Newcastle takeover excites Ameobi

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Newcastle set to extend winning streak Saudi may have enough uranium deposits to make nuclear fuel – Reports Saudi Arabia sets date to lift some international flight restrictions Newcastle United loans chief Shola Ameobi has said that there’s a lot of excitement inside the club amid takeover talk.While communication from the top of the club has been limited, he admits he and other staff at the club are getting excited by talk of the £300 million takeover getting closer. It was reported that the Saudi Arabia-backed deal was close and could be complete within the next seven days.“We’re excited about all the noises that we’re hearing,” Ameobi said on Sky Sports’ The Football Show.“But at the moment Im at home with the kids, homeschooling the kids, and just trying to stay safe.”When asked about what he’d heard from inside the club, Ameobi, who played for the first team for 14 years until 2014, admitted information had been thin on the ground.“I think the one thing over the last six weeks while we’ve been on furlough, there’s not really been any communication, we’re not allowed to do our day to day job, so communication hasn’t been there,” he said. “Lee Charnley has sent a couple of emails over this time to reassure us about what steps they’re trying to take but like you can imagine everything is silent.“Mike likes to do things discreetly and in his own way, and as employees we don’t get to know any of that, so we’re the same as you guys, just waiting and seeing what comes.”Tags: Newcastle UnitedSaudi ArabiaShola Ameobilast_img read more

Don’t panic yet Brewers fans

first_imgWe’re just a little over an eighth of the way through theMLB season and Brewer fans are already panicking and criticizing their team,even though they have been over .500 the entire season so far.Yes, the Brewers haven’t been hitting to what they arecapable of as their .240 team batting average indicates, but they have shownsigns of coming out of it this last home stand, especially Prince Fielder andRyan Braun. Fielder hit three long balls last week and Braun hit .300 duringthe seven-game home stand.And despite the lack of hitting, Milwaukee has been prettymuch in every game, as they have only lost by three or more runs twice and havealready been in eight extra-inning games.The pitching has been pretty good so far this year with ateam ERA under four. Yes, Eric Gagne hasn’t been perfect with four blown saves(although his last one wasn’t his fault as he got the double play ball heneeded to end the game, it just was a bad throw by Rickie Weeks), but he hasstarted to pitch better and the bullpen is the main reason the Brew Crew hasbeen able to have a shot in pretty much every game this season.But with Ben Sheets missing a start last week and Mike Cameronserving a 25-game suspension, Ned Yost hasn’t had all the weapons to hisdisposal.So even though the Brewers have played 25 games, in my mind,their season truly starts today when they take on the Cubs at Wrigley Field.The reason I see the Brewers season officially startingtoday is because today is the first day that the team general manager DougMelvin and Yost envisioned will be complete as Mike Cameron ends his 25-gamesuspension. Ben Sheets will also avoid a stint on the DL when he takes themound tonight.So give it time Brewer fans. Let’s see if the addition ofCameron in the two-hole makes the impacted Melvin thought it would when hesigned the centerfielder to a deal this offseason.Is Cameron going to come in and change the entire team aroundimmediately? Probably not. But he might just be the spark the Brew Crew needsat the top of the order.Is Cameron going to be the savior for the season? No, butthe Brewers’ season doesn’t need to be saved. It is still early and a lot canstill happen.Look at last year when Milwaukee started the year out 24-10and had and eight-game lead but ended the year two games back and only twogames above .500. The Brewers are three games over .500 now and they have faceda lot tougher competition to start the year than last year (Carlos Zambrano,Johan Santana, and Aaron Harang twice, to name a few).If we are going to judge this team and the job that Melvinand Yost are doing, we can only judge when they have all the pieces theybelieved they needed to win. Well, starting tonight, the Brewers will have all thepieces so the judging can start now.If after 50 games, the team is still not hitting; if theyare falling further back in the division race and the pitching isn’t holding upanymore, then start to get worried that this season might be a waste.Until then, sit back and relax and let’s see if the teamMelvin thought the Brewers would win with turns it around now that it iscompletely together.?Greg is a seniormajoring in communication arts. Lethim know when you think it is time to start worrying about the Brew Crew at [email protected]last_img read more