Good News – Sammy Off To Middlesbrough


The news was broadcast yesterday that Middlesbrough were keen to take young Sammy Ameobi on loan for the rest of the season, and Newcastle have now confirmed that Middlesbrough have signed Sammy Ameobi on loan.

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Sammy Ameobi – in England U21 colors

The England Under-21 international made 14 appearances for Newcastle this season, and the 20 year-old will now get much needed first team experience at Middlesbrough, which is not too far away from Newcastle.

But Sammy will not be able to play in Wednesday’s FA Cup tie against Chelsea (unfortunately)  – because he is cup-tied with Newcastle, having played in the disaster at Brighton last month, but he could make his debut at home to Championship leaders Cardiff City on Saturday – so this is a good standard of football for Sammy to be playing through the end of the season.

This is what Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray had to say about the Newcastle youngster:

“He gives us a different option and more options in an a similar way to Muzzy Carayol.” “He’s an out-and-out attacking wide player who can operate on either side and will be ideal when we want to play with two wingers. He will hopefully give some players a lift and create some competition.”

It’s good that some of our youngsters are out on loan getting much needed playing time,  and he joins the likes of Curtis Good (9 appearances) at Bradford City, who played yesterday in the Capital One Cup final at Wembley, but Swansea won that 5-0.

Brad Inman (16 appearances – 6 goals) will also be playing shortly at Wembley in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final when the side he is out on loan with – Crewe Alexandra take on Southend United.

Other Newcastle players out on loan include Paul Dummett (23 appearances) and Conor Newton (7 appearances) at St. Mirren, and Mehdi Abeid (3 appearances) at St. Johnstone.

It’s all part of their football education and we should see young Shane Ferguson go out on loan soon too.

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156 comments so far

  • G

    Feb 25, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #1

    Good, hope he stays away. I was horrified by his behavior in the Brighton game, and frankly I don’t want to see him near a toon top again. Diving round like he’d been shot playing for free kicks and pens. I hate that aspect of the game.

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  • outsidethebox

    Feb 25, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #2

    repost
    elliott
    debuchy mbai collo santon
    cab tiote
    benny sissoko marv
    cisse

    would be the line up i would like to see but cannot see pardieu being as brave

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  • G

    Feb 25, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #3

    Rumour has it that Nile Ranger is about to follow Sammy out of the door too. Several football league clubs are trying to sign him. Another one I wouldn’t be upset at if he never came back.

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Feb 25, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #4

    Good news. These players will only develop if given a good run of about ten games. When I look at him and Fergie they are both at about the same level as 2 years ago. It would be nice to see Boro back in the top flight too.

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  • toon1707

    Feb 25, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #5

    Outsidethebox. I like that team but Taylor would be ahead if colo for me Taylor and mbiwa are our best 2 centre backs and as i think they will be our main partnership with colo probably off to Argentina next season I would rather see that now but barring injuries he will stick for now with colo and Taylor

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Feb 25, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #6

    Good move for him. Should play well in the Championship and get his confidence up

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  • outsidethebox

    Feb 25, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #7

    g …cannot see sammy or nile danger getting anywhere near first team …may be a good idea to get boro to bulk him up for a time ..nile danger dont care

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  • Dannyo

    Feb 25, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #8

    @G
    Think it’s possible to loan Ranger out until end of contract until end of season? 😛

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  • Bambams

    Feb 25, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #9

    I think at this time now Taylor is playing quite well and he knows we are going to be looking at a goal scoring centre back this summer. Pardew has said he wants a cb that can help with 6-8 goals a season, I dont think Maps is that cb. Only fault I have with Taylor is he should get more goals and this is a problem at set plays. Imo

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  • nufc 11

    Feb 25, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #10

    Taylor was at fault for the 1st goal sat didnt cover himself in glory for the second either that shite loose defending is what got us into the mess were in this season.

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  • pawl250

    Feb 25, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #11

    My line up for Swansea

    ———————- Krul ———————- < Elliot
    Debuchy – STaylor – Coloccini – Santon < Mbiwa
    —————– Tiote – Cabaye ————–< Anita
    Ben Arfa ——- Sissoko ——– Gouffran Elliot
    Colo – Mbiwa
    Cabaye > Anita
    Arfa > Jonas

    Its a damn fine team, with or without injuries.

