Ipswich Are Still Interested In Ameobi

The Ipswich Evening Star is reporting that Ipswich Town are still interested in Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi.


Shola Ameobi – away on honeymoon

This seems a very creditable report, and Ipswich Town manager Jim Magilton has confirmed Ipswich have indeed made an enquiry about Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi.

No bid has yet been made yet because Shola was married last weekend, and he is away on his honeymoon, and Ipswich do not want to interrupt that – good call.

It’s also said that they have not made any bid yet, and would like to wait until Shola returns to England, so that Magilton can have a talk to him.

Jim Magilton said:

“We have made an enquiry about Shola but not a bid.”

“The lad has just got married and has been away on his honeymoon which we have not wanted to interrupt.”

“When he gets back I’m hoping to be able to speak to him personally.”

“A lot of things so far have been done through intermediaries but until I can speak to the lad myself we can’t move on.”

“There is no doubt he has a lot of ability, and if he shows the desire and the passion to want to come here, then we will make an offer and move to bring him in.”

So it looks from that last sentence that if Shola wants to move to East Anglia, the Ipswich Town club would like to take him.

We think it would be a good move for both parties, because Shola will be able to score goals in the Championship.

Ipswich are an excellent football club, with a good ground at Portman Road, that seats 30,300. It’s also a very good area of England to live in – are you reading this Shola? 😀

But seriously, it has to be an exciting time for both Shola and his bride, that he will be moving to another club and another area of England, which should hold some good opportunities for him.

We’ll have to wait until Shola returns, and then pick this story up from there, but it looks like things are still open, at least as far as Ipswich are concerned.

Comments welcome.

50 comments so far

  • The Entertainers

    Jun 14, 2008 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #1

    Wake up Ameobi !

    Ipswich will be promotion chasing next season, far better make your name again in an up and coming team, even if its in the championship.


    Jun 14, 2008 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #2

    Has anyone been watching the expert opinions of Mr Allardyce on the Spain match.

    He was praising the spanish for playing attractive football and Sweden for every player being comfortable in their positions.

    Well Sam you would still be in a job if you had let the team play remotely watchable football and didnt play everyone out of position.

    What a clown!

  • TOON

    Jun 14, 2008 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #3

    Ameobi will you f**k off…

  • beye the great

    Jun 14, 2008 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #4

    agree with craigg but on the ameobi point dissapointed to see him go fair enough he is not good enough but he is a geordie who cares passionately about this club and i think that where ever he goes it would be a disgrace if people did not remember the good things he done for our club like scoring against barcelona and setting shearer up for that goal against portsmouth (201) sad to see him go but it is what is best for the team

  • Rafael Van Der Vaart

    Jun 14, 2008 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #5

    Ameobi looked very good playing Hartepool in Pre-Season and maybe that is the level he is at. I still think he should join Roeder at Norwich he scored roughly 1 goal every 2 games for him. Whatever happens he isnt good enough for us.

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 14, 2008 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #6

    f**k off shola, you do my head in, you had alot of potential. WASTED.


  • mike

    Jun 14, 2008 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #7

    Ipswich’s Portman Road holds 30,300…just for Shola to know exactly how many would be cheering him on.Also,he would be a legend here if he helped Town bact to the Premiership…hope he is reading this.

  • ronaldeano

    Jun 14, 2008 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #8

    He is shite! 🙂

  • stantos

    Jun 14, 2008 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #9

    good news or bad not sure but word is chimbonda’s close to a 6m move to the toon

  • tapir

    Jun 14, 2008 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #10

    Yuri Zhirkov is pure class.
    double raid on the russian anyone??

  • ToonPhill

    Jun 14, 2008 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #11

    good, i hope they take him. i always said hes nothin more than a championship player. i think its ideal for us, shola and ipswich

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 14, 2008 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #12

    I love Zhirkov, been touting him for a while on here.

    To the article:

    Ameobi just leave!

  • tapir

    Jun 14, 2008 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #13

    any chance on zhirkov coming tom_toon?
    how much does his value in Moscow?

  • The Entertainers

    Jun 14, 2008 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #14

    News Now are reporting that Chimbonda is coming to us.

    Source a Spurs fans forum!!!

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 14, 2008 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #15

    Dont know his value, ask Marat that.

    People say he and a few others like Arshavn, Pavyluchenko need to leave Russia because they arent developing because they are at a much better level than the russian league.

    We could easily get him i recon, well he’d want to come, not sure about CSKA selling because they are stinking rich.

  • Nick C

    Jun 14, 2008 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #16

    Spurs websites reckon we getting Chimbonda for gulp 6 mill.

