM about the deal too.

    Therefore there has been no direct contact “with the player himself as OM are playing hardball” – so it probably means they have not speaking to BA directly – but his agent will have given all the encouragement needed to let us know the deal should be pursued IF OM agree.

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  • Mike Ashleys Loin Cloth

    Aug 11, 2010 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #10

    Yeah, Hughton does like to play things down as we’ve seen in the past.

    Remember Sol?

    “I think people have picked up on my relationship with Sol and him being available and come up with that one.

    “He is a good player but at the moment there’s nothing to say on it. There hasn’t been any progress.”

    A week later he was signed.

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  • Mike Ashleys Loin Cloth

    Aug 11, 2010 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #11

    I want to change my name anyway anyone know how you do it?

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  • toonpigeon

    Aug 11, 2010 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #12

    It seems to be dragging on for a while but Hughton never likes to comment on transfers. A week before Gosling signed he was asked to comment on it and he said that there had been no contact and he couldn’t comment on the matter. Hope he gets a few more players before the end of the window as a lot of teams seem to be doing deals at the moment.

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  • ashleys wallets cobwebs

    Aug 11, 2010 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #13

    they can do all the talking they want , but it aint going to make them any better as players and at the end of the day at old trafford talent , strength and speed will win the day , and we are lacking in all 3

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  • ashleys wallets cobwebs

    Aug 11, 2010 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #14

    we have the 2nd worst squad in the league at the minute imo

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  • ashleys wallets cobwebs

    Aug 11, 2010 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #15

    stoke signed jones from the scum for 8 million , wouldnt pay half that for him myself

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  • Oba

    Aug 11, 2010 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #16

    been robbed there, stoke have.

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  • ashleys wallets cobwebs

    Aug 11, 2010 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #17

    what i think will kill us will be the lack of pace in the team / squad , there is no substitute for pace

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  • toonpigeon

    Aug 11, 2010 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #18

    Makes sense for stoke to get him as they have been lacking in terms of goals and they have just bought a striker who can deliver in the premier league. Something that i think we need to find to help us through this season

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  • Mike Ashleys Loin Cloth

    Aug 11, 2010 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #19

    There is pace AWC, it’s just accompanied by no tallent, aka Routlege.

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  • Mike Ashleys Loin Cloth

    Aug 11, 2010 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #20

    and toonpigeon, he’s tall and a decent presence in the air. He’s perfect for Stoke (or should I say Delap)

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  • ashleys wallets cobwebs

    Aug 11, 2010 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #21

    there is some pace , but no where near enough , 3 possibly 4 players with pace out of 20 is not anywhere near good enough , as for jones , whats he proven at ? never scored over 7 or 8 in a season has he ?

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  • toonpigeon

    Aug 11, 2010 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #22

    I forgot about that Mike Ashleys Loin Cloth. I think when Stoke came up they didn’t sign many players but made sure that they had a strong defence and midfield so that they were very tough to beat. Maybe we go along that route, we make it hard for teams to play us when we are at home.

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  • ashleys wallets cobwebs

    Aug 11, 2010 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #23

    far to many cart horses and they will get found out for it , speed is every thing , you can get the best defenders in the world and they can be killed by one ball over the top or down the flank if you have enough pace to exploit it

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  • toonpigeon

    Aug 11, 2010 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #24

    Scored 7, 10 and 9 goals whilst he has been at sunderland for the last three seasons.

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  • a.l 9

    Aug 11, 2010 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #25

    sussed how to change my name, nice one.

    And AWC I agree speed can be a major contribution, but I disagree it’s everything. A team who are disiplend well, have good posisonal sense and can pass a ball will demolish a side who rely solely on the pace of there forwards.

    If you have pace and skill however then thats a differant matter.

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  • a.l 9

    Aug 11, 2010 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #26

    Aye pigeron, his record is piss poor to be honest, Sunderland have made a killing selling him for 8 mill.

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  • ashleys wallets cobwebs

    Aug 11, 2010 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #27

    a.l9
    when i said everything i was meaning to exagerate how little we had , it is vitally important , but i dont mean a team full of walcotts , i mean look at the best teams for every player without decent turn of foot they have two with pace , ie barca , man u , chelsea , even if you look at teams like stoke big strong fast players ( although i prefer looking at barca than stoke , but im sure you get my point )

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  • baro

    Aug 11, 2010 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #28

    Our Faroe Island youngster just scored for Faroe Islands first team. 🙂 Great prospect. Joan Edmunsson.

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  • a.l 9

    Aug 11, 2010 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #29

    who they playing Baro?

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  • jackdnufc

    Aug 11, 2010 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #30

    Estonia a.l 9

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  • a.l 9

    Aug 11, 2010 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #31

    cheers

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 11, 2010 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #32

    get a horrible feeling it will be Jason Roberts or harewood as Best’s cover and neither could lace rangers boots.

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  • baro

    Aug 11, 2010 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #33

    Harewood signs with Blackpool

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  • baro

    Aug 11, 2010 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #34

    Faroe Islands are playing Estonia right now.

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  • baro

    Aug 11, 2010 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #35
  • havoc23

    Aug 11, 2010 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #36

    Newcastle are in trouble every team in the bottom half are spending and preparing their squad for the long season ahead. We have made no differance to our squad the same Championship Team we will be playing the 14th aug we are going to get battered against Man utd. Ashley gamble is going to get us relegated every team is in debt Man Utd Liverpool Arsnal Chelsea, do they stop bringing in players of quality. the Rangers game was my eye opener we had no attack, midfield static, forwards emoble, no supply to strikers, defence with perch in risky he has alot to learn. Playing 4.4.1 with no natural wingers and no attacking central midfielder or defensive midfilder lack of PACE. Rangers would be in the prems bottom half and we lost to them friendly or not the signs are not good. Dont get me wrong I love newcastle but I dont love the policy ashley is using . To see Stoke Sunderland and others spend an amount on one player and we are moaning about a loan fee for Ben Arfa we have become a Joke. Didnt Ashley make aprofit this year. CH is a good manager but has no chance with the pennies he is getting we may lose him to some team who has more ambition than Ashley.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 11, 2010 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #37

    Jason roberts it is then !

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  • baro

    Aug 11, 2010 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #38

    http://www.espn.co.uk/football/sport/story/38820.html?CMP=OTC-RSS

    Bellamy and Ireland is just perfect for our squad.

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  • noir9

    Aug 11, 2010 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #39

    Ashleys thing – So how much pace do brum, wolves, stoke, fulham, blackburn or the mackems for that matter have? Eh…not alot I’d say or have bowyer & carr located the fountain of youth?

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  • ashleys wallets cobwebs

    Aug 11, 2010 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #40

    england team is more or less what i would of picked for the world cup , shame it took the shambles in south africa for cappello to give it a chance

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