Hughton Gone But Fantastic Team Spirit Remains

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!!

17 comments so far

  • mattnufc

    Dec 13, 2010 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #1

    Any news about Joey Barton facing charges on the FA? I saw it when I watched the match, wouldn’t be surprised if there was some action…again.

  • Lew Davies

    Dec 13, 2010 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #2

    Right Ed, but now they MUST carry it on and get 3 points away at Brum on sat.
    Not easy, but defo possible.

  • slazberger

    Dec 13, 2010 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #3

    what did barton actually do mattnufc?

    first i heard of it was match of the day saying they refuse to show the ‘obscene gesture’. all i can find online is two photographs, one of him pointing and the other of him cupping his nads. if thats all the FA have then it will be a joke to ban him imo.

  • Lew Davies

    Dec 13, 2010 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #4

    Slaz. Exactly mate. mountains n mole hills.
    But the press are great in this country.
    Great at stirring the s hit.
    Got me fingers crossed tho.

  • tdt

    Dec 13, 2010 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #5

    he grabbed his own crotch n told torres to smoke it. lol

  • slazberger

    Dec 13, 2010 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #6

    when i put a search in for it last night a manu site was one that came up and they were even saying if any other player had done it it wouldnt of got a mention.

    agree with you about the press here, i dont think they will be happy until they have put everyone into a cynical, paranoid depression. you would think you could’nt leave the house the way they go on sometimes.

  • tdt

    Dec 13, 2010 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #7

    JB is labelled as a bay egg continually, to the extent that it has became a self-fulfilling prophacy.

    Due to the media’s negative labelling of him, he feels marginalised and therefore acts out. Its a common tactic used by the media to isolate people or groups they dont like, such as hoodies, ethnic minorities and the poor.

    This is just one of teh many reasons why the press should not be trusted, “news” is not actually the news, merely whatever the editor is told to tell us. Sickening really.

  • tdt

    Dec 13, 2010 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #8

    *bad egg. Lol not sure what a bay egg is!

  • G

    Dec 13, 2010 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #9

    Watch the full coverage again, you can see a load of their players talking to Barton, and Barton is saying sorry he didn’t see, so they drop it, appart from Torres. In my eyes, if anybody should be punished, it should be Torres for goading him.

  • arcarius

    Dec 13, 2010 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #10

    We’ll be fcuk if the FA retrospectively punish Barton again, Guthrie will never be able to replace him, not for now at least

    Sick of the bunch of cowards at the FA targeting our players 🙁

  • slazberger

    Dec 13, 2010 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #11

    the rule these days is that the ref is the one who decides if the game should be stopped for treatment due to the amount of play acting in the game today, so if liverpool had a problem they should have had a go at the ref. but then its obvious why they targeted barton same reason the press do. i know he’s no saint but this and the hitler thing is the press trying to say every little thing he does is bad.

  • Toonboy_84

    Dec 13, 2010 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #12

    Apparently JB was questioning Torres sexuality. That’s what I read in one of the Sunday papers.

  • G

    Dec 13, 2010 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #13

    Don’t know about that, but from where I watched it on youtube it looks an awful lot like he’s telling Torres to ‘Cook My Sock’?

  • TheToonKing

    Dec 13, 2010 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #14

    It was nothing…Joey grabbed his crotch while exchanging a few heated words with Torres.
    Every player does that every game, the fact that the press is even talking about this is disgraceful.

    It was on MOTD too and they laughed it off saying he was just a bit contentious.

  • Sav

    Dec 13, 2010 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #15

    You must have watched a different MOTD than me, Toon king. Dixon said they’d reviewed it in the studio and decided it was not fit to be shown and Murray( ?) said it was ‘vulgar’. Tsk tsk.

  • carrollsinger

    Dec 13, 2010 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #16

    4 or 5 pool players sorround barton because he didn’t stop when a player was down he didn’t see player down then Torres said I’ll see u in the tunnel after the game and all Barton did was grab his knacks and said you don’t have the balls! It’s a disgrace if the fa punish him

  • TheToonKing

    Dec 13, 2010 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #17

    Than we did watch different MOTD’s…mine was on Saturday with Alan Hansen and Mark Lawrenson….no Dixon in sight …


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