Nolan Thinks Sunderland Can Be Turning Point For Newcastle

Kevin Nolan is looking forward to playing on Sunday against Sunderland, the team he made his Newcastle debut against a year last February.

Kevin Nolan – the Newcastle captain

We remember that game well and we thought Kevin showed some leadership before the game even started when he was doing all the talking in the huddle before the game – and it was his first ever appearance for the team. 😀

Well he’s now the official Newcastle captain and we look to Kevin to not only have a good game himself on Sunday, and maybe get in  among the goals, but also to rally the troops,  because we desperately need to win this game.

Nolan told the Evening Chronicle today:

“I made my debut for Newcastle and it was in the Tyne-Wear derby – it was totally unbelievable for me.” “I knew what it was all about straight away.”

“I was on cloud nine to sign for Newcastle and then play a few days later in the big derby which means so much to the Geordie people.”   “I enjoyed that day. Hopefully, on Sunday, I will be really enjoying it again. It will be a good battle.”

Nolan will almost certainly return to the starting line-up against Sunderland, and we think Newcastle will play 4-4-2 with the same team that beat West Ham.

Nolan added:

“We will need 11 captains out there on Sunday.” “I am the club captain, but there are so many big influential players on the day and they can all handle it.”

“They know exactly what is needed.” “Hopefully, this will be a catapult to start off a good home run.”   “As people know, it has not been too good at St James’ Park, but hopefully this can be the turning point.”

Kevin is right, and we’ll need every single player in a Newcastle black and white shirt to play their hearts out for a win on Sunday afternoon.

We just have to break this streak of bad form at home, and who better to do that against then Sunderland?

Howay The Lads!!

12 comments so far

  • sweendog

    Oct 29, 2010 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #1

    I agree .. win on sat. hughton playing the right formation at home .. heres hoping ..

  • Moreno

    Oct 29, 2010 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #2

    ”Nolan Thinks Sunderland Can Be Turning Point For Newcastle”

    Depends which way you’re coming from, if it’s up the A1 the turning point for Newcastle is the A184 then onto the bridge

  • sweendog

    Oct 29, 2010 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #3

    Moreno 🙂

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Oct 29, 2010 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #4

    My Team to face the unwashed…

    *********** Krul
    Simo ** Collo ** Willo ** ElToro

    *********** Tiote
    Barton **** Nolan ****** Jonas

    ******* Carroll * Strolla

    Soderberg, Perch, Rout, Guth, Smith, Ranger, McLoven

  • Jarra

    Oct 29, 2010 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #5

    Another home game where we have to win,problem is thats one home win this season 3 lost and one drawn.
    When in an earlier comment by CH stating we go into every game with the object of winning.
    So whats going wrong is it tactics, or lack of capability of players and manager
    The away form is very positive in three wins a draw and two defeat’s in which we have played well.
    Team spirit looks good so from that I believe the players are behind CH, so the open question is how are the lads going to start winning at home.
    What I do also believe is the pressure to win this weekend at home is high, which could help the dark side if we do not score first or take a considerable time to breakthrough as Steve Bruce’s tactics will be to close shop and frustrate the home support.
    I only hope we have tactics and the skill to breach those tactics, gain a win and then build on that with further positive results at home.
    Your thoughts are appreciated

  • sweendog

    Oct 29, 2010 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #6

    NUFC_Richyg01 .. good positive side there .. yep .. I’d guthrie in the middle and Nolan up front .. but I think you’re selection pips it

  • sweendog

    Oct 29, 2010 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #7

    jarra .. exactly .. hughton is nearly there .. just needs to get us playing more positive at home .. with no perch. . would be good to see steven taylor at RB mind you … that’d be some defence..

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Oct 29, 2010 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #8

    I think Nolan showed against West Ham, he plays far better coming from the middle of the field rather than being sat behind the striker.

  • balubas1

    Oct 29, 2010 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #9

    I don’t think we need to be talking about a “turning point” now.. We will loose more games this season no matter what happens on sunday. If a turning point should be mentioned, it was that we turned 0-1 to 2-1 away against west ham. That showed that we should be better than at least 4-5 teams at the end of the season i.m.o.

  • balubas1

    Oct 29, 2010 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #10

    And it is good to see that some praise is given to Nolan finally.. What a piece of a captain we have! Just look at his confidence and attitude, and he supplies that with goals. What more can u ask of a captain?

  • toonpigeon

    Oct 29, 2010 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #11

    the sunderland game is going to be a tough game for us but i am positive that we will come out with the win.

    Our home form may have something to do with the atmosphere that is lost as soon as the opposition go ahead. This was very true in the Arsenal game, once they had scored the Leazes end became very quiet and the Arsenal fans were much louder than us in that area. The Gallowgate end was still in spirit, chanting and cheering the team on.

    This wasn’t true for all of the game but maybe we need to make sure we fully support the team even if we go a goal down. Our season in the fizzypop league taught us how to comeback if we were a goal down. If we all cheer the team on throughout the whole of the game maybe our home form will turn around.

  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 29, 2010 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #12

    I suppose what will really decide on whether we win or lose is if we get another NUFC hating Ref.


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