Shola and I – Does It Make Me A Bad Person?
Like (most of) the rest of you I couldn’t be in Portugal last night, so I was reliant on various sources to find out how our second pre-season friendly had gone on.
Getting easily beat 3-1 by a middle of the road Portuguese team who play in front of two thousand punters every week isn’t the biggest news in the world.
Neither I’m afraid is Alan Pardew coming out after the match and claiming, against all logic and reason, that actually it had been a really good night with many more positives than negatives. Hmmm.
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So when you are hit by a bus and get two broken legs, don’t worry – be happy, it was actually a great result as your hat didn’t fall off.
Anyway, the other ‘big’ news from last night’s friendly is that after scrambling in a consolation goal, Shola then managed to ‘fall awkwardly’ and results are awaited of an X-Ray which could well show that Ameobi is going to be out injured with a broken wrist.
Now forgive me, but when I heard this news my instant reaction was…’Sh*t, just when it looked like we were at last going to get rid of this useless lump, he then throws himself to the floor and manages to get a move-destroying injury’.
Naturally I feel sorry for anybody who picks up an injury but when it comes to Newcastle United we desperately need this ball and chain (along with a number of others) detached from our club at very long last.
Any talk of a Shola injury been in any way harmful to Newcastle’s forthcoming campaign is crazy crazy talk, forwards who average one and a half goals a season (Shola’s scored 3 Premier League Goals in the last 24 months) would not be missed.
Let us hope that for Shola and all our sakes his wrist is ok, then the crazier element of our support can hopefully wave him goodbye and call for a testimonial to honour his great service (or to the more sane amongst you – ‘picking up Premier League wages for more years than you care to remember whilst doing bugger all’).
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