Kevin Nolan – Newcastle United Captain For The Ages


Kevin Nolan has had another good season for Newcastle so far, and will again lead out the Newcastle side at the Stadium of Light on Sunday lunchtime.

Kevin Nolan – Newcastle United captain for the ages

And if anybody thought that Kevin isn’t just as proud as punch to be the Newcastle captain, then think again.

Kevin talked today about being the captain of  of the famous Newcastle United club:

“It is a marvelous moment every time I have the armband.”  “I cannot thank Chris Hughton enough for giving me the captaincy.”“It is a proud moment every time, whether it is at Stevenage, the Stadium of Light or St James’ Park.”

“I love it – I know what it means to people, and I want them to know it means so much to me to lead this team and fantastic club out.

“It was great getting the hat-trick in the last game.”  “It was one of the proudest moments of my career.”

“But I don’t care who scores this time as long as we get the right result.”

We said before Kevin became the official captain this season, that the Liverpudlian had all the attributes  to be one of the best captains Newcastle have had for decades.

And there’s nothing that’s happened this season that makes us want to reconsider that in any way, shape or form.

For the record Nolan has played 79 times for Newcastle with 27 goals.

Kevin Nolan sweats blood for the Newcastle cause, and you cannot ask much more than that.

Howay The Lads!!

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160 comments so far

  • Thump

    Jan 14, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #1

    Seems a bit strange seeing Chris Hughton mentioned in an article now 🙁

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  • boater

    Jan 14, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #2

    Interesting how Allardyce described him as a fair to middling premiership midfielder but in the box he comes alive and transforms into an immaculate finisher. Still one of the leading goalscorers in the prem. not bad for leggy midfielder in a promoted side.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 14, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #3

    Wrote this in an earlier article then realised that you had all moved on.

    Anyone seen this?

    http://www.skysports.com/video/inline/0,26691,16497_6660377,00.html

    Could Nolan be in trouble with the FA for being so open?

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  • lewman

    Jan 14, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #4

    what kevin has in abundance is composure, i think thats what makes him a good captain, a good player and gets him all his goals as there are players with far more talent who dont do half of what kevin does.

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  • gorskino10

    Jan 14, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #5

    Doubt it even the currupt FA cannot get him suspended, tbh it would just cause them problem with the club i suspect if Nolan would get done the WHOLE newcastle team would try something like Boycotting a game which FA cannot afford to happen. End of the day some Scumderland fans must be on the FA board or something we dont get no luck with refs nor the FA wonder if its connected? Back on Nolan i agree he has the passion for a captains role but he has been for his ability far too inconsistant, in some games hes on top form (usually when Andy plays) then some games he is annoynmous, it gets a bit worrying if you captain is hit and miss doesnt this rub off on the whole team and could explain as a whole why WE have been inconsistant all season beating top teams then losing to poor ones.

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  • lewytoon

    Jan 14, 2011 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #6

    ok, so i gather that:

    ziani is not coming because he doesnt like ben arfa, and he going turkey team.

    we not getting larsson because he a greedy little brat. and we have officialy withdrew interest.

    we may poss be getting bothroyd.

    and apparently something bout a takeover, anyone know anything else about this? and wheres coosy?

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  • Shot Bru

    Jan 14, 2011 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #7

    For £4 million Nolan has been an excellent purchase….not just for his goals but his captaincy and influence in creating a great team spirit after relegation and now in our first season back. I also suspect Nolan has played a key role in helping Carroll develop as a player and person through his role as mentor and friend. Nolan is a fine ambassador for the club.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 14, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #9
  • lewytoon

    Jan 14, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #10

    BARTOOONNN

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 14, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #11

    Just hope he puts pen to paper. He owes us.

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  • Nufcboy88

    Jan 14, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #12

    He seems like a good lad nolan! A decent fella.

    Change of subject. I think carroll will b fit for the derby but nothin will b said until the team sheet is announced. I have a mate who is a season ticket holder at west ham and he recons AP used to do stuff like this all the time. Play a bit of mind games not mentioning players being fit again so its a bit of surprise wen there on the team sheet.

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  • belfastgeordie87

    Jan 14, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #13

    one joey barton!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Jan 14, 2011 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #14

    Mike williamson’s retrospective three match ban was a disgrace as is now Chiek Tiote’s ..Williamsons would only have been a booking for obstruction if the ref had seen it .

    And Tiotie’s was a big mistake by the ref as he never touched the other player involved ..his opponent in the challenge stated that he had never touched him .

    The ref told Alan Pardew that he had made a mistake. So how come Tiotie has now got a 3 match ban ,,he never touched the playert.
    There was no intention to harm the player or gain an advantage by foul means.

    Tiote slid into thin air ! the player arrived a split second later .Tiote was there first and cleanly won the ball

    I am a customer of FA football and feel like I am bieng cheated out of my money with decisions like this .

    I am going to walk away from football as think the FA are Corrupt

    Please inform me as a customer who the members of the disciplinary panel are that sits in on decisions on Newcastle United both for the Mike Williamso’n verdict and the Chiek Tiotie Verdict.

    I ask this as I think the FA should be open and transparent on this issue , If your not then you are corrupt to the core.

