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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.'





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Date:Wednesday November 8 2006

Time: 12:02PM

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y didnt he do that in the summer
paulr3062
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08/11/2006 13:26:00

good luck to him and hope it works out ok and he is back to entertain us agian soon...........
ernshaw
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08/11/2006 22:40:00

You should never put these things off, its good that a decision has been made.
Cravens
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12/11/2006 06:29:00

ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST!! expect you to come knocking at our door for Defoe in Jan
BaldyYid
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12/11/2006 11:53:00

 

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