Newcastle’s Oba Martins In Great Demand


If Newcastle play their transfer cards well this summer, we could still recuperate quiet a bit of money from selling some of our high wage earners.

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Oba Martins – Everton,  Arsenal and Aston Villa interest?

We will have some difficulty with most of them, like Xisco and Coloccini for example, because the reasoning will be they cannot be that good if they helped Newcastle be relegated.

But some of the players were still good last year, and Oba Martins with 8 goals, and some spirited performances in the last few games was one of them.

And it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that Premier League clubs are in for him this summer.

The 24 year-old Nigerian international striker is expected to leave St James Park this summer, following the Magpies relegation from the Premier League this season.

His agent has told Sky Sports there is quite a demand for his client with at least three top Premier Clubs interested in taking him. Arsenal, Aston Villa and Everton are the three and Arsene Wenger has always been interested in the player, but we wouldn’t be too surprised if he ends up at Aston Villa.

The main thing Newcastle fans would like to see is to recuperate the £10M we paid Inter-Milan for him 3 years ago. Oba is one of the few players Newcastle could get their money back on – so we just have to hope there is even more interest for Oba from other clubs.

Next season we should have some decent players up front, because Alan will bring one or two new strikers in, and we already have Carroll, Lovenkrands (hopefully), Ameobi and Nile Ranger, who will all be ready to fight it out for a first team striker position.

Owen, Viduka, Smith and Martins will all leave the club this summer, and will save the club £310K/week – that’s around £16M over a year – WOW. Those players were not worth those wages – that’s for sure.

Ameobi may also be moved out to a Premier League side in the summer, because we have both Ranger and Carroll available, who are similar players to Shola, but a lot younger, on lower wages – and now coming through strongly.

That also is why Martins will leave, simply because we cannot afford him and his £65K/week wages, and £10M would be very nice to be able to buy other players with.

If  Shearer takes over the club, the only high wage-earners we think he’ll  keep around are Butt, Nolan, Beye, Guthrie, Harper, the two Taylors, Duff and Bassong.

Of course we will  have a fight on our hands to keep Sebastien  Bassong, and we’ll only have a chance of keeping him if  Alan Sheraer takes over as manager, and very soon at that.

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121 comments so far

  • Doocey

    Jun 4, 2009 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #1

    Sorry to see him leave but I’d be happy if he moved back to Italy 🙂

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  • Bill F

    Jun 4, 2009 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #2

    Always been a big disappointment for me, he would score a spectacular goal and then miss a dozen more. Had he scored from any of the chances he had in the last few games we would have stayed up. He will probably go to have a great career with a top team who can afford to have him as a luxury but I don’t think he really ever looked the part for us imo.

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  • huz

    Jun 4, 2009 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #3

    I second that!

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  • huz

    Jun 4, 2009 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #4

    also i do feel he lost his much of his pace while at Newcastle!

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  • RyanToon

    Jun 4, 2009 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #5

    inside info

    martins to villa and harewood our way

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  • Aza9

    Jun 4, 2009 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #6

    Will bang them in for whatever team he is playing for next season. I think he could have been one of the greats if he had a good team around him.

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jun 4, 2009 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #7

    Its got to be part of the business plan to shift the high wage earners for as much as possible to save the wage bill and generate income.

    The fact no one has a relegation clause is just laughable and has bit we on the ass.

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jun 4, 2009 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #8

    RyanToon – You got a good tip like fella??

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  • Rangerman

    Jun 4, 2009 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #9

    It’s funny when you read fans say how rubbish our team is yet most of our players will go to decent teams throughout Europe with European football, we on the other hand will be moaning about their replacements soon enough while playing the likes of Doncaster and Peterborough.

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  • Rodzilla

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #10

    …tend to agree with Billy-Boy F on this one. Ryan, if we can get Harewood and 5 or 6m for Martins I’d give Oba a backie to Villa Park and bring Marlon back – on mi mountain bike!

