Owen Appeals To Supporters For Support


Newcastle captain Michael Owen has appealed to the St James’ crowd for their full support for 90 minutes at tomorrow’s vital game.

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Michael Owen – scoring against Wigan – team needs crowd’s support

Michael spoke to the Evening Chronicle today:

“The crowd are important for us tomorrow – more so than ever.”

“Last week they were great, and one of the first things the manager said afterwards was about the crowd. He told us how they never booed and how they were with us all the way through.”

“If we’re going to get out of this confidence crisis or run of results, whatever you choose to describe it, it’s not just important for the players to stick together.”

“It’s important for everyone to stick together and do it for the manager.” “And the crowd can do their bit.” “The last thing we want is the crowd on our back.” “Some people can handle that and it’s water off a duck’s back.”

“But it can make others go into their shell.” “The fans, as they always do, got behind us last Saturday.” “And if they are behind us again, it will help us get out of the situation we are in.” “I know I don’t need to ask them because they are always supportive.”

“The manager said as long as you show determination, a will to win and that you are wholehearted in the challenges you make then our fans will support you even if you make a mistake.”

“That’s the beauty of it.”

“If the fans stick with us and we stick together as team on the field and don’t argue or blame each other – if we are all united – we will start to pick up points.”

Well, we’re all in this together, and there’s no better support at home than at Newcastle United, that’s a certainty. And we expect the crowd to be right behind the team tomorrow.

But as Michael points out, the players have to come out and also do their part on the pitch, showing the correct fighting attitude and spirit.  If we can do that, we’ll be well on our way to all 3 points.

What do you think?

Comments very welcome.



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43 comments so far

  • cooldj

    Feb 29, 2008 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #1

    🙂

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  • tdt

    Feb 29, 2008 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #2

    yep

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  • Ian

    Feb 29, 2008 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #3

    I like his change of spirit, seems like the captains armband is giving him a little passion or is he warming to the North East??

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  • tdt

    Feb 29, 2008 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #4

    hope so

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  • CRAIGG

    Feb 29, 2008 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #5

    I think he has said for a while He, his wife and kids settled well in the north-east its the papers making out he wants to leave every five minutes

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  • Tom Cairns

    Feb 29, 2008 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #6

    I dont think its a change in spirit at all, except before when he was injured people doubted him for no reason but now he is captain he has to be more vocal so we can see how dedicated he is. Ill never know why so many people got on his back through no fault of his own.

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  • ronaldeano

    Feb 29, 2008 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #7

    the papers are arseholes Craig 🙂

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  • cooldj

    Feb 29, 2008 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #8

    🙂

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  • Graeme

    Feb 29, 2008 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #9

    When Owen is fit, he’s a formidable striker who will always score goals. To help him out, I would like to see Andy Carroll at CF and Martins playing as well.

    To win the match we have to score goals and with 3 on the front line who can all score, it will give their defence something to think about. ATTACK, ATTACK, ATTACK.

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  • CRAIGG

    Feb 29, 2008 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #10

    Tell me something i dont know Ronaldeano

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  • cooldj

    Feb 29, 2008 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #11

    🙂

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  • tdt

    Feb 29, 2008 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #12

    ye but we’ve got 2 have a DM to cover our weak defence, and an AM to create (ie emre), so to have 4-4-3 we couldnt have those as well as 2 wingers, 3 up front, is, in principle good but how would u solve the stated problem Graeme? or any1 else??

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  • CRAIGG

    Feb 29, 2008 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #13

    Do you think Blackburn would complain if we played 12 players TDT ?

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  • tdt

    Feb 29, 2008 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #14

    lol maybe… sorry 4-3-3! 🙂

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  • tdt

    Feb 29, 2008 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #15

    think we might need it tho 🙁

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  • cooldj

    Feb 29, 2008 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #16

    probably wouldn’t alter the result either way…

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  • Hadji

    Feb 29, 2008 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #17

    A must win for us.I’d say 2-0 for us

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  • cooldj

    Feb 29, 2008 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #18

    must wins don’t always turn out to be actual wins…

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  • nomis_jade

    Feb 29, 2008 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #19

    There is no doubt in my mind waht the team will be tomorrow. Emre an Dukes and Given are both still out so i reckon it will be this team,
    Harper
    Beye Taylor Feye Enrique
    Milner Butt nzog Duff
    Smith Owen

    I cant see KK leaving butt and smith out but hopefully, if the gods a shining on us he will swap butt for barton and smith for oba. It seems to me this is the easies decision a manager could ever be faced with. Owen and martins could terrorise the blackburn centre halves but we must pass it through them, not hoof it up to them. Hence barton, who is a far superior passer to butt should be in. And please let enrique be on the left!

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  • CRAIGG

    Feb 29, 2008 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #20

    We will win defo 3-0 owen, martins, milner.
    The revival starts now (Tommorow i suppose)

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  • toonjon

    Feb 29, 2008 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #21

    how about if smith and butt play tomo we sign a petition and send it to st james park or make some posters saying “get smith and butt out the team” and go fom their. 🙂

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  • nomis_jade

    Feb 29, 2008 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #22

    And i forgot geremi as an option. I though he was really quite bad for us at the start of the season so i wouldnt startt with him. Even though he played well at the ACON the standard in thos games wasnt nearly as good as the PL. But he could be a useful sub.
    Butt or Geremi, now theres a tough decision!

