Let’s Hope Shola Ameobi Is Back Very Soon


Newcastle definitely missed three players who were out yesterday, two suspended and one injured – again.

Shola Ameobi – let’s hope this lad is back – very soon

Top midfield pair Kevin Nolan and Cheick Tiote were suspended after accumulating 10 yellow cards each on the season, and seasoned striker Shola Ameobi was ruled out just before the game yesterday, this time with a knee injury, which makes a change from his usual hamstring problems.

Ameobi will have a scan done today, and Newcastle fans have to hope that it will be a short term injury, otherwise we have no idea who will score the goals for Newcastle in the final six games of the season – maybe Shefki Kuqi gets his time in the sun?

The impressive Leon Best, with  6 goals in 11 league appearances this year, is already out for the season with his ankle injury.

Steve Harper, who is currently topping our Man of the Match poll with 24% of the vote for yesterday’s game, talked to Sky Sports today, about losing players through suspension and injury :

“When you take three massive players out of the heart of your team, it is going to be to the detriment of the team,”

“To be without Kevin Nolan and Cheick Tiote was massive for us – but losing Shola overnight was one too many.”

“Suspensions and injuries are killing us. We knew we had a small squad and that’s why last week against Wolves was a massive result.”

“We’ve got to hope the two big games take a lot out of them this week because they are flying in the league,”

“It will be a very tough game for us against Manchester United, but hopefully they will have two tough games this week and we will have 52,000 roaring us on and a few first-choice bodies back out there.”

Newcastle will play Manchester United a week tomorrow, and will have Cheick Tiote back from suspension, but Nolan will not return until the Blackpool game at Bloomfield Road, on Saturday, 23rd April, which promises to be another cliff-hanger of a game for the Magpies.

Presumably Stephen Ireland is fit again, and could take part in the next game, and it’s a good job Newcastle are only paying Aston Villa for the games Stephen actually plays, because he was signed on loan 10 weeks ago today, and has been unavailable through injury, and he couldn’t play yesterday against his own club.

The only chance Newcastle will have against Manchester United is because the fixture is very crowded for the Red Devils at the moment, and that’s only because of their vast success again this season.

They have  a game against Chelsea in the quarter finals of the European Champions League tomorrow night, and take a 1-0 lead from Stamford Bridge into their home  game at Old Trafford.

That’s followed by an FA Cup semi-final tie against Manchester  City this coming Saturday, and therefore they may be a bit  tired at St. James’ Park a week tomorrow.

Anyway, that’s what we are hoping for – that they will be completely  knackered – to use the Geordie vernacular. 😀

Howay The Lads!!

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94 comments so far

  • Edd Case

    Apr 11, 2011 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #1

    How lovely to see Andy Carroll off the mark for Liverpool…

    I can’t wait to see him thumping in a header from an Enrique cross next season…

    I feel so gutted at the minute…

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  • boztoon

    Apr 11, 2011 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #2

    God i just hate Liverpool so much they are the new man u to me now just hate them!!!
    But hate stoke n mancs nearly as much

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  • Shot Bru

    Apr 11, 2011 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #3

    Says it all really…relying on Strolla! No wonder all our best players are stalling on new contracts because of the lack of ambition and investment. Who can really blame Enrique leaving for bigger and brighter things elsewhere…

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  • connor_nufc

    Apr 11, 2011 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #4

    I f**********n hate carroll!!!!

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  • davybtoon

    Apr 11, 2011 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #5

    ray wilkins jus summed up what ive been saying about giving some of are youth players ‘u never know if there good enough unless u give them a game’ so give airey, taveriner n co there shot jus look at young ferguson

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  • connor_nufc

    Apr 11, 2011 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #6

    I fcukin hate carroll!!!

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  • davybtoon

    Apr 11, 2011 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #7

    carroll has 2 now

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  • connor_nufc

    Apr 11, 2011 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #8

    That was an own goal by kolorav

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  • nufc90

    Apr 11, 2011 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #9

    so gutted listening to liverpool fans “there’s only one andy carroll.” he should be doing that for us.. w*****

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  • geist

    Apr 11, 2011 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #10

    oh I hate liverpool. If the enrique thing is a done deal, I say give ferguson the lb spot and let enrique rot in the reserves until the end of the season

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  • gorskino10

    Apr 11, 2011 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #11

    Sickening seeing the Liverpool game, We need a revival like they have had buying quality like Suarez and Carroll, but hey we wont.

