But what a three points it would be if we could put one over on the posh cockneys. Fulham aren’t the best travellers so the onus will be on Newcastle to get at ’em from the first whistle to the last.
Jose Enrique is a confirmed absentee and Alan smith will face a late fitness test. However, with Damien Duff in decent form, there may be an unchanged side in Saturday. Oba Martins may still not be able to last the entire game, so bringing him on with half an hour remaining wouldn’t be a bad idea at all. Injecting some pace against an aging Fulham side may turn the tide in our favour.
Spare a thought for Michael Owen – yes, he’s on inflated wages, yes, he hasn’t scored in donkey’s years, but a proven goalscorer doesn’t become a crap one in a matter of weeks. If he starts, give him and the rest of the Newcastle United players all the support you can muster – it may be some of their last performances in a black and white shirt, let’s show them what they’re going to be missing.
To the Newcastle United Players:
Some of you may not be here next season, but the fans and Newcastle United will always remain. Give us your best and we’ll back you all the way. Give us anything less and you might as well leave already. We’ll do our best off the field to make sure the atmosphere is the best it can be – intimidating, thrilling, noisy and raucus. All we ask is for 90 minutes of 100% of your effort. If we win and remain in the Premier League, we’ll remember you forever, no matter who your next club is (as long as it’s not the mackems doon the road).
Howay the Toon