We’ve Had The Patience Of A Saint With This Player

Sammy Ameobi has started to show up quite well this season, in what could well be his last season at his home town club, since his current contract runs out next June.

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Sammy Ameobi in action at Swansea

His older brother Shola Ameobi ended his fourteen years of playing in Newcastle’s first team last summer, and he is now at Gaziantep BB in Turkey, where he has scored 3 goals in 3 appearances this season for the second division club.

Sammy Ameobi has all the skills imaginable, much like his brother, but he is also just as inconsistent as Shola was in his time at Newcastle.

You never quite know what to expect with the 22 year-old winger, although last time out he brilliantly set up the equalizer for Papiss Cisse after 75 minutes, and that got us a vital point at Swansea.

Sammy will be given some chances after the International break and if he’ll have to start showing some consistent good form if he is to get a contract extension at Newcastle.

This is what manager Alan Pardew has said about the England U21 International:

“He’s been a young player in the shadow of his brother for a long time but did particularly well when he came on last time out.” 

“Sammy’s quick with fantastic technical ability who should be ripping this division up but he hasn’t been.” “We’ve had the patience of a saint with him and he’ll admit that but now we need to see him deliver.”

We hope to see Sammy creating chances up front in our next few games, since that’s some of our problems this season – creating chances and scoring goals.

But the odds have to be against the 22 year-old making it at Newcastle, and we’d be surprised if he’s still at Newcastle next year at this time.

But we’ve been wrong before.

Sammy has played 44 times for the Newcastle first team with two goals.

What do you think?

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11 comments so far

  • magscar

    Oct 9, 2014 at 7:59 AM

    Comment #1

    When will I learn to wait until Ed has caught up with overnight online papers. Coffee me thinks.

  • firebug666

    Oct 9, 2014 at 8:01 AM

    Comment #2



    I agree on the poll, I just forwarded what was there mate.

  • Average_Contents

    Oct 9, 2014 at 8:01 AM

    Comment #3


    We never learn. Occasionally he has a lull in the mornings. Very rare these days though.

  • magscar

    Oct 9, 2014 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #4


    Not totally at odds but there is a game all experienced managers play which is to use press for their own benefit. Even Sherwood who seemed like a breath of fresh air to dome did it

  • Average_Contents

    Oct 9, 2014 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #5

    The quotes from the king were indeed made last week they’ve just been rehashed by the echo. Slightly more about us being a big scalp but nonetheless still the same. Can’t really blame ed as he just collates the most recent news stories pertaining to NUFC.

  • magscar

    Oct 9, 2014 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #6

    Posted before finished

    Was going to add that he won’t do his motivating in the press other than to divert blame for some of the dire performances in 2014 from the players who aren’t always blameless. As others have stated he needs them onside(; as does every other manager)

  • toonincheek

    Oct 9, 2014 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #7

    Looks to me like AP is expecting Sameobi to
    take players on ALL the time, a la HBA.

    That will just lead to him losing the ball more
    and more often, and he’ll be dropped for that.

  • firebug666

    Oct 9, 2014 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #8


    Yeah, The PR team are in full swing, to be honest and what is spewing from the jaws of the club is at time sickening.

    A little bit of truth and a future plan of what is intended would go a long way to reassure the fans.

    Instead we get repeated lame excuses of how badly done to our manager is, and how we the fans should be ashamed of ourselves.

    The whole show is pathetic, Jabba, the inept one and the bishop should be on their knees in the centre of SJP begging the fans for forgiveness. But as I have said before their is more chance of the Titanic docking in New York.

  • Sav

    Oct 9, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #9

    Really Sammy should have been cutting his teeth on loan, not here and now when we can’t afford any passengers. Fact is, he didn’t impress at Boro. He has until Aarons recovers from injury or until Cabella recovers his form. That’s maybe a month away. If we weren’t desperate, he wouldn’t get this shot. Make the most of it, son.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Oct 9, 2014 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #10

    None of our young attackers have improved one dot. Campbell is the worst example. Poor Sammy, how can he improve when he never plays and is coached by a bunch of ex non-league head-the-balls.

  • toonluvva

    Oct 9, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #11

    It’s a strange thing football.

    Improving a player takes good coaching and time. The player needs to get experience and therefore playing time. However, football is a results based business. How long do we give a player to become an “overnight success” before they are either bumped back into the reserves or shipped out either on loan or even sold.

    Has NUFC even got the coaching staff capable of developing young talent with only the basics of skill?

    If Sammi is to make it at all I wonder if he is at the right club.


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