Viduka Says Squad Happy After Fulham


Mark Viduka is still getting back his sharpness after being injured, but he made a good appearance for Newcastle after 77 minutes on Saturday when he replaced a disappointed Oba Martins, who trudged off looking a little dejected and frustrated.

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Mark Viduka – pleased with all 3 points on Saturday

It was interesting the way Mark stopped to greet Oba, and gave him a big slap on the back. Mark obviously realized Oba was disappointed he had been taken off, and it was a good gesture by big Mark. Poor Oba had terrible service all day, and we know he’s completely committed to Newcastle cause, so we expect he was just frustrated with the game on Saturday. So were the fans at that point. :D.

We can only assume Oba was feeling a lot better after Barton snatched the winner in the very last minute of the game.

Viduka was involved in the move for the penalty as he put Alan Smith through, and Alan was unceremoniously taken down by 19 year-old birthday boy, Elliot Omozusi, who otherwise had an excellent game.

Viduka told the Evening Chronicle yesterday:

“Everybody in the squad was happy after Fulham.” “It was a great feeling and it is always sweet when you win – especially in the last minute of a game like that.”

“That makes it a little bit more special too, so we are all delighted with the three points.”

Newcastle have now won two and drawn one of their last 3 games and our next two games are at home to Derby and away to Wigan, games we will be expecting to win. The former Celtic and Middlesbrough star continued:

“I don’t think anybody has been walking around saying we have been unlucky.” “Like every club, we have had injury problems.”“We know what football is like.” “Sometimes when you have chances they go in and sometimes they don’t.”

“I suppose that’s what the game can be like.” “But we were all pleased with the win on Saturday.”

Viduka has scored three goals since joining Newcastle from Middlesbrough in the summer – and says he won’t be surprised if Newcastle can get a three-match winning streak on Sunday. That would be great, and while we will be expected to beat Derby County, we cannot allow any surprises on Sunday and the lads will need to come out and play 100% from the very first minute. Maybe we could even get some early goals to calm the nerves. That would be good. 😀

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4 comments so far

  • Leo

    Dec 18, 2007 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #1

    viduka isnt having the best of times getting his fitness and touch back.

    hopeful that the rumours that he is an alcoholic and that is why he is not playing so well arnt true. but i also heard that he stated the only reason he did well last season was so that he would get a big deal at a new club…

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  • steve

    Dec 18, 2007 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #2

    more like a pieholic, Tony Cascarino also mentioned that he pulled his finger out in his last year at Boro in order to get a new contract.

    Not sure about the alcoholic rumour, I think it’s just getting a bit cold for him and he’s a lazy get.
    How many shirts was he wearing on Sat!!!

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  • Adam B

    Dec 19, 2007 at 12:51 AM

    Comment #3

    its vital that we get big mark back and firing before the end of the year, after all we are about to lose oba martins for a few weeks at least!

    im expecting to see mark start this weekend, and score!

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  • Adam B

    Dec 19, 2007 at 12:51 AM

    Comment #4

    its vital that we get big mark back and firing before the end of the year, after all we are about to lose oba martins for a few weeks at least!

    im expecting to see mark start this weekend, and score! COME ON MARK LAD

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