Newcastle Captain Kevin Nolan Is Top Man

The Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan was voted the Sports Personality of the Year at the Sport Newcastle Awards, held last night at Newcastle’s Civic Center.

Kevin Nolan – Sports Personality Of The Year

The 28-year-old is Newcastle’s top goal-scorer this season on 11 goals, in a tie with departed Andy Carroll, and he is the Premier League’s top-scoring midfielder this season.

Malcom Dix, the Sport Newcastle secretary said:

“Kevin Nolan was an outstanding skipper of the Championship-winning team and has demonstrated his goalscoring skill in the Championship and again in the Premier League this season,”

As well as his goals this season Kevin notched 18 last season and in 87 appearances for the magpies he has scored an amazing 29 goals – not too bad for a midfielder.

England U18 goalkeeper Jak Alnwick, shown above, is the younger brother of Spurs and former Sunderland keeper Ben, and last night Jak won the coveted Wor Jackie Trophy as one of North East football’s rising stars.

The trophy has previously been won by youngsters like Andy Carroll in 2007 and Nile Ranger in 2009, and it cements Jak as one of Newcastle top up and coming youngsters, who was outstanding last season for the Newcastle U18 side that made the semi-finals of the FA Youth Cup.

Jak’s football idol is Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina, and Steve Harper is his favorite Newcastle player – that’s not surprising.

19 year-old Paul Dummett, shown above, who is the Reserve Team captain, was named one of 12 Rising Stars, and the Welsh U-21 international has only recently signed a new deal to keep him at Newcastle until the summer of 2013.

And 16 year-old Newcastle striker Adam Campbell, shown above, whom we profiled in January, received the Jack Hickson Award as the North East’s outstanding young footballer.

Jack Hickson is the scout who discovered Alan Shearer, but sent him to Southampton when Alan was just 15 years old, and Jack died back in December, 2009 at the age of 88.

Comments very welcome.

10 comments so far

  • Ciaran Thomas

    Mar 8, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #1

    Top man and A top player for the toon.Hes been our hero this season,without him this season would of struggled !,Well done Kevin Nolan.

  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 8, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #2

    Evening Chronicle online will soon be out. Get ready for the post chase.

  • Shot Bru

    Mar 8, 2011 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #3

    I would sell Nolan in the summer if a decent offer comes in for him. Apart from his scoring record i think the game passes him by as he is so one paced and offers very little creativity in the midfield. I think we have been fortunate that Barton has been back to his best this season and it has been noticeable since he’s been out injured we have looked a little bereft of ideas at times. Give Barton Nolan’s spot in CM and buy a pacy creative player to play alongside him and with Tiote as a DM and HBA behind the striker we will have a much better balance to our team.

  • Markaccus

    Mar 8, 2011 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #4

    Malcom dix used to be my dads boss, until he retired years ago, didn’t realise he was still involved with Newcastle. Must be 15 years since he retired, so must be getting on a bit now!

  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 8, 2011 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #6

    Shot Bru, I would go as far as giving Joey the captaincy, Maybe then he’ll accept his new contract.

  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 8, 2011 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #7

    Ciaran Thomas, till the wig came off, I thought it was our own Colo.

  • Ciaran Thomas

    Mar 8, 2011 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #8

    Me too ! Funny as hell !!

  • MykToonFan

    Mar 8, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #9

    Congratulations to Nolan – after all of his work over the last 18 months, he more than deserves this.

  • MykToonFan

    Mar 8, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #10

    My avatar is pretty cool, by the way 🙂


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