August 2009 Archives
At the start of the summer if Bolton Wanderers had admitted they were up for taking back Kevin Nolan there probably wouldn't have been too many complaints on Tyneside.
But after a solid start from the man who rammed home the winner against Huddersfield Town in the Carling Cup many fans have been pleasantly surprised by Nolan's contributions so far.
To be fair it's not like Newcastle can afford to lose any player at the moment due to the paper thin nature of their squad.
With the transfer deadline now very much on the horizon and the new season already well under way - Newcastle United are starting to think about the consequences of life on Tyneside if the club isn't sold.
Utterings from across the Irish Sea suggest that David O'Leary (the man many Toon fans do not want in charge of their team) will only take the job if the club is taken off the market.
And while it's thought that Gordon Strachan and Alan Curbishley have been sounded out to take over the reins at SJP, you would have to question the sanity of either if they were to come in and expect to lead Newcastle to promotion with little or no time to manoeuvre in the transfer market and work with a paper thin squad ahead of a marathon season.