Kevin Nolan Moving To West Ham – Having Medical


In what’s got to the surprise of the summer, Kevin Nolan is having a medical at West Ham.

Kevin Nolan – moving to West Ham

Sky Sports is reporting today that Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan is having a medical at West Ham, after terms have been agreed with West Ham..

The Hammers have come back with an improved bid for the former Bolton captain, and Nolan is now talking to West Ham about terms.

This will be a hammer blow to Newcastle fans if Kevin indeed makes the move to play in the Championship next season with relegated  West Ham.

Not only is he the captain of Newcastle,  but he was the talisman of the side in the last two seasons, and scored 30 goals, 12 of them last season in the Premier League.

We wonder just what exactly is going on behind the scenes at Newcastle and certainly Alan Pardew will not be too pleased at this, but it’s obvious that Mike Ashley decides who comes and who goes at Newcastle these days.

If Kevin does make the move look for Jose Enrique and Joey Barton to also leave the Magpies this summer.

Kevin moved to Newcatsle in January of 2009, and played a total of 91 games for Newcastle with 30 goals, and it will be a complete shock if he leaves Newcastle  for a second division side.

We are completely stunned by this news.

Comments welcome.



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216 comments so far

  • IH8_S4FC

    Jun 15, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #1

    WTF!!

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  • geordieboy84

    Jun 15, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #2

    Seen this comming, recking cabaye was a replacement….. can’t believe we’re selling our top goalscorer

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  • Oba

    Jun 15, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #3

    Really annoying. Helped us to get promoted, and keep us in the Prem. I guess that his age and wages have meant Ashley wants him gone – if replacements aren’t signed for both him and Carroll then I’ll be disappointed.

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  • CLOIN

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #4

    MA policy remove high wage earners with younger,cheaper players,who next?

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  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #5

    Gutted. Absolutely Gutted. Even more Gutted then the sale of Judas,,,, i doubt theres a large 8 figure number to sweeten the blow this time…

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  • WWJBD

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #6

    How many of our starting 11 will actually be around nest season? Joke by the club

    I hold no anger towards Nolan for this

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  • shearerno9

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #7

    If he wont accept the contract offered there isnt much choice, saying that I really dont want him going anywhere…. He’s our captain and we should not be selling him…. cue enrique and barton to follow him out the door.

    It really seems as if pardew has literally no say in anything at the club, he said we cant keep selling players that are important and that he wants both nolan and barton on new contract…. yet again this club proves there is no positives without being counter balanced by massive negatives.

    Great job running the club lads – your a shining example to the rest of the league

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  • geoff777

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #8

    I hope we get a good deal.

    Raiding one of their up & coming talents would be good instead of all cash.

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  • CLOIN

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #9

    I hope we find a midfielder who can score over 10 goals a season

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  • cartoonie

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #10

    What i cant understand about this at the minute is that Pardew has complained about 2 things last season, the first being our squad size and the second being able to keep our best players. With the Nolan deal that goes against both of them, likewise with barton and enrique. As long as we have players definately coming in i dont mind massivly but as we saw in Jan with Carroll leaving there is no replacements. I know we have signed cabaye but surely we should be looking too add to what we have got. Good luck to Nolan though, always put in 100% and played for the fans and the city of newcastle, Not for Mike Ashley pullin his puppet strings!!

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  • Widowmaker

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #11

    I think the move is good for him and good for the board(?). But it’s clear that there is something wrong with our club.

    How many of our starting eleven this season will remain after the summer? Oh, and the season was supposed to be a successful one.

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  • FarAwayGeordie

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #12

    Someone please get rid off mike ashley .. fat useless piece of sh*t .. cant we like storm his corporate boxes during a game? he is a moron needs to be driven out by force ..

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  • Manx Magpie

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #13

    Just been confirmed. This is ridiculous.

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  • tiotal football

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #14

    If we do sign new players then Nolan has no place in our team and so can no longer be captain and so should go.

    Also… Ashley probably doesn’t like the power he has over the club but then neither would anyone else.

    He tried bluffing his way into a good contract and just like barton/carroll it’s not gone well and he’s out the door.

    He was a liability in the starting line up anyway because he took up a valuable space in midfield, leaving tiote constantly exposed. But at the same time was a good player for us and should always be remembered for helping us when we needed it most.

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  • WWJBD

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #15

    Nolan Barton Jose gone
    Collo and Jonas off after that?

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  • Toon_Army

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #16

    I don’t log in often but this is really strange.

    West Ham??? Surely a Part-Exchange with the Zog at Wigan would have been a better option…

    Ohhh come on, what are we playing at lately…

    One step forward Two steps back…

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  • toonoholic

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #17

    Absolutely gutted. its not the money the club can just turn down the offer . How do we sell our club captain and top scorer and expect cabaye/gosling to replace him is beyond anyones imagination.

    next month with barton and enrique out the idiotic fans out here who think neil taylor is enriques replacement will start chewing their nails come september .

    After 10 years i have got to admit, we have become a fckin selling club

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  • cartoonie

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #18

    And why the f***k has Alan Smith not been sold yet, he is on £60k a week for ffs!!

