Naive Sammy Ameobi Comments Irritate His Manager

Sammy Ameobi was interviewed in the local papers yesterday, and while the vast majority of what the local lad said was positive, there were a couple of things  that weren’t – that Newcastle could fall by the wayside, if we continued to lose more games over the holiday period.

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Sammy Ameobi in action on Sunday

Sammy Ameobi had this to say yesterday about Newcastle’s season:

“Christmas is massive for us now.”  “As a team we could fall by the wayside and it would be easy for that to happen.”

“That’s not what we need to do, we need to fight back. We have got two tough fixtures in a short period of time. We need to regroup and go from here.”

It’s really just that first paragraph that’s a little negative.

During his press conference yesterday Alan Pardew was asked about Sammy Ameobi’s comments about the season possibly going like last season – which is the way it was framed by the reporter asking the question.

Alan  dismissed Sammy’s comment as coming from a young naive player and he bristled just a little bit:

“Well that’s just a young player making a naive statement to you guys, there will be no problem with that – we have got some good players”

“And good young players and some big senior players to return – we are still waiting for Tim Krul,  Rob Elliot, we have Siem de Jong who hasn’t played a game for us.”

“Rolando Aarons to return so we still have some big, big players to return so that’s not a concern.”

It’s the only negative piece that Sammy had to say yesterday, but that’s the piece brought up by the reporters in Alan’s press conference.

It would be good if we can get something out of this game at Old Trafford on Boxing Day – it’s looking like a tough fixture for us.

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24 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 24, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #1

    HBA is just one of a collective who have failed here. Probably not many others in the squad who have 5 league titles and you can hardly judge him under such shining lights of mangement as Bruce and Pardew. The kids gone wrong for sure, the larger question is why do so many others.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 24, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #2

    He should have added it saved him the bother of saying something stupid/naive/mistruthful/cringeworthy/embarrassing/preposterous etc


    Dec 24, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #3

    …I really didn’t want to be negative about Pardew over Christmas but quite frankly he can F off in regards to this

    Sammy is right so why should he be complained about for telling the truth

  • 70TWO

    Dec 24, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #4

    Predicting the possibility of failure does not make Sammy naive but shows a mature appreciation of consequence and responsibility. The context of the statement could just as likely be motivational rather than negative and highlights an understanding of the potential outcome of continuing defeats.

  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 24, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #5

    Sammy makes a good point. We lost one player (cabaye) last season and fell apart with no plan B.

    What’s to say sissoko doesn’t break his leg and miss the rest of the season or get sold under Pardews nose. Anything can happen and I don’t thunk what sammy said was negative. You need to be prepared for every eventuality to make sure that doesn’t happen.

  • tequilamag

    Dec 24, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #6

    RH no clubs transfers are 100% successful. Cabella and Rivi still have time Anita has played plenty since he signed for us. The fact that he cam`t get in the team shows how much stronger in Midfield we are now from last season.
    If you can name me a manager who has never made a bad signing you may have a point

  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 24, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #7


    If anything is shoes pardew is naive to think it can’t happen again. I’ve yet to see what he has in place to alter our system when we lose key men.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 24, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #8

    What you fail to grasp is that the wearer of silly glasses is a huge success in Ashleys eyes, ticks all the boxes, you talk about Mashleys dwindling assests in MYM and HBA, he’s probably already taken into account the 70M PROFIT already made on Carroll, Cabaye, Ba, Best and Debuchy with out the slightest whiff of protest or dissent regarding their sale.

  • Graeme

    Dec 24, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #9

    I guess P45DUE doesn’t like someone telling people it is what it is. We have been very poor for most of the past 12 months, with the gaining of 40 points being the clubs only objective.

    The Fans, the dire football, the poor performances are not important as long as we do just enough to finish mid table and avoid flirting with relegation. Promoting the tat direct is far more important.

  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 24, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #10


    I agree with you there. Plus people say pardew has little say in transfers so not sure he can be blamed if he is given the wrong players.

