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West Ham’s Derisory Bid For Nolan Was £1M

9:30 am, Sunday, June 12th, 2011 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 51 Comments

Well we suppose it was worth a try – but didn’t come off – as West Ham apparently offered Newcastle just £1M for captain Kevin Nolan last week

Kevin Nolan – West Ham Bid £1M for Newcastle captain

The news is in the People today, but with the offer the London  club were willing to all but match the wages Nolan is getting at Newcastle – around £50K/week or a bit more.

Newcastle rejected the offer out of hand, and the news being reported last week was that the offer was for £3M.

But West Ham have to realize they are not in the driving seat when it comes to  trying to get Premier League class players like Kevin, to take a step down to the Championship.

Newcastle called the offer derisory, but that’s what they called initial offers for Andy Carroll back in January, and then Liverpool of course came in with a massive £35M, and the local striker was gone.

That could happen to Nolan this summer, and we think Newcastle would accept an offer of anything north of around £4M or £5M – but it still seems ridiculous to us they would be willing to lose such a valuable player both on and off the field.

A Newcastle source told the People:

“Players will be expected to honor their contracts and, if sold, it will only be at a price beneficial to Newcastle United.”

That statement to us is more proof that Newcastle are willing to sell both Kevin Nolan and Joey Barton this summer, if they can get the right price for them.

It seems both are on around £60K/week, and maybe Mike Ashley thinks he can get equivalent players in for a lot less wages than that – and apparently Yohan Cabaye is getting £30K/week in his five year deal.

But it’s a very risky business to sell two of your best players, and of course we almost expect Jose Enrique to also leave the club this summer.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Contracts · Joey Barton · Jose Enrique · Kevin Nolan · Transfer News and Rumours

51 responses so far ↓

  • 1 spitfire_ // Jun 12, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Noble, Tomkins, Sears + 1 mil = Nolan

  • 2 hainesy // Jun 12, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Times it by at least 4 or 5 and then I would consider it.

  • 3 WWJBD // Jun 12, 2011 at 9:39 AM

    That’s not a bad shout but surely we would offer them smith as well

  • 4 Rotonda heights // Jun 12, 2011 at 9:41 AM

    Time to get rid I think. He’s the captain and if he won’t take an incentive based pay rise, worth up to 10k more a week, where is his ambition? If we haven’t got to the top 7 in 2 years, then something is very wrong and we are stuck with midtable mediocrity forever.

    lets be honest Nolan, Smith and barton are a blueprint for fat Sham’s boot boys. Unfit, injury prone, slow and very, very greedy. Cabaye seems to have a lot more class all round. Bring on more of him.

  • 5 CynicalasEva // Jun 12, 2011 at 9:41 AM

    My concerns are the noises coming ‘from’ the likes of Enrique and Barton – that they will sit out the final year and walk for free !
    Its fine for us to do it but when you are loosing 20M of talent – straigh to the player and agent – it shows you how difficult it is to run a football club.

    Whilst accepting that its difficult, FatAsh ahould realise that the EPL is paramount to the sucess of any club. You cant gamble on strikers with dodgy knees and youngsters to suceed – you have to speculate to accumalte

  • 6 spitfire_ // Jun 12, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    Yeah, and any other deadwood Perch, Shola… They make fun with this 1 mil… let’s we make fun with them too.

  • 7 BonVoyageBenny // Jun 12, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    I’d let him go for 2 out of Noble, Parker and Hitzlsberger. Class midfielders there…

  • 8 WWJBD // Jun 12, 2011 at 9:43 AM

    Infact throw in Ranger on loan for them as well 🙂

  • 9 CynicalasEva // Jun 12, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    rotunda – I am all for performance based contracts – but it seems it was all or nothing – the contract would only kick in on achieving 7th … what happens if we only get 8th?. Coupled with the fact the FatMan and co sell of any promising players the contract would never be activated Surely any performance based contract should be premised on appearances, goals, clean sheets or even passes and tackles – and even deductions for red and yellows. performance

  • 10 GeordieRob // Jun 12, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    Easy solution…

    I can’t see Charlie Adam getting a game at Liverpool, so line him up for 6m. Sell Nolan for 6… all is well.

  • 11 WWJBD // Jun 12, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    Right so Nolan Smith Perch and Ranger on loan for Noble Sears Tomkins and Hitzlsberger and 1 million?

