UK time is: 10:40:39
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Shola Waves Goodbye To Season

Shola Ameobi will travel to the States to finally have the surgery he has been putting off for months.

He has fought through the pain of a hip problem, but the time has come for action.

Glenn Roeder: 'We're close to booking the operation in America. When he has it, that's him for the season. We will know in the next couple of weeks if there is one more game in him.

'The majority of players six or eight weeks ago would have thrown the towel in and said, 'Enough is enough, I want this operation'. Shola has never, ever come to me and said, 'Boss, I want this operation, you are not being fair to me'.

'But just in the last few weeks, the hip is starting to become a major concern for him and for us. The one thing I will not do, no matter how painful it is for me, I would never jeopardise the career of one of my players. I know there are managers who are prepared to do that to try to look after themselves, but Glenn Roeder would never do that.

'My only concern if for Shola Ameobi and if we have to go without him for the rest of the season, so be it. If Shola has another six, seven, eight years playing top level football, I will feel satisfied I have done the right thing for him.'





Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


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

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday November 8 2006

Time: 12:02PM

Your Comments

y didnt he do that in the summer
paulr3062
good luck to him and hope it works out ok and he is back to entertain us agian soon...........
ernshaw
You should never put these things off, its good that a decision has been made.
Cravens
ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST!! expect you to come knocking at our door for Defoe in Jan
BaldyYid
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Sir Bobby Auction Update (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Are We For Real? (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Not Long For de Jong (Monday October 20 2014)

Aside From The PR (Sunday October 19 2014)

Ashley And The Modern Day Monopoly (Sunday October 19 2014)

Probable NUFC Line Up (Friday October 17 2014)

Reality Ahead of PR (Friday October 17 2014)

Sir Bobby Auction Update (Thursday October 16 2014)

Krul Luck? (Monday October 13 2014)

Archived Newcastle United Articles

List All TOTT Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. BLACKBOB 27 170
2. Toon_NoMatterWot 101
3. thecorner 96
4. PieMag 91
5. Wilco 89
6. OldLeazes 67
7. officemonkey 63
8. Pellet 62
9. McCreery 47
10. Rytoon 38

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. WBA 8 2 3 3 -1 9
15. Leicester City 8 2 3 3 -2 9
16. Crystal Palace 8 2 2 4 -3 8
17. Sunderland 8 1 5 2 -7 8
18. Newcastle 8 1 4 3 -6 7
19. Burnley 8 0 4 4 -9 4
20. Q.P.R. 8 1 1 6 -12 4

Breaking League News

Most Arrogant Player?
Chelsea : 22/10/2014 10:31:00
Stranger than Fiction
Chelsea : 22/10/2014 10:30:00
Are We There Yet?
Spurs : 22/10/2014 10:29:00
Remy Injury Blow
Chelsea : 22/10/2014 10:07:00
Chelsea 6 NK Maribor 0
Chelsea : 22/10/2014 10:06:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where do you think NUFC will finish this season?
Suggested By:  Talk of the Tyne
Top 4%
Top 4 3%
Europa league places 16%
Mid table 47%
Relegated 30%