Newcastle Get Good News On Injury Front


Some excellent news for Newcastle fans today and it’s not about any transfer business.

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Oba Martins – should be fit for pre-season training

Newcastle were given a fitness boost today with the news that both Obafemi Martins and even Mark Viduk,a could be ready for the start of the season.

Martins became a doubt for pre-season after missing Nigeria’s game against Austria earlier this month, and Oba’s agent claimed at the time that Martins had missed the game because of an ankle injury.

Martins’ agent Chris Nathaniel said:

“He actually had ankle injuries which he managed to play the last matches of his club season with the aid of pain killers.”

“In order not to aggravate the injuries, he had to see a doctor on time and right now he is in Italy for a check-up to determine the extent of the ankle injuries.”

Nigeria manager Shaibu Amodu said at the time:

“Obafemi said he had a scan on his ankle, and the doctors said he’d be out for eight weeks.”

A Newcastle insider has said the injury was blown way out of proportion, and Oba should be OK to start training in early July, with the rest of our squad.

That’s the really good news.

Other potential good news is that Mark Viduka has a chance of making the first game of the season.

Viduka missed Newcastle’s last game of the season at Everton, after struggling with an Achilles injury, so he could have an injection into the Achilles tendon.

The news is that Mark is ready to see the specialist again in early July, but he is still expected to miss most of the pre-season.

How quickly he can return is debatable, but he could be ready for the first game of the season – just maybe.

But Mark is not particularly quick at recovering from his injuries, so we’d be surprised if he was ready to play in that first game.

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66 comments so far

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 12, 2008 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #1

    Who was that then? The tea lady?

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  • The Entertainers

    Jun 12, 2008 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #2

    Did anyone outside Nigeria believe Martins injury was that bad ?

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  • Beattie

    Jun 12, 2008 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #3

    martins’ injury not that bad? only injured for the Nigeria games?

    “surprising”

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  • broon ale

    Jun 12, 2008 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #4

    this is an alan oliver story from todays chronicle but i actually read this on nufc.com 3 weeks ago.

    things are really getting desperate for anal oliver these days.

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  • ToonKing

    Jun 12, 2008 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #5
  • broon ale

    Jun 12, 2008 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #6

    this is a story from nufc.com today and i am willing to bet that it will be in the chronicle tommorow and therfore end up on this website.

    from nufc.com
    Jermain’t for James

    From the Liverpool Daily Post, Thursday:

    The Reds have dismissed reports that Jermaine Pennant will be the makeweight in a player plus cash deal for Newcastle’s James Milner.

    Newcastle have been in touch with Anfield officials, expressing interest in a couple of the Reds’ fringe players, but the Geordies are not interested in taking Pennant to the north east.

    There was no denial however of stories in the national press that Liverpool were interested in signing Milner…

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  • broon ale

    Jun 12, 2008 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #7

    tribal football is garbage. you only have to look at the ancient strips gerrard and ronaldo are wearing in the picture in the corner

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  • broon ale

    Jun 12, 2008 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #8

    toon king, what is the website you have attached to your name? is that hungarian?

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  • THELONGSHANKS

    Jun 12, 2008 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #9

    EVERTON AFTER TURAN.

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  • ObaFan2

    Jun 12, 2008 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #10

    Fit enough to sell then? thats a worry, along with the likes of Given, Milner, Zog maybe and more !!!! When it’s the likes of Smith that should be sold asap!

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  • George

    Jun 12, 2008 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #11

    More old storys being raked up and put out as new. The press will never learn that we supporters do have memories. Rightly so you that have already posted are aware that these are weeks old these latest scoops, headlines, breaking news call them what you want, they are old.
    Also look how accurate the press are of late.
    They got the Chelsea managers job wrong, but in this mornings papers they all take credit for getting it right.
    They got the Blackburn managers job wrong by saying Alan Shearer was interviewed and wanted it.
    He, lastnight put an end to that story live on tv, yet they take credit for saying that they all knew he would not be manager.Lies.
    So what will come next from the press, MO wants to go to Sunderland. OFM wants to go to Hartlepool. Decco, Ronaldo, and all the other top stars want to join KK and his revolution?
    Any one else got any ideas that we can put in front of the media to see if they try to cailm an exclusive.

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  • JP from The Rock of Gibraltar

    Jun 12, 2008 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #12

    Tottenham and Middlesbrough interested in Arda Turan!!!!!!!!!!! I FU££ING KNEW IT!!!! We’ve left another top signing pending way too long!! Our board with their stupid waiting games that end up biting them in the ass! I am soooo fed up of this constantly happening. Now we have to wait even more and see if Newcastle can land the wanted player as he already has attracted intrest from our rivals!

