Oba and out!
Not so long ago the capabilities of a certain Obafemi Martins were being questioned by this blog and the rest of the media that follow Newcastle United because the ÃÂ£10million man did not appear to be producing the goods in the famous number 9 shirt.
I wasn't the only who wondered if Martins was about to join a list of overseas mis-fits.
But after four goals in his last three Premiership outings and eight now in total in a Toon top, Martins is is starting to justify why Glenn Roeder wanted him so much after his latest brace against Watford.
Some people are still questioning his positional play and it has to be said they are right to do it.
But at the end of the day football boils down to goals and if a striker is to be judged on anything, it's bulging the onion bag on a regular basis.
Now he's doing that, he's doing his job, simple as that.
His efforts against Watford won a pretty bad game of football.
The United players have told us how good Martins looked in training during his average start to life at Newcastle.
Top corner jobs, headers, volleys, free-kicks, cheekily struck penalties - you name it Oba can do it!
Now if the player can just sort out his predatory department, time his runs to perfection and generally knock his granny over to get more goals, he'll have a happy life at Newcastle.
At 22 he's going to learn but will he get better?
Time will only tell won't it?
But raise a glass for the backflip expert who is starting to show us what he can do because he's just won us three very important points against Watford.
Please Oba can we have some more?
*Author Dylan Younger will be promoting his Newcastle's Cult Heroes books - at Fenwicks on Saturday December 23 between 12pm and 1pm.
Tony Green and Malcolm Macdonald - arguably the two biggest Newcastle United
icons from the 1970s - will both be there to sign books with Dylan on the
third floor of Fenwicks (toy/sports dept) that day.
*Alan Shoulder is at Idols on Saturday at 1.45pm for the latest of Players Inc editor Steve Wraith's talk-ins.