Date:Friday September 29 2006
He wears the famous Toon number nine, but I'm sure Newcastle striker Obafemi Martins doesn't really understand it's history. Alan Shearer apart, he certainly won't know of those who have graced us with their presence in past decades.
But the player a lot of fans link the £10million summer signing with is old Supermac himself, Malcolm Macdonald. The lightning pace is there for all to see, but many feel as though Glenn Roeder hasn't found the Terry Hibbitt to set the striker on his merry way.
Martins has got what it takes, as he showed at West Ham, and he was delighted to get off the mark on home soil against Estonian minnows Levadia Tallinn. But we could get so much more out of that pace if Roeder played to Martins strengths and used the through-ball from deep, or had a 'Terry Hibbitt' on the wing sending over the cross-field ball.
What do YOU think? Put your comments on our message board.
Audio - McClaren Bemoans Newcastle Attitude (Saturday November 28 2015)
Stats: Crystal Palace v Newcastle (Saturday November 28 2015)
Crystal Palace v Newcastle - Teamsheets! (Saturday November 28 2015)
Crystal Palace v NUFC Pre Match Thoughts (Saturday November 28 2015)
McClaren Admits Bust Up Ahead Of Palace (Friday November 27 2015)
Gazza Backs Auction In Memory Of Sir Bobby (Friday November 27 2015)
The Newcastle Utd Injury Table Updated (Friday November 27 2015)
Match Day Officials v Crystal Palace (Thursday November 26 2015)
Is McClaren Ready For Judgment Day? (Wednesday November 25 2015)
Infographic - Most Fouled....Mitrović (Wednesday November 25 2015)
|18. AFC Bournemouth||14||2||4||8||-13||10|
|20. Aston Villa||14||1||2||11||-15||5|
» Swansea : 29/11/2015 19:19:00
|Monk Has 'No Complaints' With 'Excellent Performance'
» Swansea : 29/11/2015 19:05:00
» Liverpool : 29/11/2015 19:00:01
|Klopp: Swansea City Defended Very Well
» Swansea : 29/11/2015 18:55:01
|Ranieri - Great Players Only Need One Chance
» Leicester City : 29/11/2015 18:53:01