Shola Can Get The Job Done For Newcastle Today


If there’s one game that you can bet that Shola Ameobi will have an impact, it’s against local rivals Sunderland.

Shola with Pardew after signing deal to keep him at Newcastle through 2014

Shola has six goals against Sunderland so far in his career, and is second only to the (very) great Jackie Milburn who scored 9 goals against the enemy.

Shola Ameobi turns 30 in October, and is now the most experienced player in these derby games at Newcastle, with 18 appearances, and he knows all about what these games mean:

“Total chaos,” “As a spectacle for both fans and players, it’s total chaos.”

“You look around and everyone is running around like headless chickens trying to win the ball back. That’s the beauty of it.”

“Everyone tries to express themselves in derbies more than they would normally.”

Shola is often the player Newcastle fans love to hate, but in these games he’s usually at or near his very best, and when this lad is on song, he’s almost unplayable.

When he’s not on song, it’s hard to even spot where he is on the pitch.

But if Shola can put in a performance like he gave in the 5-1 annihilation of Sunderland on Halloween day last year, when he scored two great goals, then Newcastle will likely come out with all 3 points.

Shola was born in Nigeria and raised on Tyneside, and he continued:

“Being a Newcastle fan myself, it is the game I look forward to more than any other,” 

“Growing up, the derby is the one that gets the city excited and as a player you feel that.”

“So Sunderland are definitely my favorite opponents.”

These derby games are just wonderful for the team that wins, and  the exact  polar opposite for the team that loses.

We have to hope that the lads make us proud today, and they will not get a better opportunity than today to  show the fans what they are made of.

Howay The Lads!!



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54 comments so far

  • quitesimple

    Aug 20, 2011 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #1

    Shola is a good player, he just lets himself down with his work ethic.

    Sammy should make the bench in my opinion, another geordie lad with a point to prove is worth his weight in gold today.

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  • toonfan76

    Aug 20, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #2

    http://site.myp2pforum.eu/
    Try this, it’s from someone on an earlier topic, link for the match will be there somewhere. it seems myp2p have a temp domain.

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  • ganiyu

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #3

    Shola come get the no.9 shirt here in nigeria

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  • Geordie-Jake

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #4

    C’MON STROLLA!!!!

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  • themole

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #5

    http://www.footballstreaming.info/streams/todays-links/

    loads of links for todays game !!

    Enjoy boys

    We have two new players coming on monday/tuesday…

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  • dave 1961

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #6

    toonfan76 I would get out of the habit now of posting sites too early do it just before kick-off in case sites are getting monitored.

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  • kilcline

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #7

    If strolla scores the winner then he must be knighted.

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  • toonfan76

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #8

    Shola Shola Ameobi, Local Hero has never been as relevant as it could be today for Shola.

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  • ganiyu

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #9

    i wish ashley could splash the cash to get blackburns olsson.

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  • toonfan76

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #10

    @dave 1961
    Cheers for the heads up, won’t make that mistake again.

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  • toonfan76

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #11

    @themole
    Source?

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  • Zangwill_Ho

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #12

    Win is Today’s aim!

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  • ~Obertoon~

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #13

    Haha, feel bad for you lads.

    Ive got it on Tele over here! 😛

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  • ~Obertoon~

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #14

    We should start both Ameobi’s. Two Ameobi’s against the mackems, god forbid we go into double digit scores!

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  • ~Obertoon~

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #15

    Ferguson should get left back today imo. He has looked good there in the past, even though he is primarily a winger. Also has a bit of experienced with how Guttierez/Enrique partnered together… seeing as how he has played in both their roles.

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  • toonfan76

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #16

    Agree with tou Obertoon
    Plus fergie is disciplined to stay out on the left so he would do a decent job there!

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  • JUGGALO TOON ™

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #17

    Didn’t Pardew promise 2 more signings by the Sunderland game? I understand if the selling club is holding up the transfer it might be abit later than the Sunderland game but have we even bid on 2 players since the Arsenal game?

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  • hitman

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #18

    shola the makem slayer

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  • NathanH NUFC

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #19

    Hope Sammy gets game time today, and even a goal, will be absolutely buzzing if he scored against the soapless!

    Then we’d have 2 super Ameobi’s! 😀

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  • ~Obertoon~

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #20

    What would literally put the biggest smile on my face was to see Sammi set up a Goal for strolla and Strolla to set up Sammi, with Ferguson netting in a Top corner shot from the left, Robert Style.

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #21

    Would be fun if Sammy got the bow today, and scored, taking over the mackem kill streak for his brother.
    Would be absolutely terrific.

