There’s No Chaos At Newcastle Any More – It’s Fantastic


Shola Ameobi has seen lots of things happen while he’s been at Newcastle, and he signed a pre-contract with the club in July of 1997 and made his first team debut under Bobby Robson in September of 2000, when he came on as a sub in the home game with Chelsea.

Shola Ameobi – brought down for penalty on Tuesday night

And of course over the many years Ameobi has been part of the club there’s been a lot of stuff going on, with the emphasis on stuff, but not any more, or so it seems, with Newcastle threatening to become a stable club with long term contracts in place for manager Alan Pardew and his coaching staff, and many of Newcastle’s top players.

Shola seems to appreciate the lack of negative drama at the club for the last couple of years or so, as he had this to say to the local press:

“There is not much chaos around these days, which is unusual when you look at what’s happened over the years here.”  “But it’s fantastic. The manager and staff have built a good team and it’s now all about the football and that’s great to see.”

“It’s brilliant to be part of that. To be part of a squad that did so well last season is a genuine pleasure, even if we know we still have a long way to go. It’s going to be a tough season this time, even tougher than previous years.”

“We know we will need to fight hard and be even better and that’s just to maintain the position we had last time.”  “It’s certainly going to be really difficult to replicate what we did last season. Just look at teams such as Liverpool and Chelsea.”

“I can’t see them doing as badly this time in terms of where they finished in the league last season – so we are going to have to raise the bar again.”  “If we did manage to do that, for me, it would mean finishing in a European spot again this season.”

“Certainly, as I look back at my career with Newcastle, to do that this time would be our biggest every achievement.”  “I want to be in forefront of the manager’s mind. I have played here my entire career.”

“I love playing for Newcastle and want to play here for as long as I can. I want to prove to whoever is at the top that I’m worthy of a place in the squad and in the team.”

“I have been so lucky. I know that. To play for my hometown club for all these years is a dream and I want it to continue that run for as long as possible.”

Shola was in one of those moods on Tuesday night where he looked almost unplayable at Victoria Park, and he was involved in all three Newcastle goals in the first 12 minutes of the game.

And it will be the first time Shola has played in Europe since the 2006-2007 season, and of course the 30 year-old striker who was born in Nigeria, participated in the two Champions League campaigns when the great Bobby Robson, who was a big believer in Shola, was famously managing the club.

While at first we thought Alan Pardew’s appointment in December of 2010 would end up in complete failure, much like Graeme Souness’ tenure did a short 18 months after he replaced Bobby, Alan Pardew had proved us completely wrong – what again? 😀

And Alan and the rest of the coaching staff are doing a fantastic job on Tyneside, and the manager is one of the main reasons things are so settled at Newcastle.

Long may it continue.

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21 comments so far

  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Aug 9, 2012 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #1

    Funny how SAF is whinging about the size of transfer fees.
    If Manure won’t go to £20m and have already lost out on Moura then they haven’t got such deep pockets as Liverfool…

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 9, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #2

    Any1 else noticed since ba n cisse have arrived wor shola has really upped his game? Was really impresed with him for like %90 if season (sorry shola you got dicked points for qpr away and brighton!).

    Also repost eds to quick!
    MFH no allen aint worth that much hes not even english! 😉
    Hull mag think they will be looking for £20 mil just for agger i think rodgers said something like thiago silva cost €40 mil cos hes a top CB and he says agger is also a top CB im getting the impression pool desperatly need funds!

    Also with anita n VDW is possible they have switched agents to try and negotiate a better contract with ajax?

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Aug 9, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #3

    * RVP 11 months on contract = £20m

    ManU think £15m but will pay him £220k week ?
    Crazy crazy crazy. I’m glad we’re not a part of that Sh*te

    TADS

    Fool do desperately need money for Rodgers. Talking to some bindippers and they reckon Agger is injury prone anyway and £23m would pay for incoming.
    They might even take a lower bid for AC the last week of the window if they’ve got a couple of targets lined up but the Yanks won’t bankroll them. Bindippers told me they are following a new transfer policy of buying in cheaper younger talent. Aye right. 🙂

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  • LEROI

    Aug 9, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #4

    BRONZE

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 9, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #5

    Cant of killed the blog already its not even 10 o’clock!

