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Shola The Reason For Chopra Move

Michael Chopra says he was frustrated that Glenn Roeder prefered Shola Ameobi to him, and after a chat with Alan Shearer, decided to take Cardiff City's offer of first team football.



The 22-year-old striker is setting the Championship alight, and could well return to St James' Park next season as a Cardiff player. The Welsh club got the bargain of the summer in the transfer market, paying just 500,000 for him.

Chopra: 'I'm a Geordie. I was brought up in Newcastle and I didn't want to leave the club I supported as a boy. But I had to do it for football reasons.

'I was 22 and to be training from Monday to Friday and then looking ahead to a Saturday knowing that I wouldn't be playing was hard for me. I was desperate to get out. I was asking the manager all last season if I could go on loan and he wouldn't let me because of injuries.

'No disrespect to Shola Ameobi, because I like Shola, but he was playing and he kept on getting picked.

'I thought 'maybe I should be given a run in the team'. If I had, and had as many games as Shola has had, I think I'd have scored a lot of goals because I've got a lot of belief in my ability. But it wasn't to be and I had to move on. Hopefully, I've moved on for the better.'




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Date:Sunday October 29 2006

Time: 12:23PM

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well done chopra realising that moving on would be the best thing for you hope you do well in the premiership 1 day, what a mupet u are roeder letting him go
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