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  • toonfan76

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #22

    This is what I would like to see today

    Simpson—–Taylor—–Collo—–Ferguson

    ————–Barton—–Tiote—————-

    Jonas————–Cabaye———-Marveux

    ——————–Ameobi——————-

    At half time switch Jonas back over to the left and bring off Marveux for Obertan and Ba for Shola depending on what type of game he’s having, You could also change it to 442 pushing Obertan alongside the striker and moving Joey to RM if you needed to.
    This won’t happen of course but I feel this will be a winning formula for the future.

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  • alkinou

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #23

    I really don’t have a good feeling for today’s game… Can someone please prove to me that we’re going to beat them because my stomach isn’t convinced

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  • dave 1961

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #24

    I was trying to find out why several streaming sites went down yesterday, and so far they are just listed as issues, just a bit strange more than one going at the same time.

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  • dmac

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #25

    @ dave1961 it might have something to do with the fact its illegal?

    Hwtl! A scrappy 2-1 win for us will do me!.

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  • Toonboy_83

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #26

    I had a vision last night that we won 2 – 1… Yesterday I had a feeling we were going to lose, but now I strongly believe we’re going to win; must be a sign!!

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  • toonfan76

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #27

    @dave 1961
    The FA and other associated companies are constantly battling to stop these sites from streaming the matches but there’s always somone out there willing to take the risk and stream it. It’s a bit like torrent downloading, the governments find it difficult to prosecute the sites because they are only providing links and not supplying the stuff themselves.

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  • pardew no 1

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #28

    their is only 2 ameobies

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  • quitesimple

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #29

    IF SAYLOR SCORES WERE ON THE PITCH HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

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  • toonbrother

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #30

    THis is depressing. Ameobi is undoubtedly the worst first-choice striker at any club in the premier league. He should have been sold ages ago. if you ask me Leon Best deserves a shout ahead of this bust

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  • toonfan76

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #31

    Niall Hickman is saying that Sunderland are superior to us in every department. What planet does this guy come from? Player for player I would not swap a single player of theirs for one of ours. Over the length of the season their weaknesses will become more and more evident.
    We on the other hand have a young, fast team who can develop together into a superb attacking and free flowing football team. If it all comes together for us we could be the dark horses for a Euro spot (providing we get our LB and Pacy striker.)

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  • ardenTOON

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #32

    I see this match is shown live in other countries so i can’t understand why they don’t show it in the UK. Anybody know why??

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  • Mystic Mikes' iron curtain

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #33

    Sammy hasn’t got a spot.

    Sammy_Ameobi Samuel Ameobi
    Good luck to the lads today, show some more pride & bring home a solid 3 points…I’ll be watching! #nufc

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  • Timmers09

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #34

    Strolla will come of injured, and we’ll lose 3-1. I really get in astop when i say things like this but our squad is not stong enough yet in the respect of gelling together and with the right amount of signings.
    Pardew moaned last season that we were short of players and the squad was too small. We we’ve now loaned/sold/let go more that we have brought in. So we have an even smaller squad. Sunderland have re-invested their money in players. Regardless of out thoughts of the standard of player they have bought they are a stronger “team” at this point in time.
    I have a sick feeling Larsson may be there to burst the bubble. For what its worth id like to have seen –
    Krul

    Simpson—–Taylor—–Collo—–Ferguson

    ————–Barton—–Tiote—————-

    Jonas————–Cabaye———-Marveux

    ——————–—-Ba—————
    or switch Marveux for Best play two up top.
    But as PArdew basically told our starting 11 straight after Strollas poor performance against Arsenal we know hes starting.
    Searching for hope……….
    ps anyone seen Wenger and Ashley in the same room????

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  • sirtoongospel

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #36

    Off to the pub to watch the game. Feel sick. Enjoy it lads. 3 points for the Toon. Barton to score.

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #37

    i think shola is better than messi ronaldo but only against the scums

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  • Andy

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #38

    J_746 Jason Milligan
    Le Parisien reports that Lyon have told Newcastle that Aly Cissokho can leave for €8m. #NUFC #OL #Ligue1 #ToonArmy

    Get him in then! Cannot wait for today HWTL!!

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  • Andy

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #39

    NUFCOfficial Newcastle United FC
    #NUFC (4-2-3-1): Krul; Simpson, S.Taylor, Coloccini, R.Taylor; Cabaye, Tiote; Barton, Gutierrez, Obertan; Ameobi

    Team i would have had! Get in there

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  • Andy

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #40

    NUFCOfficial Newcastle United FC
    #NUFC Subs: Harper, Williamson, Gosling, Marveaux, Lovenkrands, Best, Ba. #newcastle #epl #safc

    Very strong bench as well. Good attacking options 🙂 I seriously cannot wait for this!!

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