There was good news this morning from the BBC when Alan Shearer, a big friend of Michael Owen, indicated
he expected Michael to stay at the club for next season.
With all the rumors going around, and with Alan knowing Michael well, we have to think this is valid
and Michael will not be leaving for pastures anew.
That is good news for all Newcastle Fans.
Michael Owen whispers: “Hey – I’m NOT leaving”
Alan told the BBC this morning:
“Michael is probably slightly frustrated because he has a contract with Newcastle and he feels if every time he has to come out and say something about speculation, he would be in the newspapers every day trying to deny things.”
“It’s a different story if Manchester United are linked with Tottenham’s Dimitar Berbatov and Liverpool are linked with players – and you don’t see those players coming out and saying, “yes, that’s true’ or, ‘that’s not true’.”
“I don’t think anyone felt as much guilt as he did when he went down injured that day.”
Last Friday both Nigel Pearson – Newcastle coach, and Shola Ameobi, who had been training with Michael all week, both said they thought Michael was committed to the club.
It always seemed very unlikely to us that Michael would leave at this time.
The Great Alan Shearer
He is a good lad and to play only 14 games for Newcastle in two seasons – and then as soon as he has recovered from a 10 month injury, leave – would not be prudent, proper or ethical and would have cast a shadow over Michael’s character.
We don’t think he is like that at all – and as fans we look forward to Michael leading the Newcastle revival under Big Sam Allardyce – as this season has tested the patience and support of many Newcastle fans.
We need to have success – and we had far better start now – with the help of Michael Owen.
While it’s great news that Michael is staying with us we still need a clear-out of mostly our defenders.
Here are seven players we expect to be moved on in the summer – six are defenders – plus Albert Luque will be on loan to PSV.:
- Albert Luque
- Titus Bramble
- Craig Moore
- Celestine Babayaro>
- Stephen Carr
- Olivier Bernard
- Oguchi Onyewu
This will leave ample room to bring in new defenders – two center back and two full backs have to be the priority.
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