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In Form Sammy Ameobi Could Get A Start On Saturday

I read in the papers today that Newcastle must stop their slide down the table against Swansea on Saturday afternoon,  because they have dropped from 3rd  in the table and are now in 7th place.

Sammy Ameobi – could he get a start on Saturday?

Heavens above how low can you go – if we were told we’d be reading that kind of commentary about the lads  in December – back in August – we would not have believed it.

And just to put it in all perspective, Newcastle are doing really well this season, and we shouldn’t forget that.

But back to the current situation, and we should be able to get a win against Swansea and take ourselves up the table a little bit after slipping from 3rd to 7th place.

When you look at Swansea’s record of seven away games this season and only 2 points and only two goals scored,  you would have to say Newcastle should be be big favorites to win this game.

But things don’t always work out as they should all the time, or even most of the time for that matter.

Just look at the Wigan game at home  back in late October, when Wigan were near the bottom of the table and they played very well against Newcastle,  and we had to scrape through with a 1-0 win and a great first goal from Yohan Cabaye on 81 minutes.

There’s no reason to  panic with Newcastle’s situation at the moment, and that’s exactly what young Sammy Ameobi is telling  fans this morning:

“There is no need to start panicking or worrying because we’re having a little spell. We’ve got massive talent in this squad and we’ll be able to stay up there,”

“We’ve had a little bit of a rough patch, that’s true. But which team in the league doesn’t have one? Even Manchester City have lost a game now.”

“We’ll be able to bounce back against Swansea – there’s a huge amount of confidence in the squad that we’ll be able to do that. There’s no fear from us and confidence is still very high.”

“To be where we are, we deserve it. We’ve got the talent to be seventh in the league and the injuries won’t affect us. It’s a small rough patch but we’ll come through it. We’re sure of that.”

“Next time I will think before complaining about the smallest things – imagine what those kids have to go through every day.”

Sammy was visiting the  RVI (Royal Victoria  Infirmary) yesterday in Newcastle, which is just across from the Newcastle University campus, and he is so right with that last line.

But generally you have to go through some tough times in life before you appreciate  with what you’ve already have.

Be happy for what you have and not unhappy at what you haven’t got – is  a thing I’ve told our kids a lot – and yes – it’s easier said than done for most of us – well those of us who are not perfect that is. 😀

Sammy really has a big heart, as does his older brother Shola,  and he came on for a cameo appearance at Norwich last Saturday and he looked a very good player down the right wing.

For the record Sammy Ameobi now has 12 appearances and one goal for Newcastle, and the 19 year-old could even get a start ahead of Gabriel Obertan on Saturday.

We like, but we like the Frenchman and think he’s going to be improving and there’s a lot more to come form the former Manchester United player – he just needs more time to develop  in black and white shirt.

And to end this article on some  words from Sammy Ameobi as he tweeted after his RVI visit yesterday:

 “Really enjoyed seeing the kids at RVI this afternoon. Just wish they could all get out to spend Christmas at home with their families.”

Good words from Sammy in this Christmas season.

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • Graeme

    Dec 14, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #1

    There is no doubt about it, Sammy has an immense amount of talent, but he’s still a bairn and learning. He isn’t at the point yet where he can hold a “starting” place in the team and is much more suited to be an impact sub against tired legs.

    There is no need to push him, he’ll turn out to be a great player for NUFC, given the time to develop his full potential.

  • jayphoto

    Dec 14, 2011 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #2

    Photographing up in Liverpool today! talk of the town is Liverpool are willing to sell andy carroll for 15m in january or loan him out! We have a 25% sell on clause… wonder if that means we could get him for 11.25m:??

