Shola has turned into a bit of a strange phenomenon at St.James’ Park, to most people over the age of 25 they can’t quite believe how he has hung around so long and can’t understand why he looks a different player against the mackems, with a goals record to match. As for many under 25, Ameobi is the cult hero mackem slayer and they won’t have a word said against him.
In recent days, JFK, or Joe Kinnear if you are being polite, was up on Tyneside attending a function. Speaking to the press he was talking about how he never had a real chance because everybody was ‘cockney this and cockney that’.
Allardyce was to blame more than any other person for the relegation that followed the next season, obviously Ashley must shoulder blame as he is top of the tree but it was Allardyce who was given the backing.