We could be wrong about this, but somehow we don’t think Sammy Ameobi is going to be able to make it this season at Newcastle, and for the sake of the team and for Sammy himself, we hope he proves us wrong.
Sammy Ameobi – in action against Hull City
But Sammy has shown the same tendencies of his older brother Shola, and he’s just very inconsistent – in one game he looks like a very good player, and in the next game he just never shows through.
There’s no doubt Sammy has lots of skill, and he proved that in the last game, when he set up the equalizer after 75 minutes for Papiss Cisse, in the 2-2 draw at Swansea.
And at 22 years old, Sammy really isn’t a youngster any more, and he should be showing what he can give to Newcastle, although there have been some late developers in the game – and one great example of that was Peter Beardsley, who didn’t start to come through until he was around 23 years old.
And we all know what a great player Peter Beardsley became for Newcastle United, Liverpool and England.
This looks like a quote from last week from Alan Pardew, but it’s surfaced again today – this is what Alan has said about the 22 year-old:
“He’s been a young player in the shadow of his brother for a long time but this is a guy who‘s quick and has fantastic technical ability, he should be ripping this division up really, but he hasn’t been.
“We’ve had to have the patience of a saint with Sammy and he’ll admit that.¨ “Now we need to see him deliver. The threat to him is still there – this is a big season for him.”
“He did particularly well when he came on at Swansea. He’s someone I’ve spoken about so many times over the past few seasons, talking about his potential.” “I was in a lift with him and his head was hitting the ceiling, he’s six foot five as well.”
Sammy looked an extremely good and promising young player a couple of years ago, when he playing well at Newcastle and also starring for the England U21 side – but he just hasn’t come through since that time.
It could be another case of yet another youngster not being able to make it through to the Newcastle first team, and it’s happened too many times with our youngsters lately.
We haven’t had one youngster in the last seven years since Mike Ashley has been owner of the club, that has come through to become a regular starter for Newcastle United.
It’s an area of the club that has simply never worked – for whatever reason- and we hope that Sammy isn’t another one of those promising youngsters that just doesn’t make it at Newcastle.
Prove us wrong Sammy.
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