This Is The Only Thing Sammy Ameobi Lacks


It was simply a wonderful piece of skill from Sammy Ameobi yesterday, when he smashed the ball into the back of the net from all of 30 yards out,  and when you saw the TV shots behind the goal, you could see how the ball was moving all over the place and goalkeeper Allan McGregor could do little about it.

I almost fell off my chair watching those replays.

Sammy Ameobi after scoring hull

Sammy Ameobi after scoring wonder goal yesterday

We’ve always known that Sammy has great ability, and it’s the consistency that’s not in his game – but John Carver has revealed it’s a confidence thing with the 22 year-old,  and he needs to start believing in himself.

This is what John Carver said after the game about the younger brother of Shola:

“Sammy has got ability, he has just got to start believing in himself because we all believe in him, and start producing on a regular basis.”

“The World could be his oyster, he has magnificent ability and I have always said this to Shola, ‘your brother has got more ability than you have’.”

“But Shola had a fantastic attitude, if Sammy can match those two things then we have got ourselves a player.”

It;s really up to Sammy now, and his contract runs out in the summer, so he will be wanting to get a new deal to stay at the club.

More goals like the one yesterday will help with that.

Here’s his goal – simply magnificent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LDTHQE_i1k

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45 comments so far

  • optimistic prime

    Feb 1, 2015 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #1

    Just watched the Sunday supplement, they disscused Freddy Sheperds radio interview, also the Rangers situation.

    Freddy said that the slug has got away with controlling two clubs by owning nufc and bankrolling Rangers, in his words
    “a clever way to get by the rules”.

    They also say we’ll get a foreign coach in the summer as the club is being set up in a European way, however we’ll continue to do nothing except exist until the slug goes.

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  • the white tino

    Feb 1, 2015 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #2

    The fat slug must go he’s suckin the life out of club third best attendance and struggle to compete with Swansea hull Southampton to name 3 it’s a joke and always will be till he’s gone

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  • expatmag

    Feb 1, 2015 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #3

    OP

    To be honest, I doubt Fat Freddie has a clue about what Ashley’s intention are, much like all of us.

    It is a guessing game.

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  • optimistic prime

    Feb 1, 2015 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #4

    Expat
    Totally agree Sheperd won’t have a clue what the slugs upto, but he’s right when he says he’s controlling two clubs bi passing the rules.

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  • optimistic prime

    Feb 1, 2015 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #5

    Expat

    It was the journos who expect us to get a foreign coach

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  • optimistic prime

    Feb 1, 2015 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #6
  • optimistic prime

    Feb 1, 2015 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #7

    Shearers guest on goals on sunday

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 1, 2015 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #8

    Shearer said on MOTD that the goalie was at fault for Sammi’s goal

    WHAT!?!?

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  • JDdubai

    Feb 1, 2015 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #9

    Sammy is pretty much at the point Shola was when he started out. Talent there but inconsistent. Lets see whether he follows Sholas path or actually makes something of himself.

    Yestersay Sammy was 100% dire up until he acored, then after he started to get confidence and run past people, he needs to do it from the start to become a 1st choice. Lets see, i hope he progresses.

    We have the nucleus of a good team, GK sorted, fullbacks sorted, need 2 CBs to replace Colo and Willo, though Willo is ok for a 4th choice, Dummett as CB im happy with.

    Abeid and Colback are potentially ok in Cm, Sissoko id drop back into CM when SDJ is fit, good young taldnt in wide areas, Cabella and Perez can be world class if they want to.

    overall just need a better CF, 2 CBs, a coach and an owner with ambition.

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  • JDdubai

    Feb 1, 2015 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #10

    Sammy hit the ball really well but it didnt go in the corner or the goal, it looked about 4 feet inside, so youd question where the keepers starting position was.

    Havent seen replays or MOTD so dont know.

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  • SuperShearer

    Feb 1, 2015 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #11

    When does the window close? Is it tonight? Wouldn’t put it past a PSG or Arsenal to com in for Sissoko at much under asking price – think between 17-20 million would see MA cash in as per.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 1, 2015 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #12

    There’s winos in Leazes Park have more clue about what’s happening with NUFC than Fat Freddy.
    I find the soubriquet `slug` applies more to Shepherd than Ashley

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  • JDdubai

    Feb 1, 2015 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #13

    Having just watched it again, as Sammy kicks the ball, look where the keeper is standing. He is literally in front the of the right post, waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too far over.

