Ameobi In The News For Two Reasons

Newcastle striker Ameobi is in the news for a couple of reasons today.


Shola Ameobi – in the news for two reasons

The first piece of news is that Shola seems to have recovered well from the injury he sustained in Mallorca, and he will return to full training this week.

Kevin wants to play a behind the scenes game on Thursday, to give some of the players extra match practice. Those who are short of it, and the players involved could be Michael Owen, Fabricio Coloccini (if he signs for us by then), and now Shola will also probably play in that game.

Kevin talked about Shola today to the Shields Gazette:

“Shola will be back in full training this week,”

“It’s not as bad as we thought when he came off in the first game in Mallorca.”

“He’s started light training, and will be back this week.”

Not that Shola’s form has set the fans alight this pre-season, since he’s looked sluggish at best.

The second bit of news on Ameobi is that there are suggestions that Norwich City are back in for him.

Glenn Roeder could touch lucky, because it seems that not too many other clubs want to pay the £3M fee for Shola, and he could possibly strike a good deal with his former club for the player.

As it gets closer to August31st, we think Newcastle will be more likely to accept closer to £2M for Shola, so at least the club can get him off the wage bill.

There’s just no future for Shola at Newcastle, and it will be in the player’s best interests to find a club, where he can play week in and week out.

That’s what he needs, and he’s played very well for Roeder in the past, and we think he could do very well next season for the Canaries.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

244 comments so far

  • Dan13

    Aug 11, 2008 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #1

    I thought him and lua lua were great together especially in that match against olympiacos i think
    many apologies if wrong

  • JoshNufc91

    Aug 11, 2008 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #2

    ryyttzzzzz first comment!
    glad 2 see him go hes a disgrace!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • JoshNufc91

    Aug 11, 2008 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #3

    ryyttzzzzz first comment!
    glad 2 see him go hes a disgrace!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • furrygiblets

    Aug 11, 2008 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #4

    I think that Roeder needs to do us a favour 😀

  • Greg P

    Aug 11, 2008 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #5

    Glenn is obviously feeling that he owes us a favour – £2m for Shola would be a great deal for us. He’s not even championship class – but more effective up front than Smith. Hopefully both will go in the next week and make space for the young Italian and big Wesley when he’s fit again. No point having these sorts of players when you can bring the youth through

  • Beatski

    Aug 11, 2008 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #6

    nah, sloppy seconds for JoshNufc91

    for ours and Ameobi’s sakes, this deal needs to go through, it will go someway to rejuvinating his career, which wont happen at newcastle

  • ObaFan2

    Aug 11, 2008 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #7

    Just go and play football somehere cos unfortunately you wont get many chances here.

    Ed, every 5 minutes this is crashing 🙁

  • church

    Aug 11, 2008 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #8

    I have heard from a source close to nufc, that there will indeed be a big signing by evening time tomoz …..fingers crossed

  • Toon1978

    Aug 11, 2008 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #9

    Obafan2 does it annoy you as much as it annoys me when this site goes down lol?

  • Jacob

    Aug 11, 2008 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #10

    I think them comments are harsh, Shola was a treffic on his day. And personally i thought he played great in europe with Shearer. Yes, he didn’t get to the standards we hoped but he was a good player. Also remember he played for us even though he was injured.

  • The Entertainers

    Aug 11, 2008 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #11

    If Shola goes would Kev get his way and keep Smith ?

  • eric crammy mag

    Aug 11, 2008 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #12

    didn,t take long for stoke to suss this donkey outget rid of him please

  • Fraser 2k8

    Aug 11, 2008 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #13
  • normski1930z

    Aug 11, 2008 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #14

    aye we as a bunch of fans need to help ED coz the site is crashing all the time… a couple of quid each wouldnt break the bank so lets sort it!!!!

  • toonbully

    Aug 11, 2008 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #15

    Ed , says Ameobi was looking sluggish , diz ye no kna thats Sholas fastest speed , that and dawdling , otherwise its slumbering REEEL slow .
    Come on Stokey stump up the readies and get rid of him . sorry shola but you were never Premiership class mate , Heart of gold but no speed or tactical awareness…..

