Nolan Apologizes For Liverpool FC TV Appearance – Kind Of

We said this morning that we didn’t think Kevin Nolan meant any harm by going on Liverpool FC TV on Tuesday.

Kevin Nolan – has captain’s job to do for the remainder of season

But all it did in reality was to fan the flames of Newcastle supporters, who were still absolutely  stunned that the local lad would leave his home club – the great Newcastle United.

And we know this is hard to believe, but it looks like big Andy left for more money – because he would have stayed at Newcastle – but only if the club offered him the same wage as Liverpool, and immediately too.

Of course, we cannot think his agent was too helpful in all of this, since agents get paid when a contract is signed – and he wanted it one way or the other so he could get his money – and immediately too.  That’s football agents for you – the scourge of the game at the moment – they cause all kinds of trouble.

We thought  it appropriate that Kevin apologize to the fans – if only to clear the air – but as we said, we really don’t think he meant any harm by it.

This is what the Newcastle caption , who will be  a huge player for the team for the remainder of the season – said today:

“If fans don’t like it, I apologize,” “It was never meant to affect them. But Liverpool is a great club and everyone knows that.”

“There’s no-one more disappointed than me.” “Not only have we lost a top player but I’ve lost a good mate who was very close.”

“To be honest, I’m getting quite sick of the whole Andy Carroll saga. I just want to put it to bed and get on with it.”

“The last thing I want is to start upsetting our fans because they have been brilliant.”

Kevin is absolutely right – we need to all move on – we’ve all moaned enough about the shock of Andy leaving – but moaning doesn’t help at all.

And it would be great if the lads can get back to some decent form on Saturday, after a terrible game at Fulham last night,  but on the positive side of things, we’ve still taken 8 points from 5 games and only conceded 4 goals this year.

Last night reminded us far too much of  our relegation season, when our players never had any fight in them at all, and didn’t seem to care less.

We want to see that spirit and fight from the Newcastle lads again on Saturday – and quite honestly, if we get that and give Arsenal a good game – we’ll be quite satisfied whatever the result.

We can always crush Blackburn in the next game. 😀

A win on Saturday would be fantastic!

Howay The Lads!!

85 comments so far

  • mattyNUFC

    Feb 3, 2011 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #1

    You’re sick of it, Mr Nolan? Well, that’s good to know, ’cause you sounded real upset gloating to LFC. shutup and just do your job and keep this club from slumping down into the second division again

  • Markaccus

    Feb 3, 2011 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #2

    agree, matty. He shouldn’t be getting stroppy about it towards the fans and the press. He should have stopped at “i appologise”

    Get on with the footbal kevin, we need you to lead the remaining players.

  • carrollsinger

    Feb 3, 2011 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #3

    Nolan is over rated and lucky to get the goals he does he’s a Liverpool fan and most prob pushed andy to then

  • veto

    Feb 3, 2011 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #4

    we always move on , that’s why it happens , we get kicked in the teeth and go back begging for more .

  • ToonLegend

    Feb 3, 2011 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #5

    Nolan sputing off on the Scouse website really pissed me off even more so with his pathetic performance last night
    It’s supposed to be a captains job to lead the side through tough times by example the only example he’s set in both these incidents is he doesnt give a fk and sounds like he wants to join that other greedy waste in scouse land

  • Tooony

    Feb 3, 2011 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #6

    Yeh he may be a Liverpool fan but who can blame him for being upset when probably 99% of the fans are eh? Now it springs to mind why we didn’t get any winger ( Larsson, Bentley) cause we had AC lined up for sale hehe but yeh joke apart we still should have got an adequate replacement cause he would have been injured for a few weeks anyway

  • BeeGuy

    Feb 3, 2011 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #7

    I’ll say it again. That was a fantastic effort last night considering the circumstances. If you paid attention, you saw a stiff wind was blowing the length of the field and the turf was rotten. It all came down to the luck of the bounce, and NUFC did not get it. I believe that if Shola had not been injured, this experiece would have gotten NUFC at least a point.

    I feel sorry for Ranger being thrown into the mess, and hope he can find some form beyond his age. And pray AP makes the lads know that when Lovenkrands in the game, he has a way of finding open lanes.

    Time for the middies and defenders to start ripping shots from the edge of the 18 yard box and let our less artful front liners pounce on some rebounds.

    Oh, and Nolan, your buddy is gone & Liverpool will NOT be coming around and looking to sign you on. Get your nose into your work for the Toon.

  • AndyMac

    Feb 3, 2011 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #8

    In truth when asked by AC “what do you think” Nolan said “Yes its a great club to play for”. Having been told he was being sold what else could Nolan say ?

    “No dont go to Liverpool, just sit on your hands for a couple of weeks and Fatman will have forgotten all about the £35m 🙂

    Make no mistake Fatso wanted that money more than he wanted AC. It goes hand in hand with his stated aim to get his £110m back before he sells the club.

    Cant come soon enough Fatso !!


