Nolan bid is a Bolt from the blue
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.
Yet Nolan or Nobby as he's known to team-mates could yet prove to be somewhat of an unlikely cult hero at St James's Park.
Already he laid on the first goal for Damien Duff at West Brom, brilliantly kept the ball in play against Reading for Shola to get his second, scored at Palace, made Geremi's goal against Huddersfield and then bagged the winner after leading his side to victory against the Terriers.
All of it a far cry from the early days in Toon.
His home debut at St James's was a disaster and his performances in the Premier League were a million miles away from the player who shot to fame at Bolton after Liverpool showed him the door as a kid.
Nolan though is now settled at Newcastle and with a couple of goals and assists so far, things can only get better.
In reality with Gary Megson under pressure this merely seems like a desperate attempt from the ex-Mag to try to cool things down at the Reebok by bringing back a familiar face, albeit a familiar face they were desperate to take ÃÂ£4.5million for back in January.
A strange move from Meggo...