Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

Shola Finds A Club

Shola Finds A Club

Released Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi has eventually found another home after ending up signing a one-year contract in South-Eastern Turkey.

The Mackem slayer signing the ink on the dotted line for Turkish second-division club Gaziantep Büyükşehir Belediyespor, which are based just North of Syria of all places.

Shola had been a free agent since he was let go after spending 14 years on the payroll which included coming through the ranks and had at one stage been speculated to resign back here after still training with the club after the Summer break.

Gaziantep's official website had a statement on which read:

We want to establish an ambitious team in the league this season, and a strong team continues to strengthen by adding players.

We have therefore tied Nigerian striker Shola Ameobi - from one of the strongest teams in England, Newcastle United - to us for one year.


Shola was a 1 goal for every 6 game striker here and apart from the humerous mockery he got, he wasn't a bad player, just unlucky to have suffered some injuries early in his career which limited his career and movement on the pitch.

Aside from that though, he still made 397 appearances (including as sub) for us, scoring 79 goals.

He's probably best remembered here though for his ability to find the net against our neighbours down the road, scoring 7 times and only bettered by legend Jackie Milburn.

He is also our 2nd highest European scorer with 12 goals






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

Writer:Talk of the Tyne
Date:Monday August 11 2014
Time: 10:07PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Newcastle United Articles

FA Cup Set For 4th Sub Trial

The Football Association have confirmed that if IFAB approval is given, the FA Cup in 2016/17...

Newcastle Opt Against Cup Games

Newcastle have turned down the chance to compete in the EFL Trophy.

EFL Trophy Academy Teams Confirmed

A short time ago, we finally had an announcement confirming which 16 Category One Academy sides would be taking part in this year's trial with the EFL Trophy.

Winter Break Nears For Premier League?

Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore has admitted talks are underway on the potential of introducing a winter break for the top flight in the future.

Archived TOTT Articles

TOTT articles from

Site Journalists

Ken Waugh
no email
Profile
TNMW
Editor email
Profile
Ian Smith
no email
Profile
Rexn
no email
Profile
BowburnMag
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Spurs MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Darlow10%
Janmaat1%
Taylor1%
Mbemba1%
Dummett1%
Tiote1%
Colback1%
Wijnaldum5%
Sissoko24%
Townsend44%
Mitrovic4%
Sub - Shelvey1%
Sub - Aarons3%
Sub - Sterry3%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Aston Villa 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Barnsley 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Birmingham 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Blackburn 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Brentford 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Brighton 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Bristol City 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Burton 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Cardiff 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Derby County 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Fulham 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Huddersfield 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Ipswich 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Leeds Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Newcastle 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Forest 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Preston 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Q.P.R. 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Reading 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Rotherham 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Sheff Wed 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Wigan 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Wolves 0 0 0 0 0 0
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Newcastle United Results (view all)

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Toon_NoMatterWot127
2.officemonkey65
3.billybobcat57
4.PieMag50
5.daftladguy36
6.BLACKBOB30
7.vin189230
8.Pellet23
9.Rytoon20
10.keggy_keagal19