The Words To Strike Fear Into Any Newcastle Fan
Due to Newcastle squad being left short on quality and quantity, we have already seen Gabriel Obertan feature at least on the bench in all five matches (including two appearances on the pitch) and now it appears it could shortly be his mate Sammy Ameobi’s turn.
Scanning the headlines this morning I came across this one from the Shields Gazette;
‘Sammy Ameobi’s Ready To Take First Team Chance’!
His contract runs out next June and by then he will be twenty three years old!
By Sammy’s age other players have played dozens of times for their country, won World Cups and Champions Leagues, while Sammy has started SIX Premier League matches.
If you want some kind of comparison, Shola (in the days when we had a ten times better team/squad than now) had racked up nearly 130 appearances by the end of the season 2003/04 during which he turned twenty three, by that time he’d even scored nine times just in European competition, including away against Barcelona and Leverkusen (2) in the Champions League.
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I don’t blame the junior Ameobi as who wouldn’t want to be on Newcastle United’s books. However, I can see absolutely no drive from him to be a success at the club.
While sadly, the fact Sammy is now once again on the fringe of the team tells you all you need to know about the desperate state that Mike Ashley and Alan Pardew have allowed to develop over recent years in terms of [intlink id=”47258″ type=”post”]the \’strength\’ of the squad.[/intlink]
This is what Sammy Ameibi had to say to the Shields Gazette;
“I had a slow start in pre-season, I had a few injuries, I had to work at it.
“I have had a few games with the reserves to get my match fitness up and I’m just waiting for my opportunity now.
“I just need to keep fit and ticking over – I am ready to kick on.
“It (Hull) is a big game and we seriously need three points.
“I’m in the last year of my contract so whether it is here or somewhere else I just want to play, hopefully I will get to do that for Newcastle.
“I got seventy minutes (for reserves v Wolves on Monday) and so hopefully I can kick on and keep pushing.”
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