Newcastle’s new captain Kevin Nolan has come out today and said he doesn’t think Rooney is very tough, even given his mean and moody demeanor that he’s displayed, since he returned from having another dreadful World Cup for England in South Africa this summer.
Wayne Rooney – Scouser not really tough
The Newcastle captain talked to the The Sun today, and tried to explain some of the philosophy of Scousers:
“It’s a Scouse thing where we act all hard, but we’re not really. We just get frustrated.” “Ever since I was young I’ve always wanted to be a winner, no matter what.”
“One day you’re in a mood and just kicking off and arguing with everyone and, the next day, you’re loving every minute of it.”
Well those words could be taken out of context and upset lots of Liverpool people, but Kevin is coming from a good place, as he tries to explain the character of Liverpudlians – but he may have failed miserably. 😀
Nolan deserves to be Newcastle’s new captain and he epitomizes the new spirit and fight that now exists at the Newcastle clob, since most of those with feint hearts were sent packing last summer, and we’ve hardly missed any of them.
But Kevin also realizes the threat posed by Wayne Rooney, who even after his failings at the World Cup is still a very gifted player, there’s no doubt about that.
“The lad has got something special so I can’t understand why people knock him.” “I am just full of admiration for what Wayne has done.”
“Being a Liverpool lad, it’s great to see.””Rooney will be a big threat against us because he’s United’s main man – but you can’t forget their other 10 players as they’re all top internationals.”
It may well be that Wayne will come back big time tonight, since he’s really short of goals since he returned last March, and the 24 year-old has hardly looked like the Wayne Rooney of old.
But we hope he doesn’t break out of his mediocre form tonight – and maybe Newcastle will be able to get a shock result – which would mean getting anything at all out of this game.