Former Newcastle United player Kevin Nolan has recently been the subject to a lot of reports linking him with Sunderland AFC, the arch rivals of his former team.
Kevin Nolan left Newcastle United over four years ago now where he followed his former boss Sam Allardyce to West Ham. In the time he spent at Newcastle from 2008 to 2011, he very quickly became a local hero at St James' Park.
Performances in matches such as the 5-1 defeat over the Black Cats and the 4-4 draw with Arsenal are the kind of things that make him such a legend in Newcastle. It would be just completely unthinkable for him to then decide to join Sunderland now though, wouldn't it?
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Well, it is now quite a possibility, with Sam Allardyce having just been appointed manager at Sunderland and Kevin Nolan being without a club, it might not be as unthinkable as we once thought.
Nolan and Allardyce have a very long-standing relationship; they have been together at three different clubs already. Allardyce signed Nolan for Bolton, Newcastle and then West Ham.
Head or heart move
How wise of a move would this be for Nolan? There are two ways to look at this; it is both a good decision and a bad decision. It will certainly help him to continue his glittering career in the top flight of English football. On the flip side, though, it will almost certainly lead to the ultimate hatred from most Newcastle fans.
Maybe he shouldn't jeopardise his fantastic relationship with the Geordie nation, after all, his little boy was born in Newcastle and is a Newcastle fan. However, should he really sacrifice his opportunity to prolong his Premier League career just for a relationship with a set of fans. Well that's a decision that only Mr. Nolan can make.
Should Nolan worry about what Newcastle fans feel if it means prolonging his Premier League career? Give YOUR opinion in the comment box below!