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He Was Brilliant For Us At Newcastle

In his press conference yesterday manager Alan Pardew gave the plaudits to our former captain and midfield player Kevin Nolan, who couldn’t reach an agreement on a new contract at Newcastle in the summer of 2011 and left for West Ham United.

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Kevin Nolan while at Newcastle

Kevin joined Newcastle in January of our relegation season in 2009, and played a total of 91 games with 30 goals for Newcastle and famously scored a hat-trick when we took Sunderland apart 5-1 at St. James’ Park in 2010 on our return to the Premier League.

Kevin was a big favorite of Alan Pardew’s, and this is what the Newcastle manager said about Kevin yesterday:

“Kevin was brilliant at this football club,’ ‘We owe him a lot – all the players here – with the professionalism he brought and the winning mentality.”

“I would like more Kevin Nolan’s in my group.” “He’s a very special sort of person in the changing room, and he brings that to whichever club he goes to, that winning mentality, and that’s why he’s had such a fantastic career.”

We always though Kevin was one of the best captains Newcastle ever had, and he reminded us of the great Jimmy Scoular who captained Newcastle to our last FA Cup Final success.

Both captains were very vocal on the filed and took a blood and guts approach to the captaincy.

Scoular was Scottish and was captain when we took apart a Don Revie Manchester City side 3-1 in the 1955 final back in 1955, with goals from Jackie Milburn  (in the first minute), Bobby Mitchell and George Hannah.

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Newcastle United’s 1955 FA Cup winning side with Jimmy Scoular on top

Those were the days alright.

Kevin Nolan has played 127 times for West Ham with 30 goals.

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8 comments so far

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Nov 28, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #1

    Wet Spams midfield ould really do with Tiote. A swap with no cash ? AC for CT ? Nolan and Cheik were good pals. http://www.nufc.co.uk/articles/20110318/no-change-for-nolan-or-tiote_2281670_2318817

  • Go toon gooooo

    Nov 28, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #2

    Yes he was good at Newcastle.One game he braces another three walking on the pitch.And start on Anichebe was pretty qualitative too.I always think that the most smart decision in this club’s progression was kicking out Nolan,Barton and indirectly Carroll.

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 28, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #3

    Surely it must have occurred to fat sham that west ham have played far,, far better football this season wiithout Carroll.

    And we ourselves have started playing with a more attacking intent and keeping the ball better, so why are we still continually linked to Carrol who has now failed at both his other clubs and whose style of football is out of the dark ages?

  • Average_Contents

    Nov 28, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #4

    From last thread regarding kruls injury.

    I’ve heard from reliable sauces that woodman senior tried to steal timmy’s packed lunch and that timmy took exception to the attempted said theft and offered the thief a “winner takes all” penalty shoot-out.

    Woodman stepped up first and blasted the ball so hard into timmy’s nether regions that he’s now got Three Adams apple’s but, and this is the crucial part, once prone on the floor and unable to defend himself, he desperately tried to dig in with his teeth to escape his rampaging assailant. Unfortunately for timmy he failed. Woodman proceeded to systematically “pound” on poor timmy’s ankle with the packed lunch.

    Needless to say that woodman declared himself the “winner” and devoured timmy’s lunch with all the fervour of a mackem with cheesy chips at Christmas, safe in the knowledge that his son would be on the bench this Saturday.

    Gods honest truth lads n lasses.

  • 70TWO

    Nov 28, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #5


    That sauce is tasty; must be good company; and has given plenty food for thought.

  • Average_Contents

    Nov 28, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #6

    Don’t be harassing me for the sauces name either. This tale was told with the understanding of complete and utter anonymity. If you want more inside club info then I suggest you find your own bullshit Barry….oops.

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Nov 28, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #7

    Rotonda heights Just because he is big doesn’t make AC’s style of football out of the dark ages . Look at other big lads. Thomas Müller a world cup winner . Also this guy an integral part of van Gals thinking Marouane Fellaini

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 28, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #8

    Good old Jeff missing the point should be your job description


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