This Is Why Kevin Nolan Is Captain And Leader Of Newcastle


Kevin Nolan has said exactly what we had hoped he would say – that it’s been a tough week  for everybody connected with the Newcastle club, but the lads will now focus on the important game tomorrow.

Kevin Nolan – showing real leadership for the team

And there’s some information in the Evening Chronicle,  that the reported bust up yesterday between LLambias and the senior players was fake – so that’s more good news.

This is a time for the players to stand up and be counted, and of course it should start with the Newcastle captain, and this is what the 28 year-old Liverpudlian said today:

“I speak for all of the players when I say we were disappointed to see Chris leave the club.”

“It’s no secret that everyone was saddened to see him go.” “I’m sure Chris will go on to be a success wherever he goes next.”

“We wish him all the very best for the future and thank him for everything he achieved here.”

Those are excellent word from Kevin, and exactly what he should be saying, and of course we will never ever forget Chris Hughton for the fantastic job he did for the Newcastle club.

But we’re also sure that Chris will land on his feet and we are looking forward to seeing which club he will end up at.

With Roy Keane on the brink at Ipswich – Chris would be a great manager for that fine little club, which would be perfect for Hughton too – and we’re sure the Ipswich fans would love to see Chris down there.

But of course Roy is still in the job and he could still turn things around – and we have to hope he does.

Kevin Nolan continued and talked about the future without Chris:

“Hopefully we can carry on the good work he put in during his time here.” “We simply have to stick together and rely on the great spirit that exists at this club.”

“We can’t deny it’s been a tough week.” “But we know have to put it behind us and, as players, we have to move on.”

“We’ve accepted what has happened and we’ll move on.” “As players, we are now concentrating on getting a good result against Liverpool.”

There’s nothing like a win to lift the spirits of both fans and players alike tomorrow – and it’s certain a win would do wonders tomorrow.

It’s Chris Hughton’s 52nd birthday  too, so we hope the players dedicate this game to Chris – and maybe to their new manager too.

A win would be terrific, and a loss would be hard to take.   We’d be happy with strong performance from the team, and after the terrible showing last week against West Brom, that could well happen.

But it will be a test of the character and professionalism of our players – and we hope they get the job done tomorrow.

Comments welcome.



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29 comments so far

  • Tom4Nufc

    Dec 10, 2010 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #1

    Well done Kevin- showing exactly why your the club captain! 🙂

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  • Toonkistan

    Dec 10, 2010 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #2

    “we will never ever forget Chris Hughton for the fantastic job he did for the Newcastle club.” but we will remove your picture from the banner within 2 days of you leaving and replace it with a twat AP

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  • hadthetshirt

    Dec 10, 2010 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #3

    Ofcourse the story about the bust up is wrong.Do you honestly think Llamearse would go to the training ground with Carrol and Barton their.He didn’t have the cojones to face the press,mind they do say the pen is mightier than the sword.I think Pardew got off very lightly with lame questions thrown at him.Time some of the journo’s grew some cojones too.

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  • G

    Dec 10, 2010 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #4

    I think CH will be the next West Ham manager when the club realise that Avram Grant isn’t going to save them, and also they cannot afford his wage demands. They will come for CH to do exactly what he did at the Toon, but unlike MA, they will let him finish the job. CH will laugh last.

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  • Ciaran Thomas

    Dec 10, 2010 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #5

    Stop having digs at Ed,Ffs.

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  • Tom4Nufc

    Dec 10, 2010 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #6

    ^ I agree Ciaran!

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  • GeordieToon89

    Dec 10, 2010 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #7

    will yas fcuk off with your pathetic banner jibes, he’s no longer the manager why would ed want to keep it on the banner, need to take it on the chin, grow up and move on get behind the team and forget about a fcukin banner.. Yes i agree CH was great for us and has the potential to be a fantastic manager but we cant do anything now, its happened we need to support the players and like it or not we actually need to support the manager through tough times as he’s obviously here to stay and if we fail to get behind the manager and team wer doomed to failure and am sure no real fan wants that, yes protest outside the ground before and after match i’ll be ther protesting of the board but dont protest during game we need to sing louder than ever and obv include a few extra anti ashley songs but in general SUPPORT THE TEAM.!! if we show wer still behind them it will get ther spirits, confidence right back up and we could be in for a decent run over the xmas rather than getting sucked into a battle which we will lose..

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  • Toonkistan

    Dec 10, 2010 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #8

    that bastard Willi Mckay marketing Joey but he confirms Westham did contact NUFC for Joeys services
    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11661_6565306,00.html

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  • GeordieToon89

    Dec 10, 2010 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #9

    tbh id be quite weary if CH was next west ham manager because of the relationship he has with certain players at our club he will obviously want his own players at west ham cos ther sh*te, I actually wonder if this joey barton transfer is CH’s doing? maybe hes spokin to them already about transfers? Nolan, Barton, Carroll, Enrique and quite possibly even S.Taylor

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  • Lynxie

    Dec 10, 2010 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #10

    Yeah, I have it on good authority that CH was interviewed weeks ago about the west ham job. they even agreed to play absolutely shite against us, to make CH look like a quality manager. We won two-one so make your own conclusions. Also, a mate of mine was working in Brazil a month ago, reckons that Pele (well actually it was a bloke who used to live next door to Pele’s cousins, brother) said that he was going to talk to a bloke about heading up a consortium to buy something very big, and cheer everyone up. Now my mate does not speak portuguese, but he is fairly sure he heard a word which sounded like Toon, and then when they left, the blokes said see ya. Its obvious to me that things are on the up, and all will be revelaed soon.
    NOW can I join the rest of you in the dooly ward of the local asylum, because I can also make up and produce deluded nonsense.
    Jesus:
    Andy Carroll sold, Pardew engineered CH’s sacking
    Barton to West Ham.
    CH to mastermind his own takeover of Avram Grants job.
    Yuz are all mental, the lot of ye..

