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Shola Ameobi | Forward | #23

Team: Crystal Palace
Age / DOB:  (36) / 10/12/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 209

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Former Newcastle attacker Shola Ameobi has agreed to join Crystal Palace on a short term deal until the end of the season.
Alan Pardew is apparently looking for a high octane attack at Crystal Palace and he continues to add depth to his attacking options in support of that goal. The arrival of Ameobi, available on a free transfer after being released by his club in Turkey, joins Yaya Sanogo, Marouane Chamakh and Frazier Campbell as specialist forwards alongside wider attacking players like Jason Puncheon, Dwight Gayle, Wilfried Zaha and fellow new signing Jordan Mutch. Thu, Jan 29, 2015 11:48:00 AM

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Newcastle scored three goals to break out of their two month slump to earn a 3-0 win and officially relegate Cardiff City back to the Championship for next season.

Shola Ameobi scored early for the Magpies and Loic Remy and Steven Taylor added late insurance goals to give Newcastle a boost after weeks of scoring issues have plagued the club. Whether it will be enough to save Alan Pardew's job remains to be seen but at least Newcastle supporters can rejoice in seeing goals scored again.
Sat, May 3, 2014 11:57:00 AM

Shola Ameobi scored his first goal in ages to give NEwcastle United the lead and end their scoring drought, but the Magpies would rack up injuries and concede twice to eventually come up empty-handed in a 1-2 loss to Swansea City.

The outlook began gloomy for Newcastle when Papiss Cisse pulled up limp and had to be replaced twenty minutes in, but Ameobi quickly reversed fortunes when he was fed in the box by Luuk de Jong and twisted his way around the defense to get a shot off that beat Michel Vorm and ended a goalless drought that lasted over six hours. However, things took a turn for the worse permanently when De Jong looked to suffer a major injury and both of the Magpie forwards had to be removed. Alan Pardew had to then rely om Loic Remy more than expected, who had just come back to the squad after a six game layoff, and he was ineffective. Newcastle continue to stumble their way through a mid table finish.
Sat, Apr 19, 2014 12:32:00 PM

Shola Ameobi scored his third goal of the pre-season against Blackpool as the Magpies held on to a 1-0 victory.

Ameobi's third goal in as many matches is a welcome sign for the club's long-serving striker. Newcastle will hope that form carries on into the season as they have yet to add to their options up front.
Mon, Jul 29, 2013 10:25:00 PM

Shola Ameobi scored on the hour as Newcastle drew with Portuguese side Pacos.

Ameobi left the last preseason match with what looked like a bad wrist injury so his return is welcome news. However, this is the second disappointing result for Newcastle as the side looks to rebound from last season's flirtation with relegation.
Tue, Jul 23, 2013 06:15:00 PM

Shola Ameobi scored in Newcastle's 3-1 defeat to Portugal's Rio Ave but left the match with a suspected broken wrist.

Newcastle won't rely on Ameobi this season, but can ill afford to be down another forward. Their only other senior striker, Papiss Cisse, is not with the team for training as he refuses to wear sponsor Wonga on his strip.
Mon, Jul 22, 2013 11:49:00 PM