Duo Get Praise from Sam
Was it written in the stars that two ex-Newcastle players would have such an influence on West Ham United taking all three points at St James Park yesterday?
I`d like to think so!
Any way, whatever, Big Sam glad that he`d steered the good ship West Ham United to three points up on the River Tyne, found time after the victory to positively enthuse about both Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan in his post match interview, remarking,
"Kevin`s relationship with Andy is such a good one that I don`t need to do a lot of coaching with the two of them."
"If anything they instinctively play off each other."
"While Andy`s struggling to get a goal - and we would like him to get one - Kevin`s scoring them, so we`re reaping the benefits of that relationship."
"The combination of the two of them is causing problems for other teams."
"Kevin`s our captain and leading goal-scorer, he has got us the win with his goal and his instincts in the box are there for all to see."
"It`s five goals in eleven games for him and it should be six because he`s also had one chalked off."
"Andy`s getting better and better as time goes on for us and that partnership with Kevin is brilliant."
"Long may it continue because it`s getting us victories and points on the board."
And points on the board is what we need primarily, before any talk of Europe starts to cloud our primary objective of ensuring we stay up!