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  • batty

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #11

    RYAN got a dead cert for saturday but keep it tight liped lol

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  • Rangerman

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #12

    if we can get Harewood and 5 or 6m for Martins I’d give Oba a backie to Villa Park and bring Marlon back – on mi mountain bike!

    …..

    Why? Harewood’s on par with Shola.

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  • batty

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #13

    Rodzilla ware u been hideing is there some 1 after u lol

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  • Rodzilla

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #14

    Rangerman, yeah, maybe I was a little too enthusiastic – he’s no Van Nistelrooy, but he’s a million miles better than Stroller, and a good Championship player. As I said, 6m and Harewood for Martins would be fine by me.

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  • Rodzilla

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #15

    …alreet bats. Nah mate, just been busy as fooooooooooooook, and/or had guests over.

    Hey, a got shouted at on mi bike from the back of a stretch limo the other neet, on Bramall Lane – had mi TOON top on.

    “DOWN WITH THE BORO!”

    …was probably Ashley. 🙂

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  • batty

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #16

    dont want harewood think tigerwood would do a better job

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  • Rangerman

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #17

    He’s not miles better than Ameobi though, both are big, dull and poor finishers that play like a battering ram up front, if Shearer was to sign Harewood at the expense of a starting place that either Carroll or Ranger could have then I think I’ll feel like giving up.

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  • batty

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #18

    Rodzilla komfort give us a horse for saturday m8 did u see it

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  • hitman

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #19

    ranger,im close to givin up noo,me heeds battad with all this carry on.

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  • batty

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #20

    ? Joey Barton Wants To Help Newcastle Back To Premiership Newcastle’s Oba Martins In Great Demand
    June 4th, 2009 by Ed Harrison · 18 Comments
    If Newcastle play their transfer cards well this summer, we could still recuperate quiet a bit of money from selling some of our high wage earners.

    Oba Martins – Everton, Arsenal and Aston Villa interest?

    We will have some difficulty with most of them, like Xisco and Coloccini for example, because the reasoning will be they cannot be that good if they helped Newcastle be relegated.

    But some of the players were still good last year, and Oba Martins with 8 goals, and some spirited performances in the last few games was one of them.

    And it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that Premier League clubs are in for him this summer.

    The 24 year-old Nigerian international striker is expected to leave St James Park this summer, following the Magpies relegation from the Premier League this season.

    His agent has told Sky Sports there is quite a demand for his client with at least three top Premier Clubs interested in taking him. Arsenal, Aston Villa and Everton are the three and Arsene Wenger has always been interested in the player, but we wouldn’t be too surprised if he ends up at Aston Villa.

    The main thing Newcastle fans would like to see is to recuperate the £10M we paid Inter-Milan for him 3 years ago. Oba is one of the few players Newcastle could get their money back on – so we just have to hope there is even more interest for Oba from other clubs.

    Next season we should have some decent players up front, because Alan will bring one or two new strikers in, and we already have Carroll, Lovenkrands (hopefully), Ameobi and Nile Ranger, who will all be ready to fight it out for a first team striker position.

    Owen, Viduka, Smith and Martins will all leave the club this summer, and will save the club £310K/week – that’s around £16M over a year – WOW. Those players were not worth those wages – that’s for sure.

    Ameobi may also be moved out to a Premier League side in the summer, because we have both Ranger and Carroll available, who are similar players to Shola, but a lot younger, on lower wages – and now coming through strongly.

    That also is why Martins will leave, simply because we cannot afford him and his £65K/week wages, and £10M would be very nice to be able to buy other players with.

    If Shearer takes over the club, the only high wage-earners we think he’ll keep around are Butt, Nolan, Beye, Guthrie, Harper, the two Taylors, Duff and Bassong.

    Of course we will have a fight on our hands to keep Sebastien Bassong, and we’ll only have a chance of keeping him if Alan Sheraer takes over as manager, and very soon at that.

    Comments welcome.

