Martins Happy To Be Playing Every Week


Oba Martins is only too keen to score more goals for Newcastle United before he leaves for the African Nations Cup, after our 3rd round FA Cup Tie at Stoke City on Sunday afternoon, 6th January.

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Oba Martins – which way is up?

It turns that Martins scored 6 goals in December last year, so maybe this is a good time for him to add to his 7 goals for the club this season. He could start against Derby County on Sunday at St. James’ Park. 😀

We were a little concerned about Martins feeling frustrated when he was replaced by Mark Viduka on Saturday after 77 minutes, but we have to conclude he was just frustrated, more at himself than anything. But he didn’t get much support up front last Saturday. However, we know he just loves to do well on Tyneside, where he often says he loves it here, and has even brought his family over from Nigeria.

Oba told nufc.co.uk this morning:

“I scored six goals during December last year and remember I was in really good form,” “We won four games and I scored in each of them, twice against Blackburn and Watford.”

“I also started this month very well with my goals against Blackburn and Birmingham and again I feel good.” “I am very happy to be playing in the team every week and I know my job is to score goals.”

“Hopefully before I leave for the African Cup of Nations I will add some more to the seven I have already this season.” “As a team now we are feeling confident after our recent results and we have a chance to pick up some more points over Christmas.”

Newcastle have four points from the recent visits of Arsenal and Birmingham City to St. James’ Park, and that should be increased to 7 points from 3 games on Saturday. Anything less than that will be a disappointment against bottom placed Derby County.

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23 comments so far

  • Indian toon

    Dec 19, 2007 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #1

    expect martins to be dropped when michael owen comes back. shit. real sad.

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  • Bill f

    Dec 19, 2007 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #2

    Yes! Im the first, that means no moany bill f’s or sneaky eddy HA HA Harrisons trying to change my name and violate my rights as a citizen of the United Kingdom which is oh so great and oh so brave.

    lets get done the egg, bacon, and sausage of the football world (dont get excited by the thought of sausage ed, im talking of the edible kind not your kind that you love so much, though you probably do the same with the edible kind)

    Oba Oba Martins is a good player, no doubt one day he will be a fantastic player, his team work has improved this season ive noticed. Hes on 6 or 7 goals now, still cant believe he missed that chance against west ham, thank the lord of the united kingdom which is so brave and oh so mighty that it wasnt a crucial miss!

    Oba and Smith seem to have a good partnership, smith is a gifted talent with his deft flicks and competetive streak which drives him so much to play for the toon.

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  • steve

    Dec 19, 2007 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #3

    I expect Sam will play both Martins and Owen, Smith has been a major disappointment up front with zero assists or goals (although he does try hard)
    Viduka is just to lazy to try now he has his contract – what a waste of talent 🙁

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  • Bill f

    Dec 19, 2007 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #4

    Indian toon that is true, but I think Owen is the better goalscorer overall, he is more consistent than Oba Oba

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  • Bill f

    Dec 19, 2007 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #5

    Smith doesnt have DIRECT assists, but he is involved in most moves.

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  • James

    Dec 19, 2007 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #6

    A fully fit Owen should replace Oba, who misses too many chances during a game. Chances that Owen would tuck away no problem.

    Oba doesn’t think when he is in front of goal, he runs with his head down and his positional play has a lot to be desired. With the right coaching he’d be amazing, and I wish Shearer was working with him on that. But the reality is, like him or loath him, Michael Owen is the best finisher Newcastle have.

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  • Bill f

    Dec 19, 2007 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #7

    Here Here James

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  • valle

    Dec 19, 2007 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #8

    Why would u be concerned that Oba is frustrated?… He has alrdy stated that he will move on, tho not in the near future. So why should we worry whether or not he is frustrated at how much playing time he get?. I think Oba needs to put away the chances he gets if he wants to stay on the field, cause atm he cant score the simple ones.

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  • toonoholic

    Dec 19, 2007 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #9

    And i would be happy to see martins score every week.

    which he does not!

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  • Bill f

    Dec 19, 2007 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #10

    Just because he doesnt score every week doesnt make him a bad player. lets not forget, he doesnt get the best service with Sams sometimes direct tactics does he? hes 5 and a half foot, only 22 years old and you expect him to be reaching big al’s epic heights? Your in a dream world toonoholic, get yaself to rehab.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 19, 2007 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #11

    Why are mny o you jokers say owen would have scored in the last few games, owen cant run and no chances were created, martins has done quite well using scraps.

