Whilst I am disappointed that Michael Owen will be moving on (Im probably more disappointed that we are unlikely to receive any money for him rather than the fact hes leaving), JK has issued a further blow by confirming that Shola Ameobi will be offered a contract.
When Keegan was here under supposedly Dennis Wises transfer rules, Ameobi was deemed to be dispensable and he would have been sold to Ipswich if theyd not run a mile at his medical. So either JFK is now in charge of transfer policy because Ameobi is staying OR we are now suggesting that Shola Ameobi is now a good enough Premiership player for Newcastle. I know he did OK for us when needed this season but i would much rather sell him for a couple of million and give Ranger / Carroll a go.
For me Shola Ameobi at 27yrs old is now / has never been much more than a Championship player, I just hope we are not gonna see the very best of him next year when we are in the championship!