Newcastle send message to Kevin Nolan on Twitter after Leyton Orient appointment

Kevin Nolan

The Magpies have wished the 33-year-old all the best.

For any 'Friends' fans out there, there's a scene where Chandler is willing to set Rachel up with someone else as he is now happy and in a relationship - therefore not full of envy when someone else is happy.

It's a stretch but you can compare Newcastle United's situation to that a little bit right now. Were Newcastle stuck deep in the relegation zone, good-luck messages to others might be greeted with criticism from fans and suggestions that the club should get on with sorting themselves out.

But, after a draw against Manchester United and a win over West Ham United, things are looking up at St James' Park. Steve McClaren's men are still in the relegation zone but only a point off safety and just four off 14th.

That's why their good-luck message to Kevin Nolan on Twitter seemed pretty genuine on Thursday afternoon after the 33-year-old was appointed player-manager at League Two side Leyton Orient.

Fans replied also sending their wishes to the former Newcastle midfielder, although there was some confusion over the use of 'Nobby' - generally applied to another ex-Magpie in Nolberto Solano...

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