Oba Martins told the official Newcastle United site yesterday, that it would mean everything to him if Newcastle United pulled off survival – somehow – at Aston Villa on Sunday.
Oba Martins – in new strip last Saturday
The chances of that however, given we just lost at home to Fulham, who are a poor away side, and indeed had have only won two games away from home all season before beating Newcastle, are very low, although still possible.
But we’ve lost 10 and only won 2 of our 18 away games so far this season.
We need at least a point to survive, because defeat means we automatically go down, and if we get a draw, then a loss by Hull against Manchester United at the KC stadium will ensure our survival.
Oba Martins is saying the lads will go all out for a win on Sunday, which is what everybody said last week before the Fulham game, of course.
And this game is away at Villa Park, and Villa are currently 6th, a full six points ahead of Fulham. Oh well, we suppose miracles are possible – sometimes.
“We have to win, that is all we can do,” “We must look after our own result.”
“I don’t want to be relegated and I don’t want this club to be relegated,” “It would mean everything to me to keep this club up.”
“But we have to stay together and help each other to stay up, that is the only way we will do that.”
“I love the fans here, they are the best. That is why we must fight to stay in the Premier League.”
Oba is a good lad and he seems to be inspired by new manager Alan Shearer at Newcastle, and the following is not meant as a criticism of the 24 year-old, because part of their job each week is to give interviews.
But if our players were only as good in their play on the field, as they were in their statements before the games, we’d be in the top seven.
We’ve heard this all before and 90% of the time the lads have gone out and disappointed us.
We’d love for that to be different on Sunday afternoon – but we have our doubts – and as usual we’ll just have to hope for the best – as we always do.
Relegation will be a severe body blow to the Newcastle club, and if we don’t survive it will be Oba’s last game for the club , we almost forgot to mention that.