Kevin Nolan has been a huge player in these last two seasons for Newcastle.
Kevin Nolan – scoring Newcastle’s first goal Saturday
And with Kevin’s skills and goal-scoring ability, he has helped Newcastle come back from the dark days of summer, 2009, to where Newcastle are right now, in 9th place in the Premier League and only 2 points off 7th place.
There are rumors that Alan Pardew is trying to get Newcastle to tie down Kevin to a long term deal, which will keep him at the Newcastle club for say the next five years.
Thats sounds good to us.
Kevin is one of those guys who is just a born leader, and while he did have a tough first six months at the Tyneside club, he’s turned out to be one of Newcastle best ever buys at just £4M from Bolton Wanderers.
And of course he was given the captaincy last summer by Chris Hughton, and Alan Pardew has already said he will remain his captain at Newcastle.
Kevin Nolan’s goal after 22 minutes on Saturday was his 12th goal of the season, and as usual he scored a vital goal in what was a vital game for the Magpies, and is now Newcastle’s top scorer.
Peter Lovenkrands also praised his captain today:
“Kevin has also been scoring more than his fair share, which has helped massively.”
“It was an even more important win afterwards when you look at the results of West Brom and Birmingham.”
“We could have been right in it. It was important to get the result and it looks to have been a crucial win.
Unfortunately Kevin received his 10th yellow card of the season, and will now miss the next two games on Saturday at Villa Park and two weeks tonight at home to the red devils.
Kevin has often waxed lyrical about everything Newcastle, and it would be great to see the Liverpudlian sign a new extended deal to stay on Tyneside.
Kevin’s record at Newcastle is 88 games played and 30 goals scored, which is just phenomenal goal-scoring for a central midfielder.
If Newcastle can also get Joey Barton and Jose Enrique to commit long term to Newcastle, as we suggested yesterday, Newcastle fans would be flying, as would Alan Pardew too.