  • 12 Nufc_mo // Jun 12, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    “If we haven’t got to the top 7 in 2 years, then something is very wrong and we are stuck with midtable mediocrity forever”


    I suppose in 3 years time you want us to be Top 4 then?

  • 13 Nufc_mo // Jun 12, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    3 years since promotion*

  • 14 Drona // Jun 12, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    what do you guys make of this?

  • 15 stuckdownsouth // Jun 12, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    As I said in previous post BA has played 97 games in the last 3 years, he’s not injury prone. However there is a risk which means it’s hard to get insurance.

    Anyway Nolan, I completely understand why you want to sell our captain, one of the highest earners at the club, if you feel he is not going to play because you are buying what you think are better younger players. He won’t score 12 goals next year if he is on the bench, and he reacted badly when Chris dropped him early in the season, storming off and refusing to be a sub.

  • 16 spitfire_ // Jun 12, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Im okay and without this 1 mil… they will be f*ck up. I’ll give him Ranger for free…

  • 17 spitfire_ // Jun 12, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Noble, Tomkins, Sears = Nolan, Smith, Perch + Ranger as a gangster bonus… and we can forget about this 1 mil.

  • 18 scdoty // Jun 12, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Little off topic. Dont slate me for this, although some will agree.

    Joey Barton needs to be got rid of ASAP. I am well aware of how good he is he was my player of the season. Love him as a footballer.

    However after reading his Twatter comments yestderday about average Joe, and a picture of him and Kevin Nolan. Im sorry but he is upsetting the team spirit.

    He will have a lot of influence over younger people in the team, and a split in the dresssing room is only a pre season away.

    Sorry but he has to go. Yohan Cabaye needs to settle as quickly as possible.

  • 19 CynicalasEva // Jun 12, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    why is this site throwing up adobe erorr?

  • 20 mr.T...iote // Jun 12, 2011 at 9:54 AM

  • 21 STB // Jun 12, 2011 at 9:54 AM

    Cabaye live on Radio RMC confirmed that it was Pardew that persuaded him to sign with his project of fast attacking football using players like him to accelerate the game. Promised a starting spot in midfield at the beginning of the season. Got great references for Newcastle from all English based French team and especially Zog. Sounds like a nice bloke. Just have to hope that Joey B doesn’t take a dislike to competition & French players. So far, we have Tioté & Cabaye in CM. HBA promised to play off or just behind the striker. Leaves CF, RW, LW to sort. I’d take Zog on the right where he played for Wigan & France. Spiderman & Ferguson can scrap it out on the left if Enrique stays. Gameiro is supposed to sign for PSG in the next days. Erdinc will be available but hasn’t had a good season. Worth a punt as a squad player that could earn his place.
    Gosling at RB will be worth a try in pre-season.
    Looks promising if Pardew can keep the harmony which may mean letting Barton go. His tweeting is certainly not suggesting that he’s happy. He may be regretting not signing something earlier.

  • 22 mr.T...iote // Jun 12, 2011 at 9:55 AM

  • 23 Rotonda heights // Jun 12, 2011 at 9:55 AM


    yes it should be for all, but if we only made 8th, i guess he would have to try and live on only 40k a week .lol.!!!

  • 24 mr.T...iote // Jun 12, 2011 at 9:56 AM

  • 25 hainesy // Jun 12, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Read the fail. Lille’s Melvin Martin 😀

  • 26 mr.T...iote // Jun 12, 2011 at 9:56 AM

  • 27 Rotonda heights // Jun 12, 2011 at 9:57 AM


    This font is killing my eyes and I’m reading it on a monitor. Much happier with the format but can we have a bigger font, like Arial or similar?

  • 28 stuckdownsouth // Jun 12, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    Agree scdoty, if Barton isn’t getting his way, and if he isn’t playing regularly he is a ticking time bomb!

  • 29 Benton Toon Exile // Jun 12, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    West Ham are Skint!
    They did this knowing it would be knocked back, so done to show ambition and appease their fans!

    Not sure who is worse Ashley or the Chuckle Brothers at West Ham. Think I prefer Ashley!

