Kevin Keegan has talked today about why he changed the team around for Monday nightâ€™s game at Birmingham.
Mark Viduka – good shift on Monday, and showed fighting qualities 😀
Kevin Keegan has talked to Miles Starworth of the Sheilds Gazzette about his team selection for Monday:
“I wanted to put a team out that had a goal threat in it.â€“I obviously had Mark Viduka back, and I thought he was superb considering he hadn’t played for nine weeks. He gave us a focal point, and allowed Michael Owen to come off him.â€
“I thought he did very well, and not just because of his goal. His awareness and ability to keep the ball were tremendous.â€ “Obafemi Martins was another goal threat. He’s capable of spectacular things. He’s got pace, and that frightens people.â€
“I thought we’d have a lot of stability behind those three, giving them a platform to win the game. The second half was more how I envisaged it.”
Thereâ€™s no doubt there was more success than failure in what Kevin tried to do on Monday, and isnâ€™t it refreshing to see such an attacking side away from home.
Kevin will start another attacking side against Fulham, and we really need an early goal to get the crowd behind the lads, and maybe we can get a few goals on the board.
But make no mistake, the Newcastle faithful can play a massive part on Saturday to help the boys get all 3 points and raise some of the depression hanging over the Tyne. We can also down a few Newcastle Brown Ale’s on Saturday night.
We fully agree with Kevin about Viduka, he looked good especially after being out for so long.
Seems Markâ€™s been reading our articles that claim he doesnâ€™t care a hoot about the team. 😀
Mark showed fight and not a little skill on Monday night and weâ€™ll be delighted if Mark begins to deliver the goods for us and prove us wrong. This is not a personal thing, we just want our team to do well â€“ and survive.
Come to think of it whereâ€™s Emre?