We tried to draw a comparison with our last promotion ... Kevin Keegan's championship winning season of 1992/3 ... when we had Rob Lee, Gavin Peacock and Lee Clark scoring a total of 31 league goals between them from midfield.
And Nolan, more than any other Toon player, has got us top of the pile.
Chris Hughton: "He's doing great, he's an experienced player who's played at a very good level.
"He's a football person and he's got a calmness and composure to score goals.
"Andy Carroll had been ill most of the day and probably had no right to be out there really.
"He's a tough lad Andy, he wanted to play and we probably got more out of him than we thought we would.
"We lost Danny Simpson, but he's not too bad.
"Amongst all that to keep a clean sheet and get three points, whether we deserved it or not, we certainly showed enough character and determination to deserve it."