Is it reallly true that Shola Ameobi is becoming a leader on Tyneside?
Shola Ameobi – great start to season
It certainly is looking that way, and while we’ve been surprised at just how good he’s looked – if he keeps scoring goals that will be true, and he already has young Nile Ranger looking up yo him and praising his for his help on the training field.
And Shola is also full of praise for Hughton, and thinks he has earned the chance to continue in the manager’s role on a more permanent basis.
Let’s say this – if Chris can get another win on Monday night, it’s hard to think he’ll not be given an extended chance, but we just hope it’s not a flash in the pan, as it turned out to be with Glenn Roeder a few years back.
Shola talked about Hughton today:
“He knows what it’s like to cross that white line, he’s been there and he’s instilled in us a togetherness, regardless of what has gone on which probably wasn’t there last year at times,”
“I think that’s a big difference, Chris Hughton’s obviously a guy we all respect and he deserves that respect.”
“I think it’s not so much what he has done than what he has asked us as players to do, which is to stay together and push on and push forward.”
Not many would disagree with that, and Chris is a real gentleman too.
We should know what will happen by next Wednesday but the incredible seems to be coming true – that we’ll still be in handcuffs with no new buyer and no new manager of the club, even when the transfer window closes.
And that’s been true since one week after suffering the devastation of being relegated.
That has to be ineptitude of the highest order by the upper management of this club. Thank goodness for Chris Hughton.
Remember on the first day after we were relegated, when Shearer said with every day that passes another room burns?
That’s 95 rooms that have burned so far.
What did we do so wrong to ever deserve Mike Ashley?