We should first of all say it’s a Sunday today, so there will be some silly reports in the football pages of the Sunday papers.
Kevin Nolan – this lad is going nowhere
And true to form, there’s a good one today, that West Ham want to sign the Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan.
But why would Kevin want to play in the Championship for a second season in the last three?
We’re just joking, honestly, but surely West Ham should be more concerned about securing their Premier League status right now, rather than talking about getting new players in during the summer.
If the Hammers are relegated, they will need to unload some players, and Newcastle have been linked with forward Freddie Sears, who had a good game yesterday.
West Ham looked poor in getting hammered 3-0 at Chelsea late yesterday afternoon, and Fernando Torres finally scored his fist goal for Chelsea, and it seems that the three Ws, West Ham, Wolves and Wigan keep ending up in that bottom three.
West Ham at the moment are rock bottom of the league, and have been in the bottom three most of the season, and are currently two points from safety, and Newcastle did the double over them this season.
They have away games at Manchester City and Wigan, and home games against Blackburn and Sunderland, and they’ll have to start picking up some points if they are to stay up.
And their best player, former Newcastle midfielder Scotty Parker, who rightly picked up the PFA Player of the Season award last week, is currently out injured.
It’s not surprising that teams would be interested in trying to get Nolan, because he’s been in superb form for the last two seasons for Newcastle, but the Tyneside club are close to agreeing a new long term contract with the Liverpudlian, and the hope is that the new contract can be announced fairly soon.
Unfortunately for Newcastle fans, it seems that Kevin Nolan picked up a slight groin strain yesterday at Blackpool.
But as for Kevin Nolan going to West Ham, there’s no chance at all of that happening.