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Toon Legend Left Clubless Again after Unsuccessful Trial

The iconic former Newcastle United striker, Shola Ameobi, has failed in his bid to land a contract at Charlton Athletic. 


The striker has been on the look out for a new club since leaving Crystal Palace in the summer, having made just four appearances for the Eagles.

He has spent the last week on trial at the Kent club, but manager, Guy Luzon, and his coaching staff have decided against offering the former Nigerian international a contract.

Ameobi has found difficulty in securing a new club since departing Selhurst Park with Bolton, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sheffield Wednesday offering him a trial but not a deal.

He may no longer be at Newcastle, but he will always be held in high regard by Toon fans. In spite of never having the best scoring record, he rightly earned himself legendary status among the Toon faithful, largely for his prolific goalscoring form against North East rivals, Sunderland (7 goals in 12 games).

Heading into this weekend’s Tyne-Wear Derby, we’ll be sad not to have him. Nonetheless, as we saw from last weekend’s demolishing of Norwich City, we certainly have the firepower. Let’s hope someone can step up and earn the reputation that Shola Ameobi so jubilantly earned. 

Read our ‘Ode to Ameobi’ by clicking on the above photo
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About Harry Savill (Editor) (418 Articles)
I am the Editor of 'The Spectator's View'. I set up the website so that I could combine my two passions: Newcastle United and writing, and I hope for it to be a platform where fans can express their views on the club. History Graduate from Durham University. Junior Account Executive at M&C Saatchi.

3 Comments on Toon Legend Left Clubless Again after Unsuccessful Trial

  1. Please – Legend? What are you on?

  2. ill have a pint of what your drinken you must never seen a legend

  3. And its earned…not earnt. Still, we still rather like the mackem slayer if he is not quite a legend.

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