Newcastle United captain Kevin Nolan has already written himself into Geordie folklore, by scoring a hat-trick in Newcastle’s 5-1 annihilation of the enemy at St. James’ Park last year.
Kevin Nolan – already in Geordie folklore
And Kevin has said today that the Stevenage stain on the Newcastle club, has been worked out of the system by the Newcastle players, and all they’ve concentrated on this week is the Sunderland game – a massive massive game for both clubs on Sunday after both were eliminated form the FA Cup last Saturday by lower league sides.
This is what Kevin said today:
“We have forgotten about it.” “It hurt not being in the hat, but there is no better team than Sunderland to get our heads back on the game.”
“Hopefully it will be a great Tyne-Wear derby, with us being on top again.” “It is just good we are not having lows in the Premier League – that is the only positive we can possibly take out of from Stevenage.”
“We have to make sure we respond well.” “We take it on the chin, pat them on the back for a great win and get back to the drawing board.”
“Basically last week, in the second half it was not good enough and we all know that.” “We are not going to hide from it.”
“We will take the criticism and get on with it. It was a fantastic result for them.”
Under Chris Hughton whenever Kevin said words like that about it wasn’t good enough and apologizing to Newcastle fans, the lads would just roar back, and we’ll just have to hope that happens on Sunday against Sunderland.
Certainly a second win this season against the red and whites will be greeted with complete ecstasy by Newcastle fans – and that may be an understatement. 😀
“There is no better game, probably.” “Sunderland were beaten in the Cup as well, so they will have their backs up too.”
“It will make for a nice, entertaining game!” “It is going to be nice being back in the Premier League after going down to Stevenage and being beaten.”
“Hopefully, we can get a positive result on Wearside.“
Anything would but a defeat would be OK, but in such a big game and after the sorry mess against Stevenage last week, a win is what we all want to see.
Howay The Lads!!