Man Of The Moment Ameobi Demands New Signings

Shola Ameobi is the man of the moment at Newcastle right now, and it will stay like that if Shola continues to bang in the goals like he’s done  so magnificently these last couple of games.

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Shola Ameobi – delighted at scoring another goal!

Of course Newcastle fans have had a love-hate relationship with Shola over the years, but fans are delighted that Shola has looked so good this season in the second tier in England.

However, Shola is starting to get worried that time is running out to bring new players in, and we’ll have 3 games in the next 11 days, and the Nigerian born player wants to see some new signings.

Newcastle are still in negotiations with both Sol Campbell and Peter Lovenkrands to increase the size of their squad, and both players would be very good acquisitions for the club.

Ameobi told the Evening Chronicle today:

“We haven’t got many players.” “I thought that showed. There are a lot of heavy legs.”

“There’s a lot of games, and we haven’t got many players to rotate.” “The games are coming thick and fast, and we had to dig deep now.

“We haven’t been used to playing back-to-back games like that, but we ground it out and produced the win.” “It (last night) wasn’t a performance like Saturday – it was a different type of game.”

“We had to grind it out, and we’re delighted to have come out with another win.”

And Shola talked about his 4th goal in 2 games last night, that had the huge crowd of close to 44,000 erupting after just 15 minutes, as Shola took his chance beautifully:

“With a lot of goals, you can catch the keeper out by taking it early, and I think that was the case.”

“There wasn’t that much space to squeeze through, but thankfully it slipped by him.”

“For strikers, goals breed confidence. That’s nothing new.” “I’m obviously delighted to have contributed.”

“I’ve got a lot of confidence and, hopefully, I can ride it and help us win as many games as possible.”

We hope Shola can continue on his goals streak, and there’s no reason why the Geordie lad cannot hit 20 goals this season.

And if he contributes to getting Newcastle promoted, that would be just great for the club and for Shola.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.

446 comments so far

  • RyanToon

    Aug 20, 2009 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #1

    agreed there shola, we need at lest 5 signings

    aint gonna happen tho

  • Ashley Hole

    Aug 20, 2009 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #2

    Everybody shout, Ashley out!

  • batty

    Aug 20, 2009 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #3

    ashley oot

  • laurent32

    Aug 20, 2009 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #4

    i think if we get campbell and lovenkrands that will make us a lot stronger squad. still think we need another lb although kadar can play there. if jonas leaves we will also need to replace him, cant see it happening though.

  • batty

    Aug 20, 2009 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #5

    has any 1 read the star page 30 aboot the scousers boycotting sports direct because 1 of his employees had printed on a top ysb 96 not enough its aboot the hillsbourgh disaster ysb stans for you scouse bstards sick isnt it

  • batty

    Aug 20, 2009 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #6

    ryan i wonder if billy has been banned cos tino11 reported him to ed didnt he

  • RyanToon

    Aug 20, 2009 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #7

    dont think so batts, tino said YOU should tell ed, im sure

  • batty

    Aug 20, 2009 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #8

    tino11 sed he had just emailed ed before he went m8

  • RyanToon

    Aug 20, 2009 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #9


    why would billy get banned tho?

    do you think hes gloryhunter?

  • magpies1

    Aug 20, 2009 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #10

    just looking at the Attendances for the championship, you have got to give credit to derby selling an average of 98.2 % of there capacity which is 33597,
    while we are selling an average of 77.1% but obviously we have a bigger stadium,

  • magpies1

    Aug 20, 2009 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #11

    And cardiff are some how selling 109.2 %

  • Yorkie Dave

    Aug 20, 2009 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #12

    Well im just happy with the win lasat night, hopefully the takeover will be complete in the next 48hrs and Shearer can start to improve our squad, agreed Campbell and lovenkrands would be great additions to the squad.

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  • Hekvig

    Aug 20, 2009 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #13

    Ashley ut han är inte välkommen i Sverige!
    To keep it in my native tongue 😉

  • batty

    Aug 20, 2009 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #14

    ryan dont know m8 but him gloryhunter early doors aways mention me even if iam not on


    Aug 20, 2009 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #15

    ashley, you futkind

  • Tino 11

    Aug 20, 2009 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #16

    Batts – I didn’t email Ed, i suggested you do it as your the one getting all the hassle/attention. I did say Ed should have a clamp down as we all forget there are kids reading the blog and i think sometimes we all cross the line.

  • batty

    Aug 20, 2009 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #17

    tino11 soz i thought u sed u did ile do it now

  • pubcat

    Aug 20, 2009 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #18

    I think it’s important to give the young players some more experience, though a little at a time. It will also start to make the squad feel less small if the ‘kids’ have blended in with the first team more.

    Against Crystal Palace – partly to rest some players – I’d personally go for:

    Taylor. S
    Lua Lua
    Taylor. R
    Xisco (but promise Ranger a good 30 mins as a sub later in the game)

  • tooneskimo

    Aug 20, 2009 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #19

    Great goal by Shola last night, not sure about the squad, it’s pretty thin but there are a few good young ones still to feature, Ranger, Kadar, Lua Lua and maybe this Vukic if he’s as good as everybody says….would be quite happy to swap Colo for Campbell and Beckford and give the division a good go…..
    Anybody else pleased there will be no International breaks this year..Woo Hoo!!!!

