Why Would Newcastle Want To Sell Kevin Nolan?


West Ham had a £3M bid turned down by Newcastle for Kevin Nolan yesterday.

Kevin Nolan – Newcastle captain to be sold?

But the Daily Mail is reporting this morning that Newcastle want £6M for the 28-year-old Liverpudlian.

Assuming this news is true – just for a moment – what has Kevin Nolan done to deserve this kind of treatment from the Newcastle hierarchy?

Kevin has been simply outstanding for Newcastle in the last couple of seasons, as he helped take Newcastle from relegation to promotion in their very first season down below, and then helped them into a very decent 12th place in the Premier League last season.

And Kevin scored 30 goals for Newcastle in those two seasons, including 12 last season, and that included a famous hat-trick against Sunderland last year in Newcastle’s 5-1 walloping of local rivals Sunderland.

We have to hope this news is not true, but at Newcastle everybody seems to have their price under owner Mike Ashley.

We simply have no idea why Newcastle would sell their captain Kevin Nolan, who has often waxed lyrical about the Newcastle club and their fans, and is a hero on Tyneside.

Kevin is currently the soul of the Newcastle team, and we have no idea why Newcastle would sell this player, who after all still has two years left on his contract, and doesn’t want to leave.

What’s going on with Kevin Nolan and the Newcatsle hierarchy, is a very good question.

Maybe manager Alan Pardew can explain exactly what is happening with his captain, and what the situation really is, since Alan has often said that Kevin Nolan is vital to the Magpies’ future.

Comments welcome.



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77 comments so far

  • steburnip

    Jun 9, 2011 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #1

    1st

    Erm because he is getting old,greedy,slow, out with the old in with the new!!

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  • Novocastrian

    Jun 9, 2011 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #2

    Because Ashley has NO idea about football; he is a businessman. We need to keep Nolan and Barton, they are both equally vital to team spirit and morale. We will have to wait and see what happens; however, there is a good reason why Ashley has to have 24/7 security with him. D!@*head.

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  • AngerOfTheNorth

    Jun 9, 2011 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #3

    If Nolan is sold, it will be down to Pardew, not Ashley, if you ask me. £6m is not a massive sum like the £35m offered for Carroll, so Ashley isn’t going to demand that he is sold. In other words, this wouldn’t be a financial/business decision.

    This would be down to the manager deciding that either he can get a better player for the £6m brought in, or that he doesn’t like Nolan’s influence within the squad. He may feel that Kevin has too much control over the other players. Maybe Kevin has been kicking up a fuss about the contract negotiations for himself and Barton and has fallen out with the hierarchy.

    Either way, I think that selling him and Barton would be a mistake. If we sell them and bring in a load of foreign players that don’t know each other we’re back to the squad full of talented individuals who don’t have any team spirit which took us down a couple of years ago… It’s a foolish manager that underestimates the value of team spirit.

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  • geoff777

    Jun 9, 2011 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #4

    He hasn’t appeared in many commenter’s fantasy NUFC starting line-ups that I’ve seen.

    With Gosling & Cabaye in the squad I can’t see Nolan starting.

    Good substitute if we’re losing or hanging on to a lead.

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  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 9, 2011 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #5

    martinez might become the New Villa Manager!

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  • sialexrock1

    Jun 9, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #6

    god wish i had i time machine and stop cockney mafia from fu***n this club . fed up!!!!!!!!!

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jun 9, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #7

    i would like to have nolan atleast untill his Contract runs out

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  • sialexrock1

    Jun 9, 2011 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #8

    god wish i had i time machine and stop cockney mafia from f!@ckin this club . fed up!!!!!!!!!

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  • BonVoyageBenny

    Jun 9, 2011 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #9

    I’d take no less than 6M for him, get the money back that we paid for him. If we are bringing in the players we are alleged to be getting, then Nolan will not fit into our style of play. He’s too slow, and although he can put in a relatively good tackle, he won’t put himself on the line for the team.

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  • north east lincs toon

    Jun 9, 2011 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #10

    At this rate our squad will be smaller than last season!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 9, 2011 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #11

    not sell Nolan, just tell him not to be so very greedy wanting a 5 year deal when he’s nearly 29 ! Nolan will be our next Smith on huge wages.

    barton good for teams spirit, is that why so many players don’t want to come here!

    If it wasn’t for Ashley’s flawed management approach, we could have had Martinez as manager now . Now there’s a proper manager.

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  • GeordieRob

    Jun 9, 2011 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #12

    Ed,

    Of course everyone has their price… If Barca got offered 300m for Messi, I doubt they’d turn it down. If the offer is just stupid, why wouldn’t you cash in?

    I don’t doubt that Nolan has given his best for the club, but time catches up with everyone. Football clubs can’t just plan for the next game, they have to plan for the next 3-4 seasons. I just can’t see Nolan playing at such a high level for that time. Perhaps I’m wrong. I’d be happy for Nobby if I was.

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  • JIMMYBOB33

    Jun 9, 2011 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #13

    HOW CAN NEWCASTLE BE IN THIS MUCH DEBT SOMETHING ISNT RIGHT The report claims that Newcastle United has debts totalling £288m with the club owing Mike Ashley around £133m.

    It is believed that the huge cash sum is owed to a top level company – known as St James Holdings Ltd – whose main focus is investment in the club.

    Newcastle United yesterday chose not to comment

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  • mr.T...iote

    Jun 9, 2011 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #14

    lads if martinez goes to villa his 1st target wil be zog we have to strike a deal asap lol

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 9, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #15

    anger of the north

    if we bring these young french internationals in, they will know each other very well.

    Are you angry the angryman or another angry ?

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 9, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #16

    Jimmybob,

    might explain a lot. thanks Shepherd !!!

