Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

'Shola worked his socks off without much success'

'Shola worked his socks off without much success'

Newcastle United gaffer Alan Shearer was very pleased with the way his side showed character in their 1-1 draw against Stoke City last night, and commended 20-year-old Andy Carroll's hunger and desire to play a part in the Toon's survival.

Speaking after the game, Shearer said: 'I watched him [Carroll] score two goals for the reserves last week and I asked him to show me his hunger and desire. And he did. I took him aside and said that he has a big part to play for us in the remaining fixtures.'

Mentioning the ineffective Shola Ameobi, the Toon boss stated the obvious: 'Shola worked his socks off for much of the evening, albeit without much success. To be fair to him, he gave it his all, it just did not work.'

The gaffer also revealed why Ameobi was brought into the side in the first place, with Oba Martins apparently out with a groin injury which he supposedly woke up with. Big Al was as skeptical as the fans on that one too.



For the very latest Premier League odds

Free £15 bet when you spend £5 on The New Football Pools




Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Mehzeb Chowdhury
Date:Sunday April 12 2009
Time: 9:24AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Newcastle United Articles

St James' Park To Host Showpiece Again

It was confirmed that St James' Park will again be the venue for the next Rugby Dacia Magic Weekend.

More Reliable Than An Octopus 2017/18? (18/10/17)

A new season, a new special computer crunching the numbers to determine the final Premier League positions for 2017/18.

Safe Standing Gets A Step Closer To The Premier League

Shrewsbury Town have now confirmed that they have reached their crowd funding target of £65,000 to create a safe standing section at New Meadow.

Shay Gives His Side Of The NUFC Story

A fair few of us knew the real reasons why he left and wished him all the best

Archived TOTT Articles

TOTT articles from

Site Journalists

TNMW
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How Many Players Do NUFC Need To Survive Next Season?
Suggested By: Talk of the Tyne
None5%
1-311%
4 or 539%
6 or 731%
More than 714%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Newcastle United Results (view all)

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Toon_NoMatterWot84
2.CuckFan47
3.keggy_keagal20
4.Mcnamee6720
5.Jackals Tooth19
6.MickMartin18
7.The Pyrry16
8.daftladguy12
9.Rytoon12
10.Birdys9
The Vital Football Members League