Kevin Nolan has admitted the obvious – that Newcastle are not exactly missing him this season.
Kevin Nolan – while at Newcastle
Kevin was immediately appointed captain when he joined west Ham in the summer for around 4.5M, and joined up again with Sam Aallrduce, whome he had played for at Bolton Wanderers.
And playing for Newcastle 48 times in all competitions in the promotion season two years ago with 18 goals, will no doubt help West Ham get promoted straight back to the Premier league at their first attempt.
In Newcastle’s promotion season Kevin was voted the best player in the Championship, and he was just great for Newcastle over the last two seasons, and he will always be remembered as a player who gave his all for the Newcastle club, when it was in very dire circumstances.
Kevin is pleased that Newcastle are now riding high in the Premier League in 4th position with a massive 26 points from their first 13 league games.
And West Ham are now starting to pull away from 3rd placed Cardiff and are 6 points clear after 19 games, and with a better goal difference.
And those four league wins on the trot have put the Hammers just 2 points behind leaders Southampton.
This is what Kevin said:
“It was a tough decision to leave Newcastle, but it was the right one for me and everyone involved.” “They aren’t really missing me are they!”
“It took a while to get everyone’s ideas on board, but now people are seeing a West Ham side doing the right things at the right times.”
“We’re on a great run, similar to the one I was on at Newcastle when they were in the Championship.” “We have to keep plugging away and keep the pressure on the leaders Southampton.”
“We’re not looking down, we’re looking up.”
Good words from Kevin Nolan, who has always been a class act, and helped rescue Newcastle from the depths of despair the club was in over the summer of 2009, following relegation.
For the record Kevin played 91 times for Newcastle with 30 goals – quite a record – and he has so far played 14 times for West Ham with 4 goals.
We fully expect to see him back in the Premier League next season.