Mark Viduka has had to deny a story that has been made up in the press – that he has had a falling out with Kevin Keegan.
Mark Viduka – we want to see him doing this on Saturday
Itâ€™s obvious right now the gossip press in England is trying to put the knife into the club, while we are experiencing a very poor spell on the playing side.
But we seem to be fair game, and many of the stories being written about the club are just complete nonsense with no foundation in truth whatsoever. No new news there then. 😀
Mark talked to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle Today:
â€œItâ€™s funny when you hear stories like that, as they are totally untrue.â€ â€œThe manager has been very positive towards me, and I just want to play for him.â€
â€œIt was very good to be back, but I was very tired at the end.â€ â€œI was very excited about the game, and I thought we played well. I felt we maybe deserved more from it.â€
â€œWe knew we had to fight for the point â€“ it was never going to be easy.â€ â€œIn the second half, I thought we showed a lot of character to come back, and were unlucky not to have won it.â€
â€œAll the boys are very positive. We didnâ€™t lie down and keel over, and weâ€™ve taken a lot of confidence from that and that the way we played.â€
That second 45 minutes was very good for the Newcastle faithful, and we are hoping weâ€™ll be able to take that forward to the game against Fulham, and wipe the London team off the field on Saturday â€“ that means weâ€™ll win. 😀
But we cannot have any let downs on Saturday, we’re still not out of the woods yet by a long way.
And we have to say we were impressed with both Markâ€™s play and his attitude on Monday night, since it was obvious he gave the team a lot up front, not to mention his fight and great hold-up skills during the game.
Thereâ€™s no doubt this boy is a good player, but we need to get him fitter and try to ensure his niggly little injuries will become a thing of the past.
We’ve been the first to criticize Mark for missing so many games recently, and even questioned whether he was up for the fight. But a few more games like that, and we’ll have to eat our own words – and be pleased to do it.
If the truth be told, we looked a much better team with Mark starting in place of Alan Smith, and including Oba Martins at the start was another master-stroke by Keegan. We wouldn’t be surprised to see the same team to start on Saturday.
What do you think?
Comments very welcome.