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Owen – Confidence Up After Fulham Game

11:06 am, Friday, March 28th, 2008 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 14 Comments

Michael Owen returns to White Hart Lane on Sunday for the first time since breaking his foot in a collision with Tottenham and England goalkeeper Paul Robinson, more than two years ago.

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Michael Owen – returns to Tottenham for first time after foot injury

That kept Michael Owen out for the rest of the season, and he finally just made it back for England’s World Cup games, but then got that terrible injury to his knee against Sweden in June, and was out almost another year after that. The trials and tribulations of being a professional footballer.

But Michael is back helping Newcastle now, and he talked to Newcastle World TV this morning about that particular injury:

“The injury won’t be on my mind because it’s part and parcel of being a footballer,” “But you take the good things from different stadiums – sometimes you have scored a few goals there and you feel good, but the bad things you put to the back of your mind.”

“It was a freak accident and Paul Robinson landed on my foot with all his weight and momentum.” “Looking back it was the catalyst really for a series of injuries because, even though I didn’t come back too early before my knee went, it was a catalog (of injuries) after that.”

“It was a disappointing time but I’m back and fit now and will only be thinking about getting a result for Newcastle on Sunday.”

“We’ve managed to turn things around a little bit with our last two results so the only thing on my mind will be keeping that run going.” “It will be tough because Spurs are a great side, but we’ve got our belief back and we’re hoping to nick something.”

“I remember scoring a goal and winning there with Liverpool so, of course, it would be nice to have the same outcome on Sunday,” “But confidence is up after the Fulham game.” “Winning is a great feeling because you can go home and take the wife out and enjoy yourself.”

“If you lose it’s a case of watching TV, twiddling your thumbs, going to bed and waking up with a sore head.” “It’s been a big week for everyone at the club and it was reward for all the hard work we have put in.”

Newcastle definitely need to keep the run going and we cannot fall back on the mediocre performances we’ve given too many times this season. If we play up to our recent good standards we should be able to get something out of the game on Sunday. A draw would be good and a win would be fantastic.

What we cannot afford to do is slip back and be beaten again by a number of goals. We have to not only get points on the board, but also improve that woeful goal difference too.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 the northern monkey // Mar 28, 2008 at 11:18 AM

    we all know that our goal difference is woefull but i am still convinced that we have a goal fest amongst us before the season’s out, FEAR NO-ONE, WORK AS A TEAM and GET RESULTS. would like t see us go on a glenn roeder type of run. anyone?

  • 2 Ausgeordie // Mar 28, 2008 at 11:21 AM

    Yee ha! Another win would be amazing although I think we would be happy with a competitive performance. If we got three here we’d be safe as our remaining fixtures would definatly be played with confidence and could result in some goals.

  • 3 joel // Mar 28, 2008 at 12:09 PM

    why dont we bid for kerlon

  • 4 cam_Toon // Mar 28, 2008 at 12:18 PM

    the northern monkey … Dont you mean the BIG Al / Glen run.

  • 5 Betting on the Toon // Mar 28, 2008 at 12:51 PM

    Well it’s a tough place to go at the best of times but a result is achievable. Many would settle for a draw but if we could grab all three points that would be an amazing win. Spurs are a funny side and, after winning the Carling Cup, they’ve had quite a few off days. If they have another one this weekend then I think they are there for the taking.

  • 6 James // Mar 28, 2008 at 1:01 PM

    “Owen , still Owen, oh, what a pass, he splits the defense…….here comes Martins….what a goal…..Martins wins it for Newcastle….”

    Sunday 30th March v Spurs

    :-)

  • 7 Davies // Mar 28, 2008 at 1:07 PM

    A winnable game, but I won’t be disappointed with a draw. We may only just be picking up momentum, but remember who’s in our team.

    It’s nice to be able to be optimistic about a match against a good team for a change.

  • 8 ELFER // Mar 28, 2008 at 1:23 PM

    spurs are up and down…once fantastic and unstoppable althought the opposite shoot 4 goals!!! but then poor and loose…on sunday I hope there again poor, but I guess it would be hard!

  • 9 James // Mar 28, 2008 at 1:38 PM

    Nzogbia will probably head to the home dressing room and refuse to come out for us.

  • 10 John // Mar 28, 2008 at 1:43 PM

    very true james…. Zog is definately gone there in the summer. I reckon we should get at leats 8 million for him

  • 11 simen // Mar 28, 2008 at 1:47 PM

    Hahaha James! I can see him sitting in the dressing room holding on to the bench while Keegan and probably Faye tries to drag him out! ;) I have to laugh, but don’t like it. Hate Tottenham!

  • 12 James // Mar 28, 2008 at 1:47 PM

    John – having his attitude around the training ground must annoy the rest of the players when they are in this tough situation. Not sure about a fee though. It sounds like KK might try and do a straight swap for Dawson or Bent.

  • 13 Leo // Mar 28, 2008 at 2:30 PM

    kerlon is too soft for the premiership, he would get pushed off the ball too easily

  • 14 Tom_Toon // Mar 28, 2008 at 3:41 PM

    Kerlon has also been out on and off for almost 2 years in his 3 and a half year career, seal dribble, pfft thats all he can do.




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