  • 30 Nufc_mo // Jun 12, 2011 at 9:57 AM



  • 31 Southern Pride // Jun 12, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    juz curious… if west ham were to swap parker for nolan.. would we do it? i quite like it to be honest… then sell barton

    more balance in the midfield

    Jonas Taylor Colo Enrique
    ……tiote cabeye parker…….

    as opposed to

    Simpson Taylor Colo Enrique


  • 32 Rotonda heights // Jun 12, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    southern pride,

    I’m happy to lose nolan but Parker is 2 years older and we couldn’t hav ehim nd Tiote going round in circles all the time !!

  • 33 roshan MAGPIE // Jun 12, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    i want nolan to end his current Contract and then leave for free i think it will end in 2 year s time by then he will be 30 so i want him to complete the current Contract and then leave by that time our club will be in good possition i guess

  • 34 ToonMatt // Jun 12, 2011 at 10:09 AM

    Surprised Ashley didnt accept it,seen as how desperate he is for money.

  • 35 solano // Jun 12, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    All this talk of Scott “the human corkscrew” Parker…he can’t cut it at a big club and I didn’t rate him at all when he was here the first time….a lot of running in circles and not releasing the ball at the correct time…Mark Noble is a better player who would interest me, as it seems we would like to rid ourselves of all the players who have contributed the most in the last two seasons….

  • 36 Marty-Toon // Jun 12, 2011 at 10:13 AM

    Southern Pride!
    Jonas at RB?He was rubbish there for Argentina,why would he play there on the PL?

  • 37 Marty-Toon // Jun 12, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    You all want olan to leave.
    I really don`t get that at all.
    We can get in some good quality players(Cabaye) but no one knows if they will settle well or get used to the style and speed of the PL within the first season and we need the team to start at full speed as there is no prisoners taken in the PL and we could find ourselves quickly in trouble with injuries etc.
    Nolan was top class with 12 goals and some assists along with great defensive play.
    If Henderson is worth 20 million then what is Nolan worth?????

  • 38 Angryman the (Mildly) Angry fan // Jun 12, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Oh dear!
    Pardew now confirming what I heard from that guy at the juniors match a few months back!

    So far… His info has been 100% accurate!! But I was just being a negger, as mike would back Pardew with his 35 m!


  • 39 Troleibusiukas_LTU // Jun 12, 2011 at 10:18 AM

  • 40 Southern Pride // Jun 12, 2011 at 10:18 AM


    my mistake… meant simpson

    only sayin it coz i watched parker alot this season… easily the best player of the poor west ham team..n even though he’s old hez still got alot of fuel left..

    nolan takes too long tracking back.. i hate his speed n stamina..

  • 41 solano // Jun 12, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    Marty….I want Nolan and Barton to stay 100%…I think it’s crazy to lose them going into a very difficult 2nd season…but I’m a depressed, prozac- addicted puddlehead to a lot of Stevie Wonders who post around here 😉

  • 42 JAMSHA // Jun 12, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    Datz insultn offer 4 noland, 10m for nolan take it or leav it.

  • 43 JAMSHA // Jun 12, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    Datz insultn offer 4 nolan, 10m for nolan take it or leav it.

  • 44 kingkev9 // Jun 12, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    What a bunch of muppets.

    Barton is a bad influence? Yeah right he didn’t influence any games for us last year.

    Sell Nolan? Our captain and top scorer? F@ck off you muppets. A team is about being a team! Having a leader and spirit. Not 11 individuals just like when we went down. Idiots

  • 45 Troleibusiukas_LTU // Jun 12, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    @Southern Pride // Jun 12, 2011 at 9:58 AM
    How about this?

    Jonas Taylor Colo Enrique

  • 46 kingkev9 // Jun 12, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    How about relegation?

  • 47 solano // Jun 12, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    A lot of team formations getting posted – they all lack a strong proven specialist right back….Simpson is a weak link

  • 48 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Jun 12, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    A totally unacceptable offer for the lad who does,nt want to leave anyway!

    We should hang on to Nolan and Barton and give em new contracts!

  • 49 CynicalasEva // Jun 12, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    For those wanting larger font – have you tried CTRL + mouse wheel ??

  • 50 CynicalasEva // Jun 12, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    O angryman – wot did you hear in hte playground?

  • 51 Marty-Toon // Jun 12, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    Southern Pride,
    ok get ya on that it shoulda been simpson although he must get better at RB.
    Agree that Nolans speed isn`t the greatest but his stamina is better than most,he is one of the only PL players that runs and runs all day-the guy is a machine

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