Top Youngster Will Miss Newcastle’s Start To The Season


We wondered why Sammy Ameobi was not in the squad for the game at Den Haag on Saturday, but news yesterday from manager Alan Pardew that the 20 year old is suffering from a hamstring injury, and will probably not even be ready for the first game of the season a week on Saturday against Tottenham.

Sammy Ameobi – has hamstring pull

That’s really disappointing news for  Sammy, who now stands close to 6’5″ tall officially, and was looking very good in pre-season,  and with Ben Arfa probably not going to make it, Sammy had a decent chance of starting the game against Spurs on the right wing.

Alan Pardew had this to say to the local press about the 20 year-old:

“I don’t think Sammy will play tonight at Hartlepool.” “I can’t see him being right for the first game of the season in terms of being available.” “He needs to push at this time. He’s missed a very important week.”

Of course we cannot complain too much this summer about injuries, because Sammy now joins another 20 year-old Shane Ferguson, as the only Newcastle players on the sidelines with injury,  and interestingly enough Shane has been suffering from the same ailment – a hamstring injury.

Shane has missed all of pre-season, just like he missed most of it last season after being injured early in the game at Darlington in July of last year, along with Danny Guthrie.

The manager had this to say about the 20 year-old Northern Ireleand International:

Fergie has missed the whole pre-season.”  “It’s not ideal,  and both Ferguson and Ameobi need to be pushing and they’re not.”

Newcastle will send a side to play Hartlepool tonight and Pardew may give games to French Internationals Ben Arfa and Yohan Cabaye, who haven’t yet played for Newcastle in pre-seaosn.

Sylvain Marveaux also didn’t feature at Den Haag on Saturday night and should see some playing time, and it looks like Shola Ameobi and  Mike Williamson will be given starts at Victoria Park tonight.

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19 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 7, 2012 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #1

    Dear All,

    This is just 2 tell u that i did not post yesterday, have not done since close 2 a month.

    Santon is actually my favorite player after tiote, i dont know abt ameobi Sa. although i found Lua – lua as good as him.

    and

    Today is My Birthday turning 29

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 7, 2012 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #2

    Happy bday Indian.

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 7, 2012 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #3

    Fergie has been injured lots. Hope he isn’t going to be one of the games injury prone players (it is a bit soon to say that yet, I know). On the plus side, one or 2 niggles might persuade fatly to push a few deals through.

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 7, 2012 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #4

    And so the injury crisis begins.

    Whose next?

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 7, 2012 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #5

    Happy b-day indian, we will send your favorite player with a present for you. Shola is on his way now.

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  • indian

    Aug 7, 2012 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #6

    where were u Indian? and happy bday

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 7, 2012 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #7

    Thanks Beattie,

    i do continue to read the blog, however wont be posting that much, there may be imposters, you may believe what u want to believe.

    Thanks for your concerns if there were any.

    Good bye

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 7, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #8

    Pssstt…Is it safe to come out?

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 7, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #9

    NO! HIDE IBIZA! Quickly, before someone sees you

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 7, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #10

    Sorry Ian, going to re-post this on your behalf. Pople drop Guti far too quickly for my liking…

    Jonas does not feature in most posters starting line ups against Spurs.
    He always looks knackered but is a must to start. He is so versatile,disciplined and underrated . He provides the flexibility we need depending on the status of a game. He holds the record for playing in the most positions during a game. It’s not a case of being a jack of all trades and a master of none. Last season early games saw him aiding Raylor but he could have a changing role in CM.
    Have a good day.

    Hear hear!

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 7, 2012 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #11

    *scurries and hides under desk*

    You will tell me when it’s ok to come out though, right?

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  • Ian Toon

    Aug 7, 2012 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #12

    Beattie 25- it’s a new day mate and still early. Go easy on the negativity. You sap the energy and create a feeling of doom and gloom. Are you Jack Dee?

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 7, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #13

    Agree with that, ibiza, and with whoever originally posted it. Jonas has to start. Midfield 3 is probably best, with tiote and cabaye.

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  • TorqToon

    Aug 7, 2012 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #14

    Gonna be a big season for Sammy. Really feel he will be pushing for starts this year. He is a very different entity and the opposition rarely know what he is going to do…so therefore struggle to defend against him!

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  • Ian Toon

    Aug 7, 2012 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #15

    Ibiza- I have not got to grips with knowing when a new post by Ed appears. I am bowing out ( to thank god ). Have a good one.

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 7, 2012 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #16

    On a different note, has anyone else noticed that, in the picture, sammi is displaying a “face of limited seriousness” ie he looks like he is contemplating the universes verry existance, but also looks like he might explode into fits of manic laughter at any time!?

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 7, 2012 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #17

    Have a good day Ian and you’re correct, come on Beattie…we’re not in a crisis….yet 😉

    Mark…it was Ian Toon…very wise words.

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 7, 2012 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #18

    Ibiza, you can come out now, but only if you have found the packet of 2M peanuts I dropped under there yesterday.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 7, 2012 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #19

    Mark, Please persist from silly jokes, it upsets the pure, good old bloggers.

    P.S. All I can find is a soggy Quaver, get me excited like that!

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