Shola Ameobi is Championship Player Of The Month

Shola Ameobi has won the Coca-Cola Championship Player of the Month Award for August, following his early-season five-goal scoring spree.


Ameobi – outstanding in August

Ameobi beat off competition from another Newcastle local lad, Michael Chopra at Cardiff, Bristol City frontman Nicky Maynard and Derby County defender Miles Addison, to win the award.

And just like in the Premier League where the top club gained the manager and player award in Spurs’ Harry Redknapp and Jermaine Defoe, so it is in the second division, with Chris Hughton having recently won the manager award.

A delighted Shola Ameobi, currently sidelined with a foot injury, told nufcTV this morning – after hearing of his award:

“I’m delighted to accept the award but I must thank Chris (Hughton) and Colin (Calderwood), my team-mates and the fans.”

“We’ve had a magnificent start to the season and it really has been a team effort.”

“For me, it was the perfect start until I injured my foot against Huddersfield so the award is bittersweet in some ways.”

“Hopefully though, by the time I come back, the lads will be still be up there at the top of the league and I can play my part in getting us back into the Premier League.”

Congratulations to Shola, for spearheading Newcastle’s early season drive for promotion with some dazzling displays and goals.

On a side note, Shola had a small operation to his injured foot last week, and is said by Chris Hughton to be only weeks away from a return,

A measure of how well we do this season is how many of these awards Newcastle can win.

We’ve bagged two of them so far, and let’s hope the club will get many more as the season progresses.

15 comments so far

  • sirjasontoon

    Sep 12, 2009 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #1


  • sirjasontoon

    Sep 12, 2009 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #2

    Defiantly found his level in the Championship fair play to him…never been a big Shola fan and was shocked when he got a new contract TBH.

    Keep up the good work Shola if you chip in 20 goals this season I will be over the moon!

  • newcastle29

    Sep 12, 2009 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #3

    OFF topic.

    i am going to blackpool away and will be down there early as i only live 50 mins from there, but need to get back to the toon after the match, anyone know if there will be a bus with a spare seat on the way back?

  • ArtyH

    Sep 12, 2009 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #4

    I’ve never been a big Shola fan, as I thought he was out of his depth in the top league, but it appears he has got it right in this one. Hope it continues and he has a great season together with the rest of the lads.
    Well done for getting the award, may it be the first of many and he will surprise most in the toon.
    Go on, be a hero!!!

  • RyanToon

    Sep 12, 2009 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #5

    Well done wor Shola 😉

  • komfort

    Sep 12, 2009 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #6

    shola , england’s no1…south africa is within touching distance big lad..

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Sep 12, 2009 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #7

    well done big man

  • tomleazes

    Sep 12, 2009 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #9

    Well done shola, can someone please pass me another slice of humble pie!
    Wish the lads were playing today, I’m bored waiting for the mackems to get beat.
    Cheers Toonfolk

  • komfort

    Sep 12, 2009 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #10


  • punk skunk...

    Sep 12, 2009 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #11

    shit man, that link is pathetic isn’t it?..
    …What a waste of at least £20m!..

    …Well done Shola!..

    …But, how sad is it that all you have to do to be palyer of the month/year/whatever, is to score goals, no matter how?..
    …Does someone other than strikers ever win anythin’?..

  • Jeff D

    Sep 12, 2009 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #12

    Off topic but,
    If you go on toonarama website and select Players/1977/78 season then scroll down to the fifth row. Check out the middle player!!! SPYOOKY or what!!! I wonder if its his dad, Either that,or he has a time machine.

  • Bigbadbob

    Sep 12, 2009 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #13

    Daniel Cousin could be on his way from Hull on loan, cracking centre forward and perfect foil for the younger players.

  • chuck

    Sep 12, 2009 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #14

    Congratulations Shola, made some of your detractors eat humble pie, must feel good .
    On another note, see we let john Carver go (heading for Lincoln) he was a free agent, an exceptional coach and could I believe have become an excellent manager if given the opportunity.
    Thanks Mike & Derick, when will this club hire someone with a bit of knowledge about the game ?

  • dave 1961

    Sep 12, 2009 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #15

    he should have been sent on holiday as it would help him recover quicker, as we humans cant manufacture the vitamin d requires to absorb calcium, i was advised to head for the sun when i had a break that would not heal, two weeks later no sign of the break. and stress fractures can be a pain to sort out


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