Oba Martins Over Penalty Miss Disappointment


It was disappointing when Oba Martins missed the penalty that could  well have put Newcastle on the the road to victory against Arsenal on Saturday, but it was not to be and that’s water under the Tyne Bridge now.

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Oba Martins – disappointed at missing penalty on Saturday

Coach Chris Hughton has spoken to Martins about the penalty kick disappointment, but it’s not something to dwell on, and we all have to move on.

And Oba did try to atone for that miss, with his brilliant opportunist second-half strike against the Gunners, and it was a goal he got out of absolutely nothing.

Chris said today:

“We have a debrief on the game afterwards and we spoke about a lot of things,” “On the penalty, we wanted the goal to go in – everyone did. But it didn’t, and we have to get on with it.”

“He’s a striker, and if you’re a striker and you have an opportunity to score from six yards, that is obviously what you want to do. You will find most good strikers just get on with it, and that is what Oba will do.”

Nobody is blaming Oba for missing the penalty, it was just a terrible disappointment, that’s all, and disappointing no doubt to Oba too, but hey, that’s life.

Hughton didn’t want to say if Martins will continue to take the penalties as the coach continued:

“I’ve been at the club for a while and I don’t know which foot is his strongest. That’s not a negative – it’s a positive. This is a lad who can get equally as much power from both feet,”

“Would he take it against Chelsea? It’d be nice to get a penalty against Chelsea! Whoever the penalty taker is on the pitch will hopefully put it away.”

We’re fairly sure that Michael Owen will be the penalty taker for Newcastle, if he’s on the field at the time, and Shola Ameobi showed how to put them away, with a terrific penalty against Sunderland, which was his 50th goal for the club, in the most recent Tyne-Wear derby.

What is clear however, is that if we are to survive this season, we cannot afford to miss any more penalties in our remaining eight games.

Comments welcome.



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28 comments so far

  • RyanToon

    Mar 26, 2009 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #1

    id let jonas take a penalty

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  • batty

    Mar 26, 2009 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #2

    “I’ve been at the club for a while and I don’t know which foot is his strongest. That’s not a negative – it’s a positive. This is a lad who can get equally as much power from both feet,”


    what a fckin coach iam suprised he remmembers his own name

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  • Spitfire

    Mar 26, 2009 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #3

    I am pleased Oba’s over it cos I’m not

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  • Spitfire

    Mar 26, 2009 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #4

    “He’s a striker, and if you’re a striker and you have an opportunity to score from six yards, that is obviously what you want to do……

    Are penalties taken from 6 yards now?

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  • Marty-Toon

    Mar 26, 2009 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #5

    He should have just drilled it in the middle of the goal….that`s what Owen did with the last one he took.
    If the team like we are under so much pressure now you just have to drill it n make it count.
    Danny Murphy showed everyone how to take a pressure Penno

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  • RyanToon

    Mar 26, 2009 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #6

    tbh when martins steped up i knew hed miss, just because of the short run and also shooting with his weaker foot

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  • Marty-Toon

    Mar 26, 2009 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #7

    SPITFIRE….totally with you in the part of NOt being over the Penno miss yet.
    That could be a very very costly one.
    I just knew once he missed that it was our chance gone to win the game.
    You gotta take your chances in this league or you get punished n it`s been the same all season long.
    WE HAVE JUST NOT TAKEN OUR CHANCES IN 25 GAMES

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  • batty

    Mar 26, 2009 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #8

    RyanToon how do you know which is his weaker foot m8 cos hughton dusent

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  • Spitfire

    Mar 26, 2009 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #9

    Marty – Toon

    Yes- that was the pivotal moment for our run-in

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  • NicoGF

    Mar 26, 2009 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #10

    If there’s a penalty against Chelsea, then Nacho Gonzalez should take it. He’s a powerhouse. Never missed a penalty in his whole career, that’s weird but true.

    join this facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nacho-Gonzalez-The-Schachmeister/58916778255?ref=ts#/pages/Nacho-Gonzalez-The-Schachmeister/58916778255?ref=ts

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  • WELSHMAG

    Mar 26, 2009 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #11

    Anyone know when barton is back?

    I just put a bet in with my spurs mate that we’ll beat them at WHL. I should have just given him the money.

    Hoping the team will look like this for that game.

    Harper
    Beye-bassong-taylor-enrique
    Duff-Barton-Nolan-Jonas
    Owen-Martins

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  • RyanToon

    Mar 26, 2009 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #12

    batty. martins is left footed. he always wants it on his left foot

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  • Isaac Hunt

    Mar 26, 2009 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #13

    Off the track, but I’m so pleased to live in the NE!

    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20090326/tuk-sea-levels-impossible-to-defend-agai-45dbed5.html

    hahaha

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  • geordie jock

    Mar 26, 2009 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #14

    Off topic since the LLambiarse intrview with the Chronicle when they agreed to talk more to the fans, what has happened because no one from the club at senior level has said a bloody thing about our position.

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  • Amirshearer

    Mar 26, 2009 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #15

    i thought he was left-footed. why the hell did he take it with his right? not the right time to experiment! oh well. Lady luck loves to shine her shiny arse at us again.

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  • cam_toon

    Mar 26, 2009 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #16

    Do one Nico. Ne one wnats to hear you on Tynetalk and we sure as hell don’t here.

    tit

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  • Bill F

    Mar 26, 2009 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #17

    Isaac don’t be to smug mate. Havn’t you heard about the supervolcano under the metro centre. 🙂

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  • roscoe

    Mar 26, 2009 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #18

    if oba just cracks it the keeper will go into the goal with the ball if he saves it, cause he has so much power…

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  • workyticket

    Mar 26, 2009 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #19

    batty // Mar 26, 2009 at 3:50 PM

    “I’ve been at the club for a while and I don’t know which foot is his strongest. That’s not a negative – it’s a positive. This is a lad who can get equally as much power from both feet,”

    what a fckin coach iam suprised he remmembers his own name

    Aye batty, but to be fair, Robson and Keegan were the worst (and funniest 😉 ) for those kinds of statements.

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  • workyticket

    Mar 26, 2009 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #20

    “When Gazza was dribbling, he used to go through a minefield with his arm, a bit like you go through a supermarket.”

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  • workyticket

    Mar 26, 2009 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #21

    And Bobby Robson really didn’t remember what his own name was once, he called himself Bryan! LOL

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  • NicoGF

    Mar 26, 2009 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #22

    That’s because tyne-talk forum is run by stupid people.

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  • NicoGF

    Mar 26, 2009 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #23

    my post was actually in response of “cam_toon”

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  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 27, 2009 at 1:42 AM

    Comment #24

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  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 27, 2009 at 1:43 AM

    Comment #25

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  • batty

    Mar 27, 2009 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #26

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  • Ross

    Mar 27, 2009 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #27

    beat me too it spitfire. Glad Oba’s pushed it to the back of his mind because i certainly havent.
    After a strong first half performance had that been slotted away god knows what could have happened against arsenal. A point at least would have certainly been on the cards.

    “I’ve been at the club for a while and I don’t know which foot is his strongest. That’s not a negative – it’s a positive. This is a lad who can get equally as much power from both feet,”

    Explain why he passed it at almunia then!?

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  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 27, 2009 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #28

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