    Fantastic hit by Sammy but keepers positioning was horrendous.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 1, 2015 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #14

    JD the behind goal camera shows the ball swerving all over the shop

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  • JDdubai

    Feb 1, 2015 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #15

    As sammy hits it, pause the shot and look where the keeper is. The second replay in the link above.

    I agree he hit it well but the keeper was at fault, he is alllllllll the way over to one side, too much.

    Great hit, swerved yes, but a PL keeper should have a better starting position.

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  • optimistic prime

    Feb 1, 2015 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #16

    If Alnwick or Krul had let that in the blog would be in uproar.

    Speculative effort, happy it went in but even the keeper would probably think he should do better.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 1, 2015 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #17

    Yeah I’ve looked at it again – I’ll man up and admit I was wrong , and JD OP and Shearer were right

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  • JDdubai

    Feb 1, 2015 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #18

    OP

    Agree, not just his starting position but pause the clip when the ball crosses the line, its almost in the middle of the goal.

    Anyway, am happy with yesterday and if this goal gives Sammy more confidence then good news all round.

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  • beermonkey

    Feb 1, 2015 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #19

    if you watch the keeper he follows the ball as it moves across the pitch
    good hit by Sammy question is would he have taken the shot had the keeper been in the middle of the goal
    fair play to Sammy more than entitled to go for it given where the keeper was,

    and a pretty fair assessment from carver on him while he seems to be a great impact sub at the moment just for that he is worth a 2 year deal and see if he can develop into a first team regular by the time it runs down we will have Roberts coming through

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 1, 2015 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #20

    Tell you what , Shearer comes across a lot better on Goals on Sunday than he does on MoTD

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Feb 1, 2015 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #21

    Think what people have to remember was that in the first half Hull threw the kitchen sink at us in the opening 20 minutes and we were short of confidence after losing 7 out of the last 9 once we scored that first goal the gulf in class was apparent as all our players wanted to be on the ball so hopefully we can start well against Stoke with full confidence

    If we had have really pushed for it we could have scored another 2 or 3 goals as Sammy , Cabella and Perez were skinning their players with ease

    Also why is it when the Toon win a game we always harp on about the few chances the other team had and then said its a fluky result ??Don’t recall Chelsea fans moaning when we should have been about 3 goals up before they got their flukey first goal and don’t hear any Southampton fans moan that we had the better chances and should have had a penalty ??

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  • JDdubai

    Feb 1, 2015 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #22

    Jeff

    Its all good, nice to have discussions about a 30yard screamer when we win 3-0 🙂

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 1, 2015 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #23

    “I have always said this to Shola, ‘your brother has got more ability than you have’.”

    Haha 🙂 Carver tell us all something we don’t know!

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  • toon kk

    Feb 1, 2015 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #24

    You just need watch/listen to KK on YouTube from a few years back and absolutely nothing has changed at our club, apart from Charnley has replaced good old Derrick.
    I think the majority has resigned to the fact MA has taken over and people are just happy with occasional wins and hopefully staying in the premier league.
    On the bright side at least we won yesterday.

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  • JDdubai

    Feb 1, 2015 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #25

    Im actually more optimistic with the way we are playing with JC than with Pards.

    It has a feeling of moving back to the SBr days, not sure how modern JC is in his approach but he wants to attack and entertain just like SBR. SBR played a simple 442 with 2 wingers so it wasnt a new modern approach but the players were setup to attack, hope JC will do the Same with this group.

    Think players-wise we are 75% sorted for a squad which can challenge for top 6, just need the key positions filling. Quality in either box is what makes the difference in the PL, need a CF and CBs to get us points in the key moments of matches.

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  • optimistic prime

    Feb 1, 2015 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #26

    IMO as the ball is played into Sammy their keeper thinks the ball is going out wide as his view is obstructed so he ends up on the right hand side of his goal thinking he’s in place to close down the angle.

    By the time he realised Sammy is going to strike the ball it’s to late for him to get back.

    I’m happy Sammy had the audacity to try and it went in, I still think the keeper should do better and it was his miss reading of the game that gave Sammy the chance to have a go.

    At the same time I was reading the blog last night and people where saying all 3 of our goals where from opo mistakes.
    Which they where, most goals tend to come from a mistake which could have been avoided.

