Kevin Nolan – We Need The Newcastle Fans This Season


Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan was delighted with the display of the Newcastle team against Aston Villa on Saturday, but he is certainly not getting carried away by the result.

Kevin Nolan – captain pleased with positive effort of players

Kevin told the Evening Chronicle:

“Obviously we have to remember we gave them a sloppy penalty, and they didn’t put it in.” “We punished them for it. It was a bit similar to Monday night.”

“Andy Carroll had that big chance, and didn’t put it away, and Manchester United punished it.” “In the Premier League, those goals give you something to hang on to.”

“I thought we were positive from start to finish, and we worked them really well.” “We stuck together, and got the goals we deserved.” “We created a lot more chances, which was pleasing, but you’re still a bit in a dream world after that.”

And of course as Joey Barton pointed out following the game, one swallow doesn’t make a summer, and Newcastle are still expected to fight against relegation this season.

And indeed the betting people still have Newcastle as one of the favorites to make an instant return to the Championship, but don’t tell that to Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan, who added:

“Everyone’s been saying we’re going to struggle, and I think we’ve proved a lot of people wrong.” “This is our fortress – it was last year – and we’ve spoken a lot about it this year.”

“Hopefully, we can continue that run for as long as possible. That can go a long way to keeping us up.” “I don’t think it’s a message to anybody, because we’ve got nothing to prove to anyone else, but we’ve got a lot to prove to each other and ourselves.”

“We’ve always talked about what we wanted to do, and our aims, and we never got away from that.” “Last year was about getting into this league, and this year is about remaining in this league.”

“We’re not going to get carried away with this result and think we’re going to challenge Man United.” “We’re going to enjoy this fantastic win, but we’ve got games on Wednesday and Saturday.”

“What’s happened is great for the fans – they deserved something like that – and hopefully it’ll bring a few more in.” “They were brilliant for us, and I’m absolutely delighted for them.”

“We’re going to need them this season, and, hopefully, when we do go through a few sticky patches, that’s when they’ll come into their own.” “They were brilliant – they drove the lads along for the second half.”

After the game it was a little disappointing to see that just over 43000 fans had turned up at the game,  and room for 9.000 more in the ground.

But a 6-0 result and the way the lads performed will help to fill the St. James’ Park stadium in future games, and we can only hope the loyal Newcastle fans will back their side big time in this crucial season for the club.

For the first time ina a long time,  the Newcastle club seems settled and stable,  under the astute management of Chris Hughton.

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28 comments so far

  • sirjasontoon

    Aug 24, 2010 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #1

    Kevin just get on with the Job – the fans will always be there-just focus on football not trying to be master of ceremonies.

    Great result at the weekend….what goes around comes around.

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  • hitman

    Aug 24, 2010 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #2

    agree sjt.

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  • toonruz

    Aug 24, 2010 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #3

    agreed to

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 24, 2010 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #4

    WE DONT NEED REMINDING EVERY DAY!!!

    YOU HAVE OUR SUPPORT, YOU DONT NEED TO ASK FOR IT!

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  • sweendog

    Aug 24, 2010 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #5

    yep great result .. but can we do it against a team that put 11 men behind the ball .. thats why we need arfa or somebody like that .. hope we see some progress on an attacking CM/Winger and striker before sat..

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  • slazberger

    Aug 24, 2010 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #6

    NUFC_Richyg01 – unfortunately some fans do need reminding everyday, the ones who seem to have goldfish memories and said CH should be sacked because of his team selection before the villa game and said all our players are crap because we got beat of manu.

    this is not aimed at you but lets face it if we play poorly in the next home game their will be fans kicking off again.

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  • madman67

    Aug 24, 2010 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #7

    morning every1, just a littttle observation, just read a few reports about players bein peed off over the amount of cash bonus there getting for last seasons promotion.
    another indication of fat mans reluctance to put his hand in pocket ? well thats what i reckon, maybe this stand is to try nd pressure fat man into spending sum dosh? what u reckon?
    also what ya reckon the attendence will be against blackpool, more or less than the 43 at villa game ?

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  • sweendog

    Aug 24, 2010 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #8

    madman67 .. dirty paper talk is what I think ..although heard that the next home attendance should be around 50K as they’ve sold loads of season tickets on the back of the 6-0 result

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  • sweendog

    Aug 24, 2010 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #9

    slazberger .. I think fans are a bit more realistic .. survival first then see what happens .. theres only a few fans who hate the 4-5-1 .. but sunday showed that formation is not negative ..

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  • Davies

    Aug 24, 2010 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #10

    Too true Slazburger. There are fickle people out there who will not back the club and bemoan every decision, from Ashley refusing to held to ransome over wages and fees to Hughton’s team selection.

    That said, I’d still like to see Vuckic start to make appearances, even if it’s justfor ten minutes at the end….

