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Obafemi "i'm fucking quick, but fuck all else" Martins should be another high costing flop for the toon.
whoever we signed was going to be a gamble. There's no reason to think he won't do well for us.
I wonder if he'll be better than Kuyt.
10.9 on a gamble like that = crazy.
he isn't experienced enough to be your main striker. granted he's better than nothing, but i really doubt he'll be your long term striking answer.
plus he's been poor for the last couple of years after his initial burst onto the footballing world.
i;m just being cynical.
"martian's on his way to newcastle" which would probably be better for you to be honest. then i read the 10.9 bit... what? that makes carrick look cheap
Looking all summer, and you get a past-it sprinter with a worse shots-to-goal ratio than Emile Heskey.
For £10.9m. Harsh.
Martins will be a good foil for Ameobi. I'm just happy to get any striker. Better to buy someone than spend 6 months with only one striker. True, his scoring record isn't the best, but I'm sure he creates goals for others due to his pace.
Everyone raves about Bellamy because of his speed, but his goalscoring record isn't amazing.
the Nigerian FA are just incompetent at recording players' ages....
we wouldn't spend 11 million on a 28 year old.... oh wait......
Um have you seen Bellamy? And his goalscoring record was pretty amazing last season.
i'll admit his record last season was very good, but that was his best season, and he is 26. Martins is only 21, and he is nowhere near his peak. If he signs, we'll see what his record is in May. Until then, there's no point writing him off.
Than 11 million for Martins but perhaps thats just me (and every premiership manager aswell.)
I knew that whatever striker we signed we would be paying around 10 million. And Martins is the best one available. We tried to buy Klose but Werder Bremen won't sell.
you get a player who's 5 years younger, is faster [than Bellamy], and has a lot of potential.
I'm optimistic about the signing. Wouldn't like to see him handed the number 9, though.
Checking the stats though, I can't help being concerned. Apparantly he scored 23 goals in 38 games in his first season at Inter (2001-2). A pretty amazing record for someone under the age of 18 at the time...
disregard that... that was for their youth team!!
He's quick, he's played a good number of games, and he's not UEFA cup-tied.
Could be worse.
most clubs would kill to be in the Uefa Cup, we might still se you there!