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Nolan is Championship Player of the Month.

Posted on November 4th, 2009 | 10 Comments |

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Newcastle United top goal scorer Kevin Nolan takes the October 2009 award for Championship Player of the Month.

Nolan seems to have settled nicely into his attacking midfield/backup striker role and managed to pip Leicester City’s Matt Fryatt to get the award. Furthermore, Alan Smith claimed 4th place in the voting.

The full results were – Keven Nolan: 24.56%, Matt Fryatt: 21.85%, Peter Wittingham: 12.21%, Alan Smith: 9.63%, Michael Chopra: 3.66%, Others: 28.09%.

Gary Speed, speaking before the Blades game, paid tribute to Nolan:

We don’t need to be reminded how dangerous Kevin is. He’s got a great eye for a goal.

He is a great player and I speak to him quite a bit. I enjoyed the couple of years that I played alongside him and I thought we complemented each other well.

He is a leader on the pitch and gives 100 per cent in every game and on the training pitch. He is a good footballer and it is no surprise to me than he has been banging them in this season.”

Nolan puts his improvement in form down to being injury-free. He said:

No disrespect to Bolton, but it was just the fact that I was carrying a lot of knocks. I had problems with my ankle and problems with my ribs and in the end it takes its toll.

I could never do a proper week’s training and someone like me needs be training day in, day out, and that’s something I have managed to do since I came back for pre-season.”

So if you wear a hat, take it off to Kevin Nolan.

NUFCBlog Author: Hugh de Payen

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10 Responses

  1. well done to kevin he has been the one player who has played his part in pushing us to the top of the championship i only hope his performances are being too noticed otherwise a few premiership teams maybe sniffing around in january and we know if a decent offer comes in fat ash will probably sell him personally i hope not as he is importnat if we are to get promoted first time of asking.

  2. Imagine if he was fit? 8O

    Lose half a stone, and get another yard or two of pace Kev and you’ll be a world-beater.

    Congrats though!

  3. bowburn :lol: he has got a bit of a gut on him hasent he maybe u can give him a call and take him oot running with y

  4. bats – not anymore. Doc has diagnosed a torn anterior cruciate ligament. He said congratulations for doing the GNR with it, but I probably wouldn’t wanna run 13 and a half mile on it again in a hurry.

    Request in for keyhole surgery.

  5. We shall go on to the end, we shall fight,
    we shall fight on the terraces,
    we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength, we shall defend our st’jaes park, whatever the cost may be,
    we shall fight on the terraces,
    we shall fight ,
    we shall fight in the  streets,
    we shall fight
    we shall never surrender,
    :lol:

  6. lameass says,”if Chris sees a player he wants to buy for a million quid or so we will go out and get him for the team.”
    where are we going to get a player to improve our squad for a mill.CLOWNS

  7. Agree. He is the one who will prove to be key in our campaign of promotion this year. he always give 110% and what else you can ask for he has scored already more than anyone else.