New deal for Nolan?

Nolan in NUFC contract talks.
Newcastle midfielder Kevin Nolan is in talks with the club over a new four year deal, if the Sunday press is to be believed.

Apparently talks are under way between the club and Nolan’s representatives over a new deal that will see the Scouse lad contracted to NUFC into the twilight of his career. There are no speculative wage figures in this particular News of the World report, which makes a change I guess.

Nolan is an influential player for us and has managed to grab himself 29 goals since relegation. He may not be as mobile as he once was, but I think that his influence goes beyond what we see on the football pitch. Nolan is one of the key men in the dressing room in my opinion, which is a good thing really as he is our club captain after all.

This alleged new contract will take Nolan to the ripe old age of 32 and will be an improvement in duration on his current deal which only has two years left to run. If true, it will allow Nolan to help in the re-establishment of Newcastle United in the Premier League as the club looks to consolidate it’s position in the elite league. For the sceptics, a new deal could also be maximising Nolan’s profitablilty for the summer when he will no doubt be sold just before the world is about to end.

Personally I can’t argue with him being offered a new deal, if he is to be offered a new deal of course. Not many people can say that he hasn’t earned it over the last two seasons so in a sense it’s a reward for a job well done. Any new deal will likely be put on hold until our Premier League status is assured.

I know a lot of people say that Nolan ‘goes missing’ during games, which is true to an extent, but it’s also to be expected isn’t it? I mean do people expect him to dribble the ball from the halfway line every time or something? What Nolan needs is to be played in a position that allows him to get into those positions where he can be dangerous.

He is a solid player and one that I’m glad we have on our books. Sure his constant calls for fan backing get on my wick, but then as club captain I guess it’s his job to try and rally people even if it is a bit like stating the obvious.

We’ll have to see whether or not there is any truth in this, but I hope there is. Nolan will continue to get his critics, and hopefully he will continue trying to silence them.

67 thoughts on “New deal for Nolan?

  1. Seems like good news Sunday today like πŸ˜†

    I see were getting linked with Wijnaldum as well. If we got him I’d love it! πŸ˜€

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  2. There is a but more news to come as well but I’ll leave that until later. Right now I really need to eat πŸ˜†

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  3. toonsy, yeah I remember him when he was 17 on Fifa and I’ve watched him ever since, personally I could see us going for him over Gervinho although getting both would be better πŸ˜†

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  4. “For the sceptics, a new deal could also be maximising Nolan’s profitablilty for the summer when he will no doubt be sold just before the world is about to end.”

    Brilliant.

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  5. Haven’t had a chance to get on this weekend much, been so busy.
    I am just about to take my ps3 to pieces and get the soldering gun on it….wish me luck.

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  6. All this speculation about Gervinho Sow and having 2 international players already signed etc is getting very exciting can’t wait till the transfer window. Best time of the year!

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  7. I believe Nolan has been a huge influence on and off the field and has surprised me with his performances as I thought he would really struggle with life back in the Premier.
    His recent performances have been under par but that goes for the whole team.
    Every successful club needs a big character and I for one will be happy if he signs up and influences Barton and Jose to do the same.
    I can’t get into this constant speculation of who we might sign as 99% of the time we never get them.
    Ok , only one player I would like to see back in a Toon shirt and that’s Stphen Carr.
    Wor youngin still has his shirt with Carroll on the back and wants a new one without his name on.
    It would save me Β£40 if Carr signed and I just rip off the last 3 letters!
    Always think out the box. Bobbys got a brand new swing !

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  8. YLOD – yellow light of death

    not for the first time either. had it since the first week the ps3 came out so it’s canny old now

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  9. @ Toonsy
    That’s a great idea! I’m up for a few for the WBA game!
    Drum some support up and get the bloggers on the peeve!

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  10. Ice – Pass. I never know how much a pint is to be honest. I just hand over sheckles and get beer in return. Very medieval like πŸ˜†

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  11. Johno – You can stay in Ice’s perv dungeon if you like? I think he has a spare rack that evening πŸ˜†

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  12. Ill call that plan b toonsy πŸ™‚

    No offence Ice im sure you hospiatlity is fantastic πŸ™‚

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  13. TOONSY thats my room,the spare one is not quite up to that high standard,but ime working on it,JT you will be fine have to have good memory like if you need a shave as there nee mirror in yet

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  14. icedog
    Posted March 27, 2011 at 3:01 PM

    “TOONSY thats my room,the spare one is not quite up to that high standard,but ime working on it,JT you will be fine have to have good memory like if you need a shave as there nee mirror in yet”

    Ore electricty, or heating πŸ˜†

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  15. I see West Ham are talking about Champions league football next season πŸ™„

    I would love to see them relegated, This is really annoying me every time they end up getting a result or two, They are making big statements and daft plans its boiling me piss…

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  16. icedog
    Posted March 27, 2011 at 3:07 PM

    “ah you have to bring your candles yer-sel like,ime not made of money”

    No, but your mattress is πŸ˜†

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  17. I’ll be up for meeting at the West Brom game. Me and Dan were the only two that went to Blackburn for the .org day out. Richie I think was also there but went by other means something to do with his Missus

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  18. Why are the English obsessed with producing tall, powerhouse footballers!?
    Barca have 11 Messi clones, Brazils best players are the same stamp. Beardsley, Gazza, George Best were all lightweights ( Gazza when fit).
    I wish we would change our strategy!

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  19. BS – Agreed, but it’s the same with the Premier League. Fans want players who will chase down all over the pitch. They cheer when someone runs 40 yards out of position to tackle someone.

    On the continent that doesn’t happen. Look at La Liga as the prime example. Marseille used to do it back in the Waddle days as well.

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  20. If Barca get that Neymar they could play a front three of;

    Neymar Villa Messi

    Not to bad eh πŸ˜†

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  21. Johno Toon…someones smuggled a shit load of wacky backy into Upton Park mate… πŸ™„ πŸ™„

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