Newcastle Captaincy Good For Owen

Michael Owen has always said he would love to be the Newcastle United captain, and we think there are many benefits to Michael staying captain at the moment.

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Michael Owen – good thing to be Newcastle’s captain right now

Kevin Keegan has given the captaincy immediately to one of England’s best strikers, and Owen has made no secret of the fact he wants to remain the Newcastle skipper.

Keegan has also told reporters he could offer Owen the captaincy on a long-term basis, if Owen wants the arm-band, so we think things are all set for Michael to continue in the job, and we’re just fine with that.

Michael has spoken to Newcastle World TV today, about his pride in leading out the Newcastle team:

“The gaffer came to me before the Bolton game and asked if I wanted to be captain,” “It was a surprise to be honest but of course I said yes.”

“It was a tremendous honor and, at 28, it’s a role I’m ready for and I’d love to continue.”

We think the captaincy can be a good thing for Michael, because it gives him some responsibility at the club, and can also help him regain his scoring prowess, which the club badly needs right now. If he can return to his form of old, the stage is all set for Michael to sign an extended contract at the club.

Michael has already said he doesn’t want to go anywhere, with Kevin Keegan at the helm of the Geordie Nation.

A goal or two tomorrow against Arsenal would be a good place to start for Michael – that’s for sure.

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