Oba Martins Back In Four Weeks From Knee Injury

Joe Kinnear talked about our 23 year-old Nigerian striker Oba Martins today, and it looks like Oba will be out another 4 weeks.

Oba Martins – could return at Fulham on November 9th

On Martins, Kinnear talked to the Evening Chronicle today:

“He had good contacts in his days with Inter Milan and he has been to Italy for a scan on his knee injury, but his situation has not changed and the initial six weeks forecast of how long he will be out looks about right.”

Martins picked up the injury a couple of weeks ago, so it looks like Oba could be back by around November 9, with the trip to Fulham his likely comeback game.

It’s a little depressing that we have so many of our good players on the unjury list right now, but that’s why we should have signed more players in the summer.

Joey Barton will be back after the Manchester City game and both Guttierrez and Beye will make that home game against City, so it’s probably not as bad as it could be.

Oh well, only 84 days to go to the transfer window opening up again in January – but it does seem that it would be so much better not to have a transfer window at all, doesn’t it?

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • Micky Toon

    Oct 9, 2008 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #1

    Gutted about Martins.
    Let’s not get too ahead of ourselves with regards to the Jan transfer window. Realistically who would we sign? Nothing of note ever happens in January as clubs don’t want to sell players that they might need. We’ll be lucky to pick up a couple of dead weights that no one else wants just to ensure we have all of our positions covered.

  • daydeburt

    Oct 9, 2008 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #2

    Oct 9, 2008 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #3

    There is loads of players listed for loan transfers that we could get or Bosmans.
    Oba is badly missed as he scares the crap out of defences and makes the geordies smile from ear to ear.
    We do need a target man though to hold the ball for owen n Oba,Big ANDY doesn`t look like he might make the cut but i hope he can

  • daydeburt

    Oct 9, 2008 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #4

    hope this injury isnt a case of, small heart. i like oba and hope he comes back to fitness soon. Hes still not the finished article but he has loads of good attributes, hes just doesnt know how to use them to the maximuyet. eg his pace!!

  • graeme

    Oct 9, 2008 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #5

    It was obvious we needed a Proper CF in the summer, but it just didnt happen, for whatever reason. Both Martins and Owen play far better and look far more dangerous, when they play off a capable CF.

    Perhaps the new owners, or even MA!! (if he’s still here) will manage to bring one in. At this point, I’d accept Baptista, with no hesitation!!!

  • normski1930z

    Oct 9, 2008 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #6

    baptista has signed for roma hasnt he???

  • toonfan

    Oct 9, 2008 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #7

    daydeburt // Oct 9, 2008 at 14:03

    listen to this lads

    i also had problems playing this but have downloaded it and it plays fine…basicly just some bizness guy talking about the arab interest in NUFC … basicly says the club could be sold in a matter of hours if Cashley lowered the price to around 200-230 million…so hes hanging out for a big return on his investment…nuff said then eh ??? fat greedy twat or what?? well good news regarding jonas, barton and beye…should all be back in the squad for man city game..lets build on the toffe point eh..lol

  • Whumpie

    Oct 9, 2008 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #8

    I really think that with Owen, Martins, Viduka, Xisco, Carroll and (dare I say it if JFK gets to him effectively) Shola, we should be ok for strikers. But with Duke effectively gone, we need to plug that ‘hold-up striker’ role in January.

    Gutted to have him and Martins missing at the same time, but the other lads are stepping up to the plate now, and we have options.

  • toon mad tom

    Oct 9, 2008 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #9

    i was in hope that martins would be back for the sunderland game like…guess not 🙁

  • Toon Graeme

    Oct 9, 2008 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #10

    Oba, Oba fe – Oba – Oba fe – Oba – Oba fe – Oba feme martins!!!!!!!!

  • wigaz

    Oct 9, 2008 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #11

    We should go for ashton in january! west ham are up creak with icelandic owner havin no money! they need to sell before they can buy, there’s our new hold up CF! wave goodbye to Viduka send off to Oz where he can finish off his career!

  • Tom_Toon

    Oct 9, 2008 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #12

    Ashton is out until March/April.

    Kalinic to replace Viduka.

  • Len

    Oct 10, 2008 at 2:53 AM

    Comment #13

    The only thing happening in the transfer window is we are going to sell Owen for 4m to 6 m.

  • Sav

    Oct 10, 2008 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #14

    Ashley said he’s buying no-one else in Jan. so no replacement for Viduka is coming in.
    Mind thats a bit like saying driving round with no oil in your car because you’re going to be selling it. Without investing SOME money in the squad, he might find he’s selling a Championship club, not a Premier one.

  • Tom_Toon

    Oct 10, 2008 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #15

    Sav – Where did he say that, I never saw anything.


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