Mark Viduka knows that Saturday’s game against Fulham will not be easy game for the home side, because Fulham will be fighting for the full 90 minutes. Fulham manager Roy Hodgson will guarantee that.
Mark Viduka – Newcastle will have fight on their hands against Fulham
One of the really disappointing aspects of Newcastle form over the last 3 months, has been that they just haven’t been up for the fight, when things have become difficult in games. The most recent example of this serious failing was against Liverpool a couple of weeks ago. The team held out quite well for the first 43 minutes but once that first goal – a real fluke- went in Newcastle looked so fragile and conceded another two goals in 8 minutes.
And when you are 3-0 down at Anfield, things can become a little difficult.
Mark Viduka has been missing through niggly injuries far to much this season, but we’ll not dwell on that again.
Mark spoke to BBC Radio Newcastle today:
“When you’re desperate you find energy from everywhere and you fight for every ball,” “That’s what we have to do as well and it could change the whole scenario.”
“I would have liked to have played more games, especially for Kevin Keegan,” “I had a bit of a problem with my calf and hamstring and I couldn’t play.”
We were very pleased with Mark’s performance and attitude last Monday night at St. Andrews. Since that game Mark has said several times how he loves playing for Kevin Keegan. Was it the Mail that tried to say there was a falling out between Mark and Kevin? Of course it was made up tripe again from the gossip press.
But now Mark is fit again we hope to see the form he is capable of over the last 8 games of the season. It’s really frustrating that Mark is out so much, because when he’s in the mood, he can be a top holding striker, and he showed glimpses of that last Monday.
It’s both men’s responsibility to ensure Mark is in the mood, and we’ll just have to see how Viduka shapes up for Keegan. If Monday night is anything to go by, considering he had been out several weeks, we think Mark may just produce some of his best form of the season in the vital run in to thew season. 😀
In fact the trio of Viduka, Owen and Martins looked great on Monday, especially in the second half. We will need more of that menace on Saturday, if we are to beat the Cottagers.
It’s almost a must-win game for us if we are to finally start pulling away from the relegation zone. We’ve been down there far too long.
What do you think?
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