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  • paul the pom

    Jun 12, 2008 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #13

    if we sell milner for $7 mill as quoted to scousers ,we might aswell consign ourselves to being average forever more.you dont sell good young [none injury prone]players for anything other than ridiculous fees.if we paid $6 for smith and barton ,milner is worth $12.villa want $25m for barry ffs and hes nowt flash

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  • paul the pom

    Jun 12, 2008 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #14

    havent got pound signs on my aussie keyboard.sorry

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  • ObaFan2

    Jun 12, 2008 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #15

    Hey pommie use ££££££££’s mate 🙂 not $’s lol

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  • JP from The Rock of Gibraltar

    Jun 12, 2008 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #16

    All this transfer shit is making me sick. We never manage to get who we want and when we need it! At the same time Spurs are spending on fabulous players, most of whom we were interested in.

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  • broon ale

    Jun 12, 2008 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #17

    where has the news that everton, boro and spurs being interested in arda turan came from?

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  • ObaFan2

    Jun 12, 2008 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #18

    I had though KK had said about haing a decent small squad and adding 2-3 players and no major over-haul needed!

    Well I’m surprised at the amount left already, some still need to go imo ( Smith, maybe Barton atleast) with Milner n Given rumours it is looking like major changes are happening.

    KK and co. must have some players lined up already or we are in deep trouble.

    Atleast KK is here which is the only reason I am remaining calm and sane at the moment.

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  • broon ale

    Jun 12, 2008 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #19

    where has the news came from stating everton, boro and spurs are after turan?

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  • THELONGSHANKS

    Jun 12, 2008 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #20

    My mate’s an everton fan and he said its on everton website.If we sell milner,given,emre,nzobia might aswell write off next season.Club is gone to the dogs.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 12, 2008 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #21

    They did bid 10mil but that was 3 weeks ago.

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  • THELONGSHANKS

    Jun 12, 2008 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #22

    Tom toon- After that amazing strike yesterday his reputation has gone up aswell as his price.I believe the everton offer is a fresh bid.

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  • broon ale

    Jun 12, 2008 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #23

    LONGSHANKS.. amazing strike??? it was a scuffed shot which flicked off the defender and looped into the net… Hardly amazing buddy

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 12, 2008 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #24

    amazing strike, that was a joke right.

    His price doesnt go up by a fluke goal.

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  • broon ale

    Jun 12, 2008 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #25

    there is nothing on the everton website about Turan.

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  • THELONGSHANKS

    Jun 12, 2008 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #26

    Well then a very important strike that cud get turkey through.Either way he has done enuf to get noticed and to get his arse licked by souness.

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  • broon ale

    Jun 12, 2008 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #27

    its time for us to hibernate untill august i reckon.

    nothing new is happening

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  • broon ale

    Jun 12, 2008 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #28

    arse licked off souness!
    urgh! i cant think of anything worse!

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  • broon ale

    Jun 12, 2008 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #29

    how big is the fat blokes belly button on that photo of him standing next to mike ashley

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  • broon ale

    Jun 12, 2008 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #30

    anyone got any thing new to talk about.

    hows about a challenge!

    who can come up with the best way to kill a slack jaw’d, grey haired journalist

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  • broon ale

    Jun 12, 2008 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #31

    does anyone on here go on teamtalk.com.

    if you do i bet you have come across smoggydunc and one ricky villa

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  • broon ale

    Jun 12, 2008 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #32

    who’s hotter,

    jessica biel or christina aguilera.

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  • broon ale

    Jun 12, 2008 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #33

    who would hump vanessa feltz for a free pint?

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  • broon ale

    Jun 12, 2008 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #34

    anyone ever played football drunk!

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  • broon ale

    Jun 12, 2008 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #35

    anyone ever wished they supported another team

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  • broon ale

    Jun 12, 2008 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #36

    anyone ever farted in your hand and rubbed it in someones face.?

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  • broon ale

    Jun 12, 2008 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #37

    anyone ever ate last nights kebab for breakfast

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 12, 2008 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #38

    37 – yep

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  • broon ale

    Jun 12, 2008 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #39

    37. me too. its nice

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  • Dirk

    Jun 12, 2008 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #40

    this is starting to piss me off now :@ its all gd sayin that the transfer window isnt open, bu y does every other team seem to b able to buy now, and theyre all buyin not just one but a couple. by the time we start buyin players there wont b any1 left, by the looks of it, everton will get arshavin and turan, and all our other targets will head to tottenham. this is bollocks now, im all for keegan but if his targets arent/dont get signed soon then i mite hav to go kill sum1 to relieve the annoyance of having to w8 so bloody long!!

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