Shola Ameobi has been talking to BBC Radio 5 today and started off by telling everybody just how good a goalkeeper our own Shay Given is.
Shola Ameobi – Shay Given is world class
Ameobi told BBC Radio Newcastle.
“Shay is world-class, there’s no doubt about it” “He proves his worth week-in, week-out and he’s done it again. We’re delighted that he is here.”
Shola is looking forward to our next game at Middlesbrough on Saturday, where we need to start again and pick up those wins so we can climb the table.
Shola talked about Middlesbrough:
“They’ve been beaten so it’s going to be very important for them and it will be a great match,” “We’ve lost one derby this season and we don’t want to lose another one, we need the points to keep climbing up that table.”
“It’s a place I like playing, and if I get the nod to play then I’ll be doing all I can to make sure we win in style.”
In what is an unlikely but surpisingly good season for Ameobi, he’s made 11 appearances so far for the Magpies, scoring three goals and is now on 49 total goals for the club. Hey, a good time to get his 50th goal for the club on Saturday.
And although Newcastle were trying to sell Shola in August, it doesn’t look like Joe Kinnear will want him to leave in January, although his contract is up in the summer.
In fact one worry is that multiple contracts up for renewal next summer including those of Owen, Ameobi, Harper, Cacapa, Butt, Viduka and Edgar.
So a lot of work needs to get done in that particular area, but we have no idea who will be able top do that, with the club’s ownership still very uncertain.
Somehow, that needs to be sorted out, and soon.