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Former Newcastle Striker Talks About Return Of Ex-Teammate

The Chronicle have reproduced some comments our new Loan Coordinator and former striker Shola Ameobi has given about our new signings. He has also talked about one special signing in particular, and that is his former teammate Andy Carroll.

Shola and Andy tried to form a strike partnership while in the Championship in the 2009/10 season but an early injury to Shola would force him to miss a big chunk of the season.

Andy, however, would go on to have an outstanding campaign which would culminate in him being handed the number 9 shirt to start the next season in the Premier League.

That season Shola and Andy got the chance to play more games together until Andy Carroll made his fateful move to Liverpool in January.

Shola has made the following comments about the return of his former teammate and sometime protege. This is what he had to say:

“You can look at the signings we’ve made as a club and be really excited about what this season holds. Fans should be excited about Carroll.

“He’s a local boy coming home and we all know what he can do, the effect he had previously.

“A fit Andy Carroll, there’s tremendous upside there about what he can bring to the club.

“He’s excited, he mentioned to me before how excited he was and also how nervous he was coming back into the stadium.

“That’s something for us to look forward too, come September.”

A lot has changed since Andy Carroll left for Liverpool in the winter of 2011. He will be back at a familiar place that holds a lot of fond memories for him. However, he will also be surrounded by a lot of strangers.

It will be nice to have some familiarity for Carroll when he returns to Newcastle United. Shola Ameobi will be on of those familiar faces that will help Carroll settle back at the club.

19 comments so far

  • Oldgit1

    Aug 12, 2019 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #1


    Thanks for taking the time to compile all the predictions mate.

    Final League Position. 12
    Final No. of Points. 55
    League Cup Round 6th round
    FA Cup Round (3:Entry, 5th round
    Player of the Season (Blog) Hayden
    Top Goal Scorer (League & Cup) Joelinton
    No. of Goals for Top Goal Scorer 14

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 12, 2019 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #2

    In case anyone missed it Rafas gone.

    If Bruce is another Mclaten will Moriniho step from the shadows to try and save us.

    Na, I dont think so either.

    #BoycottAshley #ashleyout

  • beermonkey

    Aug 12, 2019 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #3


    around xmas they will offer fat sam a huge to save us

  • Belfast

    Aug 12, 2019 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #4


    Final League Position. 14th
    Final No. of Points. 43
    League Cup Round 4th round
    FA Cup Round 4th round
    Player of the Season (Blog) Longstaff
    Top Goal Scorer (League & Cup) Carroll
    No. of Goals for Top Goal Scorer 11


  • MG-Man

    Aug 12, 2019 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #5

    Martoon , my predictions.
    Final position 12th
    Total points 47
    League cup, quarter final
    FA cup , quarter final
    Player of the season , joelinton
    Top score joelinton
    Number of goals 13
    Cheers martoon , appreciate it mate

  • beermonkey

    Aug 12, 2019 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #6


  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 12, 2019 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #7


    A huge new villa?

    Casa Sports Direct

  • beermonkey

    Aug 12, 2019 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #8


    sum of cash brain moving quicker than fingers

  • Belfast

    Aug 12, 2019 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #9

    Bleatin’ n Bruced

    Aug 12, 2019 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #89
    Hi Belfast I’ll let you know when he’s on.

    So is that you Tsunki me old mucker ? Haha

  • Belfast

    Aug 12, 2019 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #10

    The things you have to do to shake off Jail for Ashley eh ? 🙂

  • Cyrus Varten

    Aug 12, 2019 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #11


    Final position: 19th
    Total points: 34
    League Cup: Third Round
    FA Cup: Fourth Round
    Player of the Season: Almiron
    Top scorer: Joelinton
    Number of goals: 10


  • Bruce

    Aug 12, 2019 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #12

    In Bruce we trust

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Aug 12, 2019 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #13

    Carroll is exciting, albeit risky of course. If he stays fit he’ll force his way into the 11. Off the bench, he’s perfect to throw on with twenty to go. The last twenty v Arsenal was crying out for Andy Carroll.

  • IrishRob

    Aug 12, 2019 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #14

    I’ll stick with my prediction as long as we can keep Carroll fit we should be able to scrape a final position of 21st

  • Belfast

    Aug 12, 2019 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #15

    Well he is due a bit of luck with injuries at some stage.

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Aug 12, 2019 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #16

    Carroll has made a pile of money, but I’d bet he’d trade half of it for what might have been had he been able to stay fit.

  • Moonraker15

    Aug 13, 2019 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #17

    May I just add, as I missed previously, player of the season;
    Sean Longstaff


  • Ben Afri

    Aug 14, 2019 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #18


    Final League Position. 11th
    Final No. of Points. 41
    League Cup Round 2nd round
    FA Cup Round 2nd round
    Player of the Season (Blog) Saint Max
    Top Goal Scorer (League & Cup) Joelinton
    No. of Goals for Top Goal Scorer 13

    Thanks you

  • Ben Afri

    Aug 14, 2019 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #19

    Thank you even


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