Weâ€™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
Weâ€™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, weâ€™re sure thatâ€™s exactly what he wants to do. A poor game on Saturday – as far as his finishing goes â€“ will not deter Michael from doing just that.
Michaelâ€™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 weâ€™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.
Hereâ€™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.