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Feb 1, 2015 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #27

    PUEL IN FRAME FOR TOON

    This is from Sky Sports interesting :

    Claude Puel is the dark horse for the manager’s job at Newcastle, writes the Sun On Sunday.

    The Nice boss, who has led Monaco and Lyon during his career, is reportedly looking for a move to England.

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  • the white tino

    Feb 1, 2015 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #28

    Pennywell Jeff at least with hall and shepherd there was optimism and at least the thought we were trying to get better and win things instead of just staying in f###ingredients league

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  • optimistic prime

    Feb 1, 2015 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #29

    Beer

    I agree on Sammy said the same last night about a two year contract with Aaron’s and Roberts pushing him.

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  • JDdubai

    Feb 1, 2015 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #30

    So does Aarons contract finish in the summer or what then?

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Feb 1, 2015 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #31

    Wingers rarely score goals but strikers scoring goals.So,Sammy Ameobi is striker not winger.In matter of fact he is poor winger.But if he has Canoute,Crouch(and generally all qualitative tall strikers)role he can help here.Once again,Hull City is not a test for deciding the quality of our team.Season is long and we are still into the relegation danger.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 1, 2015 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #32

    the white tino
    Aye your’e right Hall and Shepherd were much better at hiding their contempt – until they went on the piss in Marbella that is

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  • Vask

    Feb 1, 2015 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #33

    If the keeper was out of position for Sammy’s goal, the fact that he spotted and exploited the fact surely is credit to the fellow. Surely what makes a good footballers is to spot space to exploited and act upon it?

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  • Average_Contents

    Feb 1, 2015 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #34

    JD

    Carver said in the chronicle when he sent Aarons back to the reserves last April for being naughty, he’d just signed a 3 year deal so if that’s the case his current deal will run until 2016.

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  • the white tino

    Feb 1, 2015 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #35

    Jeff but at least you’ve got to admit it actually looked like we were gonna try and compete ‘!! With the slug we do nothing but turn up like sheep and hope we stay in league great attitude that

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  • JDdubai

    Feb 1, 2015 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #36

    Go toon go

    Cannot picture Sammy turning into an Henry-esqe winger turned striker but stranger things have happened……….cant think of any specific examples mind you..

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  • beermonkey

    Feb 1, 2015 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #37

    prime

    it makes no sense letting him walk on a free we would have to buy a player and he would prob want more wages as well

    Dubai
    I don’t think it runs out he only signed a pro deal last year
    http://www.nufc.co.uk/articles/20140401/aarons-pens-professional-deal_2281670_3743603

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  • firebug666

    Feb 1, 2015 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #38

    It’s great seeing all the players getting the chance to express themselves.

    If anyone wanted to highlight the differences between management styles then this season shows us the following:

    Under the management of the Inept One:

    This game would have been drawn, possibly even a loss, If he had gone with the same team, Perez would have been isolated upfront, and when Hull were in possession the rest of the squad would have been defending our own 18 yard box, trying to work the ball to Williamson to hoof up field while getting in each others way, and creating mistakes.

    Cabella and Anita would have had little impact on the game, and when we did get a counter attack we would have had one player in the box waiting for the inevitable over hit or misdirected cross.

    Under Carver (I’m not his biggest fan)

    We played higher up the pitch and pressed them more in their own half. This obviously left us a little vulnerable at the back and show up Coloccini’s defensive frailties (he had a very poor game) But in going forward, Anita was afforded some space in midfield to showcase what he is about, like Tiote of old, Anita was tenacious an challenged for every ball in the midfield, winning tackle, and the ball back, and playing a quick pass to get us attacking again.

    But out Attacking was a bit more special, with the players being allowed to actually play football, we were getting forward in numbers as oppose to ones and twos, we were managing to get players in and around the box, which is something new for us in recent years.

    Pressing the opposition higher up the field is what lead to the mistakes they made for two of our goals, and knocked the stuffing out of them for our third.

    I’m not carvers biggest fan, but he allowed the player the freedom to play football, and press the opposition, for me a well earned win, that would not of happened under the inept one, well done Carver.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 1, 2015 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #39

    The only place you get anything like the old atmosphere is supporting the lads away
    Lovely to see Dummy in the crowd
    Can’t think of many EPL clubs where that would happen

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  • Ashley Hole

    Feb 1, 2015 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #40

    Uncle Ashley needs your cash

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