Nolan And Barton Massive Players For Newcastle United

Alan Pardew knows he has two big and very important players in Kevin Nolan and Joey Barton at Newcastle United.

The two massive players for Newcastle this season

Joey is having his best season at the club ever, and has been in form ever since he returned from his foot injury earlier this year.

And it seems that it’s not only on the field of play  that  the two senior players have been helping new manager Alan Pardew, and they’ve seemingly taken to Alan quickly.

The two Liverpool lads have given Pardew some excellent input on the team, and how they play, since the former Charlton and West Ham manager arrived a short 8 days ago into Bedlam – which was an apt description of  Newcastle at the time.

We have to stress that Joey was born in Liverpool, but wants to be known as an Evertonian – so we couldn’t call them Liverpudlians in the above sentence. 😀

Pardew told the Evening Chronicle today:

“I think they are both having big seasons for Newcastle. And they are chipping in with goals, and both scored crucial goals against Liverpool.”

Newcastle are on 22 points after only 17 games, and most Newcastle fans would have been delighted with that number of points so far, given we expected a relegation battle this season, and the only goal is to stay up.

If Newcastle win tomorrow that’s a massive 25 points on the board, just 6 points behind what Newcastle had in their relegation season. And our goal difference is currently +1 compared to -19 at the end of the 2008-2009 season – so things would be looking great with a win tomorrow.

If we continue at the same points pace by the way,  we’d have 49 points by the end of the season, which would be an excellent first season back in the Premier League.

Alan continued:

“When you are playing well you tend to chip in with goals as a midfield player.” “And hopefully all of our midfielders can chip in during the next few games.”

We suspect after last week’s performance, the expectations of Newcastle fans tomorrow will be high, and when that’s been the case in the past this season, we usually lose the game.

So a win tomorrow, and even a draw, would be a decent return after securing all 3 points against Liverpool – but we still look forward to the win tomorrow.

Howay The Lads

18 comments so far

  • sweendog

    Dec 17, 2010 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #1

    agreed ed .. you see the difference in the team when they’re playing .. long may it continue

  • lewman

    Dec 17, 2010 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #2

    loss or draw but i hope im proved wrong, if we win then i am sure cris hughton sadly will be almost forgotton and people will have moved on to talking about something else.

  • joppadoni

    Dec 17, 2010 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #3

    easy win tomorrow. 4 – 1.


  • geoff777

    Dec 17, 2010 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #4

    Posted this yesterday.

    Birmingham have only lost at home once in over a year! (Everton)

    Last 3 homes they beat Chelsea & Villa and drew with Spurs.

    A draw would be a good performance.
    A win and the team are really beginning to show they have something special.


  • geoff777

    Dec 17, 2010 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #5

    Barton & Nolan have been fantastic this season.

    Tiote too should get a mention.
    For a foreign player to hit the ground running like he has is amazing.

    He’s a solid tackler with an accurate short pass.
    Hope none of the really big clubs move for him.
    We need to keep him long-term.

  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 17, 2010 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #6

    I asked yesterday, if anyone knows how long Tiote’s contract is?

  • joppadoni

    Dec 17, 2010 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #7

    geordie german – i believe its 297mm, assuming A4 was used

  • slazberger

    Dec 17, 2010 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #8
  • slazberger

    Dec 17, 2010 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #9


  • cyprus

    Dec 17, 2010 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #10

    You got your Maths wrong Ed. If we win we’ll be 9 points away from what we had at the end of relegation season.

  • cyprus

    Dec 17, 2010 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #11

    lol joppa

  • Burni

    Dec 17, 2010 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #12

    Joppa that buckled me mate!

  • lewman

    Dec 17, 2010 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #13

    yeah cyprus i thought we went down with 34 points, anyway i agree barton has had his best ever season for us but i would also say nolans season so far has been his best for any club, he as been fantastic but still people leave him out of their dream nufc teams and replace him with lesser players who have more flair.

    noan is nota great passer lik barton but he certainly knows where to be on the pitch when we are attacking and does gt stuck in aswell.

    still ido think barton is our best player at the moment even though it may be our second best playerwho scores most the goals and gets all the recognition, but then i dont like to put big andy down as he is immense, but bartons a bit like scholes but not so attacking and much better at tackling so i hope the 3 of them are in our team for a long time even if we get a new arab owner.

  • joppadoni

    Dec 17, 2010 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #14

    haha, you said boner..

  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 17, 2010 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #15

    joppadoni, Had to go out and have just read your reply…

    Ba***rd. Lol.

    Cheers slazberger.

  • joppadoni

    Dec 17, 2010 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #16

    hehe, sorry matey. it was the first thing i thought of and nearly wet myself so had to put it up >.<

    anyone going to the match tomorrow?

  • tcbelfast

    Dec 17, 2010 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #17

    barts and nolan have been excellent but i also agree with geoff,tiote is really impressing, good hard solid and accurate tackling.(fingers crossed for 2moro,i dont want to be eating my words and see him get sent off for a lousy late tackle).

  • Brutooon

    Dec 17, 2010 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #18

    Barton is his best season ever in Newcastle United

    Nolan improve twice than his Bolton Days


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