This Unlikely Lad Newcastle’s Best Player Yesterday

Shola Ameobi had a very good game yesterday, and went close to scoring his first league goal of the season twice, once when he had a great downward header from a Sissoko right wing cross, that Ruddy only blocked, and Yoan Gouffran was onto the ball like a flash – and Yoan had the ball in the back of the net for Newcastle’s second goal and an assist for Shola. The other close call for Shola was just before half time, when he hit a great shot but Ruddy made a great save to turn the ball around the post. 😀

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Shola Ameobi – in good form yesterday

Other players having good games yesterday – apart from Shola and Yoan – were Loic Remy, Cheick Tiote, Moussa Sissoko and the very solid Mike Williamson at the back.

Moussa missed a golden opportunity in the first half,  when he was straight through on goal, but he pulled the ball wide, and it’s an areas of his game he could improve on – scoring goals.

Shola is top of our poll for best player yesterday at 42%, followed by Yohan Gouffran at 19% – and what an acquisition this lad has been.

Here’s your chance to vote – if you haven’t already done so.

Who Was Newcastle's Best Player Against Norwich?

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14 comments so far

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Nov 24, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #1

    MOM was Mike Dean oh wait that’s Norwich MOM, oops!

  • toonbrother

    Nov 24, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #2

    colocinni getting 0% of the vote is also worthy of an article

  • Williamsonsuks

    Nov 24, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #3

    I thought the tactics were spot on yesterday. Obviously we played great in the 1st half and eased off in the 2nd. Why attack when the game was in the bag? Our squad could be bigger, so it would’ve been pointless risking injuries going all gung ho for a 3rd. Completely happy with our style right now, playing some of the best footy i’ve seen for a while. With no injuries and a bit of momentum europe isn’t far away.

  • John Tudor

    Nov 24, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #4

    if he wants away why did the manager play him pressure from above


    Nov 24, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #5

    We are in that position again where I want Southampton Everton & Spurs to lose instead of looking down the table.

    I said to my mates only of we get 7 points from our next 3 will I forgive for the derby loss.

    Will let you off boys 😀

  • OhSholaAmeobi

    Nov 24, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #6

    Can’t get carried away with this lot, the football isn’t exactly pristine although if we keep winning i probably won’t care how we do it. The fickleness of fans!

    Coloccini wasn’t as bad as people are making out, it’s like because he wanted to go home suddenly he’s to blame for everything. Taken the mantle of fall guy from big willo.

  • John Tudor

    Nov 24, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #7

    error krul gets 4 votes and has 1 % collo gets 5 votes and 0%

  • Cantbuyye

    Nov 24, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #8

    France qualifying for the World Cup was a win for us. The French lads are gonna have to play their best until the season ends. On a negative note it could mean more injuries. The squad will be small when they are on international duties.
    Cabaye has stepped it up a gear in the last few games as has Sissoko. Goofy is my favourite player right now along with Remy.
    Ameobi has been great up front with Remy, if Cisse could hit form we’ll be laughing come May.

  • lesh

    Nov 24, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #9


    Apart from his relatively poor performance, I wonder whether Collo’s 0% might have something to do with the reports that he’s still keen to move back to San Lorenzo?

    Personally, I wasn’t sure about the wisdom of appointing him as skipper on his return. That may have had an impact on Tiote’s game.

  • martoon

    Nov 24, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #10

    Some of you fickle lot are a bit harsh on Colo. Yes he didn’t have the best of games but he is coming back from injury, probably not completely match fit, has been away on international duty and I suspect his back still bothers him sometimes.

  • south coast toon

    Nov 24, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #11

    dont think collo should have started would of liked it better to hace kept santon,yang and willo where they have been and dropped anita in at right back, collo not match fit yet and was out jumped by a mile for there goal, not knocking collo but have faith in the partnership that was there

  • nico

    Nov 24, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #12

    Shola was very good yesterday. He was sharper and lighter on his feet. I was at the game and did notice he seems to have stripped down a bit. He no longer looks as top heavy. Less heavy weights, more muscular endurance I think. Keep it up Shola.

  • Shadow_Shearer

    Nov 24, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #13

    Big man deserves a lot of praising, although he hasn’t scored,how many times in the first half did he put his body in the way and kept possession rather than us loose the ball. Imo that’s the difference between bein on the front foot from the back foot.
    The thing I’m loving most about his performances is everybody thinks he’s so crap, they don’t even bother marking him. There two busy watchin remy, gouffy, sissoko, & cabaye.

  • Sav

    Nov 24, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #14

    Shola never been better. Maybe Faye Downey deserves credit for that but if we let him leave for nowt in the summer after persevering with ‘ frustrating Strolla Shiola’ all these years, the club will be crazy and some other club will pick up a great option.


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