Top Newcastle Youngster Encouraged To Take Players On


Sammy Ameobi has been interviewed in the local press today, and he says his best position is playing out on the wing, but he is keen to add he will play anywhere Alan Pardew asks him to play.

Papiss Cisse and Sammy Ameobi – after that freak goal against WBA

It seems the Newcastle manager has asked Sammy to take on players when he can, and of course his run through the middle against Club Brugge at home a  couple of weeks ago, set up Gabby Obertan for the goal that won us that game – and a valuable 3 points in the Europa League.

Sammy see himself as a winger and he had this to say in the local press this morning:

“I enjoy playing on the wing. I like to run at people and I get to do that more on the wings. That’s the position I prefer, but I’ll play anywhere the manager asks me to.”

“Ever since I came through the ranks, it’s Shola who has encouraged me to take people on. The main part of my game is to create chances for others.” “Shola has encouraged me to get at them, and if I lose the ball that’s something that comes with the game. “

I’m not going to get through every time, but I’ll keep taking on players.” “I still have got a long way to go. I am only now in a position where I have just started to play for the first team. I am not getting ahead of myself in any way.”

“I am just on the verge but I feel that I am past that point where I am the new kid on the block.” “I am here to start making a difference now and showing that I want to get to the top and make a difference in games.”

“There is no room for error really so hopefully I can do that.”

Ameobi had to pull out of the England U21 International against Northern Ireland yesterday, which England won 2-0, and it’s a pity he picked up a hamstring injury last Thursday night in Brugge.

We have to hope Sammy will be back soon, because right now it’s all hands to the pump for Newcastle players, and we will try to get our season back on track against Swansea City on Saturday – with a good win.

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4 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 14, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #1

    it does seem as if pardew is just stick on 442 with nothing else in his mind to try.

    I just don’t know why we changed back to 442 which doesn’t suit cabs, benny or cisse. We changed back for the last 4 games of last season and all of this season and it’s been awful.

    However none of this seems to register with pardew at all and it’s interesting to see west ham and other fans of his previous clubs say he’s good for a season and then it all goes tits up after that. Maybe we are now seeing the reason why.

    It’s criminal to be wasting the talent we have in this stupid formation. If hughton was considered to have gone as far as he could, I can’t see what on earth direction we headed to this with this guy. He’s making Allardyce and Pulis look like Brazil. Much more of it and it will be adios to a lot of our ”purples”.

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  • archaeomag

    Nov 14, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #2

    Good attitude – “. . .The main part of my game is to create chances for others.”
    – So it is all about his final ball.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 14, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #3

    I like sammy

    Think he has a big future. Could easily become a good winger who can also drift infield and support the strikers.

    Hopefully he will be fully fit soon and get a good run in the side. It’s that drive we are missing at the moment.

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  • jawballsaswallwell

    Nov 14, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #4

    Sammy Ameobi could turn out to be a total freak of a footballer. He has uncanny ball skills, he’s six foot 5, fast, yet to fill out and if his brother is any indication he could become quite a remarkable physical specimen. Not at all the finished article, but amazing potential, it’s going to be fascinating to see how he develops.

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