It Shut Up A Few Stupid People Who Were Writing Stupid Stuff

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.

Comments welcome.

21 comments so far

  • GeordieGerman

    Nov 2, 2010 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #1

    It would have made a much better read if JFK had said it though. 🙂

  • GeordieGerman

    Nov 2, 2010 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #2

    “Chris told BBC Newcastle today”: Bit confused Ed. Chris or Kev?

  • derekm

    Nov 2, 2010 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #3

    It’s a free country and all that, but to be honest the Mail and TBW Louise Taylor so obviously carry an anti – toon bias for whatever reason the only answer is not to buy their papers!
    Maybe if someone organised a north east boycott of buying their rags until they realised they can’t keep the baggage going and need to start constructive reporting for once then they might be worth listening to.

  • ytz

    Nov 2, 2010 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #4

    I love how Hughton rank his priorities. Surviving the EPL is clearly the number one priority, and we must not get carried away by the demolition of Sunderland. I love how he manages the expectations. Sometimes it is the high expectation that kills a team.

  • alex84

    Nov 2, 2010 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #5
  • kevymartins

    Nov 2, 2010 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #6

    If we go into that gunners game the way we went into that scunderland game i think we could very well take home 3 points

  • lesh

    Nov 2, 2010 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #7

    If Nolan’s venting anger, let’s hope that if the players’ backs are up they’ll be really fired up for Arsenal and the games thereafter.

  • GeordieGerman

    Nov 2, 2010 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #8

    kevymartins, in answer to a post from you in an earlier article. Take it that you weren’t here yesterday. Try this link.

  • balubas1

    Nov 2, 2010 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #9

    Fans are behind CH, players are behind CH, MA is behind CH. That pretty much leaves the media… so whos the big bad wolf??

    ytz@4: you are right. The problem is that we have a good squad, which could beat almost anyone on a good day. So expectations will always be there.. Don’t shoot me, but I think we will loose against Arsenal. Their passing and off-the-ball movement can break any team in the world.

    To another subject: I think it is important that he have tough guys like Carroll, Nolan, S.Taylor and Joey Barton in our squad. They have this good’ol English f**k all-attitude and a bit of arrogance in their play. They are real winners. When we can have them as a backbone in our squad, and then add players like Ben Arfa, Jonas to spice up the mix, we get a really good squad. I’ve been bloggig about us missing a backbone in our squad the last years, but it seems we are finally getting somewhere.

  • lesh

    Nov 2, 2010 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #10
  • Moreno

    Nov 2, 2010 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #11

    “It Shut Up A Few Stupid People Who Were Writing Stupid Stuff”

    Like Ericles on here for example?

  • Monument Mal

    Nov 2, 2010 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #12

    Has anyone noticed that the postcode for the Stadium of Shite is SR5 SU1…………You couldn’t make it up!!!!

  • GeordieGerman

    Nov 2, 2010 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #13

    Wonder how lang it’ll be before Super Mac is on telling us what lousy tactics Chris used?

  • GeordieGerman

    Nov 2, 2010 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #14


    Bloody German getting through again.

  • CT

    Nov 2, 2010 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #15

    Personaly, forget about what`s gonna happen this season although so far it`s got to be at least 7/10, for getting us promoted in the manner that Hoots did on it`s own deserves an improved contract. No one knows exactly what CH is on but smart money says circa £250k pa. or 1xweeks Rooneys wages. Surely to put an end to the crap in the media and distracting speculation Hoots deserves £1 mill pa, either 1 year rolling or 2 year fixed contract. I bet plenty of our non first team players are on similar sums or better, hardly gonna break us if it goes pear shaped, which I don`t think it will! For god`s sake promotion alone is estimated to be worth £50 mill to the club!!

  • GeordieGerman

    Nov 2, 2010 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #16

    CT, I’d hate to be boss and be getting payed less than my staff. Think I’d say 750k pa. Plus bonuses ie. Games won, table position at end of season. how far we get in cup games ext.

  • GeordieGerman

    Nov 2, 2010 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #17


  • CT

    Nov 2, 2010 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #18

    GeordieG, that`s exactly my point. I`m a biz man employing staff. I tell them every week they have to make me ask myself the question,” Would my company be a worse place without them or not? If the answer is yes then I`m gonna make sure I do everything within reason to keep them! If Hoots hyperthetically left and got a better offer elsewhere, the respect he has earned from our players may affect how they would feel if he asked them to join him at his new club. Just agree a new contract and all that disappears!!

  • GeordieGerman

    Nov 2, 2010 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #19

    Could this be a reason why S. Taylor is holding back?

  • Lynxie

    Nov 3, 2010 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #20

    Do you not think perhaps (just perhaps) that S.Taylor may have had a rude awakening when the entire geordie nation did not come down on his side over contract/the big Andy debacle, and he is not even slightly missed because of the form of Willo and Colo? Maybe he is beginning to realise that he is not the last pepsi in the desert, and we can do without him. The attitude smells a little fo the previous regime of players, and if he is getting some sense, and pondering staying to become part of a TEAM, then good news. If he wants to leave and warm th ebench of Birmingham, Villa, Everton etc, thats also good. He could always try his hand at another relegation battle with Liverpool. Either way, Its OUR WAY, or the HIGHWAY Steve…………
    Supposedly ‘good’ players can be replaced by better. We have spent two years proving that. Well done CH.

  • Sav

    Nov 3, 2010 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #21

    The papers are s**t-stirrers but I read Bob Moncur in his own column and I heard Lawrenson on radio saying they both heard Hoots was for the high jump if we had lost to Wigan.

    Was it true? Are they s**t-stirrers too, or is Ashley that stupid?


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