Kevin Nolan – Hat Trick Will Live With Me Forever

Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan scored a hat-trick in the Magpies 5-1 humiliation of local rivals Sunderland today at St. James’ Park, and Kevin was the captain supreme in this fine Newcastle United display this afternoon.

Kevin Nolan – after first goal – he’s on the bottom somewhere

Kevin scored the first two goals after 26 minutes and 34 minutes, and Shola scored a third from a penalty just before half time to put the Magpies 3-0 up.

Former Newcastle player Titus Bramble was then sent off after 52 minutes for bringing down Andy Carroll when he was clean through and two more goals for Shola and Nolan put Newcatsle 5-0 up before Bent got a consultation goal for the Black Cats on 90 minutes.

Kevin Nolan told Sky Sports after the game:

“Obviously it’s fantastic,” “We knew it would be tough – and I think it was, I think we got lucky with a couple of the goals.”

“We’re delighted, we’ve worked so hard this week and it’s paid off today.”

“It’s unbelievable. I made my debut against  Sunderland and to score a hat-trick will live with me forever.”

And Kevin had a few words to say about his manager Chris Hughton, who has taken some unfair criticism these last couple of weeks, as the gossip press seems intent on trying to bring some instability to the Tyneside club by suggesting Chris is close to getting the sack.

Chris Hughton – enjoying himself this afternoon

Kevin continued and talked about his boss:

“I’m delighted for the fans and delighted for Chris after what he was put through this week.”

Good words from Kevin and an excellent display in a game this afternoon that really mattered,  for both the Newcastle club and the faithful Newcastle fans.


58 comments so far

  • Spuggy

    Oct 31, 2010 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #1

    No more Nolan doubters please, he may not be the fastest but he’s quick in the brain, and experienced.

    Ok for teams with pacey defenders we may need a little extra up front, but he’s been excellent in the ACM role.

    Most of our performances have been excellent this season, we just havent always had the luck. I would probably say Stoke and Arsenal were our only poor performances and you can discount Arsenal as quite a few second string players were used.

    Barton is looking good on the wing too, quality balls in we’ve been missing.

    Good signs….!

  • Solaidback

    Oct 31, 2010 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #2

    I have to hold my hand up & congrats Shola for his brace today, I’m one of his biggest doubters but today he proved he’s got what it takes to do the job, I just hope he doesn’t now prove me wrong & carries on in this style for the rest of the season, as him & Carroll up front, drove the defenders back, making space for Nolan… Shame Carroll wasn’t able to convert some of his attempts & put us 8-0 up… LOL

    Well done to the team, to CH for his selections & for the fans who turned up in the thousands to back the TOON to a fantastic, historic win over the Muckems…. HWTL… 🙂

  • BengGaBoy

    Oct 31, 2010 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #3

    Overall a good performance from Newcastle players.

    However, the last goal scored by Sunderland was sloppy defence from Newcastle. If we only having a goal margin, that would be suicidal to let in such a goal.

    Gutierrez seems to have a quiet game other than winning a penalty. Barton at times started to drift towards the middle (pls dun be like Wayne).

    Let’s cross our fingers that the lads can continue the home form for the next upcoming game(s).

  • CT

    Oct 31, 2010 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #4

    Anyone still think wer`e a better team without big Kev, don`t know jack about football!!

  • munch27

    Oct 31, 2010 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #5

    Daffy oh Daffy where for art thou Daffy . Stupid Mackem said he’d be on whatever the score , LMFAO dirty unwashed .

  • chuck

    Oct 31, 2010 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #6

    Though the stream on which i watched was`nt the best, happy to have seen most of the game.
    Seems our midfield, totally dominated, while the twin towers up front caused havoc with the S`land defense.
    Joey was everywhere both defensively and on the attack and improves with every game, while Tiote is becoming a solid DM .
    The pair Jonas and El Toro, have a great understanding and compliment one another going both ways.
    Nolan has proved his detractors wrong
    ( overweight , no pace) coulda had four to- day.
    Could still use a quality winger on the right, same for the RB position and a CD, which could be Taylor, never mind the bull***t give both Taylor and Hughton contracts, before we regret it.
    This win will give the side a new confidence and who knows where we will end up, dont mess it up Ashley by making any dumb decisions you may regret !