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  • steve

    Dec 19, 2007 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #12

    Owen had a run of games before his injury and didn’t score – I think thats down to the wayu we play rather than the players themselves.
    If we are going on scoring rates then both fatty duke and chav smith should be dropped

    @bill f – no direct assists but involved in the play – LOL, are you having a laugh – Shay Given is involved in the play, Smith has been playing as a striker which means his job is to score goals or at least assist directly – Oba is better than Duke or Smith as a striker so it stands to reason that they should be dropped for Owen and Martins (although it’s a bit academic in Jan as Oba won’t be here)

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  • andyc290

    Dec 19, 2007 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #13

    I think with Owen and Martins Big Sam should come up with a way of playing and formation to get them both on the field and plenty of service to them. Instead of tryin to fit them into his favourite formation which isnt really working for them. Theres a massive amount of goals potential between the two but the service to them this season has been shocking.

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  • Bill f

    Dec 19, 2007 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #14

    Steve, are you thick? So whats more involved in play…
    Given, boots up field, 20 passes later, we score.

    OR

    Smith gets ball, knocks it out wide, cross, goal…hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm i cant work out who is more involved duhhh maybe you can since your retarded, if you work it out i will give you a chocolate digestive. I hate morons on forums like you.

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  • Bill f

    Dec 19, 2007 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #15

    btw, fatty duke and chav smith – that just spells out your maturity. for the record aswell, its Charva, not chav. but smith is not that just because of his hair or attitute, fair does if he wore burberry boots. but he doesnt, leave the forum to the real fans like myself you mug.

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  • steve

    Dec 19, 2007 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #16

    @Bill F – real fans like yourself who don’t actually go to any games.

    Given – knocks upfield, 20 passes later – PARDON!! we haven’t had 20 consecutive passes all season, it’s usually, Given kicks upfield and it comes straight back to him.

    Smith – passes out wide to opposition they run towards toon goal cross and they either score or create a huge panic in our defence.

    If Smith is played as a striker his job is actually to score goals, thats the fundamentals of football I’m afraid

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  • scott 9

    Dec 19, 2007 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #17

    everyone i am telling you smith will never be dropped i think aLLARDYCE HAS GAURANTEED HIM FIRST TEAM FOOTBALL THATS WHY HE CAME HERE WE COULD SIGN KLASS JAN HUNTLLER AND IT WOULD BE HIM AND SMITH UP FRONT OIR SMITH IN MIDFIELD IF SMITH IS EVER DROPPED I WIL DYE MY HAIR PINK

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  • Leo

    Dec 19, 2007 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #18

    oba will not be dropped this time i believe sam will make owen eager to get back into the team so as soon as om is away to the anc he will be raring to go

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  • Bill f

    Dec 19, 2007 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #19

    Hahahahaha this is great, steve telling me i dont go to games…you live in newcastle? if so, next home game, Derby, 23rd, 2pm kick off, ive got my season ticket or swipe pass whatever you want to call them nowadays stored in my sock draw, if you live in newcastle i shall meet you and have a brew before the game. if not. aww what a pity that you said i dont go to games but ive actually got a season ticket, Milburn stand, level 7, row M, seat 252, my father sits 253, had these tickets for 4 years. before that, East stand, row c, seats 160 and 159 i think, or 161 and 160. cant remember but f**k it if your from newcastle i will meet you, show you my ticket and have a beer, but i dont think your old enough to drink so you have a coke.

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  • steve

    Dec 19, 2007 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #20

    @Bill f – I don’t live in Newcastle although Whitley Bay aint that far – I’m off snowboarding in Avoriaz for a couple of weeks over xmas / new year.

    Lets meet up for a pint pre Bolton – you can have a line of coke if you want but I try to stay off the stuff 🙂

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  • Leo

    Dec 19, 2007 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #21

    lets stop all this agro.

    anyone know if there is any tickets still available for the mancity game, because i have to give my tickets up for ma aunt and uncle so ma rents can take them on new years day. plus point is that i have 4 tickets for the derby match as compensation….

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  • Bill f

    Dec 19, 2007 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #22

    Bogus Bill F yet again

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  • Ed Harrison

    Dec 19, 2007 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #23

    Bogus Bill f – how about changing your user name to Bill F – so we can all differentiate. I have tried to reach you by email but the email ID you gave seems invalid. 😀

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