Ameobi – Newcastle Plight Worst He’s Known


Shola Ameobi, who will probably be leaving his home town club Newcastle United, in the January transfer window, has talked about the plight the Newcastle club are in right now.

Shola Ameobi – situation the worst he’s known at Newcastle club

Shola has been at the club since he was a youngster, but he believes the situation is the worst he’s ever known at Newcastle.

Shola talked to the Newcastle Journal this morning:

“The last few weeks have been tough,” “It’s something I’ve been used to at Newcastle, but it’s always tough when you don’t have a manager. We have to get on with it.”

“Like any other thing you have to focus on what you can do on the pitch, do everything positively on the pitch and hopefully that can override what’s going on off the pitch.”

“Personally, I’ve had worse times in my career, like being injured for a long time, but in terms of the whole club, it is probably the worst I’ve known.”

“It’s been a tough time for the whole club, not just us as players. But football goes on, we have games to play and have to focus on what’s going on. I can’t speak for the new guys, but this is not something I’m not used to at Newcastle.”

“I’m getting on with it like I’ve always got on with it. But it must be tough for the new guys coming in under the circumstances.”

Our next game is tomorrow night against Tottenham at home in the Carling Cup, and of course Tottenham are the only team in the league right now with fewer points than Newcastle.

With all the new players they have brought in there’s going to be some pressure mounting on new manger Juande Ramos. It’s a good opportunity for Newcastle to take the ascendancy tomorrow night, but of course we’ve also been playing very poorly since Keegan left.

Ameobi continued:

“I’m a Newcastle fan. I know what the fans are feeling and the players. I’ve got it from both sides in terms of professionally and in terms of the club.”

“It’s tough, but you can’t let things like this get you down. We have to make sure we rise above everything that happens as anything can in football.”

“It’s strange because everyone thought they (Tottenham) would kick on from last season. That hasn’t happened, but they are tremendous opponents and we have to play at our best.”

We don’t expect there to be a big crowd tomorrow night, given all that’s going on at the club, but this is certainly a good chance for the lads to actually get a win.

But we’ve also been playing poorly ourselves, and we have no idea how the lads will perform tomorrow night.

Comments welcome.



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48 comments so far

  • Toon Graeme

    Sep 23, 2008 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #1

    Well Shola just confirmed what we already know.

    Does anyone think he will play tomorrow?

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  • Toon Graeme

    Sep 23, 2008 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #2

    Wow I was first…….. whoooppeee (sorry – bored at work)

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  • DanToon

    Sep 23, 2008 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #3

    Hope not he’s shockin’

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  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 23, 2008 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #4

    If he plays i’ll get my gun.

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  • Punk Skunk

    Sep 23, 2008 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #5

    Shouldn’t he be playin’ in the reserves?..
    …If someone isn’t in the 1st team, why oh why aren’t they helping the reserves to get a couple of wins & gettin’ some minutes on the pitch?..

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  • Punk Skunk

    Sep 23, 2008 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #6

    Alright TT,
    this is fun, isn’t it?..

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  • Geordie Jayne

    Sep 23, 2008 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #7

    I’ve seen Shola in the reserves and believe me he is not missed lol

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  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 23, 2008 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #8

    The reserves fall apart when Kadar isn’t playing.

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  • Toon Chicken

    Sep 23, 2008 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #9

    So now we have been playing shocking since Keegan left. Riiiiight!

    I suppose the performances against Bolton and Arsenal was vintage Keegan then eh?

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  • dougnufc

    Sep 23, 2008 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #10

    http://www.nufc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/Academy/0,,10278~1389876,00.html

    Doesn’t the future just look so bright?

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  • Geordie Jayne

    Sep 23, 2008 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #11
  • Nick 69

    Sep 23, 2008 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #12

    toon chicken- yes we have been playin shocking since keegan left, u cant argue with that fact can you, we played 2 games lost both and played awful

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  • Punk Skunk

    Sep 23, 2008 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #13

    I was thinkin’ more to shame the lad into buckin’ up is ideas like!..
    …Other players coming back from injury, gettin’ back to match fitness, was more what i meant!..

