Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

Big Tone on Oba

Big Tone on Oba

In an interview with the Journal, Antoine Sibierski has pegged our man Oba as capable of mixing it with the likes of Drobga, Etoo and Adriano in the elite of world strikers:

"Everyone in Europe knows about Obafemi Martins - everyone in the world knows about him. He needs to be consistent and to play like he did against AZ in every match and, if he can do that, he will become one of the very best strikers in the world. He's already one of the best strikers in Europe, in my opinion, and he has been a great signing. He's on course to score 20 goals in his first season here. That would be a great achievement and it would give him even more confidence. Some people were a bit worried at the start of the season but he just needed some time like any player does when he first goes to a new club.

He's a fantastic striker, a great player. He's a goalscorer, he can trick anyone and he has great pace. He has to be selfish sometimes but, if the best thing to do is to pass the ball, he passes the ball. We have to use Oba. Michael (Owen) is still injured, Shola (Ameobi) is still injured and I'm not the same striker as Oba, he's more of a striker than me. We have got to play for him. He has to score the most goals and it's up to us to help him do that. The best thing we can do whenever we get the ball is to play him in and get him running. AZ will be worried about Oba. But I think they were worried about him before the first game because they will have known all about him. It's fantastic for the players to have someone like him around us and it can only be good for Newcastle.'


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Ross Molyneux
Date:Tuesday March 13 2007
Time: 2:01PM

Comments

0
About time we got another striker to explode on the scene, the Toon need a new hero.
Shearer#1
13/03/2007 19:21:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Stats: Newcastle v Bristol City

All the stats from Newcastle (2) vs (2) Bristol City, St James' Park, 25/2/17 Att: 52,131

Newcastle v Bristol City - Team Sheets

Newcastle are at St James' Park with Bristol City the visitors for the latest Championship game.

Newcastle v Bristol City - Follow Live On Twitter

Newcastle are at St James' Park with Bristol City the visitors today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

Rafa And Hughton Neck And Neck

Rafa goes into the 50th game of his Newcastle stint tomorrow against Bristol City on a similar win percentage to Hughton

Archived TOTT Articles

TOTT articles from

Site Journalists

TNMW
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Bristol City MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Darlow0%
Yedlin0%
Lascelles0%
Clark0%
Dummett0%
Shelvey0%
Colback0%
Ritchie0%
Perez0%
Atsu100%
Mitrovic0%
Sub - Diame0%
Sub - Gouffran0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 32 22 3 7 69 37
2 Brighton 32 20 8 4 68 28
3 Huddersfield 32 20 4 8 64 8
4 Reading 33 18 6 9 60 5
5 Leeds Utd 33 18 4 11 58 11
6 Sheff Wed 33 17 7 9 58 10
7 Fulham 32 14 10 8 52 17
8 Norwich 33 15 6 12 51 11
9 Barnsley 33 14 7 12 49 4
10 Preston 33 13 10 10 49 4
11 Derby County 32 13 9 10 48 7
12 Cardiff 33 13 6 14 45 -2
13 Birmingham 34 11 10 13 43 -13
14 Ipswich 33 10 11 12 41 -7
15 Brentford 32 11 7 14 40 0
16 Q.P.R. 33 11 7 15 40 -10
17 Aston Villa 32 8 12 12 36 -8
18 Forest 33 10 6 17 36 -12
19 Burton 34 9 9 16 36 -13
20 Wolves 32 9 8 15 35 -5
21 Bristol City 32 9 5 18 32 -6
22 Wigan 33 7 9 17 30 -10
23 Blackburn 32 7 9 16 30 -13
24 Rotherham 33 4 5 24 17 -43
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Newcastle United Results (view all)

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 28 2017 7:45PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 4 2017 5:30PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 7 2017 8:00PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 18 2017 3:00PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Toon_NoMatterWot141
2.CuckFan113
3.PieMag97
4.Mcnamee6746
5.keggy_keagal39
6.Finn_the_Dog24
7.billybobcat21
8.officemonkey19
9.daftladguy17
10.McCreery17
Vital Football Comment