Time to make a Mark for flop Viduka
Mention the name Mark Viduka in these parts nowadays and the response by most Geordies probably couldn't be printed on this blog - but whatever your feelings are about the big Aussie he will be in the squad for Sunday's trip to Tottenham Hotspur.
Without a shadow of doubt, even if Viduka scored in every game between now and the end of the season, he will still leave Tyneside this summer regarded as a major flop but what he can do is leave with a bit of pride.
That's the least the Toon Army deserve.
His stats tell the story since he arrived here as a free transfer having reached the end of his contract with Middlesbrough, just 32 appearances and seven goals.
There have been injuries for the striker but the question has to be, just how much has he wanted to play for this club?
It's understood that Alan Shearer has taken Viduka to one side and asked him whether he should just leave now or can he help Newcastle get out of trouble in the last six games.
The fact that Viduka will be on the bus for White Hart Lane, well bus before the plane, tells you the answer.
Newcastle have lacked physical presence this season apart from Andy Carroll's breakthroughs and if Viduka decides to turn it on at Spurs given the chance, it would bolster the chances of getting a result.
Carroll though probably deserves the nod and after all, he is the future of this club no matter what division we're in next season.
But Viduka has what it takes somewhere locked away inside him and if it's about to be unleashed now, it would be more than welcome.
Not that anybody is holding their breath...