With Oba Martins out for the Christmas fixtures, because of the groin injury he picked up while scoring Newcastle’s second goal on Sunday (it was worth it Oba!), that should give Australian striker Mark Viduka a good chance of getting into the starting eleven, and start scoring goals again for the Magpies.
Mark Viduka – Martins injury will give him playing time over holidays
Mark talked to Setanta Sports today, and the striker said he was happy to see competition for all places in the Newcastle United team, including with the forwards.
Mark said this morning:
“We want the best players in every position, including forward, becaue that’s what makes it a good team, we want quality players in every position.””
“It gives you more fight to get into the team as well.”
“Spurs have been playing a lot better lately and I still think at home that St. James’ Park is our fortress and we should start getting the 3 points.”
Newcastle fans are on a high this week, with the excellent display and result the lads got down at Portsmouth on Sunday, and it was our biggest win of the season, and the first in 6 games, although we had only lost one of those game – at Fulham.
But as we all know, Newcastle are not a consistent team, to say the least, but if Joe can get them to concentrate fully on Sunday afternoon against Spurs, who redknapp has made a hard side to beat, it would be fabulous if the lads could get a second win on the trot.
That will give Newcastle United fans what they most certainly deserve this year – a very Merry Christmas – and so say all of us.
Howay The Lads!!