King Shola day

The Mackem Slayer

Do the Ameobi and turn around...
After looking on twitter and seeing today branded by many as “King Shola day” I couldn’t think of a better opportunity to pay tribute to our sometimes great, but sometimes frustrating Shola Ameobi.

How many other teams have a Geordie speaking Nigerian? Exactly. That’s one of many reasons why he’s a special player at the club. Shola’s never been a prolific goal scorer and I don’t think he ever will be, but some games he’s a footballing genius.

Last season against Chelsea in the Carling Cup for example, the scorer of two goals that day, one of them a turn and shot from more than 20 yards out and the other being a last minute headed winner.

Other flashes of class from Shola last season were most notably against his favourite opposition ever, the Mackems. Shola produced a sterling performance that day scoring another two goals, firstly his penalty just before half time which virtually killed the game. His second goal was rather special though, a flying scissor kick volley after a header off the bar from he who shall not be named.

His brilliance against Sunderland has gained him the name of “the Mackem slayer” after a total of six goals against them throughout his career, with hopefully a few more to come. Shola most games can seem lazy and lethargic, a bit like Berbatov without the added class, but every 5 or 6 games he pulls out a belter of a performance, and that’s why he’s loved.

Shola is also a legend when it comes to European football as he is our 2nd highest European goal scorer behind Shearer. With 12 goals in 41 appearances he has most probably scored more goals than Sunderland in Europe with his most notable European goals coming against Bayer Leverkusen and away at Barcelona. European pedigree eh?

Shola is also renowned for his clinical penalties, bottom right of the keeper hard and low usually, he rarely misses. He must have got some tips of Shearer as he was a handy penalty taker in his time. Even when Shola gets older he should used as a quarterback type player just for penalties, we wouldn’t miss many.

What next for Shola? Well, he’ll be a squad player next season, and will inevitably score against Sunderland, but I’m sure after that he’ll always be in the hearts of NUFC fans for his loyalty and effort. I’m also sure that this won’t be the last July 1st which is King Shola day.

Show your love for Shola, #KingSholaDay, get it trending 😉

208 thoughts on “King Shola day

  1. Santii @141
    ….if Klitschko wins, I’ll show my cock, balls and moobs in Matalan window, High Street, Zimbabwe. Better have a camera ready.

    ..ANYWAY, TOONSEY JOBEY etc, why the fk doesn’t my gravatar show on here? It’s sh1t anyway, but I’m a fkn graphic designer and feel robbed.


  2. has anyonr mentioned when shola played half a season for roeder injured which probably saved us from relegation


  3. Jobey, yeah mate.

    Done all that shit.

    Maybe I should try and re-register with a different email address.


  4. Jobey, chances are it’s because I use a Mac mate. Same old fkn sh1t.

    Bill Gates needs stringing up, the gegsy cnt.


    July 1, 2011 at 23:47
    Army69 you got a link for the boxing by any chance?

    al ave a look 4 you now mate 😉





    …ughrr, hurrr, hhggggggghhhhhah-hemm




  7. Nicely done subliminal aesthetic overhauls anyway, team!

    HHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA, ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha


    I had one of those cicular logos on a hooded wattaproof top, boot the same yor Nike came oot with their black ind grey one.


  8. …outside the comments column. Needs contrast mate. And a 50% tint inside that, with white comment blocks.


  9. okey doke.. let me finish pissing round with the millions of widgets and plug ins Sy has installed.. trying to deactivate anything that isn’t important anymore.. then once layout is (sort of) right I can look at style sheets


  10. Very nice logo. I’m not sure I would’ve stopped the strapline halfway through the ‘o’ of ‘blog’ though – could’ve used a 45 or 55 Helvetica instead of a condensed.


  11. Yeah.. I’m no designer really.. more of a nerdy coder than anything.. maybe Sy needs to get a proper one done.. or maybe if there are a few designers on here could run a comp or something .. dunoo


  12. Played with Shola for many years as a child at walker central and high school too. He was great at basketball and cricket too. We were at the same trials together for the academy. He hasn’t always been good penalty taker. At one game for our school I was playing left wing. I stormed into the box and won a penalty. Shola stepped up. Maybe 15 years old at the time. He swung his long leg at the ball and caught not much but turf, sending the ball trickling at walking pace towards the goalkeeper who thanked his lucky stars and picked it up. I’ll never forget that moment. Classic Shola. We drew 1-1.


  13. Lee, I’d piss any designer on here, don’t mean to come across as arrogant, but I am the master of typpographical eras.


  14. Sun, 2008 Nov 9

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  15. The background is using images repeating in the style sheet, too late for me to muck round with that.. will try it tomorrow sometime.. laterz..


  16. I like Shola as a person and I appreciate what he has done for our club. What do you think he would have done if he had had Carroll’s talent? I reckon he would have stayed at Newcastle


  17. I saw shola 2day, walking down the main street in Ponteland. THe only blackman in the village. they only accept blackmen that have money 😯


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