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  • slazberger

    Aug 24, 2010 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #11

    madman67 – for all i know this may be right, but its worth noting that this storey was dreamt up by the daily mail so i would advise people to ignore it.

    listening to the players during the last few weeks they certainly don’t seem peed off to me.

    plus this issue people keep brining up that ashley wont put his hand in his pocket. i think he will if full scouting has been done on a player and they are an age where the money can be recouped. i have no problem with this and im happy thinking any players we sign these days was the best possible financially for newcastle both in fee and wages. unlike previously. i agree he made mistakes when he took over but thats in the past.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 24, 2010 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #12

    The papers are just trying to bring the fans back down with a bump, besides, the source on NewsNow is Tribal Football – not the most reputable source!!!

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  • madman67

    Aug 24, 2010 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #13

    i dunno sween there seems to be plenty of s ticks available, u can pick ur seat m8 have a look
    http://www.nufc.talent-sport.co.uk/PagesPublic/ProductBrowse/standAndAreaSelection.aspx?stadium=NS&product=ST2011&campaign=%20%20&type=S
    i reckon less m8

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  • noir9

    Aug 24, 2010 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #14

    @7 – so if you want to believe any a story in the mail thats up to you, before you do though perhaps its worth wondering why it is that the mail seem to be constantly snipping at the club & ashley?…..you don’t think it might have alot to do with the fact that they’re banned from sjp.

    But lets say the story is true, this is a group of very highly paid players wanting a 50% rise in the bonus pot…..they could actually reduce the money chris has to spend rather than increase it.

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  • slazberger

    Aug 24, 2010 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #15

    NUFC_Richyg01 – tribal football are reporting on the story in the daily mail who correct me if im wrong anyone are still banned from st james’ and the training ground, so god knows how they could find this out before anyone else.

    they never have anything positive to say and reported the 6-0 game by asking about bartons celebration. they also complained during last season in an article that they coud’nt report on newcastle doing a leeds because we kept winning our games. can’t stand them myself

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  • slazberger

    Aug 24, 2010 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #16

    your spot on noir9, imo

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  • sweendog

    Aug 24, 2010 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #17

    slazberger .. exactly .. we only seem to get the negative press ..

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  • madman67

    Aug 24, 2010 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #18

    where do u put loverlands, xisco, strolla, best ? looks like xisco is moving into the favoured sub place, or is he just sharing it with strolla? i like loverlands, but not sure if hes an out nd out striker like the others.
    is loverlands still injured? might get a 20 min spell tomoz, maybe.

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  • slazberger

    Aug 24, 2010 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #19

    seems like xisco will be used as left wing cover at the moment, i think best would have been on the bench and coming on if he hadnt been injured, judging by pre-season anyway.

    someone mentioned it yesterday but i think shola is coming on to get him match sharp as he is the obvious replacement in carroll gets injured

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  • G

    Aug 24, 2010 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #20

    I would put a team of bairns out tomoz frankly. Stuff the cups, lets just concentrate on Prem survival.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 24, 2010 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #21

    Any Transfer updates today??

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  • madman67

    Aug 24, 2010 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #22

    we get bad press as well as praise coz we sell papers…lol look at us 😉 on this nd the other toon blog, we r a big club. theres that o wilde quote about it being better to be talked about, than not being talked about at all 🙂
    must admit i was a little wary of perch nd williamson playin in epl, (im a routeledge fan after watchin him a good few times last yr) but have been v impressed so far. in fact the back 4 have without doubt hugely improved under CH’s spell as boss.

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  • slazberger

    Aug 24, 2010 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #23

    agree G but would also like to see sol get a run out along with xisco just to get a bit of match sharpness. other than that im happy for ranger, vuckic, kadar etc. play in the cups

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  • madman67

    Aug 24, 2010 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #24

    u swerved the Q like a rubberman slaz 😉 if we keep a 4 man mid f, who’ll play with AC ? u cant drop nolan with his games so far, he could drop into midf tho if u wanted loverl or xisco up there, interesting problem really eh ?

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  • madman67

    Aug 24, 2010 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #25

    well i would go for mix tomoz, think he will start with most of team, but reckon kadar, vuckic, xisco, ranger will get a good run out. but a winnin team is a happy team nd so u wanna play in every gasme. carroll will be chomping at the bit to start nd grab more glory. reckon nolan nd smith nd maybe harper nd jonas are most likely to be rested, imo.

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  • slazberger

    Aug 24, 2010 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #26

    how did i swerve the question? why would you change the formation we have now. like i said shola and xisco are both being used as subs but in completely different positions shola in case carroll gets injured he will be ready. and xisco for jonas for the same reason

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  • sweendog

    Aug 24, 2010 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #27

    NUFC_Richyg01 .. arfa to the toon 🙂

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  • dave 1961

    Aug 24, 2010 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #28

    8,782 tickets unsold for the Blackpool game

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