Michael Owen has been talking to the official Newcastle United web site – and talked about how Big Sam impressed both Kieron Dyer and himself when they met last week at the England hotel before the England B game with Albania.
Michael’s comments appear very positive to us – but we may be reading too much into them.
Thumbs Up from Owen
This is what Michael told Craig Hope:
“Now that I am back from injury, I wish the season did not stop next week,” wrote Owen in his column for The Times. I feel strong and I’ve had a good chat with Sam Allardyce about his plans for Newcastle.
“He came to the England team hotel last week to have a chat with me and Kieron Dyer. He is obviously going to shake the place up.
“He sounded very thorough, talking about everything from dietary advice to injury prevention as well as improving results.
“We are planning to meet again when he returns from holiday.”
Now does that sound like a man who is about to leave the club?
We donâ€™t think so – and weâ€™re sure that Michaelâ€™s reference to shake things up is positive – because the way we were last season – we wouldnâ€™t be winning anything soon. We take this quote from Michael to be sensible – but still cannot understand why he remains mum on his future at Newcastle.
It certainly is not sitting well with the fans.
With Sam back at work on Monday – we would expect Sam and Michael to have a face to face meeting somewhere – probably late next week.
Smiling Sam Holds Up Our New Strip
This would be after the Estonia game – which Michael is almost certain to play in. Hopefully some announcement can then be made â€“ and this matter will be dead. If Sam can announce that Michael is staying it will give him and the fans a huge boost. Sam will not let the matter drag on too much longer.
Our opinion is Michael is going nowhere. 😀
Let’s have your ideas and opinions on Michael’s interview.