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Time for a no Sho

There were a number of positives to emerge from Saturday's battling draw at the Britannia Stadium against Stoke. David Edgar gave an excellent performance at centre half after being brought in from the wilderness in place of the hapless Colocinni, whilst Andy Carroll came on and scored the kind of thumping header that his manager on the touchline would have been proud of.

However the most pleasing aspect of the game was that it should finally, after nine painful years, spell the end of Shola Ameobi`s Newcastle United career. As a season ticket holder for a number of years I have seen more than my fair share of hapless Ameobi performances but yesterday was the final straw.

He didn`t seem to care. Where was his professional pride? There was no running, no battling for headers, no passion. He then lost Abdoulaye Faye for the Stoke goal, gifting the home side the lead. He was then hauled off after an hour to be replaced by Andy Carroll, who showed more in his brief cameo than Shola has shown us all season.

Ameobi should now find himself at the very back of the pecking order. In front of him when fit should be Owen, Martins, Carroll, Viduka, Smith, and even Nile Ranger who has yet to make his first team bow. I never want to see Ameobi wearing the black and white shirt again.




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Writer: Aaron Gales Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday April 14 2009

Time: 5:41PM

Your Comments

We may not want to see Strolla again... but come on... he will be back. The Toon bosses are clueless as always, and Shearer is no different. I mean, why pick Ameobi when Smith, Carroll, and Ranger are on the bench?
Mehzeb
We may not want to see Strolla again... but come on... he will be back. The Toon bosses are clueless as always, and Shearer is no different. I mean, why pick Ameobi when Smith, Carroll, and Ranger are on the bench?
Mehzeb
 

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