    Just imagine we have to look at his mug at another team for like 10/15 Years…. Nice.

    Only think thats keeping me somewhat posistive is we “May” spend that money and buy quality.
    Hope Jose isnt watching them play may give him enough to push his move to them (If) he hasnt already.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 11, 2011 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #12

    Desperate for Shola to return, that’s how bad things are. A clueless owner cannot be compensated for, along with a clueless managing director. Massive changes required starting with Ashley. One step forward ( bringing in Tiote), 2 steps back (sale of Carroll and probably Jose). No overall progress possible with this formula, especially with a very mediocre yes-man manager. We need leverage to get the fat fool out. Hopefully some day NUST will have enough money to make a push.

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  • Manx Magpie

    Apr 11, 2011 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #13

    Just seen Phil Airey’s scored two in the reserve game tonight, gives him 11 in 13 games. This guy is surely worth a try

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  • davybtoon

    Apr 11, 2011 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #14

    i gotta say liverpool have looked very good tonight

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  • davybtoon

    Apr 11, 2011 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #15

    ive been saying for a few weeks now airey deserves his chance n shud start the next few games

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  • boztoon

    Apr 11, 2011 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #16

    Greasy gypsy caroll and one eyed willy off the goonies kuyt liverpool scumbags

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  • gorskino10

    Apr 11, 2011 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #17

    He is Manx but we dont wanna push him too early but then again ONCE we are pretty much safe THEN its worth giving him ago along with the rest of the Youth cause next season if we improve they will get less chances.

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  • gorskino10

    Apr 11, 2011 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #18

    http://www.nufc.co.uk/articles/20110410/jose-one-more-win-required_2281670_2335702

    Jose speaking after Loss, Saying we need one more win to stay up. wonder if we get that win (probs not next game) but still soon wonder if talks will start? if they dont then the rumours of his move must be true.

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  • Reedos

    Apr 11, 2011 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #19

    Let Enrique rot in the reserves till the end of the season. F*****g hate liverpool.

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  • connor_nufc

    Apr 11, 2011 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #20

    Lads carroll only scored.one
    2nd was an own goal

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  • gorskino10

    Apr 11, 2011 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #21

    You know we have them soon in this month i think remember seeing the adverts for them showing it on TV. Will become a grudge match now-on especially if they keep nicking our players.

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  • john DSOUZA

    Apr 11, 2011 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #22

    Hope man city cum bak in the 2nd half an win it.

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  • Shot Bru

    Apr 11, 2011 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #23

    Why are people giving Carroll, Enrique and Liverpool a hard time….it’s the f*ckin clueless idiots and manager we have running our club that have driven two of the premierships best players to a bigger and much more successful club.

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  • WWJBD

    Apr 11, 2011 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #24

    Is the ‘I can score the most’ bet still on between Carroll and Nolan? No one likes to lose a bet after all!

    Personally am happy for Carroll, good for him! I also don’t hate liverpool, not a fan of their fans or the way they treated Roy the boy but the team have some stars

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  • Danish_Magpie

    Apr 11, 2011 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #25

    It is really hard for me to watch Carroll score goals for Liverpool. He is the player in the world that I would most like to lead the line for us, we had him, a Geordie #9 and now he’s gone and will never play for us again unless he is injured and 34 and past it. It hurts.

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  • boztoon

    Apr 11, 2011 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #26

    Cant believe i done it but when Carroll scored against Ghana i instantly stuck my fingers up at the telly.
    And YES i am over the age of 5…. childish i know!!!

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  • davybtoon

    Apr 11, 2011 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #27

    gorskin – jose story is true there not jus rumours i was told this a month ago
    also the guthrie to notts forest on loan rumour that was going round is in fact a permanent move in the summer done deal to
    plus with routledge to qpr already done and xisco to deportive already done thats 4 players out plus campbell n kuqi contracts up thats 6 gone already so do the math pards says sqaud to small 4 to 5 more than what goes out so thats 10players in for me nots including anyone else that goes so number of players in would hav to increase

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  • sweendog

    Apr 11, 2011 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #28

    WWJBD .. exactly after all he did a good job for us ..still don’t want liverpool to do well but not to worry daglish is terrible as he proved when he was our boss..

