We had to have a quiet laugh when we read Lee Ryder’s accurate portrayal of Shola Ameobi’s first goal for the club in two years on his Blog On The Tyne.
Shola Ameobi – powerful display last night
Shola was surrounded by two City defenders as the ball somehow got to him on 44 minutes, and he chested the ball forward nicely and then sliced the ball to the right, with his right foot, so that it was well beyond the reach of City goalkeeper Joe Hart.
To be honest I just remember letting out a huge roar of GOOOOOAAAAAAALLLL with all my might and then felt dizzy, as my wife came running up the stairs wondering what I had done to myself. 😀
But Lee was much more accurate in the way he described Shola’s goal:
Let’s be honest, it was typical Shola.
A messed up cross, four deflections including one from his own player in Damien Duff and then the scruffiest finish of the season at Gallowgate.
Shola did score – but nobody ran for the pitch, even Ameobi didn’t want to celebrate!
But who cared?
It was all Shola, but the lad scored, and however they go in they are goals, and it was a good night for the Nigerian born striker, who has been on Tyneside since he was just nine years old.
Ameobi fought all night long for the Newcastle cause, and we expect him to lead the line on Saturday against Sunderland – where again we need somehow to capture all 3 points.
Shola Ameobi can be very proud of one of his best games for a long long time last night in a Newcastle shirt, and this will have also put his price up in the transfer market if we still want to sell him in Janauary – that’s for sure.