Owen Near To Newcastle Contract Talks

Michael Owen was interviewed by Sky Sports after his goal brace this afternoon against Sunderland.


Michael Owen – contract talks will begin soon

Michael Owen was asked if he wanted to stay at Newcastle United and he said:

“In doing my skipper’s notes in the match program I stated that to the fans,”

“Talks haven’t begun yet, the manager has pulled me to one side and said he wanted me to stay and the club would be in touch soon and that’s where we stand.”

“I haven’t spoken to the club yet but obviously I would think in the close season then maybe they will approach me or my advisor.”

Owen scored his first this afternoon after just 4 minutes, when he headed in from 10 yards out. He also admitted he was a little lucky when his penalty, after 45 minutes, just squeezed beyond Craig Gordon, the Sunderland goalkeeper.

Michael continued:

“I’ve only played in one (derby) before due to horrendous luck with injuries in my time here and that was a draw at the Stadium of Light, so it’s great to get the victory here,”

“I was going to place it but Joey (Barton) put a seed of doubt in my mind, he said ‘blast it, he’ll go early’.”

“So I blasted it and it went a bit too low but sneaked in and when you are confident and your luck is going for you, these things happen.”

Well it’s 12 goals for Michael this season with 6 goals in his last 6 games, in which Newcastle are unbeaten, and have earned 14 points to make them mathematically safe from relegation.

With 3 games left Newcastle can still get another 9 points and hit the 51 points mark – which will be remarkable given the season has been so disappointing.

4 comments so far

  • wsq

    Apr 20, 2008 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #1

    get another scorer with 20 goals or more a season, we will be set for eufa cup. double digits from the midfield we will be set for going all the way in the cup competition.

    further from that is asking too much.

    thank the messiah, we have the pleasure to be optimistic about a few things again. next season the 5th or 6th and a good run in the cup games would be a massive improvement and a good step forward.

  • gordond

    Apr 20, 2008 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #2

    I he signs & keeps injury free it will probably be our best signing next season

  • Ian

    Apr 21, 2008 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #3

    As long as it isnt silly money which sets the standard for us to be overpaying mugs then I would like to see Owen stay, he is starting to behave in front of the media like the star he should be, on the pitch he is the only player who can keep the same passing tempo as Martins and Owen looks like the professional we paid millions for on the pitch (except when taking penalties) should have been Viduka.
    We need one more striker though, if it isnt a superstar then we need someone cheap and dependable just in case of injury, Jason Roberts or similar for £2m would do if we arent intending buying another top striker.
    Otherwise all it will take is one or more of our strikers to be injured and we will be dropping in the tables again.
    Viduka and Martins were marked out of the game by Sunderland, the third striker was the reason we won, if the third striker had been Carroll or Ameobi would we still have won?

  • Leo

    Apr 21, 2008 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #4

    he does go on runs though, so next time he is off form dont go shouting for his head


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