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Viduka prepares to leave Newcastle United

Newcastle United are preparing to part company with 33-year-old Australian striker Mark Viduka. The high-earning frontman currently earns a staggering £5 million in wages alone from the Magpies, but has only played 32 games, scoring 7 goals in his entire Tyneside career.

Toon owner Mike Ashley is desperate to trim his £73 million wage-bill at the club, and off-loading highly-paid players is a priority, it has been reported.

The Australian International is expected to return to his homeland, and join Melbourne Knights, says The Daily Mail.

While Viduka himself has said: 'Ideally I`d love to play another year for Newcastle but if it`s not to be then it`s not to be.'

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Writer: Mehzeb Chowdhury Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday February 18 2009

Time: 10:22AM

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For the purpose of accuracy, there is no such team as the Melbourne Knights, there is a team named Melbourne victory though. The Knights were the team that Viduka played for prior to moving too Europe, they were [i think] a Croatian or Bosnian club, I believe that the Victory [who are quiet a newish club] have no connections with the Knights ...Just a little bit of info i thought i would share with you
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18/02/2009 11:42:00

I do like "Dukes" tho, if only he could stay free from injury ??
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18/02/2009 11:43:00

uh, the Knights do exist, theyre just not in the A-League -
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18/02/2009 14:39:00

With playing stats like that I'm surprised you're not positively over the moon about Viduka going! The only player who gets such a high rate of pay / games played is Michael Owen, and at least his scoring rate is better.
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19/02/2009 18:33:00

He's a fat waste of space, happily see him melted down for glue.
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20/02/2009 19:45:00


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