Definition Of Hope – Newcastle To Rely On This Youngster


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.

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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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9 comments so far

  • cyprus

    Oct 11, 2014 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #1

    Players come and go, the manager and the level of team play remain constant. Figure out what needs changing.

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  • Graeme

    Oct 11, 2014 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #2

    Sammy is a better player than P45DUE is a manager.
    Unfortunately, that counts for nowt at SJP – If you aint in Pardue’s favourites book, your carreer at SJP is going nowhere regardless of your skill and ability!!

    In reality, the more skill and ability you have, the less chance you have of “making it” at SJP as the manager doesnt cope with flair players!!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 11, 2014 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #3

    Just seen David Villa celebrating his debut goal for Melbourne City with Damien Duff
    The world makes no sense anymore!

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  • mag92

    Oct 11, 2014 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #4

    The times Sammy has played this season he’s had a positive impact on the game, unlike the overrated Cabella who is finding the Premier league difficult to adjust to and playing in a struggling side doesn’t help confidence.

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  • BeeGuy

    Oct 11, 2014 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #5

    So, who will be AP’s favorite, Sammy or Rolando?

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Oct 11, 2014 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #6

    glut-ton-ous

    [gluht-n-uh s]

    adjective

    greedy; insatiable.

    ma-nip-u-la-tor

    [muh-nip-yuh-ley-ter]

    noun

    a person who manipulates.

    ——

    Consider that a free brain development lesson on Pardew, Jeff from Rainbow. His brainwashing has undoubtedly worked on some, unfortunately.

    You may have a full brain cell in the next decade if you carry on learning at this rate, but you’ll have to work hard to get it.

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  • Biffa1971

    Oct 11, 2014 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #7

    The youth policy is doomed to failure at our club because of the transfer policy. If the club only has 11 ‘purple’ players, there is not much chance they will be dropped in favour of a youngster. Especially if the club has forked out a fair few million for the 1st team player. They will want to continue playing said player until they can sell him on and only then for a profit.

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  • thepict

    Oct 11, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #8

    Get of the lads back Ed. Crackin’ pass he put in for Cisse last week. But no lets criticise the Ameobies

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  • rowly

    Oct 12, 2014 at 2:58 AM

    Comment #9

    Andy Carroll
    Paul dummett
    Sammy ameobi
    Rolando Aarons
    Adam Armstrong
    Adam Campbell

    No one can say the youngsters aren’t given their fair chance.

    In the cases of the ones who haven’t made it yet – they hardly shone when given the chance. Rolando looks like a good prospect now so hopefully he’ll get a run in the team as soon as he’s fit again.

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