  • daffy

    Oct 31, 2010 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #7

    Munch 27, if you check the last storey i come on asap , im not gonna hide from this hiding , which to be fair is what it was , im hurting big style but this is part 1 , i know im gonna get some stick ! + we deserve it , but i will say this , i watched the game in my local club in Stanley , 80% Nufc 20 % Safc , & shook hands with with the enemy after the match. I just wonder if the roles were reversed how many of yous would do the same? None i think. Never mind i still think well finish above yous & beat you at the S.O.L but prob not by the same margin.

  • davis_toons

    Oct 31, 2010 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #8

    2nd Place Arsenal is Next…

  • petey

    Oct 31, 2010 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #9

    Some good things have come to be known after this game

    1) Nolan is much better when he isnt playing closer to carroll like at the start of the season. Class performance today. Brilliant captain.

    2) Perch wont be getting any more games

    3) Carroll can run! provided 2 assists today and was involved in so much of the build up. A*

    4) Ameobi will always score us goals.

    5) Barton should be called up to the england squad.

    6) Imagine if we had ben arfa playing!

    Bring on Arsenal, revenge is ours for the taking now !

  • cupiddstunt

    Oct 31, 2010 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #10

    Right on Spug it’s about time the bellends gave their keyboards a rest, Nolan is a quality player and always has been.

    Nice to put up a hand and admit when your wrong solaidback,

    I think Sholas only real problem is he looks ungainly and slow when in fact he is a pretty decent forward who give a big shift every time he takes to the park and has a pretty good goals to games ratio if you take into consideration that a lot of his appearances are as a sub and not full 90 mins.

  • Thump

    Oct 31, 2010 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #11

    Glad to see I was so wrong about today. The lads really showed their class and we dominated from start to finish. What a game to watch.

    Joey was unlucky not to score but to be fair, whoever got in front of the ball knocked it perfectly for their keeper to get a hand to it.

    We knocked the ball about beautifully, Jonas showed he could pass rather than take it in for the cross or shot and in all honestly we showed Sunderland that we were back – and that’s the important thing. Beautiful passing play, beautiful builds, great attempts – never been happier to see the lads play football.

    Honestly chuffed to bits 😀

  • Thump

    Oct 31, 2010 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #12

    Also did anybody notice how lively Ranger was? Definitely one to keep hold of – can’t wait to see the lad with a bit of experience under his belt!

  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 31, 2010 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #13

    Pity that the table doesn’t go from goal difference. We would now be in 4th place. If Chris can install into the players that every game is a derby, I don’t see why we can’t be in Europe next year. Yeah Ok, I’m going over the top. I’m just disillusioned Geordie.

  • petey

    Oct 31, 2010 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #14

    After it was 5-0 it would have been good to see some subs, thats my only complaint. Giving Ranger some more time and perhaps even Getting Lovenkrands on. Ryan Taylor even!

  • balubas1

    Oct 31, 2010 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #15

    Guys.. Jonas may not be the best in delivering an end-product in form of shots and crosses, but the instability he creates in opposition teams by his dribbling and running has high value for the team. His play creates instability and gives the rest of our players time to get forward in to position without us loosing the ball.

    Ever noticed he hardly looses the ball? He either gets forward or gets a freekick.

    I’m not doubting your football knowledge, but I just want to point this out to the critics of him here.. shut it please 😉

  • Hugh Jorgan

    Oct 31, 2010 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #16

    Daffy you are a fool

  • daffy

    Oct 31, 2010 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #17

    Hugh – In respect of?

  • Hugh Jorgan

    Oct 31, 2010 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #18

    Daffy you are probably depriving a village of an idiot !

  • petey

    Oct 31, 2010 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #19

    i just love the way jonas runs, he puts so much weight into it, he sort of lurches his whole body forwards.

    Almost looks as though he is about to fall down all the time but he stays up and as you said keeps the ball! Important player and full Argentina international do not forget.

    The way him and enrique have such a great understanding we can not do without.

  • pearceet

    Oct 31, 2010 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #20



    That is all

  • daffy

    Oct 31, 2010 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #21

    Hugh – my comments are based on football , + i dont hide from a stuffing from a team i hate but i will always stand to criticism even on a hideing + the better team won , so whats your point ? I said i would be here after the game, & here i am.

  • toonster88

    Oct 31, 2010 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #22

    its just ones of those days that just started perfect and ended perfect.we shudnt be too concerned about a “daffy” or anyone.we won today.lets enjoy the moment.Arsenals next.and you cant spell arsenal without A…R…S…E…

  • JP...from The Rock

    Oct 31, 2010 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #23

    Why not Nolan and Barton for the England squad????

