Michael Owen Will Produce Goods at Newcastle

We’re a little fed up with reading all the disaster laden news about Newcastle United, since Saturday’s dire defeat against Blackburn Rovers, after we had played them off the park for 90 minutes.


Michael Owen – he will produce the goods when it matters

We’re in some trouble with relegation, there’s no doubt about that, and we’re just 3 points above the drop zone. It’s also a total shock that we are in this position in the league, after we all had such high hopes last August.

But we can still fight our way out of this, and be safe well before the end of the season.

And although Michael Owen, by his own admission, missed a multitude of chances on Saturday, he still remains our best bet to get the goals that will save us. As captain of the club, we’re sure that’s exactly what he wants to do. A poor game on Saturday – as far as his finishing goes – will not deter Michael from doing just that.

Michael’s made of stern stuff, and with Keegan now at the club (he has total confidence in Michael’s goal-scoring abilities) – the stage is set for Owen to come back and help Newcastle escape the drop. Once we’ve done that, we can go on to bigger and better things at Newcastle, using the funds Mike Ashley will no doubt provide in the summer.

Here’s what Michael said on the disastrous result on Saturday – which was nevertheless an excellent display from the team overall:

“It was a cruel end,” “We had plenty of chances, myself being the main culprit. We deserved to win.”“I’ve probably been the reason why we didn’t pick up the three points, having missed those five chances. But football’s like that.”

The first thing I did when I went into the changing room was to say that and hold my hands up. I should have put it far beyond Blackburn.”

“But there are positives even though we are nearer the relegation zone now and we have lost another game,”

“After Manchester United and Aston Villa, there really was little to take out of the game. But on Saturday we played really well and I blame myself for not taking any (chances).”

‘The missed chances were nothing to do with any pressure. I’m used to handling pressure having played at the top level for quite a while.”

We still have faith in Michael Owen, and he still obviously has faith in his own abilities, we’re sure of that. We expect Michael to come of age at Newcastle, and start to score some vitals goals for us in the games remaining this season.

Comments welcome.

44 comments so far

  • cooldj

    Mar 3, 2008 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #1

    wall virginity this time hammy

  • cooldj

    Mar 3, 2008 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #2

    “We’re a little fed up with reading all the disaster laden news about Newcastle United since Saturday’s dire defeat against Blackburn after we had played them off the park for 90 minutes.”

    Ed, i think it was nearer 89 minutes actually!!

  • Hadji

    Mar 3, 2008 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #3

    Ed…What’s the point of him scoring one goal when our defence’s gonna concede 3

  • scott9

    Mar 3, 2008 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #4

    just think how much goods he would produce if he had a decnt strike partner with him and not smith if only viduka could stay fit it would be a perfect partenership we need a target man in the summer to play with michael even if we just got heskey in it would be a great signing considering the amount of goals owen would get with heskey beside him

  • ken from jarrow

    Mar 3, 2008 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #5

    We are playing well now, only need to put the ball in the box. As long as blackburn wasn’t a one of performance we will be ok. Keep the faith


    Mar 3, 2008 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #6

    Owen is class his record speaks for itself for england and everywhere else he’s been. but with having fat sam who ruined martins and owen. with injuries and a joke of a defence not many players are going to stand out

  • ToonUSA

    Mar 3, 2008 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #7

    I can swear i have seen this head line several times before “Michael Owen Will Produce Goods at Newcastle” lets hope the next one will read “Michael Owen Producing Goods at Newcastle”

  • tdt

    Mar 3, 2008 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #8

    reserves win 3-0, carroll brace, 1 owngoal 🙂 put feckin andy up wi mini mick

  • Punk Skunk

    Mar 3, 2008 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #9

    Good win for the reserves over neverton!..

  • CJ

    Mar 3, 2008 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #10

    Tdt-100% agree Carroll has got to start he won’t let anybody down and is far better on the ground and in the air than the most inefective striker in the lge Smith.

  • daiv

    Mar 3, 2008 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #11

    KK will send NUFC down. he thinks Smudger is golddust and will never drop him. Golddust is me quoting KK. We are doomed cos the manager is mad.

