Newcastle United - Shola speaks
UK time is: 13:12:24
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Shola speaks

With it a total bonus to have the big man back in action before the end of the season, his comeback goals v Gretna and Burra reserves have been well received by a team that have been severely lacking a cutting edge up front. However the big lad went through a lot whilst he was out, including doubts about whether this was the end of his football career. With repeated problems with his hip, good old Dickie Steadman, mate of King Al`s and EMO`s, seems to have put him right. Anyway the large fella spoke about his hopes and previous fears:

"There was a time when I thought my career was over, I didn't want to make that public until now. The backroom staff and the medical team knew the injury would not go away unless it was sorted out properly. All credit to them and the guys in Colorado at the surgery. I have had the problem for two years and it was career-threatening. I can say that now. But I never wanted to think about it as I wanted to get it right. Thankfully that has happened now.

It's a bonus to be back now - I never thought this would happen. I was nervous before the match because this was my first game in six months, and it's been a long time. You never know how the hip is going to react. But it's held up really well and I have to say thanks to the physios and medical staff at Newcastle because they have saved my career. I am ecstatic to be able to play this season. I never thought in my wildest dreams that his might happen. It has though, and it was nice.'




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: Ross Molyneux Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday April 18 2007

Time: 6:08PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Good to see Wor Shola back. Hope he can get a run out by the Blackburn game.
BaldEagle
Report Abuse
18/04/2007 19:52:00

Welcome back Big Fella (not you Bald Eagle).
Roy4Triggs
Report Abuse
18/04/2007 19:57:00

He can trap a ball further than Dave Challinor can throw it.
SirLes
Report Abuse
19/04/2007 09:29:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Newcastle United Articles

The Newcastle United Injury Table.. (Friday September 4 2015)

Newcastle Announce Premier League Squad (Thursday September 3 2015)

Late Cole Bid Fails (Wednesday September 2 2015)

Vuckic Signs New Deal & Departs On Loan (Tuesday September 1 2015)

Ferguson Stays At Millwall (Tuesday September 1 2015)

Mowatt In As Perez Stays (Tuesday September 1 2015)

The Next Big Thing That Wasn't (Tuesday September 1 2015)

Cisse Hints At NUFC Exit (Monday August 31 2015)

Deadline Day Tomorrow (Monday August 31 2015)

McClaren Considering Mitrovic Appeal (Saturday August 29 2015)

Archived Newcastle United Articles

List All TOTT Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Norwich 4 1 1 2 -3 4
15. WBA 4 1 1 2 -3 4
16. Spurs 4 0 3 1 -1 3
17. Watford 4 0 3 1 -2 3
18. Stoke 4 0 2 2 -2 2
19. Newcastle 4 0 2 2 -3 2
20. Sunderland 4 0 2 2 -4 2

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Join the Vital Everton team!
» Everton : 05/09/2015 12:00:01
Canary International Round-Up
» Norwich : 05/09/2015 08:37:01
Williams Wins Man of the Match vs Manchester United
» Swansea : 04/09/2015 20:37:00
Shelvey To Start For England vs San Marino
» Swansea : 04/09/2015 20:19:00
Southampton's 25 Man Premier League Squad
» Southampton : 04/09/2015 18:38:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Arsenal MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Krul 51%
Janmaat 0%
Mbemba 12%
Coloccini 0%
Haidara 0%
Anita 0%
Colback 0%
Sissoko 0%
Wijnaldum 0%
Thauvin 0%
Mitrovic 25%
Sub - Perez 0%
Sub - Cisse 0%
Sub - de Jong 12%