Martins To Have Late Fitness Test Saturday


Joe Kinnear has only one worry for Sunday, and that’s he fitness of Obafemi Martins, who came off at Fratton Park with groin trouble after scoring the vital second goal.

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Oba Martins – has small chance to start on Sunday

Rather surprisingly, Newcastle have won their last five League meetings with Spurs, scoring at least three goals on each of those  occasions, and Martins has scored in each of the last four victories, so that’s every reason to hope that Oba will be fit for Sunday’s game.

Kinnear will not want to risk Oba with two more games coming quick and fast over the Xmas holiday period.

The Newcastle manager said today:

“We are monitoring the situation with Oba. but it is touch and go, to be honest. We are going to leave it as late as possible.” “He will have a fitness test tomorrow morning, but it’s not looking too good at the moment.”

“He got injured just before he scored, and that was why he didn’t do his normal somersaults.” “He would be a big loss to us because we certainly need his pace. He has caused numerous problems to all the opposition we have played.”

“But it is just wait and see, really.”

If there’s any doubt at all we should let Oba rest, and it looks like Shola Ameobi could get the nod, and it’s a good time – at St. James’ Park – for Shola to get his 50th goal for the club.

We’ll know all the answers by 5:00 pm local time on Sunday afternoon – let’s hope we’ve got another 3 points.   Yes!

Comments welcome.



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20 comments so far

  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 19, 2008 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #1

    Agree with you Ed.

    No point risking him even if he does pass the fitness test.

    Bench for Oba on saturday.

    MO-SHO to start with Viduka on after 70 or so mins.

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  • nomis_jade

    Dec 19, 2008 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #2

    posted this on a previous thread but nobody paid any attention. Was it such a bad idea. What do you think tomtoon, would elano be a good buy? We need a creative midfielder and he looks like he’s leaving city.

    On another note, if we do beat tott, i think owen will sigh. The feel good factor around the club will be the best its been in ages!

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  • toon mag geordie

    Dec 19, 2008 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #3

    ao

    you keep callin dantoon a racist

    provide a link to prove it

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  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 19, 2008 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #4

    Maybe, take him on loan first, see how he does.

    But he is VERY inconsistent.

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  • AO

    Dec 19, 2008 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #5

    1st!

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  • toon mag geordie

    Dec 19, 2008 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #6

    jade he eould be what we need

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  • AO

    Dec 19, 2008 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #7

    baaaah. is my reflexes that bad. geeez. oh my oh my as expected of a tool like myself.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Dec 19, 2008 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #8

    ED PLEASE BAN AO’s IP ADDRESS FOR THE GOOD OF THIS BLOG.THANKS SJT

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  • AO

    Dec 19, 2008 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #9

    toon mag geordie- http://www.dantoon's-not-a-racist.but-i-am.com/ there you go mate.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Dec 19, 2008 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #10

    The only thing you would come 1st in AO is being a sausage jockey.

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  • AO

    Dec 19, 2008 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #11

    sirjasontoon- hahahah yeah i agree

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  • toon mag geordie

    Dec 19, 2008 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #12

    sirjason

    it wont let me on the link

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  • AO

    Dec 19, 2008 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #13

    don’t hate me mates. i’ll be sad. 🙁

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  • Kinnear's Ashley's Rent Boy (DanToon)

    Dec 19, 2008 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #14

    I may be quite within my rights to sue AO for his false accusations lol, sad little man!

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  • toon mag geordie

    Dec 19, 2008 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #15

    dan toon

    i believe youi cant remember you ever saying anything racist

    racism isnt funny and accusing people of racism isnt funny

    what i would say to ao is prove it ie provide a link where you have been racist

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  • Kinnear's Ashley's Rent Boy (DanToon)

    Dec 19, 2008 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #16

    I was referring to this article from ages ago and got the content a bit wrong so he’s calling me racist, what a bell. Well I found the article and here’s the proof I didn’t make it up, just got the player wrong…

    http://www.thespoiler.co.uk/index.php/2008/09/10/sergei-rebrov-offers-some-helpful-racist-advice-to-roman-pavlyuchenko

    Kiss my arse AO you jumped up little shit!

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  • toon mag geordie

    Dec 19, 2008 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #17

    rebrov is a twat simple as

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  • Gateshead Mag.

    Dec 19, 2008 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #18

    AO. sad yido twat.

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  • O'Hurley

    Dec 19, 2008 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #19

    AO-

    Just admit it, buddy. You’re a closet magpies supporter. It’s okay. We’re obviously a much cooler team with a much stronger tradition. And besides… here you’re among friends.

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  • ginkoh

    Dec 20, 2008 at 4:26 AM

    Comment #20

    I’m very confident that if Martins can play against Tottenham, He will score ! he will do always.

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