Category: Obafemi Martins

  • Oba Martins Flying Back to Tyneside

    BBC reporting the quarter final between Ghana and Nigeria was ended in a drama. Ghana was coming from behind and reduced to ten men on the hour, but the Black Stars team earn a semi-final place with a 2-1 victory over Nigeria.

    Nigeria took the lead on 34 minutes through a Yakubu penalty, but Michael Essien's glancing header put the Black Stars level on the stroke of half-time. Their captain John Mensah was sent off …

  • Obafemi Martins Team Goes Through To Quarter Finals

    Nigeria's 2-0 win over Benin at Essipong stadium, Sekondi has secured their hopes to get through from Africa Cup of Nations group B thanks to Ivory Coast who beats Mali 3-0.


    Both Mali and Nigeria have four points after playing all three group games, but Nigeria gets through to the quarter finals in goal difference.

    Mali scores 1 goal from their win against Benin and conceded 3 goals today. Mali's game against Nigeria ended with …

  • Kids Stalemate, Woody Will Not Coming Back While Geremi Scores

    Newcastle United juniors extended unbeaten start to 2008 as they were held to a goalless draw by Middlesbrough in the Tyne-Tees derby, said the official club.

    Ben Tozer and Tamas Kadar played in the full 90 minutes at the club's Little Benton Academy. Kadar teed-up James Marwood for the hosts' best opening chance before the break, while Michael McCrudden point blank header saved by Matt Atkinson before Dan Leadbitter almost caught out the Boro stopper …

  • Obafemi Martins New Contract Deal Until 2013

    Newcastle United have offered Nigerian international striker, Obafemi Martins a staggering £26 million deal to stay at St James' Park until 2013.


    He is currently away on Africa Cup of Nations duty, with three-and-a-half years of his current contract, but Mike Ashley has sanctioned a two-year extension to Martins' contract and a fifty per-cent rise from his current wages to £90,000 per week.

    As part of the deal, Martins has agreed to forfeit his £13m …

  • Newcastle United’s Goal of the Year 2007 Winner Is…

    Obafemi Martins! The official club site poll to pick the Goal of the Year has reach its final conclusion and announced Martins strike against Spurs as the winner.

    imageMartins goal when Newcastle playing Spurs at White Hart Lane in January 14, 2007 collected 49% votes from a total of 2,000 voters.

    Martins unstoppable 25-yard shot on goal beyond Paul Robinson help United back in the level game before Nicky Butt sealed the win 3-2 for …

  • Newcastle United’s Goal of the Year

    United official site is currently running on a poll to pick the Goal of the Year among 57 goals we are scoring through the years of 2007.

    imageThe current vote leader was Oba Martins goal v Spurs where we won 3-2 back in January 14th, 2007 with 61% when I write this post.

    Martins goal is also my favorite, when he smashing an unstoppable 30-yard shot beyond Paul Robinson.

    Come to second and third so …

  • Martins, Our New “Right Winger” Can’t Pass

    I am absolutely sick of him and don't rate him at all. I'm not blaming todays result on him either. I'm not making excuses. But instead of agreeing with everyone else I thought I'd raise this issue instead because he's doing my head in this season.


    He has power. But we see this so rarely it's not even worth talking about because he doesn't know how to make space for a shot.

    For some reason …

  • Oba, Oba, Obafemi Martins! He Is The Toon Number One

    Obafemi Martins goes in against Arsenal at St James’s Park today with a tremendous tribute from one of his predecessors in a black-and-white shirt.

    Malcolm Allen, had his most prolific spell while playing for Millwall which is resulting the attention of Kevin Keegan who later made him his first signing for Newcastle United in a signing fee of £250,000.

    “Martins is the only Newcastle player good enough to go into any of the top four …

  • Owen or Martins for Tomorrow Home Clash with Everton

    For the next coming match at Gallowgate Ends, Newcastle gaffer will have to decide which player shirt number to have the chance to partnered his automatic choice of player with the number 36 shirt.

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    While Michael Owen who is wearing the number ten shirt is opted being ready to make a return again for the team, Obafemi Martins with number nine shirt is also quoted as ready to fight for his place as reguler striker …

  • Sam Expecting No Mistakes On Sunday

    Sam Allardyce has telling his boys to keep full concentrate every minutes of the next Sunday’s meeting with Everton at St. James’ Park. He insists Newcastle’s team to make no mistakes against them.

    Big Sam as well as the rests of the squad would love to forget the awful afternoon at CoM last week and get the grip on to the clash against Everton on Sunday. He is in particular asking one of the Newcastle …