Shola Ameobi – I’m So Proud Of Sammy


The Ameobi brothers were the first brothers since the 1950s  to play a competitive game for Newcastle, when they both appeared at Chelsea in that fine 2-2 draw last May.

Sammy Ameobi – on loan next season?

The other brothers of course were the famous  George and Ted Robledo from Chile.

George was the better player of the two, and played in both the 1951 and 1952 FA Cup finals when we hammered Blackpool 2-0 with both goals coming from a certain Jackie Milburn (of course), and then we hammered Arsenal 1-0 with George Robledo himself scoring the winning goal after 84 minutes.

Newcastle of course went on to annihilate a Don Revie led Manchester City side in the 1955 FA Cup Final, when we were just too much for them and won 3-1 with goals from Milburn, Bobby Mitchell and George Hannah.

And I still remember watching that game live on TV, my parents were at the game at Wembley, and Jackie Milburn scored following a corner in the very first minute.

Why do I suddenly feel a lot more upbeat after writing that?

Back to this story  –    Shola Ameobi has talked today about his younger brother 19 year-old Sammy, who looks to be a very skilled player, and he has some speed too.

Sammy is of course not in America,  but with the Reserve team and manager Peter Beardsley, at their training camp in Holland.

But Newcastle have another friendly game at Leeds United a week tomorrow,  and Sammy could get a run-out in that game.

This is what Shola told The Journal today:

“I’m so proud of him. We all still think that he is a guy who needs to build up a bit of confidence in himself. He already has the ability.”

“That goal will do wonders for him, hopefully it can help him go on and have a good season and then take it from there.”

“I will help him as much as I can, obviously.” “I know the manager will be looking for big, big things out of him this season.”

“It is a good situation for the family.” “But I am looking forward to working with him on a day-to-day basis.”

It’s an open question where Sammy will be playing his football next season, but we think Alan Pardew will try to get the lad a loan spell away from Newcastle, so he can get some first team football, which will be very good for his development.

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60 comments so far

  • quitesimple

    Jul 23, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #1

    1st?

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jul 23, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #2

    lets see how proud you are when hes gettin a game and your your not STROLLA

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  • eplforecast

    Jul 23, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #3

    If he is anything like Shola – it will be good times for Newcastle !

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  • quitesimple

    Jul 23, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #4

    I think sammy will be an asset next season, keep him and loan out richardson and donaldson

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jul 23, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #5

    @ quitesimple yes you are QUITE SIMPLE cant stand that 1st crap

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  • blyth toon fan

    Jul 23, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #6

    already better than his big brother

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  • connor_nufc

    Jul 23, 2011 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #7

    sammy and shola upfront plz

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  • Munich Mag

    Jul 23, 2011 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #8

    Young Sammy has shown potential so far, and seems to be a steady and level-headed young man. Good luck to the lad, hope he comes good.

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  • blyth toon fan

    Jul 23, 2011 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #9

    noticed how there’s hardly anybody asking about roumors on their comments anymore, i think evryone is resigned to the fact we’ll be lucky to make another signing

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  • blyth toon fan, suppose it’s because I’m super cool and have the wait and see attitude… 🙂

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  • quitesimple

    Jul 23, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #11

    @ boom boom

    just joining in the fun, i wont do it anymore if it pleases you.

    also we shouldnt compare the ameobis, Shola has been a good servant to the club, and probs does a good job of selling how important being a geordie is to foreign players, Sammy is young, hopefully he’ll be as commited as is brother

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  • blyth toon fan

    Jul 23, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #12

    yeh gg wish i shared your attitude mate, i have no patience whatsoever

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  • Hey lads, I’m on facebook and have a new friend. Steven Taylor…

    Is this account real?

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  • CLOIN

    Jul 23, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #14

    A month to go for KO we are desperate for a striker & LB and our squad is getting smaller by the game and nobody is worried.

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  • CLOIN, course we are worried. But who’s panicking? We have till the end of August. IN MIKE WE TRUST!

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  • barryvenison

    Jul 23, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #16

    Worried, I’m bloody terrified. We need a minimum of 4 players in. A striker, RW, LB and RB/CB. Fact is we’ll be lucky to get even one of these in.

