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!!