Ameobi Wants To Play Week In Week Out For Magpies


Shola Ameobi has been in good form lately and he was rewarded for that by displacing young Andy Carroll  in Newcastle’s starting line-up at Eastlands on Sunday.

Shola’s in there somewhere – after scoring winner at Chelsea – what a goal!

Ameobi believes that if he can get a prolonged run in the side, it will bring out the best in him – just as he says it has  in the past.

Shola told the Evening Chronicle today:

“I want to be playing week in, week out, but I have to be patient. I have been patient this season.” “The manager understands I’m not happy, as every other player who isn’t playing isn’t happy,”“I was given my chance, and when I do get those chances, I have to take them.”

“It’s important for me to be playing.” “It’s tough when you come in for one game, and you’re out the next.” “For me, as I’ve always said, you get the best out of me when I get a run of games. I think I’ve proved that in the past.”

Newcastle have scored 10 goals in their first 7 Premier League games and 7 goals in their Carling Cup games at Accrington Stanley and Chelsea.   So the lads seem to be scoring enough goals this season. although we probably need more in the league since 6 of those goals were scored in a single game of course.

Chris Hughton was trying to bring in an experienced striker in the summer or get one in on loan, but of course Spurs’ Robbie Keane decided to stay in London at the last moment.

Ameobi has scored three times in the Carling Cup this season, while Carroll has four Premier League goals including a hat trick against Aston Villa.

Shola continued:

“Andy’s been doing so well this season so it’s important I work hard every day on the training pitch and prove to the manager I’m worth a place in the team,”  “I have to work hard for the team, and, hopefully, score a few goals.” “You want a decent result going into a two-week break.”“Unfortunately, that hasn’t happened, but we know this is a long season, with a long way to go,”

“We have a few positives to take into these two weeks. We’ve got things we’ll work on, and try to improve, as we always have to.”  “This is a season where we’ll have to be at our very best to compete, and I’m sure Chris will be able to pick us up for the Wigan game.”

“We felt the performance warranted a little bit more, but we were at the mercy of the referee at times, and it wasn’t our day.”  “There were a lot of positives to take out of it. We came to arguably one of the top-four sides in the country, and held our own.” “There’s enough there to take confidence from.”

The main thing Shola has to do is score those goals, because whether you like it or not that;s the way a striker should be judged, on how many goals he can score.

Ameobi has a history of talking big but not producing, but there are good signs since last year that he’s becoming a potent striker, and will push Andy Carroll this season for the lone striker position up front.

And that has to be good for the Newcastle team.

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7 comments so far

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Oct 7, 2010 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #1

    TOUGH!

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Oct 7, 2010 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #2

    I see on NUFC.co.uk, they are running a poll for the Carling Player Of The Month (September)

    I think it would be a huge boost to him if we all vote for BEN ARFA

    http://www.nufc.co.uk/articles/20101007/vote-for-your-carling-player-of-the-month_2281670_2177463

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  • Toon Sweden77

    Oct 7, 2010 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #3

    “For me, as I’ve always said, you get the best out of me when I get a run of games. I think I’ve proved that in the past.”

    That last line was funny…

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  • Toon Sweden77

    Oct 7, 2010 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #4

    Voted for Ben Arfa… the least I could do. But I saw that Tiote is the leader at the moment. Well, cannot say he doesnt deserv it..

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  • stestickle

    Oct 7, 2010 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #5

    here shola goes again bla bla bla herd it all before.I support every player wearing the black n white but sorry shola you just aint that good 10 years at a club as a forward and still short of a 100 goals simply not good anuff poor control no vision would give ranger start and why’s Mcloven not getting any game time surely he deserves some just from what he did last season at the same time his father had just died and on player of the month has to be tiote looking like the best 3mill we have spent on a player or solano sure he was about 3mill anyway hba and tiote sheer class anywhere above 17th this season then next just watch us go.

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  • ende

    Oct 7, 2010 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #6

    Please don’t shola.

    Why couldn’t it have been his leg instead?

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  • Brutooon

    Oct 9, 2010 at 2:24 AM

    Comment #7

    10 years playing for nufc

    Average the most (5 years the most remaining in his career)

    Never been called for the England Senior Team?

    A minute he is CALM, next minute he is PANIC

    Always commit fouls – the most player in 2008/2009 season that commit fouls in BPL

    Other clubs wont sign him cos he is not that good

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