Owen Injured, Sam to Speak with Dyer, Geremi Debut


Newcastle United striker Michael Owen will miss Saturday’s pre-season friendly at Carlisle after sustaining a thigh injury in training.

The 27-year-old is is expected to return within within 10 days so will miss the Celtic game but should be ready for the big pre-season game against Juventus on Sunday, 29th July.

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Michael Owen – injured.

Sam Allardyce said today regarding Michael’s injury:

“Hopefully, it will be no more than 10 days and he should be back.

It may be a little early for the Celtic match, but we hope he will be fit to face Juventus on the Sunday.”

Michael seems to get these little niggles that keeps him out of games at the last minute – we wonder if Sam’s staff can put something in place for Michael – maybe a special fitness program so he doesn’t get these types of injuries. It’s also Sam’s first injury sustained to his squad – and we’ll watch these closely.

Sam Allardyce also said he would speak to Kieron Dyer following speculation yesterday that West Ham were preparing an offer for the 28-year-old.

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Kieron Dyer

Sam talked about the expected West Ham bid for Kieron:

“I suppose I will have to have a chat and a conversation with Kieron to see if he thinks there is anything in it and if there is, we will discuss it privately from there.

“But at the moment, there is no bid from West Ham, so until Alan Curbishley rings me or the chief executive rings (chief operating officer) Russell Cushing, then there would be no discussion.

“It has been rumored in the papers and sometimes there is no smoke without fire.

“But if there’s a bid going to come in, I would probably expect a phone call either today or over the weekend because they have lost one of their new players.”

Big Sam also mentioned that Geremi will make his debut tomorrow in the game at Carlisle United and James Milner will have his first run out of the season.

Sam said:

“We’ll give James and Geremi a run-out at some point against Carlisle.”

“It’ll be their first football of the pre-season so we won’t be asking too much of them.”

Comments always welcome.



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12 comments so far

  • Steve B

    Jul 20, 2007 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #1

    He’s always bloody injured!!!

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  • Bigted28

    Jul 20, 2007 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #2

    Dyer will get injured by the weekend yet………..

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  • Keep Oba

    Jul 20, 2007 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #3

    Owen is always injured…I just hope its not a hamstring injury which has had more of than the types of beer in Belgium. This is one of the main reasons behind my Oba over Owen rants from a month ago is that whatever you think of Oba, he at least will probably not miss nearly as much time as Owen inevitably will. Plus he can rocket shots with both feet. (Save me the “but his first touch is ____” routine I have heard over and over about Oba…his job is to score goals and in his first year for a Prem team he got 17. I wish the best for Owen and hope he can score many many goals for Newcastle…but we all gotta pray his legs hold up.

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  • Duncan Disorderly

    Jul 20, 2007 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #4

    oh quelle surprise!

    The Club Captain should be the first player on the team sheet, not the first into the treatment room!

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  • big pea ov the weab

    Jul 20, 2007 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #5

    9 million looks good for a crocked player sell him sam selllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll him now

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  • Hog

    Jul 20, 2007 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #6

    whoa whoa whoa…….a minor overreaction perhaps?

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  • Gary

    Jul 20, 2007 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #7

    What is your source about Milner and Geremi? icNewcastle says Milner is out for Carlisle

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  • Rich

    Jul 20, 2007 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #8

    blessing in disguise?

    im gutted his injured again, but the bright side is hes def not leaving us 🙂

    at least its a thigh strain, should be back playing within a week, probably would be less time but im sure Sam will be giving Owen plenty of extra time.

    keeping my fingers crossed sam can sort out our injuries… 1 injury in 3 weeks of football… i would say thats a vast improvement so far!!! touch wood!

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  • big pea ov the weab

    Jul 20, 2007 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #9

    overreaction well just wate till the end ov the year then see whos right

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  • geordiejordan

    Jul 20, 2007 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #10

    christ almighty. i almost crapped my pants when i heard that owen is injured again. oh wait nevermind. he’s always injured. i’ll hold my breath for the “20 goals” that is promised for this season… come on sam let’s sign a quality left back and centre back. we could sign alves and some for owen’s money.

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  • craig chisholm

    Jul 20, 2007 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #11

    do you bloody believe it about owen. to be honest, here we are going into the new season and although i am well chuffed with sam being manager and the take over, i can not help but think that we have not really done any buisiness in the transfer market yet. its all been talk so far and we have also spent just about zero as parkers sale off-set barton and half on roza’s sum. so are we really in a better position starting the season than we were last year? our defence is probably weaker than ever as all we have is roza and the rest were already there. plus we have let bramble nad moore go – although they are shite i know, the point being though, that we have less bloody numbers than last year. plus for all we know roza could turn out to be a donkey in the prem – many of them do as the pace takes them all by suprise. we really need another centre half and left back desperatley, until then we have no real defence. plus donkey babayaro is out already so we really have no -one at all at left back as bernard was also let go. i am not as confident as i was a month ago about the new season and that is the truth. we have done nothing to sort the defence out despite all the talk. owen staying is great but in reality will we even get more than half of the season’s games out of him as he is so injury prone. we need a big name proven prem defender signing ASAP.

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  • nightfall

    Jul 21, 2007 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #12

    it looks like sam’s selling dyer…

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