Oba – Early Goal Would Help Beat Everton

Oba Martins is certainly looking forward to the game against Everton tomorrow and he mentions what Sam has been saying all week.

It will be an opportunity for Newcastle to take advantage of Everton’s tiredness, from their excursions in the Ukraine on Thursday evening.

Oba also points out that Newcastle expect to start fast out of the blocks, and of course an early goal would be great. That would quickly make the game a little bit of a hill to climb for the Everton players.


Oba Martins – looks like he just scored again!

This is what Oba said today:

“I watched Everton on TV and they played very well, but I know that they think that the Premiership is most important for them.”

“I think we can take advantage of their tiredness. We must go at them from the first minute because they’ve had a long week.” “If we score early, it won’t help them at all. If we score first, we’ll go on and win.”

That’s a good point Oba makes. If we do score first we would be in the ascendancy and expect to win. That didn’t happen last week however, when Oba put us ahead with a great goal, only for the defense to then leak goals.

Oba continued:

“The whole team’s looking forward to the game and knows how important it is to go away for the internationals with three points.”

Martins knows the two Nigerians in the Everton side, Joseph Yobo and Victor Anichebe, but he is hoping they will both have a miserable afternoon tomorrow on Tyneside 😀

“My friends all play and they are great players,” “And they’ll want to come to St James’s Park and win here.” “It’s a big game for us, Everton are a very good team and are doing well this season.”

“We aren’t doing too badly at home and we want to keep our unbeaten home run up.”  “It’ll be really tough, but I think we’re capable of doing it.”

Oba will be a big player for us tomorrow, because he looked to be on fire last week against City, and was a little unlucky not to score a second goal. But one goal tomorrow should be good enough, as long as our defense stays  awake the whole game.

Comments very welcome.

9 comments so far

  • Lamesley Mag

    Oct 6, 2007 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #1

    Everton are a good side and Newcastle will have to play well to beat them.

    Poor defending as displayed against City will be punished, so let’s hope the team concentrates, concentrates, concentrates for the entire game.

  • Everton Toffee

    Oct 6, 2007 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #2

    It will be interesting to see how much of an effect tiredness will have on our lads, though if we lost that would not be taking anything away from Newcastle’s effort. I think it will be a good game on Sunday.

  • Soren

    Oct 6, 2007 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #3

    Oba’s right, if we could get an early goal and get the crowd going, then we would be on the right track. Obviously, Everton are going to have some tired players and we must capitalise on that, and as long as Oba gets some service from Viduka and the midfield, he should be set to add goal(s) to his score.
    Also like Lamesley Mag says, poor defending will be punished. They got Agbonlahor and Young with speed and they will cause problems for our defence. So our team must on thier toes at all times.

  • Ed Harrison

    Oct 6, 2007 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #4

    Everton Toffee – we are hoping your boys will be tired – but we’ll see.
    BTW – great effort on Thursday night – glad you got through 😀

  • hadrian

    Oct 6, 2007 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #5

    Not impressed with the commments sam has been making about this kid , it really comes off like he doesnt want oba around and would rather the 13mill + for him .
    sure he could score more from the chances he gets , and if sam was just trying to motivate oba then fair enough , but the lad isnt far off a goal a game so far .

    if sam gets rid of our exiting players like oba , and fills the toon with a squad full of boring bruisers i wont be happy .

  • Everton Toffee

    Oct 6, 2007 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #6

    Cheers Ed, it was not good for the heart that’s for sure. I think you boys are heading in the right direction at long last, you’ve got class players as well. Good luck apart from when you play us!

  • Lull

    Oct 6, 2007 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #7

    3 points and clean sheet is crucial for us this sunday. we must capitalize on the opponent low energy level. look forward to another exciting game and Oba’s electrifying goal(s). I’d say 2-0 for Newcastle, Martins & Viduka each.

    @ Soren – Agbonlahor & Young are Aston Villa’s players and not Everton.

  • Soren

    Oct 6, 2007 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #8

    Lull – Hehe your right! :d where was I when I was writing that? 😀 hehe. Well they have players like Johnson, Yakubu, Anichebe and Arteta who are very dangerous. That was probably was I meant to say.

  • leo

    Oct 7, 2007 at 12:37 AM

    Comment #9

    oba- looks like hes scored again

    or he has particularly violent hic-ups haha


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