Shola Ameobi Says Newcastle Have Stopped The Rot


We suspect that Shola Ameobi will get the nod today in front of Andy Carroll at Upton Park today, in what is another important league game for Newcastle.

Shola Ameobi – could get the start today

And Shola thinks the club stopped the rot when captain Fab Coloccini scored in the very last minute last Saturday afternoon against Wigan Athletic, to prevent Newcastle from losing their last 3 league games and their last 3 home league games.

Ameobi told the Shields Gazette today:

“We’ve stopped the rot,” “It has been difficult for us at home, teams have come to us, got behind the ball and countered us very well.” “We could have become vulnerable to that, but Wigan’s stopped the stem, and, hopefully, that can be a catalyst for us to grow from that point onwards.”

“If we had lost three games in a row, it would have been a nightmare. It then starts to play on your mind.”  “We know we’re good enough to beat anybody at home with this crowd behind us. We haven’t done that in recent times, but it felt like a victory against Wigan.

“Being 2-0 down was hard, but we’re proud that we come back.” “It’s not easy to score two goals in situations like that, but we managed to do it and kept on going, which was a positive for us.”

It doesn’t seem a particularly good time to meet the Hammers, who are now unbeaten in their last 4 league games, in which they have picked up all of their 6 league points, after losing their first four games of the season under new manager Avram Grant.

Ameobi scored his first league goal of the season last Saturday, after 72 minutes, and is now joint top scorer with Andy Carroll on 4 goals, and Shola says the lads are hoping to get a win this afternoon at West Ham, as he continued:

“These are the teams we must be looking to beat,”  “We have to make sure we get maximum points in the next two games.” “That hasn’t been the case in recent times. This can be a catalyst, as I say, and we can go on and gain confidence from the next two games against West Ham and Sunderland.”

A win this afternoon would be terrific, and maybe Shola can become the top scorer at the club this season with a goal or two.

Comments welcome.



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17 comments so far

  • ganiyu

    Oct 23, 2010 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #1

    Im expecting a draw as my ok result but i take a win.best wishes

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  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 23, 2010 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #2

    Bit worried about the Sunderland game. Think we will be lucky to get a draw.

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  • jimiley

    Oct 23, 2010 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #3

    I hope Pompey’s plight is NO justification for keeping the fat man. I hope nobody will say Ashley is doing a good job. Stack em high and sell em cheap. He is slowly strangling the life out of the club. Hughton is doing the best he can with next to no support from Cashley. I hope nobody says we have had a good start to the season. 5th bottom after three easy home games when we took one point worries the hell out of me. Is 5th bottom good because we expected to be bottom? I don’t think so.

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  • john_cena163

    Oct 23, 2010 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #4

    He wl score 2day. 2 goal 4 king strola.

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  • ganiyu

    Oct 23, 2010 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #5

    I just hope krul wont concede.barton will score im sure

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  • kevymartins

    Oct 23, 2010 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #6

    i wud take kev nolan or tiote to score but hey ya neva know

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  • chris_g

    Oct 23, 2010 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #7

    ganiyu // Oct 23, 2010 at 1:04 PM

    I just hope krul wont concede.barton will score im sure

    Yes, we all hope that Krul won’t concede a goal.
    What’s the point of stating the bleeding obvious?

    And how are you sure that Barton will score?
    We don’t even know yet if he will be selected to play this afternoon

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  • ganiyu

    Oct 23, 2010 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #8

    Barton has more chances of scoring than any player due to his positioning

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  • Black n whiteSi

    Oct 23, 2010 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #9

    Not sure about Barton scoring but at the moment would be much happier with Strola up front today.
    GeordieGerman – Agree with you too, usually cant wait for the mackems to come to SJP but this is first time in a while I’m a tad nervous. ANd have you seen the price of the tickets for this match, rediculous me thinks!!!!

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  • ganiyu

    Oct 23, 2010 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #10

    Disagreed witi comment 9.all nufc attackers are inconsistent and undependable.any one can score

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  • baro

    Oct 23, 2010 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #11

    I love Ameobi’s character. He got dropped earlier than showed in the carling cup what he can do and is now back up to the plate! Just hope he keeps scoring

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  • ganiyu

    Oct 23, 2010 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #12

    Tiote is currently the best nufc player.hope we dont sell him

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  • ganiyu

    Oct 23, 2010 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #13

    What so special about w.brom?they play like man.u

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  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 23, 2010 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #14

    ganiyu, Do you blog with a needle stuck in your arm?

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  • ganiyu

    Oct 23, 2010 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #15

    W.brom 2 fulham 1.are they planing to win the league

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  • kevymartins

    Oct 23, 2010 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #16

    How is barton most likely to score?

    he has a shot once in a blue moon an it goes miles wide villa was a 1 off ..bennyboy was are scoreing midfeilder nw hes gone an that leaves it to shole an andy and i think they will get the job done

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  • kevymartins

    Oct 23, 2010 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #17

    *shola

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