Good news today as our popular Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins has rejoined the squad for the Mallorca Summer Cup following the death of his mother.
Oba Martins – has now rejoined Newcastle squad in Spain
That’s really good news, and we are waiting for his first appearance back at St. James’ Park.
At that time the Geordie faithful will no doubt let Oba know how much we love him and how sorry we are about the sudden death of his mother, Alhaja, who was only 62.
That’s the really good news for Newcastle fans today as it looks like most of our players, other then Mark Viduka, will now be fit for the start of the season.
Newcastle captain Owen is recovering from a slight calf trouble, and of course Joey Barton is now back on Tyneside, trying to get himself fit for the new season.
We expect the club have put him on a special fitness program, to ensure he is fit within a couple of weeks or so.
Senegal defender Faye has been given extra time off after a summer of international duty with Senegal.
Kevin is also confident that young 19 year-old 6’3″ striker Andy Carroll, who is currently in plaster, after a freak holiday accident, will also be fit.
However, if he’s still in plaster, he’ll have to do strengthening exercises on his ankle, and that usually takes some time.
â€œAndy is touch and go because, again, he has missed a lot, but everybody else has a chance.â€
Dare we say that things are starting to pick up for our existing squad at the club now?
All we need now is to bring in Argentine Fabricio Coloccini and Swiss midfield star Gokhan Inler – let’s say before Saturday, and you can bet that things will again be buzzing on Tyneside.
Wishing and Hoping.
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