  • Chris F

    Aug 11, 2008 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #16

    Dan13, it was Bayer Leverkusen away in the CL you’re thinking of.

  • roy morten79(norway)

    Aug 11, 2008 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #17

    was lookin at a compilation of ameobi. it said “best of” so i guess the man who made the video has sence of humor. felt sorry for the lad when it was over.

  • ed_speed

    Aug 11, 2008 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #18

    hi guys ed here. ( ed speed )

    look at the link in blue at the top of the home page lol.

    cheers, ed

  • rob1892

    Aug 11, 2008 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #19

    villa agreed fee for cuellar

  • D.C.

    Aug 11, 2008 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #20

    Agree, for Shola’s sake he needs to go and play somewhere regularly. He’s been loyal to the club but loyalty only goes so far, and he just isn’t good enough anymore.

  • keegan is king

    Aug 11, 2008 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #21

    8million still get painful memories from signing a defender off rangers for same price

  • Richard L

    Aug 11, 2008 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #22

    Shola pal, just go man

  • Nenad

    Aug 11, 2008 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #23

    What are the odds, Ameobi to score at Old Trafford next Sunday?

    Goin’ for it! :p

  • Toonboy

    Aug 11, 2008 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #24

    Cuellar’s off to Villa

  • gorskino10

    Aug 11, 2008 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #25

    Nenad whats the bets on that 2,00000000000000000000,0000000000000000000000000000,0000000000000000000000, – to – 1 lol.

    He will be a good Championship player but hasn’t shown anything to suggest he can cut it in the Premier League, it could turn out to be a good buy for Roeder.

  • Toon1978

    Aug 11, 2008 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #26


    Why are you gutted mate we have Collocinni.

  • Lew Davies

    Aug 11, 2008 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #27

    Please please please!!!! this could be a real good piece of news for the Toon.
    I dont care if it is only 1Mill just get him out of Toon asap.
    Oh and good luck to him of course and no hard feelings, but this is what the lad needs also. He must realise he is never going to be first choice striker here. Where as he could be else where….(cough).
    Sometimes though, I think he is just content picking up his wages every week and not having to do too much for it. Also he likes the status of being a “prem player”
    Times up Shola. Move on while you still can.


    Aug 11, 2008 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #28

    What a moronic piss head Paul Merson is:

    “Owens the best finisher in the league but Newcastle dont make enough chances for him”

    Look at Owens goals to games ratio for Newcastle:

    05-06 =10 starts 7 goals
    06-07= 3 starts o goals
    07-08= 28 starts 13 goals

    So 41 starts 20 goals, Just under 1 every other game.

    If Owen starts the team will create chances for him, He has let down his team mates not the other way around.

    Lay off the Smirrnoff you Tw*t.

  • Ne5UFC

    Aug 11, 2008 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #29

    If you have a look on the official website and look at the senior squad page…notice the gaps in the senior squad..two in defence and one in midfield..coloccini definately, Bassong/warnock maybe? Most probs bassong. As for midfield its anybodys guess..maybe not derdiyok then, but i really hope so, he seems a great prospect! Inler i think would be mint and i would say classed as a coup under arsenal’s noses! Could that be the 3? I still hold out hope of being swept along by this excitement and getting a ‘major signing’

    (Tried posting this before but it never seems to work lol)

  • keegan is king

    Aug 11, 2008 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #30


  • keegan is king

    Aug 11, 2008 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #31

    shola could be a world class striker……………………

    if only he knew how to shoot and pass got a bit of skill and a lot a pace but till then time to move on

  • Callum

    Aug 11, 2008 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #32

    Cuellar going to Villa

  • Toon1978

    Aug 11, 2008 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #33

    So what we MIGHT have Colocinni, Derdyok and Fernandez 😉

  • keegan is king

    Aug 11, 2008 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #34

    doubt we will get fernandez, would be nice

  • Punk Skunk

    Aug 11, 2008 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #35

    Didn’t want Cuellar anyhoo!..
    …He’s ok, but Coloccini is better!..

