Date:Sunday August 20 2006
Roeder: 'I had known Shola Ameobi for quite a long time before I was involved with the first team, and I always saw something in him. What I did see was a striker who needs to play through the middle, and I haven't played him anywhere else.
'I said to him before the game, 'I am not buying a striker to replace you, I am buying a striker to play with you'. If that doesn't give you confidence, I do not know what would'.
'But that's the truth, I am looking at strikers to play with Shola Ameobi. He's got the shirt at the moment, and they are going to have to fight hard to get it off him. He is learning slowly but surely to be a lot meaner player on the pitch, to stand up to the physical side and not let central defenders dominate him, let them know they have been in a game.
'He's a big, strong man, and he has technical ability as well.'
More NUFC Spin (Friday May 24 2013)
Lack of ambition confirmed! (Friday May 24 2013)
10th or Else (Thursday May 23 2013)
Decision time? (Thursday May 23 2013)
Carroll Linked With NUFC (Again) (Tuesday May 21 2013)
The Abuse Of NUFC Has To End. Now!! (Tuesday May 21 2013)
The Reality Of Newcastle United (Monday May 20 2013)
Stats: Newcastle United v Arsenal (Sunday May 19 2013)
The Weight Of The Shirt (Friday May 17 2013)
Leading By Example (Thursday May 16 2013)
|15. Aston Villa||38||10||11||17||-22||41|
|Stoke Man Of The Match
» Southampton : 24/05/2013 20:37:00
|Shaw This Can't Keep Happening To Luke
» Southampton : 24/05/2013 20:32:00
|Arsenal Close To £10m Williams Move?
» Swansea : 24/05/2013 20:04:00
|Liverpool: Werner hails 'Great Strategist' Rodgers
» Liverpool : 24/05/2013 19:37:00
|Liverpool: Robinson Gets England U21 Call
» Liverpool : 24/05/2013 18:03:00
|Something For The Weekend (425)
» Aston Villa : 24/05/2013 17:50:00
|More NUFC Spin
» Newcastle : 24/05/2013 17:34:00