Martins attacked plus update on Newcastle’s defender search

A quick look at the top news stories for Newcastle United, as reported by our Newcastle United blog.

The big news today is the shocking attack by masked gunmen on Oba Martins and his friend in Lagos, Nigeria on Monday evening.

1. Terrible attack on Newcastle striker Oba Martins in Lagos, Nigeria on Monday night when masked gunmen opened fire on his Mercedes car while he was at a petrol station. Oba was lucky he wasn’t killed.

Read more: Martins attacked by masked gunmen.

2. Alan Shearer is pissed off at the rumours that Newcastle may be after Bellamy – frankly, it’s not his decision to make, it’s Sam’s.

Read more: Shearer blasts Bellamy.

3. Newcastle are supposedly on the trail of David Rozehnal, Sami Hyypia, Nicky Shorey, Habib Beye and Bakari Sagna.

All I’ll say is that Newcastle won’t win the league with that lineup, but it might get them back into the top 10. One step at a time, they say.

Read more: transfer update 1 and transfer update 2.

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