  • shearer4pm

    Oct 31, 2010 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #24

    i know the real difference. super kevin nolan got so pumped up after that scooter race with tubes on soccer am, he just had it in him. thanks again tubes ha

  • Hugh Jorgan

    Oct 31, 2010 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #25

    Shhhhh !!!
    Trick or treat
    Lock your doors,
    maybe it’s daffy coming

  • daffy

    Oct 31, 2010 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #26

    Diff is ive got the balls to turn up after humiliation on derby day , none of yous would , what goes round comes round , like i said we were shit today but we will still finish above yous & beat ya at the Stadium of Light . but the good news is i dont think youll be relegated.

  • Rowan Milsted

    Oct 31, 2010 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #27

    What a fantastic win, we deserved it and completely outplayed them. I’d be more than happy with this result after any game, but against the scum this is all the more sweet.

    Daffy- we had some crossed words before, mainly because I thought you were on here as a wind up and should, out of respect, naff off.

    I still don’t fully understand why you’re here, but as you are, fair play for being so honest after the game. You must be gutted – and rightly so as we absolutely demolished you – but you have shown intergrity in defeat, which I respect.

    Let’s hope this will start a resurgence at home with such a great win. I wish I’d sky +ed it to watch over and over. A great day for the Toon that I will never forget.


  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 31, 2010 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #28

    So lasses be careful doon toon at the big market. bound to be a couple of scum in black and white shirts trying to do a Bramble. You know the accent.

  • pearceet

    Oct 31, 2010 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #29

    match ratings

    Anyone disagree to these ratings? I know some people would have given all the lads 10!

  • petey

    Oct 31, 2010 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #30

    @ JP…from The Rock // Oct 31, 2010 at 6:48 PM

    It’s not very often a player scores 3 goals but (and this is only my opinion) doesnt deserve man of the match.

    No doubt Nolan is a quality player and no-one would be better to be captaining our squad right now

    Just somehow i dont see him getting called into the England squad.
    I do hope he prooves me wrong though.

  • SGToon

    Oct 31, 2010 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #31

    Brilliant performance today ! the first hr + of football was just scintillating.

    Felt the same way when we had 6 against villa, however, we need to find a way maintain our consistency and we should do well for this season – keeping in mind our goals this season (to stay in the prem)

    daffy, if what you say is true, good on you. The fact is I would rather have both of us in the prem and fight it out rather than not. Local derbies are just different, especially in this part of the world. (IMO 5-1 against you lot (with shambles sent off) is just different to 6-0 against villa).

  • stuart no9

    Oct 31, 2010 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #32

    petey, balubas1,
    totally agree, jonas final ball in the box is not his strong point , but with a bit more practice in that area, together with his breathtaking runs, and the fact that you can count on onehand the number of times he wastes a ball in a game we have one of the best wingers in yhe country, zidane was renowned for his breathtaking skill in tight areas, never wasting a ball , and his vision, not that i am saying jonas is up there on his level but he does possess those same qualities if only he could find that final ball we have a real world class player , who can get better

  • daffy

    Oct 31, 2010 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #33

    He dosent deserve to be even considered until he changes that ridiculous chicken dance , even crouch was more inventive than that FFS?

  • William

    Oct 31, 2010 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #34

    @ petey // Oct 31, 2010 at 7:06 PM

    I’ve seen Barry playing but that lad has never impressed me Nolan has…….

  • tom tomb

    Oct 31, 2010 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #35


    Well done lads got off me sick bed to lowp about like a crazy man! Absolutely brilliant -revel in it lads and lasses!!
    Barton was amazing and Nolan and Carroll too, but another mention for Shola who it looks like the penny has dropped at last.
    Hughton has to take credit it for bringing the best out of Shola and others.
    Also the fans as they now don’t pick on players and their confidence doesn’t suffer as a consequence.
    Never thought I’d say this but relegation was the best thing that could have happened to us!

  • William

    Oct 31, 2010 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #36

    Plus something is wrong with the England manager he never gets the team selection right.Big Andy has been a good player for the last months and he goes ahead and selects Crouch……Fck him..

  • daffy

    Oct 31, 2010 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #37

    Ok guys your moment , gutted & feel like shit , think theres a bottle of wine with my name on it to dull the pain till tmro , but just remember you have to come to us yet .

  • William

    Oct 31, 2010 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #38

    @ daffy

    sorry man just go and rest……

  • William

    Oct 31, 2010 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #39

    we have Arsenal coming up next Sunday….

  • CT

    Oct 31, 2010 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #40

    DAFFY, in case you forgot to turn your clock back last nite, the time is 5 past mackems LOL, HWTL!!!


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