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  • boater

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #19

    Cloin – that kevin nolan guy is good for 10 goals.

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  • geordieboy84

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #20

    wonder how much the bid was in the end??? can’t see west ham having to much money to spend….looks to me like we’re basing our transfer policy on arsenal not offering contracts over the age of 30. Doesn’t work when your team isn’t no where near as good

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  • CLOIN

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #21

    we might even lose Enrique,Barton,Jonas and coloccini

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  • Senior

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #22

    Out= Nolan- fat, slow, limited player, sold liverpool to AC, served his purpose, undermines manager, cash back from WH

    In= Cabaye- younger, fitter, faster, tech better, eye for goal, HUNGRY

    Out= Cambell-joke/leech/cost us 6 goals/6points

    Out= kuqi-err? Do I have to comment?

    I speculate that is 60 + 40 + 10k=110k saved, 35k for cabeye. Saving 85K P/week.

    We have shrunk the wage bill further and got rid of 30% of our dead wood so far.

    Whats the fuc£in problem?

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  • will

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #23

    MA really is playing hard ball! the guy knows nothing about loyalty! Sad to see Nolan go, despite so many claims that he is not good enough, too slow, he is the kind of leader we need on the pitch!
    Guess it really is the end of Player Power in Nufc

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  • NickeAlvaro

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #24

    As much as I do love Nolan and Barton there’s no hiding how much worse they were after Carroll went and our longball tactics didn’t work so well.
    I just don’t think he fits into our ‘possible’ new model.

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  • connor_nufc

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #25

    Sure blame the club, if a player doesnt want to stay, wtf can the board do about it

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  • ..SwedishMagpie..

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #26

    why the fock would noland go to west ham ?? 1 reason can be that he knows that he aint going to play in the first team any more..

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  • Antoine Sibierski

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #27

    Goodbye Kevin, Goodbye Jose, Goodbye Joey, Goodbye Team Spirit, Goodbye Premiership.

    The worst thing is we’re selling the highest scoring midfielder in the premiership for around 2 million, who said Ashely was a good buisnessman?
    I’ve been supporting him so far this summer and now feel like a complete mug, our club is going to quickly slide back down now.

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  • Mark

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #28

    You all act disappointed, but whenever most of you post your prefered stating 11 for next season, Nolan is never in it. Yes he is our captain, and yes it wont help with team spirit. As tiotal football said above, Nolan is a liability.

    Besides with cabaye signed now, we already have a better replacement for him, Faster, Younger, and bags of skill.

    I must admit though, my main worry now is that Barton may not want to stay any more because of it, but if we get N,zogbia, we already have the perfect replacement for barton with jonas on the right and Zog on the left, or vice versa!
    😀

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  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #29

    @Senior

    Saving 75k per week*

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  • Duffeh

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #30

    Am I the only one who isint actually bothered about Nolan going?

    His legs are gone, he cant pick out a pass for toffee, the only place he is decent is in and around the box picking up scraps.

    If we are playing Ben Arfa behind the striker(s) next season, where is Nolan fitting in the team?

    If we bring in quality replacements I think its a good move for the club (of course that is a big if) but weve seen the likes we can attract with Cabaye.

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  • CLOIN

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #31

    If Cabaye doesnt score many goals in his first season we could well get relegated again,thats the point

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #32

    Strange decision for nolan to play in the championship. I would have thought another premiership club would have bid for him.

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  • spitfire_

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #33

    Nolan have passion on the field… but he’s slow and most importantly he REJECT new contract… What u expect to do? Same and for Barton… he cost above 16 mil and for what… last 1.5 seasons… Sell him to and bring new quality players.

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  • WWJBD

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #34

    This give more weight to the Gardner rumour doesnt it

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  • Senior

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #35

    Er, I meant 75K- I went to Rutherford School after all!!!

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  • will

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #36

    “Newcastle close in on Tranquillo Barnett”
    could this be the reason?

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  • Benton Toon Exile

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #37

    Anyone who thinks the sale of Nolan is good is as big a mug as the people who sanctioned it.

    He was our top scorer last season with 12 prem goals!! Most managers would give their left bollock for that so of gauranteed strick rate from a midfielder.

    We should have Kept Nolan at least another season until the new boys bed in.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #38

    To be fair to the club, they only have 4 options on Nolan:

    1. Accept a decent offer for him now and get him off the books.
    2. Accept a poor offer next season.
    3. Let him go for NOTHING when his contract expires.
    4. Pander to him and offer him the contract he wants, which will see him here as a high earner into his 30’s where he may not be playing week-in-week-out.

    Now, which of those is most appealing??

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  • Drona

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #39

    Joey7Barton Joseph Barton
    Just on my way to Ascot, feel sick. #whatgoinonatthetoonffs
    43 seconds ago

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  • Andy

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #40

    I’m in a state of flux here blaming everything, everyone ma dl ap Nolan himself Sam allardyce the dog the toaster. I have no idea what to think about this but we are playing a hell of a risky game

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