Birminghan After Shola Ameobi – No Chance!


Anybody who watched the Arsenal – Birmingham game on Saturday would think Birmingham would have to improve substantially, if they are to avoid relegation this season.

Shola Ameobi – going nowhere

Birmingham were just not at the races at the Emirates,  and they certainly looked a poor side, and we know that has to be a concern to the Birmingham fans – because the very last thing they want is a seocnd relegation in three years, and a third relegation in five years.

That would probably be a good definition of a yoyo side.

Newcastle supporters now know what it’s like being relegated from the Premier League and will sympathize – because it’s absolutely terrible.

It seems that manager Alex McLeish has today come in for some criticism from Birmingham’s acting chairman Peter Pannu, who sent out an open latter  to supporters,  basically saying things were  just not good enough.

But Alex has said the Blues board, the players and himself  are all still pulling in the same direction.

McLeish has said today that Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi is under consideration – but we can tell him right now he will be wasting his time.

First of all the local lad still has a job to do at Newcastle, and the Magpies are hardly going to help them out with a players who could get Birmingham out of trouble, when Newcastle are not yet safe from relegation this season.

But Birmingham still have to sign somebody who can put the ball into the back of the net, since that’s their huge failing this season, with only 21 goals scored in their 22 league games.

We wish Birmingham the best  in getting the striker they so desperately need – but he will not be Shola Ameobi.

Comments welcome.



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65 comments so far

  • BiffBaffBoff

    Jan 24, 2011 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #1

    Birmingham were not at the races at the Emirates on Saturday because they werent even at that stadium! They were playing at Old Trafford against Man Utd, Wigan were playing at the Emirates 😉

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  • Toonkistan

    Jan 24, 2011 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #2

    mcleish the legend can finally take this burden of us…52,000 bikes ready to drop shola to midlands 🙂 now get keane please..

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  • belfastgeordie87

    Jan 24, 2011 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #3

    i would sell him no problem as long as we can get a replacement!!!

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  • GEORDIE69

    Jan 24, 2011 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #4

    I will drive him to the Midlands!

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  • Toonkistan

    Jan 24, 2011 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #5

    hahaha very nice BiffBaffBoff 😛

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  • GEORDIE69

    Jan 24, 2011 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #6

    ED – We wish Birmingham the best in getting the striker they so desperately need – but he will not be Shola Ameobi.

    Comments welcome.

    Since the day I saw him for Newcastle u19s I have been begging for someone to sign him. Please be true!

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  • jesus was a geordie

    Jan 24, 2011 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #7

    I have to say Ed, a fair few fans would disagree with you, and incidentally me, when it comes to letting Shola go!

    I personally want to keep him. He’s scored important goals for us throughout his career and he is Black and White to the core! I just can’t imagine him being his usual frustrating self in any other colours!

    He’s the 2nd highest scoring Tyne/Wear derby player EVER, only behind Jackie Milburn!

    The only plus point in selling him, would be the lack of time left on his contract and whether or not we want to offer him a new one? Is it better to make a bit of money off him than nothing at all, or could the goals he scores whilst running down the remainder of his contract be worth the 50m+ that we get from staying up?

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  • lesh

    Jan 24, 2011 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #8

    @Geordie69 et al, a question….

    Who’d be next the next target for derision then? Best?

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  • Brutooon

    Jan 24, 2011 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #9

    if we got a decent striker then lets give them ameobi for FREE

    this is only the time when Ameobi is wanted by other team.

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  • sweendog

    Jan 24, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #10

    we defo can’t sell ameobi .. we still need another striker ourselves ..

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  • Irish Geordie1

    Jan 24, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #11

    http://www.newsnow.co.uk/A/471312785?-11058

    They reckon joey ready to put pen to paper…. sweet…

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  • lesh

    Jan 24, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #12

    Jesus @ 7, I agree as he’s always steped up when he’s been needed – what the heck do folk want?

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  • Edd Case

    Jan 24, 2011 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #13

    Shola and go free with a packet of crisps too. Monster Munch, pickled onion if you really want.

    He’s had over 10 years at our club and has never been able to fill the potential he ‘may’ have.
    So, if a decent offer comes in, see ya later Shola.

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  • jwheelie12

    Jan 24, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #14

    If thy offer £5 million, then im sorry to say but we’d be stupid to turn it down.

    We could add £2 million on to that and go after Horau who is 12 times better

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  • Mac

    Jan 24, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #15

    Taxiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii for Strolla

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  • gorskino10

    Jan 24, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #16

    With Stoke signing Carew, West Ham have had a loan bid to buy accepted for Demba Ba (much like our Arfa deal pay under half for the loan then a few mill more to buy) he IS AN AMAZING player, why dont we try and beat Hammers to him tbh he would choose a team like us over hammers and would suit our style of play a guy who works hard and can score and is very strong PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ PARDEW DO YOU JOB AND GET THIS GUY IN NOW!!!!!!!!!

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  • Magpietillidie22

    Jan 24, 2011 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #17

    I’m sorry but, I would sell Shola in a heart beat. Great lad, geordie to the core but come on, the guy has had plenty of time to step up. Yeah hes popped up with some important goals but christ, he has never ever done it on a regular basis OR enough.

    We are very weak up front at the minute for a club our size. I mean if we had Carroll and bent for instance we would be pushing the top 4! We need a striker of real quality if we ever want to push for those european places again imo and all our striker bar Andy Carroll dont fit the bill. They are good squad players but we need a new first team partner for carroll to push on

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  • greg

    Jan 24, 2011 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #18

    PLEASE GIVE THEM A CHANCE!! PLEASE!!