    I will also publish your answer or your Non Answer to the above questions

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Jan 14, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #15

    Post number 14
    That was a letter to the FA …sent tuesday

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  • nufc7

    Jan 14, 2011 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #16

    carroll’s out of sundays match.. so pardew says anyway

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  • Thump

    Jan 14, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #17

    @nufc7: Like Hughton said we won’t be active in the transfer market…. constantly.

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  • Rylandhall

    Jan 14, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #18

    Pardew has confirmed in his press conference that Carroll is out, Ameobi is fit and ready for Sunday, Gosling will take a place on the bench and Kia Joorabchin has no involvement in our transfer dealings…

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  • Mac

    Jan 14, 2011 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #19

    Carroll definately out. F**k. my fantasy football team is in tatters.

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  • GEORDIE69

    Jan 14, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #20

    ONLINE GUY I hope that is not your original letter to the know FA in post 14?

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  • Thump

    Jan 14, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #21

    @GEORDIE69: Seems that way. They receive much worse, in fairness

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  • Spiderman92

    Jan 14, 2011 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #22

    @rylandhall
    you got link for that press conference mate ?

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 14, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #24

    Barton’s playing great now, but he’ll be 30 when his contract expires. Don’t know if it’s wise to keep paying someone 60k a week when their best days will be behind them, especially a midfielder.

    Everyone knows the FA are the biggest waste of space on the planet, but at the time I did think what on earth is Tiote doing !!! If another team’s player had done that to one of ours, even if he hadn’t made contact, I would have thought what was going on there like.

    If Kia Joorabchin has no involvement in our transfer dealings, why is he here?

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  • shaun83

    Jan 14, 2011 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #25

    scholes and giggsy seem to be playing ok

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  • GEORDIE69

    Jan 14, 2011 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #26

    Thump, I was hoping that he used spell check on the original thats all. I could not see them taking much notice of the following!

    I am bieng cheated out of my money with decisions like this .

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  • Spiderman92

    Jan 14, 2011 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #27

    i have a funny feeling about Carroll , he’s ”injured” , we’re linked with Bothroyd.. i just have a weird feeling about it all.. i hope im wrong!!

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  • ashington-geordie

    Jan 14, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #28

    gutted about Carroll.
    Can only hope we’re still up for it without him.

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  • ashington-geordie

    Jan 14, 2011 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #29

    I hope you’re wrong too spiderman!

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  • dublin mag steve

    Jan 14, 2011 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #30

    sky sports news big andys out of game against the filth!

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  • tdt

    Jan 14, 2011 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #31

    does anyone know if the game on sunday is live on any of the usual suspects (sky or espn)? the bbc preview of the game said it’s on ss2 but I cant see that anywherer on the sky website/ssn.

    Also, what do you reckon the teams going to be for sunday considering andy and tiote are out?

    ——————–Harper——————-
    Simpson—Collo—S.Taylor—Enrique
    Routledge—Barton—Nolan–Jonas
    ————Best—–Ameobi————

    Thats my guess. Either that or drop one of the strikers for either gutherie or gosling. Also, swap S.Talyor for Williamson if the former is injured still.

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  • Rylandhall

    Jan 14, 2011 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #32

    sorry guys, no links, jus what is on twitter from Caulkin the NE correspondent for the times. good guy to follow! he was updating from the conference. Any ideas as to the starting XI now Carroll is not fit??

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  • geoff777

    Jan 14, 2011 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #33

    If Carroll’s out why announce it.

    Better to leave the scum guessing.

    Pardew loves talking to the press too much.
    We’ve lost a (small) tactical advantage now.
    They can plan their defence differently.

    Damn.

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  • cheikmate

    Jan 14, 2011 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #34

    @geoff777
    I know ! why does pards have a go at enrique for announcing on twitter when he was injured.
    But tells the press that andy is injured ?!

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  • niafron

    Jan 14, 2011 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #35

    Bonjour messieurs.

    Geoff:

    Except if Carroll can play in reality. Why did you think Italian have won 4 world titlte? Deception, always deception.

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  • geoff777

    Jan 14, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #36

    @niafron I see reverse psychology … I hope it happens but I seriously doubt it …

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  • roe997

    Jan 14, 2011 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #37

    lewytoon

    my friend works in UAE, on the oil rigs,and he emailed me about kia joorabchian being involved with the toon.he said the word is he is also advising on behalf of qatar royal family,and told or is advising the board/ mike ashley what procedures and activity they would like to see during the transfer window,which would make them happy enough to proceed with a takeover bid later in the year.now this doesnt mean mike must spend his money, kia has come,seen what money there is,said right,tie him down,sell him buy him and the qatar family will gve u xxx amount for the club,ashleys eyes are now pound signs lol.he then went on to mention that kia has lots of contacts throughout arab emerites,has lots of business there.he was also involved in advising thaksin at man city on behalf of abu daby family who taken over.the iranian tried to get kaka for them but then got robiniho.he also got tevez perm but then fell out.

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  • Erlend

    Jan 14, 2011 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #38

    @Thump!Could you please contact me? I’m on msn the rest of the day!

    Erlend

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  • Spiderman92

    Jan 14, 2011 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #39

    off topic..
    but what do you folks reckon about a bid for Benayoun ?
    not getting any games at Chelsea , don’t know if he’s still injured like but he’s a decent player and could be the answer!

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Jan 14, 2011 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #40

    I pretty much Gurantee we will be taken over. And that’s why tha jobrachian is advising lambiAs

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