Michael Owen Interviewed By NY Times

There is a good article on Newcastle United and Michael Owen in the New York Times today.


Michael Owen – interviewed last week by the NY Times

Michael Owen was apparently interviewed last Wednesday from his home just outside Chester.

Michael talked about this season at Newcastle United:

“Every season has a different story, and if it wasn’t for the last six weeks or so, it would have been a very disappointing season,” “The team was not playing well, and it wasn’t very enjoyable.”

“But when you’re winning, you enjoy the game more, you get on with people better and appreciate your teammates more. The last six weeks, with a new manager, have been a big lift in confidence. We’ve gone on a fantastic run. With that, there’s now a feel-good factor.”

“We’ve been playing a formation with me roaming behind two strikers,” “I’ve always known I can play in that position, but I’ve always been in striking position in the past. Now I’m in between the midfielder and the attacking players.”

Owen of course has one year left on a contract that pays him more than $20M (dollars) a year. Newcastle’s number one priority in the summer is to sign Michael to another 4 year contract and we think that will happen.

Owen continued:

“I can’t pretend I get satisfaction coming in 10th in the league,” Owen said. “That’s something I want to get back into my career — winning more games than losing and challenging for honors.”

It’s not too often that there are articles on premier League clubs in the NY Times but it’s a good artcile – we’ve just used Michael’s quotes here – if you want to read the NY Times article – which reviews the newcastle season and our great revival – here it is – under the title – Revival for Owen, and Renewal for Newcastle

We’re sure that if Kevin Keegan can build a team like he did the first time around at Newcastle, we’ll get tons of excellent publicity all around the world – we just know that will happen because it’s now a global world and football is the global sport.

Comments welcome.

Note: notice how they are confused as to whether Chester is in England or Wales – they seem to have it in both countries 😀

11 comments so far

  • ScottyT

    Apr 29, 2008 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #1

    well plan for next few seasons has to be to get some quality players in this summer and get rid of the deadwood. then next season got to challenge for a top 6 spot. over the next few season need to keep building our squad in the positions wer not great in and keep adding quality whilst bringing in future stars and youngsters into the first team.

    then hopefully as our squad has strengthened and weve had a few solid european finishes. we can challenge the top 4 in about 4 or 5 years time perhaps. thats the plan anyways id say lol.

    of course a good cup run is essential and how brilliant and deserving it would be for keegan to win a trophy for us. probably wont happen cos it never does but youve got to hope.

  • Leo

    Apr 29, 2008 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #2

    well it seems like we are getting good coverage in america, new york times is a big thing that we have a player being interview in it.

  • Hamas (51times)

    Apr 29, 2008 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #3

    Hope he signs a new contract.

  • Fernando

    Apr 29, 2008 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #4

    Looking at our goal difference this season, if martins and owen scores 10 more each we’d have a positive goal difference around 10 equating to 7 or 8th place.

    If we spend 40 mill euros on ronaldinho plus another 20 gaols.. woah.

    i know dreaming again sorry to the guys who dislike dreamers.

    Plus metzelder or whoever to strengthen our defence. WHOAH! we’d be challenging if not winning things

  • Hamas (51times)

    Apr 29, 2008 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #5

    Ronaldinho wouldn’t come here and even if he did he’d be out clubbing all the time like at Barca, so f*ck that tbh.

  • matt

    Apr 29, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #6

    yeah ronaldinho has the attributes of a kluivert in my opinion… has the undoubted skill and pedegree to become a legend at any club…but would rather pick up the money and sh*t on the team and supporters

  • Hamas (51times)

    Apr 29, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #7

    Sky Sports say we’re going to offer £14m for Gomis.

  • ronaldeano

    Apr 29, 2008 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #8

    I think im better that Kluivert! Id also take the money but i wouldent s**t on the fans 🙂

  • james partan

    Apr 29, 2008 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #9

    haha ronaldinho in blu bamboo, quick curry in the curry capital (bet hed have and extra naan ) and then on to aspers to blow his wages , it would b funny for a while

  • Shaz

    Apr 29, 2008 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #10

    owen is getting good coverage in america.nobody cares about Newcastle.and that interviews is 4 days old.

  • Reb

    Apr 29, 2008 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #11

    For once, Shaz has a tiny fragment of a point. The article was prompted by another, which covered Owen’s new position as an international spokesperson for Stanford Financial Group, and his resultant participation in the Stanford St. Jude’s Pro-Am Golf Tournament in June. More proof that Michael Owen is marketable as f*** — he’s even being marketed in America, where the lad is virtually unheard of because when it comes to “soccer” the average Americans only know the fame-wh*re Beckham, Manchester United and Chelsea.

    Surely with press like this, even in places like America, the board will realize that Owen is the kind of player that Newcastle need to continue and complete this “revival”. Re-sign the lad. Both on and off the pitch, he’s a player Newcastle desperately need to keep hold of.


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