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  • Cool Hand Luke

    Aug 9, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #6

    Shola for the homepage banner…. get it sorted Ed.

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  • LEROI

    Aug 9, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #7

    DAMN IT NO MEDAL

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  • HullMag6

    Aug 9, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #8

    Toonarmy….

    It depends how desperate they are for funds. I’d go no higher than 28mil for the pair. But its all hypothetical as Alan, Graham, Mike, Derek and Lee will do whats needed im sure. They’ve done ok so far.

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  • LEROI

    Aug 9, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #9

    Sorry about the BRONZE crap people! i reckon if we put in a 14m bid for Anita and VDW we could have them in by tuesday.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 9, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #10

    MFH agger is very injury prone but is quality, i just cant see fool doing fcuk all now for a good 3-4 seasons they dont really have much quality anymore, as for buying young cheap talent £55 mil for hendo n carroll blows that out the water!!
    The only player i can see inpacting there season is lucas for me suarez is highly overrated and refs are wised up to his cheating ways and borini is a big gamble

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  • Toon73

    Aug 9, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #11

    All I can say on behalf of Rodgers is he better get instant results or the Scousers will turn.

    When Scousers ATTACK !!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 9, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #12

    Hullmag in all honesty i dont think agger would come his wage demands are too high and we already have 1 injury prone cb!
    As for AC unless hes prepared to take a hefty wage cut and be happy on the bench i cant see it happening, personally i’d offer the greedy fecker the wage his was on with performance based bonuses

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 9, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #13

    VDW changing agents is more than just coincidence and fits in with the double bid theory.

    I know a lot of people don’t want VDW but the boys a talent and that’s how we role nowadays.

    Change of scenery would do him good. He was marked as a 12-15 million euro player 18 months ago and the quality is there if not laying dormant at the moment.

    Anita would revoloutionise our starting 11 like no other and by latest reports we may still be in the hunt for mbwia.

    That would be too good to be true but who knows in what is the soap opera of nufc.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 9, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #14

    Toon73 i give him the same amount of time as hodgson tgen i reckon hes gone

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Aug 9, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #15

    toon73

    completing your sentence When scousers attack…they tend to bottle their own sisters.

    Hi risk strategy at Anfield. Still banging on about the new ground, but I bet they don’t fund it like Gooners did at Emirates.

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  • Tsunki

    Aug 9, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #16

    Shola`s tongue firmly in cheek talking about scousers – I think they will take more than this season to ‘bounce back’. They have far too much to get their head round imo. Spurs will struggle to be as good too. Arsenal & Chelsea will be harder work though, they’re the ones we must aim to beat for position, but as posted before, we need our concentration for all the bottom-ender scraps if we are to finish high again, but I think Pards’ team is chosen for mentality as much as skill, hence Shola being there still.

    Sorry to rub that in again Indian Magpie but one day, you will see……

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 9, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #17

    Beattie do you think they could have swapped agents to try to negotiate a better contract offer as both have turned down new contracts? Agree though would both be great signings

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  • Conaldo (The Wizard)

    Aug 9, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #18

    Ha Leroi love it. Don’t worry you’ve qualified for te final article tommorow.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Aug 9, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #19

    Yup get Best out of the Banner and fit Shola there. I personally don’t like him as a footballer as he really is slow and his goals to games ratio is atrocious. Though I have to admire his personality and confidence. He deserves a place in the banner after all the years of service he’s given us and after all he is the real Makem Slayer!

    It was great to hear he did so well against Hartlepool and it would be awesome if he could take that form to the EPL.

    HWTL

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 9, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #20

    Scousers going to struggle and who knows they may be scrapping against relegation sooner than we think.

    How can we predict that? We’ve been there.

    Rodgers was an epic fail at Reading and inherited a great team at Swansea and had 1 decent top flight season.

    He could struggle to get the best out of an agony Gerrard and a poor quality team.

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 9, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #21

    * agony? Ageing

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