Shola’s Been A Massive Inspiration To Me – Sammy Ameobi

Sammy Ameobi has come out today and said he plans to let Alan Pardew know just exactly what he can do in a Newcastle United shirt this season, and the 20 year-old has confessed that his older brother Shola has been a massive inspiration to him.

Shola Ameobi has been a massive inspiration to younger brother Sammy

With Newcastle failing to sign many players over the summer, and with Newcastle being in the Europa League this season, it’s a massive opportunity for a number of Newcastle’s top youngsters to show what they can do, and they have to take their chance.

Sammy seems to fully understand that:

“We’ve got a lot of good young players coming through, which I think people can see now.” “I think that’s good for the solidity of the team and it’s up to us to produce now.”

“I know there weren’t a lot of signings made this summer and that was commented on by a lot of the fans – but this is our chance to come out and show that we can do it. I fully intend to show that I can do it and am capable of it.”

“This is a massive season for me. There’s going to be a lot of opportunities because we’re in the Europa League and the FA Cup is still to come as well. For fringe players like me, there is a chance to show what we’re made of.”

“Shola is a great player, but more than that he’s a great man.” “He was a massive inspiration to me and I’m glad he’s still here.”  “Hopefully, he will be able to play a lot more before he hangs up his boots because it’s a massive encouragement to have him here and he’s also a motivation to me.”

“When I’m not on my game or not trying my best in training or have taken my eye off the ball, he’s right there putting me back in my place. He keeps my feet on the ground, so I’m lucky to have him here with me.”  “Watching him was always a massive inspiration – I used to come along and watch him at every game.”

“It was something to strive for and gave me the encouragement to go on and try to outstrip Shola’s achievements. He gives me something to compete against as well as being my inspiration.”  “I’m really hopeful I can get back into that squad.”  “I want to be back in the set-up, it’s something I’d love to do.”

“Stuart Pearce was really encouraging when he first called me into the squad so hopefully he’s seen my last two performances and I’ll get another chance.”

Sammy Ameobi will get a lot of good advice from his older brother during his football career, and when Shola finally hangs up his boots, it wouldn’t surprise us if he is invited to join the coaching staff at Newcastle.

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6 comments so far

  • cyprus

    Oct 30, 2012 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #1

    Sorry, repost, Ed’s on fire, I’m out of here:

    Have you seen this very interesting article?

    Ok, Santon can learn nothing from Obertans, agreed. But those statistics are amazing! Santon second only to Suarez in dribbling in the PL! And we have two of the most proficient dribblers in the top 5 in the league!

    Anyway, this Santon guy is just brilliant. I think the goals will start coming soon too

  • 89Norcal

    Oct 30, 2012 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #2

    Well Santon could probably learn how to be a bit more attacking minded by following Gabby’s example, but Santon is a better crosser.

    Problem seems to be the confusion between his target men when he’s in the attacking 3rd or his sometimes delayed judgement which sees his crossing space closed down. Santon could learn from Fergie if anything. As soon as he gets into position he’s curving a great ball into the box.

  • Santon03

    Oct 30, 2012 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #3


    That is great article with great stats, well done!!

  • Santon03

    Oct 30, 2012 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #4


    He will be one of the great for NUFC and Italy. He will be a complete wb with amazing skills, I hope he get married to a geordie soon. I can imagine clubs like PSG, Manc, Manu, Chelsea going after him.

  • hadthetshirt

    Oct 30, 2012 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #5

    Sammy If your going to learn from no.23 the first thing you need to learn is,keep your mouth shut and let your feet do the talking.Don’t be a ganna like your brother.I’m a ganna dee this and ganna dee that.( I’m ganna play for england,I’m ganna be the new number 9,I’m ganna score loads of goals) are just a few I remember him saying.You never heard shearer bleat on what he was going to do he just did it.You have the talent we can see that,now let your feet do the talking.
    Or is that how the manager picks the team,he who bleats the loudest gets a game.I hope not.
    Be modest and I’m sure you will make it.

  • 89Norcal

    Oct 30, 2012 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #6


    He has the foundations for a solid attacking fullback. He’s young and his agility, decision making will improve with time I know it. If Inter saw something in him he must be worth it.


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