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Kevin Nolan – Newcastle United Is No Ordinary Club

Kevin Nolan has this season made himself part and parcel of the new Newcastle United, which he hopes will continue with the success he has helped create  this season

Kevin Nolan – has been brilliant for Newcastle this season

Nolan told The Sun today:

“It would have been easy for a lot of players to walk away but this is no ordinary club.”

“When you’ve got 50,000 people turning up every week to roar you on, and making it so intimidating for opponents, you know that you owe it to them as much as anyone.”

“What’s happened this season is great, but that is only the first step. The next one is to make sure it never happens again.”

Newcastle’s season has been almost a miracle  since last August, and many people at the club are due huge plaudits, but none more so than manager Chris Hughton and his assistant Colin Calderwood, and one of his top players, both on and off the field – Kevin Nolan.

Kevin has done almost everything this season at Newcastle, including leading the goal-scoring charts with 18 goals so far this season, and showing a spirit and determination that few players showed last season, in Newcastle’s disgraceful relegation season, we’d all like to forget.

But Kevin is adamant that the new unlikely manager at Newcastle, the quiet and unassuming 51 year-old London-born Chris Hughton deserves the praise more than anybody else, along with his more than able assistant, Stranraer-born 45 year-old Colin Calderwood.

Kevin continued:

“The credit goes to Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood and the way they’ve prepared us.”

“They have not allowed anyone to fall below the standards they have set out all season.”

It’s almost a miracle that the manager and assistant manager at Newcastle this season have transformed the squad into such a professional outfit, where all players work for each other, and the team is the most important thing.

It’s been so refreshing to watch a Newcastle team, not only play well most of the time, but show that spirit and passion that has always been with their supporters.

All the players and coaches at the Newcastle club have done so well this season, that the pride and passion that is Newcastle United, has been resurrected in fairly short order.

As life-long fans of the club, we’re proud of them all.

Howay The Lads!!

18 comments so far

  • baro

    Apr 17, 2010 at 1:15 AM

    Comment #1

    Kevin Nolan has really been brilliant this year. His confidence is on top of the world every time. He loves this Newcastle club. And is already looking toward the future of this great club. I believe he is our new captain, as long as Smith and Butt poor form get lost to add on to the 15 million transfer kitty we have.

  • Bucks mag

    Apr 17, 2010 at 1:29 AM

    Comment #2

    He (Nolan) was really decent when I met him at Reading. Best came across as a bit of a prick.
    It really makes me proud when I see our team spirit displayed, knowing they’re playing for each other and the Black n’ White, makes you feel good. I wouldn’t swap our current team for the one we had last season ever.
    Hope Stevie Taylor stays on and those 2 can patch up.


    Apr 17, 2010 at 1:55 AM

    Comment #3

    baro could not of put it better myself well said fella,only thing is butt is out of contract so we wont get anything for him mate.Bucks mag agree with what ya say 1 question though, the bit about best, what him him come across badly to you?


    Apr 17, 2010 at 1:57 AM

    Comment #4

    baro could not of put it better myself well said fella,only thing is butt is out of contract so we wont get anything for him mate.Bucks mag agree with what ya say 1 question though, the bit about best, what made him come across badly to you?

  • baro

    Apr 17, 2010 at 2:59 AM

    Comment #5


    Well one thing about Leon Best. There is a good thing and a really bad thing. The good thing is that he almost always has an assist to strikers next to him. Did you see how he brilliantly crossed to Andy Carroll to header in for game tie, nearly game over against Swansea. And other times.

    The bad thing is that he never scores. 🙁 That is the main point of a striker. To score, score, score! He is really poor formed. But, I think Chris Hughton is going to keep him because he i think is trying to get a lots of different type of players. Speed- Routledge, for example. We really never had speed on the right hand side but now we got him for a bargain price. We are scoring much more goals now, aren’t we. I am not saying Best is any good, which he is really not. He is really a poor player. But, than he has a good thing, that is too feed strikers.


    Apr 17, 2010 at 3:21 AM

    Comment #6

    5 baro you not think you might be being a little onfair on best.Sure i know he aint scored yet, but to get ten goals in that coventry, i think is some feat myself as they are crap really,maybe he just is not showing on the field, what he is showing chris in training, and all we see is what happens on the field, and we dont see what gos on in training.Im sure once he gets a goal, i think we might just see a different player after that. Hes also a young lad really and nowere near his peak mate.

  • ripleyiii

    Apr 17, 2010 at 6:30 AM

    Comment #7

    Leon Best appears to me to be somewhat out of his league. Not to say he won’t grow into it, but the difference between Newcastle and Coventry as large. Imagine his performance in the EPL. Not too encouraging, unless he matures through and the squad brings him along.

