Yes, we know it’s not great, the way Newcastle lost one of their top players yesterday, and failed to bring in a replacement.
Shola Ameobi – huge opportunity for this local lad now
But the attention for tomorrow night’s game now turns to another local lad, 29 year-old striker Shola Ameobi,
Shola now takes the main lead up front, and needs to step up to the plate to try to somehow replace the departed Andy Carroll, because when Shola’s in the right frame of mind – he can get the job done for Newcastle.
Yes, we know he’s been frustrating to Newcastle fans over his 10 years at the club, but his heart is at Newcastle, and he knows someone has to now come through for Newcastle up front,. if the team is to continue its relative success this season, so far.
Shola thinks the squad will be in a confident frame of mind at Craven Cottage tomorrow night:
“It’s hard to explain,” “We go into every game obviously wanting to win and we have a mentality in the team that we want to stick together.”
“When you’re away from home, it’s a lot more difficult to break teams down but we’ve got that mentality to go out there and try to do that.”
Ameobi will in all likelihood partner 24 year-old Leon Best at Fulham, and we look to both of them to produce for Newcastle United tomorrow night, and also in all the 15 reamining games left this season.
And Nile Ranger and Peter Lovenkrands can also do a job for the club p front, and we really hope they can come through big time for the remainder of this season.
It seems that 4 more wins could make Newcastle safe this season in the Premier League, which must still be the number one target.
And then hopefully Alan will be given the some significant transfer funds in the summer to immensely improve the Newcastle squad for next season.
Alan has also told Shola to start enjoying his football again, and Shola continued:
“The manager says ‘go and express yourself’ and as a striker you always like to hear that. It gives you a licence to try stuff and really put the defence under pressure.”
Good words from both Shola and Alan, and there’s no doubt at all that a win tomorrow night is just exactly what the doctor ordered, and we’ll be right behind the lads and manager Padew tomorrow night.
Howay The Lads!!