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  • Geordie Jayne

    Sep 23, 2008 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #14
  • Geordie Jayne

    Sep 23, 2008 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #15
  • Shola Ameobi

    Sep 23, 2008 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #16

    i never said any of that.
    Hope i do play tomorrow

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  • Geordie Jayne

    Sep 23, 2008 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #17

    Punk lol get what you mean

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  • Punk Skunk

    Sep 23, 2008 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #18

    Aye TT,
    is Kadar injured or are we just holdin’ the lad back from the lime-light, or what?..Any clue?..

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  • Toon Chicken

    Sep 23, 2008 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #19

    aye nick69 – point was that we were playing gash while Keegan was still there – we didn’t suddenly fall apart when he left.

    Man U performance was the exception not the rule.

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  • k k forever

    Sep 23, 2008 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #20

    ZICO JUST SIGNED A NEW DEAL HA HA

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  • Punk Skunk

    Sep 23, 2008 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #21

    @ shola c 15,
    Buck y’ideas up lad!..

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  • Nick 69

    Sep 23, 2008 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #22

    yh i agree, we’v played only 1 gud game this season

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  • Punk Skunk

    Sep 23, 2008 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #23

    New deals can be broken mate!..
    …Contracts mean sod-all, haven’t you been payin’ attention?..

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  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 23, 2008 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #24

    Coming back from injury.

    kk forever – he didn’t signa new deal, he just joined a new club, the uzbek club that Rivaldo plays for.

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  • chuck

    Sep 23, 2008 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #25

    Hey Shola might not be leaving if the Nigerians buy out MA, which looks like a distinct possibility right now, seems no one else is interested.
    Hmm, think of the possibilities if they do in fact take over, Newcastle could become the first all African team to play in the European leagues and could have first dibs on all the young exiting players coming out of Africa.
    Yep! sounds good to me, certainly better than the present chaotic mess.
    Whadda you think ?

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  • Punk Skunk

    Sep 23, 2008 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #26

    Well, when he’s fit get him on the big stage if he’s ready…We could do with some real defenders atm…
    …KK forever, d’y’have to shout marra?..

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  • Toon Chicken

    Sep 23, 2008 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #27

    chuck – yeah totally effin brilliant that mate. except when the ACN comes round again – doh!

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  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 23, 2008 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #28

    I cant think of many players in africa ready for the prem.

    Ben Yahia, Ben Dhifallah and Mputu and a few South Africans are the only players i can think of ready for the prem that are currently playing in africa, but i dont know too many.

    We missed a trick on Chermiti though.

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  • Ganiyu

    Sep 23, 2008 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #29

    Chuck-he is the first person we would kick out.nigerians wont patronise that crap.we would sell him to spurs.

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  • k k forever

    Sep 23, 2008 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #30

    soz punk skunk left me caps on is that better

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  • Punk Skunk

    Sep 23, 2008 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #31

    KK forever,
    That’s soooo much easier on the eye mate, nice one!..
    …Soz man, wasn’t havin’ a go like!.. 😀

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  • k k forever

    Sep 23, 2008 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #32

    punk ware do u get the skunk from

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  • Ganiyu

    Sep 23, 2008 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #33

    He choose england as his nationality.shola use the back door pls?

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  • Punk Skunk

    Sep 23, 2008 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #34

    It’s what no brain fans from other teams call us B&W striped Geordies mate…Skunks!..
    …& it rhymns with Punk!..

    …A bit like black people callin’ themselves N…….
    …D’y’get me?..

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  • Bill F

    Sep 23, 2008 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #35

    Ed Why do you think Shola is leaving in the January window. I bet you he doesn’t.

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  • k k forever

    Sep 23, 2008 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #36

    yeah i just wonderd if it owt do with the plant mate

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  • Bill F

    Sep 23, 2008 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #37

    Geordie Jayne, Shola scored some good goal in that clip, pity he can’t hit that standard more consistently.

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  • Bill F

    Sep 23, 2008 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #38

    I meant to say goals, I wasn’t being sarcastic.

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  • chuck

    Sep 23, 2008 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #39

    Not many Africans ready for the PL Tom Toon,
    you color blind or what ?
    Yeah Toon Chicken your right about the ANC, but it was ment as a tounge in cheek article to draw response, you guys are too serious, c`mon !

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  • Punk Skunk

    Sep 23, 2008 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #40

    Could be?.. 😀

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