Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

Oba on Shearer`s Shadow

Oba on Shearer`s Shadow

17 goals in his opening season is a fantastic return for a kid who had previously spent most of his career warming the bench in a different climate in a different type of football. It`s even more impressive given the pants service he`s been provided from our ever changing midfield. However the best impression made is the way he`s tackled wearing a number 9 shirt some even wanted retired from use. After watching shrinking violets like Tomasson and Andersson buckle under the weight of trying to match up to Shearer the impression Oba has made has been brilliant. Here he speaks about coping with the burden of that pressure:

"I have been happy with my first season, but it was never going to be easy. Wearing the Newcastle No 9 shirt is difficult because everyone knows the history behind it. They had Alan Shearer before I came here, and he is a legend. When I first arrived I was scared about it because he is such a big name, but now I feel great and want to finish the season on a high. I have happy memories of playing Blackburn - we won 3-1 and I scored two goals. Now we have to play them again in an important game and we have to go out and get the same result because we really, really need the points.

I remember the two goals and I was pleased with them, but now we have to play again so I cannot think about them too much. We lost our last game at Reading so we need to go out and get a good result. At Reading we played well in stages, but we need to take that into the Blackburn game on Saturday. We all have to get on with the job and the job is to win. I have two games left to reach 20 goals and I will try my very best to do it.

It has been a good first year in English football and the players and the coaches have helped me a lot. I am happy to stay here and looking forward to next season. I like the new kit and I know how important it is to wear the black-and-white shirt. It suits me and I hope to wear it for a long time. I would love to be the first player to score in the new kit. I have the possibility to do that, but the most important thing is to win.'



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

Writer:Ross Molyneux
Date:Thursday May 3 2007
Time: 2:30PM

Comments

0
good quotes, nice to see a young player with ambition and no bull*****. Some of our 'stars' should take note.
Shearer#1
03/05/2007 16:27:00
0
big boots to fill, always were going to be.
MagpieMad
03/05/2007 16:30:00
0
Impossible to fill MM but he's doing a good job so far
Roy4Triggs
03/05/2007 18:43:00
0
on the mark roy
Toon4LiFe
03/05/2007 18:59:00
0
he sounds like a really down to earth guy ! would you have signed him if owen had not got injured though? because I think potentially you have a great partnership coming up !
dazednconfuzed
04/05/2007 08:08:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Brook Not on the Slide

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Atsu Confirmed As First Summer Deal

Newcastle eventually confirmed the news that we all knew.

United Pair Miss Out On Crucial Qualifier

Scotland announced their squad for their upcoming World Cup Qualifier against England

Attentions Turn To NUFC Planning

Another training camp in Ireland may be in the works.

Mitrovic Call Up

Aleksandar Mitrovic has been called up by Serbia

Archived TOTT Articles

TOTT articles from

Site Journalists

TNMW
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How Many Players Do NUFC Need To Survive Next Season?
Suggested By: Talk of the Tyne
None2%
1-31%
4 or 531%
6 or 742%
More than 724%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Newcastle 46 29 7 10 94 45
P Brighton 46 28 9 9 93 34
3 Reading 46 26 7 13 85 4
4 Sheff Wed 46 24 9 13 81 15
5 Huddersfield 46 25 6 15 81 -2
6 Fulham 46 22 14 10 80 28
7 Leeds Utd 46 22 9 15 75 14
8 Norwich 46 20 10 16 70 16
9 Derby County 46 18 13 15 67 4
10 Brentford 46 18 10 18 64 10
11 Preston 46 16 14 16 62 1
12 Cardiff 46 17 11 18 62 -1
13 Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 62 -1
14 Barnsley 46 15 13 18 58 -3
15 Wolves 46 16 10 20 58 -4
16 Ipswich 46 13 16 17 55 -10
17 Bristol City 46 15 9 22 54 -6
18 Q.P.R. 46 15 8 23 53 -14
19 Birmingham 46 13 14 19 53 -19
20 Burton 46 13 13 20 52 -14
21 Forest 46 14 9 23 51 -10
R Blackburn 46 12 15 19 51 -12
R Wigan 46 10 12 24 42 -17
R Rotherham 46 5 8 33 23 -58
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Newcastle United Results (view all)

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Toon_NoMatterWot117
2.CuckFan75
3.keggy_keagal50
4.PieMag46
5.billybobcat27
6.Mcnamee6720
7.McCreery18
8.Rytoon17
9.Neppos16
10.The Pyrry12
The Vital Football Members League