    Poor performances, however, bring on poor confidence. Wonder how Carroll will do in the EPL. Is he on a rise, or is he best in the Championship?


    Apr 17, 2010 at 6:30 AM

    Comment #8

    now ive soberd up ive come too relize i know f uk all aboot football going on the comments i made last night

  • nimo

    Apr 17, 2010 at 6:32 AM

    Comment #9

    i cant beleve people are wanting to sell smudge, fair enough he’s not the class act he once was, by any stretch of the imagination. but it is my opinion that it was him, more than kev nolan that kept the club together this season, especially after the orient drubbing. and lets not forget big kev may have scored so many goals but the vast majority came early in the season as smithy was doing all the defending when he was playing more or less as a second striker. keep em both for sake of club morale more than anything

  • nimo

    Apr 17, 2010 at 6:59 AM

    Comment #10

    lets not forget we can win the league today

  • nimo

    Apr 17, 2010 at 7:02 AM

    Comment #11

    bbc 2 and bbc hd watch the smoggies hand us the title

  • toonsy

    Apr 17, 2010 at 7:21 AM

    Comment #12

    Hope West Brom win myself. After being handed promotion on a plate without having to do anything, then experience the mild anti-climax in the crowd as the job was done would be nice to avoid. Not needing anything from Sheffield United too the edge of things in my opinion.

  • RetroBiscuits

    Apr 17, 2010 at 7:25 AM

    Comment #13

    nimo – totally agree i think Alan Smith plays his heart out for the club and his experience would be priceless next season.

  • magpie6699

    Apr 17, 2010 at 7:54 AM

    Comment #14

    If history is anything to go by the Smoggies will lie down and die against WBA, like they did against Man U in the last game of the “KK” season 95-96!

  • toontime

    Apr 17, 2010 at 7:59 AM

    Comment #15

    I’ve been meaning to say this for some time now, I just wanted to say how proud I have been of the team and the management this season. Not one player has let us down from start to finish which we have not been able to say for such a long time. The passion, the togetherness, the skill and the workrate has been exceptional all season.
    Now, I know we have been playing against a level of teams that we only usually come across a couple of times a season in the cup competitions and really, the squad of players we have should be expected to win this league, but the way we have gone about it and the comfort of some of our victories has been a pleasure to watch. No-one is dillusional enough to think that next season will be as easy as this has been, but I think if we add quality to the squad and keep the momentum going, there is no reason why we can’t reach the dizzy heights that we have been used to in the last 15 years or so, in the not so distant future.
    Thankyou Chris Hughton, Colin Calderwood and the players of Newcastle United. You have made me proud to be a Geordie again!

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 17, 2010 at 7:59 AM

    Comment #16

    we need to keep smith, he is good on away days, we have to look at things much like stoke, blackburn, west ham, bolton do away from home next year at the likes of chelsea, man city, spurs, united arsenal. we will much like this season need 2 combative midfeilders with nolan pused on, so that is why we need to keep smith, nolan, guthrie and barton, then add a flair player in the middle for home games, someone muchlike modric, maybe vuckic is that answer.

    got my tickets for the plymouth game yesterday, god that was a pain in the ass. gotta go early though, hopefully get to speak to a few of the players, because i now beleive ther traveling up today due to flights and will be staying in the golf club i go to alot, so ill make a trip there tonight in hope some of the players are wandering the facilities

  • RetroBiscuits

    Apr 17, 2010 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #17

    toontime – my sentiments exactly the teams u mentioned from the EPL are the games we must win we havent had it all our way this season a lot of slow starts have seen us battling back from a goal down which we did on a most occations, this was our downfall last season.

    I know there is a huge difference between CCC and EPL teams however this doesnt start with the bottom of the EPL and the top of the CCC i would say below 11th or 12 EPL position and 7th or 8th CCC position can be a very close call on match daythat is why next season we must at all cost clear the debris of dwindlers and yo-yo teams i myself optomisticly see us fighting with aston villa and spurs next season for european places i know this may seem too much for most but i have enjoyed our success this season and also watched the bottom half of the Epl doing what it always does and survives…..I would rather play in the CCC than survive the EPL year after year.

  • baro

    Apr 17, 2010 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #18


    I do too think Haris Vuckic is that answer. He is a new taste of blood to this team. Very good player. Just wants to win win win. He just wants to put the ball in the goal. Its a new type of player Newcastle have. I think he should be a regular first team player.


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