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  • pawl250

    Feb 25, 2013 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #12

    Wow that worked….. as planned?! : /

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  • brian kilclines pony tail

    Feb 25, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #13

    Its a shame that there is no option for boro to buy at the end of the loan. terrible player who only has a contract because of his brother, it was a disgrace and massive kick in the teeth to the other youth players when he was signed.

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  • G

    Feb 25, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #14

    @13, I wouldn’t go that far. Sammy obviously has talent, and whilst I see him as a decent player, with potential, I don’t think I will ever see him as a Prem class player. You can never tell when theyr’e that young, however, spending an entire game falling over like that is unforgivable. I’ve seen players do that once or twice during a game and given them the benefit of the doubt that it was genuine, however, I haven’t seen a player do it for the duration of a match before Brighton. I think the ref should have sent him off for simulation.

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  • 89Norcal

    Feb 25, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #15

    Sammy just needs some consistent 1st team action in an English side. We’ve seen flashes of his abilities in the group stages of the Europa League but in the EPL and F.A. Cup he just seems hesitant and almost scared.

    He should put a little bit of size on, one thing I don’t like is how he tends to trot around lackadaisically like his brother.

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  • mindshaft

    Feb 25, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #16

    Tayls had a nightmare on Saturday – to me Mbiwa and Collo are the starting two every day of the week

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Feb 25, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #17

    @Bambams Pardew will be hard pushed to find a midfielder that can score 6-8 goals a season never mind a CB. Steven Taylor is known to score more than a few goals. I think he scored in three consecutive games a while back. We’ll only bring in a defender if Colo leaves. Having 4 class defenders is just too much for NUFC

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  • mindshaft

    Feb 25, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #18

    Good news on Sammy tho – even if we dont want him back he has the opportunity to put himself in the shop window, get a decent club and we get a bit of cash – better than rotting in the reserves where we’ll end up getting nowt

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  • TimKrulFan

    Feb 25, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #19

    I have never seen a youngster who is so lazy god knows what he will be like when he’s older. However he is talented him fergie and bigi will someday make it first team, Dummett Abeid and Campbell possibly the rest are not good enough.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Feb 25, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #20

    I think Sammy does have some talent, also one or two tricks up his sleeve. He certainly has some decent dribbling ability. However, his “switch” to get into top gear/speed seems to be stuck on slow. He needs a rocket somewhere!
    Going to Boro -should hopefully sort out his “attitude” and it may dawn upon him that he has probably been pampered at Newcastle. So great idea -lets see if he improves – if not -taxi time.
    As for Obertan – I think his chances of greater things have probably been exhausted, especially after the influx of new players. He has had the chances but this process cannot last year after year. Taxi time for him in the summer probably.

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  • brian kilclines pony tail

    Feb 25, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #21

    @G
    apart from his obvious lack of quality which has been apparent from the moment he signed, i am referring to how he was signed.
    he was at the training ground visiting his brother, the youth team was a player short, he played to make up the numbers and after the kick about they sat down and signed him there and then on the strength of that kick about! no body can tell the quality of a player from a kick about on a training field.
    I am the same age as shola, he should have been playing against me when I was in school but he didnt because he was on newcastle’s books which is fair enough as newcastle would have wanted to protect their investment as all top clubs do with their youth players, sammy didnt even play for his school team and he wasnt on newcastle books at that point, i honestly cant think of another player who has never played at any level being signed by a top club over the age of 11 or so.

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  • rainrix

    Feb 25, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #22

    The thing is a goalscoring Centre back is only useful if you’re decent at set plays, erm yeah good luck with that! Why do i imagine that by “goal scoring centre back” pards actually means “someone taller than williamson to hoof the ball to at the back post”? 🙂

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  • Munster Mag

    Feb 25, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #23

    Interesting stuff Brians ponytail.

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  • G

    Feb 25, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #24

    @21, fair comments. Lomana LuaLua was a gymnast who had never kicked a ball in his youth, started when his family came over here, then 2 years later got signed up by Colechester (I think?) as a pro. I’m not saying it’s right, but it does happen mate.

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  • rainrix

    Feb 25, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #25

    Brian… So you object to sammy because he made it relatively easy? Bigi made it because he could run quick, didn’t even play for a local side, do you hold him in the same contempt?

