As we all know, Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear is currently recovering from his triple heart bypass operation, and is not expected to return to work until early April, at the earliest.
Oba Martins – watch out – he just scored
But Oba Martins has come out today with some good words in The Sun, in which he says the players are always talking about Joe, and they admire Joe’s passion for Newcastle United.
Martins says that the p[layers at St James’ Park are all fully focused on having the side move away from the bottom of the table and that will certainly help Joe and his recovery.
Oba told The Sun today:
“The lads talk about Joe all the time and everyone is looking forward to his return,”
“We need to go all out, fight and grind out some good results for him. I am sure there is nothing he wants so badly than a perfect gift on his return from hospital.”
“He’s a good man and someone who is passionate about the club, so he deserves our best wishes.” “The lads have been fantastic and battling really hard while the rest of us recover from injury.”
“But I think having me, Mark Viduka and Alan Smith back is a big plus for the club as we fight to fix a season that has not gone quite as planned.”
Assistant manager Chris Hughton is currently looking after the -team at Newcastle and Oba is more than happy with how Chris is doing things in Joe’s absence.
“Chris has been doing a wonderful job. He knows what he wants and explains it to everyone on the pitch,”
Good and positive words from Oba, and the club is trying to extend his contract on Tyneside.
It would be good if we can tie up Oba for another few years on Tyneside, especially when Michael Owen is likely to take the exit door this summer.