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  • GeordieRob

    Jun 9, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #17

    Jimmybob33,

    They’re still paying for the grandstand and Owen.

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  • nolan4

    Jun 9, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #18

    Why sell Nolan ?? 12 goals last season isn’t bad for a ageing midfielder who is a proven player in the prem.

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Jun 9, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #19

    If everyone is fit next season we have the following players to choose from. Jonas, Arfa, Gosling, Ferguson, Vuckic, Jonas, Cabaye, Tiote, Lua Lua. Not counting youngsters like Donaldson & Richardson. That is maybe the reason Barton & Nolan haven’t been offered new contracts.

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  • sialexrock1

    Jun 9, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #20

    who thinks mr owen is a tw@t?????

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  • Munster Mag

    Jun 9, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #21

    I agree, crazy move. Pardew isnt really controlling matters, and that can never be a good thing. I’ve never known a newcastle team with this type of spirit, and its largely down to these two scousers. Bit of respect Ashley, eh ?

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  • mr.T...iote

    Jun 9, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #22

    wats happened to nolan is he rejected THE 1ST DEAL OFFERD that was a deal to test the water SIMPLE he’ll get his new contract wen they reach a compromise and he already has 2 yers on his contract he duznt need a new 1 for at least another season he just want a new 1 for more muney

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Jun 9, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #23

    oops put Jonas in twice still a strong midfield to choose from even with Nolan & Barton

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  • simon/nufc

    Jun 9, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #24

    geordiedoonsouth

    Gosling hasn’t played a minute of football this season also vukic hasn’t been near the 1st team

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  • nimo

    Jun 9, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #25

    Newcastle would probably struggle to be a club if it werent for the likes of nolan , smudge and Barton keeping it together, some people are so wrapped up in there games of football manager they think a team will still perform with 9 changes to the first team, it takes time to get to know each other and styles of play, may cause arguments distrupt the harmony of the club- the team we had this year could of finished 8th and prob would of done if there wasn’t such long term injuries to key players

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  • fungus44

    Jun 9, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #26

    come on gay,s it is the daily mail again making up stories nolan is not for sale the price quoted is bull s**t can,t see it happing

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  • OttersPocket

    Jun 9, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #27

    The Daily Mail is reporting!! Say no more, everyone getting worked up again over a stupid paper report.
    And seriously 6 mil would be a good deal if the money was re invested in team. Not everything that Ashley does is bad, people on here are so negative to everything.

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  • Cardboy

    Jun 9, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #28

    Would make no sense to sell now. Based on what he acheived last season. Has plenty to offer still and would be sorely missed. Game of cat and mouse ATM over contract as we all suspect. Can’t blame either party to some extent. Hope it’s settled shortly we need some positive news.

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  • JIMMYBOB33

    Jun 9, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #29

    thanx

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Jun 9, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #30

    JIMMYBOB33 where did you see that we are so much in debt. The company you mentioned was set up by Ashley when he took over the Toon. Don’t panic it’s all about high finance & moving debt around.

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  • OttersPocket

    Jun 9, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #31

    Another thing, the way some go on you would think we were the only team ever to have had a good dressing room spirit and if Nolan and Barton leave that would go as well, forgetting of course that both were in the relegation squad which had no spirit at all.

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  • fungus44

    Jun 9, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #32

    i think every thing will fall in to place once we get a few sined on the dotted line then watch thing,s happen fast

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Jun 9, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #33

    The Daily F**king Wail I don’t believe one word written in it. All it is is the thinking man’s SUN without the T*Ts

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jun 9, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #34

    I dont think they want to sell Kevin Nolan, I just think that they are that incompetent, they dont realise how influential he is to the club!

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  • mr.T...iote

    Jun 9, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #35

    n tbf 6mil for nolan aint bad we have gosling hus just like a younger nolan n if we work with gosling he cud very well take over from nolan as tbh i expect gosling to be a starter through this season”if their good enuf their old enuf”

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  • veto

    Jun 9, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #36

    everyone is so keen to replace the old with the new.
    bring in cheap foreign internationals in the hope that they will turn out tobe one of the highest goalscorers in the league from midfield .
    thats alot to hope for .

    i had finally started to look positively on newcastles chances of pushing on , that was on the basis of holding this great spine we have in our team for the first time in donkeys years .
    we should be building around our nolans and bartons not trading them in .
    frankly prety dejected about the whole situation again now .
    we are building a cash farm herewith these foreigners , if it was for the benefit of newcastle maybe it would be ok , but it’s not .
    fetch em in cheap and unknown , fatten them up and raise their profile , then move them out , it’s a pretty blatant strategy they are playing

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  • Novocastrian

    Jun 9, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #37

    Of course Ashley has business in mind. He doesn’t want to keep Nolan and Barton on for 5 years because they will be in their thirties; they will not be playing the way they do now and they are currently on £50k a week+. In his mind, it’s better to get rid of them now, so he isn’t paying them when their legs are shot in 3-4 years time the same amount they are getting now.

    Bad move in my opinion.

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  • ToonMatt

    Jun 9, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #38

    Because everyone of our players is basically for sale, Mike Ashley wants money to add to his bank account, His plan is to sell our better players, keep the money and sign garbage from the lower leagues or freebies and finish above 17th every season.

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  • mick70

    Jun 9, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #39

    I think putting a 6mil price tag on him is effectively saying we don’t want to sell him cos no one would pay that much for him, but if a club is daft enough to pay that much then maybe we should take it . Btw the British market has gone completely mad Henderson wasn’t getting a regular game at the mackems toward the end of the season 20 mil is just crazy,then again 30 mil was crazy for Carroll

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jun 9, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #40

    Mr T
    How do you know Gosling is as good as nolan???

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