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    18 responses so far ?
    1 Doocey // Jun 4, 2009 at 8:33 PM

    Sorry to see him leave but I’d be happy if he moved back to Italy
    2 Bill F // Jun 4, 2009 at 8:42 PM

    Always been a big disappointment for me, he would score a spectacular goal and then miss a dozen more. Had he scored from any of the chances he had in the last few games we would have stayed up. He will probably go to have a great career with a top team who can afford to have him as a luxury but I don’t think he really ever looked the part for us imo.
    3 huz // Jun 4, 2009 at 8:43 PM

    I second that!
    4 huz // Jun 4, 2009 at 8:44 PM

    also i do feel he lost his much of his pace while at Newcastle!
    5 RyanToon // Jun 4, 2009 at 8:49 PM

    inside info

    martins to villa and harewood our way
    6 Aza9 // Jun 4, 2009 at 8:50 PM

    Will bang them in for whatever team he is playing for next season. I think he could have been one of the greats if he had a good team around him.
    7 Toon Graeme // Jun 4, 2009 at 8:53 PM

    Its got to be part of the business plan to shift the high wage earners for as much as possible to save the wage bill and generate income.

    The fact no one has a relegation clause is just laughable and has bit we on the ass.
    8 Toon Graeme // Jun 4, 2009 at 8:54 PM

    RyanToon – You got a good tip like fella??
    9 Rangerman // Jun 4, 2009 at 8:59 PM

    It’s funny when you read fans say how rubbish our team is yet most of our players will go to decent teams throughout Europe with European football, we on the other hand will be moaning about their replacements soon enough while playing the likes of Doncaster and Peterborough.
    10 Rodzilla // Jun 4, 2009 at 9:01 PM

    …tend to agree with Billy-Boy F on this one. Ryan, if we can get Harewood and 5 or 6m for Martins I’d give Oba a backie to Villa Park and bring Marlon back – on mi mountain bike!
    11 batty // Jun 4, 2009 at 9:02 PM

    RYAN got a dead cert for saturday but keep it tight liped lol
    12 Rangerman // Jun 4, 2009 at 9:02 PM

    if we can get Harewood and 5 or 6m for Martins I’d give Oba a backie to Villa Park and bring Marlon back – on mi mountain bike!

    …..

    Why? Harewood’s on par with Shola.
    13 batty // Jun 4, 2009 at 9:03 PM

    Rodzilla ware u been hideing is there some 1 after u lol
    14 Rodzilla // Jun 4, 2009 at 9:07 PM

    Rangerman, yeah, maybe I was a little too enthusiastic – he’s no Van Nistelrooy, but he’s a million miles better than Stroller, and a good Championship player. As I said, 6m and Harewood for Martins would be fine by me.
    15 Rodzilla // Jun 4, 2009 at 9:10 PM

    …alreet bats. Nah mate, just been busy as fooooooooooooook, and/or had guests over.

    Hey, a got shouted at on mi bike from the back of a stretch limo the other neet, on Bramall Lane – had mi TOON top on.

    “DOWN WITH THE BORO!”

    …was probably Ashley.
    16 batty // Jun 4, 2009 at 9:11 PM

    dont want harewood think tigerwood would do a better job
    17 Rangerman // Jun 4, 2009 at 9:12 PM

    He’s not miles better than Ameobi though, both are big, dull and poor finishers that play like a battering ram up front, if Shearer was to sign Harewood at the expense of a starting place that either Carroll or Ranger could have then I think I’ll feel like giving up.
    18 batty // Jun 4, 2009 at 9:13 PM

    Rodzilla komfort give us a horse for saturday m8 did u see it

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  • batty

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #21

    hitman // Jun 4, 2009 at 9:15 PM

    ranger,im close to givin up noo,me heeds battad with all this carry on
    <<<never hitman u will never give up and u know it

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  • Rodzilla

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #22

    …..ahhh alreet. A give in. I typed before fully-engaging my brain. He got roughly 1 in 3 at West Ham and hardly got a start at Villa. I still think he’s miles better than Ameobi, but you’re quite right, given we already have Ranger and Carrol, we’d need to be getting like for like in the event of a Martins sale I.E. small, pacey ball to feet player – a clinical finisher would be nice too.

