Martins To Return To Newcastle Well Before Start Of Season

The People newspaper is reporting today that Oba Martins will hand Kevin Keegan a much needed boost.


 Oba Martins – will return well before the start of the season

The news is that Oba wants to return to Newcastle, well  before the start of the season.

The 23 year-old Newcastle striker was said to be inconsolable after flying back to Lagos, three days ago, following the tragic death of his mother.

Oba’s mother Alhaja, 62, died in her car as she attempted to move it away from a blazing petrol tanker, that was close to her home in Lagos, the Nigerian capital.And Alhaja was all set to move to Newcastle permanently in September, to be with her famous son.

Oba has now told his close friends in Lagos he wants to return well before the start of the season.

Only yesterday, the  Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan talked about the tragedy, and said he told Oba to take as much time as he needed, however long that may be.

One thing that is certain is Newcastle fans will take Oba even more to their hearts than they already have done, after this terrible tragedy.

And Oba will get one monumental welcome when he does finally play again at St. James’ Park – from his extended family and friends on Tyneside.

Oba is very well liked on Tyneside, to say the least,  and the death of his mother has come as a shock to everybody at the club, and Oba has the complete sympathy of Newcastle fans all over the world.

18 comments so far

  • Angryman the Angry Fan

    Jul 27, 2008 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #1

    The lad should get the reception he deserves when the toon walk out against Bolton in their first home game!!

    Cant comprehend how he must be feeling!!

  • xfer

    Jul 27, 2008 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #2

    Number 9…

  • Robert from Serbia

    Jul 27, 2008 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #3

    Were the most United team in all the land 🙂 Oba is a legend !!!

  • bri

    Jul 27, 2008 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #4

    JUST BEEN ON SKY keegan says barton will get another chance and he also said he expects owen to sign new deal within two weeks

  • JJ

    Jul 27, 2008 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #5

    – ED HARRISON ***

    Someone mentionedthe other day that their wereno longer individual songs for players.
    Surely amongst the fans the must be someone who can can up with a chant for Oba which can be organised to be sung at the first home game.

    Just a suggestion that perhaps you could write an article and we could vote for a simple yet meaningful chant to sing on that day and give him a lift.

  • sirjasontoon

    Jul 27, 2008 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #6

    Love Oba…I am sure Keegan and the fans will be supporting him through this tragic time.

  • Irish John

    Jul 27, 2008 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #7

    bri sky news or the website ?

  • bri

    Jul 27, 2008 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #8

    irish john it was on sky sports news not 5 mins ago

  • Malaysian Toon

    Jul 27, 2008 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #9

    True Number 9. Hope he gets a truck full of goals this season. Well deserved. Nuff said.

  • bri

    Jul 27, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #10

    is it just me who thinks joey bashem shouldnt get another chance? been in jail for a few weeks and he Will walk straight back into the first team.

  • ccc

    Jul 27, 2008 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #11

    RIP Oba’s mum! Can’t imagine what him and his family are going through… Our thoughts are with you!

  • beye the great

    Jul 27, 2008 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #12

    i agree with jj

  • Punk Skunk

    Jul 27, 2008 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #13

    Ho’way Oba!..
    …We’re all right behind ya’ marra!..

  • reillers

    Jul 27, 2008 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #14

    That’s great. I think it’s too soon but I’m not him. He should judge it, but what’s best for himself and his family, not us. He’s a strong wee lad, that’s clear. He’s just a kid. Hopefully we’ll remember this in a few months time.

  • YIN

    Jul 27, 2008 at 2:38 PM

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  • shearer4pm

    Jul 27, 2008 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #16

    i ruddy love oba martins, crackin attitude, all round decent player, never caused any trouble, loves newcastle, offer him a lifetime deal make him play till he’s 40, please lol

  • nirmal

    Jul 28, 2008 at 4:37 AM

    Comment #17

    he’s agreat footballer.n will definitely take newcastle where they belong.

  • Steve P.

    Jul 29, 2008 at 1:45 AM

    Comment #18

    Heart felt condolence from Long Island,New York,U.S.A….Mr.Martins will be playing with an Angel on his shoulder….God Bless the man and his family at this difficult time.


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