Thursday, March 27, 2008

"Ameobi-Like" Goes to Stoke City On Loan

Oh no!

Dave from Newcastle from "I'm on Setanta Sports" must be about to jump off a ledge. His favorite player, Shola Ameobi, left Newcastle to join Championship side Stoke City on loan for the rest of the season. Ameobi has only appeared eight times for the Magpies this year and is behind Mark Viduka, Obafemi Martins, and Michael Owen on the depth chart at striker.

This seems like an odd move as Stoke currently leads the Championship, albeit only by one point, and have scored the second-most goals in the 24-team league. Their 50 goals conceded is the highest total out of any team in the top 10 and the third worst in the top 15, so you would think they'd be looking to bring in an extra defender if possible. With that said, I honestly have no idea about their injury situation and it could very well be that Ameobi was needed up top, I'm not sure.

"Is it Ameobi-like?" Not anymore, Dave.

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