  • Punk Skunk

    Mar 3, 2008 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #12

    Ho’way Andy, show us what y’got!..

  • tdt

    Mar 3, 2008 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #13

    yeh CJ. daiv thats abit harsh, hopefully smudge will bust his leg then its problem solved! same goes for butt 🙂

  • daiv

    Mar 3, 2008 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #14

    Hopefully somebody will lop off Smith and Butt and Bartons legs with an axe. Then we will stay up. KK will send us down because he keeps picking these “names” who are basically clowns and has beens. KK was very special but is noiw a clown. Anybody who calls Smith “golddust” is clearly having a psychotic incident and needs to be deemed.

  • CJ

    Mar 3, 2008 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #15

    Daiv- I don’t think KK will take us down but i definately think KK is scared to drop Smith and Barton as he say’s they have great attitudes which i disagree.

    Smith is a Manchester United reject that got relegated with Leeds and has done fook all since joining us except from getting pointless bookings.

    Barton was Manchester City’s best player for the last 2-3 years but that is not hard as they had a shocking team and if he was there now he prob would not make the bench plus he is a fookin scouse scumbag who bullys children i hope he gets raped in jail.

  • daiv

    Mar 3, 2008 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #17

    There is now no doubt NUFC is a poor team and may be relegated. 4 points off the relegation places last season and who knows what will happen this season. Two seasons near the bottom. The stats do not lie over 2 seasons. We need to build over the comong years and not talk bollocks abouit NUFC being a massive team. A very well supported team…yes… but that does not qualify for being massive. Theere are teams in Africa that get 60,000 supporters. They are crap as well.

  • Marty

    Mar 3, 2008 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #18

    Scott9 have you seen heskey play???Yes he will hold the ball up as he is strong n big but couldnt kick snow off a rope!!!
    We have had enough donkeys being signed by the club,time to get quality

  • Tripp

    Mar 3, 2008 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #19


    We are, apparently, the World’s 14th richest team. That means something. We’re certainly not massive in terms or performance though. I’ll defo grant you that one. We’ve got a lot of work to do. The good news is that we don’t have a lot of debt dragging us down. That may well be important in the future.

  • Gloryhunter

    Mar 3, 2008 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #20

    “Michael Owen Will Produce Goods at Newcastle”. What, cheese pasties at Greggs?

  • Gordon d

    Mar 3, 2008 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #21

    i was at SJP on saturday Blackburn had 1 or 2 chances we had 5 or 6 b/burn took theirs but we were good no consolation but pleanty positives lets get right behind the team KEEGAN is the man to take us in the right direction lets get right behind them TOON ARMY

  • Leo

    Mar 3, 2008 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #22

    i think mo has turned a corner, he really looks a different player now under keegan i dont know why he got slated by a few for saterdays game, he gave his all.

    im going to take away ‘i hate nicky butt’ from my name, if he can reproduce his form from the blackburn game consistently then it will stay gone.

  • geordie_jordan

    Mar 4, 2008 at 5:39 AM

    Comment #23

    any news of how the new youngsters are doin? specifically zamblera and kadar???

  • scotty

    Mar 4, 2008 at 6:47 AM

    Comment #24

    Everyone is blaming the defence for all the goals conceeded. I lay blame to CM, or should i say, the lack of it! In the summer we should sell Butt and Emre and Smith and Barton should get another season to prove themselves as most players – even at the top four, need time to adjust.

  • AdamCF

    Mar 4, 2008 at 7:49 AM

    Comment #25

    Time of Owen to produce the goods.. time, hmmm.. should’ve already. Not worth a penny of the 100k odd wage he gets.

  • big pea ov the weab

    Mar 4, 2008 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #26

    @ scotty i dont think we will get much for butt or smith and as for barton who the hell would buy him he is a complete no no for clubs lets just loan them out to jarrow roofing or some other team of that standered

  • ronaldeano

    Mar 4, 2008 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #27

    Big Pea, what does WEAB stand for?

