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And Les isn't a sir because he was crap.

 

Quinny's book is a good read, amusing but fuck his ego is twice as big as his arse.

And as for him and KK, if you ever want an example of what happens to a player if you cross KK, Quinny being dropped to the bench and then punted out the exit for opening his gob in the media was classic Keegan.

 

aye its a good read....what Quinny and his Pompey teamates got up to was like the worst piss head sunday league team...they went to Jersey on a pre season tour and within 3 hours of getting there the authoroties were approaching the manager Alan Ball, sat having a quiet meal in a restaraunt, saying that they wanted the team to leave island that night! :icon_lol:

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I'd class Quinn as a more natural finisher. Cole had a purple patch where everything seemed to go in whilst here, remember that one against Chelsea (Kharine was in goal I think) where he was edge of the box and just swung at it left peg? Straight into the top corner like a rocket. Cole's movement was absolutely superb though.

 

Keegan wanted a team with more movement and pace, Quinn wasn't a "rounded" :icon_lol: enough player for him [yes, not the best word I suppose]. Subsequent events showed he was right to put together the type of team he did.

 

I'm sure he knew he had a good goalscorer though, but I was surprised he didn't do better for himself than Coventry.

 

Anyway, his book "who ate all the pies" is a good read, and he's a top bloke, with lots of time for Newcastle. I think he quite often refers to NUFC as "us", not bad for a scouser.

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Quinn wouldn't have been the same player without the weight; wouldn't have scored half as many. He had a balance that other strikers don't have, you couldn't shift him if Jonah Lomu ran full pelt into him it'd be like a slight nudge because of the gravitational pull. This allowed him to keep his aim steady and do the business.

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And Les isn't a sir because he was crap.

Wouldn't class him as a great finisher though.

 

I suppose but fuck what would we do for a player almost as good as him in front of goal and for the team?

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And Les isn't a sir because he was crap.

Wouldn't class him as a great finisher though.

 

I suppose but fuck what would we do for a player almost as good as him in front of goal and for the team?

Don't get me wrong, I love the bloke.

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Now that it's official I feel canny sad he's gone. I'd go as far to say he's the best natural finisher we've seen since Shearer retired, he'd be a decent target man in his own right in my view, and I'd give his contribution at the toon 8 out of 10. Sad day to be honest, good servant, and when you look at his 17 goals and leadership qualities, he's going to be a big miss.

 

Steve Brenner asked me to write a few paragraphs yesterday for the sun donno if he put it in, but these are my thoughts on his two years...

 

Kevin Nolan has been an inspirational figure at Newcastle United. Much like Chris Hughton he went in to the Championship season with many question marks over his ability and position at the club. Although Nicky Butt was club, captain it became obvious early doors as to who the true figure of inspiration was at the club. His 17 goals from midfield that season don't even begin to cover what he did for the club that season. He more than anyone galvanised the players, and gave the club something it hadn't had for a decade team spirit!

 

When he was formally given the captaincy at the start of last season, he played a leading role on the pitch, and was a passionate opinionated voice off it. Mike Ashley doesn't want that type of figure at the club, and that is why this whole decision has been removed from Alan Pardew's hands. It is a disgrace how a guy who is more central to NUFC's rise over the last two years than anyone, can be dismissed as easily as this, when he dies he will long be remembered in Newcastle folklore for his hattrick against Sunderland, but more than anything, certainly in terms of our recent history, it was refreshing thing to have someone on the pitch who was a "good lad", who goes home to Liverpool to run his Sunday league team on a weekend, who goes for a pint with his fatha. A real sad day for NUFC, in no way surprising, but the gap his departure will leave, creates far, far more than just a gap to fill in midfield.

 

Not picking this post out for any other reason than it was the first one i found which i thought would provide an interesting contrast to the thoughts of West Ham fans this week.

 

this guy is our weak link, and has been all season ............. this isnt cricket, where you can carry a player for his captaincy skills .......and sadly, you get the impression that hes undroppable in BFS eyes :D

 

Couldn't agree with you more. Not once did I see him gee up the squad. Captaincy skills ? Maybe in the dressing room but certainly not on the pitch - leaders normally lead !!

 

He's not fit is? Or has he always been this slow and lazy?

 

Of the games I have seen him live - Cardiff, Leeds, Millwall, Portsmouth, Peterborough and Ipswich he has been quite bad in all of those; looked miles off the pace and like he was playing in no mans land.

 

Keeps berating other players when he is making the mistakes.

 

How is it possible though? Hes played every minute of every game?! If its not injury related there should be no excuses for not being physically fit enough

 

 

2 goals in 9 to be fair which isnt bad.

