We were really proud of our players on Saturday for any number of reasons.
Kevin Nolan – captain supreme – Newcastle United FC
As everybody knows now, when Kevin Keegan left we lost the next 4 league games and got just 3 points from the next two – so we got 2 points from the next 18.
In one game, the lads exceeded what they achieved two years ago in 6 games – and that was one reason they did so well against Liverpool.
Hopefully everything will not to go hell in a hand-basket this time around.
And the words form Kevin Nolan and also Alan Pardew about the support he has received from our players is great news that Newcastle will be able to continue where they left off after Chris has left.
And Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan must take the leadership for that – which he already has.
This is what Kevin said today:
“We don’t want to go back to where we were two years ago,” “That is our main focus. You have a lot of lads who care.”
The first goal was always going to be crucial especially when Liverpool showed they are back to form in their start to the game, and as usually for Newcastle it was Kevin Nolan who scored the first goal – Barton to Carroll to Nolan – goal!
How many more times will that happen this season but Barton to Carroll – goal will happen a lot more probably.
It was a great goal – right from the training ground and Nolan put it in with aplomb, but it was so much harder than it looked.
“Alan can take credit for that result,” “It is a fantastic start for him.”
“He had to get us up for the game and he has done that. He has a good side to him. He told us to try to forget what has happened and put our hearts into our performances on the pitch.”
“He told us, with the caliber of players we have here we can go even higher in the league. He has been impressive and I have enjoyed two days working with him.”
“The supporters were great. You wondered whether they would be spending the time just hammering them (Ashley and Llambias).
“But they didn’t and hats off to them for that. They have been brilliant and that is all we can ask from them.”
We though Kevin Nolan could become on of the best captains Newcastle have had, and he is proving to be just that – and after all former captains didn’t have to put up with the nonsense that happened last week.
Bot Kevin got the troops together, and although the gossip press will be immensely disappointed at what the lads did last Fri=day on their first training ground session with Pardew, and then had the audacity to beat Liverpool – we are proud of them.
Chris Hughton may have left Newcastle but the team spirit that he helped create on Tyneside in the 16 months he was manager, looks like it’s going nowhere.
And it’s to the players enormous credit that they have done that – and the fight and grit in all its glory against Liverpool.
You were asking why we were proud of them?
Fans do not support Mike Ashley and Derek LLambias, and some may not even support Alan Pardew (we will), but at least all of the Newcastle fans can support the players.
They were fantastic again for Newcastle United in beating the 5 time European Champions – and after the week they had just gone though.
Howay the Lads – we’ll support you evermore!!