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Newcastle midfielder Anita full of praise for Fulham boss Jol

Newcastle United midfielder Vurnon Anita is ready to face Fulham tonight.

The Toon's Dutch ace was given his big break at Ajax by Fulham boss Martin Jol.

The midfielder said: "I know Martin very well. He coached me at Ajax and gave me a chance.

"It is because of him that I made the national team. He is an inspiration to me. I'm very much looking forward to seeing him.

"When I came to Newcastle, he phoned to congratulate me and said the move was a great one for me.

"And no, he did not try to persuade me to join Fulham instead!

"I look forward to seeing him - and I really look forward to beating him!"

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