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  • geoff777

    Dec 10, 2010 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #11

    @Geordietoon89

    Wow that’s some conspiracy theory.

    Hughton is lining up transfers to a club he isn’t manager of …

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Dec 10, 2010 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #12

    EDs sensationalism of the current plight with ill timed headlines has alienated a fair few on here I would hazard…..

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  • Daniel Abela (Malta)

    Dec 10, 2010 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #13

    Some Newcastle United fans inside the stadium have to start to think with their brains and not with the heart……I hope that there are no Protest during the match…if they should protest, they should do it after the game!!!! It doesnt help the players, it only helps the liverpool team….

    We all remember what happened during the Hull game 2 years ago!!!

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  • shearermania

    Dec 10, 2010 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #14

    lynxie…another great posts..
    in relation to your rant – twhat can you expext of teenagers and 10 year old boys who call them self fans

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  • shearermania

    Dec 10, 2010 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #15

    i was as shocked about the announcement of pardew as anyone…..but you know what ive been very impressed with him so far – a very humble but confident attitude……
    im totally 100% behind him and hope he will be the biggest success ever in nufc history……stop making hughton a martyr..he was a good decent bloke but was an amateur when it came to tactics…..fresh start get behind pardew……stop acting like spoiled children….

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  • albert27

    Dec 10, 2010 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #16

    what do you mean “well done Kevin”? He’s just said a banal comment to appease the fans..
    Footballers are mostly (there are a handful) thick and overpaid and have little in the way of empathy for anyone other than themselves.
    Nolan is paid by Ashley. He’s a pro and will say anything as long as the boat is not rocked…he’s hardly going to call CH as useless c**t is he?
    We’ll get annihilated tomw… totally humilated…and the reason is because we’ve sacked CH and now have a gimp managing us…Ashley’s done a Stalin/Pol Pot and took out the best and brightest and most gifted because they are a threat to the order….

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  • Lynxie

    Dec 10, 2010 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #17

    albert27:
    I think you will find that Mike Ashley is far more intyelligent than stalin/pol pot. So far not a single one of his 2 million victyims have been located.
    Idiot. Get a grip.

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  • Lynxie

    Dec 10, 2010 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #18

    I think Mike Ashley is the antichrist, who came down on a space ship and obviously eats babies. And because he also sacked Paul Barron, he obviously is targetting our defence, next he will sell all of our goallkeepers and put Peter Beardsley in goal (because he has more experience in the EPL) and then sack all the groundstaff, and sell all of the empty seats to make room for more advertising hoardings for when we are in the conference. ………..We’re all doomed.

    Do I win 5£?

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  • albert27

    Dec 10, 2010 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #19

    Lynxie: I honestly don’t think Ashley is “intelligent” in any feasible way…he’s run the club down to a bargain basement sports direct-type pile it high and sell it cheap mess…So great we’re debt free thanks to him…wonderful….absolutely wonderful.
    And I wasn’t obviously comparing 20thC mass murderers to Ashley. Merely, pointing out how the top-down structure works at NUFC…

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  • Lynxie

    Dec 10, 2010 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #20

    albert27:
    Well he’s obviously not thick, because I wish I was a quid behind him. However, knowledge is something he definately does not have. Nor tact and diplomacy, or personality. Money cant buy those.
    Granted that he runs a dictatorship, but until someone else fancies coming in and watching their name get dragged through the mud (not saying he doesnt deserve it here by the way), we are stuck with him, and can only hope and pray he does not run the club into the ground (which he could if he gets bored with it). All I am saying is that success is the only thing which will get him out, because someone (please God, rich arabs?) will buy a successful team, no one wants a rats nest.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 10, 2010 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #21

    You know what Ashley is doing? He’s trying to run NUFC as a business. Staff on living to decent wage and large performance bonuses. When I was a Rep that’s how I was paid to. It tends to get the best out of people.

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  • Thump

    Dec 10, 2010 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #22

    Oh no! Christ’s picture has been removed from the banner!

    Quick Callum! Put Shearer back on their, and while you’re at it Supermac, Beardo, Keegan, Harvey, SBR and anybody else to have made a positive impact at NUFC!

    Bloody idiots.

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  • Krido5

    Dec 10, 2010 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #23

    I am a first time blogger so go easy on me but I am tired of the whole circus to be honest! I dont want protests as they dont achieve anything other than bad press, I dont want Pardew or Ashley (although I thought with CH we had a plan and laid off him). I just want my team to win and enjoy themselves, because if they do then I will too.

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  • albert27

    Dec 10, 2010 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #25

    Lynxie: fair comment, nice one

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  • carrollsinger

    Dec 10, 2010 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #26

    WTF the picture of hoots has gone it should have stayed till end of season. I want hoots back as assistant!

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  • Ciaran Thomas

    Dec 10, 2010 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #27

    Thanks Tom.

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  • Bao Zheng

    Dec 11, 2010 at 4:38 AM

    Comment #28

    Reading these comments it’s almost like many of you are stuck in “the more I suffer the more righteous I am” mode. Personally my self respect and dignity are more important than the score against Liverpool. I am disengaging from NUFC because of the results, but because it’s become humiliating to wear the shirt.

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  • Bao Zheng

    Dec 11, 2010 at 4:39 AM

    Comment #29

    TYPO: Reading these comments it’s almost like many of you are stuck in “the more I suffer the more righteous I am” mode. Personally my self respect and dignity are more important than the score against Liverpool. I am disengaging from NUFC not because of the results, but because it’s become humiliating to wear the shirt.

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