Shola Ameobi Signs Three Year Deal at Newcastle


A little bit more good news today for Newcastle fans in that Shola Ameobi, a local lad who moved to the Walker district of Newcastle, from his local Nigeria when he was just 5 years old, has signed a new contract at Newcastle United, the only club he has ever played for.

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Shola Ameobi – signing new contract today at Newcastle
What’s that cup in the background?

After Shola’s problems in the last season or two this is a bit of a surprise, but ever since Joe Kinnear arrived at the club in September, Shola has looked a much better player, and he today finally signed his new contract, after discussions lasted some 2-3 weeks.

And the deal is a three year extension to his Newcastle United contract, and Shola seemed delighted to sign the deal today.

The deal means the Geordie striker has now committed his future to his local town team until the summer of 2012 – a great deal for Ameobi, who is still just one goal short of 50 senior goals for the club.

And speaking exclusively to nufcTV, Shola said:

“I’m delighted to sign a new deal and commit my future to Newcastle United.”

Shola is a product of the Newcastle United Academy, which he joined on July 1st, 1995, when he was 13 years old.

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85 comments so far

  • paul

    Jan 7, 2009 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #1

    Shola the show boat aka I’m a subby

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  • Stardust

    Jan 7, 2009 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #2

    Well if he was out of contract this summer – this ensures he still has a financial value to the club even if sold this summer, there was an improvement under JK – will still be injury prone – all round has to be a plus.

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  • TROJAN 69

    Jan 7, 2009 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #3

    david craig,is this the so called signing you are on about ffs,slowla amdopey and dont know if my ken has been screwed or not.

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  • cooldj

    Jan 7, 2009 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #4

    um. yay?

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  • adam

    Jan 7, 2009 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #5

    his agent is the best, maybe better than brambles

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  • Brettoon

    Jan 7, 2009 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #6

    Good News????? Eh!!

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  • The Game

    Jan 7, 2009 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #7

    Behold! David Craig’s signing….

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  • Jimmie

    Jan 7, 2009 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #8

    If it only had been Owen signing the … line

    Guess that cup in the background is Ashleys beer-glas?

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  • NotAGhostToon

    Jan 7, 2009 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #9

    WOW signing lol

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  • keith

    Jan 7, 2009 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #10

    why is everyone sounding so shocked about this he was offered this contract a few weeks ago!

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  • djm

    Jan 7, 2009 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #11

    more like the holy bloody grail

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  • kenny g

    Jan 7, 2009 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #12

    strictly speaking Ed, he’s played for stoke too

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  • bigpeaovtheweab

    Jan 7, 2009 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #13

    tidy your hoose up shola u tramp

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  • The Entertainers

    Jan 7, 2009 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #14

    Good luck to Shola.

    At least with the pay rise, he may be able to afford a cleaner ! Love that story.

    Never his biggest fan and would have sold him last summer, but hey hes here now and lets get behind him, he is at least a good squad player and does not mouth off like some would when not picked.

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  • wsq

    Jan 7, 2009 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #15

    OHHH THANK GOD THANK YOU ASHLEY!

    GOODNESS ME. Im so glad we’ve been able to tie him down.

    Im not sure who the crook here is, Ameobi getting a free ride or the usual mr ashley.

    Kinghthood for ashley please your majesty.

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  • wsq

    Jan 7, 2009 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #16

    he doesn’t mouth off cause he has no desire, all he wants to do is live comfortably like a rap star.

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  • The Entertainers

    Jan 7, 2009 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #17

    I dont care how he wants to live his life.

    Look at times this season hes not been too bad.
    We’ve invested money on clearing up his long term injury and hopefully we’ll reap those benefits.

    Like i said i would have sold him last summer, but hes still here, which means hes a Newcastle United player, get behind him.

    It seems far easier for fans to complain about players these days than support them.

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  • bigpeaovtheweab

    Jan 7, 2009 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #18

    in a scruffy house the tramp

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  • Ed Dub

    Jan 7, 2009 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #19

    Shocking stuff, we should be trying to offload the injury prone players, for the last four years we have had an injury crisis, that is because we have bought too many injury prone players.

    Ship out the Owen’s, Viduka’s, Cacapa’s and Ameobi’s and bring in some players with a good injury history(i.e. players with very few injuries in their career, like Collocinni)

    We need a team with talent and skill but players that spend over half the season on the treatment table are no good to us, no matter how talented or skilful!!

    Mr. Wise, sort it out!!

