West Ham United chief Karren Brady is delighted for Kevin Nolan over his form since their Premier League return.
Brady wrote in her diary for The Sun: "West Ham lost a leader in Scott Parker last year when we were relegated.
"And the measure of Sam Allardyce as a manager is he recognised Kevin Nolan from previous connections as the man to replace Parker, 32, in that role.
"Odd how things turn out.
"Spurs are suffering from the long absence of Parker with an Achilles heel injury, while 30-year-old Nolan is thriving with us.
"Today he scored his fifth goal of the season - from midfield, don't forget - in our highly satisfying win at Newcastle.
"Sam is also bringing a lot more out of Mark Noble.
"Are you watching, Roy Hodgson? Just to be sure I've sent you five DVDs."