Shola Ameobi has had a good season, even though he’s been out for a while through injury.
Shola Ameobi – start of something big?
While we always have to remember it’s the English second division, Shola got off to a great start last August and was Newcastle’s best player in August when he bagged 5 goals.
Shola now has 10 goals in 11 starts and 20 appearances for Newcastle this season, and he’s looked very good for Newcastle this season.
But Shola is hoping, like every other Newcastle fan, that this can be the start of a new successful era at Newcastle.
Shola said today:
“Hopefully this can be the start of a great era for us. Hopefully it isn’t the last medal I will win and I will be looking to get a friend for it in the next few years.”
“It’s about consolidation now. It has been a long hard road from last May – we don’t want that type of disappointment again.”
“We want to make sure we stay in the Premier League again. We have to make sure we are on top of our game next season and stay on it.”
“We have the players here now but we aim to get a bit more quality in during the summer.”
We are hoping that Chris Hughton turns out to be a very unlikely, but successful manager on Tyneside.
He’s served his time with 14 years as a back-up coach who could hardly have done better this season – in his rookie season in charge.
And we remember the great Bob Paisley at Liverpool, who was at the Liverpool club 35 years as a player, physiotherapist and assistant manager before taking over as manager in 1974 from the retiring Bill Shankly.
And Bob won Manager of the year 6 times in the next 8 seasons, and took Liverpool to 3 European Championships while he was in charge.
Bob was also a quite man, much like Chris Hughton, and was born 8 miles from Newcastle in Hetton-le-Hole.
We’re not saying Chris will do that well, of course, but if he can get us to middle of the table next season – that will be a great start back in the Premiership for Newcastle United.
Howay The Lads!!