Tag: 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 …

  • 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 …

  • Newcastle United’s Rely On African Connections

    If the Arsenal's squad have French connections as the backbones for their team's progress, Newcastle United have the African connections to support the team revolution.

    NUFC PLayersOur current team squad have 4 International players from 3 African countries. Habib Beye and Abdoulaye Faye both come from Senegal, while our new skipper Geremi is from Cameroon. The last one is the prolific Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins.

    Geremi, nicknamed Mandela by his fellow team-mates, is experienced in leading …

  • Martins Says Sorry for Newcastle’s Carling Cup Exit

    Obafemi Martins officially announced how sorry he is for his misses against Arsenal on last Tuesday Newcastle’s Carling Cup exit. He feels embarrased for three chances he has but failed to finish them all.

    image courtesy of BBC News
    On the day where Newcastle United has to play for the second time in just one day off in between, Martins revealed that he has made the Toon Army disappointed.

    “I feel really, really sorry for our fans. It was disappointing …

  • Duo Happy to Scores for Toon Army

    Both our last night goal-scorers, Owen and Martins are expressing how happy they are to have scores in front of the magnificent Toon Army. Especially for Owen who has scored his first goal in 20 months for the Magpies.
    Against Barnsley, Owen opening scores for the Toon in 57 minutes after some series of dangerous penetration from Toon players in the first half didn’t get into target.…