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  • tdt

    Feb 29, 2008 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #23

    the official website says emre n vodka defo miss out on 2moro’s game, i think duff will start LM, N’zog AM, Milner RM, Geremi DM…

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  • Rich

    Feb 29, 2008 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #24

    tdt i think ur dreaming mate itl be Barton and Butt i hate to say it! Zog left back n Duff left wing al put my house on it!

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  • Rich

    Feb 29, 2008 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #25

    Team should be:

    Harper

    Beye Taylor Cacapa Enrique

    Milner N Zogbia Faye Duff

    Owen Martins

    Subs: Forster, Edgar, Lua Lua, Caroll, Geremi

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  • Paul R

    Feb 29, 2008 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #26

    MAKE OR BREAK NINETIES NOW TIL END OF SEASON AT HOME (AWAY FROM HOME I DONT SEE US GETTING MUCH JOY AT ALL) WE NEED TO WIN EVERY ONE APART FROM CHELSEA GAME TO STAY UP !!

    2-1 TOMORROW TO TOON

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  • Ian

    Feb 29, 2008 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #27

    I wouldnt expect to much on Sat, it will be a new line up which should be better, at the same time Blackburn have been playing the same line up virtually all season and they are superfit and well organised, while I think we will turn the corner and things will improve, it will be asking a lot for everyone to be in tune with each other enough to beat Blackburn.
    If everyone stays fit the games after Liverpool could be good for us.

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  • Rich

    Feb 29, 2008 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #28

    Team will be:
    Harper

    Beye Taylor Faye N Zogbia

    Milner Barton Butt Duff

    Owen Smith

    Subs: Forster, Geremi, Caroll, Cacapa, Martins

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  • Gallowgate Channel

    Feb 29, 2008 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #29

    Not too worried about team selection this week – Kev will know who’s been doing it in training and will no doubt choose accordingly.
    The skipper is absolutely right though – we have to do what we do best tomorrow – get behind the team and roar them to their first win for donkeys…

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  • Ian

    Feb 29, 2008 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #30

    Rich I hope not!! I agree with the team you think it should be.

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  • Rich

    Feb 29, 2008 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #31

    Paul – I d ont think we need to win all our home games to stay up i think 3 wins at home and we are home and dry, probabaly 2 will be enough!32 points will be third bottom if we dont get that we are shite!!

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  • Paul R

    Feb 29, 2008 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #32

    MY TEAM WOULD BE

    ……………………HARPER …………………
    …..BEYE TAYLOR CAPACA ENRIQUE
    ……………………..FAYE……………………..
    MILNER …………………………. N ZOGBIA
    ………….OWEN ………. MARTINS ………….
    …………………. CARROLL ………………..

    I WOULD LIKE TO SEE LUA LUA PLAY ASWELL BUT HE WILL NEVER GET A CHANCE !! SO MY SUBS

    FORSTER EDGAR DUFF LUALUA GEREMI

    2-1 TO TOON !! WE NEED PACE IN OUR TEAM

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  • Rich

    Feb 29, 2008 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #33

    Ian – i hope its not as well, preying infact i really cant see it being anything else though for some strange reason none of us know!!

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  • CRAIGG

    Feb 29, 2008 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #34

    I personally think this will be the team to start tommorow KKs team not mine but:-

    Harper
    Beye Taylor Faye Enrique
    Milner Butt N’Zogbia Duff
    Owen Martins

    Pretty well balanced with left and right footers
    i would start with Barton over Butt and obviously Given and Emre would play but for injury so Harper and Duff will play.

    3-0 To the Toon HOWAY THE LADS

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  • ScottyT

    Feb 29, 2008 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #35

    well as long as joey bartons not on the pitch then thats one part of me happy .. if butt and smith arent on the pitch and enrique is actually given a chance then im fully happy .. agree with the people on here would like to see zog (AM) and faye (DM) in cm and martins and owen upfront for me

    harper
    beye
    edgar
    taylor/cacapa
    enrique
    milner
    zog
    faye
    duff
    owen
    martins

    subs: forster, taylor/cacapa, geremi/butt, lua lua, carroll

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  • CRAIGG

    Feb 29, 2008 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #36

    My team is either (Now no Emre) :-

    Harper
    Beye Taylor Faye Enrique
    Milner Barton N’Zogbia Duff
    Owen Martins

    Subs: Forster, Edgar, Butt, Lua Lua, Carroll

    Or

    Harper
    Beye Taylor Edgar Enrique
    Milner Faye N’Zogbia Duff
    Owen Martins

    Subs: Forster, Cacapa, Barton, Lua Lua, Carroll

    Either way its a toon win 3-0 Owen Milner and Martins.

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  • ScottyT

    Feb 29, 2008 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #37

    agreed with the 2nd team craigg .. 1st team not bad although i just think there should be no place in the club never mind starting lineup for a person who has a drink problem, has a violence problem, has a anger problem and seems to not give a shit about his committment to his managers (sams decision to sign him followed by another ‘incident’) would like to see edgar given a chance as i thought he looked a very good player last season and unlike others i didnt rate huntington but thought edgar looked a different class to him

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  • Bosck

    Feb 29, 2008 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #38

    I would love to see basically the same team as paul r has posted, except carroll just behind the fron 2, but not gonna happen i doubt.

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  • niloc

    Feb 29, 2008 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #39

    come on the toon get into em

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  • Chicken

    Feb 29, 2008 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #40

    Everyone still got Taylor in their teams.

    *shakes head in disbelief*

    If he was Brazilian or Czech he would have been strung up after the Manure game – what’s wrong with you people?

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