All Three Points Is The Goal For Saturday At Old Trafford

Whether to start Sammy Ameobi on the right wing on Saturday is only one of Alan Pardew’s selection decisions he will need to make this Saturday.

Sammy Ameobi showing Gael Clichy his skills last satruday

With Gabriel Obertan being fit again from his toe infection, Alan may prefer to start the former Manchester United player at his former club, because he certainly will be ready to play well back at Old Trafford.

But Sammy played very well at the Etihad Stadium last week, and is in sparkling form at the moment, and he could well keep his place in the side.

That was Sammy’s first start ever in the Premier League, and the new England U21 International has always played well when he dons the iconic Newcastle United shirt.

And Sammy is upbeat about what Newcastle can do against the reigning Premier League Champions, and he had this to say about the game on Saturday:

“We’re going to go there and try to get three points. That’s the main goal and that’s what we’ve been working towards since the Manchester City game.”

“They have some top players so it’s going to be tough, but that’s the way the game is sometimes.”

“When it’s tough like that, you just have to put in all you have and we’ll see what happens.”

“I’ve never played at Old Trafford before, but I’m looking forward to it if I get the chance to be involved.”

Sammy is just one of the players who have come through for Newcastle big time this season, and the looks like he may emulate his older brother Shola, and get to play for the full England side at some point.

That’s a bit premature at the moment of course, but he certainly has improved big time since he made his debut for the side last season, and he now has 9 appearances for Newcastle with one goal, and we hope those appearances are way up there come next May.

That will likely mean that Sammy has continued to to improve, and we think the local lad could well become a standout player for his home town club in the future – that’s what we are hoping for.

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • jonnymcdonald

    Nov 24, 2011 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #1

    Off topic but does anyone know what has happened to ferguson? Is he injured still or just not getting a game for the reserves! Shame
    After how well he come on last season!


    Nov 24, 2011 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #2

    Indian magpie,
    Ah okay, sorry 😉


    Nov 24, 2011 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #3

    Jonny, just come back from injury last week? I think so not 100% sure

  • Ameobi No.9

    Nov 24, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #4

    A few of you have been bickering about how Ashley runs the club and how any other owner would let us spend the money, which is fair enough you know, as long as the team is growing and getting better then it is great.

    But let me ask you this. In the last 2 seasons, how much have the mackems spent? where are they in the league? and how are they playing?

    Then look at us. How much have WE spent in the last 2 seasons? Where are we in the league? and how are we playing?

    Just because you are paying something like £20m on a striker doesn’t mean that they are a good player (not always anyway) we got Ba for free and he is scoring quite a lot of goals, we got Cabaye for £4.3m (?) he has been fantastic for us. And lets not forget about Tiote..

    I am not saying I dont want the club to spend money on that ‘Special’ player that costs a lot of money. All I am saying is, it is not always the best option.

    I am not sticking up for Ashley, or slagging him off. I am just trying to get you to understand that crying about the club not spending money is not going to;

    a) Make the club look very attractive for potential
    b) Make us fans look any better than these ‘journalists’ make us out to be, high expectations all the time and all that.

    ‘Good Things Come To Those Who Wait’ just keep that in mind..

  • markmac

    Nov 24, 2011 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #5

    might be goin out on loan in jan tho i heard


    Nov 24, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #6

    Team For Man U


  • Toon_Tom

    Nov 24, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #7

    I’d go with :


    Simo ______Saylor_________Colo__________Santon





  • geoff777

    Nov 24, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #8


    Simo ______Saylor_________Colo__________Raylor





  • Indian Magpie

    Nov 24, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #9

    No worrys mate

  • toonbrother

    Nov 24, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #10

    Pride often preceeds downfall. 3 points from Old trafford? How is that the goal for Newcastle? 1 point surely. We need humility people We are not a “big” club just yet.


  • cestriasteve

    Nov 24, 2011 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #11

    Ameobi No9 I dont think Sunderland had a strategy when they bought players, not saying they didnt know which positions to buy for, they obviously needed to buy those positions but they didnt know which players would work best as a team. Dont want to sing Pardews praise but he obviously has a blue print which he liaised with Carr who scouted them and brought them on board.
    It will be interesting to see what he does with the Ben Arfa situation ( he was bought to play off Carroll and now he is gone Ba doesnt play the hold up) and also the Full Back situation. If he solves both of these then I will take my hat off to him

  • ahmund

    Nov 24, 2011 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #12

    It’s amazing how people think how a football club should not be run as a business. It has always been a business, everything in life is, including the bread and coffee you take every morning.

    And Ashley is criticised for pocketing money from players’ sales and not buying new players? Sure, Cabaye, Tiote, Obertan, Santon, Marveaux and HBA are probably ghosts playing football who we happen to catch on TV and we never really got them to play for Newcastle. What you saying there? Oh, sure, they cost little in terms of transfer fees, so I assume their wages include only biscuits and distilled water with at best some transport fees for them to move around.

    Come on people, we’ve been influenced by past managers buying habits of buying costly players. I went through that phase many times, where I feel good at a new player coming in at several million pounds. At the end of the day, we criticise the same player for not delivering. And please, if you have ever run a business of any scale, you would know workers’ (in this case players) wage are often the biggest component in determining if you have a profitable business.

    And there are some of you who said a football club should not be run as a business. Sure, of course it can be run as a football club like you mean it. Just put the club under severe debt by buying costly players at a 300k per week wage, WITHOUT GUARANTEE that they will fight tooth and nail for the club. It’s really easy, you know. But just be honest with yourself and accept that you will be counting down the days you see Newcastle play their last football match.

    When Ashley first took over, one of problems was that most of the advanced revenue the club will get are loaded up front, leaving no leverage at all for the club to move forward. The model oriented towards the spending culture was the exact one adopted by banks and government worldwide which, not surprisingly, failed eventually. So, if the club is able to set aside money for new and existing players’ wage to buffer for the whole or even next season, the club can make huge strides in making new player purchase, expand the training facilities, reward higher wage for well-performing players (and even keeping them) and we, as fans in any sense of the word, get to enjoy better football from the football club we all love. Ashley is not playing Football Manager here like we all do, really, he is indeed dealing with a real business. So dig it.

  • Jarra

    Nov 24, 2011 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #13

    I have managed to get three tickets for the match at Old Trafford which as you can imagine have been snapped up, has anyone any local knowledge of the pub the lads will meet up for a bit of a sing song before the match. Appreciate being pointed in the right direction.


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