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  • Brutooon

    Jan 24, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #19

    Ameobi, please go to Birmingham !

    We will easily find your replacement (younger and definitely BETTER than you mate)

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  • Jamesthefirst

    Jan 24, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #20

    As fans we would all sell Strolla, still can’t believe he is at the club

    But can’t see Padrew letting anyone go in Jan.

    We currently have a championship quality strike force (best is not good enough either).

    First 11 Starters in Feb

    ———————HARPER———————-
    SIMPSON—–TAYLOR—COLOCCINI—ENRIQUE
    —-?———-BARTON—-TIOTE———-?
    ——————–NOLAN———–
    ——————–CARROLL——————-

    Jonas cannot cross the ball and until we get a proper premiership quality striker, Nolan is still the better option from Loven, Best and Strolla

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  • jesus was a geordie

    Jan 24, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #21

    We are far from having a championship attack!

    We have the 3rd and 4th highest scoring players in the league and the 1st n 2nd highest scoring Englishmen…They cost a combined total of £4m whilst Tevez and Berbatov cost approximately £56m more and have only scored 10 more between them!

    Gutierrez is so underated by the fans it’s unbelievable. Yeah his crosses aren’t great but the amount of things he does for the team in a match is crazy…Also, no Ben Arfa? howay man!

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  • Sinner

    Jan 24, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #22

    Got to agree Ameobi is not a great striker,but every time i watch this video of him.
    I feel like he is a fcking legend at Newcastle!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KDYLLP8k3c

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 24, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #23

    Ill give him a lift to the Midlands as long as we get a replacement!

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  • Brutooon

    Jan 24, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #24

    Ameobi been a waste of space for the last 10 years

    give that chance to a younger, better and cheaper striker, he will score MORE than what Ameobi contribute

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  • Shot Bru

    Jan 24, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #25

    Ameobi is a good squad player..i wouldn’t sell him..he’s worth more to us than a couple of million quid.. and certainly wouldn’t swap him for Larsson..

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 24, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #26

    lesh

    he’s always stepped up. hello !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1 in 10 he steps up.

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  • Brutooon

    Jan 24, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #27

    he past his best, well when is actually his “best” time during his long 10 yrs career?

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  • gorskino10

    Jan 24, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #28

    dont you think Jonas should be converted to a CM or CAM or something i dont think the wings suit him at all if he is in the center he could take the ball from Tiote and move it foward and pass to wingers or have a good run and try to find strikers or shoot would open more parts of his game he could do end of the day his workrate is AMAZING and we need that!

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  • Lyons

    Jan 24, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #29

    I for one am grateful for some of the crucial goals shola has come up with when we have needed them most. I do however think maybe i is time for both him and NUFC to move on, we need to strengthen our strike force whether strolla mcloven or best goes. We need a fresh proven striker in.

    Either way cheers shola

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  • Lyons

    Jan 24, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #30

    i thought jonas did alrite on the right wing on the weekend when he swapped over.

    Um btw routledge at QPR this weekend gone! Best man on the pitch, mainly played as an attacking midfield link and did really well.
    Taarabt had a great game too, he would be soooo goood to get in.

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  • lesh

    Jan 24, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #31

    @26.. Rotonda

    Of course he’s not the most prolific of strikers but you can’t deny he’s scored some pretty improtant goals for us.

    We need ot retain him as a squad player and yes, we do need someone to sit alongside Carrol regulary.

    Judging by Collo’s goal on Saturday, maybe he’s the man? Only jesting!

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  • Nojdani

    Jan 24, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #32

    We do not need Shola. IMO we should offload him and give Ranger his chance.

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  • GEORDIE69

    Jan 24, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #33

    Lesh Comment 8

    Best needs time to prove whether or not he is good enough for the top level. He has done nothing wrong up to now. We have had years of inconsistent performances from Shola. In my opinion we would easily be able to replace him with a better player. Shola is local, so surely that would mean even more effort in his workrate? I have been watching him since he was about 16 so I have had enough time to form an opinion. As for Best, I personally don’t think he will be good enough, but he deserves a fair chance and I would love to be proved wrong. I want every player in a black and white shirt, regardless of there background and off the field problems, to succeed.

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  • ende

    Jan 24, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #34

    Please take him Brummies

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  • North Atlantic Magpie

    Jan 24, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #35

    Let him go!! He never plays a good second half. Always too tired.

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  • Black n whiteSi

    Jan 24, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #36

    Shame as he’s a geordie but defo let him go he’s just tag along with us, he’s never been our first choice and never will be

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  • lewman

    Jan 24, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #37

    shola has scored crucial goals for us before and he seems to do well when coming on as a sub for someone else.
    the one thing that i would say is that he lacks motivation and i am not sure how well he could motivate himself when playing for the brummies.
    i would be sad to see him go as he makes a good backup striker as he does score sometimes and never complains about losing his place, its just he cant pass and is often off target with his headers.

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  • Mancgeordie

    Jan 24, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #38

    Thanks for service strolla shut the door and turn the light off on your way out

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  • Mancgeordie

    Jan 24, 2011 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #39

    don’t need a replacement til the summer best or ranger could probably do as good up top on his own and carroll doesn’t get inj that often just play

    —————-tiote—————-
    —–barton———–nolan——
    jonas——————–ben arfa-
    ————-carroll—————-

    just get a better right att like al arabi or barnetta he is back in about 3wks

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  • Davies

    Jan 24, 2011 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #40

    I still say keep him. He’s come in handy over the years when we’ve needed him, and I think he’s still got a bit left. Okay, so he’s not Benzema, but WTF do you expect???

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