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  • RyanToon

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #23

    batts wat is it?

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  • Rodzilla

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #24

    ..am off horses Batty after that useless tip last Friday. I’ll just stick with what I’m good at, and have a bit of knowledge in.

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  • hitman

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #25

    lol,true batty,i just want some news.

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  • batty

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #26

    captain dunne at epsom think the horse is a sprinter

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  • batty

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #27

    Rodzilla // Jun 4, 2009 at 9:21 PM

    ..am off horses Batty after that useless tip last Friday. I’ll just stick with what I’m good at, and have a bit of knowledge in
    <<<<so your sticking to the beer m8

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  • Johno Toon

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #28

    My choices would be beckford and dont ask me why lualua, think he could run the championship ragged and wouldnt cost the world either

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  • Johno Toon

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #29

    that running sat batty?

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  • batty

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #30

    IF ashley dusent get a buyer we will be lucky to start the season with 11 men he will get rid of that many harper will be up front with shola and the tea lady in goal if he hasnt sacked her and got lambarse to make the tea

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  • Rangerman

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #31

    The thing that puts me off Beckford is his age, if we get back into the Premiership after one season then will he be able to adapt to the top flight a few months off turning 27?

    I remember there was another player playing in the league Beckford was playing in now (Lee Trundle) and he was banging the goals and was easily the most talented player in that division, yet when he made the step up to the Championship he struggled, he was a few years older than Beckford at the time but it’s still a concern.

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  • batty

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #32

    johno toon yeah m8 but if i had a pound for every tip i was given i wud be buying the toon now m8

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  • hitman

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #33

    whats the odds

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  • waddler

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #34

    l really don’t get why a lot of supporters rate Martins.
    Potentially he could be top draw, but he seems not to utilize his pace by peeling of the central defenders shoulder and continually finds himself offside because he is not aware of his main markers position.
    He also drifts into winger or wing/back positions and basically causing bloody mayhem with the teams balance.
    Sell him and use Ranger/Caroll/Ameobi next season and let Shearer work on them on the training ground.
    If we manage to keep Shearer as manager and he can talk Bassong into staying we will have the nucleus of a good defence, as Shearer seems to be doing he will need backup in that department, two or three full backs depending on Enrique’s future.
    The midfield is were we will have to do the most work with a creator and destroyer the most obvious additions needed, Lovenkrands can patrol the flanks.

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  • batty

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #35

    Rangerman // Jun 4, 2009 at 9:31 PM

    The thing that puts me off Beckford is his age, if we get back into the Premiership after one season then will he be able to adapt to the top flight a few months off turning 27?

    I remember there was another player playing in the league Beckford was playing in now (Lee Trundle) and he was banging the goals and was easily the most talented player in that division, yet when he made the step up to the Championship he struggled, he was a few years older than Beckford at the time but it’s still a concern.
    <<<<yeah m8 theres a big diffrence m8 ur right

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  • batty

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #36

    hitman a divent naa man komfort posted it today m8

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  • Rangerman

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #37

    Most pacey strikers drift out wide, the idea is to pull the defenders out of position to create room for runners from deep.

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  • Girth

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #38

    “Arsenal, Aston Villa and Everton”
    he got the same agent as N’zogbia like??? lol
    i think he will be off to Italy personally, doesnt he have a kid there, isnt that the reason he is always off there every chance he gets?

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  • Johno Toon

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #39

    well i think richard dunne is going to be captaining ireland on sat , im irish so kinda have to back it dont i?

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  • Rodzilla

    Jun 4, 2009 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #40

    batty —27

    hahaha, cheeky fker, cider actually. And no, betting on football.

    Rangerman, the other thing that puts me off Beckford is he’s another bad boaaay, and a lot of Leeds fans reckon he’s a lazy player.

    Good finish on this clip, but check his elbow on the ‘keeper. Dirty fker.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDqCF-jCHlE

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