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  • beyethegreat

    Jan 7, 2009 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #20

    he is a stange 1

    sometimes you might think he is good but then you look at his goals record

    sometimes he looks skillful then he falls over

    he has the worst balance i have ever seen

    though the question is why am i happy he has signed a new contract

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  • doofa the loofa

    Jan 7, 2009 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #21

    great idea… comedy signings. how bout jonny vegas for the midfield? be difficult to get past. and lenny henry, he could tip condensed milk all over the place and everything would be, OOOOOOOOOKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK.
    what a tiswas. lol

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  • woody

    Jan 7, 2009 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #22

    cant believe this guy is gonna be qualified for a testimonial before his ‘full potential is reached’ never gonna make it……..should have had a career in the lower devisions years ago

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  • Whumpie

    Jan 7, 2009 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #23

    For me, the fact that someone’s signed for us is good news and can only help. These things tend to trigger each-other, so let’s hope this is just the starter for 10 and that we’ll get a steady trickle of good news about the squad over the next 3 weeks.

    Shola’s never going to be Robinho, but he’s done ok and I’m glad he’s staying to keep up the fight. We need squad depth, and he gives us some.

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  • doofa the loofa

    Jan 7, 2009 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #24

    @whumpie
    glad ya happy m8

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  • woody

    Jan 7, 2009 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #25

    never gonna be robinho?understatement of the century…he’s a 27 year old ‘one for the future’…..no balance and too slow for me…sorry

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  • Y2J

    Jan 7, 2009 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #26

    Whumpie- If only I were as optimistic as you seem to be. Somehow, I don’t think an Ameobi contract extension will all of a sudden trigger signings…

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  • doofa the loofa

    Jan 7, 2009 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #27

    he needs a job at the club for playing while injured and all but just not in the 1st team.

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 7, 2009 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #28

    Im watching Insdiana Jones and the Crystal Skull – cause Im off sick at home with a middle ear infection.

    Its like being mortal without having spent a penny on a pint or spirit. Sick of walking into walls and falling over and the drugs are strong.

    My blanket is lovely and warming.

    What has this got to do with football and NUFC. Nowt excpt Im free to surf the net without the boss spying on me ha ha ha.

    Lets hope one leads to two and so on…..

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  • BATTY

    Jan 7, 2009 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #29

    breaking news we just signed dunn from man city

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  • The Entertainers

    Jan 7, 2009 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #30

    We keep hearing that Shola will never fill his potential.

    Prehaps he has, hes just not as good as we all hoped he would be. Then again it seems fans are not happy unless we get the next Stevie G or John Terry coming through our ranks! (ie Taylor)

    He was never going to be a Shearer!

    The lad is his own player, hes above average in front of goal, nothing fantastic, but is very good at keeping possession and holding up play. Two attributes we could do with in our squad as Owen and Oba arent that type of player and Vidukas always injured and away in the summer!

    So just accept Shola as the player he is and very decent squad player!

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  • Y2J

    Jan 7, 2009 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #31

    It was paramount that we were more proactive in the market this time around. It seems that Ashley has not learnt from previous mistakes.

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 7, 2009 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #32

    Batty – source – nowt on nufc website and nowt on Setanta or SSN.

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  • Y2J

    Jan 7, 2009 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #33

    Batty- Where is this coming from like?

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  • woody

    Jan 7, 2009 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #34

    bambi on ice for captain!

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  • keith

    Jan 7, 2009 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #35

    can you elabraote on that batty? dunn as in richard dunne? or a youngster? or is this a wind up?

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  • Todd

    Jan 7, 2009 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #36

    breaking news = batty is a lying homo

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  • Y2J

    Jan 7, 2009 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #37

    I smell a wind up…

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  • woody

    Jan 7, 2009 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #38

    its true, i saw dunne in me chippy last nite

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  • keith

    Jan 7, 2009 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #39

    has to be a wind up as it would break on one of the sports channels as man city accpet bid for dunne and we have to agree terms and a medical etc etc,

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  • GOERDIE IN NORWAY

    Jan 7, 2009 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #40

    ED…. STILL WAITING FOR THE GOOD NEWS….
    ed plwase run a poll on wether this is a good singing and i bet you find that 90+% think tyhat its not….
    its players like him that are spoiling the chances of the young tallent we have at the club(chopra is a better player than him and had a better goal scoring record.) now its the same for xisco/ranger/carroll…
    i feel sorry for these boys…..

    im also getting a bit sick of the crap that comes out of jks mouth.. all he seems to say is the thing we want to hear, then say mike should be aloud to watch the games..
    i havent been impressed with any of the name we have linked with…
    another thing, in nov he said he has 2 players lined up already that would love to play for us.
    WHERE ARE THEY JK

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