Martins Better Off With The NHS?

Last updated : 07 January 2009 By Footy Mad - Editor
Joe Kinnear will assess the striker's fitness on Thursday to see if he is able to feature against West Ham at the weekend, if he is not it is expected that the former Inter ace will undergo an operation likely to keep him out for two weeks.

Dapo Kujore (told The Northern Echo): "The Newcastle medical staff are woeful.

"Oba has been having this problem on and off and they have failed to spot it. It was only when he went to Italy that the correct diagnosis was made.

"He will have the operation this week.

"(Mark) Viduka is injured, Alan Smith is injured, Nicky Butt is injured and so many players. Even when (Alan) Shearer was playing, how many times did he end up on the treatment table?"

All very well ... but I can name FIVE foreign players on Newcastle's books who simply pick up their wages and WANT to be on the sick list!

And if they went to the NHS they would be told "get back to work or get your sick pay stopped"!