Sunday, 1 February 2009

Good luck Kevin Nolan

On Friday, Kevin Nolan ended his 12 year association with Bolton Wanderers. Nolan has been instrumental in the rise of Bolton during his time at the football club after graduating for the team’s YTS scheme.

Kevin Nolan Bolton Wanderers

Nolan leaving the club definitely demonstrates a change or era at the Reebok – the old regular midfield of Speed, Campo, Nolan a distant memory. Kevin at times a goal scoring hero but unfortunately at times a player whom lacked that required class when the Speed’s, Campo’s and Okocha’s moved on.

The scouser will always be remembered as Sam Allardyce’s right hand man and “Mr Bolton” – but ultimately he gave vision and focus to aspiring academy players at Bolton – he was the shining light to those looking up to the first team – to one day not just play in the famous white shirt but one day captain the club.

One thing can always be said for Kevin that in every game he played for the Wanderers he gave 110% - his fight and loyalty to the club was commendable and the move to Newcastle only came about at the chiefs at Bolton accepted a £4 million bid.

For me Kevin will always be remember as the club captain that cemented Bolton in the Premiership, that led us to the later stages of the UEFA cup and for scoring some truly fantastic goals.

Kevin – the best of luck, thank you for your loyal service and those ever so beautiful goals at Old Trafford!

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