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  • sweendog

    Apr 11, 2011 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #29

    if lukaku is true .. rather lukaku and 15 mill than carroll ..

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  • NUFCmagpie

    Apr 11, 2011 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #30

    @wwjbd

    How could you not be mad at carrol? I’m not mad at Liverpool but carrol spouted all the comments about loving the club and being #9 and then leaves cause they can double his wages…that’s the difference between him and shearer. We won’t become a great club if our star players give up so easily for money or whatever else. He’s a selfish little sh!t…if I could be there for the Liverpool I wouldn’t be the only one to chant “Fvck off Andy Carroll”.

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  • davybtoon

    Apr 11, 2011 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #31

    i hate to admit it but carroll n saurez looks like its gonna b awsome partnership

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  • jimiley

    Apr 11, 2011 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #32

    I think we should keep the faith in Ashley and Lambias. I am confident that they will get top dollar for Jose, Tiote and Barton. Loads of money in the bank for a rainy day!!!!!!!! Then we can focus on developing the youngsters and not paying silly money for the best players. Within 10 years we will have developed into a team capable of winning something.

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  • a.barry

    Apr 11, 2011 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #33

    as much as i hate liverpool you haft to say there going places with a good manager and good owners, you carnt really blame people for going there. Newcastle should be ok but there has to be some major changes before we can challenge for anything good. Seems 1million miles away at the moment.

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  • gorskino10

    Apr 11, 2011 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #34

    Dav@
    I believe the rumours on Jose and the others have been slated before, Not sure why Depotivo would buy him, they have no money at all.
    Guthrie was touted on loan, not sure we would sell him now cause of depth.

    Potential Outs:

    Routledge
    Jose
    Campbell
    Guthrie
    Xisco
    Kuqi

    Potential Ins: (Not my calls but most likly)

    Shane Long (To replace Carroll)
    LB (Maybe Free Agent, Maybe not)
    Larsson (Free) (HATE this guy useless)

    Reason Chelsea struggled is they missed the depth they USED to have when they were in a bind they had Kalou/Deco/Belletti/Ballack/ etc… got rid of them all and when Injuries hit they were terrible.
    We have the 2nd smallest squad anyway getting rid of 6 (7 include Carroll) is CRAZY!

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  • WWJBD

    Apr 11, 2011 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #35

    @NUFCmagpie, I was angry but I got over it tbh. He did great things for us and I accept that he decided money was important to him…but 99.99% of footballers would do the same. And if I was offered double the money I was on to do the same job for a place where I could work alongside better quality of people….I’d do it

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  • jimiley

    Apr 11, 2011 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #36

    You are right Ed about Shola. We look a really crap team without him.

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  • ochytoon

    Apr 11, 2011 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #37

    Andy Carroll can suck my left one. He doesn’t deserve to wear our number nine. We need a lad who really loves the club and isn’t just interested in getting drunk and money. I hope Airey can step up to the plate

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  • davybtoon

    Apr 11, 2011 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #38

    nufcmagpie – couldnt agree more i aint mad at liverpool, carroll wanted to be here he would be, simple u have to b so stupid not think carroll knew what liverpool were gonna give him before he come asking for a payrise that he knew we wouldnt give him
    but i agree with everyone the there only good deals as long as the cash is spent in the summer
    with ya talking nearly 55mill for carroll, jose, guthrie n xisco plus another 5 to 6 mill if we finish mid table thats 60MILLION n it has to be spent.
    it needs to be spent wisely 2 or 3 free agents, 2 0r 3 from championship like long, gradel n the rest from europe with one big in hopefully gervinho

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  • WWJBD

    Apr 11, 2011 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #39

    @ gorskino10 Kalou is still at Chelsea

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  • gorskino10

    Apr 11, 2011 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #40

    Yeah my bad shouldnt of included him in that was gunna put him in other backup sections.

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