  • Lynxie

    Dec 14, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #3

    I agree Graeme, He can be used to great effect against tiring defenders, however, that is down to Obertan to actually MAKE them tired. Sometimes I just wonder about this bloke. 1) Alex Ferguson knows a good player when he sees one (generallly), and doesnt hang on to dumplings (Djemba Djemba , Kleberson, Poborski, Bebe, Massimo Taibi etc etc), and I do not see the trickery and directness which we anticipated.
    2) He seems nervous when faced with a full back, unlike Guti. Jonas can beat a man for fun, and cant cross for toffee, whereas Obertan can cross a ball, its just the beating of the full back which is problematic. Maybe we should make these two train together?
    3) Perhaps that elusive first goal for Obertan will get his confidence soaring and he can become the player Sir Alex Ferguson thought he might be.
    4) Gabriel, young Sammy is after your spot. Time to buck up mate. May the best man win.

  • jayphoto

    Dec 14, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #4

    Other rumours i’m hearing are, that Liverpool are trying to finance a move for Tiote and are looking at Carlos Tevez if they can offload Carroll!

  • jayphoto

    Dec 14, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #5

    Just another note! Apparantly Nigel De Jong is available and possibly moving to QPR! Would anyone consider him? If Tiote left, he’d be a glove fit replacement!

  • Klatoon

    Dec 14, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #6

    I dont want Carroll back,we’ve long moved on from the kind of football that he flourishes under. He can join Stoke.

  • Lynxie

    Dec 14, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #7

    Personally, although he is a purebred cnut for what he did to HBA, (and his steadfast refusal to apologise for over a year), I would have him at SJP in a heartbeat. He is a quality player, who stops other teams playing, and can start attacks off himself too. Put him alongside Cabaye, Jonas (with a decent LB in place to release him from the current shackles his is under) and a top quality right sided attacking midfielder (In Carr we trust), and we could really be motoring.

  • North Atlantic Magpie

    Dec 14, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #8

    So true. Let him go to Stoke.

  • Lynxie

    Dec 14, 2011 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #9

    Andy Carroll? If Stoke don’t want him, I am sure Blackburn could do with a centre forward to watch those aimless long balls sail hopefully in to the penalty area…………He will enjoy being the hero of the regular 15 to 17000 die-hards who turn up at Ewood Park every week. Its all he deserves, the muppet.

  • jayphoto

    Dec 14, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #10

    @9 Blackburn actually play better football under Kean than we do! They’re just missing the level of players to be effective! Bit like swansea!

  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 14, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #11

    De Jong yes, but wages would be sky high.

    never want carroll back

  • toonincheek

    Dec 14, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #12

    De Jong – absolutely no way.
    We have seen what he did to Ben Arfa, and others – I definitely don’t want that sort of player at SJP.

    Carroll – do we really have a 25% sell-on clause?
    Not heard that one before.
    Do we get 25% of the total fee? (unlikely)
    Or 20% of the profit – or loss!!

  • jayphoto

    Dec 14, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #13

    yeah it was 35m plus 25% sell on fee! They orignally rejected the 30m and then 35m offer! They asked for 35m, with 30m upfront in jan, then 5m in the summer with 25% sell on clause! Think Fat Mike didn’t wanna lose out like he did with Milner! Also think they didn’t want to sell carroll and expected liverpool to say no!

  • Lynxie

    Dec 14, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #14

    jayphoto: Blackburn play better football than we do? Now I know you are round the twist. Did you watch Blackburn against the unwashed the other day? Halfwit.

  • markmac

    Dec 14, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #15

    I dont believe for a minute that l’pool would sell AC at all let alone a £20m loss…. !!!

  • Scottishtoon95

    Dec 14, 2011 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #16

    on your point about SAF not letting good players go
    What about rossi, pique and ronaldo (I know, I know lot of money blaablaablaa but still didn’t keep world number two), to name a few

  • Scottishtoon95

    Dec 14, 2011 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #17

    If you don’t believe that you definately won’t believe chelsea will let torres be sold for £20m. lol

  • Sav

    Dec 15, 2011 at 3:09 AM

    Comment #18

    I think I’d like to see Carroll back and scoring regularly. That would really sicken the scousers and leave Kenny more purple-faced than usual. Why it hasn’t worked at ‘pool, is anybody’s guess. Could he find his mojo back at the Toon? Why not?


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