Keegan – Owen Will Always Score Goals

It’s no secret that Kevin Keegan has taken a shine to Michael Owen since he arrived back at the club, and Owen to his credit, seems to be repaying that faith with some really good performances for Newcastle United.


Michael Owen – repaying faith in him shown by King Kev

Keegan told Newcastle World TV today:

“It does not matter who Michael Owen is playing for he will always score goals,” “It amazes me how people want to keep trying to knock him.”

“Look at his goal record, at Liverpool it was unbelievable, at Real Madrid it was unbelievable, with England it’s unbelievable, and here again – it’s unbelievable.”

“Yet people still knock him.” “But Michael is not the sort to feel sorry for himself and he just keeps going.”

“That is why I think he is a great captain for this club because you need someone who is bulletproof, and Michael Owen certainly is bulletproof.”

We’re not sure his goals record here is unbelievable at Newcastle (yet) although we know Michael has had his fair share of injuries since he arrived three years ago. Michael now has made 40 appearances for Newcastle, with 34 starts and 15 goals. So in retrospect that’s not too bad, after all.

But we still need for him to fire in those goals in the 7 games remaining because even though we did ourselves a lot of good against Fulham last Saturday, we’re still not safe from the drop – not yet.

Comments welcome.

9 comments so far

  • Leo

    Mar 27, 2008 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #1

    its unbelievable considering the injuries, if he continues his impressive scoring spree of recent times then it will certainly be

  • HeronMag

    Mar 27, 2008 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #2

    KK is right. I’ve been saying this for weeks. Owen is the most natural goalscorer in the premiership apart from Jermaine Defoe.

    Owen’s footballing brain is twice as fast as most of his team-mates. I just hope Oba can learn from him and develop his game. If he can learn the tricks of the trade from Owen, Martins could be a world class striker.

  • paulthepom

    Mar 27, 2008 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #3

    if he has a good team around him he will score goals galore.even shearer would have struggled in our team this season up until the last few games.

  • ToonKing

    Mar 27, 2008 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #4

    Stand up if you love Mickey !!!!!!…… *standing up*

  • Spot The Zebra

    Mar 27, 2008 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #5

    Owens recent perfomances playing in a deeper role perhaps shows why KK is so highly regarded among Newcastle fans.Keegan quickly realised Owen was under performing and lacking confidence.Michael has lost a bit of pace so Kev asks him to play in an area where he can use his best abilities to the full.Not only does he now look like the ideal link between midfield and attack that we were so sadly missing but his ability to ghost into the box late on to score goals reminds me so much of Gary Speed and Tim Cahill at their very best.
    Absolute class KK.

    p.s. Thank goodness he benched Smudger aswell.I dont think its such a coincidence our results have improved since.

  • SB

    Mar 27, 2008 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #6

    *standing up*

  • James

    Mar 27, 2008 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #7

    *standing up*

  • paul g

    Mar 27, 2008 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #8

    *standing up*

  • James

    Mar 27, 2008 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #9

    Spot the Zebra – completely agree. KK’s decision to switch his role has been a masterstroke.


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