We always knew that Kevin Nolan would become a great Newcastle captain, and today he’s said something that we wish had been able to say eralier, but he got the jump on us.
Kevin Nolan – he’s the one on the bottom
It was that stupid Daily Mail report two weeks yesterday, that started all the hullabaloo about Chris Hughton’s job being under pressure, and Kevin today has come out strongly in condemnation of the media scrutiny- and that report is really what started it all off.
There have been other reports since then, like the one in the Daily Star saying that if Newcastle wanted mediocrity then Chris Hughton would be their perfect manager – you know – smart ass stuff like that.
Funny that we didn’t hear much from those guys after Hughton’s match plan just completely demoralized Sunderland last Sunday, in one of Newcastle’s biggest wins ever against the old foe.
This is Kevin’s blast against some of the gossip media, and he’s even able to say it with 52 less swear words than Joe Kinnear used in that famous tirade, shortly after he had taken over as Newcastle manager – or was that 53 swear words?
That was when Joe realized the press was writing stupid stuff about him, and Simon Bird had harshly criticized Joe for giving all the players one day off, as we recall – and he just unloaded on Simon in particular.
Chris told BBC Newcastle today:
“It’s only three points, we’ve got to make sure we get ready now for Arsenal,” “We can enjoy the next 24 hours, but from Tuesday – it’s Arsenal.”
“You see how much it means for the lads to do it for him, the victory was for him,” “It shut a few stupid people up who were writing stupid stuff about him.”
One of the strongest things about our current squad is they have been well coached by Chris to keep their feet firmly on the ground, whatever the result – good or bad.
And Chris will now prepare them fully for the very difficult game at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon, which we’re not expecting to get much out of, in terms of points.
But what we do want to see is good strong courageous performance from the lads, and we’re pretty sure we’ll get that in London.