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  • jayphoto

    Feb 25, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #26

    Doesn’t matter how sammy got signed, hes obviously got some talent and has flashes of it! Not sure he’ll ever be premier league quality, he needs games to improve match decisions and i guarentee if he doesnt make it in the premier league he’ll be a good championship player! Personally feel hes a bit slow and gangly for a winger, would be better off as a centre forward! Heard from people at the club that he trains hard and has a great attitude , cant hate on thr guy when we have players like nile ranger! Hope his loan spell goes well as id love him to be good enough for us

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 25, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #27

    Its quite simply far too early in sammy’s development to have such damming judgements of him. Everyone played sh*te against brighton, and for the first half of the season. On this logic, none of our players should pull on the shirt again!

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 25, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #28

    Brian

    That might be a soft reason to give him a contract but I imagine they were impressed by his ability in that once session they signed him.

    That won’t have been to a long term contract and they fact they kept him on, gave him a pro contract and also having 2 under 21 England caps shows there is something there…even if its just youth level talent he has something.

    This loan will be a good chance for him to show it on the senior stage, he needs this and probably another year out there to develop…like ince did after leaving liverpool. Sammy might not be as good but he has potential.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 25, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #29

    markaccus

    I’d like to see fergie and campbell on loan too….they get a lot more from being a genuine part of a squad than being a bit part player for us who is only used in games like brighton.

    I think fergie would be ideal for a championship club and campbell could easily fit in at league 1/2 standard now.

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  • brian kilclines pony tail

    Feb 25, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #30

    rainrix, no, i object to sammy because he is an awful player, bigi on the other hand forced his way into getting coventry to give him a trial, as the story goes he stood out side the training ground asking for a game, god knows for how long, this shows initiative and determination. coventry wouldnt have signed him immediately there would have been further trials etc after the trial to prove his quality or lack of it as the case may have been.
    sammys stock only rose because daft toon fans started singing his name at matches and for no other reason.
    his positional sense and tactical nous is shocking. the lad is 20 and im sorry but if you dont know the basics of the game by 20 years old the chances are that you never will. most players have been playing this game for 14 years by age 20. he’s is around a decade behind, although he might come good at 30-34 just in time for retirement……

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  • Mister Tuff

    Feb 25, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #31

    Rainrix -to be fair I do not see Brian KPT comments as contemptuous -he just seems to be racounting a story from personal knowledge.

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  • G

    Feb 25, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #32

    @27, it wan’t playing ‘sh*te’ that gives me damning judgements of him. It was his constant attemtpts to cheat and get other players sent off which gives me damning judgements. Like I say, i don’t like it, I’ve never liked it, and I’m not going to start liking it. After all, this isn’t Italy.

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  • brian kilclines pony tail

    Feb 25, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #33

    and bigi had played for congo U18’s prior to arriving in the UK and signing for coventry.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 25, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #34

    brian

    Samym turning up to play is the same as bigi asking for a trial.

    Bigi was given a trial, not good enough then called back as he ran away quickly…he was selected for pace no ability, he was taught what he knows.

    Sammy may have started late but he has been hindered by limited first team chances (rightly so, better players) and the fact our academy isn’t great at producing players. A good loan at a championship team will be the acid test. He will sink or swim and we will find out if he can step it up.

    It’s difficult going from reserve to first team in the prem league….a good season or 2 in the championship will help……in my opinion thats what made Andy Carroll the player he is. A full season against lower level players makes the transition into the first team easier.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 25, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #35

    Brian

    Bigi did no such thing…he arrived in the UK in 2004 at the age of 11.

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 25, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #36

    G, I agree. I don’t like cheating either, and he needs to get it out of his game, but I don’t see why he shouldn’t be given a chance. He had a couple of good sub appearences last season, and scored a pretty tidy goal, too. This year, along with other youngsters, he has been chucked in at the deep end. Suarez is a diver, I hate him with a passion, but I wouldn’t mind his goals on our total instead of liverpools.

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  • brian kilclines pony tail

    Feb 25, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #37

    that would be me getting age and years mixed up, 2011 / age 11 ha

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 25, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #38

    Brian

    I was thinking….how good is bigi to be playing under 18s at the age of 11 haha…..even better than messi haha.

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  • brian kilclines pony tail

    Feb 25, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #39

    @ transfer
    yes and i am a giant pleb no less 🙂

    still though the point stands, for me you cant compare the two.

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 25, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #40

    Bigi was refused a trial as they said you had to be seen playing for local youth teams first and earn it, so he ran away so quickly they changed their mind, and gave him a trial.

    @sage yes I’d like to see fergie out on loan, he hasn’t been great when he’s played this year, for the same reasons as sammy. Needs to find his feet (and settle on a position)

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