Michael Owen has talked to Sky Sports today, and said that the Newcastle players haven’t go a leg to stand on when it comes to responding to the criticism being directed to the players. How right he is.
Michael Owen – players haven’t got a leg to stand on
Owen told Sky Sports News today:
“Let’s not think Newcastle are in this position every year,” “It’s strange for Newcastle as well to be at the wrong end of the table.â€ “It’s a frustrating time for myself, it’s a frustrating time for the club and we need to get some results to stave off the criticism.â€
“We’re sitting ducks at the minute. People can criticize me and people can criticize the club and anyone they want, and we haven’t got a leg to stand on in reply.â€
“I’ve had some great times in my career. At 28, I’d like to think there’s plenty of great times ahead.â€
“But, first things first, we need to pick up some results for Newcastle and get all this negative talk away from us really.”
The way the club has performed this season probably deserves criticism, but to us none more so than the players. The players who don’t seem to care a hoot.
It’s one thing we cannot put up with at Newcastle United it’s players who don’t give 100% or hide out under the pretense they cannot play because they are injured.
But the club has also taken some missteps and the risk of replacing Sam Allardyce by Kevin Keegan has not so far paid off. In fact it’s come back to bite us.
But those are good and truthful words from Michael Owen – because he’s dead right, and the players will need to do their talking on the pitch.
We’ve heard too many of them this season say how things are going to get better – guess what – they haven’t, not at all.
In fact they’ve got worse.