    In central midfield we have Colback, tiote, abeid, de Jong, cabella, sissoko, Anita yeh out wide we have Aarons, obertan and Sammy.

  • tequilamag

    Dec 24, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #11

    TS we have a lower net spend on transfer over the last 5 seasons than Leicester and we only pay the 11th highest wages. Given that Pardews record on players is pretty good.
    If Mash had invested in players when they were needed rather than making do his record would be a sight better.
    Of course there are better managers out there that is not in dispute. But as long as Mash is keeping his hands in his pockets we could have Mourinho and we would still win nothing

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 24, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #12

    There are still too many people out there who choose to ignore that fact.

  • stuart no9

    Dec 24, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #13

    good man . telling it as it is and not doing a pardew and talk a complete load of nonsense. If pardew actually believed we didnt know that anyway , hes a bigger idiot than i thought he was .
    I was hoping Pardew would get shipped out to Rangers , but if Ashley has big CL plans for them , then thats my theory out the window.
    2 more losses and the Pardew banners should be flying high again . It seems the abuse works wonders to get a few points on board , its happened once why not try it again .

  • tequilamag

    Dec 24, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #14

    JFA much easier to twist about the manager.


    Dec 24, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #15

    I partially agree with u, Pardews hands are tied by the very limited resources Ashley offers him but a good tactician of a manager could do things with our squad top 10 should not be a struggle

    Also the never ending collapses should not occur. We are so regularly thumped it’s laughable

  • tequilamag

    Dec 24, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #16

    WWSBRD, I agree he could do better but I think are at least 8 better squads than us.

  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 24, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #17


    but none of these players look comfortable in whatever system they’re meant to be playing

    Other managers of course have made poor signings but most have considerably more on their cv than pardew who has never won anything but more culpably has never produced decent to watch foootball while on his many record losing streaks.

    People can make as many excuses for pardew as the man does himself. But if you really think pardew is the answer what the hell was the question.

  • tequilamag

    Dec 24, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #18

    RH so you concede all managers have failures in the transfers. What about the players who thrived under Pardew that we sold for big bucks?
    At no point have I said Pardew is the answer. The point I was making is that by solely blaming Pardew you are ignoring all the other factors.

  • Albertan_J

    Dec 24, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #19

    Sammy is absolutely correct however the fact he actually gets a game compounds the issue as he along with the likes of Williamson are championship footballers at best. We’ll be served up yet more tripe through the holiday season and we will all be as fickle as ever depending on our luck.

  • richardj1986

    Dec 24, 2014 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #20

    I love the negativity of everyone…
    Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year.

    I would love to see a new owner… i want a new manager. i want us in champions league…

    Yes but Goals are set G1. keep us in premier league. G2. give us a structure that is financially stable. G3 get as far as possible in the cup using youngsters. G4 top half of the table G5 not in Europe as the squad isnt big enough. G6 win a cup. G7 Champions league on a fluke. G8 develop one signing into a sale to make a profit to but more signings. G9 annual asset base to be similar to this years after the sale of star performer..
    That is pardews annual goals.

    Having lived in Portsmouth and now the south cost for over 5 years I can tell you winning the FA Cup is all those fans cling on to in the depth of the lower leagues. What would i prefer, a club on the brink with an FA cup win or a stable club in the premier league. (stable club for me)

  • jj112

    Dec 24, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #21

    wouldn’t say he is being negative really, if anything it seems to be the truth.

  • toonbrother

    Dec 24, 2014 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #22

    nothing naive about his comments stupid man
    he stated the obvious and did so quite eloquently i might add
    we are managed by one of the great villains of english football
    sammy is unlucky to be playing under such a vile and incompetent human being in pardew

  • Ericles

    Dec 24, 2014 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #23

    Well said Sammy. Once again Pardew has shown himself up to be a complete idiot/

  • Brutooon

    Dec 24, 2014 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #24

    Sammy is same like his lazy brother. One second he look like messi and another second he is clueless


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