  • Graham

    Jun 14, 2008 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #17


    Worrying news me thinks. First they go for everyone we want and then sell us their shite in return… No Thanks

  • The Entertainers

    Jun 14, 2008 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #18

    They are reporting 6m!!!

    IF this is true, then thats far to much.

    However having been thinking about Chimbonda and he is very versitile, can be cover for RB, LB and CB! Thats just one player.

    But would he be happy on the bench?

  • Nick C

    Jun 14, 2008 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #19

    I’ve often thought if u gonna buy one foreigner u should aim to get another from the same country, like Ardiles with Villa…

  • ronaldeano

    Jun 14, 2008 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #20

    My lucky day today like! Just won a tenner on the lotto! 🙂

    I wont spend it all at once tho! 🙂

  • ronaldeano

    Jun 14, 2008 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #21

    hahahaha!!! CHIMBONDA, 6 MIL!!!

    What a load of codswallop!!!!

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 14, 2008 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #22


  • tapir

    Jun 14, 2008 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #23

    times up
    next week title
    the other week
    early July
    mid July

    and i will smile while sleeping..wuhooooooooo

  • Nick C

    Jun 14, 2008 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #24

    Sitting, babysitting in Newcastle while a houseful of Russians are going vodka radgy in the house across the road. I still cannot believe England could not finish ahead of them. McClaren should hang his Mike Baldwin shaped head in shame…

  • The Entertainers

    Jun 14, 2008 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #25

    Could well be, as we’re desperate to get rid of a player or two here at SJP , i’m sure Spurs would like shot of Chimbonda…..and may just be wishful thinking on their behalf!

    And i thought i found our first signing!

    As poor as it was….

  • ronaldeano

    Jun 14, 2008 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #26

    Cockney ba**ards! 🙂

  • Himple

    Jun 14, 2008 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #27

    Fortress Portman Road seats 30,300 ACTUALLY! 🙂

  • euanpolo

    Jun 14, 2008 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #28

    I have heard that Newcastle have agreed or at least offered £6m for Pascal Chimbonda, and are now apparently in talks with him. It was on some Tottenham Hotspur blog, so I don’t know how accurate it is. Although I’d prefer other players than Chimbonda, and £6m sounds a bit to much for me.

  • ronaldeano

    Jun 14, 2008 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #29

    @euanpolo, if you belive what them dirty mongs are saying on their poxy blog, you need to know sumthin mate…..

    NUFC would never dream about signing that arogant French tosser in a million years mate! 🙂

  • JC

    Jun 14, 2008 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #30

    Just read an article that we are chasing Huntelaar!!!
    Will never happen but at least we are aiming high!!
    Class Act

  • shnurg

    Jun 14, 2008 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #31

    Wonder who is putting it in for Shola on his honeymoon cos we all know he is no good in the box!!!!

  • ronaldeano

    Jun 14, 2008 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #32

    He might be a Henry in their lasses box tho!

    She will find out this week no doubt! 🙂

  • ALEX, the Israeli toon

    Jun 14, 2008 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #33

    Watching Russia now, Pavliechenko guy is excelent.

  • ALEX, the Israeli toon

    Jun 14, 2008 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #34

    I stand corrected he misses a complete siter…

  • Ed Harrison

    Jun 14, 2008 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #35

    Apologies to Ipswich fans – Portman Road seats 30,300 – have updated it. 😀

  • Spyro

    Jun 14, 2008 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #36

    “Sitting, babysitting in Newcastle while a houseful of Russians are going vodka radgy in the house across the road. I still cannot believe England could not finish ahead of them. McClaren should hang his Mike Baldwin shaped head in shame…”

    The reason is because England play shite hoofball and lack players with flair. Russia play as a team and play some beautiful football…not so hard to believe really

  • Spyro

    Jun 14, 2008 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #37

    Russia would easily get into the quarter finals if they weren’t missing two of their most important players. Pogrebnyak and arshavin

    In fact the only reason Russia didnt score more against Spain was because those two were missing. Spain are currently overrated in this competition and they were very lucky to win today. Their two strikers rely too heavily on their pace and they will struggle against the better teams. Spains defence is shite without Puyol, If only Ibra was left on Sweden would have probably won the game.

  • Hadrian

    Jun 14, 2008 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #38

    he’s not gonna drop down a division unless its to roeder.
    only hope is for boro or the likes comming in for him.

  • BigAls-wig

    Jun 14, 2008 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #39

    Its £6 million for chimponda and berbatov!!


  • Ashton

    Jun 14, 2008 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #40

    Torosidis was very good imo


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