Stoke Close To Capturing Ameobi On Loan

Surprising news today that Stoke City manager Tony Pulis is on the verge of signing Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi on loan until the end of the season.


Shola Ameobi – out on loan at Stoke City?

This will be a big boost to Stoke City’s Premier League promotion hopes and will put both Ipswich Owen and Norwich City on alert as they were tracking the Newcastle striker for a summer swoop.

The news is reported this morning in many of today’s national papers, and if Shola does go out on loan that will probably be the last we see of him, and he will move permanently to some team in the summer.

After getting over his hip injury last season this has been a disastrous season for Ameobi and not only has he been unable to make the bench, but he seems almost to have given up hope at Newcastle. Shola will not be missed at the club since 19 year-old 6’3″ striker Andy Carroll seems to be ahead of Shola in the pecking order, and Mark Viduka is now fit again and playing well.

Newcastle are also interested in 6’1″ striker Sam Vokes of Bournemouth, and Sam is expected to join the club in the summer.

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • Leo

    Mar 27, 2008 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #1

    probably best for his career. its a big shame he didnt take off like we all wished he would

  • staffsmag

    Mar 27, 2008 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #2

    May well do him good – yet another player with ‘potential’ but never showed it.

  • HeronMag

    Mar 27, 2008 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #3

    I wish him luck. He’s scored plenty of goals for us, but just hasn’t made the grade.

  • Kenny678

    Mar 27, 2008 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #4

    Hes about as much use as a wet carrot!whos up for a game of naked twister?

  • toonhitman

    Mar 27, 2008 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #5

    sad to see shola on the move

  • Charlie Bucket

    Mar 27, 2008 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #6

    It’s a shame, I remember what a good prospect he looked when he first came through, he wasn’t afraid to mix it…the moment he squared up to Dennis Wise on his debut for example. Looked really good in the Champions League season especially against Barcelona and Leverkusen, in fact he always seemed to play well on the European stage.

    Did really well under Roeder too at the end of the 2005-06 season, then it all went downhill.

    Agree its the right move, just a shame thats all.

  • Betting on the Toon

    Mar 27, 2008 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #7

    Well a decent loan spell there could do him good. Stoke are in with a real shout of promotion to the Premier League and if he can help them to do that then brilliant. I stil think he could have a future at St James’ and is definitely talented but he just hasn’t lived up to the potential he showed early on in his career. Maybe a spell on loan somewhere could ignite his career.

  • paul g

    Mar 27, 2008 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #8

    at least we will get some money for shola in the end, good luck to him

  • hanzemre

    Mar 27, 2008 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #9

    Just wish him to be a success there as here he wasn’t. Maybe this loan could do many good to him & us.

  • Greek Toon

    Mar 27, 2008 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #10

    98 people voting that we get beat of spurs. WTF

  • mark

    Mar 27, 2008 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #11

    Good, glad to see it, he is useless, and anyone who says otherwise need to look at the stats and how many times til it sinks it, you cant pull players shirts.

    Look at the goal tally, then take 1 away as one wasnt his, it was a steve caldwell own goal.

    sh!te, thats all he is. clown of a player.,,10278~1274980,00.html

    look at the retard in that picture, lets get rid of him too, another dopey idiot who came through our ranks. Shout shout and point, thats all he does, too busy bossing boumsong around he forgot to do his job in most games, he was at fault for about 8 goals in 5 games in 2006. I remember these ones;

    Rooney (2) old trafford, 12th march 2006.

    2 of liverpool’s 3 goals, 19th march 2006, boumsong being the other, remember?

    I cant remember the rest but one was against everton, i think. Anyway get rid of the dozey dickhead.

  • steve

    Mar 27, 2008 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #12

    @GreekToon – a draw against Brum and a win against Fulham can’t stop us being realistic, Spurs have to much pace and skill for us this season.

  • Gordon

    Mar 27, 2008 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #13

    He is crap and always was – god knows why we persisted with him so long.

    Wonder what he cost us in wages over the years?!

    Expect him to be on the Stoke bench before the end of the season – the big lumbering cart horse.

    Yeah – I have mild feelings on this 😛

  • GP

    Mar 27, 2008 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #14

    He’s too laid back to be the player he could have been, it’s the best thing for his career if he moves on.

  • scott9

    Mar 27, 2008 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #15

    good luk shola

  • james

    Mar 27, 2008 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #16

    done deal now.

  • Leo

    Mar 27, 2008 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #17


  • Daniel Petersen

    Mar 27, 2008 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #18

    Best of luck too Shola. Score some goals for Stoke.


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