  • fostino

    Aug 11, 2008 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #36

    howay d toon army, lifelong newcastle fan ere but 1st time user nd viewer of dis site…..i must say ive enjoyed readin d various comments left by all, its gud 2 inspire enthusiasm even if it is false hope!! just by reading d comments it seems big willie is a trusted source, lets hope he’s right in all he says!!!

    personally i feel ameobi nd smith are overpayed nd underachieve…dey must go even tho i must commend d effort smith puts in!! wat we ned is anutha target of d shearer/viduka mould 2 free up owen nd oba, a player lik gomis/ berbatov(neva gonna happen) or aston/ gudjohnson/eto woud b ideal!!! its important 2 ave 4 gud strikers nd fit ones at dat, unfortunatly owen nd viduka r 2 prone 2 injury despit der obvious class

    in d midfield department, i lik d look of guthrie nd jonas but we badly ned a central midfielder, preferbly an attackin one, arshavin/ j cole/ xavi/ or mouthinho/veleso woud b ideal
    it seems duff has cum gud finally, however its about time as i imagine he’s bin on top top dollar since he’s bin ere nd perhaps cashin in on him 4 sumone more promising lik arda woud b beta, he looked v gud in d euros!! also lets not forget d brillent job owen did playin in d hole at d end of last season!!!!

    in defense i ave no idea wat d story wit colicinni is, y keep his arrival a secret wen it wud b more benifical dat he b trainin wit his new teammates, i hope he comes, he looks gud!! beye is a quality RB, taylor is also quality nd enrique dosnt deserve all d stick he gets, he finally came gud at d end of d season which is understandable 4 his age, dis is a big yr 4 him!! however unsur y we didnt go 4 shorey if a lb was a priority!! its just a shame we didnt get woodgate, he inspires confidence in d oda defenders!! it woud b gud 2 c anutha proven defender signed
    i am a big fan of N’Zogbia but can he b trusted in a LB role

    beween d sticks is fine as long as we keep given, i believe at d moment we ave 2 very gud keepers in harper nd given nd 2 up and comers in foster nd krul

    as 4 chairman ashley, i do have faith in him, i honestly believ he will hand d money ova 4 quality players nd his youth team plans r fantastic, in yrs 2 cum we will b gratefull 4 it!! however i would like 2 c 4 additional players added 2 d squad – a L.B C.B, C.M nd a striker – i reckon d one striker coud replace ameobi nd smith 2getha!!

    ideal team id lik 2 c kittin out 4 newcastle cum september


    Beye Taylor Collicinni W. Bridge

    Jonas/ Barton Arda
    Milner (wen he reaches potential)


    Owen Eto


    Aug 11, 2008 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #37

    Not bothered about Cuellar now we have Colo but Villa are putting some side together.

    I dont really like praising other clubs, But am i the only one who thinks Martin O’Neill is an absolute legend.

    Dropped from being a double European Cup winning international player to non league Wycombe and won 2 FA trophies, The conference league title and then the 3rd division play off winners.

    Took Leicester up to the top flight and won two league cups, got them into europe and finished in the top half every premiership season he was there.

    Broke the Rangers monopoly and won 7 Trophies with Celtic and got to their first european final in 30 odd years.

    Villa IMO will win the UEFA Cup this coming season.

    He is a footballing genius and the idiot FA should have been fired for letting him slip through their fingers.

    Hes not flawless he supported Sunderland but no-ones perfect.

    He is the best football manager in the world.

  • Midjew

    Aug 11, 2008 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #38,19528,11661_3967307,00.html

    Am Gutted

    was really hoping on having Cuellar and Colocinni as our 2 CB’s

  • Leeg123

    Aug 11, 2008 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #39,,10278~1317904,00.html

    whats wiv th gaps maybe what big willie was on aboot getting photos done

  • keegan is king

    Aug 11, 2008 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #40

    just where the players we got rid of

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