    Feb 3, 2011 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #9

    Give the man a break…all he has ever done is play his heart out for NUFC. I remember the fans turning on Gary Speed also, then 6 months later wishing he was back. We are going to need KN to help us stay up this season. What top midfielder or leaders would we have without Nolan. Have a think???…thought so!!!

  • El Geordieo

    Feb 3, 2011 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #10

    yeh give him a break, stevey gerrard will be on chelsea tv tomoro saying torres has went to a mint club etc…not

  • Jack o Clubs

    Feb 3, 2011 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #11

    Also agree with Matty. So sick and tired of this yoyo of a club – we go from elation to despair constantly. Was looking forward to AC being the nucleous of a very good team – now that dream has gone and we are now living in a nightmare. Are we are getting back to the bad old days of being a feeder club for the top 4 or 5 clubs? Where is our ambition? Have we ever really had any? depressed or what!

  • SirAlan

    Feb 3, 2011 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #12

    Nolan showed his true colours (Liverpool) as there supporters Deserve Andy C….Ashley deserve’s the Championship Again..lmfao

  • CT

    Feb 3, 2011 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #13

    Freeagent no contract, no club wants them, is that what we are reduced to? Unattached dross!!
    CONSIDER THIS, this could be a loophole or a brilliant scam which I have been thinking about and maybe use for once unscrupulous agents to our advantage !
    1) Players whose contracts end at the end of the season are allowed to enter into pre-contract agreements with a new club if they do not agree a new contract with their existing club.
    Seb Larsson / Elmander etc for example.
    2) There must be many talented players in this position across the globe.
    3)Establish the target and contact their agent covertly
    4)The current club is going to lose the player for nothing at the end of the season anyway.
    5) Most players ars able to buy out their contracts, so via the players agents agree a deal then offer the player the money to approach their current club to buy out their contract which after all only has 5 months to run anyway and their club risk losing them for nothing anyway, so the money involved will be peanuts.
    6) Once the players contract has been bought out the player now effectively is unattached and a free agent and free immediately to play for a new club!!
    SIMPLES- Cheaper than transfer fee!!

  • dave 1961

    Feb 3, 2011 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #14

    How many of our fans would still be at work this morning, if they recommended one of their key employees went off to work for one of their competitors?

  • tcbelfast

    Feb 3, 2011 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #15

    Mr Nolan,now is the time to show true leadership skills and put URself in the front line.god knows…..i fear for a long final 3rd of the season.u r the man in the dressing room,prove to the fans why u get paid a fortune!!

  • dave 1961

    Feb 3, 2011 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #16

    Yes it’s been done before as long as they do not sign a pre contract first. they could offer £1-2m

  • El Geordieo

    Feb 3, 2011 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #17

    nolan on a fortune? nah mate hes on peanuts just like poor carroll was and thats why the poor lad had to relocate and he didnt want too ‘sniff’

  • toonoholic

    Feb 3, 2011 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #18

    he went on liverpool FC TV ?????


  • dave 1961

    Feb 3, 2011 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #19

    ins’t nolan one of fat sams buys on £60k a week

  • mattyNUFC

    Feb 3, 2011 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #20

    no. he was an ashley buy in our relegation season. I’d reckon he’s on 40-45k a week. maybe more since being handed the captaincy

  • mattyNUFC

    Feb 3, 2011 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #21


  • dave 1961

    Feb 3, 2011 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #22

    sorry no Nolan was Kinnear

  • stevep

    Feb 3, 2011 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #23

    Ed – to be honest, you’re stuck 5,000 miles away and don’t have a clue what real fans think
    I defo appreciate the blog and the fact you’ve spawned some actual real fans blog sites but ultimately you can only look thru rose tinted glasses

    I seem to have been singled out last night as the “pissed off toon fan” on skysports but we I actually live in reality which is to be in prem league next season – you miss so much from tv coverage, like Barton arguing with ranger and runs you think should be made it’s impossible to get a fair refelection of what’s actually going on
    I’m not trying to have a pop but at end of day you’re an armchair supporter who doesn’t see the whole picture…… Sorry

  • AndyMac

    Feb 3, 2011 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #24

    CT Thats not a million miles away from Jonas’s transfer but as I recall we still had to pay something for him in the end, but maybe not as much as we should ??

    But hey if it stops us from looking in the skips and wheely bins around the NE for a new No. 9 then go ahead 🙂

  • dave 1961

    Feb 3, 2011 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #25

    And the reason we did not play Xisco was add on for games played that why we sent him packing £1.3m on appearances.

  • AndyMac

    Feb 3, 2011 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #26

    But .com claims he only played 4 games for us with another 7 as sub. Surely thats not enough to kick in an appearance add on ?

  • AndyMac

    Feb 3, 2011 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #27

    Maybe it is ? I remember it was a Dennis “Dodgy deals” Wise transaction wasnt it ?