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  • toonruz

    Jul 23, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #17

    ashley out its the way forward

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  • toonruz

    Jul 23, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #18

    dont trust fat chubby bast ed as far as i can throw him, but the again he to heavy to throw

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  • CLOIN

    Jul 23, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #19

    Pre season is supposed to be when you get your players in and intergrate them into a team pattern.Not us we f*ck up administration and now 1st team players are split up into different squads (amateurish at best)and you expect me to have faith in those who are prone to selling our best players at the end of the transfer window without replacements.We have known since last year that we needed a top striker and we still haven’t signed one why?

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  • toonruz

    Jul 23, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #20

    nufc’s game against Orlando City (12.30am BST) will be streamed live by their website http://www.orlandocitysoccer.com, though no commentary

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  • LowFellMag

    Jul 23, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #21

    I got a call this morning telling me to put a lump on erdinc to be toons top scorer it may be rubbish but its from a reliable lad who has went out of his way to get my number etc

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 23, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #22

    Sky sports 2 premier league years last season….I forgot how good it was haha dodgy football at times but begger me there was some moments…..and the 4-4 is yet to come!

    😀 enjoying my sky sports day so far

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  • blyth toon fan

    Jul 23, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #23

    yep thrashing villa, the scum, the 2 gunners games and beating the hammers were my fave games:)

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  • Lachu

    Jul 23, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #24

    Why u guys still talking about Transfers
    Soil heating – 15million
    Turf on the sidelines – 5 million
    American toour 5 million
    agent fees for ba & cab – 5mill
    benarfa treatment -4 million
    holand reserve trip 3 million
    begging fiorentina for frendly – 2mill..

    total – 39 million

    ashley will be spending te xtra 4 millin from his own pocket with out interest and put us on a sound financial footing ..

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  • Stuart

    Jul 23, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #25

    Really getting sick of the constant whinging on this blog like. You may all be right, and to be honest I’m starting to swing that way myself, but do you all have to talk about it constantly?

    I couldnt ‘support’ the club the way you do, ie constantly being miserable and looking for the worst in every situation.

    I wish everyone would stop being amatuer accountants and start being football fans again.

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 23, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #26

    Well said Stuart lad!

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  • Stuart

    Jul 23, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #27

    Maybe WWJBD, but no-one will listen lol.

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  • cousto

    Jul 23, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #28

    well said Stuart

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  • Lachu

    Jul 23, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #29

    stuart , i started out as an optimist like you , but there s limit ,only that much u can take !! we dint spend a penny ,
    dint derek lamebass come out and say , that the spending is over , majority of 35m is over and portion is reserved for January , lol..still u trust

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  • Dutchmag

    Jul 23, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #30

    Off to watch the reserves in an hour against Utrecht, I’ll post the link with the new photos after the game on the blog – might give us all a distraction from the you know what talk.

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 23, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #31

    Haha nope not a bit mate but least its fun to point out how boring it is!

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  • Stuart

    Jul 23, 2011 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #32

    And I’ve been proved right straight away.

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  • toonruz

    Jul 23, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #33

    fcb get zog signed up now

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  • Stuart

    Jul 23, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #34

    according to you toonruz nzog was in the bag a month ago.

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  • Lachu

    Jul 23, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #35

    do we actually need zog , just because he s available ?, i d be happ yif we had a right sided winger ,

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 23, 2011 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #36

    Things am gonna miss next season
    Blackpool
    Big Kevin Nolan
    Tevez
    Torres not scoring

    Things am looking forwards to
    Cabaye
    Chicorita scoring
    Man City starting super Mario
    NUFC home games and the drama that comes from it

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  • toonruz

    Jul 23, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #37

    Stuart
    u starting again stew

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 23, 2011 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #38

    As was Gervinho to my memory haha

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  • Stuart

    Jul 23, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #39

    No, just pointing it out.

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  • Stuart

    Jul 23, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #40

    Gervinho was in the Daily Mirror the other day modelling our new strip man WWJBD. They’ve changed the badge abit though, and the colour….

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