  • batty

    Aug 20, 2009 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #20

    Rodzilla // Aug 20, 2009 at 1:14 AM

    Batty, by the way, I only post under Rodzilla mate, it’s obvoius someone is having a bash, but it ain’t me m8

    (…soz mate )
    <<<< gloryhunter rod lol

  • nufc2009

    Aug 20, 2009 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #21

    well lads is newcastle v crystal palace on telly

  • tooneskimo

    Aug 20, 2009 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #22

    Yeah, I’ve been following this Billy Bunter guy, my 5 year old spells better, obviously someone taking the pee…. he was posting on here regular about 18 months ago and he wasn’t half as dumb….

  • Bill F

    Aug 20, 2009 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #23

    Just wanted to repeat a comment from an earlier thread. Just because I wanted too!!

    Funny old life innit. Fact is, is that if Sicknote was still with us then Shola possibly wouldn’t have started any of the games. Just goes to show (philisophical moment coming) that in football and in life you have to take your chances when they appear. You really have to admire the tenacity he has shown in staying with the club he so obviously loves despite the criticism from so many of us, me included (although I have defended him at times as well) and the efforts to sell him by the club. He really deserves some success, just hope it continues.

  • batty

    Aug 20, 2009 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #24

    tooneskimo // aye and if its who i think it is hes a right head the ball

  • batty

    Aug 20, 2009 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #25

    i 2nd that billf

  • RyanToon

    Aug 20, 2009 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #26


    York 3.25 Dar Re Mi 😉

  • Whumpie

    Aug 20, 2009 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #27

    Hekvig – I don’t know how to spell it, but I think the best Swedish word for Ashley is pronounced something like “feeta”.

    Make sense?

  • batty

    Aug 20, 2009 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #28

    ryan gloryhunter is rod read post 20

  • NUFC-0809-Oh Dear

    Aug 20, 2009 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #29

    Campbell, McLoven and Hamman in on free’s would be class I think and maybe a loan signing from somewhere?

  • RyanToon

    Aug 20, 2009 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #30

    batty it aint he said it ISNT him.

  • RyanToon

    Aug 20, 2009 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #31

    wouldnt want hamman, weve ALREADY got two grandads in the middle of the park, id take campbell and loven tho

  • batty

    Aug 20, 2009 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #32

    ryan read post 20 he puts m8 and then sez soz lol

  • Satboyslim

    Aug 20, 2009 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #33

    I think i have to go against the flow here as i thought as many people also did that the only conceivable positive of getting relegated was the chance to start afresh and clear the deadwood. It seems to me the only players we wanted rid of are Cacapa and Owen.
    I’m not too sure where i stand on the issue but surely it would be better to spend a few seasons in the championship rebuilding than getting promoted first time and still have:
    R Taylor
    Maybe Xisco
    And i’m sorry to say maybe even get rid of Ameobi at some point, we need players with futures, this league might be a breeze for some of them but then what when we get promoted? They have all shown they can’t cut it in the prem which is where we want to be. We need to set up a scouting system and get the best youth players we can, sure Beckford may do a job for us in this league, but we need to find the Mattocks, Beevers and Naughtons that have real potential to develop.
    The way i see it the squad we have with a couple of additions will get us promoted. However we have lost our best players and we would get relegated straight back. And i don’t want to become a bloody yoyo club.

  • Satboyslim

    Aug 20, 2009 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #34

    * Only players we wanted to get rid of and have done so are Owen and Cacapa

  • Fostino

    Aug 20, 2009 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #35

    vs. crystal palace


    r.taylor s. taylor colo enrique

    lua lua guthrie smith jonas

    ameobi xisco

    to freshen things up, the opposition will look to block the left channel so lets surprise them down the right…could be a good game for lua lua to prove himself

    with no j.barton, i think we need ryan starting for set pieces

  • Tel

    Aug 20, 2009 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #36

    Butt and Nolan i the next few seasons. Static springs to mind. Pace doesn’t.

  • Tanzy

    Aug 20, 2009 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #37

    i would sign
    aaron gunnarson
    sol campbell
    kris commons
    peter ramage
    per cijan stiljbred

    and does any have any inside info but ne bull shit cba and pointless am already fustrated enough and so are al other nufc supports so if ya come on to take the p**s just f**k of

  • Macas35

    Aug 20, 2009 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #38

    Satboyslim – the longer we stay in the Championship the more top players we will lose, as they won’t be loyal for more than one season. To have the best chance of staying in the Prem we need to get promoted this season

  • Toon_Army

    Aug 20, 2009 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #39
  • NUFC-0809-Oh Dear

    Aug 20, 2009 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #40

    Ok then

    Campbell and McLoven free

    buy Skjebred

    would love to loan wiltshire or someone like that from Arsenal

    what about Siberski free??

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