Shola Ameobi probably played his last match for Newcastle United on Sunday at Liverpool, and he was surprisingly sent off by referee Phil Dowd, after picking up his second yellow card because of talking to the referee about the goal – it was really strange.
Shola Ameobi – in action on Sunday
And the news in the last week is that Alan Pardew wanted to offer Shola a new deal on Tyneside, but that was turned down by the higher-ups at the club – although we don’t know if those reports are accurate.
But unfortunately for Shola the game at Liverpool could be his last game for Newcastle, after 14 years in the first team, and to finish it by being sent off is upsetting – and he has admitted as much on Monday.
Shola at least had a good game at Liverpool, if indeed it was his last game for his home town club.
Shola had 21% of the vote and Sissoko is second with 12%, after putting in another solid and powerful display, and it was good to see Coloccini, Gouffran and Haidara also turn in good performances in the 2-1 defeat, and be just behind Moussa in the voting.
And Brendan Rodgers has rightly been named the LMA Manager of the season – pity he didn’t become the Newcastle manager two years ago.