  • Eric

    Mar 4, 2008 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #28

    KK is not listening. He has got his favourites. The same ones Fat Sam the Sham had. How come our best scorers for the season hardly play?

  • Bill F

    Mar 4, 2008 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #29

    Just as a matter of curiousity Ed, what time of day do you start to work on your blog. West coast America must be about 7 hours behind us, so if your first one appears around 2pm our time (BST) it must be about 7am your time. I’m assuming you do not stay up all night doing it.

  • Ed Harrison

    Mar 4, 2008 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #30

    Bill F – about 4:30 am east coast time in US.

  • obafemimartins

    Mar 4, 2008 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #31

    we should play harper first team until he retires because he is BETTER than given and now he will prove it. Would anyone object to this starting lineup for the rest of the season?

    Harper, Beye, Cacapa, Diatta(if we get him),Enrique, Milner, Faye (DM), N’zogbia (AM), Duff, Owen, Carroll/Martins

  • obafemimartins

    Mar 4, 2008 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #32

    tom_toon i bet if you asked him to do that again he couldnt do it either

  • Hadji

    Mar 4, 2008 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #33

    If Zhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_yFOO6zZQU
    Replacement for Zoggy in case he leaves

  • AdamCF

    Mar 4, 2008 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #34

    Ahhhh… YouTube. Makes everyone an expert.

  • Hadji

    Mar 4, 2008 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #35

    Adam…You’re right about that no doubt about it.But this guy is highly rated in Brazil and some top teams are interested for him such as Porto,Sevilla,and these 2 teams in the last 3 years have never made bad buys.
    I have a lot of Brazilian friends where i work and they told me that he’s one of the top talents in Brazil.And all of them hate Flamengo.
    But you’re right,sometimes some players look like experts on Youtube.

  • AdamCF

    Mar 4, 2008 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #36

    I wasn’t talking about the players.. but you do make a good point.

  • Ian

    Mar 4, 2008 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #37

    In my opinion Martins is still the more dangerous of the two, however Owen played brilliantly against Blackburn and if he keeps playing at that level then I would agree with the other pro-Owen comments. Martins passing and holding the ball for opportunities before passing was very high quality considering it is his first game back after injury and he wasnt on for the full 90 minutes, good defending from Blackburn stopped some excellent one touch passes to players on goal, including the header which was going directly to Owen until a defender ran in and just managed to knock it out for a corner. Martins has set up some brilliant goals in the past and i think Owen will get a few from Martins once they have had a few more minutes in real matches together.

    Funny though the commentators didnt seem to pick up on how good those passes and defending was.

    Owen in the Blackburn game was looking like a £100k per week player, everyone tells me he just needs 10 or 11 games, but it is funny that he picked up his play the first game Martins appears, I would like to think that Martins prescence on the bench had nothing to do with it, but…

  • Ian

    Mar 4, 2008 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #38

    ps I dont think we should sell Butt as he is the only midfielder we have who can score, he should be brought on for part of the match only as he is getting slower, I thought we were stupid selling Sibieski as he was the best goalscoring midfielder we had and all we needed to do was give him a 2 year contract, we should keep Butt and buy a better replacement player who can score, then make sure he can before Butt could possibly leave as we may have to keep putting Butt on the pitch for the last 15 minutes until the new midfielder finds the goal. We should never sell goalscorers unless we are sure the replacement can score, take off the odd goal scored by the likes of Taylor and Butt then look where we would be now!!

  • HeronMag

    Mar 4, 2008 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #39

    I’m sick and tired of the pessimists trying to bring down the mood of the toon and claim that Owen isn’t good enough. Every time I see Owen he stands out because he can think 10 times faster than our midfielders. That’s the reason he looks better for England. It’s not that he lacks commitment to Newcastle (wouldn’t he have left by now?) it’s that when he plays for England he’s got players on a similar wavelength. I have complete faith that it’ll be Michael Owen who starts banging in the goals that’ll stave off relegation.

  • Ian

    Mar 4, 2008 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #40

    Heron mag, I think it will be Martins. Although Owen picked up his game to an excellent level at Blackburn, either player will do for me though.


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