Two Goal Hero Owen Enthusiastic About Future

Michael Owen talked to Kevin Keegan last week and Kevin told him what he wants to do at Newcastle, and Owen is enthusiastic about what he heard.


Michael Owen – players enjoy their training at Newcastle

Owen says that recent results and the subsequent huge wave of optimism which has swept the City of Newcastle has given Michael a real feel for what the club and city is all about.

Michael said before todays fantastic win against Sunderland:

“The manager called me into his office a week ago and told me about his plans for the future,”

“He discussed the kind of players he wants to bring in and what ambitions he has for Newcastle United.”

“I was really enthused by what he had to say. Everyone connected with the club is looking forward to next season with great anticipation.”

“These last few weeks have given me a real appreciation of what Newcastle is all about. It has been my best spell since I arrived.”

As far as his contract talks are concerned Michael said:

“At the moment there is nothing on the table for me to consider so it’s hard for me to make a statement about my future.”

“Discussions have not even started yet.”

We’re sure Michael is even more excited after today’s game, in which he is proving all over again that he can continue to score goals at the very top level.

Michael’s two goals now give him 12 goals for the season, and his brace will have impressed new England manager Fabio Capello, who has been watching Michael’s improved form with great interest.

The two goals and the win today have also set up Michael perfectly for his talks with Chris Mort about a new contract at the club.

We hope it can be signed very quickly. Michael has proved himself at Newcastle and deserves a new contract – that’s for sure.

Comments welcome.

16 comments so far

  • wsq

    Apr 20, 2008 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #1

    There’s a new article on this on skysports- his most recent quotations after the match.

    AGAIN they persistently put a NEGATIVE spin on it.

    NO WONDER AVRAM GRANT sulks like a child in front of a press conference!

  • Ivan

    Apr 20, 2008 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #2

    I really hope he signs.

    GO TOON!

  • wsq

    Apr 20, 2008 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #3

    I hope Mike Ashley Will be inspired by our unbeaten run and clean sheets and hands over millions despite Mort’s sage advice. HEHE

  • Michael

    Apr 20, 2008 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #4

    Thats a bit rich coming from the person who just put a negative spin on our win over Sunderland! Im not having a go, but you must agree, surely.

  • Graham

    Apr 20, 2008 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #5

    As Owen said there is no offer on the table and like the proffessional he is he cannot comment about what hasn’y yet been said / offered.

    Sky are just 1 of a number of media sources who would love nothing more than to see Newcastle suffer. There ideal would be to see NUFC, Mackems and smoggies relegated. My ideal is Fulham and Reading.

    Trouble is were on the up, Owen will sign and so will some bloody good footballers during the summer. Roll on August!

  • Graham

    Apr 20, 2008 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #6

    wsq – after disagreeing with everything you have ever said – thats now twice in 2 days i have agreed with you. something must be up

  • Graham

    Apr 20, 2008 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #7

    On a lighter note – is it me just being childish, or is phoning pubs etc in sunderland and just laughing down the phone while the Blaydon Races plays in the background a good laugh?

  • wsq

    Apr 20, 2008 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #8

    negative spin on win. what? that doesnt make sense.

    pointing out our shortcoming isn’t putting negative spin.

    so it’s wrong to point our shortcomings now when we are winning.

    improvement should be a constant.

  • wsq

    Apr 20, 2008 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #9

    Kegan told the BBC: “It wasn’t a classic. We never really got going as a team but the fact we won it tells you we have players like Michael Owen who can get us something.

    “The scoreline of 2-0 was maybe about right but Sunderland fans might say it slightly flattered us.

    “It was a hard game and we were never on easy street despite the early goal and one just before half-time.”

    See even he accepts we weren’t that great.

    nuff said

  • Spyro

    Apr 20, 2008 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #10

    ideally i would like to see Birmingham take the third spot as they have some top player at their team. Imagine getting the likes of DeRidder, Kapo etc for cheap.

  • wsq

    Apr 20, 2008 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #11

    i prefer birmingham staying up, bolton is such a bore to watch.

    in the words of KK “seen better players playing for newcastle” on Kapo and de ridder

    look at the fresh and quality items first.

    ever since souness arived it’s been a policy for newcastle to sign up leftovers.

  • Spyro

    Apr 20, 2008 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #12

    DeRidder is like 23 or something and is class at both RW & LW (Can also play supporting striker role), he would be a good replacement for Zoggy who is most likely gone in the summer.

    put it this way, i would rather have DeRidder than Boussoufa who is average

  • Spyro

    Apr 20, 2008 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #13

    Kapo is class, can create and finish chances, quick, tall and strong. Would be a great addition

  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 20, 2008 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #14

    Bruno Alves, Podolski, a DM, a CAM and a RB/LB.

  • wsq

    Apr 20, 2008 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #15

    i never thot i’d say this.. “we are ok defensively”
    im not in pains thinking about rb lb and cb.

    im thinking CF LW RW AM CM

    but i wont bore u with my wishlist

  • Leo

    Apr 21, 2008 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #16

    yeah i agree wsq defenders if they are younguns wud be good, otherwise keegan will concentrate elsewhere


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