We’re really surprised and disappointed that Oba Martins is apparently still suffering from his groin injury – which he’s had for several months now. Why on earth was he not sent back to top groin surgeon Dr. Ulrike Muschaweck at her clinic in Munich, Germany to get it fixed?
Oba Martins – his groin should have been fixed long ago
Our understanding is that she already had worked on Oba, a few months back, and if it wasn’t right, it seems to us that there has been plenty of time to get it fixed with Muchhaweck’s quick fix methods, where she uses only a local anesthetic. She’s operated on Michael Owen and Alan Shearer and other top football players, in her career.
It’s ridiculous to us that Oba is still struggling from his groin and it’s now just 3 games to go in the season. It seems to us it’s another huge mistake by our less than good medical staff.
So it looks like Martins will not play tonight, and there were some rumors on this yesterday, so it looks like Michael Owen will get a start tonight, and maybe Peter Lovenkrands, who we like a lot, will make up the front three.
We don’t think we’ll miss Oba too much, quite honestly, since he has hardly been in goalscoring form of late.
We keep hearing that Michael Owen has been professional in the way he’s handled himself, since Alan dropped the former Liverpool player for the game at Anfield, and Shearer told the Evening Chronicle today:
“He’s reacted in a very professional way, and the way you’d expect him to. Michael’s available for us.”
And we’d also like to see young Danny Guthrie to get a start tonight in the middle three, as Alan Smith is injured again, and of course Joey Barton is gone for the season.
Alan talked about Guthrie today:
“He might come into the equation anyway, to be honest, because of attitude, his will to win and his desire.”
“I’ve been impressed with him, and we’re going to need all of those qualities on Monday.” “I’ve got a team in my head, and we’ll see where we go.”
“He can play the game, and has got a very good attitude.” “He wants to play.”
Now that Martins is unfit, we expect the team line-up to be as follows tonight:
Beye S.Taylor Bassong Duff
Nolan Butt Guthrie
Lovenkrands Viduka Owen (c)
Subs: Krul Coloccini R.Taylor Geremi Carroll Ranger Gutierrez
We have to admit that we do not feel too comfortable about the game tonight, purely based on our record all this year.
We hope we can turn the tide tonight, but we’d by lying if we said we were not very nervous about this game.