  • El Geordieo

    Feb 3, 2011 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #28

    stevep your wrong there mate, no matter where i lived i would feel wot i feel for newcastle, we all want the same thing – success, so when bad things happen we all feel near enough the same even if we have different opinions of it no matter where we are

  • toonoholic

    Feb 3, 2011 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #29

    we got nolan and taylor and kinnear got an attack

  • lewman

    Feb 3, 2011 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #30

    what do real fans think steve, we certainly dont all think the same way and we dont always agree with each other and that includes ed, i think it is a bit rich to call someone who was born and raised in this area not a real fan.
    i would say that ed must be pretty fanatical about our club to make this website as i am sure the small fees that he makes from googles adverts are almost irrelevant to his lifestyle considering the career he has had.

  • AndyMac

    Feb 3, 2011 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #31

    I remember how distinctly underwhelmed I was when I heard we’d bought Nolan (and Raylor for that matter) but he’s done a job for us when it mattered. Thanks Mr N.

    Mind you he could have tried a bit harder in the first place 🙂

  • lewman

    Feb 3, 2011 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #32

    ed i think your website has viruses as i often have many tabs open but it is always this site that suddenly turns into one of these anti virus pages. i dont really look on any dodgy sites and one time i had to reset my laptops hard drive to its original format as it even virused up my safe mode.

  • leedodd

    Feb 3, 2011 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #33

    Are we not sick to death of the Andy Carroll Crap Now ?? Seeing Him Kissin arse at Liverpool is Disgusting . We are in The Crap Big Style as we have so many Injurys now. we even buy and loan injured players and loan and sell the Fit ones what sort of stupid club are we ?? Why do we have young lads as subs ?? Richardson !!!!! what the hell is going on here ?? we have players in the premier league that couldent even make the bench last season !!!!! Get Ashley and Lambias out and get a Proper manager in… why do they do good work like Get John Carver Back then Shoot themselves in the Head By doing the Most Devastating Thing they could do !!!!!!!!!!! this makes GAZZA look Sane !!!!!

  • lewman

    Feb 3, 2011 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #34

    anyone know what he means by he has lost a freind. will they not still be freinds

  • leedodd

    Feb 3, 2011 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #35

    Just means a Team Mate at the Club !!!!!!

  • toonoholic

    Feb 3, 2011 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #36

    Stevep i am sorry but i have to disagree with you .

    I for one am not a geordie. But i paid my god damn ticket to get to newcastle when they were battling it out in championship to see us play the smoggies.

    We might not be blessed/cursed as some of your geordies, but if you cut me, you will see the same geordie blood flowing through veins and the same passion as any toon fan would have.

    Ed has done us a huge favor by getting this community along. Some of it are crap, but i would never slag off Ed for that. This blog is like a church/temple to many.If you have a problem with it, i wouldsuggest stop visiting the blog.

    so if you think you are superior just because you are a born geordie, think again. Because i would never slag off other fans who support newcastle as we have no glory to follow but just true passion.

  • Ryno10

    Feb 3, 2011 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #37


    Very well said. I live very far away from Newcastle, but like you I am a Toon fanatic. I dream someday of being able to travel to SJP and watch my heroes in action. Even if I never make it there, I will be there to support them through thick and thin, as we all do.

    I will just be glad to move past the AC stuff and continue fighting to stay up this season and then hopefully bringing in some players this summer.

  • sheznufc

    Feb 3, 2011 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #38

    Seeing Andy ‘judas’ Carroll in a Liverpool shirt is like being dumped and the ex with her new fella, it hurts alot!! HWTL

  • tjshawsey

    Feb 3, 2011 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #39

    agreed with toonoholic,
    I have lived in Essex for the majority of my life yet since I was 5 I have supported Newcastle. I follow them religously everyday and I certainly do not look through ‘rose tinted glasses’. In fact sometimes I feel as though it shows I am more of a fan in some ways, as all I get is stick from the majority of people round here, but I proudly support Newcastle and no one can take that from me.

  • Oleg G

    Feb 3, 2011 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #40

    stevep –

    Nice comment , a real one. But what do you want Ed to do? Go live in Newcastle just for the blog?
    Or close the blog?
    I really don’t get the point of your comment to Ed.
    Obviously he cannot get all of it, but still, he is giving 500% here.
    You are right, he is sometimes saying his opinion as an opinions of others, and that is a little bit weird, but that is his style of writing I think.

    Just put your comments in here so others can know what Ed doesn’t see from the US, that will just make the content of this site better.
    But you are right, there are things that we don’t see on TV.

    And just so you know, all those people, who are fans of Newcastle, and are not living near by to come and watch the games, would give a lot to have that opportunity. You should not talk about those people like they are second grade fans.

    For example, I think I spend about 2 hours a day on here and other websites, and reading and writing. That is a lot of time to spend on a football team, but I’ve never been to a game, and probably will not be able to go in the next 4-6 years, that doesn’t make anyone of the people like me a less of a fan. And Ed, he is doing 10000 more then anyone in here, so he should get all the respect for that, even if it is not the whole picture.


You must log in to post a comment.