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He was no where to be seen again. How many more games are we going to give him....

 

I did a 15 minute 'Nolan watch' tonight following some of the comments on this thread. I was surprised at how immobile he was and how he spent much of that time walking around the pitch.

 

Long and short of it is if this bloke isn't scoring goals he is contributing nothing.

 

Granted he is a great captain but he is a passenger at the moment.

 

Without commenting on his footballing ability, since when did shouting at others, pointing, kicking advertising hoardings or mimicking the opposition keeper, make you a good captain and an inspirational leader?

 

Steve Potts did none of the above. What he did do, was lead by example. Perhaps something that Nolan should start concentrating on...?

 

He has been rubbish for us this season, certainly looks fat and unable to control a football.

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Just goes to prove that all this club is about is making money in the transfer window.

 

Out of interest has anyone ever said that?

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Just goes to prove that all this club is about is making money in the transfer window.

 

Out of interest has anyone ever said that?

 

Not sure, i can never really work out what people are actually saying. Whats your take on it?

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Just goes to prove that all this club is about is making money in the transfer window.

 

Out of interest has anyone ever said that?

 

Not sure, i can never really work out what people are actually saying. Whats your take on it?

 

Does it matter? I didn't make the comment, you did. Wondering why?

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Interesting logic there, Chez.

 

Nolan did a great job for us in his last 2 seasons, but since he's having a poor season now have the board been vindicated for signing him?

 

I think his leaving the club was for financial reasons first and foremost, as we're a selling club now. Thankfully we haven't missed him as the team spirit appears to be intact and Colo is doing an acceptable job as captain so far.

 

Hard to say whether Nolan would be having a more productive season had he stayed - he'd definitely have more chances to tuck away goals as Wet Sham are a very average side with a negative anti-football 'tactician' at the helm.

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Just goes to prove that all this club is about is making money in the transfer window.

I still think it is, everything good that's happened (in terms of Ashley's input) has been luck more than judgement.

 

Nolan will settle down and score 15 goals this season, fans are fickle wanks, they were saying he was great a few games ago.

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Just goes to prove that all this club is about is making money in the transfer window.

I still think it is, everything good that's happened (in terms of Ashley's input) has been luck more than judgement.

 

Nolan will settle down and score 15 goals this season, fans are fickle wanks, they were saying he was great a few games ago.

 

I think the cockneys have been saying he's been shit since the Cardiff game.

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Just goes to prove that all this club is about is making money in the transfer window.

 

Out of interest has anyone ever said that?

 

Not sure, i can never really work out what people are actually saying. Whats your take on it?

 

Does it matter? I didn't make the comment, you did. Wondering why?

 

I was being sarcastic and if you want my opinion on something, read my posts, i'm not exactly shy with them.

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mediocre player playing for poor time goes to better team = plays better and 'shines' in better team.

 

mediocre player playing for better team goes to worse team = plays worse and is instantly 'spotlighted' as being 'shite'.

 

We've all seen this time and time again over the years with players. We only have to look 13 miles down the road to look at O'Shea and the orange-haired kid; both were playing for a magnificent footballing side where their 'faults' weren't exposed week in, week out. Now they are under the microscope - big time.

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I saw Nolan in the flesh at Peterborough the last time I was over and fuck me I thought he was slow then. However he was also a class footballer and didn't lack for effort, so surprised at some of those comments. I wonder if Fat Sam's indulging in the long ball stuff and expecting Nolan to skip about the pitch onto knock downs, or maybe everything isn't rosy in hippo head's garden

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Just goes to prove that all this club is about is making money in the transfer window.

 

Out of interest has anyone ever said that?

 

Aye, McFaul.

 

;)

 

When I saw his post I knew that was coming.

 

Obviously knew you were being sarcastic, but as it's not your usual style thought I'd give you a good natured hard time about it. The club is obviously not adverse to making a profit in the window, but don't think anyone has suggested that it's their central motivation.

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the thing about nolan is you kind of have to build your team around him. he's a bit like shearer was in his latter days for us in that his lack of mobility limits his play, bu you can negate what he lacks in the engine department by playing to his strengths. west ham should play with one striker, pack the central midfield behind him or use a deep lying midfielder like tiote who can do a lot of his running. then he'll provide valuable goals, assists and leadership qualities. i reckon he's possibly the best finisher we had since shearer. and he definitwly has the knack of popping up in the right area.

 

i was saying the same things most of those hammers fans are saying now when he first signed for us. they should come around to him eventually. we did.

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